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 co-founder and Executive Director of Health Advocacy Innovations. Amanda is also a Consultant at Impact Catalysts, a strategy consulting firm for nonprofits, and has helped design and implement strategy and business models that underscore the incredible work of nonprofit partners across the globe. Amanda strongly believes that nonprofits are businesses, and should act as such - having sound business models and sustainable solutions for scale and spread. Amanda is passionate about creating systems that incorporate the needs of children.

Amanda Zieselman

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Amanda Zieselman is the co-founder and Executive Director of Health Advocacy Innovations. Amanda is also a Consultant at Impact Catalysts, a strategy consulting firm for nonprofits, and has helped design and implement strategy and business models that underscore the incredible work of nonprofit partners across the globe. Amanda strongly believes that nonprofits are businesses, and should act as such - having sound business models and sustainable solutions for scale and spread. Amanda is passionate about creating systems that incorporate the needs of children.


Marina Plesons   President and Co-Founder  Marina Plesons is the co-founder and President of Health Advocacy Innovations. Marina received her masters in public health with a focus in global health from the University of Washington in 2017. She has been working on adolescent sexual and reproductive health at the World Health Organization since Fall of 2016. Marina is committed to improving access to quality, empathetic, person-centered healthcare, and to promoting health as a human right.

Marina Plesons

President and Co-Founder

Marina Plesons is the co-founder and President of Health Advocacy Innovations. Marina received her masters in public health with a focus in global health from the University of Washington in 2017. She has been working on adolescent sexual and reproductive health at the World Health Organization since Fall of 2016. Marina is committed to improving access to quality, empathetic, person-centered healthcare, and to promoting health as a human right.