The HVO Board of Directors provides essential guidance and oversight of the organization.
Janna Beling, PT, PhD
Janna Beling, PT, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at California State University, Northridge where she has served as Department Chair for eight years.
Peter Curran, MD, FACP
Peter Curran is an endocrinologist with interests in international health, public health, and health care delivery. Raised in Europe, he worked in Japan after college in the US before returning to the States for his medical training at Columbia and the University of Chicago.
Ryan Fouss is a television producer at National Geographic Channel, where he makes shows for Disney+ and Nat Geo WILD. He has managed global productions, directed renowned cinematographers, and developed award-winning digital series.
Maura J. Fulton
Maura Fulton brings a wealth of international experience in volunteer management, community development, and organizational development, having worked for a total of over 15 years with the Peace Corps in numerous capacities.
Thomas M. Gellhaus, MD, FACOG
Dr. Thomas Gellhaus is a Professor emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa, where he taught clinical skills for more than ten years, following 20 years working in private practice.
Richard Henker, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
Dr. Henker is a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing and a practicing nurse anesthetist at UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Henker received his MSN in Nurse Anesthesia from the University of Pittsburgh and his PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Lisa Huang, MBA, MS
Lisa Huang is Product Lead, Assistant Automation at Google, where she manages a team working on artificial intelligence and automation.
Gayle A. Lomax, MBA
Gayle Lomax is Senior Director, Marketing at the Association of American Medical Colleges with responsibility for firmwide business development, branding and marketing strategy.
Pamela Ronka Maroulis, MPA, CFRE
Pam is a principal consultant with Accordant, where she assists health care clients in major gift cultivation, campaign management, board volunteer training, and in navigating the constant changes within the health care sector.
Stephanie Murphy, MPA, CPA
Stephanie Murphy is a Financial Planner with ClearLogic Financial in Reston, Virginia. Ms. Murphy holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from George Mason University, where she was also awarded her BS in Accounting.
April Pinner, MSPH, RD
Executive Director (Ex officio)
April Pinner, MSPH, RD has worked at Health Volunteers Overseas since 2009, most recently as the Deputy Director.
Steve Schwartz is President of GDS Consulting Services, LLC., specializing in professional medical education, marketing, and medical humanitarian initiatives. Mr. Schwartz has extensive experience in the medical device and medical education marketplace.
Carla Smith, MD, PhD
Dr. Carla Smith works as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon in Idaho and Oregon. She enjoys teaching resident orthopedic trauma courses as well as “teaching the teachers” through professional coaching for instructors.
Vidya Swaminathan, PhD
Vidya Swaminathan is Vice President of Global Pharmaceutical Development and Operations at Bioxcel Therapeutics. Prior to joining Bioxcel, Vidya led Strategic Capabilities in Inhalation Product Development at AstraZeneca.
James Tielsch, PhD
Dr. Tielsch is Professor and Chair in the Department of Global Health at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, where he also has an appointment as Program Director for the Global Health Epidemiology and Disease Control MPH program.
Maureen Zutz, MHA
Maureen Zutz served as Director of Development for Inova Health Foundation where she earned a reputation for achieving proven results in philanthropy. She brings knowledge and success in strategic planning, prospect identification, capital campaigns, and major gifts.
Updated January 2022