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Martine Caverl

2021–2024 Fellow: Ujimaa Medics

Martine is a registered nurse and certified case manager with a background in community organizing, street medic work, and birth work. In 2015, she helped found Ujimaa Medics (UMedics), a Black health collective that promotes emergency first response and community care to build resilience and long-term wellness in our neighborhoods. UMedics has reached over 2,000 people with its gunshot first aid, asthma, COVID-19, protest defense, diabetes, and seizure workshops mainly in the Chicago area, in addition to Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Washington DC, and Seattle. 

FNL Fellow Martine Caverl
FNL Fellow Martine Caverl.

She is a graduate of New York University and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She is also CERT-certified, a Level Four instructor with the Outdoor Leadership Skills Project and a member of the Global Advisory Board for the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. She stays inspired by the legacy we will all leave behind for her daughter’s generation.

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