Rona Breese (Tanzania/UK)
Experienced nurse practitioner with over 20 years in the field, including 13 in East Africa. Dedicated to improving nursing practice and the quality and consistency of nursing care, particularly in resource limited settings. Working in partnership with Smile Train since 2011, as a trainer and co- developer of ‘Nursing care saves lives’ training program.
Rona Breese (Tanzania/UK)Nursing: Curriculum co-developer and Lead Trainer of the ‘Nursing care saves lives’ course
Dr. Prof. Catherine Crowley (USA)Speech and Language Pathologist/Therapist
Dr. Sarah Lewis (UK)
A Senior Lecturer in Genetic Epidemiology at the University of Bristol where she has worked since January 2004. Prior to this she obtained a BSc in Genetics at the University of Sheffield, UK in 1995 and then went on to complete a PhD in Genetic Epidemiology at the University of Manchester, UK in 1999. She then had a series of short postdoctoral positions including a post at the International Agency for Research on Cancer. She joined the School of Social and Community Medicine as a lecturer in Genetic Epidemiology and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2009. Her research interests are in using Mendelian Randomization to understand risk factors for cancer and to identify modifiable factors which influence in-utero development. She became involved in cleft research in 2014, when she joined the Cleft team as head of the genetics strand on the Cleft Collective cohort studies. She is also joint work package lead in a large Cancer Research UK programme grant and also a co-investigator on a large NIHR Biomedical research center award. She has approximately 90 peer reviewed publications, most of which are on Mendelian Randomization.
Dr. Sarah Lewis (UK)Geneticist, University of Bristol
Dr Larry Hollier (USA)
Larry H. Hollier, Jr., MD, FACS FAAP, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery, including cleft lip and palate, pediatric craniofacial and hand surgery. Dr. Hollier is a Professor of Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and is the Surgeon-in- Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital. He serves on the board of the Duke Global Health Institute and as Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for Smile Train. He has authored more than 200 articles for scholarly and professional publications, written 37 book chapters, and made dozens of presentations to professional audiences worldwide on a full range of topics related to plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Hollier is on the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals, including the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery and Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery, and he is the section editor for pediatric and craniofacial surgery for the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. He serves as co-editor of the Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction and is the Editor-in- Chief of Seminars in Plastic Surgery. In 2016, Dr. Hollier was named the Press Ganey Physician of the Year for his leadership in improving the Patient Experience at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Dr Larry Hollier (USA)Plastic Surgeon, Chairman - Smile Train Global Medical Advisory Board (MAB)
Dr. Felicity Vidya Mehendale (UK)Plastic Surgeon, University of Edinburgh
Dr. Fred Bulamba (Uganda)
Dr. Fred Bulamba is a physician anesthetist working in Mbale, Eastern Uganda. He is a member of the Association of Anesthesiologists of Uganda (AAU) and a representative of the East African region to the African Regional section of the WFSA. He currently provides clinical care at CURE children’s hospital, a neurosurgical center and Smile train partner hospital. For the last 2 years, Fred has volunteered as a reviewer of sentinel events and an evaluator for fitness of Smile Train partner hospitals.
His other interest is anesthesia safety, anesthesia human resource, anesthesia education and research. Fredfly, as many of his colleagues call him, has a special interest in medical education for the anesthesia provider. He has been involved in the organization and or training on a number of short courses: the SAFE Obs and SAFE peads courses, BASIC DHS, EPM and the ADC oxford course among others.