2022 Annual Report



Health Volunteers Overseas improves the availability and quality of health care through the education, training, and professional development of the health workforce in resource-challenged countries.


HVO envisions a world where all people have access to high quality health care delivered by local health professionals.


Innovation – We implement innovative, effective programs that meet the needs of host country institutions, are sustainable, and build local capacity.

Excellence – We deliver transformative education projects that promote lifelong learning and professional development opportunities.

Partnership – We work in partnership with other organizations, host governments and institutions, and local health care professionals in a cooperative spirit of mutual respect, equity, and integrity.

Stewardship – We deeply value our members, donors, and volunteers and are committed to strong stewardship.

Letters from the Chair and Executive Director

Reflecting on the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023 offers us at HVO an opportunity to celebrate our strengths and prepare for a bright future. With the world rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic, we look forward to an era of renewed possibilities and exciting new opportunities that comes along with a return to pre-pandemic levels of travel and exchange. In the fall of 2022, friends and colleagues gathered to celebrate the tenure of our much beloved executive director, and the end of the year saw enormous generosity in donations to the Nancy Kelly Leadership Fund. Simultaneously, our virtual educational offerings reached more health care providers than ever before, and we thoughtfully and carefully resumed travel based on our constituents’ needs.  

Championing innovation, and key to both our recent success and our bright future, is the talent and leadership of our new Executive Director, April Pinner, who assumed the helm in early 2023. Accelerating our transition to the digital age at breakneck speed, she was instrumental in launching the REI and making all of the virtual training possible in a fraction of the time anticipated. Her deep understanding of HVO’s legacy and visionary goals for the organization make her well positioned to shape health care around the world for years to come. Speaking on behalf of the Board, we could not be more proud of April’s work and eagerly anticipate the trajectory she creates at HVO for generations to come.

Each year truly has been better than the one before as we grow, adapt, and welcome new people around the world into our community. I have every reason to believe that the coming year will be no different. I thank everyone for an extraordinary 2022, and I look forward to all that is to come in 2023.


Carla Smith, MD, PhD
Chair of the Board of Directors

In 2022, HVO volunteers provided over 3,800 hours of virtual training while 50 volunteers traveled to teach abroad as pandemic-era restrictions lifted. Both HVO volunteers and international partners were enthusiastic about the opportunities to meet face-to-face for the first time in some cases, and to see old friends in others. As 2022 progressed, HVO begin integrating our virtual and in-person program models into a hybrid model. HVO partners and volunteers can now engage in-person or virtually, based on each site’s unique needs and capacities. One volunteer, after conducting dozens of online presentations, was at last able to plan his visit to meet the trainees he had known only virtually for a year. Another traveled to Hue, Vietnam to lead a workshop that, thanks to the hybrid model, he was able to share online with over a thousand participants from hospitals all over the country. 

Our community has really stepped up to all the challenges we have faced. 2022 brought a record number of Golden Apple honorees as so many of our members and partners showed exemplary dedication to our mission of bringing high quality, accessible health care to all. We launched new program areas in health administration and management and in nutrition and lactation. We also began increasing our scholarship programs to a pre-pandemic level, sponsoring 12 health professionals from HVO’s sites to attend international conferences and virtual and in-person trainings.

The need to invest in education and professional mentorship of health professionals in resource-scarce countries is as critical as ever. None of the work HVO does would be possible without the support of you, the HVO community. Our heartfelt thanks to all for your commitment to our mission and to global health.


April Pinner, MSPH, RD
Executive Director

Vietnam’s First Neonatal Dermatology Workshop

Dr. Mark Koh presenting at HUMP

After a long hiatus as COVID-19 shut down borders and stalled travel, HVO began sending volunteers overseas once again. In the summer of 2022, volunteer Dr. Mark Koh Jean Aan, clinical associate professor and head and senior consultant at the Department of Dermatology of KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore, headed to Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy (HUMP) in Vietnam to conduct a workshop on pediatric dermatology. After an initial trip in 2019, he was prevented from returning by the pandemic shutdowns. In early 2022, Dr. Phuong Nguyen, HVO’s project on-site coordinator, reached out and asked if he would be willing to return for the workshop. Dr. Koh brought a team of five colleagues from Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines: Dr. Leong Kin Fon, Dr. Lynette Wee, Dr. Ang Yi Shan, Dr. Kathleen Mitch Uy Gomez, Dr. Siti Nuraihan Nordin. They collaborated with Dr. Nguyen and other dermatology staff in Hue to plan a day of training sessions.

The workshop took considerable planning to make it a reality, and Dr. Koh, Dr. Nguyen, and their teams worked tirelessly to iron out the ideal date, lecture topics, and audience. They settled on August 20th and were able to plan out a full day of training with collaboration from volunteers and HUMP staff. After surveying providers at HUMP, Dr. Phuong Nguyen determined that not only were a large number of dermatology professionals interested, but there was also significant interest from those in pediatrics, obstetric, and family medicine. Practitioners across all fields were invited to take part.

Attendees at the first workshop on neonatal dermatology in Vietnam

Twelve hundred health care professionals from institutions all over the country attended the presentations, both in-person and virtually. The workshop covered thirteen lecture topics, from physiological skin changes in neonates to genodermatoses presenting in the neonatal period. Presentations were all well received and generated questions and discussions among attendees. This was the first workshop on neonatal dermatology to take place in Vietnam. “There have been no real pediatric dermatologists in Vietnam,” wrote Dr. Nguyen, “so this workshop is so meaningful to us.” Even after a long day, attendees stayed past the end of the sessions to continue discussion. All seemed to agree that the presentations were valuable and informative.

Plans to organize further workshops with more HVO volunteers are underway and topics are currently under discussion. Dr. Koh and his team intend to return every two years to continue teaching, and he is hopeful that he can help arrange a fellowship for Dr. Nguyen at his institution in Singapore. Of the workshop and future plans, Dr. Nguyen says, “We always appreciate HVO’s [motto]: ‘Transforming lives through education.’” 

My meetings with the universities in Vietnam are my favorite meetings of the month. I learn so much from my counterparts and am fascinated by how different our approaches are to education.

Kim Branciforte, PHN, RN, MSN

Supporting Future Leaders in Global Health: The Wyss Scholarship Program and Dr. Namara’s Journey to Improve Patient Care in Uganda

Dr. Benigna Namara (right) with colleagues at the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene conference

In 2015, with a generous gift from Mr. Hansjörg Wyss, HVO launched a program designed to develop and support a cadre of future leaders in the health care sector in resource-scarce countries. The Wyss Scholarship for Future Leaders in Global Health allows HVO to support the professional development of local health care professionals at HVO project sites. Dr. Benigna Namara is one such provider from HVO’s partner institution the Makerere University School of Biomedical Sciences in Uganda. In the fall of 2022, Dr. Namara used Wyss scholarship funds to attend the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene conference in Seattle, Washington.

