Our Team

Miriam Cremer, MD MPH

President and FOunder

Dr. Miriam Cremer is the President and Founder of BHI. As a medical student in 1997, Miriam completed a clinical rotation in rural El Salvador where she noted the high incidence of cervical cancer among rural women. This motivated her to develop outreach campaigns, and in 2003, she established Basic Health International.

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Miriam Cremer, MD MPH

FOUNDER

Dr. Miriam Cremer is the President and Founder of BHI. As a medical student in 1997, Miriam completed a clinical rotation in rural El Salvador where she noted the high incidence of cervical cancer among rural women. This motivated her to develop outreach campaigns, and in 2003, she established Basic Health International.

Miriam has provided outstanding guidance and leadership to the organization, and has solidified BHI as a leading voice in the fight to eradicate cervical cancer. In addition to her work at BHI, she is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist who has a Fellowship in Family Planning.

She has received multiple grants and awards for public health projects both nationally and internationally, including First Prize for Original Research from the Federation of Latin American Obstetrics and Gynecology (FLASOG) in 1999, Woman of the Year from the Western Center for Law and Poverty in 2005, and Women Making Global Impact in 2013.

Her specific research interests include cervical cancer screening with HPV DNA testing including self-collection, HPV vaccination dissemination, and new methods of cervical cancer pretreatment including non gas-based ablative treatments.

She was a contributing author of the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines: Use of Cryotherapy for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia, published in 2011, and is the Principal Investigator on several large trials that are funded by the National Cancer Institute, the Rising Tide Foundation, Gateway for Cancer research and other private donors. In partnership with the El Salvador Ministry of Health, she has been instrumental in helping change the Salvadoran national cervical cancer screening guidelines.

Dr. Cremer has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences, including the African Regional Conference (2014), Eurogin (2015), Point of Care Technologies Conference – NIH (2015), and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (2016).

Mauricio Maza, MD MPH

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr. Mauricio Maza is the Executive Director of Basic Health International. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the Universidad Dr. Jose Matías Delgado in El Salvador, and his Master of Public Health from Harvard University with a concentration in Health Care Management and Policy.

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Mauricio Maza, MD MPH

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr. Mauricio Maza is the Executive Director of Basic Health International. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the Universidad Dr. Jose Matías Delgado in El Salvador, and his Master of Public Health from Harvard University with a concentration in Health Care Management and Policy.

As a medical doctor, public health practitioner and researcher, Dr. Maza’s focus is cervical cancer prevention in low- resource settings, specifically with the use of novel technologies and treatment paradigms. Dr. Maza is an advisor and co-investigator in NIH funded research in El Salvador, Mexico, Peru and Colombia.

Dr. Maza led a 3-phase demonstration project in El Salvador that screened over 25,000 women with careHPV®, an HPV-testing device developed specifically for use in low- resource areas.

In 2015 Dr. Maza was named as a Young Leader by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and in 2016 was chosen to be part of the International Agency for Research in Cancer of the World Health Organization (IARC) “50 for 50” initiative which goal was to identify 50 future leaders in cancer research from low- and middle-income countries. He works closely with stakeholders in the decision/policy process to implement public health and policy changes.

Dr. Maza has presented program results and implementation strategies at international conferences and meetings held in Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Peru, India, China and the United States. He believes in the need to advocate for more clinical research and evidence-based policies in the region.

Rachel Masch, MD MPH

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Dr. Rachel Masch first joined Basic Health International on a medical delegation to El Salvador in 2005, and is currently the organization’s Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Masch graduated from Brown University with a degree in International Relations and went to Brown University Medical School.

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Rachel Masch, MD MPH

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Dr. Rachel Masch first joined Basic Health International on a medical delegation to El Salvador in 2005, and is currently the organization’s Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Masch graduated from Brown University with a degree in International Relations and went to Brown University Medical School. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and received a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Since medical school, Dr. Masch has done international work around the world and is proud to be helping BHI in their mission to eradicate cervical cancer.

Karla Alfaro, MD MPH

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Karla Alfaro, MD MPH has been working with Basic Health International since 2010 and currently serves as Medical Director. Dr. Alfaro received her medical degree from Universidad Dr. Jose Matías Delgado in El Salvador and obtained her Masters Degree in Public Health from Universidad Evangelica de El Salvador.

