Our Team

Aisha Liman – Founder, Primary Compassionate Care

Aisha Liman is the founder of Primary Compassionate Care Initiative. Having practiced clinical medicine for some time, her desire to be a humanitarian worker made her move to Borno State in 2015 to work with Doctors Without Borders. This opened the doors to public health practice and her passion to continue in that line. She felt the gaps and disparities that exist can be narrowed if we went a step further to apply compassion. Compassion in leadership, compassion in friendship, compassion in service, compassion to self! You name it all, compassion makes it better. She is presently the Senior Health Program Advisor at The Swedish Committee and has worked in a number of countries as a Humanitarian Public Health worker. She is passionate about teaching and this initiative to mentor students hopes to create a platform that would grow and nurture future Public Health Practitioners. Aisha holds dear to her, the most compassionate person she learnt from, who is her late mother and biggest cheerleader. Aisha loves a good laugh and believes there is always a way to have fun in everything. She says perception is everything, and the power to remain sane in this wild world lies in the art of perception.

Pankat Ernest Gurumding – Administrative Program Officer

Pankat Ernest Gurumding is the Administrative and Program Officer who supports day to day activities and coordinating the mentorship programs, community visits and representation with stakeholders on ground. He is passionate about Humanitarian activities and is an enthusiastic educational administrator and planner as well as a school teacher. Pankat gets his inspiration from the many needs of people and their inability to explore their full potentials due to lack of mentorship and support. He dreams of a better community for youth to be the best in their fields and has taken this step to contribute to humanity.

Jacqueline P. Ashby – Technical Advisor

Jacqueline P. Ashby is an environmental researcher and educator who’s intrigued by the transactional relationship between people and place. She studied this dynamic over the past 13 years resulting in her award-winning dissertation Designing for the future: A post- occupancy evaluation of the Peter Jones Learning Centre. An international speaker on campus ecology, she enjoys facilitating workshops on creating spaces for creativity and innovation. Her work is currently featured in The Translational Design of Universities: An Evidence-Based Approach (2019) examining the present and future of campus planning and design The Ecology of Care: A Review of the Literature in Clinical Learning Environments (2019).You can also find her gallivanting across the pages of Stephen Hui’s bestselling book 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia (2018), paddling outrigger canoes, and preparing for Sedna Epic’s Expedition 2020 Team where she’ll be working with women and youth to further develop her knowledge and practice in tackling societal and climate challenges.  She believes in the creative life and better understanding the connections we have to each other and our surrounding milieu. She believes in giving a damn and high-fives that make her palm tingle. And she believes that a hearty laugh is priceless

Tim Fitzpatrick – Project Mentor

Tim Fitzpatrick – Project Mentor 
Tim is the co-founder and CEO of IKONA Health, a company that combines learning science, immersive technologies and storytelling to improve education in healthcare. His interest in the field resulted from his own experience as a patient while serving in the US Navy. After eighteen months filled with several back surgeries and hundreds of painful wound care treatments, Tim became deeply aware of the role uncertainty plays in affecting a patient’s health outcomes. Following his recovery, Tim spent two years as an institutional equities trader for a bank in New York, where he covered the technology and media sectors. It was through this role that he began to see the potential of emerging technologies like AI, machine learning, virtual and augmented reality in shaping the future of information delivery. Building on his co-founders’ research on clinical applications of virtual reality, Tim launched IKONA Health to help tackle the uncertainties he once faced for others across the globe.