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Board Members


Usama Hamdan, MD, FICS
Board President
Global Smile Foundation
Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology-Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Instructor in Otology & Laryngology-Harvard Medical School
Clinical Instructor of Otolaryngology-Boston University School of Medicine
Westwood, MA

Christopher V. Hughes, D.M.D. Ph.D.
Board Secretary
Pediatric Dentistry Department
Professor, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, MA

Talal Ali Ahmad
Entrada Communications
Bedford, MA
Former CTO/CIO Momentum Telecom, Birmingham, AL

Raymond Ciccolo
Village Automotive Group
Boston, MA

Navil Sethna, MD, FAAP
Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Director, Mayo Family Pediatric Rehabilitation Center
Children's Hospital Boston, Waltham Campus

Jay Schnitzer, MD, Ph.D.
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Mitre Corporation, Bedford, MA
Former Director Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Former Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President at Boston Scientific Corporation

Advisory Board

Aileen Killen, R.N., Ph.D., CPPS
Head of Casualty Risk Consulting-Healthcare, AIG
X-Director, Patient Safety Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Alan Silverstein
BAM Inc.
Knoxville, TN

Edward George, MD, Ph.D.
Medical Director, Post Anesthesia Care Units
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Commander, Medical Corps, United States Navy Reserve
Boston, MA

George Blaser
Coast to Coast Medical
Fall River, MA

Joe Daher
Kai Capital Management
New York, NY

Kenneth Pellegrino, CEBT
Manager, Clinical Engineering
Chairman, Laser Committee
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Boston, MA 

Krishna Patel, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC 

Kristine Marcy
Member, Board of Directors, National Academy of Public Administration
Former Associate Director, United States Marshals Service
Former Associate Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice
Washington, D.C.

Paul Cody
Corporate Operations Specialist
Prospect Airport Service
Dallas, TX

Rebecca Binder
Executive Director, Benco Family Foundation
Pittston, PA

Robert Karch, MD, MPH
Director, Medical Nutrition Longitudinal Curricular Theme, University of Central Florida College of Medicine.
Pediatric Clinical Clerkship Site Director, UCF College of Medicine/Nemours Children’s Hospital Inpatient Teaching Service
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Univ. of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL
Orlando, FL

Serena Kassam, DMD
Director of Pre-Doctoral Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Assistant Clinical Professor
New York University College of Dental Medicine
New York, NY

Stephen Harris, MD
Harris Plastic Surgery
West Islip, NY


Surgical: Krishna Patel, MD, PhD
Anesthesia: Navil Sethna, MD, FAAP

  • Chris Hughes, PhD, DMD (Chair)
  • Serena Kassam, DMD
  • M. Mansoor Ahmed DDS, MS
  • Judy Bendit RDH, BS

Nursing & QA: Aileen Killen, RN, PhD
IT: Talal Ali Ahmad

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Global Smile Foundation
101 Access Road, Suite 205
Norwood, MA 02062
Phone: +1 (781) 501-5007
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