Advisory Board, Management & Professional Advisors

Advisory Board

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, Chair Emeritus (1917-2015)

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame and Past President of the Rockefeller Foundation, led the University for 35 years. He is considered one of the most influential figures in higher education in the 20th century. Learn More…

John Burchett, Chair, Washington, DC

John Burchett is the Director of Public Policy for US States, Latin America and Canada for Google.  He is responsible for Google’s state and local government affairs in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Learn more…

Michael Hansen, Vice Chair, Fort Lauderdale, FL

For the last 25 years, Mr. Mike Hansen has been a business owner and investor in multiple industries, including transportation, printing, film extrusion, metal fabrication, metal polishing and steel distribution. Mike is a CPA by education and worked for 13 years at Arthur Andersen & Co.   Learn more...

David Gaus, M.D, MPH & TM, Executive Director

Dr. David Gaus is the founder of Andean Health & Development (AHD) and has served as its Executive Director since 1994. He is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Gaus grew up in Milwaukee, WI and attended Notre Dame where he received a BA in Accounting in 1984.  Learn More…

Barnett L. Cline, M.D., MPH, Ph. D., Blanco, TX

Dr. Barnett Cline, Professor Emeritus, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, is the former Chairman of the Department of Tropical Medicine, former president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and former member of the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board — a Federal Advisory Board to the U.S. Department of Defense.  Learn more…

Austin I. Collins, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame

Austin I. Collins, C.S.C., is the religious superior of the Holy Cross Priests and Brothers at The University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, he concurrently serves as a member Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees and Board of Fellows.  Learn more…

James Conway, M.D., Madison, WI

James H. Conway, MD, FAAP, is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin, where he is also very active in Global Health, serving as the Associate Director for Health Sciences in the Global Health Institute. Learn more…

Carlos Del Salto, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Carlos del Salto has served on the Board of VWR International, LLC since September 2007 and currently is a member of the Audit Committee. Carlos retired from Baxter Healthcare Corporation in March 2006 where he was the Senior Vice President responsible for Baxter’s Intercontinental and Asia-Pacific operations.  Learn more…

Jim Dunn, Milwaukee, WI

Jim Dunn is Managing Director – Investments and Senior PIM Portfolio Manager in the Waukesha, Wisconsin office of Wells Fargo Advisors. Mr. Dunn has 28 years of experience in the investment industry, all with Wells Fargo Advisors and its predecessor firms. His dedication to client service has earned him membership in the firm’s prestigious Premier Advisors’ and previous production-based recognition programs for 14 straight years.
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Rachel English, M.D., Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Rachel English is an emergency medicine doctor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin and has been in practice for 25 years.  Dr. English is a 1984 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Mike Flores, Geneva, Switzerland

Mike Flores heads up Worldwide Development for McDonald’s Corporation, supporting the development and execution of new restaurant growth plans and the strategic management of the enterprise portfolio.  In his prior role, Mike served as the Vice President of Global Strategy Alignment, supporting the strategic planning and global alignment agenda of the President-COO and senior management team. Learn more…

Peter Gottsacker, Milwaukee, WI

Peter Gottsacker’s extensive experience in management, sales, and marketing has helped make Wixon, Inc. a leader in the flavor technologies industry. Gottsacker joined the company in 1996 as chief operating officer, was appointed president in 1998, and became an owner in 2004. Learn more…

Alphonse Harding, M.D., South Bend, IN

Al Harding is a diagnostic and interventional radiologist practicing in the South Bend/Elkhart Indiana area. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1984 and attended Northwestern University Medical School where he also completed his fellowship after residency training at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Al has been a friend and supporter of Andean Health and Development for many years. Learn more…

Michael Heisler, M.D., MPHSioux Falls, SD

Dr. Heisler has been Professor of Medicine at the University of South Dakota since returning home to South Dakota in February 2009. He is also currently Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit at the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System. From 2015 to 2016, he assumed an additional position as Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin. Learn More…

Diego Herrera, M.D., Santo Domingo, Ecuador

Dr. Diego Herrera earned his M.D. at the Central University of Ecuador, and completed a residency in Family Medicine at the Catholic University of Ecuador in Quito. He subsequently studied Medical Anthropology and ultimately earned a Master’s Degree in Pedagogy and Research.  Learn more…

Tara Kenney, Boston, MA

Tara C. Kenney is the Managing Director of Deutsche Bank and Relationship Manager, Latin America and Canada at Deutsche Asset Management. Tara joined the Deutsche Bank in 1987 and has 30 years of industry experience. Learn more…

Daniel Kerrigan, Honolulu, HI

Dan Kerrigan currently serves as Principal at Ohara Capital Partners Limited. He 28 years of experience in the financial markets, including the sell side at several bulge bracket firms.