Along with over 3,000 international colleagues, Dr. Namara had an opportunity to grow her professional network while learning from others’ research and projects related to prevention and control of tropical diseases. At the conference, Dr. Namara hoped to learn more about current practices in infectious disease diagnostics, to meet like-minded colleagues with whom she could share experiences and knowledge, and to identify research she might be able to apply to developing low-cost diagnostics in Uganda. She was successful in these objectives and was able to apply her new knowledge once she returned home by developing a project on metagenomic sequencing for infections causing febrile neutropenia among children with cancer undergoing chemotherapy and analyzing the data.

At the conference she was also introduced to a company that has developed several diagnostic metagenomic panels that she could use in a project to determine the most common causes of febrile illness in Ugandan hospitals to find the most appropriate regimens for empiric treatment. 

Her experience at the conference changed her perspective. “Previously I had a defeatist attitude towards infectious disease diagnostics which I felt were way out of our reach for countries like mine,” she says, “but this has since changed. I see now that great strides have been made, some of which are achievable even in my country…. Because of my experience at the ASTMH meeting, I am certainly more inclined now to making more ambitious decisions regarding my work and my career. [I am] inspired by some of the researchers who presented their work, experiences and challenges which they had to overcome to get to where they are.” 

Dr. Namara is able to take what she learned abroad back to Uganda where she can pass on the knowledge and utilize it to improve patient care in her community. Global health progress begins with its health workers. The Wyss Scholarship is one way in which HVO invests in the individuals who make up our global health workforce.

What a rewarding experience to interact with colleagues with different perspectives of medicine.

Dr. Jose Alonso Acuna Feoli
site-coordinator for HVO’s internal medicine project in Costa Rica

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This project is really having real impact on the lives of patients and community right here.

Robert Sowa, PT,
on-site coordinator for HVO’s rehabilitation project in Ghana

This is one of the most rewarding jobs I do. Because of this collaboration, our dental school has improved in clinical and academic dentistry. I enjoy how students are learning to be a competent workforce for Nepal and the world.

Dashrath Kafle, BDS, MDS,
on-site coordinator for HVO’s oral health project in Nepal

Advancing Internal Medicine Education in San Jose, Costa Rica Through Virtual Learning

Trainees in San Jose, Costa Rica attend a virtual lecture with an HVO volunteer

In 2022, the internal medicine project in San Jose, Costa Rica was entirely virtual. It was a busy year, with lectures given by five volunteers across six medical specialties and twenty-three unique subtopics. Each volunteer provided between four and six different lectures geared towards residents and early-career physicians to support their work managing patients on the hospital floor. Volunteers were asked to provide lists of topics they could claim expertise in, and on-site coordinator Dr. José Acuña-Feoli chose the ones most relevant to the department’s current needs. The goal of each presentation was to advance participants to a higher level of learning; each already had a background in the basics.

Trainees came from three different hospitals in San Jose, something project director Dr. Ankita Sagar thinks was a valuable outcome of the virtual training. Previously, with in-person volunteers, presentations were limited to an audience of staff at a single hospital. With HVO’s Remote Education Interface (REI) and Zoom, staff at all three hospitals were able to benefit from trainings while having the opportunity to connect with each other and build a local community. 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of hospital patients increased, and residents were often required to engage in independent learning on their own time. The hospital’s need to set aside dedicated learning time has been outweighed by their need to have residents available to manage the patient load. Launching HVO’s REI was motivation to ensure that residents were guaranteed an outlet for consistent education opportunities.

Dr. Michael Reiter (second photo from the top) presents a lecture via Zoom

HVO on-site coordinator Dr. Acuña-Feoli is pleased with the virtual component of the project. It allows lectures to be recorded and saved so that residents and staff can review the material at any time. “The attendees value the project and effort of the volunteers,” he says. “The information has been useful on the daily internal medicine practice.” 

In 2023, volunteers will resume in-person trips. However, virtual activities will continue simultaneously. The hybrid model will allow the project to provide the best of both worlds. Volunteers and partners are looking forward to meeting and strengthening the relationships built online. 

Virtual Tumor Board Discussions: Collaborative Efforts to Improve Cancer Treatment Practices in Nepal

Gynecologic oncologist leadership from Bakhtapur Cancer Hospital and the Civil Service Hospital of Nepal

Every Saturday night in 2022, Dr. Prakash Neupane, project director for HVO’s oncology project in Nepal, hosted an online tumor board discussion with other HVO volunteers and colleagues at the Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital and the B.P. Koirala Health Sciences Center. The discussions began in 2021 as a response to the pandemic shutdowns and are still ongoing. Each discussion is different. When colleagues in Nepal have cases they would like to discuss, they send Dr. Neupane and other HVO volunteers the information two days in advance to review and prepare. On average, there are about ten participants from the Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital and three from the B.P. Koirala Health Sciences Center. There are generally three volunteers present for each meeting. Discussions include one to three cases and last one to one and half hours.  

HVO volunteer Dr. Melanie Thomas is a frequent participant in these discussions and enjoys taking part. “The cases are typically quite complicated, which makes it very interesting for us. The team in Nepal is always very grateful for the HVO input, and they commonly will give us follow-up several months later,” she says. Dr. Thomas, Dr. Neupane, and other volunteers have noticed a trend of teenagers with what are typically considered “adult” cancers. This observation has led to some discussion of developing a project to perform tumor genomics on young patients’ tumors to gain a better understanding of why this might be happening in Nepal.  

HVO volunteer Dr. Linus Chuang lectures on management of recurrent ovarian cancer in Nepal

Thanks to case discussions, HVO volunteers guided colleagues on a change in practice from breast fine needle biopsies to core needle biopsies, which is currently considered best practice to biopsy breast masses. They have also elevated practices for neoadjuvant chemotherapy to the current standard. Now, providers perform neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by breast surgery for patients rather than surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy.

Dr. Thomas has found her involvement very rewarding, and it has helped her form some important relationships: “One outcome of my involvement in this tumor board is that I’m starting to work with one of the young women oncologists there on developing a medical oncology training program at another hospital in Eastern Nepal. If we are able to generate interest and a letter of support, I plan to submit a Fulbright Scholar Award application.” 

