Barry Finette, MD, PhD

Co-founder

Barry is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and an Attending and Teaching physician in the Pediatric Inpatient and Critical Care Division at the Vermont’s Children’s Hospital at the University of Vermont Medical Center. He is also the Director of the Global Health and Humanitarian Opportunity Program at the University of Vermont. He has over 25 years of experience as a Pediatrician in the areas of emergency, critical and acute care medicine, with an additional 30 years of experience as a basic, clinical and translational research scientist.  He has participated in a numerous research, medical global health and humanitarian projects, as well as capacity building and disaster relief missions in Uganda, Ethiopia, Peru, Jamaica, Bhutan, South Africa, Ecuador, Philippines, Congo, Cameroon, Togo, Benin, Bangladesh and Burkina Faso.

 

Barry Heath, MD

Co-founder

Barry Heath was an undergraduate at Dartmouth College and received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He was an intern at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, a Junior and Senior Assistant Resident and Fellow in Pediatric Intensive Care at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He is Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Inpatient and Critical Care Pediatrics at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital. His teaching awards include: Department of Pediatrics Teacher of the Year, University of Vermont Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching, and University of Vermont Medical Group Graduate Medical Education Teacher of the Year. He received Presidential Citations for his work for the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

 

Megan McLaughlin, MPH

Global Health Specialist

Meg is a public health professional with over 9 years of community-based research and project implementation in the field, specifically focused on human rights, basic needs and access to healthcare for women and children.  She’s worked on internationally-focused projects, as well as field projects in East and West Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the Caribbean. Meg serves as Interim Professor of International Maternal and Child Health at Middlebury College. She earned a BA Anthropology from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Health from the University of South Florida. 

 

Nick Donowitz

Strategy and Operations

Nick is an entrepreneur with almost fifteen years of international business experience in clean technology and life sciences. He’s held leadership roles in privately held and venture-backed technology companies, with responsibility spanning corporate strategy, development, marketing, and product development. Nick began his career in international and economic development and has lived and worked in the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Nick earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College.

 

Susan Zimmerman, PMP

Project Management

Susan is a project manager with over 25 years of experience delivering large complex IT applications in the healthcare and manufacturing sectors for companies such as IBM and Vermont Information Technology Leaders. She holds a BS, Finance from University of Vermont and Project Management Certifications (PMP, SAPM) from the Project Management Institute and Stanford University.

 

Becky Castle 

Partnership Development

Becky leverages funding and partnerships for social change. She has worked with senior executives from leading NGOs and research institutes to develop strategy, design program and secure funding. Over the course of her career, Becky has served as Executive Director of EARTH University Foundation and the Carter Center. She has an MBA from the Goizueta Business Scholl of Emory University and a BA from Middlebury College.

 

Kim Brearley

Human Resources and Impact

Kim started her career in international development but has spent the last ten years in the private sector to better understand how to create sustainable change internationally though sustainable entrepreneurship. She worked in Tanzania and sub-Saharan Africa for over 7 years and holds an MSc in Development Economics from the London School of Economics, a post-graduate diploma in International Project Management and a BA from the University of British Columbia.

 

Alex Broussard

Software Development

Alex is an experienced software developer specializing in nascent technologies, predictive analytics and data visualization. He has worked with large, multinational companies and co-founded analytics consultancy EpikOne where he conceptualized, developed and launched three successful marketing automation applications, one of which was acquired by Nurun in 2010. Alex specializes in data modeling and visualization, SaaS, algorithms, predictive analytics, search and web analytics and strategic IT planning.

 

Ezra Mount-Finette

Business development

A soon to be UVM graduate in International Political Economy, Ezra’s interests focus on the intersection of Ecological Economics, Complex Systems, Community Development and Sustainability Science.  His studies have produced a passion for building resilient communities and institutions using a system approach.