Board of Directors

David Tseng

Cofounder / Chief Technological Officer 

David leads the team responsible for identifying and assessing tools and solutions to support the organization’s endeavors.

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Guadalupe “Lupe” Chavez-Garcia

Cofounder / Chief Business Development Director 

No single approach to human care is the right one, yet one that comes from passionate people with the right ideas, resources and partnerships is bound to go beyond the rest. As a co-founder of MGY, Lupe seeks to guide the organization in a path that changes lives of those in need around the world and those seeking to make a difference in the world. He will focus on MGY’s organizational management, marketing, social media, legal, business development, fundraising, administration, partnerships, community outreach and human resources. (click on picture for more info)

 

Dr. Daniel S. Ebbs

Cofounder / Chief of Clinical Operations 

Daniel is a cofounder of MGY and is the team leader for clinical applications of projects. He has worked in Emergency Medical Services for 15 years, currently a pediatric resident at Valley Childrens Healthcare affiliated with Stanford University in California, a flight paramedic and EMS/CHW instructor. He also earned his M.S concentrating in Community Health at the University of New Mexico, finishing in 2013. His M.S. training focused on the role of community health workers in rural and developing regions around the world, specifically in West Borneo and the NE Peruvian Amazon. Daniel is the proud husband of Erika Ebbs and father of Jude Ebbs, who mean the world to him. (click on picture for more info)

Brian T. Ebbs

Senior Adviser for MGY Business Operations 

Mr. Ebbs is a Sr. Director working on the Operations team at NVIDIA.  He has spent his 35 year career in the semiconductor industry primarily focusing on Materials, Planning and Supply Chain.  He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from San Jose State University in 1977.  Mr. Ebbs has participated in many years of various volunteer activities including mentoring and tutoring children with Santa Clara County & preparing food for the hungry at the Second Harvest Food Bank etc…(click on picture for more info)

 

MGY TEAM LEADERS

 

Sam Waggoner

Director: ICT Development/Programming

Sam has a dual degree from the University of New Mexico in Biology and Computer Science. Sam has developed many applications on various platforms, including award winning mobile applications on phones. Sam is a lead for MGY mobile health application development. Additionally, Sam has extensive global health experience, previously serving as President for UNM Nourish International and has been integral to the development of the Amazon Program. 

Dr. Julian hirschbaum

Medical Director-S. America Programs; Director Infectious Disease Research

Julian is a physician at USC, working in LA County as a resident in medicine-pediatric combine specialties. He is interested in sustainable health development and expanding access to care for rural communities in developing countries across the world. (click on picture for more info)

 

Dr. Stanton Jasicki

Director: Emergency Medical Services

Stanton is completing his residency training in Emergency Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NYC. Stanton is a co-founder of Capacidad, a student led global health organization that afocuses on sustainable and culturally sensitive international health work.  (click on picture for more info)

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Amanda Mika

Clinical Coordinator: South America Program Development

Amanda originally cultivated her interest in global health by participating in short mission and volunteer trips abroad. However, during a 2-month Spanish language immersion trip to Cusco, Peru she was made aware of potential downfalls of such short-lived methods. Since joining MGY she has been involved in developing and implementing a sustainable health program in the Peruvian Amazon to address health disparities. She is currently in her final years of medical school and is looking forward to applying her medical knowledge and pasion for other cultures to help develop successful models of sustainable healthcare solutions in remote areas.  

Starr Matsushita

OMM Curriculum Developer and Researcher

Starr is an Osteopathic Medical Student at A.T. Still University who is extremely proud and dedicated to the application of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) in various contexts. Early on in her medical career she realized the power and utility of OMM for common clinical complaints both in the US and more importantly in developing international communities that lack appropriate and necessary access to health care. Her ultimate goal is to spread the use of OMM to those near and far as a means of providing sustainable adn low-cost adjuncts to medicine.

