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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

Krishna Patel MD, PhD

Board Secretary, Global Smile Foundation

  • Assistant Professor, Director of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina

Raymond Ciccolo

  • President, Village Automotive Group
  • Founder & President, Ciccolo Family Foundation

Jay Schnitzer MD, PhD

  • Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Mitre Corporation
  • Former Director Defense Sciences Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Former Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President, Boston Scientific Corporation

Navil Sethna MD, FAAP

  • Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
  • Clinical Director, Mayo Family Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center, Department of Anesthesia, Boston Children’s Hospital 

Talal Ali Ahmad

Board Treasurer, Director of Information Technology, Global Smile Foundation

  • Former Co-Founder & CEO, Proximie
  • Former President, Entrada Communications

Christopher Hughes DMD, PhD

  • Professor & Chair, Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Advisory Board

Alan Silverstein

  • Managing Member, New You, LLC

Rebecca Binder

  • Executive Director, Benco Family Foundation

Joe Daher

  • President, Kai Capital Management

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

Babak Azizzadeh MD, FACS

  • Chairman & Director of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Co-Director, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program, Keck School of Medicine
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCLA

Maryann Boyle Murray MBA, MPH

  • Principle, MBM Development Communications

Steven Maturo MD, LT Colonel, USAF, MC, FS

  • Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Director of Residency, Department of Otolaryngology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, Uniformed Services University

Serena Kassam DMD

Presurgical & Dental Director, Global Smile Foundation

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, NYU College of Dentistry

Tripp Amdur

  • Group President of Medline Industries
  • Medline Director in Europe, Asia, and Australia

RG Conlee

  • President and CEO, Tylark Corporation
  • Former Chief Innovation Officer, Xerox Services

Stephen Harris MD, FACS

  • Harris Plastic Surgery
  • Chief of Plastic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Staff Surgeon, former Chief of Plastic Surgery, NSLIJ – Southside Hospital

George Blaser

  • President, Coast to Coast Medical

Paul Cody

  • Corporate Operations Specialist, Prospect Airport Service

Kenneth Pellegrino CEBT

  • Manager, Clinical Engineering
  • Chairman, Laser Committee, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

Robert Karch MD, MPH, FAAP

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Univ. of Central Florida College of Medicine
  • Deputy Secretary for Children’s Medical Services, Florida Department of Health

Eric R. Kaufman AB, LL.B

  • Partner, Kaufman & Kaufman, Attorneys

Laura Hetzler MD, FACS

  • Program Director & Associate Professor, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Department of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery
  • Director, Our Lady of the Lake (OLOL) Children’s Hospital Cleft Team & Facial Nerve Disorders Clinic

Junior Board

The GSF Junior Board brings together student leaders from across the U.S. to raise awareness about GSF’s humanitarian outreach cleft programs worldwide and to help with fundraising campaigns that support interdisciplinary care for so many underserved patients born with clefts.  Junior Board members work within their school and social networks to hold educational events and fundraisers as well as volunteer at GSF events. Follow the GSF Junior Board on Instagram at @gsfjuniorboard!

  • Kylie Azizzadeh, Harvard-Westlake School
  • Logan Azizzadeh, Harvard-Westlake School
  • Tiffany Berookhim, Palisades School
  • Brett Damavandi, Milken School
  • Saba Daneshmand, Brentwood School
  • Vanessa Kahwaji, Little Flower Academy
  • Lina Joy, Sharon High School
  • Sarah Joy, Sharon High School
  • Michael Nessralla, Northeastern University
  • Nicole Nessralla College, Stonehill College
  • Serena Serhan, Oliver Ames High School
  • Jade Stanford, Harvard-Westlake School