Each year, the International Association of HealthCare Professionals highlights the charitable endeavors of our members.
Here is the list of honorees.
Michael Dansinger, MD
Practicing at the Diabetes Reversal Program in Boston, Massachusetts, his role includes treating those with diabetes, and speaking about diabetes reversal throughout the United States to the community and professional audiences. Dr. Dansinger plans to work with philanthropic partners to create an "Institute for Diabetes Reversal" at an academic medical center such as Tufts Medical Center. The mission of the Institute would be to train physicians and other health care providers in the methods of lifestyle coaching for type 2 diabetes reversal, and to conduct research aimed at improving upon and testing current methods.
Chauncey W. Crandall, IV, MD
Dr. Crandall is Chief of Cardiac Transplant Program at the Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Jupiter, Florida. He is also co-founder and Director of the Palm Beach Chapter of the foundation for Advancement of Cardiac Therapies. In memory of his son Chad, Dr. Crandall founded the Chadwick Foundation, whose mission is to serve the medical and spiritual needs of underprivileged communities locally and abroad. Together, they have spread the message of Christ to such countries as Colombia and Haiti.
Oronde L. White, MD
Dr. White works at the Lighthouse Clinic in Southfield, Michigan. Dr. White also takes staff call at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit, MI for years and has provided the best possible medical care he can provide to many uninsured patients without ever being reimbursed. He has provided medical care at local free clinics without remuneration. Care is provided to some uninsured patients at the office without ever being reimbursed because sometimes patients are unable to get good, timely care to follow-up outside of an emergency department. Also, Dr. White has educated many physician assistant students, medical students, and some medical assistants for externships, free of charge.
Tyson Green, DPM
Dr. Green has a special interest in treating deformities of the foot, in any population. Dr. Green's additional areas of expertise include orthopedics, diabetic foot care, foot surgery, children's podiatry and arthritis. In February of 2008, Dr. Green completed a missions trip to Mexico in general podiatric medical management and surgical repair of clubfoot and other congenital deformities in an indigent population. A national and international speaker, Dr. Green attributes his success to his excellent training.
Judith Ann Beaulieu, BSN, RN, CMIS
Involved in the field of women's healthcare since 1978, Judith decided to go back into the business world and started a Women's Healthcare Division with 75 other nurses for Parke-Davis. Attaining numerous honors and awards, she achieved the highest career path level. The Division was top in the United States and surpassed every company in the nation. Judith then decided to transition into the Medical Affairs Division of Cephalon, where she was provided a formal certification program to become a Medical Information Specialist in the field of Pharmaceuticals through the Drug Information Association. At the present time, she is creating a consulting business for women and children and their healthcare providers. FEMTIQUE is also lobbying for healthcare reform issues as it impacts the nursing profession. A portion of all proceeds made through FEMTIQUE will be donated to the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.
Janet S. Goppert, RN
Janet has many roles at Health Careers Training and Development in Indiana. She has been owner, Program Director and Instructor of Health Careers Training and Development since 2005. A clinical leader and shift charge nurse, she is also a qualified ICD-9 coder and is qualified to teach in schools. In addition to her role as business owner, she is also an assistant professor and faculty adviser at Roseman University College of Nursing. Her last of many distinctions includes that of a legal nurse consultant: simplifying medical jargon for attorneys. Janet is involved with educating the community and those in healthcare regarding the trends in tuberculosis around the world. She has given tests on tuberculosis for the American Lung Association (Indiana).
Clyde T. Carpenter, MD
An expert in spinal care and scoliosis, Dr. Carpenter was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal in 1997 for his philanthropic efforts. He is a large contributor to LDS Humanitarian Services, an organization sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that performs services to non-church members in third world countries. Dr. Carpenter also works for the Perpetual Education Fund, also sponsored by the Church to help people in developing countries get the education they need to succeed.
Gabriel Lasala, MD
Dr. Lasala serves as President and Founder of TCA Cellular Therapy in Covington, Louisiana. TCA raises funds for adult stem cell therapy research. Their ultimate goal is to develop next generation treatments for serious and life-threatening diseases. A trailblazer in stem cell research, Dr. Lasala has multiple adult stem cell clinical trials underway. It is estimated that many of these trial therapies will be available as soon as 2012.
