Our Story​

Health Pioneers was founded to tackle health and education inequalities in London. Working in the education and health sectors has shown us the challenges faced by young people in living healthy and fulfilling lives. However, young people are the source of innovative and creative solutions to these challenges. At our core is the drive to empower young people through health and leadership education to shape their communities and ultimately reduce these inequalities. Through empowering young people they become the future Health Pioneers of society.

Our Vision


We envision a future where health and education in communities thrives, and every person can fulfil their maximum potential irrespective of their socioeconomic background. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to reduce health and education inequalities in socioeconomically deprived areas through healthcare professionals working closely with schools, charities and local authorities, providing educational, mentorship and leadership programmes encouraging social empowerment and building communities.

Founders & Trustees

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RAOUL LI-EVERINGTON

PATHWAYS TO HEALTH LEAD

DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD

Raoul was born, raised and lives in East London. He has witnessed in his community, and through his work as a GP, the correlation between someone's background, access to education/resources, and their health. This has motivated him to address the social determinants of health which he believes can be improved through empowering young people to create and innovate pioneering solutions. 

DEVINA MARU

PATHWAYS TO HEALTH LEAD

Whilst working as a Doctor in London, Devina has seen how wider determinants of health, access to care and health behaviours have resulted in health inequalities amongst our communities. Devina strongly believes we must encourage and foster health promotion and have a proactive approach. Collaborating with schools and empowering young people to live healthier lives by improving their physical, mental and social wellbeing is the start of the journey to foster a healthier culture in generations to come.

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IFE AKINROYEJE

MENTORSHIP TO HEALTH LEAD

Ife is passionate about social justice and tackling inequality within education and healthcare. Ife's career focus has been equality, inclusion, and widening participation, and is currently working as a careers and employability officer in a school.

YASMIN MILNER

RESEARCH LEAD

Yasmin was born in North London, trained in South London and works as a doctor in East London. As the lead of the Health Pioneers Research Team,  she believes that continual improvement, reflection and growth ensures meaningful and sustainable change that benefits us all.

Shyam Sejpal
(Marketing and Communication Manager)

Kelly Ho
(Animator)

Pathways to Health Team

Hannah Hafezi

Ria Marwaha

Khadeejah Hullemuth

Sophie Moriarity

Mitra Golsorkhi

Rafia Miah

George Roberts

Sophie Rimmer

Catherine Dominic

Sonam Thanki

Jabiah Yasmin

Mentorship to Health Team

Priyanka Iyer

Mira Shah

Michael Kontemeniotis

Supipi Garnage

James Knott

Wesley Quadros

George Roberts

Adelaide Yue

Daphne Nakakande

Sarah Temesgen

Hassam Ahmed

Yash Singh

Anjali Patel

Mentorship to Health Mentors

Emma McEwen

Alice Causer

Tom Menzies

Sheldon Zhang

Victoria Bradley

Anisha Chahal

Anna Hay

Anna Sharp

Rebecca Hui

Catlin Rigler

Claire Dewshi

Clarissa Hjalmarsson

Kelvin Adasonla

Maithili Raju

Lindsey Mckeown

Dylan Leon

Helena Rees

Michael Watson

Kirsty Cowper

Joshua Asto

Joshua Fletcher

Laura Appleton

Natasha Master

Lara Hyson

Ollie Yu

Jenny Olsson

Clarissa Hjalmarsson

Helena Faw

Sharon Christy

Hannah Ahmed

Shenal Radia

Zoe Cornish

Eliana Shekarchi-Khanghahi

Charlie Johnson

Catherine Bi

Bronwen Clements

Amy Edwards

Alexandra Meredith-Hardy

Aditi Nijhawan