About the event:

In this webinar, African Bridge Network will preview their newly launched career guide for internationally trained healthcare professionals. Created to address the barriers to workforce integration for immigrants and refugees, this guide provides resources and guidance to internationally trained immigrants to conduct research on pathway programs and career pathways in the healthcare industry in Massachusetts.

Gain insights into:

  • Understanding Healthcare in the US
  • How to research healthcare occupation and career pathways
  • How to conduct training program research
  • Helpful resources in the healthcare industry


Emmanuel Owusu

Executive Director, African Bridge Network

Founder and Executive Director of African Bridge Network (ABN) and alumni of the Lenny Zakim Fund’s Transformational Leadership Program. In this role, Emmanuel leads his team in building a supportive community and resources for the career integration of internationally trained professionals in Massachusetts. A graduate of Tufts University, Emmanuel is also passionate about issues around the environment and healthy communities. His life purpose is to help realize the potentials of the African diaspora in the US and toward Africa’s development efforts. He enjoys walking his neighborhood blocks with his young family to stay well.

Jeff Gross

Project Consultant, WES Global Talent Bridge

Jeff Gross is a Senior Advisor at World Education Services Global Talent Bridge, where his work focuses on research, program technical assistance, and policy advocacy to advance the contributions of skilled immigrants in the U.S. Jeff has had a long career as a nonprofit program director, public policy researcher, educator, and technology project manager. From 2012 to 2017, he directed the New Americans Integration Institute at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition, which drives policy-oriented research and program development to support the civic, social, and economic integration of the foreign-born in Massachusetts. Jeff's career prior to MIRA includes a decade as a project manager in global technology companies and many years as a college humanities teacher and ESOL instructor. He holds a Master in Public Policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and a PhD in Medieval Studies from Harvard University.

Hillary Gardner

Project Consultant, WES Global Talent Bridge

Hillary Gardner is a project consultant for World Education Services Global Talent Bridge, where she assists with special projects related to the Skilled Immigrant Integration Program and Pathways e-guides. Hillary is a former director of the Center for Immigrant Education and Training at LaGuardia Community College, where she led the New York City Welcome Back Center for internationally trained healthcare professionals. For many years, she taught ESOL at The City University of New York, and authored numerous curricula and articles on contextualized learning for adult English language learners with a focus on innovative civics, writing, and health literacy instruction.