The Founder

Dr. Jonas Nguh, PhD, FACHE, FNAP, NEA-BC, RN

Dr. Nguh’s is a global health scholar and practitioner. His scope of practice has been in maternal newborn and child health programs, immunization, family planning and reproductive health, nutrition, health systems strengthening, water/sanitation/hygiene, malaria, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and pediatric HIV care and treatment in Sub-Saharan countries and low resource countries.

Dr. Nguh has taught and worked in more than 20 countries including; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. Dr. Nguh is a distinguished faculty with professorships in six international universities. He teaches primarily in Public Health and Nursing where he chairs doctoral students completing their PhDs and master’s degrees.

Dr. Nguh has served as program director for both Nursing and Public Health programs. Dr. Nguh holds a PhD in Public Health, a Master of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Dr. Nguh holds several certification including Fellowship of the American College of Healthcare Executive, the National Academy of Practice, and is board certified as a Nurse Executive, Advanced by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Dr. Nguh is a multi-award winner with over 13 awards for public health, community service, leadership and volunteerism. He is a two-time recipient of the Lillian Wald Award; first from the National League of Nursing in 2015, and second from the American Public Health Association in 2019, making him the first male to be honored with this award from each organization, as well as the only male to have received this honor from both organizations. Other awards include Social Impact Award from the British Council USA in 2018, Social Change Award from Walden University in 2018 and Certified Nurses Award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2018 in the category of Nurse Executive: an award which recognizes professional practice, education, research and service in the areas of innovation, collaboration, leadership and professional risk taking, and patient-centered care. In 2015, he was honored with the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Maryland Nurses Association and in 2012 was one of just six nurses nationally to receive the Nurse of the year Award from Dr. Nguh sits on several healthcare boards including the regional chapter of, the Maryland Nurses Association, the American Association of Men in Nursing, and the American College of Healthcare Executives (National Capital Chapter). He is the associate editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice and a peer reviewer for several editorial boards including the International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management, the International Journal of Management in Education, the International Advisory Board for Nurse Education in Practice and the Journal of Transcultural Nursing.