Advisory Board

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, Chair Emeritus (1917-2015)
John Burchett, Chair, Washington, DC
Laurie McKeon, Vice Chair, Pleasant Prairie, WI
David Gaus, M.D, MPH & TM, Executive Director
Juan Esteban Baus, University of Notre Dame
Austin I. Collins, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame
James Conway, M.D., Madison, WI
Carlos Del Salto, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jim Dunn, Milwaukee, WI
Rachel English, M.D., Milwaukee, WI
Mike Flores, Chicago, IL
Peter Gottsacker, Milwaukee, WI
Michael Hansen, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Alphonse Harding, M.D., South Bend, IN
Michael Heisler, M.D., MPH, Sioux Falls, SD
Tara Kenney, Boston, MA
Daniel Kerrigan, Hong Kong
Louis M. Nanni, Notre Dame, IN
Paul O’Hop, Washington, D.C.
John C. Rudolf, Seattle, WA
Mary Runger, Lisle, IL
Maureen Hesburgh Ryan, Minneapolis, MN
Jenny Grantham Stein, Madison, WI
Peter J. Urbain, Chicago, IL
Timothy J. Willis, Notre Dame, IN

Honorary Board Member

Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady for the United States

Past Advisory Board Members

Barnett Cline, M.D., MPH, Ph. D., San Antonio (1997-2018)
Alan Gianotti, M.D., San Francisco (2000-2015)
Julius Richmond, M.D., Former U.S. Surgeon General (2002-2007)
Beth Toomey, Seattle (2000-2018)
John F. Williams, M.D., Washington, DC (2013-2018)

United States’ Operations Management

David Gaus, M.D., MPH/TM, Executive Director, Quito, Ecuador
Laura Dries, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Madison, WI
Alicia Acker, Development Assistant, Madison, WI

Saludesa Foundation Board of Directors
(Andean Health & Development’s Ecuadorian Counterpart)

David Gaus, M.D., MPH & TM, Santo Domingo, Ecuador
Diego Herrera, M.D., Santo Domingo, Ecuador
Miguel and María Elena Andrade, Quito, Ecuador
John Burchett, Washington, D.C.


Breakthrough Maternal/Child Health Grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities

As you all know, we’ve spent two decades working to improve medical care for Ecuador’s rural poor. And recently, this work and commitment earned a $1.5 million grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). This remarkable award validates the hard work of everyone in this organization, specifically because Andean Health is one of only four organizations to receive one of these prized global grants. This grant will help us specifically address maternal and newborn health services in Santo Domingo and the surrounding provinces.

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This is Vanesa, the very first baby born in the new RMHC maternal/child health program at Hesburgh Hospital.