Filimon Ghebretinsae is a project manager and development practitioner who believes that sustainable growth stems from within communities. Filimon is passionate about finding innovative ways to improve community health. At the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, his capstone project was on menstrual hygiene management as a barrier to girls’ education. Prior to his graduate studies, he was a Community Care Coordinator at Seattle Children’s Hospital, working as a nonclinical liaison with families, community providers, and other health advocates within King County.
He developed his project management skills while serving as a Global Health Peace Corps Volunteer. In Kenya, he worked with Rusinga Island Trust in implementing community-wide health education projects on HIV/AIDS and malaria. In Rwanda, he worked with health equipment company DelAgua to lead the distribution of 100,000 water filters and cookstoves.
Filimon holds a dual master’s degree in sustainable international development and global health policy and management from the Heller School at Brandeis University. While earning a bachelor of arts in communication studies from Western Washington University, he spent a term studying in Rwanda.