MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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DR. MYRON ROLLE

Chairman

Former All-American football player at Florida State University, former NFL Safety, a CoSIDA All-Academic Hall of Fame member, member of President Clinton’s Global Initiative Lead Team, one of three Bahamian Rhodes Scholars, a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, an FSU College of Medicine, and is now a neurosurgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.

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MAKINI THOMPSON

Director

Former All-American volleyball student-athlete at Florida State University, a former professional volleyball player from Jamaica, and Current Senior Associate Athletic Director at Applalachian State University.

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DR. CHRIS CALIXTE

Director

Dr. Calaixte is a resident radiology physician at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, member of the Radiology Society of North America and the American College of Radiology, member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Haitian native.

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DR. HANSEL TOOKES

Director

Dr. Tookes is an attending internal medicine physician at the University of Miami, assistant professor at the University of Miami medical school, Director of IDEA exchange- an HIV prevention program for marginalized communities, and a Bahamian native.

MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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DR. MYRON ROLLE

Chairman

Former All-American football player at Florida State University, former NFL Safety, a CoSIDA All-Academic Hall of Fame member, member of President Clinton’s Global Initiative Lead Team, one of three Bahamian Rhodes Scholars, a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, an FSU College of Medicine, and is now a neurosurgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.

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MAKINI THOMPSON

Director

Former All-American volleyball student-athlete at Florida State University, a former professional volleyball player from Jamaica, and Current Senior Associate Athletic Director at Applalachian State University.

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DR. CHRIS CALIXTE

Director

Dr. Calaixte is a resident radiology physician at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, member of the Radiology Society of North America and the American College of Radiology, member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Haitian native.

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DR. HANSEL TOOKES

Director

Dr. Tookes is an attending internal medicine physician at the University of Miami, assistant professor at the University of Miami medical school, Director of IDEA exchange- an HIV prevention program for marginalized communities, and a Bahamian native.

MEET OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

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DEEN GARBA

MD Candidate at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC, a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Associate at Harvard Medical School. He aspires to become a clinical and global health advocate, helping to improve access to and provide quality healthcare in the world's most underserved locales.

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ANDRE BOYKE

4th-year medical student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, who has deep interests in neurosurgery, global health, and the mentorship of underrepresented students.  .As a first-generation Grenadian-American, he aims to combine his passions to develop the necessary to positively impact international communities facing significant health disparities related to surgical care.

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CONNER BERGER

4th-year medical student at St. George University, former Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, and served with distinction in Afghanistan during combat operations.  He has a passion for innovation in the field of Neurosurgery.

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ASHLEY WILLIAMS

MD Candidate at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester Hills, MI; Paul Farmer Global Surgery research team member, former National Institutes of Health (NIH) Intramural Research Training Program fellow at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD; and former Global Education and Awareness Research Undergraduate Program scholar at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. As a first-generation Dominican and Grenadian-American, she aims to integrate her passion for pediatric neurosurgical care with creating sustainable health systems in marginalized places.

MEET OUR SUPPORT TEAM

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DR. ANDRES RUBIANO

Caribbean Association of Neurological Surgeons

Professor of Neurosciences and Director of Neurotrauma Research at South Colombian University. Fogarty International Center trainee and member of Trauma and Emergency Care Committee at the World Health Organization.  Associate Editor of the Journal of Global Neurosurgery. A native of Colombia.

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DR. BRIAN NAHED

The Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Professor and Program Director of Massachusetts General Hospital Neurosurgery Residency, specializes in brain tumors of the eloquent cortex and intraoperative mapping/imaging, Executive committee member of Congress of Neurological Surgeons and National Football League neurotrauma consultant.  A native of the United States.

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DR. MAGNUS EKEDEDE

The Bahamas Ministry of Health

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas.  Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at Marshall University.  A native of the Bahamas.