Dr. Neupane feels that weekly discussions “have had a significant impact in patient care of those patients who were presented…there has been significant impact in changes of practice in many common cancers.” He says one of the most notable achievements of the collaboration has been the “change in practice in multiple types of breast cancer treatments, diagnoses, and genetic risk counseling.”  

The consistent support and resource sharing have changed cancer treatment practices and improved patient care and outcomes. The knowledge shared will continue to be incorporated as well as taught to future trainees. Education can transform lives.  

It was wonderful to be able to lecture from home and the participants seemed very thankful. It was a convenience to be able to teach the topic without heavy financial investment.

Drew Bourret, DScPT, PT

Golden Apple Award

The Golden Apple Award, established by the HVO Board of Directors in 2006, recognizes extraordinary contributions in support of HVO’s mission, organization, and/or project sites. The award recognizes work in curriculum development, mentoring of faculty, students, clinicians or fellow volunteers, didactic or clinical training, development of education resources, leadership and/or extraordinary contribution to the sustainability and effectiveness of HVO.


Stephanie Murphy, MPA, CPA
Richard Wise, MD
Annette Galassi, RN, MA, OCN
Yangden, BSN
Dashrath Kafle, BDS, MDS
Brian Hollander, DMD

Matthew Fisher, DMD
Royann Royer, RDH, MPH, CDA
Anju Adhikary
Robert Erdin, MD
Bhavani Chalikonda, MBBS
Rebecca Turkel, PT, DP

2022 Golden Apple Recipients Anju Adhikary and Dashrath Kafle holding their certificates with the Dhulikhel dental team.
2022 Gold Apple Recipient Dr. Matthew Fisher (center) with students in Nepal.
2022 Golden Apple Recipient Annette Galassi (right) with the Bhutan team.
2022 Gold Apple Recipient Yangden tending to a patient.


2022 Collaborating Institutions & Organizations

We thank our many outstanding partners around the world for their support.



Eastern Regional Referral Hospital 


Bhutan Ministry of Health 

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital 

Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan 

Royal Institute of Health Sciences 

University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan



Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital 

Phnom Penh 

Calmette Hospital 

Ciomal Kien Kleng Centre 

HOPE Medical Centers 

Preah Kossamak Hospital 

Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope 

Siem Reap 

Angkor Hospital for Children 

National Cancer Center


San Jose 

Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social System 

Centro Nacional de Rehabilitacion (CENARE) 

Costa Rican College of Physicians 

Hospital Nacional de Ninos 

Hospital Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia 

Hospital San Rafael (Allejuela) 

Mexico Hospital 

San Juan de Dios Hospital 

San Vicente de Paul (Heredia) 

University of Costa Rica



Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital 


Guatemala City 

Innovaciones Medicas 



Georgetown Public Hospital



Cancer Center Emma Callejas 

Hospital Escuela Universitario 

Hospital General San Felipe 

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras 



Bangalore Baptist Hospital 


Christian Medical College & Hospital


Luang Prabang 

Lao Friends Hospital for Children 


National University of Laos



Kamuzu University of Health Sciences 

Malawi Ministry of Health 

Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital 

University of Malawi College of Medicine



Mohamed bin Zayed Field Hospital 



Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons 

State University of Medicine and Pharmacy 



Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital 


Dhulikhel Hospital 


Dermatology Institute Skin Health and Referral Center 

Kathmandu University 

National Academy of Medical Sciences 


Lumbini Medical College



Catholic University of Santa Maria 

Hospital III Yanahuara EsSalud 

Hospital Nacional Carlos Alberto Sequin Escobedo



King Faisal Hospital 

University of Rwanda-College of Medicine & Health Sciences


Vieux Fort 

St. Jude Hospital 


Dar Es Salaam 

Muhimbili National Hospital 

Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences 


Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre



Kabale University School of Medicine 


Makerere University 

Mulago National Referral Hospital 


Holy Innocents Hospital 


Mbarara University of Science and Technology 

Mbarara University Teaching Hospital 

Uganda Cancer Institute 


Uganda Christian University


Da Nang 

Da Nang Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Hospital 

Da Nang University of Medical Technology and Pharmacy 

Hai Duong 

Hai Duong Medical and Technical University 


Dai Nam University 

National Cancer Hospital 


Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy 

Ho Chi Minh City 

Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopaedics  

University of Medicine and Pharmacy [Vietnam] 

International Federation for Dental Education (IFDE) 

Faculty of Odonto-Stomatology 

Thai Nguyen City 

Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy 

Scholars of 2022

Thanks to the generous contributions of donors, HVO offers a variety of scholarships to local health workers for continuing education and professional development opportunities around the world.


Funding for all oral health professionals to attend virtual conferences was provided by Matthew Fisher, DMD. 

From Dhulikhel Hospital, Nepal: 

Nisha Acharya, BDS, MDS 

American Association of Endodontics (AAE) annual meeting 

Asian Regional Congress of Dental Traumatology Conference 2022 

Prayashi Burlakoti, BDS, MDS

Asian Regional Congress of Dental Traumatology Conference 2022 

Anil Chakradhar, BDS, MDS

Asian Regional Congress of Dental Traumatology Conference 2022 

Dashrath Kafle, BDS, MDS 

American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) Annual Conference 

Asian Regional Congress of Dental Traumatology Conference 2022 

Arjun Karki, BDS 

Asian Regional Congress of Dental Traumatology Conference 2022 (winner of bronze medal in case presentation competition) 

Neha Shrestha, BDS

Asian Regional Congress of Dental Traumatology Conference 2022 

Chandan Upadhyaya, BDS, MDS 

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting 


Benigna Namara, MB ChB, MPH 

Attended the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) conference in Seattle, WA. 

Tshering Dorji, PTT  

Attended the International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy conference in London. 

Monu Tamang, BPT, COMT

Attended training in musculoskeletal conditions with the European Teaching Group of Orthopaedic Medicine in Belgium. 

Lenny Vasanthan Thinagaran, MPT 

Completed Advanced Vestibular Physical Therapist (AVPT) Certification. The first three modules were virtual training and the fourth was in-person in Pittsburgh. 

Tshering Penjor, PT  

Lung Foundation of Australia “COPD and Pulmonary Rehab” online training course. Year-long course access began January 2022. 

Tshenday Wangchuk, BPT 

Lung Foundation of Australia “COPD and Pulmonary Rehab” online training course. Year-long course access began January 2022. 

Our Community

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the members of our vast community who support us in so many ways. While it would be impossible to thank every single individual for every contribution, we are grateful for this opportunity to recognize many of the people and organizations who play an essential role in our mission. Thank you!

