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Solome Tibebu – Update on the Upswing Fund

July 21, 2021 |

Solome Tibebu is a behavioral health strategist and consultant passionate about frontier technologies and solutions transforming mental health, equity, and access. Solome’s work has spanned behavioral health and human service consulting, venture capital, corporate development, and various operating roles at behavioral health software companies, large and small. Solome leads a philanthropic fund focused on adolescent…

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Honors Martin Rafferty’s Inspirational Life Journey

June 8, 2015 |

Martin Rafferty, Executive Director of Youth ERA (formerly Youth MOVE Oregon) is one of a small group of people worldwide being featured at the Launch of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. The Discovery Center is the Foundation’s newest exhibit. It aims to motivate and inspire people to take action—in their own unique ways—to improve…

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