Deane Marchbein, MD, President
Dr. Deane Marchbein joined MSF in 2006 to work as an anesthesiologist in MSF’s surgical program in Ivory Coast. She has worked with MSF in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Libya, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Syria, and as a medical doctor in Libya and Lebanon. She was formerly the business manager and chairperson of the anesthesia department as well as the director of the intensive care unit at Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Dr. Marchbein now works for Massachusetts General Hospital and the Cambridge Health Alliance and serves on the board of directors of the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund.
Aditya Nadimpalli, MD, Vice-President
Dr. Adi Nadimpalli, a pediatrician and internal medicine physician, did his training at Tulane University from 2001 to 2005. Post-Katrina he worked as a clinical assistant professor of internal medicine at University Hospital and at the Tulane University Community Health Center at the Covenant House in between working abroad. He is currently a hospitalist at the East Jefferson General Hospital.
Adi’s first assignment with MSF was in 2005, when he spent a year in Liberia as the sole physician in a remote field hospital with limited resources. He has since worked in several countries in various contexts such as Sri Lanka, where he provided emergency care to civilians in a post–civil war context; in Nigeria, managing a trauma hospital; and as the field coordinator of an emergency cholera response in Bauchi State (also in Nigeria). In one assignment he traveled to Malawi, where he treated people with HIV in an MSF HIV/AIDS program that provides medical care, treatment of opportunistic illnesses (like Tuberculosis), palliative care, and prevention and education campaigns. Malawi has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the world.
In between MSF missions, Adi has worked in Mozambique as a clinical advisor for a rural HIV program with Friends in Global Health (Vanderbilt University) and has worked with patients at the Indian Health Service in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, and at Common Ground Health Clinic in New Orleans. He has volunteered and provided family and community services at the India Medical Association Free Clinic, the Apna Ghar Domestic Violence Shelter, and as a literacy director in a Los Angeles housing project. Adi received his medical training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed his residency at Tulane University. He holds a BS in biochemisty and a BS in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Bret Engelkemier, Treasurer
Mr. Engelkemier is the founder of Hyperion Advisors, LLC a firm specializing in strategic and tactical advisory services for capital market risk management and product development, business restructuring, fund raising, and acquisitions.
Prior to founding Hyperion Advisors, Mr. Engelkemier was a Managing Director for Citigroup in the Global Equities business. He held trading, risk management, and management roles ranging from Head of Japanese Equity Derivatives Trading, Co-Head of the U.S. Equity Derivatives business, Head of Equity Trading for the Americas, and Global Head of Systematic Trading.
During his career at Citigroup, Mr. Engelkemier was involved in a number of acquisitions and investments for the Global Equity business and oversaw the division’s investment portfolio in exchanges and associated market structure investments. Through these investments, he served as Citigroup’s representative on the board of the Boston Options Exchange and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Mr. Engelkemier also had a lead role in setting up and recruiting talent for the build out of Brazilian office. Early in his career, Mr. Engelkemier lived for ten years in Japan first as a guest researcher at the Communications Research Laboratory in Tokyo before joining Salomon Brothers in the mid 90’s.
He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a M.S. degree from the University of Texas at Austin each in aerospace engineering.
David A. Shevlin, Esq., Secretary
David Shevlin is an attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where he is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Exempt Organizations Group. He advises a variety of international and domestic exempt organizations, including both private foundations and public charities. Shevlin also advises a number of endowed universities, foundations, hospitals, and cultural institutions with respect to the investment of their endowments. He regularly speaks and writes on topics of relevance to private foundations and public charities.
An expert on the modern Middle East, Dr. Al-Tikriti earned a bachelor’s degree in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a doctorate in Ottoman History from the University of Chicago in 2004. He has also studied at Bogaziçi Üniversitesi in Istanbul, the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad in Cairo, and the American University in Cairo. He is the recipient of several grants and scholarships, including a Fulbright, a U.S. Institute of Peace Fellowship, and a NEH/American Research Institute in Turkey grant.
Nabil Al-Tikriti is currently Associate Professor of Middle East History at the University of Mary Washington. He has also served as a consultant, election monitor, and relief worker at a number of field locations in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Suerie Moon is Special Advisor to the Dean and Instructor at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Associate Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Previously, she worked for MSF’s Access Campaign, and for MSF offices and missions in New York, Geneva, Paris, Goma (Democratic Republic of Congo), and Beijing. She has also been a policy consultant for MSF, Oxfam, UNITAID, and the World Health Organization. She received a BA in History from Yale University, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Kelly S. Grimshaw, RN MSN APRN CCRN
Kelly Grimshaw joined MSF in 1999, establishing a Tuberculosis program in Turkmenistan. She has since worked as a Nurse Practitioner and Project Coordinator and China, Sierra Leone, Indonesia, and Zambia assisting those affected by civil and ethnic conflicts as well as the HIV pandemic. Kelly also provided further assistance and program oversite as Medical Coordinator in Angola, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Nigeria with responses to cholera, Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever, meningitis and measles outbreaks. In the US she has volunteered her services to the MSF-USA's Speaker's Bureau throughout the country and Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City exhibits. She currently works in nursing education.
