Board of Directors

Laura McNulty | President and Chair

Laura is a co-founder of Health Horizons International, and has dedicated her career to improving health and socioeconomic opportunity in partnership with diverse communities in the Dominican Republic and United States. After volunteering on medical service trips in college, she recognized the need for comprehensive solutions to the health challenges facing local communities, and in 2009 moved to the Dominican Republic to begin building HHI's foundations. Laura was elected as President and Chair of the Board in 2017, after serving as the organization's first Executive Director from 2010 to 2012 and subsequently as Treasurer of the Board. She is experienced in direct service and advocacy, program design and management, strategic planning and implementation, and organizational development. She has worked with LIFT, a US non-profit dedicated to ending intergenerational poverty; with Mathematica Policy Research, specializing in US health policy; and with a strategy consulting firm focused on collective impact solutions to social challenges. Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in Community Health and Spanish from Tufts University, and is currently pursuing a Master in Social Work and Master in Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis.

Chris Meelia | Vice President

Chris is a Professor of Business & Management at Wheaton College, focusing on entrepreneurship, ethics and business fundamentals. He is also the owner and Managing Partner of Meelia Ventures, a private equity investment firm focused on early-stage healthcare startups. Chris currently serves as a member of the Tufts Medical Center Board of Governors and plays an active role in the philanthropic community in Boston. Chris was previously a healthcare veteran with two decades of leadership experience at the intersection of healthcare, technology and finance. He has held leadership positions in large and small healthcare companies, including several startups. Chris has an undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell and a Masters degree in Healthcare Leadership (~Healthcare MBA) from Brown University.

Cynthia McMurry | Treasurer

Cynthia's background is in international development. She spent the last seven years working for the micro-lending platform, focused on providing access to finance for poor entrepreneurs in the developing world. She held several different titles at Kiva, most recently serving as Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. In that role, she managed a team of Portfolio Managers and oversaw the regional implementation of Kiva's strategy from both a risk and social performance perspective. She has worked in more than 20 different countries, including extensive field work in South America, and has conducted due diligence on a range of microfinance institutions and social enterprises. Cynthia has a BA in International Relations and Spanish from Tufts University, and is currently pursuing an MBA and an MS in Environment and Resources at Stanford University.

Angi Kang, M.D., M.P.H. | Secretary

Angi is one of HHI’s co-founders and served as an International Programs Director from 2009-2010, establishing HHI’s on-the-ground presence in the Dominican Republic. She graduated from Tufts University in 2008 with a Bachelors Degree in International Relations and Community Health. Her coursework and interests span a variety of fields, from global poverty to performance. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2014 with an M.D., M.P.H, and is currently a chief medical resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital in their Internal Medicine Primary Care Program.

Ayaz Madraswalla, M.D., DABFM | Director

Dr. Madraswalla joined Mansfield Family Practice in 1995. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston University in 1986, then studied medicine at Albany Medical College where he graduated in 1990, and went on to complete his Residency in Family Practice at the University of Colorado in Denver in 1993. He has been certified in the practice of addiction medicine. He takes an active role in his profession by serving on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians since 1999, as well as past Councilor to the Connecticut State Medical Society. He has served as President of both the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians and the Windham County Medical Association. He also enjoys teaching medical students and holds a position as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Quinnipiac School of Medicine. Dr. Madraswalla is married with two children and enjoys many activities including reading, cooking, tennis, skiing, traveling, bicycling and spending time with his family.

Brad Wilkinson, M.D., DABFM | Director

Brad Wilkinson, M.D. is a semi-retired family physician living in Durham, Connecticut who now works solely in a volunteer capacity. He sees patients three days a week at the Malta House of Care, a mobile clinic serving the uninsured and underserved of central Connecticut, as well as two to three medical trips overseas annually, mostly with HHI. He and his wife Mary like to spend as much time as possible trying to (unsuccessfully) micromanage the lives of their five adult children and play with their three sainted grandchildren. He served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors from 2009 to 2017.

Craig W. Czarsty, M.D., DABFM | President Emeritus

Craig W. Czarsty, M.D., DABFM, is the Incorporator of Health Horizons and served as its first President from 2009 to 2017. He has been in the private practice of family medicine in Oakville, Connecticut, since 1983. He received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University and did his residency in Family Medicine at Roanoke Memorial Hospitals, Roanoke, VA. He has been very involved in organized medicine and is a Past-President of the Connecticut State Medical Society and the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians. He is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine, the organization which board certifies family physicians nationwide. He is currently the Vice Chair of the ABFM Foundation. His first medical service trip to the Dominican Republic was in 2005. He and his wife, Margaret, live in Watertown, Connecticut, and have two daughters and a granddaughter.

Romiya Barry | Director

Romiya started her career in research & development where she worked on medical devices for use in laboratory monitoring of patients with HIV in resource‐limited settings. She transitioned to the field of clinical research after recognizing how operations at clinical trial sites greatly affected the patients and, therefore, the immediate community the clinics served. Focusing on improvements to trial operations and management, she has provided oversight to several international, multi-center observational and comparative studies. Romiya has performed clinical research functions in regulatory affairs, clinical marketing, and program & project management. Her work has supported the development of medical devices for patients with critical care health issues and chronic diseases such as HIV, thrombotic and bleeding disorders, and Type 2 diabetes. She serves as a merit reviewer for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, volunteers for Project Managers without Borders, and maintains active participation in several professional and community organizations. Romiya holds an M.Sc. in Clinical Investigation from the MGH Institute of Health Professions, a B.Sc. in Biology/Biotechnology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Translational Health Sciences from The George Washington University. She lives in Groton, MA with her husband and their two children. Over the counter substitute for antivert Flagyl online free shipping

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