Project Directors & Steering Committee Members

These volunteers provide the guidance and support essential for the success of HVO programs. These leaders work year-round in many capacities – on Steering Committees providing oversight, guidance to staff and exploring new project opportunities, and as Project Directors recruiting and preparing volunteers, as well as monitoring and refining the educational goals of individual projects. Special thanks are due to these individuals who provide the framework for the management of HVO’s educational programs.


Steering Committees 

F. Peter Buckley, MBBS, FRCA 

Jo Davies, MBBS, FRCA – chair 

Odinakachukwu Ehie, MD, FASA 

Shawn Collins, CRNA, DNP, PhD – chair 

Rebekah Cummings, MSN, CRNA 

Janet Dewan, MS, CRNA, PhD 

Evan Koch, CRNA, MSN

Project Directors 

Bhutan – William Van Cleve, MD, MPH 

Cambodia (Phnom Penh) – Richard Henker, PhD, RN, CRNA 

Cambodia (Siem Reap) – Sarah Zangle, MSN, RN, CRNA 

Ghana – Mark Brouillette, MD 

Laos – Richard Henker, PhD, RN, CRNA 

Malawi – Jo Davies, MBBS, FRCA 

Rwanda – Robin Naden-Semba, CRNA, RN, MPH 

Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City) – Odinakachukwu Ehie, MD, FASA 

Vietnam (Hue) – Daniel Lee, MD, PhD


Steering Committee 

Kassahun Bilcha, MD  

Amy Forrestel, MD 

Audrey Jacobsen, MD, MPH 

Alexia Knapp, MD, MS

Vishal Patel, MD 

Corina Rusu, MD 

Benjamin Stoff, MD – chair 

Andrea Zaenglein, MD 

Project Directors 

Cambodia – Roland Beverly, MD 

Costa Rica – Casey Carlos, MD, PhD 

Nepal – Cheryl Bayart, MD, MPH 

Uganda – Alexia Knapp, MD, MS 

Vietnam – Gail Goldstein, MD


Steering Committee 

Shashikant Apte, MD, FRCPA 

Theresa Coetzer, PhD – chair 

Sumit Gupta, MD, PhD, FRCPC 

Michael Linden, MD, PhD 

Benjamin Rioux-Masse, MD 

Katherine Tarlock, MD 

Project Directors 

Cambodia (Phnom Penh) – Benjamin Watkins, MD
& Katharine Lowndes, MBBS, FRCPath 

Cambodia (Siem Reap) – Bruce Camitta, MD 

Peru – Michael Linden, MD, PhD
& Jaime Suarez-Londono, MD 

Tanzania – Jared Block, MD


Steering Committee 

Charlene Carroll, MD 

Roy Korn, MD, MPH 

Rebecca Kruisselbrink, MD, MPH – chair 

Richard Wise, MD

Project Directors 

Bhutan – Jason Yung, MD 

Cambodia (Kampot) – Maria Teresa Olivari, MD 

Cambodia (Phnom Penh) – Victoria Seligman, MD 

Costa Rica – Ankita Sagar, MD, MPH, FACP 

Guyana – Zahira Khalid, MBBS 

India – Atul Shah, MD 

Nepal – George Pantely, MD 

Uganda (Kabale) – Claudia Leonard, MD
& Deborah Wolfson, MD 

Uganda (Kampala) – Rebecca Kruisselbrink, MD, MPH 

Uganda (Mbarara) – Claudia Leonard, MD


Steering Committee 

Kimberly Branciforte, PHN, RN, MSN 

Mary Pat Couig, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN 

Jill Derstine, RN, EdD 

Kimberly Jarczyk, PhD, ARNP, CPNP 

Barbara Kelley, RN, EdD, MPH, CPNP 

Lisa Kennedy-Sheldon, FAAN, PhD 

Jeanne Leffers, PhD, RN 

Thuji Lhamu, BSN, MA, DNP, RN 

Michele Upvall, PhD, RN, CNE – chair 

Barbara Wise, PhD, RN, CPNP


Project Directors 

Cambodia (Kampot) – Susan Wood, MSN, PNP-BC, MPH, IBCLC 

Cambodia (Phnom Penh) – Patricia Rogers, MSN 

Cambodia (Siem Reap) – Barbara Kelley, RN, EdD, MPH, CPNP 

Laos – Mary Pat Couig, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN 

Uganda – Danni Brown, RN, MS 

Vietnam (Hai Duong, Thai Nguyen) – Debra Hain, PhD, AGPCNP-BC, APRN, FAAN & Wendy Stevens, ACNP, CWS, MSN 

Vietnam (Hue) – Jill Derstine, RN, EdD & Michele Upvall, PhD, RN, CNE


Steering Committee 

Frank Anderson, MD, MPH 

Meg Autry, MD 

Siri Fiebiger, MD, MPH 

Thomas Gellhaus, MD, FACOG – chair 

Project Directors 

Bhutan – Melissa Arnold, MD 

Cambodia (Kampot) – Bridget Kelly, MD & Doug Laube, MD 

Haiti – Siri Fiebiger, MD, MPH 

Uganda – Meg Autry, MD 

Vietnam – Leslee Jaeger, MD & Scott Petersen, MD


Steering Committee 

Deborah Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 

Annette Galassi, RN, MA, OCN – chair 

David Goldstein, MB BS, MRCP(UK), FRACP 

Geraldine Jacobson, MD, MPH, MBA 

Prakash Neupane, MD 

Miklos Simon, MD 

Lori Wood, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Project Directors 

Bhutan – Annette Galassi, RN, MA, OCN, Jeffrey Menashe, MD, Miklos Simon, MD, & Habib Ghaddar, MD, FACP 

