Sophie Delaunay is interim executive director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the United States. She first became involved with the organization in 1993 in administrative and finance roles, then worked extensively in program management both in the field and at headquarters. Delaunay has worked on MSF projects in Thailand, Rwanda, China, and Korea, as well as in the French and US offices. She also conducted in-depth evaluations of MSF programs in Liberia, Darfur, Central African Republic, and China. Sophie served as executive director of MSF-USA from 2008 to 2015, as well as executive director of MSF's Access Campaign in 2016. Besides her MSF work, Delaunay worked for three years as program director in ESTHER, a French government AIDS agency, where she supervised the organization's programs in 18 countries. She is currently the board chair of INclude, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the rights and lives of people with disabilities. She holds a master's degree in international business from Le Havre University in France and a master’s degree in political science from Yonsei University in Korea. She has contributed to multiple publications, including a book about North Korean asylum seekers.
Alexander Buchmann is the Director of Field Human Resources at Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières USA. Alexander first worked with MSF in Niger in 2010 as a logistician. Over the next 6 years, he did field assignments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Libya, Mali, Syria, South Sudan, the Philippines, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Madagascar, Greece, Australia/Republic of Nauru and Search & Rescue in the Mediterranean, mainly in the position as Field Coordinator, Head of Mission or Emergency Coordinator. He assumed the post of Director of Field HR in New York in June 2018.
Alexander holds a Bachelor’s Degree in French Literature and Area Studies from the University of Oslo, Norway. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors for MSF’s Operational Centre in Brussels (OCB).
Stephane did his first humanitarian mission in Sierra Leone in 1996 as a logistician with Action Contre La Faim (ACF). After four additional field missions in Africa as logistician and then head of mission, he joined the ACF Parisian Headquarters in 2000 as the chief of operational logistics and then becoming the Desk for Asia Programs.
In 2003, Stephane joined MSF as a head of mission in Sierra Leone and then Colombia. In 2006, he coordinated the advocacy Campaign against malnutrition of MSF with OCP and the Access Campaign, working in MSF's Paris headquarters. Stephane then worked in Dakar for OCBA from 2013 to 2016, setting up a new regional support unit for MSF programs in West Africa. Since November 2, 2016, he has been the Cell Manager of the New York Desk.
David Epstein is Director of Domestic Human Resources for the US office of Doctors Without Borders/MSF-USA. He is a member of the management team working on strategic human resources issues ranging from diversity and talent management to international benefits and wellness initiatives, serving as the US subject matter expert.
A frequent contributor to Forbes.com, David recently was awarded the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge for his speech at the Women in Leadership Symposium. He is a member of the SHRM Global Expertise Panel, a Board Member of the Tri-State Diversity Council, and an Advanced Practitioner of the Association for Conflict Resolution. He is a frequent lecturer and panelist on diversity, human resources and international employment including at the American Bar Association Conference in Dublin.
Prior to joining MSF-USA, David was Director of Human Resources at the New York Foundling Hospital Center for Pediatric, Medical and Rehabilitative Care (Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center) where he received the NYAHSA (now LeadingAge New York) Professional of the Year Award for his contributions to pediatric long-term care.
A graduate of Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, he is also a member of the Board of Advisors and Faculty of National Paralegal College and is a Kellogg Executive Scholar. David has more than 20 years of human resources experience and holds master’s and post-master’s degrees in management and international employment law. He is a Certified Diversity Professional, Senior Certified HR Professional, Career Management Fellow, and a Certified Wellness Practitioner. He received the Tri-State Diversity Council’s “Most Engaged Leader” and “Company of the Year Award” in 2018.
Michael Goldfarb is the communications director at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) USA, a post he assumed in the summer of 2015. He oversees all public communications activities, including media relations, public events, digital and print platforms, and emergency and advocacy communications initiatives and campaigns. He first joined MSF as a press officer in 2005, later becoming media relations director.
Michael has extensive experience in the field, working as an emergency communications coordinator, media liaison, and content producer. He has worked in Afghanistan; Cameroon; Democratic Republic of Congo; Haiti; Iraq; Jordan; Kenya; Lebanon; Niger; the Palestinian Territories; Rockaway, Queens (post-Hurricane Sandy); South Sudan; Uganda; and Yemen in settings ranging from conflict zones to natural disasters and refugee camps, and in contexts including epidemics and other medical emergencies.
Michael holds a master's in international affairs degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he concentrated on international media and communications and the Middle East. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from York University in Toronto.
Prior to joining MSF, Michael worked as a press officer at Freedom House, as a member of the TIME.com editorial team, and as a Jerusalem-based reporter with United Press International.
Northan Hurtado is the deputy medical director based at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in New York. He started working with MSF in 2002 as a physician in a therapeutic feeding center in Kaala, Angola. Since then, he has worked in several MSF missions including Niger, Nigeria, Guatemala, and Sudan.
Northan joined the MSF-France headquarters in 2007, where he worked as medical referent for tuberculosis, hemorrhagic viral fevers, neglected diseases, and immunization before moving to MSF-USA in May 2013.
He holds a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene and a master's degree in tropical medicine and international health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a master's degree in epidemiology from the University of Cambridge.
He has contributed to several medical scientific publications and to various MSF guidelines.
Thomas Kurmann joined MSF in 2004, first as Communications and Fundraising Director of the operational center in Switzerland and then as Fundraising Director in Germany. Prior to joining MSF, Thomas was the Communication Director of Terre des hommes, a children's aid foundation.
Thomas is member of the international MSF Fundraising executive platform. He is also member of the Board of the Swiss Fundraising Association and gives lectures on “Fundraising and New Media” for academic institutions in Switzerland.
Before his Fundraising career, Thomas worked as a freelance journalist and as a dramaturg for a small theatre.
Andreu Maldonado first worked with MSF as a finance coordinator during Angola’s civil war in 1996. Over the next four years, he held financial coordinator positions in Kenya, Somalia, and Honduras, then joined the MSF office in Barcelona, Spain, as operational finance coordinator.
He then spent several years working in the private health sector in Spain before joining MSF-USA as desk finance manager in 2006. In 2009, he moved back to Barcelona to take over the finance director position in that office. Andreu obtained a degree in economics and an MBA from ESADE, as well as a degree in non-profit management.
Dr. Carrie Teicher is the Director of Programs at MSF-USA. She first worked with MSF-USA as an intern in 1997. Prior to joining the MSF-USA management team, she worked as a medical epidemiologist with Epicentre for seven years, and currently also serves as the Epicentre USA Representative.
During her tenure with Epicentre, she has lead or supported numerous operational research studies and surveys conducted in over a dozen MSF fields. Prior to Epicentre, Dr. Teicher worked in global public health in Sri Lanka, India, Namibia, Senegal, Angola, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Israel, and Burkina Faso in both the public and iNGO sector. She also served in the Peace Corps in Mali.
She holds a MD from the Sackler School of Medicine, a MPH from The Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and a BA from Barnard College.