Agnes Buanya works for CareFirst team as a Manager of Population Health Consulting. In this role, she manages a team of Population Health Strategy Consultants who are responsible for value-based contracts (including the CareFirst PCMH Program) and develops approaches for managing overall patient population needs.


Agnes has a passion for community-based work as it relates to the immigrant population. Agnes is an immigrant from Ghana, West Africa and joined the Ayuda Advisory Council to support other immigrants navigate the complex immigration system and needs that arise from adapting to a new cultural experience.


Ayuda's Response to Busing of Migrants

Since April 2022, Ayuda has been working to help coordinate the humanitarian response as the governors of Texas and Arizona continue to send thousands of migrants on buses to Washington, D.C.

We are providing culturally and linguistically specific legal, social and language access services to newly arriving migrants. These services include case management and intake support, interpretation, as well as the provision of food, clothing, hygiene kits, prepaid cell phones, medical supplies, and paid shelter.

Our legal team is providing individualized legal orientations for migrants explaining the immigration system and helping them be aware of their rights and responsibilities.  

“Immigrants are first and foremost, human beings. They deserve respect and compassion, and Ayuda will continue to do what we do best – provide holistic support to those in need in our communities.” - Paula Fitzgerald, Executive Director

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