John Sampson, MD
Executive Director

Promise Ariyo, MD
Assistant Director

Michael Banks, MD, MEHP
Director of International Education Programs

Fatima Diaban, DO
Mid-West Adjunct Director

Fatima Diaban, DO, a critical care physician at Advocate Aurora Health in Wisconsin, has a passion and a vision to strengthen emergency and critical care systems in Middle- and Low-Income Countries. During the Pandemic, she worked on a small self-directed project to help increase the oxygen supply and support the critical care unit in one of the teaching hospitals in Senegal. Dr. Diaban has several ongoing projects in Senegal which include teaching and supporting a critical care unit in one of the hospitals in Dakar, Senegal.

Interim Project Managers

Oluwakemi (Kemi) Tomobi, MD, MEHP, is a physician researcher and global health professional with a passion for addressing health professions education, health disparities, and healthcare delivery. She has participated and led a number of previous GAPP initiatives in Sierra Leone and at Johns Hopkins and has been honored to be part of the historic AIRS initiative that is in partnership with the Society for Critical Care Medicine.

Howard Nelson-Williams, MD, MPH, is a public health physician with origins in Sierra Leone and has spearheaded several GAPP initiatives in Sierra Leone.  In partnership with the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Dr. Howard has been a crucial leader for the AIRS initiative in Sierra Leone, and has recently been interviewed by the Diaspora Africa Forum during the SCCM diplomatic trip.

Folayemi Faponle
Professor of Anaesthesia/ Consultant Anaesthesthetist
Obafemi Awolowo University/ Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital,
Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Postgraduate Medical Trainer/ Consultant,
Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital,
Banjul, The Gambia

GAPP Resident Leaders

Jay Lee, DO, is an anesthesiology resident at Johns Hopkins and has been a resident leader in the GAPP anesthesia consent project.  He has expressed an interest in addressing how diverse populations engage in the anesthesia discussions and understands that language and cultural barriers can contribute to different experiences with the consent process. He will begin a regional anesthesia fellowship next year.

Steve Amaefuna, MD, is an anesthesiology resident at Johns Hopkins with origins from Nigeria and has been a leader on the GAPP pain medicine project. He will begin a critical care fellowship next year. “I’ve seen firsthand the incredible challenge that is modernizing medicine in the developing world and while we continue to build the necessary infrastructure, we can and should promote the targeted dissemination of knowledge with projects like this.”

Olivia Sutton, MD, is an anesthesiology resident at Johns Hopkins with accomplishments in the pain medicine subspecialty. She has most recently traveled to learn and provide anesthesia care in Botswana and has been a leader on the GAPP pain medicine project.  She will begin a pain medicine fellowship next year. “Chronic pain is just as common as hypertension and diabetes, and even more nondiscriminatory of age, sex, race, and geography. It’s time that it gets the attention from the global and public health community that it deserves!”

Olivia Sutton, MD in Botswana