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2016-2017 President:Anne Peterson| Anne Peterson, MD is a long-time public health professional with an M.D. from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn. and an MPH and Preventive Medicine residency from Emory University. She began as a missionary in Kenya and Zimbabwe, consulted on Neglected Tropical Diseases for CDC and WHO and then moved into policy/political positions, first as Health Commissioner for the State of Virginia and then as Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Global Health at USAID from 2001 to 2005. In that position, she oversaw all of USAID global health programs in maternal and child health, AIDS, family planning, NTDs, health systems and the launch of the Bush administration PEPFAR program. Anne represented the US government on a number of international boards; such as the Global Fund, GAVI, Stop TB, and the Child Survival Partnership, working with international partners on global health policy design. She is currently Senior Vice President of Programs at AmeriCares.| eannepeterson [at] Vice President | Doug Fountain serves as Vice President for Strategy and Impact for Medical Teams International. Before coming to Medical Teams International, Doug served on the executive staff at Uganda Christian University, where he began in 2004 as the head of the Department of Health Sciences and later served as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Development and External Relations as the university grew to five campuses and 12,000 students. He has helped several non-profit and government organizations develop strategic plans and performance measurement systems and counsulted on national policy and program development. He is also a founding managing editor of the Christian Journal for Global Health. Doug holds an MPA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Oregon. | dfountain [at] Secretary: David J. Olson | David J. Olson has more than 25 years of strategic communications, advocacy and nonprofit management experience in 40 countries on five continents. Currently, he manages his own global health communications and policy consulting firm, Olson Global Communications, with diverse non-profit and for-profit clients. After serving as a Peace Corps agricultural volunteer in Togo, he managed an agricultural program in Mali for Lutheran World Relief, then served as country representative for PSI for social marketing programs in Zambia, Bangladesh and Paraguay. David has lectured on social marketing and communications at many universities, including Harvard Business School, Yale University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a proponent of social media, blogging for the Huffington Post and Impatient Optimists. You can follow him on Twitter @davidjolson and get more information on his website. | olson.david.jule [at]       Treasurer | Chad Hayward is the Executive Director of the Accord Network, a position he has held since 2007. Prior to that, Chad served as the Senior Advisor for the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at USAID. He spent several years working on Capitol Hill, where he served as Communications Director for Representative Jim Ryun of Kansas and as Policy Aide to Representative John Thune of South Dakota. Before his time in Washington, Chad worked as Director of Operations for Prayer for the Persecuted Church, an organization working to encourage involvement among the church in the area of persecuted Christians worldwide as well as for a development/consulting firm that specialized in helping non-profit organizations. Chad has a bachelorâ??s degree in Political Science and History from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. | chad [at]            Bob Blees currently serves as SIM USA Vice President and SIM Global Services support.  Bob joined SIM in 1980 as a Services Division mechanic and Services Division director in Liberia.  He later went on to serve as ELWA ministries manager overseeing its five divisions which included Services, Hospital, ELWA Academy, West Africa Christian High School, ELWA Broadcasting, Print Shop and Dental Clinic. Bob has served in the SIM USA home office since 1990. For the past 25 years, as vice president of SIM USA, he has managed the SIM USA operations and handled their land and legal issues. His current title is â??Director of Global Servicesâ? which focuses on Security, Medical and Logistics for SIM work world-wide. Bob was born in Minnesota and went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota. Bob is also involved in serving on several school and non-profit boards. | bob.blees [at]        Dennis Cherian, MD, MHA is a physician with a keen interest and specialization in alternative systems of medicine; he also has graduate degrees in public health administration and psychological counseling. Dennis currently the Senior Director of Health for World Vision U.S., where he has designed and implemented a broad range of public health programs in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East for 20 years. A native of India, he previously managed the Church of South India Mission Hospital. Dennis has also worked as a Public Health rep for the New York State Department of Health. He serves on the board of the Core Group and is an Advisory Member of Social Behavior Change for Faith-Based Organizations and the Country Task Force for mPowering Frontline Health Workers.| dcherian [at]            Reverend Amy Gopp, MDiv serves as Vice President of External Relations at IMA World Health. She is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with two decades of experience in faith-based relief and development. Previously, she served as the Director of Member Relations and Pastoral Care at Church World Service, and as Executive Director of Week of Compassion, the relief, refugee and development fund of the Disciples of Christ. Amy is a global activist for girls and women's rights, education and empowerment; and a key leader of the interfaith We Will Speak Out U.S. coalition and campaign to end sexual and gender-based violence. She lived for many years in the war-torn former Yugoslavia with Mennonite Central Committee, serving as a peace activist. She completed an MA in Conflict Resolution at Antioch University and an MDiv from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. | amygopp [at]     Amy Hewitt serves as Manager of the Lab-In-Suitcase Program and Partner Development Manager of Medical Equipment Services with International Aid. She has worked for International Aid for the past decade. Previously, Amy worked for 17 years as a Certified Travel Consultant specializing in international travel. | hewitta [at]                   Ronald Mataya, MD is an Associate Professor of Global Health at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health in Loma Linda, Calif., a Seventh-day Adventist academic institution. He also directs the Global Health and Maternal and Child Health program. Prior to joining Loma Linda University, he was Director of Health Programs at the Adventist Development and Relief Agencyâ??s head office in Silver Spring, Md. Ron is a native of Malawi and divides his time between teaching at Loma Linda University and at the University of Malawi College of Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. | rmataya [at]                     Paul Mikov, MA is Vice President for Institutional Partnerships at Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Political Science at Fordham University. In his CMMB role, Paul is responsible for advancing partnerships with leading foundations, corporations, academic entities, large health-care networks, and relevant UN and governmental agencies. He has most recently been Director of Development and a Visiting Scholar at the School of International and Public affairs at Columbia University in New York City. Prior to Columbia University, for about ten years, Paul held leadership roles at World Vision International, where he was the organizationâ??s main UN Representative. He played a pivotal role in the preparation, mobilization of resources, and the successful launch of major global health campaigns, such as the Every Woman Every Child campaign. | pmikov [at]           Pamela Mukaire, DrPH recently served as Executive Director for Resources for Improving Birth Outcomes (RIBO) and as a faculty member for the MPH program at Liberty University. Her professional experiences and interests range from HIV prevention and treatment, reproductive health, and maternal and child health to chronic disease prevention both in US and global settings. Pamela completed her masterâ??s in Public Health at the University of Wisconsin and received her DrPH in health promotion from School of Public Health, Loma Linda University, California, USA. She is currently working as a consultant on various global health projects. | pmukaire [at]        Dr. Lance Plyler is the Medical Advisor for Disaster Response and Programs at Samaritan's Purse. He received his undergraduate BS degree in physical therapy and postgraduate medical degree at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado. Lance was involved in post-war recovery in Kosovo, post-earthquake and cholera responses in Haiti, refugee camp work in South Sudan, and field hospital deplyment after Typhoon Haiyan. He was honored corporately with the "Ebola Fighters" as Time Magazine's 2014 Person of the Year. | lplyler [at]       Gordon Raley serves as CEO of the Family Service Foundation. Prior to that, he was the Director of Public Policy at FHI 360 from 2004 until November 2014. Before joining FHI 360, Gordon served as Vice President of Federal Relations and Membership Services at Mental Health America and was President and CEO of the National Assembly of Health and Human Service Organizations. He has a masterâ??s degree in Community Organization and Planning from Tulane University. | gordonaraley [at] 
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