MSF logistician and daily workers unload a truck with humanitarian supplies on the premises of MSF’s tent hospital in Guiuan.
Philippines 2013 © Francois Dumont/MSF
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US Board of Directors

Members of our association elect the Board of Directors to govern Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières USA (MSF-USA) on our behalf. 

Members then hold the Board accountable for its actions. Board members elect the Executive Director, take responsibility for the actions of MSF-USA, and work to guarantee that the MSF principles are respected.

The Board sets broad strategic directions and delegates the implementation of strategy to the management team, who run the office day-to-day. Every month the Board meets to ensure that MSF-USA continues to operate well and is achieving its objectives.

Dr. Africa Stewart

President
Dr. Africa Stewart

Dr. Africa Stewart

President

Africa Stewart graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University in 1995 with a BA in psychology and mathematical science. She then attended Drexel University Medical School in Philadelphia. In 1999 she completed an MBA with a concentration in strategic planning from the University of Pittsburghʼs Katz School of Business. She then returned to Philadelphia to finish her medical training at Drexel. In 2000, Africa received her MD and started her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Hahnemann University Hospital. Her career with MSF began in Sudan in June 2011. Africa has completed five surgical field assignments with MSF and served as a guide for the organizationʼs Forced From Home exhibition about the global refugee crisis. She was elected to the board of directors in 2017. She continues to support women's health care locally and abroad with an emphasis on education and prevention.

Patricia Carrick, FNP

Vice-President
Patricia Carrick, FNP

Patricia Carrick, FNP

Vice-President

Pat Carrick is a nationally certified Family Nurse Practitioner. For the past 30 years she has worked, first in acute care hospital nursing and home-based hospice services, and then in Community Health Centers providing primary care for medically under-served populations. Since 2007 Pat has completed 5 humanitarian aid assignments with MSF in Malawi, South Sudan and Sierra Leone including in-patient and out-patient malnutrition and infectious disease projects. She also has experience in the post-ebola development sector in Sierra Leone. She has served on a number of community, State and regional boards over the years. She was elected to the MSF-USA Board of Directors in June 2017. Pat holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Nursing from Montana State University. She takes inspiration and sustenance from the beloved mountains of her home in rural, south-western Montana. 

John Wetherington

Treasurer
John Wetherington

John Wetherington

Treasurer

John Wetherington has served in the nonprofit sector for nearly 20 years as CFO, COO and Acting-CEO in education and healthcare sectors and currently is CFO for an organization providing services to the intellectual and developmental disabled and homeless populations. Prior to work for nonprofit organizations, he served in administrative, consulting and international business development roles in equity investment and banking industries.

John serves on multiple nonprofit boards and has led and participated in service activities in Asia and Africa. He holds the credentials of Certified Public Accountant in his home state of Colorado and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant. John graduated with BA/BS degrees from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and has an MBA from the University of Denver and a Doctor of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. He lives in Denver.

Sheronda Rochelle, Esq.

Secretary
Sheronda Rochelle, Esq.

Sheronda Rochelle, Esq.

Secretary

Sheronda Rochelle Blackburn, Esq., a native New Yorker, is a Senior Attorney with Microsoft Corporation. Prior to her current role, Sheronda spent almost 12 years at JPMorgan Chase where she was Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel leading the technology legal team supporting the company’s Asset and Wealth Management division. Before that, she was Counsel at CA Technologies serving as the primary lawyer for their Small to Medium Business Products Group and their Global Procurement organization. Sheronda has previously served on the boards of The Metropolitan Black Bar Association and The Global Community Charter School in Harlem (an International Baccalaureate school) where she was also a Founding Trustee. Sheronda holds a BA from Bryant University and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. 

Jane Coyne

Board Member
Jane Coyne

Jane Coyne

Board Member

Kassia Echavarri-Queen

Board Member
Kassia Echavarri-Queen

Kassia Echavarri-Queen

Board Member

Kassia Echavarri-Queen began her field work with MSF in 2006 as a supply manager in Sierra Leone, having previously worked in marketing and strategy for technology companies, start-ups, and the Fritz Institute, which focuses on disaster response and recovery. In the years that followed, Kassia worked extensively in the field with MSF as program coordinator and head of mission in Guatemala, Kenya, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Syria. Her two most recent missions were an Ebola response program in Liberia and a project in Nepal following the earthquake there in April 2015. All told, Kassia has over 14 years of international program management experience. Now living in her native San Francisco, Kassia holds a BA in international relations from Alliant University and an MA in international economics and management from SDA Bocconi.