Michael Newman, MD
Dr. Michael D. Newman attended the University of Cincinnati Medical School, Cincinnati, Ohio and completed his general surgery residency at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. He began working with MSF in 2005 as a General Surgeon in a project in Liberia, and has been on multiple missions since then.
Dr. Newman practices general surgery at FCMH. His research work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine and A Journal of Social Justice. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Ohio State Medical Association.
Ramin Asgary, MD, MPH
Ramin Asgary started with MSF in 1997. His global health experience is in the management of complex humanitarian emergencies and refugee health. He has worked in international health projects in the former Soviet states, Sudan, Liberia, Haiti, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Argentina, and on the Kenya/Somalia border. Ramin has founded and directed clinics for refugees and asylum seekers; worked extensively in health and human rights advocacy; and developed training curricula in global health for medical students, residents, and public health students; in addition to publishing dozens of manuscripts on global health. He completed his residency in internal medicine and social medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a fellowship in preventive medicine and an MPH in community medicine at Mount Sinai/NYU, an MPH in refugee health at Columbia University, and a diploma in tropical medicine at Johns Hopkins University.
Martha (Carey) Huckabee
Martha (Carey) Huckabee began working for MSF in Somalia in 1992 as a food logistician. For the next ten years she worked primarily in emergency contexts in Africa, with extensive experience in South Sudan and West Africa. This field experience was complemented by work at the MSF operational center in Brussels. Martha returned to the United States in 2002 to attend graduate school, where she earned an MPH and an MA. 2002 also marked the beginning of her first stint on the MSF-USA board of directors. Her most recent field experience was in 2009, when she went to Malawi with her family to serve as MSF head of mission. Martha currently lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and is the executive director for a local nonprofit. She is also working on her PhD, which examines the experience of being a beneficiary of MSF, including the experience of being photographed for advocacy campaigns.
Mego Terzian, President, MSF France (Co-opted member)
Dr. Mego Terzian was recently elected as the President of MSF in France. Born in Lebanon, he earned his medical degree in pediatrics from Yerevan State Medical University in Armenia in 1999. While still in medical school, he worked as a translator for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Nagorno-Karabakh, and from 1999-2002, he worked for as an MSF field doctor in Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Iran and the Democratic Republic. In 2003, he became an emergency coordinator for MSF projects in Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, Pakistan, Central African Republic, Jordan, as well as other countries. From 2007 until being elected President, he served first as Deputy and then as Director of MSF’s Emergency Programming at MSF in France.
Jane Coyne recently returned to San Francisco after 9 years working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors without Borders. In 2003, she chose to leave the corporate world and began working for MSF as a field logistician. She has since worked in Uganda, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sudan. Initially her work focused on logistics but eventually her role transitioned to project and program management. In July 2009, she was appointed as Program Manager for MSF France. She works with a team in Paris to manage operations in South Sudan, Sudan, Central African Republic, Kenya, and Georgia. She is a graduate of Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (’88) and received a Masters in Business Administration from the Kellogg School at Northwestern (’96). She worked for 15 years in a variety of analytical and project management positions for both small and large manufacturing companies (HP, Nike, Dell, etc) with an emphasis on supply-chain optimization.
Jean-Marie Kindermans, MD
Dr. Jean-Marie Kindermans first worked for MSF in Thailand in 1980, later going on to work in programs in Chad, Afghanistan and other countries. A specialist in public health and tropical medicine, in 1984 Jean-Marie left MSF to become a consultant in public health, and in 1985 he became director of AEDES, the European Association for Development and Health. In 1995, Jean-Marie returned to MSF as Secretary General, managing the International Office for five years. Since 2000, he has worked for the Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, been a member of the board of MSF Switzerland, was president of MSF Belgium from 2002 to 2010, and an IB member up to 2013. Today he works on malaria for various international organizations, and is a consultant in medical management of French hospitals. He currently leads the AEDES Foundation and lives in France. He was appointed to the Board of MSF-USA in September 2013.
Dr. David Servan-Schreiber