In 2016, TEPHINET’s parent organization, The Task Force for Global Health, received the Conrad H. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the world’s largest humanitarian award presented to a nonprofit organization for exemplary contributions towards alleviating human suffering. Receiving the award means that The Task Force is now part of the Hilton Prize Coalition, an independent alliance of winners of the Prize working together to advance their missions. The Hilton Prize Coalition (HPC) Fellows Program seeks to develop leaders who can increase the effectiveness of humanitarian organizations.
This year, TEPHINET is proud to host HPC Fellow Stephen Kim. Stephen recently graduated from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health with a master’s degree in Public Health in global health. He has experience in health systems strengthening and public health capacity-building, having previously collaborated on a health summer institute needs assessment study for Emory University Religion and Public Health Collaborative (RPHC). He has also interned at the Georgia Department of Public Health Office of Quality, Performance, and Accreditation, supporting accreditation and State Health Improvement Plans (SHIP).
With already extensive experience in the field, as a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow, Stephen will have the unique opportunity to work alongside TEPHINET to enhance his public health knowledge and leadership skills in preparation for a career in humanitarian development. While at TEPHINET, he will be supporting the development of a new learning strategy for the global FETP community, working closely with the TEPHINET Secretariat and its newly formed FETP Learning Advisory Council.
Congratulations, Stephen, and welcome on board!