Our Journey

Our Mission & Vision

Guided by a vision of inclusive empowerment.

Our vision at Ghead is a future where all communities have equitable access to health, education, and workforce resources, fostering resilience and empowerment.

Mission & Purpose

At Ghead, we are driven by a mission to empower communities by addressing health and education disparities through service advocacy, engagement, and policy reform, fostering a future where all individuals have equitable access to essential resources and opportunities

Our purpose focuses on health and education development for underserved communities, placing emphasis on health and nutrition awareness, reducing youth risk behaviors, preventing suicide, and building community capacity through empowering training programs. Together, we are committed to creating a world where everyone has access to high-quality health and education services, ensuring a future filled with compassion, understanding, and unity.

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”

– Aristotle

Our Beliefs & Values

At the core of our mission lies a set of deeply held beliefs and values that guide our every endeavor:


We believe in the transformative power of understanding and sharing the feelings of others. Our commitment extends to creating a haven for those navigating mental health challenges and embracing the diverse experiences of individuals from various backgrounds.


We are driven to make mental health resources and education universally accessible. This means providing affordable services, delivering resources in multiple languages, and ensuring that no one is left behind, particularly those in marginalized communities.


We understand the strength in unity and actively seek partnerships with organizations, mental health professionals, and community members. Together, we aim to devise impactful solutions and initiatives.


We take ownership of our actions and decisions in supporting the community. Transparency is our beacon, and we hold ourselves and our partners accountable for upholding the values and goals we share.


We celebrate creative thinking and problem-solving. Our commitment to innovation drives us to explore novel approaches in mental health education and support, always ready to adapt to the changing needs of our community.

Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

At the core of our mission are passionate individuals united by a shared commitment to empower lives. Guided by visionary leadership, our team collaborates seamlessly, weaving together diverse skills to drive positive change through accessible education, health advocacy, and compassionate community initiatives.

Our Executive Director: Mrs. Maryan Abbi Dualle

Our Executive Director: Mrs. Maryan Abbi Dualle

Executive Director

Mrs. Maryan Abbi Dualle, our executive director has been a resident of Columbus for the last 18 years.  but also a health and human service advocate with over ten years of non-profit leadership experience! Originally from Somalia,  Mrs. Maryan currently serves as a North Linden Area Commissioner and is convinced that she thrives in helping others. She aspires to help ensure that all Ohioans have access to high-quality health and education services.

Dr. Farhan J. Hallane

Dr. Farhan J. Hallane

Education Director

Halima Adan

Halima Adan

Community Service Coordinator

Abdullahi F. Jama

Abdullahi F. Jama

Community Service Coordinator


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get involved with Ghead’s community initiatives?

Explore our “Get Involved” page to discover volunteer opportunities, events, and ways you can contribute to our mission.

What specific health programs does Ghead offer for underserved communities?

Learn about our targeted health initiatives, including awareness campaigns, nutrition programs, and youth risk behavior reduction efforts, on our Health Initiatives page.

How does Ghead promote education accessibility in underserved areas?

Visit our Education page to understand our collaborative efforts with local providers, enhancing cultural competency and community involvement in schools.

What sets Ghead apart in fostering community unity?

Discover how our holistic approach to community development, emphasizing collaboration, distinguishes GHead’s impact on unity and positive change.

Can I contribute financially to Ghead’s mission?

Support our initiatives by making a donation through our dedicated “Donate” page, and learn about the impact your contribution can have on uplifting underserved communities.

Is there a specific focus on mental health within Ghead’s programs?

Explore our Mental Health section to understand our commitment to mental well-being, including initiatives, resources, and support available for individuals and communities.

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