AMWHO Denver Chapter

AMWHO Denver Secretariat


Kwame Wiredu


Kwame is a first year master candidate pursuing International Development, a certificate in Global Health and a concentration in Humanitarian Assistance at University of Denver. He is the co-president of the AMWHO Denver chapter, and a health professional with 3 years of clinical experience in infectious diseases, anesthesiology and critical care in Ghana. His passion centres on the role of Global Health Diplomacy, health governance and public policy in improving population health and making the world a better place. He seeks to make the connection between development of states and health of their people. He got involved in AMWHO during the Antimicrobial Resistance international conference hosted by Emory University in October 2016, where he felt compelled to spread AM WHO throughout the state of Colorado. He loves the rocky mountains, no doubt hiking and snowboarding are his favorite.


Cameron Napoliello

Cameron Napoliello is a first-year graduate student at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, pursuing a degree in International Administration with a graduate certificate in Global Health Affairs. His background and experience in geography, demography and cartography has led him to the field of public and global health where his interest lies in the relationships between health and place. Cameron’s focus in health relates to health systems and policy, obesity and food deserts, and health mapping. Cameron’s passion for public health led to his involvement in AMWHO where he wanted to engage in dialogue and collaboration with other likeminded students from all academic fields and backgrounds to solve problems in global and public health.

Director Of
Public Relations

Elise Mann

Elise is a master's candidate in International Studies with a certificate in global health and a Sié Fellow at the University of Denver. She’s interested in health equity, gender, and governance. Before pursuing her graduate studies, Elise worked in Washington D.C. with the Aspen Institute’s Global Health and Development policy program. Previously, she served as Field Manager for a community project in Uganda developing a family planning curriculum in partnership with community members and health clinic staff, and she studied in Arusha, Tanzania, where she conducted research on the sustainability of women’s nonprofits. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a degree in Political Science and minors in Women’s Studies and African Studies.

Director Of
Public Relations

Suzette Phillips

Suzette Phillips is a first-year MA candidate at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. A former social studies teacher, Suzette is transitioning into International Development with a concentration in Global Health Affairs. She is especially interested in WaSH initiatives and women’s health. Suzette is interested in project management and also believes it's important to consider the local culture, history, economy, and politics of a region, seeking development assistance. Her teaching and academic background have enhanced this knowledge and/or inquiry ability. Indeed, Suzette values community outreach, grassroots agency, self-determination, and fostering strategic partnerships with local residents and organizations.


Ariel Zarate

Ariel Zarate is a first year graduate student at the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. During her time at Korbel she will be focusing on gender and how it impacts development. Ariel joins the AM - WHO DU team after spending 27 months in South Sudan working with women and children in education, health and capacity building. She is very interested in the field of global health and how governance structures like the World Health Organization influence health outcomes at the grassroots level.

Current Events

The Denver Chapter is busy with a number of cool global health policy projects! Check out our work:

Lunch meeting with core AMWHO Members Part 1 of addressing global health security at state level Monday, April 3
Happy Hour and Welcome Back to School Get-Together All AMWHO Members Thursday, April 13
A Day With the Updikes The Updike family shares lessons from their years long service at the WHO Monday, April 17
Lunch meeting with core AMWHO Members Part 2 of addressing global health security at state level Monday, April 24
Lunch meeting with core AMWHO Members Part 3 of addressing global health security at state level Monday, April 24
Visit to the Homeless & Food Sharing Saturday, May 6