Board of Directors
Dr. Monica Adhiambo Onyango, RNM, MPH, MS, PhD
Dr. Onyango has over twenty-five years of experience in health care delivery, management, teaching, and research. Currently she is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH)/Department of International Health & Center for Global Health and Development (CGHD). She teaches courses in managing disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies, and sexual and reproductive health in disaster settings. Onyango worked as a health team leader with international non-governmental organizations in relief and development in South Sudan, Angola, and a refugee camp in Kenya. Her experience also includes ten years as a nursing officer in hospital management at the Kenya Ministry of Health and a lecturer at Nairobi’s Medical Training College, School of Nursing. In 2011, Onyango co-founded the Global Nursing Caucus at BUSPH. Her current research interests focus on care among populations affected by disasters, reproductive health, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, and the role of nurses and midwives in improving health status of populations globally.
Nancy White Street, ScD, PNP, BC
Nancy White Street is a pediatric nurse practitioner with over twenty years of experience in adolescent health, working in urban health care centers. She is currently an Associate Professor at Regis College, where she teaches both nursing and public health and directs the International Nurse Faculty Partnership Initiative. Street received a BS in Nursing from Boston College and an MS from the University of Pennsylvania. She also has an MS in Public Health and ScD from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her two professional passions focus on adolescent health and well being and nursing education. Street’s current global health work involves the development and implementation of a nurse faculty education program in Haiti, where faculty from nursing schools throughout the country are studying for an MS degree in nursing.
Meaghan Bradley, BSN, RN, MPH
Meaghan Bradley, a 2009 graduate of Boston College, is a registered nurse currently working at PatientsLikeMe, a company running a health data sharing platform for patients to manage health conditions. She has clinical experience in head and neck oncology, otology, and facial nerve disorders. During and after college, Meaghan traveled multiple times to northern Tanzania to work with an organization providing nutrition, healthcare, and education to critically underserved populations. As an undergraduate, she also had clinical experience in Nicaragua, which contributed to her passion for integrating nursing and global health. In 2013, Meaghan received an MPH from Boston University with a concentration in international health. Her practicum experience at BUSPH focused on a participatory action research study in northern Cameroon for the implementation of a hospital performance measurement system.
Maggie Sullivan, RN, MS, FNP-BC
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 Religions and Art History. Later, she completed her MS degree 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. Sullivan was the lead author of “Mental Health of Undocumented Mexican Immigrants: A Review of the Literature,” published in 2005 in Advances in Nursing Science. In 2009, Sullivan completed an internship with Partners In Health’s Institute for Health and Social Justice. She now works at Boston Health Care for the Homeless and continues to collaborate with PIH on its projects in Chiapas and Guatemala.
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 has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and the US, her experience spanning from refugee camp clinics and health worker training programs in Nepal, to an inner city emergency room, to assertive community treatment programs for clients with chronic mental illness in the US. She received a BSN from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health, with a concentration in international health. A founding member of the Global Nursing Caucus, Waldorf also teaches Public Health and Global Health at Regis College and works as a psychiatric nurse at Mclean Hospital. Her areas of research and continued interest include global health nursing collaborations, refugee/immigrant health, resiliency, and women’s empowerment.
Dr. Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN-BC
Dr. Sheldon is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and nurse practitioner at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, New Hampshire. She teaches in the undergraduate and doctoral nursing programs. Her program of research focuses on patient-provider communication, cancer care and oncology nursing, and nursing education in local and global settings. Through an academic-service partnership and an ongoing study, Sheldon has been addressing the health needs of Hondurans in the Olancho department with undergraduate students. Additionally, she provides cancer-nursing education in global sites through Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), serves on the HVO Nursing Education Steering Committee, and the International Advisory Panel for the Oncology Nursing Society.
Elizabeth Glaser, MSc, MA, ACRN, RN-BC
Elizabeth Glaser is a PhD candidate in social policy within the global health and development concentration at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Since 2008, she has been the coordinator of the tuberculosis, AIDS, and malaria study group at Heller. As a teaching fellow, she has helped conduct courses in cost-effectiveness analysis, HIV/AIDS policy, international health policy, and the core MA course in poverty, inequalities, and development. She holds an MA in Social Policy and an MSc in International Health Policy and Management from Brandeis University, a BS in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and is a past Zinberg Fellow in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Glaser is certified in HIV/AIDS and Community/Public Health nursing and is a past president of the Boston Chapter of the Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care (ANAC). Her two decades of nursing experience include: clinical nursing mentor for HIV care in South Africa, instructor in psychiatric nursing at the University of Massachusetts, staff nurse in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and ten years of providing care to men and women living in shelters and on the streets of Boston. Her current research ranges from studies of multilevel models to better evaluate the hospital work environment, to economic analyses of a cluster randomized trial of new malaria prevention technologies in western Kenya and Tanzania, including a study of the impact of malaria on children’s quality of life.
A partner at business consulting firm Growth River, Robert Heinzman leads the Global Science Practice. His work with .com, .org, and .edu organizations advances their ability to create a future in which we all want to live. Heinzman holds a degree in Geochemistry from the University of Colorado, and a master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is also a long-standing board member of the Institute for Regional Conservation, an influential, botanical science-based conservation organization in Florida and the Caribbean Basin. Heinzman’s work began with research in groundwater pollution in the desert Southwest. A logical, though perhaps not obvious, path led him to the Amazon and the front lines of tropical forest conservation. This resulted in the founding of US and international organizations, a series of global forums in tropical forest management, a book, and a key role in creating the Maya Biosphere Reserve, the largest protected area in Central America. After years of bearing witness to the conflict endemic to the agricultural frontier in the forest tropics, and the disturbingly ineffective intrigues of Washington, DC, Heinzman committed to an intellectually rigorous spiritual path to figure out what real solutions to global problems are. On this path, he became the publisher of the “gold standard” for rational spiritual inquiry.