Public Health Entrepreneurship: Navigating the Intersection of Purpose and Profit
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"Public Health Entrepreneurship: Navigating the Intersection of Purpose and Profit" explores the dynamic intersection of public health and entrepreneurship, showcasing inspiring narratives and meaningful contributions of everyday individuals pioneering innovation in the field as public health consultants and entrepreneurs.

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"Public Health Entrepreneurship: Navigating the Intersection of Purpose and Profit" is an indispensable resource for those eager to redefine their impact, contribute to innovative solutions, and transform the future of public health on their own terms. If you are an experienced public health professional seeking to leverage your wealth of expertise into a successful entrepreneurial venture, this book is for you!

Readers will gain insights into the essentials of public health entrepreneurship and walk away with practical skills needed to start, grow, and scale a successful public health consultancy.  

This book is woven with compelling narratives and guided by the collective experiences of seasoned public health entrepreneurs who have mastered the art of making impact and income.

Spearheaded by visionary author, Quisha Umemba, (The PublicHealthPreneur™), the goal of this book is simple; to expose public health professionals to the opportunities that exist in public health consulting and entrepreneurship and to inspire and empower readers to embark on their own entrepreneurial journey making a lasting impact on the well-being of individuals, communities and organizations.

"Public Health Entrepreneurship" heralds a new era for the public health landscape, marking a significant milestone as the pioneering book on the intersection of public health and entrepreneurship. Through its engaging and enlightening narrative, this book has the potential to redefine how public health professionals perceive their role within the industry

Meet the Authors

Visionary Author

Quisha Umemba, The PublicHealthPreneur™

Quisha Umemba brings over 20 years of diverse experience to her roles as a Registered Nurse, Public Health Consultant, and Entrepreneur.  After leaving a six-figure corporate salary to start her own public health consulting business, Quisha quickly learned that it is possible to navigate the intersection of purpose and profit while addressing health and social issues. In fact, that's the subtitle of her latest book. Quisha’s guiding principle is “purpose-driven, profit-focused” and she believes that public health professionals are uniquely positioned to serve the field of Public Health through entrepreneurship leading the way for public health innovation. Quisha is the CEO of Umemba Health LLC, a public health workforce development consulting and training firm. She also extends her expertise through QU Consulting to teach “helping professionals” to start, grow, and scale a profitable public health consulting business that makes impact and income.


Vanessa Da Costa

Chilombo Consulting

Vanessa Da Costa is the Founder/CEO of Chilombo Consulting with 10 years of experience in data collection, management, analytics, and visualization. She holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree in Global Epidemiology from Emory University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Vanessa loves streamlining data processes and connecting the dots between mixed methods analysis, project management, and programmatic communications.

Jometra Hawkins

Equity Bridge LLC

Jometra Hawkins serves community-based nonprofits, corporations, and government organizations by helping them realize their equity potential through her consulting firm, Equity Bridge LLC- a fast growing consulting firm servicing the community at large. She has over twenty years of experience as a community health and equity consultant and is passionate about championing equity for all and bridging the gap between engaging employees and the community at large.

Dr. Jovonni Spinner

Beacon Public Health

Dr. Jovonni Spinner, founder of Beacon Public Health and Maryland Healthcare Commissioner (appointed by the Wes-Moore administration) is an award-winning health equity strategist, thought leader and TEDx speaker dedicated to advancing health equity across all stages of life through research, education, and community building. Driven by the belief that health is a human right, she supports organizations to create dynamic, culturally tailored programs, fostering equitable health solutions for all.


Being guided by a deep sense of meaning, mission, or core values that go beyond financial gain or external recognition. It involves a strong commitment to a higher purpose or a set of principles that serve as the foundation for one's actions and decisions.


Prioritizing profitability to ensure long-term viability. Placing a strong emphasis on generating revenue, maximizing profitability, and achieving financial freedom. Striking a balance between profit-focused goals and social responsibility to achieve sustainable success.

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