Huda Ahmed

Huda Ahmed

Huda Ahmed

Founder | Transformational Solutions

Huda is a wife, mother, and public health visionary. Her life’s work is transforming systems so that every community has a sustainable ecosystem that provides it the opportunity for safety, health, and wellbeing. In 2019, Huda founded Transformational Solutions, a strategy consulting firm that supports local and national clients in the public, non-profit and philanthropic sectors to achieve transformational change by providing comprehensive strategic support. She specializes in the process of community-institution co-creation to transform systems, with a focus on building co-ownership and power-sharing.

Huda has worked in local public health, academia, and in the private sector to rebuild ecosystems and put in place processes that support the ability of individuals and communities to grow in their health and wellness. No matter the sector or topic, Huda’s work is grounded in the belief and mission that in order to have the equitable world we want; organizations, systems, programs, and initiatives must be (re) created with communities. From Census to urban planning, cancer research and screenings to climate change, her work has impacted thousands of lives in Minnesota and beyond.

As a result of her work, Huda was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader where she collaborates with leaders from across the country in creating and advancing a national vision of health and equity for all. She shares her approach and expertise through authored articles, speaking at local and national conferences, and as a lecturer at the University of Minnesota. She has a Master of Science degree in Community Health Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato and is a Humphrey School of Public Affairs Policy Fellow Alum.

Huda is an introvert which comes as a surprise to most people who meet her. She loves and enjoys good conversation, meeting new people, and learning about other cultures. Huda loves reading and freely shares that her heart beats faster each and every time she walks into a bookstore. When she’s not trying to save the world one uncomfortable conversation at a time, she’s at home, ideally curled up with a good book but more often than not refereeing between her three kids or working on some last-minute school project with them.