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Rebecca Roseme Obounou  

Assistant Director, Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship

 
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Rebecca advances the Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund's efforts on the field of Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship which studies and empowers organizations and individuals to increase access, to affordable, safe and high quality healthcare in resource strained settings. Prior to joining the Lewis Institute, she worked at MIT Sloan Executive Education.

Inspired by her experiences as a Haitian-American raised in both the US and Haiti, Rebecca pursues her passion of eradicating poverty in Haiti through her organization, CHES, founded a nonprofit organization in 2008. Through her organization, she educates, mentors and funds entrepreneurs in rural areas of Haiti. To date, CHES has trained over 100 entrepreneurs of whom over 50% are women. CHES has also financed a women owned start-up that created five liveable wage jobs in 2013.

Rebecca is currently completing her MBA in Babson's evening MBA program in Spring 2017 which she began in Fall 2013. Rebecca earned her undergraduate degree at Bentley College in Management.

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