Moderators

Bio

Christina Congdon is currently a Masters of Science candidate at Albany Medical College, where she is studying to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist with a specialization in Global Health. She aims to focus her clinical work in obstetrical anesthesia, and her research project on the barriers to global surgical volunteerism with identification of potential methods to overcoming these barriers. Christina earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies from Stony Brook University in 2011. She has worked as a Surgical/Trauma ICU Registered Nurse in various New York City/borough hospitals since that time and continues to do so currently at NYU Hospital in Manhattan. During the Ebola outbreak, Christina joined Partners in Health where she worked as an Emergency Response Nurse in Harper, Liberia. The scope of work encompassed not only operational and clinical tasks in an Ebola Treatment Unit, but overall health systems strengthening as well. Christina was actively involved in the construction and opening of a new Maternal-Child Health care center as well as graduate nurse training and curriculum development at Tubman University School of Nursing.

Work Locations

  • Liberia
  • United States

Organizations

  • Albany Medical College
  • Global Health Initiative
  • Harvard Global Health Institute
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Partners in Health
Inge Corless

Inge Corless

Moderator

Bio

Inge B. Corless, RN, PHD FAAN, is a Professor in the Graduate Program in Nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her Diploma in Nursing from the Bellevue Schools of Nursing, a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Boston University, an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. from the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of California-San Francisco. Dr. Corless is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Corless joined the Institute faculty in 1993 after teaching at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, The University of Michigan, and Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. Dr. Corless also has served as the Program Director of St. Peter's Hospice in Albany New York during its' formative years. Prior to that she practiced as a staff nurse at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital, and in the Emergency Ward at Bellevue Hospital both in New York. She has also served as a short-term consultant of WHO at the Western Pacific Regional Office in Manila. At the MGH Institute Dr. Corless has co-directed an HIV/AIDS track and has made courses available via a distance-learning format. Dr. Corless also teaches the Living with Death, Living with Grief course. A member of the UCSF HIV/AIDS nursing research network, Dr. Corless is also a member of the Partners-Fenway-Shattuck Center for AIDS research.

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing
Monique Germain

Monique Germain

Moderator

Bio

Registered nurse with a specialty in community health nursing. Graduate Certificate- international health Certified Nurse Educator Board Certified-Advanced Public Health Nurse Experience in study abroad, international exchange programs. Academic Health Programs Coordinator: Undergraduate Nursing Program FNP Program Graduate Nurse-Midwifery Program Faculte des Sciences de L'Universite Episcopale d'Haiti

Work Locations

  • Haiti
  • United States

Organizations

  • Faculte Des Sciences Infirmieres de Universite Episcopale d'Haiti/Governing Board member and Visiting Faculty
  • Haiti Nursing Foundation-HNF/Board Member
  • UNOPS
Milka Ogayo

Milka Ogayo

Moderator

Bio

Milka Ogayo is a nurse manager in a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya.

Work Location

  • Kenya

Organization

  • Ministry of Health, Kenya
Maggie Sullivan

Maggie Sullivan

Moderator

Bio

Maggie Sullivan is a family nurse practitioner with an interest in serving immigrant patients and their families. She received her BA from Barnard College in Comparative Religion and Art History. She later completed her master in nursing at the University of California - San Francisco with a sub-specialty in women's health. Her research interests include the health of undocumented immigrants, day laborers and their sending communities. Publications include "Mental Health of Undocumented Mexican Immigrants: A Review of the Literature" and "Towards la clínica de mis sueños: Findings from a needs and assets assessment among rural nurses in Chiapas, Mexico." In 2009, Ms. Sullivan completed an internship with Partner In Health's (PIH) Institute for Health and Social Justice. Ms Sullivan is now a doctoral candidate in public health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She continues to work at Boston Health Care for the Homeless and collaborate with PIH on projects in Chiapas. Ms Sullivan is on the Advisory Board for the Global Nursing Caucus and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California - San Francisco's School of Nursing.

Work Locations

  • Guatemala
  • Mexico
  • United States

Organizations

  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless
  • Harvard Chan School of Public Health
  • Partners In Health - PIH
  • University of California San Francisco - UCSF
Donna Barry

Donna Barry

Moderator Emeritus

Bio

Donna Barry, RN, NP, MPH,is currently the Executive Director at Global Oncology, a Massachusetts-based NGO working to improve access to cancer care for underserved populations. Previously she was the Director of Women's Health and Rights at the Center for American Progress. Before that she served as the Advocacy and Policy Director at Partners In Health (PIH) and is appointed as a Researcher at the DGHE. She led PIH’s advocacy and policy efforts related to health and hunger, socio-economic development in Haiti, increased funding for global health, maternal mortality, tuberculosis and health system strengthening. She has participated in briefings and hearings in the U.S. House of Representative on Haiti debt relief, MDR-TB and reproductive health. Previously she led the Partners In Health project to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Russia and was Co-Director of PIH’s women’s health programs in Haiti. Donna was one of the key staff on PIH’s & DGHE’s nursing activities and provided clinical and program advice to PIH’s women’s health programs. Donna received her RN and MSN with certifications in women’s and adult health from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2001 and earned Masters’ Degrees in International Affairs and Public Health, specializing in reproductive health, maternal child health, international development and the former Soviet Union, from Columbia University in New York in 1992.

