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About Us

LearnToLive joins with communities worldwide to improve quality of life through healthcare, health education, and access to clean water while building global citizens and future leaders in healthcare.

Established

2011

 

Learn To Live

Teaching people today to change tomorrow

Founding Story

Hello friends,

Established in 2011, LearnToLive began as a personal response to the devastating gaps in healthcare that I had witnessed firsthand with my own family in Indonesia.

Through research and discussion around the cycle of poverty, with specific reflection on the disparity in access to essential resources, it was startlingly apparent that so many in this world are born on an uneven playing field. We have no say in the political and cultural environment we are born into. Religious belief, race and skin colour are out of our hands, and so often this leads to gross disadvantage and inequality when it comes to basic human rights.

The obvious question for our work became, “How can we create opportunities and improve conditions to even the playing field?” On first visiting Indonesia, it became clear that a focus on healthcare alone was simply not enough. After identifying inconsistent water quality and inadequate education as clear contributing factors to the disadvantages faced by many communities, LearnToLive quickly established 3 primary objectives: to provide quality healthcare, healthcare education and sustainable access to clean water.

Having seen thousands of patients since our inception, LearnToLive now leads an international network of partners, volunteers and community leaders across Indonesia, Laos, South Africa & Kenya. LearnToLive remains grounded in our simple, albeit, powerful mission: to alleviate suffering in remote areas of the world, while building global citizens and future leaders in the healthcare sector.

Yanti Turang, Executive Director of LearnToLive

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    Cami Capodice, JD

    Board Chair

    Lawyer at Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, New Orleans.

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    Arwen Podesta, MD

    Board Member

    Director of Psychiatry at Podesta Wellness, New Orleans.

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    Melissa Ferniz, NP

    Board Member

    Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Hospital, New Orleans.

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    Joseph Kanter, MD MPH

    Board Member

    ER Physician and Administrator and Medical Director at Louisiana Department of Health, New Orleans.

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    Oliver Mollere, MD

    Board Member

    Physician in family medicine for Oschner, New Orleans.

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    Lisa Pagniucci, MPA

    Board Member

    Director of development at Tulane University, New Orleans.

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    Lorna Seybolt, MD

    Board Member

    Pediatric Infectious Disease / General Pediatric Infectious Disease, St Thomas Community Health, New Orleans.

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    Jaime Hughes

    Board Member

    Realtor at Reve Realtors, New Orleans.

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    Nick Jenisch

    Board Member

    Project manager for the Albert an Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design, Tulane University, New Orleans.

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    Helen Bost

    Board Member

    Investment Associate at Merril Lynch, New Orleans.

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    Isje Turang Timmins

    Board Chair

    Masters in Health Education, Science teacher, Geelong.

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    Amy Curran

    Board Member

    Founder of Kompartment and currently IT Projects Manager at Board Riders, Torquay.

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    Erin MacLatchy

    Board Member

    Founder of Wood Melbourne and Civil Servant at Australian Government, Melbourne.

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    Heath McIvor

    Board Member

    Writer, comedian and puppeteer.

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    Martin Roberts

    Board Member

    Project Manager

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    Neil Gunn

    Board Member

    MBA MPH BSN, Operations Lead at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.

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