Laurie McKeon, Pleasant Prairie, WI

Laurie McKeon has been involved in the non-profit sector for over twenty years, primarily at the board level. She has served in leadership roles in several organizations including Community Foundations, educational institutions, social services agencies and many others She is well versed in fundraising, strategic planning, board governance and non-profit best practices. She currently consults with non-profit organizations, particularly Catholic schools and educational start-ups. Learn more…

Louis M. Nanni, Notre Dame, IN

Mr. Lou Nanni is the Vice President for University Relations at the University of Notre Dame.  He received his B.A. in political science from Notre Dame in 1984, and his M.A. in peace studies in 1988.   Learn more…

Paul O’Hop, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Paul O’Hop is an attorney and partner in the Washington, DC office of the international law firm, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, where he represents government agencies and large international corporations in international business transactions, in particular the development and financing of large infrastructure projects in the developing world.  Learn more…

John C. Rudolf, Seattle, WA

John is President of Glacier Peak Capital. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and attended the Columbia University Graduate School under the Herbert Lehman Doctoral Fellowship. In 1974 John began his investment career in New York City and joined Oppenheimer & Co. in 1975.  Learn more…

Mary Runger, Lisle, IL

Mrs. Mary Runger works as an educator and pastoral minister in the Chicago suburbs.  Her focus has been on morality and chastity education for teens and on adult faith formation through book seminars and Bible study groups. She has held a number of leadership positions in the Diocese of Joliet and in her parish, St. Margaret Mary,Naperville, IL as well as at Benet Academy, Lisle, IL. Learn more…

Maureen Ryan, Edina, MN

As an undergraduate classmate of Dr. David Gaus, Maureen (Hesburgh) Ryan has followed his work with Andean Health & Development and is honored to be joining the board.  Maureen graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1984 with a BA in Sociology and Business.  Learn more…

Jenny Grantham Stein, Madison, WI

Jenny Grantham Stein has worked with numerous nonprofit organizations focusing on education, health care and social justice for over twenty years, serving in capacities ranging from strategic planning and fundraising to leadership development and board governance.  Learn more…

Beth Toomey, Seattle, WA

Ms. Beth Toomey is the Exceptional Properties Specialist at Coldwell Banker Bain.  She has held sales, marketing, and management positions with Hilton Hotels, Quebecor Integrated Media, Norrell Corporation, Seattle University.  In her non-profit career, she has served as a Trustee for the University of Notre Dame, Past President of the Global Notre Dame Alumni Association, President of the Children’s Hospital Beverly Lambert Guild.  Learn more…

Peter J. Urbain, Chicago, IL

Mr. Peter Urbain is currently Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Quality Solutions team at Healthgrades, a leading provider of healthcare quality measurement, transparency and consulting solutions to healthcare providers.  Learn more…

John F. Williams, M.D., Ed.D., M.P.H., New York, NY

Dr. Williams is President of SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a distinguished healthcare leader and anesthesiologist with proven experience in leading academic medical centers. Learn more…

Timothy J. Willis, Notre Dame, IN

Tim Willis is now a Senior Director in the University of Notre Dame’s Development Office. After 30 years in the financial services business, including the last 25 years at UBS/Painewebber, he returned to his alma mater in May 2014.  Learn more…


Honorary Board Member

Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady for the United States

United States’ Operations Management

David Gaus, M.D., MPH/TM, Executive Director, Madison, WI

Laura Dries, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Madison, WI

Alicia Acker, Development Consultant, Madison, WI

Saludesa Foundation Board of Directors

(Andean Health & Development’s Ecuadorian Counterpart)


David Gaus, M.D., MPH & TM, Executive Director of Andean Health and Development and Saludesa Foundation, Quito, Ecuador

Diego Herrera, M.D., Director of Saludesa Foundation, Santo Domingo, Ecuador

Miguel and María Elena Andrade, Quito, Ecuador

David Nelson, Ph. D., Quito, Ecuador

Ken Farr, Ph. D, Quito, Ecuador

Professional Advisors

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Attorneys at Law
1000 North Water Street, Suite 1700
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Lulloff & Taylor, LLC.
Certified Public Accountants
3333 N Mayfair Rd,
Milwaukee, WI 53222

WGA Grupo Legal
Inglaterra E3-106 y República
Edificio Kyoto, Sexto Piso, Of. 601
Quito, Ecuador

Andrade & Salgado
Attorneys at Law
Pinzón 511 y Orellana
Edificio Pinzón, 4to piso
Quito, 170135

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