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Karla Alfaro, MD MPH

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Karla Alfaro, MD MPH has been working with Basic Health International since 2010 and currently serves as Medical Director. Dr. Alfaro received her medical degree from Universidad Dr. Jose Matías Delgado in El Salvador and obtained her Masters Degree in Public Health from Universidad Evangelica de El Salvador.

Dr. Alfaro was recently chosen by the International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC), to attend the Cancer Epidemiology course held in Lyon, France. In BHI, Dr. Alfaro oversees the day-today operations of a multi-site clinical trial in El Salvador, Peru and Colombia that is testing innovative cervical precancer treatments. She is also an important part of the group that is responsible for coordinating a partnership between BHI and the Ministry of Health of El Salvador to implement a national cervical cancer screening program.

Dr. Alfaro’s research and implementation experience has included the organization of VIA training delegations for healthcare workers, leading studies exploring provider screening and treatment acceptability. Dr. Alfaro has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals as part of the BHI team and regularly presents our work in international meetings and conferences.

Dr. Alfaro is committed to improving women’s health in Latin America and making the eradication of cervical cancer a reality.

Catherine Platt

DIRECTOR OF GRANTS AND FINANCE

Catherine Platt joined the Basic Health International team in March 2014. Catherine graduated from Boston University School of Management with a concentration in accounting. Having been a CPA for over 10 years in high net worth taxation prior to her arrival at BHI...

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Catherine Platt

DIRECTOR OF GRANTS AND FINANCE

Catherine Platt joined the Basic Health International team in March 2014. Catherine graduated from Boston University School of Management with a concentration in accounting.

Having been a CPA for over 10 years in high net worth taxation prior to her arrival at BHI, Catherine was most recently the director of a charitable foundation while also pursuing her Master’s Degree in Evaluation & Program Planning at Duquesne University.

Catherine’s interest in finance and women-focused nonprofits led her to Basic Health International.

Montserrat Soler, MD MPH

RESEARCH CONSULTANT

Montserrat Soler, PhD MPH holds a doctorate degree in Anthropology from Rutgers University and a Master's in Global Public Health from New York University. For several years, she conducted research on religion and cooperation in Northeastern Brazil and rural Mexico.

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Montserrat Soler, PHD MPH

RESEARCH CONSULTANT

Montserrat Soler, PhD MPH holds a doctorate degree in Anthropology from Rutgers University and a Master's in Global Public Health from New York University.

For several years, she conducted research on religion and cooperation in Northeastern Brazil and rural Mexico. Dr. Soler has held positions as anthropology faculty at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey, and Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, among others.

She has extensive experience designing courses and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences, and her published work appears in various peer-reviewed journals.

In recent years, Dr. Soler re-focused her career toward applied work that more directly impacts people's lives. She completed her MPH in 2016 and has been at Basic Health International since January 2017.

Her responsibilities include project coordination of a large-scale clinical trial in El Salvador, Peru, and Colombia, data management, grant proposal writing, and manuscript preparation. Dr. Soler is excited about the opportunity to work toward improved women's health in Latin America and the world.

Elizabeth Torres, MD

TRAINING AND CLINICAL COORDINATOR

Elizabeth Torres, MD, is a licensed gynecologist and serves as Training and Clinical Director at Basic Health International (BHI), San Salvador, El Salvador. Dr. Torres has lead training workshops for ministry of health and social security physicians centered on cervical cancer screening methods...

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Elizabeth Torres, MD

TRAINING AND CLINICAL COORDINATOR

Elizabeth Torres, MD, is a licensed gynecologist and serves as Training and Clinical Director at Basic Health International (BHI), San Salvador, El Salvador.

Dr. Torres has led training workshops for Ministry of Health and social security physicians centered on cervical cancer screening methods, including visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and the use of the EVA System (MobileODT, Tel AVIV, Israel), a handheld imaging device for diagnostic purposes.

She has also collaborated in various research projects in the Paracentral region of El Salvador lead by the Ministry of Health in partnership with BHI, including the Cervical Cancer Prevention in El Salvador (CAPE) program, and acceptability of self-sampling and human papillomavirus testing among non-attenders of cervical cancer screening programs.