Honduras – William Creasman, MD
& Rosemary Duda, MD, MPH 

Nepal – Prakash Neupane, MD & Linus Chuang, MD, MPH, MS  

Uganda – Stefanie Ueda, MD 

Vietnam – Kelly Smith, MD


Steering Committee  

David Ciesla, DDS, MS 

Gregory Czarnecki, DDS 

David Frost, DDS, MS – chair 

Brian Hollander, DMD 

Chinhua Hsiao, DMD, BDS, MS 

John Kanyusik, DDS, MSD 

Travis Rudd, DDS 

Elizabeth Shick, DDS, MPH

Project Directors 

Haiti – Jack Levine, DDS OHHAI 

Laos – Chinhua Hsiao, DMD, BDS, MS 

Laos (Dental Public Health) – Eugenio Beltran, DMD, DrPH 

Nepal – Brian Hollander, DMD & Royann Royer, RDH, MPH, CDA 

Peru – Charles Bloomer, DDS 

Tanzania – Gregory Czarnecki, DDS 

Uganda – David Ciesla, DDS, MS


Steering Committee 

Jacob Babu, MD, MHA 

Marybeth Ezaki, MD 

Michael Heffernan, MD 

Todd Mailly, MD 

William Murrell, MD 

James Pettey, MD 

Divya Singh, MD – chair 

William Stetson, MD 

Peter Trafton, MD 

Charity Burke Walters, MD

Project Directors 

Bhutan – Robert Hoffman, MD 

China – Joel Werier, MD 

Costa Rica – Marc Tompkins, MD  

Ghana – Kanu Okike, MD, MPH
& Julia Katarincic, MD, Donald Lalonde, MD 

Honduras – Christopher Johnson, MD 

Moldova – Michael Snedden, MD 

Nicaragua – Michelle James, MD (hand surgery)
& M. Patricia Howson, MD 

St. Lucia – Thomas O’Brien, MD 

Tanzania – Glen Crawford, MD 

Uganda – Anne McCormack, MD


Steering Committee 

Shaun Berger, MD 

Mark Duster, MD 

Christoph Funk, MUDr 

Dorey Glenn, MPH, MD 

Murray Kesselman, MD, FRCPC 

Carlos Ramos, MD 

Meera Siddharth, MD 

Laura Speltz, MD 

Margaret Leila Srour, MD, MPH, DTM&H – chair 

Project Directors 

Bhutan – Lucia Wiethoff-Ubrig, MD & John Ogle, MD 

Cambodia (Kampot) – Mark Duster, MD 

Cambodia (Siem Reap) – Dorey Glenn, MPH, MD & Robert Nassau, MD 

Laos – Margaret Leila Srour, MD, MPH, DTM&H 

Nepal – Jeffrey Green, MD, CM, MPH 

Nicaragua – Shaun Berger, MD & Michael Lintner, MD 

St. Lucia – Larry Gray, MD 

Uganda (Kabale) – Meera Siddharth, MD 

Uganda (Kampala) – Yvonne Vaucher, MD, MPH


Steering Committee 

Jean Baumgartel, OTR/L, CHT, OT  

Kathy Coufal, CCC-SLP, PhD, MA 

Denise English, PT 

Cheryl Footer, PT, PhD 

Eric Johns, DPT, PT 

Monika Mann, PT, MPH 

Mary-Beth Moran, PT, MS, MEd 

Rockwood Reid, MA, PT 

Alice Salzman, PT, EdD 

Project Directors 

Bhutan – Linda Wolff, MPT 

Cambodia – Patricia Larsen, PT, CWS, OMS 

Ghana – Catherine Sullivan, PT, CHT 

Guatemala – Jennifer Audette, PhD, PT 

Haiti – Denise English, PT & Judith Hembree, PT, PhD 

India – Antoinette Sander, PT, DPT, MS, CLT-LANA 

Malawi – Rebecca Turkel, PT, DPT 

Myanmar – Antoinette Sander, PT, DPT, MS, CLT-LANA 

Nepal – Leslie Glickman, PT, PhD & Nancy Gell, PT, MPH, PhD 

Nicaragua – Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, MPT, PhD, FAPTA 

Rwanda – Kathy Clark, PT, MS, MPT & Julia Chevan, DPT, PT, PhD, MPH, OCS 

Vietnam – Janna Beling, PhD, PT

Other Projects 

Critical Care, Mauritania
– Roy Korn, MD, MPH 

Emergency Medicine, Bhutan – Melanie Watts, MD & Shankar LeVine, MD 

Mental Health, Bhutan – Anne Marie Tietjen, PhD 

Hospital Administration, Uganda – Bara Zuhaili, MD, FACS & Barry Silbaugh, MD, MS, FACPE 

Pharmacy, Uganda – Susan Raber Wilson, PharmD, MPH

Orthopaedic Traveling Fellowship Committee 

Jay Cox, MD  

Dean Matsuda, MD  

David Spiegel, MD  

Rebecca Yu, MD 

Residency Training Bhutan Technical Advisory Group 

Mark Duster, MD  

Richard Fisher, MD 

Preston Rice, MD  

Jason Yung, MD 

Warfield Scholarship for Anesthesia Professionals Committee 

Sean Collins, CRNA, DNP, PhD 

Peter Buckley, MBBS, FRCA  

Carol Warfield, MD

Wyss Scholarship for Future Leaders in Global Health Committee 

Cary Bjork, MD  

Nancy Gell, PT, MPH, PhD 

Winston Wun Koo, MBBS  

Shannon Nixon, MN NP  

Robert Stein, MD 


We thank the many volunteers who donated their time in 2022, both virtually and in-person.

