Meet the Team

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Quisha Umemba

Founder & CEO

The Founder of Umemba Health LLC, Quisha is a Registered Nurse with a Masters degree in Public Health.  She is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, a Certified Lifestyle Coach, and a Certified Community Health Worker Instructor.  As an educator and consultant, Quisha works with community organizations, social service agencies, government agencies and healthcare systems to help them prevent and manage chronic disease in their patient populations.  Having developed,  implemented, and overseen numerous health initiatives and community collaborations, Quisha noticed a need for more training and education for health and public health professionals. To this effort, she created Umemba Health Academy providing continuing education and professional development training for Community Health Workers and other front-line health workers. You can read Quisha's full biography here
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Farhana Khan, BS, CHW

Lead CHW Instructor

Farhana Khan is a Certified Community Health Worker with a Bachelors in Dietetics. Her organization, the Razakaar Foundation, is a partner agency with Health Collaborative which strives to create sustainable independence for the vulnerable population. She also runs a successful virtual ESL program with the help of volunteers. Farhana is also a board member of the local chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. She has a strong interest in global health and environmental sustainability and has co-authored two research papers. In the past few years, Farhana has participated in international health projects including the WHO's Emergency Medical Team (EMT) training, and UNHCR (The United Nations Refugee Agency) conference in Switzerland.

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Devonna McCarthy, MA


Devonna McCarthy has a Master’s degree in International Relations from Webster University. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. Devonna served in Jamaica as a Peace Corps volunteer and has had the pleasure of teaching domestically and abroad, both online and in-person. Devonna is well versed in program development and management and her work with refugees and immigrants in the US and abroad have been successful in community engagement for building up agency resources. She has a passion for policy and diplomacy and feels both could benefit from a more humanitarian approach. Devonna is TESOL-certified (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

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