Dra. Torres has also worked with APROCSAL, a collaborative of health promoters in El Salvador, to provide colposcopy diagnosis and treatment for cervical pre-cancer lesions for female inmates in local facilities.

LETICIA LOPEZ

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Dr. Leticia Lopez received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Universidad Salvadoreña Alberto Masferrer de El Salvador, a Master in Public Health degree from Universidad Evangélica de El Salvador and a Master in Epidemiology from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua y el Centro de Investigación y Estudios en Salud.

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LETICIA LOPEZ

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Dr. Leticia Lopez received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Universidad Salvadoreña Alberto Masferrer de El Salvador, a Master in Public Health degree from Universidad Evangélica de El Salvador and a Master in Epidemiology from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua y el Centro de Investigación y Estudios en Salud.

Dr. Lopez worked with the Center for Disease Control of Atlanta (CDC) in El Salvador and its cooperative agreements with Tephinet and Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, where she held the position of coordinator of Influenza projects. She worked with PAHO in the same position, continuing the Influenza projects in El Salvador.

In 2015 she started working with Basic Health International as coordinator of the NIH funded project High-Resolution Micro endoscopy for the Detection of Cervical Dysplasia in El Salvador, in collaboration with Rice University and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

MARIO MELENDEZ

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Dr. Mario Meléndez is a research coordinator at Basic Health International. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree and Internal Medicine Fellowship at Universidad de El Salvador. He also coursed Epidemiology for Health Managers with the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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MARIO MELENDEZ

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Dr. Mario Meléndez is a research coordinator at Basic Health International. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree and Internal Medicine Fellowship at Universidad de El Salvador.

He also coursed Epidemiology for Health Managers with the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Dr. Meléndez has dedicated himself to coordinate research projects and interventions in public health for the prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases, Tobacco Control and Cancer Prevention.

Mario coordinated the Pan-American Health Organization and the Ministry of Health of El Salvador in conducting the First National Survey of Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases in 2015.

While at Basic Health International, Dr. Meléndez has coordinated a study to evaluate the acceptability of cervical cancer screening with HPV self-collection methods for women who are reluctant to attend to their screening.

Carmen E. Avalos, MD

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Dr. Avalos is the research coordinator for the UH3 project. She obtained a BS in Biology and an MD, both at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala. She has had more than five years of experience working on projects aimed at improving the quality of life of vulnerable populations - people in LMIC who are HIV positive.

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Carmen E. Avalos, MD

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Dr. Avalos is the research coordinator for the UH3 project. She obtained a BS in Biology and an MD, both at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala.

She has had more than five years of experience working on projects aimed at improving the quality of life of vulnerable populations - people in LMIC who are HIV positive. For the past two years she managed a transdisciplinary team studying engagement and retention of multiply diagnosed people living with HIV/AIDS in medical, mental health, substance abuse, and social services. Dr. Avalos was a key staff for evaluating, leading oversight and technical assistance for nine demonstration sites across the U.S.

Adán Ricardo Molina Duque

Project Coordinator

Dr. Molina is currently a part of the "Mobile high resolution microendoscopy for the detection of cervical dysplasia in El Salvador" project, at the Institute of Cancer of El Salvador. Dr. Molina received his medical degree from Universidad de El Salvador. During his career he participated in the drafting of the magazine “El Salvador Medico”...

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Adán Ricardo Molina Duque

Project Coordinator

Dr. Molina is currently a part of the "Mobile high resolution microendoscopy for the detection of cervical dysplasia in El Salvador" project, at the Institute of Cancer of El Salvador.

Dr. Molina received his medical degree from Universidad de El Salvador. During his career he participated in the drafting of the magazine “El Salvador Medico”, and he was also part of the teaching team at the skills and abilities laboratory.

Dr, Molina worked as a general doctor and coordinator of family health in rural areas in the eastern part of El Salvador.

GABRIEL CONZUELO

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Dr. Gabriel Conzuelo received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Mexico and obtained his Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. Gabriel’s main interest relies on how to improve conditions that affect women’s health outcomes; he has worked on projects related to cervical cancer...

