Scientific Advisory Board
The outgoing dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences and the Frank L. Day professor of Biology at Brown University, Dr. Adashi is a physician-scientist-educator-executive with over 25 years of experience in health care and in the life sciences. Dr. Adashi is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and its committee on Women's Health Research and the author or co-author of over 250 peer-reviewed publications, over 120 book chapters/reviews, and 13 books focusing on reproductive health. He is presently serving as a member of the Global Agenda Council on Population Growth of the World Economic Forum, the Maternal and Perinatal Health Research, Integrated Management of Pregnancy and Childbirth (IMPAC) groups of the World Health Organization and as a member of the board of Physicians for Human Rights.
Kay is a Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine at Stanford. She is CoDirector of OBSIm Program, Center for Pediatric and Perinatal Education (2004 - Present) and CoDirector of Disaster Planning, The Johnson Center at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2013 - Present)
Dr. Daniels teaches obstetrics in other countries including Mexico and Honduras. She is involved in the National OB/Gyn Simulation Consortium, ACOG (2009 - Present) and a Senior Fellow with the Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University (2015 - Present)
Greg is an executive, entrepreneur, engineer and scientist with over 20 years experience taking medical technologies from concept to bedside to commercialization in academic, start-up and corporate environments. He currently heads Boston University's Coulter Program in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He has held leadership roles in multiple medical device companies ranging from start-ups to publically-traded corporations including Hologic Inc., Hemedex Inc. and Cytec. Greg has a track record of success in executive management, team building, R&D, change/crisis management, product development, product launch, operations, clinical research, regulatory affairs, business development, manufacturing and marketing.
Geoffrey Kirkman is with Brown University. Some of his previous positions are managing director of the International Technologies Group at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society; founder and managing director of the Information Technologies Group at Harvard's Center for International Development; visiting research scientist at the MIT Media Lab; consultant to the UNDP Human Development Report and a contributor to the United Nations ICT Task Force. Kirkman has professional experience in more than 30 countries worldwide, with a particular emphasis on Latin America.
Mary Jo Terrill is a healthcare activist who works to educate and empower women, supporting them through pregnancy, birth and lactation. She is a core member of the Network4Africa team, a UK-based charity that helps to rebuild lives and communities destroyed by war and genocide. Network for Africa believes that development projects are most successful when they are informed by local needs as expressed by people in the community. In Rwanda, Mary Jo has worked as part of a Trauma Counseling Training Team and has taught classes to nurses and midwives.
Dr. Aloke Debdas is an obstetrician from India and the President of the Rajkumari Foundation. He is also a one-time president of FOGSI (2006) (the obstetrics and gynecology federation of India).