Mohamed Zeidan, Co-Executive Director
Moe received his bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Amherst College in 2007 and is now a medical student at the Tufts University School of Medicine. He worked at Massachusetts General Hospital for two years in the Behavioral Neuroscience department studying the role of estrogen on fear and anxiety before becoming PFA’s first long-term volunteer in Nakaseke. He served on the Board of Directors for 6 months before becoming co-director with Katie in January of 2012. Moe was named a Paul Ambrose Fellow and a Albert Schweitzer Fellow in 2012 for his work in public health.
Katie D’Angelo, Co-Executive Director
Katie D’Angelo currently works on health policy initiatives at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. She spent her junior semester abroad in Uganda, learned the local language Luganda, lived with a Ugandan family, and studied public health. In addition to traveling throughout the country and visiting various local and international nongovernmental organizations, Katie conducted an independent research project on orphans and vulnerable children in a rural district in Eastern Uganda. She returned from Uganda and wrote her yearlong honors thesis on Ugandan women’s political activity with regard to their reproductive health care. Additionally, Katie has also volunteered in an orphanage in a township in South Africa and worked to increase access to health services for Somali refugees in Lewiston, Maine. She holds a bachelors degree in Politics from Bates College.
Janice Levine, Founder and Former Executive Director
Janice Levine, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in couples relationships and family development. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her graduate degrees from Harvard University, where she later joined the faculty in Psychology and then became Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is co-author of two books, and is a frequent contributor to major broadcast and print media. For 20 years she has served on the Board of Directors of the Terezin Music Foundation, an organization dedicated to the mission of promoting tolerance and peace through the universal language of music. Dr. Levine has traveled on a number of medical missions to developing countries and participated as an invited leader of social change at the recent Vancouver Peace Summit with the Dalai Lama. She now serves as Executive Director of the Partners For ACCESS (African Community Center for Social Sustainability). A former concert violinist, Dr. Levine lives with her husband of 30 years and their two children in Lexington, Massachusetts. www.janicelevine.com
Hanna Sherman, Director and Co-Founder
Hanna B. Sherman, M.D. is an organizational consultant and educator who works with organizations and leaders to foster authenticity and service in work. Her consulting group, Relationship Centered Health Care, advances relational cultures in healthcare nationally. She also co-leads a leadership development program, Courage to Lead, for leaders in healthcare and other serving professions. Formerly Dr. Sherman led a medical call center at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Sherman received her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She chairs the American Academy of Pediatrics’ special interest group on physician wellness and is spearheading the development of a national policy for physician health and well-being. Dr. Sherman’s concern for physician sustainability extended to concern for health workers in developing countries following a visit to Zimbabwe in 2005 where she witnessed first hand the stress of health providers trying to meet patient needs in resource poor settings.
Angela Anderson, Medical Director
Angela Anderson, MD is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is currently Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Attending Physician in the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. She completed her Residency training in Pediatrics at Yale New Haven Hospital, and a Fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Boston. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. Dr. Anderson is the first recipient of the National Center of Excellence Outstanding Mentor Award, in recognition of her professional mentorship skills, as well as for her advocacy and support of at-risk young adults. Dr. Anderson lectures extensively and has traveled to many disaster locations to help establish and provide emergency medical services. In 2003 she was awarded a Brite Lite award.
Jessica Bethoney, Director
Jessica Bethoney is Professor of Humanities at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, where she teaches American Culture and Cross-cultural Studies. She lectures extensively on subjects relating to cultural differences, has traveled extensively to developing countries and is active in many charities, including Partners For ACCESS, and Romanian Childrens Relief. She lives in Lexington with her husband and daughter Julianna.
Barbara Levine, Director
Barbara Levine, MSW, LICSW, is a social worker who has devoted the majority of her career to the field of organ donation and organ transplantation. She worked at University Hospitals of Cleveland where for eighteen years she evaluated and supported transplant candidates throughout the process of listing, transplantation, and post-transplantation. She worked for the National Kidney Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island for three years as the Director of Patient and Family Services and Director of Medical Affairs, and in that position developed programming, seminars and conferences. Currently and for the past ten years she has worked as a hospital development coordinator for the New England Organ Bank, developing and executing strategic plans and interventions, quantitative/qualitative analysis for process improvement, and professional education aimed at increasing donation performance within specific hospitals. She received her B.A. from the University of Vermont where she spent a year abroad in Jerusalem, Israel, and her Masters of Social Work from Case Western Reserve University School of Applied Social Sciences. Additionally, she has a strong lifelong interest in traditional and artistic cultures around the world, performing in Israeli and International dance groups and playing music of various traditions on her hammered dulcimer. She lives with her husband in Lexington, MA.
David Brother, Director
David Brother, DMD, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He has a private practice in Lexington, MA specializing in Cosmetic and Implant dentistry. For many years he was a Clinical Instructor at The Harvard Dental School in the Post Graduate Department of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Brother is the immediate Past President of the Lexington Rotary Club. While President, he was instrumental in his club’s effort to seek a Rotary International Global Grant to expand the Health Care Training facility in Nakaseke, Uganda. This grant application process is still ongoing and its success is a personal goal for him as well as for his fellow Lexington Rotarians who have already committed club financial resources for this project. He lives in Bedford with his wife, Gail, and has two grown children, Noah and Nicole.