Community Site Partners Selected by the 2020 Alabama Schweitzer Fellow Class


Community Site Partners Selected by the 2020 Alabama Schweitzer Fellow Class

16 Graduate Students Will Work On Public Health Focused Projects In Communities Across State of Alabama

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama

VH 226; 1720 2nd Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35294

(205) 202-0695;


Kristin Boggs, MSW, Executive Director; (205) 202-0695

Birmingham, AL, May 11, 2020 —– The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) of Alabama is pleased to announce today the community site partners selected by the incoming 2020 Fellow class, who are comprised of 16 graduate students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of Alabama, University of Montevallo, and Auburn University.

Since January 2020, ASF Fellows have been developing their project plans with assistance from the Executive Director of the Alabama Chapter, Kristin Boggs.  “This year, we challenged our Fellows to undergo a more extensive process of vetting the community needs before determining what issue they would address and with whom they would partner,” said Kristin Boggs. “It’s been very rewarding to watch their diligence in seeking out data, literature and input from community representatives. Many Fellows had selected topics and partners prior to COVID-19 hitting, and they are now working with their partners to determine whether and how to adapt. I’ve really appreciated their flexibility and believe it will prove critical to their success throughout the year.”

2020-2021 Alabama Schweitzer Fellows and Their Community Partners

Kaye Culp University of Montevallo Cahaba Medical Care
Katherine Ellison UAB School of Health Professions Cooking Well
Maahum Kamal UAB School of Medicine Alabama Regional Medical Services
Abigayle Kraus UAB School of Medicine Peripartum Heart Failure Clinic, UAB Hospital
Sheila Mallenahalli UAB School of Medicine Spain Rehab Clinic, UAB Hospital
Greer McCollum UAB School of Public Health One Roof
Harley Moore Auburn University TBA
Emily Munn Auburn University Girls on the Run- South Central Alabama
Ana Ospina UAB School of Dentistry UAB School of Dentistry clinic
Jean Paul Osula UAB School of Medicine Birmingham Education Foundation
Mayowa Otuada UAB School of Nursing Nurse Family Partnership
Hadiyah Page UAB School of Public Health Impact Family Counseling
Bhumika Patel UAB School of Dentistry Blazer Kitchen
Tanya Nix UAB School of Nursing My Secure Family
Madison Smith The University of Alabama Comprehensive Addiction in Pregnancy Program, UAB Hospital
Lita Waggoner The University of Alabama Legal Services of Alabama

By April 2021, each Fellow will dedicate 200 hours to plan, implement, evaluate and develop a sustainability plan for their projects. Descriptions of the projects will be posted at .


About The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) of Alabama is preparing the next generation of professionals who will serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities in Alabama. To date, 57 Alabama Fellows have contributed over 12,400 hours of service at a value of over $310,000. Nationally, more than 3,500 Schweitzer Fellows have delivered nearly 500,000 hours of service to nearly 300,000 people in need domestically, while over 100 Fellows have provided care at the 100-year-old Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Africa. Through this work and through the contributions of Fellows whose professional careers serve their communities, ASF perpetuates the legacy and philosophy of physician humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer. ASF has 13 program locations in the U.S. and one in Lambaréné, Africa. The national nonprofit is located in Boston, MA.