Board Member

Over the years, Tigist Abebe has developed a keen ability to recognize the various problems underprivileged people are facing. However, she devotes all her time, energy, and compassion, advocating for their health and rights to enhance their lives and create a better atmosphere for them. As someone who enjoyed giving back to her community, Tigist actively volunteered at the WHO HIV/AIDS Department in 2002 – 2003. While there, she spearheaded the “3 by 5” initiative – the first global goal for AIDS treatment, which expanded AIDS treatment in developing countries.

Tigist is the lead visionary of the Care Ethiopian Clinic establishment, where she served as chair of the board since 2008 as well as the Executive Director from 2011 to 2015.


A result-oriented community activist and advocate, she has since the past thirteen years worked with prominent non-profit organizations in Ethiopia like CrisAid International, Hope Ethiopia, and Victory World Church to deliver high-quality medical and healthcare services to the sick and destitute. In addition to providing free quality healthcare services, Tigist has also helped residents of different regions of Ethiopia gain access to clean water. She has as well built standard schools for children who couldn’t afford to travel far to get an education.

Tapping from her educational background, Tigist is an alumnus of the Texas Women’s University Nursing School, where she earned a degree in Community Health and Health Study in December 2002. Moreover, she carried out her undergraduate research in Ethiopia based on HIV and STD with Pact Ethiopia and USAID. She is currently a Certified Clinical Hemo Dialysis Therapist at Emory Healthcare as well as the founder and CEO of Yeabe Medical Center and Rehabilitation, the country representatives of Yeabe Medical Center Ethiopia.


Embracing the virtues of sympathy and love, Tigist is friendly and always relates to people in a compassionate manner. Individuals and organizations are attracted to her expertise aptness to project change into the lives of the deprived citizens.