Suzanne Abkowitz Crawford, MD  

Diane Adams, RN, CCRN, BSN 

Daisy Alapat, MD  

Raed Al-Delayme, BDS   

Melissa Arnold, MD  

Sarah Asch, MD  

Samuel Baker, MD  

Nandini Bakshi, MD  

Mary Barger, PhD, RN, MPH 

Jean Baumgartel, OTR/L, CHT, OT 

Lydia Benitez, PharmD  

Brad Berman, MBA, MD  

Barbara Billek-Sawhney, PT, EdD, DPT 

Jared Block, MD  

Yves Boudreau, MD  

Drew Bourret, DScPT, PT  

Deborah Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS 

Kimberly Branciforte, PHN, RN, MSN 

Danni Brown, RN, MS  

T. Desmond Brown, MD  

Arabella Bruce, DNP  

Linda Bucher, RN, PhD, MSN, BSN  

Bruce Camitta, MD  

Mark Campbell, PT, MSPT, OCS 

James Carey, PhD, PT  

Bobbie Carpenter, BSN, MSN, CNE 

Charlene Carroll, MD  

Rohini Chandrashekar, PT  

Julia Chevan, DPT, PT, PhD

Linus Chuang, MD, MPH, MS 

David Ciesla, DDS, MS  

Kathy Clark, PT, MS, MPT 

Francois Colin, MBChB  

Kathy Coufal, CCC-SLP, PhD, MA 

Glen Crawford, MD  

William Creasman, MD  

Peter Curran, MD  

Gregory Czarnecki, DDS  

Christopher Davey, MD  

Leah Demetri, MD  

Ryan Dodge, MD  

Lena Dohlman-Gerhart, MD, MPH

Andrew Dott, MD, MPH  

Gordon Duncan, MBA  

Charles Dunton, MD  


Anne Durkan, MB ChB, MD 

Mark Duster, MD  

Maggie Dylewski Begis, PhD, MS, RD 

Scott Eder, MD, FACS  

Hor Eng  

Dennis English  

Timothy Fagan, DDS, MS  

Cara Felter, DPT, MPH  

Emily Finnan, MS, RD, LDN 

Matthew Fisher, DMD  

Michelle Fogg, DPT, PT, GCS 

Maxwell Fohtung, MD  

David Frost, DDS, MS  

Annette Galassi, RN, MA, OCN

Maria Teresa Garcia Romero, MD, vMPH 

Faezeh Ghaffari, MD  

Karen Gibbs, PT, PhD, DPT 

George Gilson, MD

Guy Glass, MD

Timothy Gleeson, MD  

Dorey Glenn, MPH, MD  

Fred Gottlieb, MD, MPH  

Debra Hain, PhD, AGPCNP-BC, APRN 

Shannon Halvorsen, MS, CCC-SLP  

Susan Harris, MD   

Alyssa Harwick, BSN, RN, SRNA

Yaseen Hasheesh, MD  

Paula Heimberg, MD  

Richard Henker, PhD, RN, CRNA 

Jesus Hermosillo Rodriguez, MD  

Ana Hernandez Caballero, MD  

Ashley Hileman, RN, BSN  

Carrie Horwitch, MPH, DTM&H, MD 

Ebony Hoskins, MD

Mary Lou Howard, RN, BSN 

Chinhua Hsiao, DMD, BDS, MS 

Margo Hudson, MD  

Randall Hudson, MD  

Peng An Im, RN  

Abhinav Janghala, MD  

Kimberly Jarczyk, PhD, ARNP, CPNP 

Julia Jenkins, DO, FAAFP, MMM 

Maggie Jerome, MS, RD, CNSC 

Anuja Jhingran, MD

Smita Joshi, MD  

Nivedita Kamath, MD  

Brooke Kane-Walker, SPT  

John Kanyusik, DDS, MSD  

Patricia Kelly, RN, PhD, FNP 

Murray Kesselman, MD, FRCPC  

Shakila Khan, MD  

Siah Kim, MBBS, MMed, PhD 

Alexia Knapp, MD, MS  

Mark Koh, MBBS, MRCP(UK)  

Dimitriy Kondrashov, MD  

Sophallyda Krouch, MD  

Frederick Lally, DDS  

Patricia Larsen, PT, CWS, OMS 

Jayanthi Lea, MD  

Daniel Lee, MD, PhD  

Lloyd Lense, MD  

Aryeh Levenson, MD  

Shankar LeVine, MD  

Michael Linden, MD, PhD  

Kathleen Logan, DNP, CPNP  

Elvis Lopez, EdD, PT, MSPT 

Robert Malloy, DMD  

Monika Mann, PT, MPH  

R. Byron McCord, MD  

Hans-Gerhard Meerpohl, MD, PhD  

Khalel Merie, MD  

Diane Merwarth, PT  

G. Stephen Morris, PT, PhD

Shahnaz Morris, RN, CCRN

Carlos Murga-Zamalloa, MD  

Delphine Nelson, MD, MHS, MS  

Prakash Neupane, MD  

Marshall Newman, DMD  

Scott Nieman, DDS  

David Nixon, MB ChB  

Kurt Nolte, MD  

Thomas O’Brien, MD  

Adebola Olarewaju, MS, PhD, RN 

Maria Teresa Olivari, MD

Thomas Openshaw, MD, MS  

Beverly Ortiz, MD, FACOG, FACS 

Catherine Ashley Orynich, DMD, MS

Sunita Park, MD  

Glenn Pfaff, RN, MSN

Matthew Pham, MD, DMD  

Rachel Pierce, RN  

Surendra Prajapati, PhD

Wingfield Rehmus, MD, MPH  

Michael Reiter, MD, PhD  

Anne Renteria, MD  

Douglas Ritter, MD, FRCS(C)  

Patricia Rogers, MSN  

Royann Royer, RDH, MPH, CDA 

Daniela Russi, MD  

Sushil Sagar, MD, FACP, FASN 

Antoinette Sander, PT, DPT, MS 

Atul Shah, MD  

Sukhman Shergill, MD  

Elizabeth Shick, DDS, MPH

Barry Silbaugh, MD, MS, FACPE 

Miklos Simon, MD  

Sandra Slater-Duncan, MBA, MHA  

Kelly Smith, MD  

Michelle Smith, CRNA  

Laura Speltz, MD  

Margaret Leila Srour, MD, MPH, DTM&H 

Patrick St. Pierre MD  

Wendy Stevens, ACNP, CWS, MSN 

Benjamin Stoff, MD  

Kathleen Stumpf, OTD, OTR/L  

Jaime Suarez-Londono, MD  

Michael Suh, DDS  

Elizabeth Suiter, MD  

Dilshad Sumar-Lakhani, DMD  

Usar Suragarn, RN, MSN, PhD 

Amer Tahawi, MD  

Anna Taptich, SPT  

Sarah Temkin, MD  

Karen Thies, DNP  

Jodi Thomas, DHSc, PCS, DPT 

Melanie Thomas, MD, MS  

Anne Marie Tietjen, PhD  

Cassie Toribio, RN  

Morgan True, BSN, RN, CCRN 

Michele Upvall, PhD, RN, CNE 

Yvonne Vaucher, MD, MPH  

Donna Venezia, MD  

William Wadkins, BSN, RN, CWON 

Brent Waters, MD

Lucia Wiethoff-Ubrig, MD  

Christopher Winters, DPM  

Richard Wise, MD  

Deborah Wolfson, MD  

Lori Wood, MD, MSc, FRCPC 

Susan Wood, MSN, PNP-BC, MPH 

Nevin Zablotsky, DMD  

Sarah Zangle, MSN, RN, CRNA 

Xuhui Zhong, MD  

Maryam Zia, MD  

Bara Zuhaili, MD, FACS  

Jo Anne Zujewski, MD, MAS 


REGENT’S CIRCLE ($10,000+) 

F. Peter Buckley, MBBS, FRCA 
Peter and Quin Curran 
Michael Hagan and Nancy Kelly, MHS 
Mary Lovejoy
Julia Plotnick, MPH, RN, FAAN
Carla Smith, MD, PhD
Hansjörg Wyss
Robert and Maureen Zutz 

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE ($5,000-$9,999) 

Suzanne Brown, CRNA
Jean Francisco 
Paul Henry, PhD 
 Martha Liggett  
Karen McKoy, MD, MPH 
Stephanie Murphy, MPA, CPA 
Mary Oba 