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GABRIEL CONZUELO

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Dr. Gabriel Conzuelo received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Mexico and obtained his Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh.

Gabriel’s main interest relies on how to improve conditions that affect women’s health outcomes; he has worked on projects related to cervical cancer, adverse pregnancy outcomes and birth control.

Dr. Conzuelo’s research focuses on study design and methods in epidemiology.

Priscila Cordoba Montoya

Program and Operations Associate

Originally from Argentina, Priscila developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector while working through various non-profit organizations in arts programming for adjudicated youth, rape crisis, and small business development.

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Priscila Cordoba Montoya

Program and Operations Associate

Originally from Argentina, Priscila developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector while working through various non-profit organizations in arts programming for adjudicated youth, rape crisis, and small business development.

This resolve stuck with her through college, leading her to get her Bachelor of Arts in Public Sociology with a minor in Women's Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and a Master's Degree in Social and Public Policy with a concentration in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies from Duquesne University. It was Priscilla's interest in women's access to resources and grassroots nonprofits that led her to Basic Health International.

Board of Directors

Joseph Platt

CHAIRMAN

Joseph Platt spent 27 years at Johnson & Higgins (J&H), a global insurance broker and employee benefits consultant. During his tenure at the firm, Joe held many positions including the management of branches, regions...

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Joseph Platt

CHAIRMAN

Joseph Platt spent 27 years at Johnson & Higgins (J&H), a global insurance broker and employee benefits consultant. During his tenure at the firm, Joe held many positions including the management of branches, regions, industry specializations (Healthcare, et al.) and the firm’s global business.

At the time of the sale of J&H to Marsh &McLennan Companies in 1997, Joe was a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Vice President, and one of the owners. He was also head of the Operating Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. Joe is currently a General Partner at Thorn Partners, L.P. a private investment firm in Pittsburgh, PA. Joe has many corporate and community affiliations that include: Independent Director of BlackRock’s Equity/Liquidity Funds; Director of Greenlight Re (GLRE – NASDAQ); Director of WQED Multimedia; Director of COSOL Energy (CNX) since 2016, and he is a former Director of a number of not-for-profit and community organizations.

Joe became involved with BHI in 2011, and joined the Advisory Board in January 2012. He became Chair of the Board of Directors in March 2015. Joe is a graduate of Manhattan College and Fordham University Law School, as well as Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Deepa Desai

DIRECTOR

Deepa Desai is a former consultant with McKinsey & Company where her focus was asset management firms. Prior to that, she worked with Chase Asset Management and Citibank. Deepa received an AB in Biology from Brown University...

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Deepa Desai

DIRECTOR

Deepa Desai is a former consultant with McKinsey & Company where her focus was asset management firms. Prior to that, she worked with Chase Asset Management and Citibank. Deepa received an AB in Biology from Brown University and her MBA from the Duke University.

She has traveled extensively and has lived in Mumbai, Hong Kong and London. She has been in New York City since 1993 and lives with her husband and 3 children.

Deepa became involved with BHI through her college friend BHI Executive Director, Rachel Masch. She has been a member of the Board since 2013 and is looking forward to helping BHI continue their cervical cancer screening and treating programs in Latin America, the Caribbean and ultimately, the globe.

Dr. Juan Carlos Félix

DIRECTOR

Dr. Felix is the chief of Anatomic Pathology and Vice Chair of the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Among other research interests, Dr. Felix investigates the pathobiology of Human Papillomavirus...

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Dr. Juan Carlos Félix

DIRECTOR

Dr. Felix is the chief of Anatomic Pathology and Vice Chair of the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Among other research interests, Dr. Felix investigates the pathobiology of Human Papillomavirus and its involvement in cervical cancer and its precursor lesions and is involved in creating strategies to diagnose and treat cervical cancer precursors.

He also conducts studies on the etiology of endometrial cancer precursor lesions and the effect of hormone replacement therapy on menopausal women. He teaches OB-GYN Pathology, Placental Pathology, and Cytopathology to medical students, graduate students and residents at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Beyond his professional and academic capacities, Dr. Felix has volunteered in the Los Angeles community, serving as physician-in-charge of the Fifth Annual Central City Community Health Fair for the homeless, where he directed cervical cancer screenings.

