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Our Mission & Our Name

Our mission is to empower professionals in Healthcare, Health IT, Tech, Education, Government, and Nonprofits with leadership coaching and training, business and geopolitical strategy consulting, and strategic communications. During the pandemic, we were especially focused on serving those on the frontlines.

Minerva Medica takes its name from the Roman goddess of wisdom Minerva, and goddess of arts, trades, and strategy in war. As Minerva Medica, she was the goddess of medicine and physicians. Minerva Medica is also a respected peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1909 and published in English and Italian by Edizioni Minerva Medica with a focus on rigorous, scientific approaches 

Minerva Medica LLC is dedicated to doctors, nurses, researchers, administrators, essential workers, educators, and patients everywhere. We help these heroes keep saving lives every day. 


Our team

Carol Loftur-Thun

Leadership Coach, Interim CEO, ACC, CPHIMS

Advanced Facilitation and Negotiations

Executive Director of Health Tech Access Alliance with 20+ years of permanent and interim CEO experience leading 11 nonprofits organizations during crises, including the H1N1 epidemic and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Led efforts to raise over $31 million for nonprofits. Specializes in turnarounds, mergers, re-starts and start-ups. Focused on change management, risk management, system transformation, and leadership development for healthcare, IT, education, governments, and nonprofits. MBA concentration in Marketing, and strong communications, media, and events experience. Led branding efforts, designed websites and logos, and executed social media campaigns.


  • Georgetown University, Institute for Transformational Leadership, Executive Leadership Coaching Program

  • George Washington University, MBA studies

  • George Mason University', Carter School of Peace and Conflict Analysis, M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution

  • University of Malta, Centre for the Study and Practice of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, M.A. in Mediterranean Security

Professional Experience & Certifications:

Permanent and interim CEO, Executive Director, and COO for My Sister's Place, Public Allies, New Community for Children, The Women's Center, BRAVO, Free the Slaves, Women Empowered Against Violence, SERVE, CrisisLink, and ALIVE!. International Coaching Federation Associate Coaching Certificate. Certified Professional in Health Information Systems (CPHIMS)

Dr. Zeyad AlShAmmari

International Relations & Public Policy, Ph.D.

Geopolitical forecaster and strategist in international affairs, with a focus on bridging and building policy, economic and diplomatic relationships between the U.S., Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), and Gulf Coast Countries (GCC).  Skilled in geopolitical risk analysis, public policy development, conflict resolution, peace building, cultural and international relations. Professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Noted commentator on France24 and other media, with over 30,000 Twitter followers.


  • Howard University, Ph.D in Political Science, International Relations, and Public Policy

  • King Abdullah Scholar

professional Experience & Awards:

Served with senior Congressional Representative member from Florida to House of Representatives; Department of Defense; American Bar Association; Saudi Center for International Strategic Partnerships; Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia in New York City. Named by Richtopia as one of "Top 100 Most Influential Geopolitics Experts World Wide" in 2017.

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Hadeel Ibrahim

International Business Development, NGO Founder

Business development consultant based in Jordan and Northern Virginia experienced in working with aviation, defense, security, technology, education, pharmaceuticals, and renewable energy companies. Extensive experience facilitating partnerships and collaborations in MENA region. Liaison with women Ministers in Palestine, Jordan, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Morroco, and Tunisia.

professional Experience & Awards:

Founded NGOs to empower women economically, including Arab-European Businesswomen Council in Paris, and Arab-American Businesswomen Council in Washington, DC in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce and European Chambers of Commerce, EBRD, UN Women, World Bank, CAFRAJ, and IPEMED. Logistics consultant with World Bank, Served as MENA Regional Director for Business Development for AKYUMEN, and secured $51 million to develop manufacturing plant in Bahrain. Developed collaboration between aircraft engine maintenance company, NASA, Lockheed Martin, and Rolls Royce. Executive search consultant who recruited 425 Jordanian nurses for Ministry of Health. 

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