André Heller

Board Member
André Heller

André Heller

Board Member

With a background in the visual arts, and later a MSc in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics, André first started working with MSF in 2006. André dedicated around 12 years to working with MSF in both the field and headquarters. He was MSF's Head of Mission in a broad range of countries including South Sudan, Yemen, Haiti, Syria, and Central African Republic and worked in various capacities in many others. André was Head of Programmes for MSF's UK branch where he managed the growth of an academic partnership program to integrate higher learning into the career track of MSF's rising leadership and published a number of articles on topics related to the management of humanitarian crises and politics. He also worked as MSF's liaison to the UK Government and civil society and has extensive experience representing MSF in the media. Since leaving MSF UK in early 2018, Andre worked briefly in a London-based tech startup prior to co-founding a new company based in Jackson, Wyoming.

Adrienne Hurst

Board Member
Adrienne Hurst

Adrienne Hurst

Board Member

Adrienne Hurst, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in patient-centered health program management and infectious diseases.  Her first mission with MSF was in 2006 in Georgia in a drug-resistant TB project.  She also served as project coordinator in Uganda and conducted an assessment in Kenya.  Adrienne also oversaw the quality implementation of large US government, Clinton Foundation, and CDC-funded international health programs and is currently providing technical assistance in communities across rural America to address the opioid epidemic.  Adrienne was elected to the MSF-USA Board of Directors in May 2019 and holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from New York University. 

Dr. Rasha Khoury

Board Member
Dr. Rasha Khoury

Dr. Rasha Khoury

Board Member

Dr. Rasha Khoury is a Palestinian physician and public health activist born and raised in East Jerusalem. She moved to the US for medical training, graduated from Yale School of Medicine in 2008 and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California San Francisco. She then pursued a fellowship in Family Planning and Global Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital and received her Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2013. In 2014, fulfilling a life long dream, she joined MSF and has since completed 6 surgical missions in Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Cote D'Ivoire, Iraq and for more than a year in Afghanistan. Dr. Khoury currently works clinically in high-risk obstetrics in the Bronx, NY with a research focus on reducing severe maternal morbidity and mortality. She joins the MSF board to exercise participatory leadership, uplift and amplify the voices of patients and global staff in the MSF movement.

Brigg Reilley

Board Member
Brigg Reilley

Brigg Reilley

Board Member

Brigg Reilley works with a tribal health board that provides support for the US Indian Health Service national HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) program. He has been working in American Indian/Alaska Native health since 2006. Prior to Indian Health Service, he worked for MSF for ten years in several emergency and non-emergency project settings, and served on the MSF Board of Directors from 2008-2011. He obtained a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University in 1996 and a BA in Philosophy from the College of William & Mary in 1990. 

Philip Sacks

Board Member
Philip Sacks

Philip Sacks

Board Member

Philip Sacks received an AB from Brown University and an MMA from University of Rhode Island. He is a licensed master mariner specialized in large sailing vessels and oceanographic research vessels. He spent 33 years working as a sailing ship captain, professor of nautical science, and senior administrator at SEA Education Association in Woods Hole, MA. He is also a project management specialist. He has worked coordinating science missions for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the US Antarctic Program. As a consultant, he has managed the construction of research vessels and remote research stations worldwide. Since 2006, Sacks has completed 10 humanitarian aid missions as a logistician and logistics coordinator with MSF in a wide range of contexts based in Thailand, South Sudan, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, and Haiti. Sacks was elected to the Board of Directors of MSF-USA in June 2016.

Dr. Craig Spencer

Board Member
Dr. Craig Spencer

Dr. Craig Spencer

Board Member

Craig Spencer MD MPH is the Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center.  He divides his time between providing clinical care in New York and working internationally in public health and humanitarian response. He has worked in Africa and Southeast Asia as a field epidemiologist on numerous projects examining access to medical care and human rights, including measuring mortality and maternal health in Burundi, access to legal documentation in Indonesia, child separation in emergencies in D.R. Congo and South Sudan, and coordinating Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) national epidemiological response in Guinea during the Ebola outbreak. In addition to his international public health work, Craig has provided medical care in the Caribbean, Central America, West and East Africa, and most recently abroad onboard a MSF medical search and rescue boat in the Mediterranean. 

Dr. Mego Terzian

President, MSF France and Co-Opted Board Member
Dr. Mego Terzian

Dr. Mego Terzian

President, MSF France and Co-Opted Board Member

Dr. Mego Terzian is 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 as an MSF field doctor in Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Iran, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2003, he became an emergency coordinator for MSF projects in Liberia, Côte 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.