CHANCELLOR’S CIRCLE ($1,000-$4,999) 

Dorrit Ahbel, MD 
Jennifer Audette, PhD, PT 
V. Ted Barnett, MD 
Ted and Melza Barr 
Linda Baumann, PhD, RN, CS
Janna Beling, PhD, PT 
Zoe Blacksin, MD 
Charles Blitzer, MD 
Glenn Blumhorst  
Mark and Karen Brazinski 
Robert Burri, MD 
John Callahan, MD 
Kevin Carlile, MD 
Joseph Cass, MD 
Diane Clark 
Joanne Conroy, MD 
Jay and Nancy Cox 
Stephen Curtin, MD 
Christopher Davey, MD 
Thomas Degenhardt, MD 
Katy and Jim Dyreby 
John Esterhai, MD 
Matthew Fisher, DMD 
Germaine Fritz, DO 
Thomas Gellhaus, MD, FACOG 
Dr. Faezeh Ghaffari and Mr. Ali Alasti 
Leslie Glickman, PT, PhD 
Dr. Michael and Kathy Gross 
Richard Henker, PhD, RN, CRNA 
Robert Hoffman, MD 
M. Patricia Howson, MD 
Lisa Huang, MBA
Linda and John James 
Charles and Gerry Jennings 
Harry Jergesen, MD 
Tim and Brenda Kauffman 
Julie Keller, MD 
John Kelly, DMD, MD 
Todd Kim, MD 
Clayton Koppes, PhD 
Marc Kornmesser, MD 
Russell and Karen Larsen 
Christine Lathuras, DDS 
Gerald Lee, MD 
James Lehner, MD 
Randall and Patricia Lewis 
Henry Stow Lovejoy 
Gary Loyd, MD, MMM 
Paula Lynch
Janet Mackenzie, MD, CWSP 
Ken McCormick 
George Meyer, MD 
Jason Mitchell, MD 
Sylvia Parra, MD 
James Pembroke 
Donna Petersen, MHS, ScD 
Ann Pflugrath, MD 
Margaret Pollack 
Bill and Kathy Prenger 
Rey Ramirez, MD 
George Rapp, MD 
Monthakan Ratnarathorn, MD 
David Robie, MD 
Joseph Sacamano, MD 
Richard Sandell, MD 
Steven Schwartz 
Drexey Smith, PT 
Jeffery Soldatis, MD 
Joao Tavares, MD 
Dorothy and Glenn Terrell 
James Tielsch, PhD 
Marc Tompkins, MD 
Peter Trafton, MD 
Yvonne Vaucher, MD, MPH 
James and Anne West 
David Wiebe, MD
Duncan Wilson 
Larry Wolfe 
Nevin and Barbara Zablotsky 
Thomas Zutz

DEAN’S CIRCLE ($500-$999) 

Anonymous (2) 
Jaimo and Betsy Ahn 
Megha Ambati, MD 
Samuel Baker, MD 
Pamela Benson 
William Billingham, DDS 
Cary Bjork, MD 
William Bohl, MD 
Laura and Russell Bolton 
Robert Buly, MD 
David Butler, MD
Miguel Cabanela, MD 
James and Christina Cameron
John Chase, MD 
Helen Cherrett, MA 
Gary Cohen 
Francois Colin, MBChB 
Richard Coughlin, MD, MSc 
Glen Crawford, MD 
Jeanne DelSignore, MD 
Robert Derkash, MD 
Kamlesh Desai, MD 
Claes Dohlman, PhD, MD 
Joe Dorsey 
Thomas Duquin, MD 
Mark and Carol Duster 
Melissa Esparza, MD 
Audrey Ezeh, CRNA, MSN 
Sara Foster 
Anne French 
L. Michael Glode, MD 
Brian Harrington, MD 
Theresa Hennessey, MD 
Thomas and Meghan Higgins 
Bill and Leah Horton 
Carrie Horwitch, MPH, DTM&H, MD 
Randall Hudson, MD
Barbara Huston 
Kimberly Jarczyk, PhD, ARNP, CPNP 
Jim and Christine Kanuch 
Amy Kimball, MD 
Suzanne and Richard King 
Dr. Michael and Mrs. Linda Kowalik 
Elizabeth and Subram Gopal Krishnan 
Pamela Maroulis, CFRE 
Amir Matityahu, MD 
Collin May, MD 
Anne McCormack, MD 
Ricardo Mestres, MD 
Eileen Miller, CRNA 
H. David Moehring, MD 
Kathleen Moore Bishop, MD 
Russell and Helen Morgan 
Jeffrey Neustadt, MD 
Michael Nidiffer, MD
R. Scott Oliver, MD 
George and Sharon Pantely 
Dr. Mary Pauly and Mr. Ronald Petrich 
April Pinner, MSPH, RD and Kris Porter, PT, DPT 
Josh Polsky 
Susan Raber Wilson, PharmD, MPH 
Louis Rafetto, DMD 
Sally Rudicel, MD 
Andrew Ruoff, MD 
Janet Rush, MS, MD 
Wudbhav Sankar, MD 
Divya Singh, MD 
Michael Sofman, MD 
David Spiegel, MD 
Robert Stein, MD 
Daniel Switlick, MD 
Mordechai Tarlow, MD 
Anne Tierney, DNP, CRNA 
Charles Toner, MD 
Robert Trapp, MD 
John Tsai, MD 
Connie Vance, RN, MSN, EdD 
Gregory Vrabec, MD 
Paul Weiden, MD 
Bruce and Pam Wheeler 
Kaye Wilkins, MD 
Kristin Wingfield, MD
Richard Wise, MD 
Felasfa Wodajo, MD 
Marcella Woiczik, MD 
Scott Wolfe, MD 
Kathleen Wren, CRNA, PhD

Surgeons’ Circle

This special category of membership reflects the generous support of individuals committed to the future of our organization through a lifetime membership.