Carolina Espindola-Camacho

Current Capacidad President

Carolina is an Osteopathic Medical Student who grew up in Ecuador and was exposed to the limitations of healthcare in certain areas of the country. She has worked in Ecuador and with the geriatric community as a volunteer; she has also helped migrants from Latin America who needed osteopathic treatments and basic health aid. She has worked as President of the A.T. Still University DOCARE Chapter to help bring short and long term medical care to communities in need in Central America as well as increasing the awareness of global health to other medical students. (click on picture for more info) 

Jenni Adams

Chair: NGO Partnership / MGY Development

Jenni Adams is a 3rd year DO and MPH student at A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. She has had a passion for sustainable global public health since volunteering in Quito, Ecuador with various non-profit organizations for two years. She joined Capacidad during medical school (former President) because of her interest in community health worker training as a sustainable way to increase access to health in rural communities internationally and in the U.S. (click on picture for more info) 

Dr. Jeanette lovato

Clinical Director/Spanish Curriculum Development

Jeanette obtained her BS in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry from New Mexico State University.  She will be starting her family medicine residency in July at the Southern NM Program in Las Cruces. She grew up in one of the Colonias near the border where she was exposed to the hardships an underserved community faces. Jeanette was invited to join the team on their first trip to Peru and since then her passion to help train more community health workers around the world developed.  She will continue teaching and modifying the curriculum in Peru while working in developing a curriculum for CHWs in underserved communities in NM.  

Tavo Olivas jr.

Assistant Spanish Curriculum Developer

Tavo moved to Flagstaff, Tavo moved to Flagstaff, Arizona from Nogales, Mexico where he was born and raised.  He was a Biology major at Northern Arizona University where he graduated with a BS in Biology in 2013.  Upon graduation, he remained in Flagstaff and began to work in a community medical center.   As a Spanish medical interpreter he became immersed in family medicine which further inspired him to become a physician.  He volunteers with physicians in Mexico helping those in need to improve their health.  Passionate about medicine, Tavo has applied to medical school and plans to come back to make a positive contribution to the community that helped him thrive.  Undoubtedly, he will continue to volunteer to help those worldwide improve their health status.

MGY ADVISING TEAM

Dr. Magdalena Avila (Dr.P.H., MPH, MSW)

Adviser-Community Participatory Research and Public Health

Dr. Avila is a longtime Activist Scholar and has worked closely with communities of color in the Environmental Justice Movement towards ameliorating Environmental Racism and health inequalities. She is a public health professional with expertise in Community Based Participatory Research and works to engage communities and build research partnerships with urban and rural communities of color. (click on picture for more info)

 

Dr. Jeffrey Morgan, (DO, MA, FACOI, Dean, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona)

Adviser-Internal Medicine / Capacidad

Dr. Morgan is a general internist and Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists. He provided primary care medicine in Arizona for 18 years prior to joining ATSU-SOMA in July 2013 as associate professor of Internal Medicine & Public Health. He subsequently served as chair of Clinical Science Education, Chair of the Student (Academic) Performance Committee, acting director of the Clinical Education Department, and acting dean, prior to being named dean in January, 2016. (click on picture for more info)

 

Dr. Don Altman, (DDS, DHSc, EdD, MPH, MBA, MA)

Adviser-Dental & Public Health / Capacidad

Dr. Don Altman joined A.T. Still University in October 2006 and has been Dean of the College of Graduate Health Studies since October 2012. Prior to joining the University, he worked for the Principal Financial Group, the State of Arizona, the State of Texas, and the City of Houston. He graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch (DDS) in 1983. He completed his Master of Public Health degree at the University of Texas School of Public Health in 1989 and became Board Certified in Dental Public Health in 1999. (click on picture for more info)

 
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Dr. Deborah Heath, DO

Adviser-Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Professor Dr. Deborah Heath is currently, Assistant Dean of Curricular Integration at A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona.  She joined A.T. Still University in 2007. She has been in clinical practice with an emphasis on Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine since 1989. She graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986 and received her board certification in Osteopathic Medicine and Manipulation in 1994. Dr. Heath was president of Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association 2004-05 and they awarded her,“Educator of the Year” in 2016.

 

Dr. Ryan Hodnick, (D.O., NREMT-P, FAWM)

Adviser-EMS and Emergency Medicine

Ryan is the medical director for agencies in New Mexico including: Santa Fe Fire, Santa Fe County Fire EMS, Artesia Fire, Carlsbad Fire, and the Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. He serves as the medical director and paramedic for TriState CareFlight in New Mexico, as well as the associate medical director and crew member for MedFlight based out of Albuquerque. He’s also an employee of EMSRx. 

 

Dr. Grace StewarT, MD

Adviser: Family Medicine / Global Health

Dr. Stewart graduated Texas Tech University School of Medicine and complete residency in Family Practice in Phoenix, AZ. She is Assistant Professor ATSU-SOMA Dept. of Family and Community Medicine and Adjunct Clinical Professor ATSU-KCOM. Dr. Steward also isDirector of Student Medical Education- KCOM Arizona Region. (click on picture for more info)