31 Oct Mercy Ships Board Members Lucy Quist and Dr Juliette Tuakli celebrated for Black History Month
As we celebrate Black History Month and this year’s theme, ‘Saluting our Sisters’, it’s an excellent opportunity to celebrate the contributions of remarkable individuals who have made a significant impact on global health.
Humanitarian Awards Global published a list highlighting the 100 Most Influential Change Makers in Ghana. The list celebrates the incredible achievements of humanitarian leaders who act with excellence and integrity.
Today, we want to shine a spotlight on two of our very own board members, Dr Juliette Tuakli and Lucy Quist, who are named among these influential changemakers.
Lucy Quist has served on the Mercy Ships International Board since July 2019. She is Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and author of the book, The Bold New Normal, in which she challenges people to consider the vision it will take to ensure every citizen of Africa prospers.
She has been tirelessly committed to Mercy Ships and our mission to bring hope and healing to those without access to safe surgery. In her own words, she believes surgery for individuals is not the finish line but the starting point to endless possibilities of transformation in Africa.
Dr Juliette Tuakli has worked and taught at various hospitals throughout her career as a paediatrician and reproductive specialist. In December 2022, Juliette was appointed as Diplomatic Ambassador for Africa, supporting strategic partnerships with governments, diplomatic entities, communities and social organisations that build awareness, engagement, and create opportunities for Mercy Ships engagement.
Juliette was formerly Chair of United Way Worldwide’s Board of Trustees and serves as the Chief Medical Officer of CHILDAccra, which she founded. She is an expert in public health and has a passion for improving healthcare and the lives of children and families throughout Africa.
Dr Juliette has served as a member of the Mercy Ships International Board for over 10 years, and the Mercy Ships United Kingdom Board over this last year. We are so grateful for her longstanding support and partnership as we work towards sustainable and safe healthcare in Africa.