Dorrit Ahbel, MD  

Oluade Ajayi, MD  

Gilbert Anderson, MD  

Merlin Anderson, MD  

Paul Axtell, MD  

Samuel Baker, MD  

Charles Balch, MD, PhD, FACS  

James Bennett, MD  

Charles Blitzer, MD  

William Bohl, MD  

Yves Boudreau, MD*

Mark Brazinski, MD  

Joseph Cass, MD  

Charles Cornell, MD  

Richard Coughlin, MD, MSc*

Jay and Nancy Cox*

Glen Crawford, MD  

Stephen Curtin, MD  

Robert Derkash, MD  

John Dormans, MD  

John Drake, MD*

James Dyreby, MD  

John Esterhai, MD*

Richard Fisher, MD*

J. William Follows, MD  

Robert Foster, MD  

Germaine Fritz, DO*

David Frost, DDS, MS  

Barry Gainor, MD

Guillermo Garcia, MD*


R. Michael Gross, MD*

Hill Hastings, MD  

Lawrence Herman, DMD, MD 

Robert Hoffman, MD  

William Horton, MD  

M. Patricia Howson, MD  

Richard Idler, MD  

Michelle James, MD and David Artale  

Charles Jennings, MD  

Harry Jergesen, MD  

Julie Keller, MD*

John Kelly, DMD, MD*  

Richard Kemme, MD  

Todd Kim, MD  

Kent Kirkland, MD  

Marc Kornmesser, MD*

Subram Gopal Krishnan, MD  

Gregory Krivchenia, MD  

Michael Krosin, MD*

William Laney, MD  

William LaSalle, MD  

Gerald Lee, MD  

James Leffers, MD and Jeanne Leffers, PhD, RN

James Lehner, MD  

Kirk Lewis, MD  

Isador Lieberman, MD, MBA, FRCS* 


Edward V.A. Lim, MD  

Kevin Little, MD  

Todd Mailly, MD  

James Matiko, MD  

Dean Matsuda, MD  

William Murrell, MD  

R. Scott Oliver, MD  

Vincent Pellegrini, MD  

Mark Perlmutter, MS, MD  

James Pettey, MD  

Fredric Price, MD  

George Rapp, MD  

Elizabeth Regan, MD, PhD  

David Rovinsky, MD  

Kevin Rumball, MD  

Sanjeev Sabharwal, MD, MPH  

Richard Schwend, MD  

Gilbert Shapiro, MD*

Carla Smith, MD, PhD*  

Roger Sobel, MD  

David Spiegel, MD*

Robert Stein, MD  

William Stetson, MD  

Steven Stoddard, MD*  

Daniel Switlick, MD  

Mordechai Tarlow, MD  

Bruce Toby, MD  

Marc Tompkins, MD  

Charles Toner, MD  

Michael Turner, MD  

Lawrence and Kim Walker, MD  

Elizabeth Watson, MD  

William West, MD  

David Whitney, MD  

David Wiebe, MD  

Ralph Wolf, MD  

Ronald Wyatt, MD  

Rebecca Yu, MD  

Kenneth Zehnder, MD  

Lewis Zirkle, MD 

*These Surgeons’ Circle members renewed their commitment to addressing the global health workforce crisis, making a second pledge to the Surgeons’ Circle. 

Legacy Circle

A planned gift ensures that HVO will be able to continue to make important educational strides in the improvement of health care in resource-scarce countries. The following people have made a commitment to HVO’s future through a provision in their charitable gift planning.

Anonymous (6) 

Charles & Sandy Blitzer 

Richard Coughlin, MD, MSc 

Jay Cox, MD  

Nancy Cox 

Kim Dunleavy, PhD, PT, OCS 

Denise & Dennis English 

Germaine Fritz, DO 

Dr. & Mrs. David Frost 

Leslie Glickman, PT, PhD, MEd, MGA 

Elaine Goodall, PT, Med  

Linda & John James 

Nancy Kelly & Michael Hagan 

Richard & Mary Kemme

Drs. Elizabeth & Gopal Krishnan 

Stephanie & Chris Murphy

Celia Pechak, PT, PhD, MPH

James Pembroke

Alfred Scherzer, MD, MS, EdD

Carla Smith, MD, PhD

Steven Stoddard, MD 

The Estate of Karen Pitts Stubenvoll

Dr. Robert & Ann Volz 


American Academy of Pediatrics 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing 

American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology 

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 

American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists 

American College of Physicians 

American Dental Association 

American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand 

American Physical Therapy Association 

American Society of Clinical Oncology 

American Society of Hematology  

British Society for Haematology 

Organizational Partners

American Psychological Association
AO North America
Global Impact
Henry Schein, Inc.
Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
Society for Pediatric Dermatology

Franklin Giving Program
Griffiths Family Charitable Fund
Louis Foundation, Inc.
Nolan Family Charitable Foundation
US Charitable Gift Trust
Wyss Medical Foundation

Board of Directors & Staff



*As of December 31, 2022 

Janna Beling, PT, PhD 
California State University, Northridge 

Peter Curran, MD, FACP 
In private practice 

Ryan Fouss 
National Geographic 

Maura J. Fulton 
International Development Specialist 

Thomas M. Gellhaus, MD, FACOG 
Professor emeritus, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology 
University of Iowa 

Richard Henker, PhD, CRNA, FAAN – Secretary 
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing 

Lisa Huang, MBA, MS 

Gayle A. Lomax, MBA 
The Association of American Medical Colleges 

Pamela Ronka Maroulis, MPA, CFRE 
Principal Consultant, Accordant 

Stephanie Murphy, MPA, CPA – Treasurer 

Steve Schwartz 
President, GDS Consulting Services, LLC 

Carla Smith, MD, PhD – Chair 
St. Luke’s Health System, Idaho 

Vidya Swaminathan, PhD 
Bioxcel Therapeutics 

James Tielsch, PhD 
George Washington University Milken Institute 
School of Public Health

Maureen Zutz, MHA 

Nancy Kelly, MHS  – Ex-Officio
Executive Director


Nancy Kelly, MHS
Executive Director

April Pinner, MSPH, RD
Deputy Director

Laura Tyson
Director of Finance

Linda James
Senior Associate

Lisa Vu, PhD
Manager of Educational Programs

Danielle Stonehirsch
Manager of Communications & Donor Relations

Andrea Moody, MA
Manager of Project Operations

Lauren Franklin
Recruitment Specialist

Molly Moreau
Recruitment Specialist

Dean Trackman
Document Management Specialist

Lily Troup
Technical Support Coordinator


Stella Nyange
Volunteer Coordinator

Statement of Activities

For the Year Ended December 31, 2022

Without Donor
With Donor
Revenue and SupportIn-kind Contributions
Contributions – Other
Other Income
Investment Income, Net
Net Assets Released from Restrictions
$ 0

Total Revenue and Support:

Program Services:
    In-kind Program Services
    Program Services – Other

Total Program Services:

Support Services:
    Management and General

Total Support Services:













Change in Net Assets
Net Assets – Beginning of Year
Total Expenses




Net Assets – End of Year$4,180,094$2,424,737$6,604,831

The complete audited statements are available upon request and on the HVO website.

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