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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, strategy consulting, strategic communications to help heal the sick, prevent disease, and promote health. During this unprecedented worldwide pandemic, we are especially focused on serving those on the frontlines.

Minerva Medica LLC takes its name from the Roman goddess Minerva. As Minerva Medica, she was the goddess of medicine and physicians. In addition, this goddess of wisdom was the goddess of arts, trade, and strategy in war, which is fitting as we fight this pandemic war.  Minerva Medica is also the name of a well respected bimonthly peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1909 and published in English and Italian by Edizioni Minerva Medica, and this is also fitting since we focus on evidence-based, scientific approaches to problems. 

Minerva Medica LLC is dedicated to doctors, nurses, researchers, administrators, essential workers, educators, and patients everywhere. We provide leadership coaching, strategic consultation, and strategic communications to help these heroes save lives every day. 


Our team

Carol Loftur-Thun

CEO, Interim CEO, Leadership Coach, CPHIMS

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

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 ACC Certificate (Expected Oct 2021); 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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