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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Robert D. Ryan, President
Attorney, Rende, Ryan & Downes, LLP

Britt Nisco, Secretary
Director/Producer Brittany Nisco Productions, LLC

Kathy Smith-McGovern, Vice President
Acxiom Corporation

Debbie Fritz, RN, Treasurer
Fishkill Ambulatory Surgical Ctr.


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meet on a regular basis and are responsible for developing the policies that guide Healing the Children Northeast. In addition, Board Members are committed to raising the funds required to continue to heal children around the corner and around the world, one child at a time.

Manoj Abraham, MD

Beth Beals, RN

Helen Buhler, PhD SLP

Jairo Eduardo Castillo, MD

Elise Cozzi, DMD

David L. Fenner, MD

Gregory Keiser, DMD

Lindsay M Naylor, MS, CCP-SLP

Steve Nargiso

Joseph Rousso, MD

Stephen Tracy, PhD Ed

Frank Weller

Medical Committee

The role of the Medical Advisory Committee is to review formal trip proposals to:

  • Ensure compliance with the highest quality of medical standards.
  • Ensure an appropriate mix of medical professionals to maximize successful surgical outcomes in the host country.
  • Ensure procedures are within the scope of Healing the Children Northeast’s compliances.
  • Act as a carefully guided resource to Team Leaders in the development, organization, and preparation of medical
    supplies and equipment for Medical Teams.
  • Act as a resource, when needed, for medical related questions and or actions pertaining to the International Inbound Program.

Gregory Keiser, DMD – Chairman

Manoj T. Abraham, MD

Bruce D. Chipkin, MD

David Fenner, MD

Jairo Eduardo Castillo, MD

Debbie Fritz, RN

Missy Law, MTA Program Director


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