About Us

MISSION: To provide health education and connections to resources for refugee women to have a healthier, stronger, and more hopeful future.

GOAL: The overall goal of this three year Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) funded service prevention project is to expand the net of breast, cervical, and liver cancer prevention efforts, activities, and clinical services to include refugee women – an underserved population in Texas.


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Amy Raines-Milenkov, DrPH – Principal Investigator

Martha Felini, DC, MPH, PhD – Evaluator

Eva Baker, MPH, CPH – Program Manager

Anab Abdi – Lay Health Educator (Somalia)

Hlawn Za Iang – Lay Health Educator (Chin)

Aisha Ojha – Lay Health Educator (Bhutanese, Nepali)

Nathalie Buhigiro- Lay Health Educator (Central African Region)

Lan Yang – Graduate Research Assistant







Lharmony Vitacoo –

Narayan Subedi – Bhutanese

Khara Bhandari – Bhutanese

Dal Bir Poudel – Bhutanese

Becky Nelson – Chin

Siang Sang – Chin

Dominique Diomi – DFW Congolese

Justin Nsenga, MSc – Congolese

Jean Claude Nzambonimpa – Congolese

Nathalie Buhigiro – Congolese

Lambert Buhigiro – Congolese

Ebenezer Ku – Karen

Paw Nay Htoo – Karen

Donna – Karen

Asli Parker – Somalia

Nafisa Mohammed – Somalia

Ibrahim Mudey – Somali Bantu

Deqo Hassan – Somalia

Bosco Muyango, MBA – Rwanda

Sam Mbanda – Rwanda



Chin American Association 

Congolese Community of DFW

Beginners Community Support Group

Partners for Refugee Empowerment (PRE)

Please contact community partners through their website or Eva.Baker@unthsc.edu for further information.

This page was last modified on December 13, 2017