Work Location

  • United States

Organizations

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity
  • Partners In Health - PIH
Sheila Davis

Sheila Davis

Moderator Emeritus

Bio

Sheila Davis , DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN is the Chief Nursing Officer at Partners In Health, an international non-governmental organization working in 10 countries globally. She led PIH's Ebola response efforts in Liberia and Sierra Leone starting September of 2014 and continues to oversee West Africa efforts in both countries . She is an adult nurse practitioner, specializing in HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases, and had n active clinical practice at the Massachusetts General Hospital Infectious Diseases outpatient clinic from 1997-2015. Dr. Davis was the co-founder Sibusiso, a Boston based NGO working in South Africa and the Boston area and has worked in the area of domestic HIV/AIDS since 1987 and global HIV/AIDS since 1999. She has an interest in human rights, social justice, global nursing and was one of the first 20 national Carl Wilkens Fellows from the Genocide Intervention Network in 2009 and had a one year fellowship in human rights, genocide prevention, and justice issues. She currently sits on the editorial board for the Health and Human Rights:An International Journal's and the Journal of Nursing Education. Dr. Davis was named as a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow for 2012.

Work Location

  • United States

Organizations

  • Massachusetts General Hospital - MGH
  • Partners In Health - PIH
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Grace Deveney

Moderator Emeritus

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • Massachusetts General Hospital - MGH
Elizabeth Glaser

Elizabeth Glaser

Moderator Emeritus

Bio

Elizabeth Glaser, PhD., M.S., received a PhD in Social policy, focusing on global health and development, and an MS in International Health Policy and Management from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. She was a past Zinberg Fellow in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her doctoral thesis was on the impact of malaria on school attendance, health related quality of life, and household economy. She has more than 20 years of experience working with underserved populations in domestic and international settings. She is an expert for the Global Burden of Disease 2013 and 2015 in HIV and malaria. She is a past president of the Boston Chapter of the Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS care and is currently on the advisory board for the Global Nursing Caucus.

Work Locations

  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania, United Republic of
  • United States

Organizations

  • Brandeis University
  • Global Nursing Caucus
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation - IHME
Linda  Hassan

Linda Hassan

Moderator Emeritus

Bio

Master's level nurse in community public health. Currently, I am working in the nations largest Patient Centered Medical Home program under the leadership of an insurance provider. The program focus is population health management to high-risk community members with partnership of local primary care physicians.

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • University of Maryland School of Nursing - Nurses for Global Health
Antoinette Hays

Antoinette Hays

Moderator Emeritus

Bio

Antoinette Hays is Dean of School of Nursing & Health Professions at Regis College.

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • Regis College School of Nursing and Health Professions
Sarah Marsh

Sarah Marsh

Moderator Emeritus

Bio

Sarah Marsh, CM, MPH, is the Women's Health Coordinator for Partners in Health in Haiti.

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • Partners In Health - PIH
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Monica Adhiambo Onyango

Moderator Emeritus

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • Boston University School of Public Health
Christopher Shaw

Christopher Shaw

Moderator Emeritus

Bio

I am a nurse working with HIV patients in an outpatient clinic in Boston. From 2001 - 2006 I worked in a number of subSaharan African countries and was struck by the great work that nurses, health care workers and activists did in teaching and supporting patients.

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • AIDS Patient Care and STDs
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Lauren Spahn

Moderator Emeritus

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • Partners In Health - PIH
Barbara Waldorf

Barbara Waldorf

Moderator Emeritus

Bio

Barbara Waldorf BSN, MPH Barbara Waldorf is a professional nurse with twenty five years of domestic and international experience in pediatric and psychiatric nursing and non-profit management. She received a BSN from UMass/Boston and MPH from Boston University School of Public Health, with a concentration in International Health. A founding member and executive director of the Global Nursing Caucus, a collaborative working to advance the role of nursing in global health policy, practice and education through advocacy and engagement. Her areas of research and continued interest include global health nursing collaborations, refugee/immigrant health and women's empowerment.

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • Global Nursing Caucus