Andrew Paull, DC
Dr. Paull owes his chiropractic career to the treatment he received from his own chiropractor after suffering from terrible migraines. Having his life given back to him inspired him to get into that field and change the lives of others; as his had been. During his second year at Palmer Chiropractic College, he undertook a missions trip to Fiji. This experience enabled him to give chiropractic care to an underserved population and was immensely rewarding for him. Services and donations were offered to the Fiji population along with personalized chiropractic care plans
Ronald J. Sollitto, DPM, MPH
Dr. Sollitto is a noted author, lecturer, fellow and speaker. He has given back to the community in a number of ways, from invention patents to foundation establishment. He currently holds a US Surgical Instrument patent for a device that uses radio waves to abate heel pain. Dr. Sollitto is also a frequent patron to several charities, including Bergen County Children's Aid and Family Services, St. Jude's Hospital, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. In addition to charity work and causes, Dr. Sollitto was the inspiration behind the building of the Saddle Brook Surgicenter, a free-standing ambulatory surgery facility that was desperately needed in the community and home to over 18,000 surgeries thus far.
Teri Tran, DC
Dr. Tran has been involved in chiropractic medical missions for years. In 2008, 15 doctors and therapists provided free chiropractic care to 1,500 Mexican residents, with the help of the Red Cross and Rotary Club. She donates her causes to the Muscular Dystrophy Association; advocating and helping MDA raise money for research, treatment and counseling services for people and families affected by Muscular Dystrophy. Her efforts extended to the American Cancer Society most recently, with the Aloha Charity Festival of 2011. This Festival raises money and awareness of cancer treatment.
Justin Roth, DC
Dr. Roth is an upper cervical chiropractor with a passion to spread spinal health awareness around the world. He often frequents Brazil, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua offering tips and treatment for upper cervical health. He focuses on the two upper bones of the neck, the brain stem, and their intimate relationship is what comprises upper cervical care. Dr. Roth received his special certification for this specific branch of chiropractic at the Kale Institute in South Carolina. He has special clinical interest in working with multiple sclerosis patients and those with migraine headaches.
Beatrice Miller Peete, RN,BSN, AODA, CADC
Beatrice Miller-Peete (known as Mother Bea to many) is a psychiatric nurse at St. Anthony's Hospital located in Chicago, Illinois. Beatrice has practiced nursing for more than 46 years at various hospitals and health care facilities. She is an accomplished psychiatric nurse who also specializes in drug addictions and HIV counseling. In 2005, she initiated the Gethsemane Community Health Screening Program where more than 200 people are served each week with food and medical screening assistance. The medical screening is provided to underprivileged people of the Englewood community that cannot afford the medical attention needed for themselves and their families. Because of her knowledge and rapport with the hospitals and medical personnel throughout the city of Chicago and surrounding areas, recommendations to public health facilities are given to further assist people with more severe health issues. With this program, many lives have been helped and saved.
Joseph Steven Gulyas, DC
Dr. Gulyas and his practice are involved in the CAPTAIN (Community Action for Parents, Teens and Interested Neighbors) Program of Clifton Park, New York. CAPTAIN is a local organization, serving the needs of youth and families in Saratoga County and beyond. Started by a group of concerned parents in the 1970's, CAPTAIN tackles the tough issues facing families today. Dr. Gulyas and his staff place bins in the waiting area of the office for people to bring in non-perishable food items. They have delivered several hundred dollars worth of food and they are still gathering items to deliver in time for Christmas. The office will also send a check to CAPTAIN's families, so they can have a better Christmas.
Jack M. Levine, DDS, FAGD, FICD
Dr. Levine is owner of Orange Street Smiles in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Levine is also one of the Board Directors of Himalayan Healthcare. This is a non-profit organization that provides primary health care, community education, and income generation programs to residents who live in remote areas of Nepal.
Brett S. Sanders, MD
An expert in sports medicine, complex shoulder and elbow surgery, Dr. Sanders has trained at world renowned Harvard University and in Edinburgh, Scotland. His philanthropic posts include membership on the Board of Emily's Power for a Cure. This organization promotes neuroblastoma research and family support. He is also a Founding Member of the Children's Trust benefiting the TC Thompson Children's Hospital, part of the Erlanger Health System in Tennessee.
Ernesto Gonzalez-Martinez, MD
A Harvard trained dermatologists and a pioneer of Mohs Surgery, Dr. Gonzalez-Martinez retains a faculty position at the Harvard School of Medicine. The diversity and social matters regarding minorities at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital are of big concern to Dr. Gonzalez-Martinez. He has since established the first Hispanic Medical Students Mentorship Program for the four medical schools located throughout Massachusetts.
Dona Cooper-Dockery, MD
Dr. Cooper-Dockery practices at Cooper Internal Medicine in McAllen, Texas. Dr. Cooper-Dockery is a member ofHope International Medical Missions and has been volunteering her time and expertise in response to the devastation caused by Haiti's earthquake in 2009.