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Susan Kaye, Founder and President

Susan Kaye was born and raised in New York. She has a Bachelors Degree in Science in Nursing from Long Island University in Brooklyn. She is currently working in Christiana Hospital specializing in Hem dialysis. She is a Certified Nephrology Nurse. She travels to other  countries on medical missions and has been to Haiti twice since the 2010 earthquake. She  currently lives in Wilmington Delaware with her 2 daughters.

Lisa Bacot, ESQ, Vice President

Lisa Bacot

Lisa Bacot

Lisa Bacot currently serves as Director of Governance and Compliance at Barclays Bank Delaware. She is a Pennsylvania licensed attorney and a graduate of both Widener University School of Law and Delaware State University, where she earned a BS in Accounting. She has extensive experience in accounting, auditing, governance and compliance, and has obtained certifications in public accounting and internal audit. Lisa is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Dr. Leo-Rey C. Gordon, Treasurer

Dr. Leo-Rey C. Gordon is an economist and assistant professor at Wilmington University. He is member of the International Economics Honor Society, National Dean’s List awardee, and member of the National association of Business Economics. Dr. Gordon primarily conducts economic research an issues associated with financial markets, and macroeconomic development and growth. At Wilmington University he teaches courses in Economics, Finance, and Global Business.

Dr. Leo-Rey C. Gordon and class

Dr. Leo-Rey C. Gordon (center) and class

Dr. Leo-Rey Gordon was born in Kingston Jamaica where he received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of the West Indies, Mona campus. Since leaving Jamaica he has participated in International conferences such as the Lindau Meetings of Nobel Laureates, and has been actively involved in the Caribbean community.

Steve Johnson, member at Large

Steven A. Johnson, MD, practices as a dual Board-Certified General  Surgeon at Christiana Hospital (Newark, DE). He earned his bachelor’s  degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania and medical degree  from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. His General Surgical  internship and residency were completed at Thomas Jefferson University  Hospital where he served as the Chief Administrative Surgical Resident.  He also completed a fellowship in Trauma and Critical Care Surgery at  the University of Maryland’s R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in  Baltimore. While in Baltimore he was named a Shock Trauma Hero (2002)  receiving commendation after operating on an undercover Baltimore police  officer (shot in the line of duty). He was also named the most  outstanding Trauma Fellow that same year.

Since 2005, he has worked as the Associate Program Director for the  General Surgery Residency at Christiana, responsible for training twenty  six residents as they learn to become surgeons. In July of 2010, he  vacated that position to be promoted to the Associate Chief of the  Trauma Program. He has been named the Trauma Attending of the Year twice  during his tenure at CCHS and in 2008 was named Delaware’s Young Surgeon of the Year. He also works as an Assistant Professor of Surgery  at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Johnson’s special  interests include violence prevention, ballistics, penetrating abdominal  trauma, and the diagnosis and management of abdominal compartment  syndrome.

Karen L. Kwong, MD FACS

Karen L. Kwong is Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences & University, Associate Program Director Surgical Residency, and Chief of General Surgery Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Danny Childs

Danny Childs in Haiti

Danny Childs in Haiti

My name is Danny Childs, I grew up in the greater Philadelphia area, but now I mainly reside i South Jersey. I am a currently a student at the University of Delaware, where I study biology, anthropology, Spanish and botany. I became involved with Haitian education after a trip there during my past Spring break when I was able to see just how affected by the earthquake that our young interpreters were. My interest lies in collecting medicinal plants of indigenous populations of the world and testing them against specific disease causing agents, and I hope to become an osteopathic doctor in the future.