Executive Leadership 2022-2023


Co-Executive Director.

Ryan Sutherland is a student at the Yale School of Medicine. Ryan Sutherland completed a Master of Public Health degree at the Yale School of Public Health in the Social and Behavioral Science Department with a concentration in Global Health in 2020 and an MPhil in Development Studies as a Rotary Global Grant Scholar from the University of Cambridge in 2022. After completing his graduate education at Yale, he worked for Partners in Health to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Massachusetts while serving as an inaugural fellow at the Harvard Public Health Review. While a graduate student at Cambridge, he was elected Director of the Cambridge Development Initiative, Cambridge’s largest student-run development NGO that partners with local change agents across Tanzania to collaboratively address development challenges. In addition to serving as the Executive Director of PAWS (Poverty Alleviation through Washing Soles), Ryan serves as a Coordinator of the Neighborhood Health Project and works with the Haven Free Clinic.

Co-Executive Director.

Frank Zhu is a Master of Public Health candidate at the Yale School of Public Health within the Social Behavioral Science department. His research interest focuses on how healthcare systems can better address homelessness, health equity, and other social determinants of health. Before coming to Yale, Frank completed a master’s degree in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University and worked for Goddard Riverside, a nonprofit organization contracted by New York City as part of the Manhattan Outreach Consortium to conduct homeless outreach, as a housing specialist.

Assistant Director.

Aiza Khan is a Master of Public Health candidate at the Yale School of Public Health in the Social and Behavioral Science department with two concentrations in Global Health and Regulatory Affairs. Aiza’s interests include the intersection of health policy and health equity, social determinants of health and chronic diseases, and also include the management of health-focused NGOs, non-profits, and think tank organizations. Before coming to Yale, Aiza worked in various sectors of the healthcare industry for 5 years. 

Volunteer Coordinator.

Goldie Zhu is a M.S. Health Informatics student with an interest in healthcare equity and accessibility. With a background in information and computer science, she hopes to use technology and analytics to improve the quality of medical services and care. She has previously worked with Park People, an organization that advocates for more inclusive parks for all community members including the unhoused, and Project Access, an organization that coordinates access to medical services for disadvantaged community members.

Outreach Coordinator. 

Noah Humphrey is a 3rd year MDiv candidate at Yale Divinity School with a passion for healing and community outreach. Learning most of his community outreach work in South Central LA, Noah trailblazed a path to become the change he wanted to see in the world. From publishing a poetry book to running with the Yale Football team as their AIA Assistant Chaplain, Noah Humphrey is a trailblazer and seeks to answer the call for civil justice and peace. After this final year at YDS, Noah seeks to do outreach ministry and to go into chiropractic school to become a chiropractor that utilizes prayer. As a current settler of the sovereign nation of Hawai’i on the island of O’ahu, he seeks to be the change he wants to see in the world.

Undergraduate Coordinator. 

Hannah Huang is a junior at Yale College majoring in History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. She is interested in the medical humanities and the intersection of medicine, history, and society. In addition to PAWS, she volunteers at Yale-New Haven Hospital recording patient narratives, directs HAVEN Free Clinic’s Longitudinal Care Coordination department, and serves as a patient navigator for the Yale Patient Navigator Program.


Medical Advisor.

James Lee is a second-year student in the Executive MPH program at YSPH. He is a podiatrist specializing in chronic ulcers and limb preservation. His public health interest includes health equity, especially in the LGBTQ community, and he has a strong desire to keep our fellow citizens ambulatory and prevent limb loss.