Leadership

 
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Daniel Capuia, M.S.
Co-Founder

Mr. Daniel Capuia is Co-founder and president of The Capuia Foundation. He received his B.S. in Political Science and minor in Black studies from Portland State University and his Masters from Warner Pacific.

 Mr. Capuia has been an active member in his community as he serves on Highland Haven’s Johnson Family Memorial Scholarship committee in partnership with Concordia University; raised money for undeserved youth in the Portland Metropolitan area to participate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics internships through Saturday Academy; developed a mentoring program for young males at Jefferson High School; and serves on the World Affairs Council of Oregon Advisory Board. 

While in graduate school, the center of Mr. Capuia’s thesis was on the important role honorary consulate offices play in helping countries improve their economic condition. Mr. Capuia’s research focus on Angola, Africa specifically, uncovered shocking statistical data on Angola's healthcare, education and agriculture system. After nearly 30 years of civil war which ended in 2002, Angola’s healthcare, education and agriculture infrastructure systems has been disrupted & dismantled.

 Mr. Capuia concluded that in order to strengthen and reinvigorate the economic hope and future of Angola, there must be specific emphasis placed on teaching Angolans how to plant, farm and harvest with the goal of improving nutrition; improving and expanding access to quality healthcare and refining the education system.

The overarching goal is to recover overall population wellness by advancing economic conditions through education and opportunity; hence the inspiration of The Capuia Foundation.


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Alisha Moreland-Capuia, M.D.
Co-Founder

Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD, is the Co-founder of The Capuia Foundation. She earned a B.S. from Stanford University and an M.D. from The George Washington University School of Medicine and completed four years of training in psychiatry and a fellowship in addiction medicine, both at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Dr. Alisha is also the executive director of OHSU's Avel Gordly Center for Healing and an Assistant Professor of Public Psychiatry.

 She holds several distinct honors, among them being the first African-American native Oregonian to become a licensed and board-certified psychiatrist, Portland Business Journal 2016 '40 Under 40' honoree - this honor recognizes professionals who have excelled in their field, shown tremendous leadership and are committed to the community.

 Frequently tapped to advise on matters of medicine, public health and education, she serves on several boards to include: The Portland Development Commission, Oregon Historical Society, a recent appointee to the Oregon Health Policy Board Healthcare Workforce Subcommittee, former Mayoral appointee to the Community Oversight Advisory Board (COAB), which is a board that oversees the Department of Justice’s mandated reform for the Portland Police Bureau, and is a former appointee to the Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs.

 An acclaimed leader and speaker, she lists her greatest accomplishment as that of being a wife and mother.


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Estevao Capuia
Founder - Centro Medico Bom Samaritano

Mr. Estevao Capuia, is a founding member of the The Capuia Foundation and the executive director of the Good Samaritan Health Center (Fundancao Capuia Centro Medico Bom Samaritano) a public primary care clinic in Caucuaco, Angola.

From 1966-76, Estevao was a member of the Delegation of Sanitation Vetrophry of Moxico in Angola where he was responsible for the supervision of the 8th delegation of veterinarians at a provincial level veterinary hospital.

Estevao rendered intermediate and long term care for both small animals and large domestic animals; oversaw the turberculosis program; performed surgery, blood tests, deliveries and autopsies; trained horses for Angolan Cavalry and performed general veterinary duties.

Estevao was responsible for management of animal husbandry and livestock purchase duties for the United Nations in a refugee camp; program coordinator for training and agricultural projects; instructor and professor in the care and utilization of domestic farm animals in major resettlement facilities.

He received his Masters in Animal Husbandry from Dr. Augusto Lourinho School, in Quilengus, Huila Province, Angola.