Camilla Hermann is a humanitarian and serial entrepreneur. Her current focus is tackling the core problems of health care in the United States by reinventing the traditional clinic model to increase quality of care for patients and quality of life for physicians.
Prior to working on health care in the US, Hermann was the founder and Executive Director of Odisi, a not-for-profit tech startup that developed a platform for last mile data collection. The first application of this platform was the Assisted Contact Tracing (ACT) system. ACT was built to deliver better, faster medical care during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. ACT automated contact follow up and built location based maps of transmission networks, thereby providing a resource efficient and highly scalable foundation for further data analysis.
In the span of 8 months, Hermann developed a product concept, secured the operational support of, and/or partnerships with, Google Crisis Response, The Liberian Government, The World Health Organization, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Cellcom – a major telecommunication company in Liberia and Ghana, and InSTEDD – the most experienced crisis response and mHealth tech nonprofit. She secured seed funding to launch the ACT pilot and successfully proved the product on the ground. Medecins Sans Frontieres agreed to make ACT an official pilot of the organization, something MSF has never done before during a health crisis.
Prior to Odisi, Hermann co-founded GroundUp Global, an organization that provides capacity building and resources to local leaders. She worked with the Liberian refugee population on the Buduburam camp in Ghana between 2010 - 2014, where she partnered directly with the Liberian Embassy in Ghana to raise funds and support an citizen empowerment initiative within Buduburam.
Through GroundUp, Hermann documented demographic data for 3500 unregistered Liberian refugees with a team of 10 for the purposes of repatriation by the UN, Ghana Refugee Board, and International Organization of Migration.
Her work has been featured at the Clinton Global Initiative University Conference, the United Nations NGO Conference, and was selected as a semi-finalist for the Ashoka Changemaker Challenge.