Dr. Samuel Jacobs-Abbey is President and Executive Director of Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute for Leadership Studies. Dr. Jacobs-Abbey is a scientific researcher, consultant, Diplomat and expert in the field of Human Rights, Leadership and Healthcare Policy. He is a distinguished graduate of the Institute of Comparative Studies, University of Connecticut and holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree in Healthcare Management and Public Health Policy and a Ph.D. in Health Services with a Special Concentration in Public Health Policy from Donald T. Tapia School of Business at Saint Leo University and College of Health Science at Walden University respectively. Artist for Human Rights recognized his work and innovative method for the teaching of human rights with the prestigious Human Rights Hero Award. Dr. Jacobs-Abbey is the Youth for Human Rights Africa ambassador at large to the United Nations. Dr. Jacobs-Abbey is respected and known for his extensive charitable work and contributions to the community and over the course of his career, he has served on various commissions for reducing poverty, promoting economic development and reforming the youth leadership.
Passionate about youth and education, he has created the Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute for Leadership Studies to help students nurture their skills and knowledge. Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute for Leadership Studies is a research, teaching, training and leadership institute that critically provides strategic transformational thinking as a philosophy designed to help anyone who applies it to improve their current and future reality with the premise that, if we want to change the world, we must first change our thinking
In August 2005, he was made an Honorary Peace Ambassador by the Apeadu Peace Centre at a ceremony witnessed by Audrey Kitagawa, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Children associated with armed conflict.
He is a Chairman of the Board of Directors of Indeseem Inc. and also serves on the Board of several organizations in different countries around the world. A member of American College of HealthCare Executives and American Health Information Management Association and a lifelong Junior Chamber International Senator