While earning his medical degree and completing his residency, he trained for and participated in two Olympic Games for Puerto Rico, competing in the single sculls event.

Miriam Hess

DIRECTOR

Miriam Hess has bridged politics, public service, and law, and made her mark in all three. A graduate of George Washington University and St. Louis University’s schools of Law and Public Health where she graduated with honors...

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Miriam Hess

DIRECTOR

Miriam Hess has bridged politics, public service, and law, and made her mark in all three. A graduate of George Washington University and St. Louis University’s schools of Law and Public Health where she graduated with honors, Miriam began her career focusing on access to healthcare, working with NARAL/NY, Sisters of Mercy Health System and later with the law firm of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips.

She continued to focus on access to critical services with the New York Department of Homeless Services under Mayor Michael Bloomberg where she worked to reform the NYC Shelter system. Miriam served as Deputy Campaign Manager for the gubernatorial campaign of Eliot Spitzer before going to work in the investment bank and asset management divisions of UBS.

Presently, Miriam is a principal in Siegel Strategies, a political communications firm representing clients nationwide. In addition to her work, Miriam is an active member of her community volunteering and serving on the boards of The Paper Bag Players, one of the oldest children’s theater groups in the country and Ubuntu Africa which delivers critical services to children and teens living with HIV/AIDS in Khayelitsha, South Africa.

Wendy Liberante

DIRECTOR

Wendy Liberante is a Policy Analyst in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office Management and Budget (OMB), Executive Office of the President. Prior to her career in the federal government...

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Wendy Liberante

DIRECTOR

Wendy Liberante is a Policy Analyst in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office Management and Budget (OMB), Executive Office of the President. Prior to her career in the federal government, Wendy was a marketing and advertising consultant in the sports, entertainment, and home furnishings categories; developing communication plans, branding campaigns, and Internet solutions for clients.

Wendy received a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. in Management from Post University where she was recognized as a NAIA Scholar Athlete in soccer.

RICARDO PERDOMO

DIRECTOR

Ricardo is the Corporate Director of M&A and New Businesses at Corporacion Multi-Inversiones. Prior to that, Ricardo having an entrepreneurial initiative, was managing partner at The Network Co.

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RICARDO PERDOMO

DIRECTOR

Ricardo is the Corporate Director of M&A and New Businesses at Corporacion Multi-Inversiones. Prior to that, Ricardo having an entrepreneurial initiative, was managing partner at The Network Co. Ricardo has a wide spectrum of experience of the financial sector. Before The Network Co, he was responsible for the investment banking division of Citibank in El Salvador, providing financial advisory in capital markets transactions in the region, syndicated loans, mergers and acquisitions, liability management, and debt restructuring.

Ricardo previous experience includes serving as the CFO of an automotive group and its financial arm, Grupo Q Holdings. He also managed the Corporate Finance division of Grupo TACA. In these positions Ricardo acquired extensive experience in the areas of structuring transactions in capital markets, multilateral bank financing, and sale-leaseback transactions. Prior to joining TACA, Ricardo worked for Ocwen Financial Corporation, a company that manages assets and provides business solutions for the main banks in the US, where he gained broad knowledge of the mortgage market and the structuring of the securitization of mortgages and other assets.

Ricardo obtained his B.A in Economics and Finance from Emory University and an MBA from INCAE. He is fluent in Spanish and English. Ricardo is a Fellow of the 10th class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

MELISSA RENDLER

DIRECTOR

Melissa Render-Garcia serves as Director of Regional Operations and part of the senior management team of C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge, a new initiative launched by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)...

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MELISSA RENDLER

DIRECTOR

Melissa Render-Garcia serves as Director of Regional Operations and part of the senior management team of C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge, a new initiative launched by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) that aims to increase the number of people with access to quality cancer treatment in cities around the world.

She has worked closely with UICC for the past nine years, previously serving as Special Advisor of the World Cancer Leaders' Summit and UICC Representative for the Americas Region.

Ms. Rendler-Garcia has over 20 years experience working in the field of international development and global public health and has held positions at the World Health Organization, Population Services International and the Cuban American National Council. A former Peace Corps Volunteer, she holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a MPAff from the University of Texas at Austin.

