Responsible Volunteering Panel Discussion

Interested in volunteering abroad?

Learn from a panel of experts on how to choose a quality organization, escape the “savior” mentality, and how to be a better volunteer.

Our panelists include:

  • Dr. Sally Guttmacher, a professor of Public Health and New York University, Senior Technical Advisor, HealthRight International as well as an honorary professor of Public Health at the University of Cape Town and the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. Dr. Guttmacher’s current primary research interests are in the areas of health and human rights, especially applied to reproductive health , HIV prevention in marginalized populations and the health risks encountered by cross-border migrants.
  • Jessie Silver, BA, BSN, RN, MFA Candidate, is a social-impact designer who brings design thinking to systems strengthening projects in resource limited settings. Currently, she is an MFA candidate at the School of Visual Arts in Design for Social Innovation. Prior to graduate study, she most recently worked in Rwanda for three years, leading the design of a new medical record system for the country’s primary hospital, and teaching critical care nursing.
  • Loune Calixte is the founder of Patch, an employee assistance program focused on reducing the many barriers patients face when interacting with the healthcare system. Patch works with companies to provide one on one case administrative healthcare support to employees and their loved ones. Her past experience include working in investment banking at Nomura Securities and strategy consulting at EY.

This event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served!

Center For Social Innovation
601 W 26th Street 3rd floor
New York, NY 10001

Tickets $15











When: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Interested in volunteering abroad?

Learn from a panel of experts on how to choose a quality organization, escape the “savior” mentality, and how to be a better volunteer.

Our panelists include:

  • Dr. Sally Guttmacher, a professor of Public Health and New York University, Senior Technical Advisor, HealthRight International as well as an honorary professor of Public Health at the University of Cape Town and the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. Dr. Guttmacher’s current primary research interests are in the areas of health and human rights, especially applied to reproductive health , HIV prevention in marginalized populations and the health risks encountered by cross-border migrants.
  • Jessie Silver, BA, BSN, RN, MFA Candidate, is a social-impact designer who brings design thinking to systems strengthening projects in resource limited settings. Currently, she is an MFA candidate at the School of Visual Arts in Design for Social Innovation. Prior to graduate study, she most recently worked in Rwanda for three years, leading the design of a new medical record system for the country’s primary hospital, and teaching critical care nursing.
  • Loune Calixte is the founder of Patch, an employee assistance program focused on reducing the many barriers patients face when interacting with the healthcare system. Patch works with companies to provide one on one case administrative healthcare support to employees and their loved ones. Her past experience include working in investment banking at Nomura Securities and strategy consulting at EY.

This event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served!

Center For Social Innovation
601 W 26th Street 3rd floor
New York, NY 10001

Tickets $15