We are a dynamic group of individuals who a committed to realizing the human right to health. We don’t subscribe to the idea of “impossible” in global healthcare. Instead, we approach neglected issues from new angles and different perspectives, focusing on the needs of the people affected by the problem. 


Our Leadership

Amanda Zieselman    Executive Director and Co-Founder  Amanda Zieselman is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Health Advocacy Innovations, and has a passion for social justice and medical anthropology, with a focus on people. She graduated from Dartmouth College, with an academic background in neuroscience, anthropology and global health. She has worked with underserved populations in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire.

Amanda Zieselman

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Amanda Zieselman is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Health Advocacy Innovations, and has a passion for social justice and medical anthropology, with a focus on people. She graduated from Dartmouth College, with an academic background in neuroscience, anthropology and global health. She has worked with underserved populations in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire.

Marina Plesons    President and Co-Founder  Marina Plesons is the President and Co-founder of Health Advocacy Innovations. She has an academic background in biology and medical anthropology at Dartmouth College, and is currently pursuing an MPH in global health at UW. Stemming from her belief in health as a human right and as a social justice issue, she has worked on health solutions for underserved populations in the US, Haiti, Kenya, and Rwanda.

Marina Plesons

President and Co-Founder

Marina Plesons is the President and Co-founder of Health Advocacy Innovations. She has an academic background in biology and medical anthropology at Dartmouth College, and is currently pursuing an MPH in global health at UW. Stemming from her belief in health as a human right and as a social justice issue, she has worked on health solutions for underserved populations in the US, Haiti, Kenya, and Rwanda.