Irma Alfaro-Beitz

DIRECTOR

Irma Beitz is currently the Vice President of Operations and Sales at JAVI AV LLC. Ms. Beitz most recently served as the Vice President, Global Health at QIAGEN, presenting diagnostic solutions at international conferences...

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Irma Alfaro-Beitz

DIRECTOR

Irma Beitz is currently the Vice President of Operations and Sales at JAVI AV LLC. Ms. Beitz most recently served as the Vice President, Global Health at QIAGEN, presenting diagnostic solutions at international conferences, working with regional and international NGO’s and supporting in the introduction and implementation towards sustainability of these solutions, in country. During her years with that organization and Digene Corporation, she held a variety of positions within commercial sales and internationally, working in regional market development, which involved working closely with Ministries of Health.

Ms. Beitz has worked in the commercial part of clinical diagnostics for the past 25 years. She currently also does consulting in Global Health, when requested. Previously, she has held various positions within procurement and finance, in different industries. Ms. Beitz holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of California, Riverside. She currently resides in San Antonio, TX with her husband and son.

Ms. Beitz was fortunate to have the privilege to work directly with Dr. Miriam Cremer and Dr. Mauricio Maza in El Salvador and looks forward to helping BHI in their efforts to eradicate cervical cancer.

ADVISORY BOARD

Dr. Laura Schiller

ADVISOR

Dr. Laura Schiller earned her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College before completing her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York – Presbyterian Hospital. She is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been in private practice in New York...

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Dr. Laura Schiller

ADVISOR

Dr. Laura Schiller earned her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College before completing her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York – Presbyterian Hospital.

She is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been in private practice in New York City since 1991. Dr. Schiller was fortunate to meet Dr. Miriam Cremer in 2010 and joined the Basic Health International team, initially traveling to El Salvador to train health care providers in screening and treating cervical dysplasia.

In 2013, Dr. Schiller was invited to join Basic Health International’s Board of Directors. She looks forward to continuing to help BHI in their efforts to eradicate cervical cancer in the developing world.

Liz Lange

ADVISOR

Liz Lange pioneered ‘maternity chic’ by creating stylish, body conscious clothing for pregnant women. After working at Vogue Magazine, Liz developed the idea for a sophisticated collection of maternity clothing. In 1997, she created Liz Lange Maternity, changing forever the face of maternity fashions...

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Liz Lange

ADVISOR

Liz Lange pioneered ‘maternity chic’ by creating stylish, body conscious clothing for pregnant women. After working at Vogue Magazine, Liz developed the idea for a sophisticated collection of maternity clothing. In 1997, she created Liz Lange Maternity, changing forever the face of maternity fashions.

After dressing every major pregnant celebrity, Liz forged licensing deals with Nike and Target. Liz Lange Maternity for Target is the exclusive maternity department at all Target locations and offers affordable maternity pieces. She is also author of “Liz Lange’s Maternity Style: How to look Fabulous during the Most Fashion Challenged Time.” Liz has spent over a decade helping expecting moms dress stylishly on a budget.

As a retail and fashion pioneer Liz also developed a ready-to-wear collection for HSN, Completely Me™ by Liz Lange. Liz is the only maternity designer to be a member of the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America and is a regular contributor and fashion expert to several leading publications and broadcast outlets. She recently launched a women’s clothing website called navydays.com

Liz is actively involved in many charities and is a spokesperson for cervical cancer awareness. In the past she has partnered with Jhpiego, a global health nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of women and families in developing countries. Liz was also a national spokesperson for cervical cancer awareness. Currently she serves on the Advisory Board for Basic Health International, working to eradicate cervical cancer globally.

Dr. Amy Woolever

ADVISOR

Dr. Amy Woolever earned her medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo before completing her residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine...

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Dr. Amy Woolever

ADVISOR

Dr. Amy Woolever earned her medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo before completing her residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.

She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Associate Director for the Pediatrics Residency Program at Elmhurst Hospital where she also serves as the site director for Reach Out and Read and directs the Home Visit program for residents.

Dr. Woolever became involved with BHI by serving as a general pediatrician on a delegation during her chief resident year and has remained involved due to the dedication of the organization to eradicating cervical cancer.