People and Organisations United for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

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PUSH! Global Alliance - Our Member Organisations

The PUSH! Global Alliance is a global platform that includes the world’s leading private and public organisations in healthcare, research, academia, and patient advocacy.

Executive Committee Organisations:

Voting members

Benjamin Warf, Chair Executive Committee, Boston Children’s Hospital and CURE Hydrocephalus
Lieven Bauwens, International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
Salimah Walani, Marches of Dimes
Scott Montgomery, Food Fortification Initiative
Sara Struwe, Spina Bifida Association
Tessa van der Willigen, Hydrocephalus Association
Paige Terrien Church, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Non voting members

Joe Sniezek, CDC’s National Center on birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Staff:
Aliki Papas Weakland, PUSH! Executive Director
Ewa Kampelmann, Communications Coordinator


Steering Committee (September 2014)
Lieven Bauwens, MA
International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus BELGIUM

Jeffrey Blount, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham Children's of Alabama Department of Neurosurgery, USA

Paige Terrien Church, MD
University of Toronto Paediatrics, CANADA

Greg S. Garrett MSc
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Food Fortification, SWITZERLAND

James M. Johnston, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham Children's of Alabama Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery Department of Neurosurgery, USA

Dawn Mancuso, MAM, CAE, FASAE
Hydrocephalus Association, USA

Ann McNeil, RN, BSN
Miami Children’s Hospital Haiti Healthy Kids, USA

Michelle Niescierenko, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital Global Health Program, USA

Laura Rowe, MS, MPH
Project Healthy Children, USA

Steven Schiff, MD, PhD
Penn State University Center for Neural Engineering University Park, USA

Joe Sniezek, MD, MPH
CDC National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, USA

Sara Struwe
Spina Bifida Association, USA

Judy Thibadeau, RN, MN
CDC - National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, USA

Salimah Walani, PHD, MSN, MPH
March of Dimes White Plains USA

Benjamin Warf, MD
Boston Children's Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, USA

Aliki P. Weakland MPH, MSW
Carter Consulting, Inc.  CDC - National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, USA

Inaugural Committee(April 2014)
Lieven Bauwens, MA
International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, BELGIUM

Richard Bransford, MD
BethanyKids. USA

Robert J. Dempsey, MD
Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery, USA

Pamela Follett, MD, MPH
Tufts University Dept. of Child Development Lewis Rhodes Labs, USA

Heather Hamner, PHd, MS, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Atlanta, USA

Catherine Hartnett
Sophie’s Voice Foundation, USA

Helen Healy
International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, BELGIUM

Charles Howard, MA, MSW
CURE Hydrocephalus – CURE International, USA

Michael Illions
Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, USA

Dawn Mancuso, MAM, CAE, FASAE
FASAE Hydrocephalus Association, USA

Ann McNeil, RN, BSN
Miami Children’s Hospital Haiti Healthy Kids, USA

Scott Montgomery
Flour Fortification Initiative, USA

Stanley Zlotkin, MD, PhD
Sprinkles Global Health Initiative The Hospital for Sick Children, CANADA
Mkaya Mwamburi, MD, PhD, MA
Tufts University School of Medicine, USA

Godfrey Oakley, MD, MSPM
Center for Spina Bifida Research, Prevention, and Policy Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, USA

Laura Rowe, MS, MPH
Project Healthy Children, USA

Steven Schiff, MD, PhD
Penn State University, Center for Neural Engineering, USA

Rebecca Spohrer, MBA
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, SWITZERLAND

Patrick Stover, PhD
Cornell University, Division of Nutrition, USA

Sara Struwe
Spina Bifida Association, USA

Judy Thibadeau, RN, MN
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, USA

Salimah Walani, PhD, MSN, MPH
March of Dimes , USA

Benjamin Warf, MD
Boston Children's Hospital Dept. of Neurosurgery, USA

Aliki Weakland, MPH, MSW
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, USA

Margo Whiteford, MD
International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, BELGIUM

Upcoming Event:

8th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World (ICBD)

Date: November 08 - 11, 2017

Venue: Bogota, Colombia

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