Fiona is a recently retired UK Obstetrician and Gynecologist.She worked for the NHS for 36 years and prior to retirement was also Clinical Director in Obstetrics and Gynecology at South Tees Hospital Middlebrough.
Fiona joined Kybele Ghana in January 2011 and was co developer of the Obstetric Triage training program. More recently she has worked to deliver the MEBCI (making every baby count initiative) to 4 Regional Hospitals in Ghana. This has been an 18 month program as part of a bigger project with PATH and Ghana Health Service. The purpose has been to train 300 health care professionals working in maternity services in the essentials of newborn resuscitation, essential newborn care, and infection control and prevention. She has also been involved in the Whatsapp emergency referral project.
Fiona has also worked delivering obstetric emergency training programs with the Royal College of Obstetricans and Liverpool School of tropical medicine.
Fiona is married to Ian and has 2 daughters, one is a doctor of medicine and training in the speciality of palliative care , the other a teacher in Malaysia.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. Curtis serves as the co-team leader for the Serbia project. He completed his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 37 years.
Lisa Corbett, M.D. is the Assistant Service Line Director for Anesthesiology at Marshfield Clinic in Minocqua, WI. She has served Kybele as a team leader for the Georgia, Armenia, and Romania projects and is currently active as a team leader for the Ukraine project. Her passions include teaching and traveling, so Kybele has allowed her to combine these loves in a humanitarian way. Serving on the Kybele Board of Directors is considered a privilege and she is honored to provide her experience and passion to help move the mission forward.
Lisa is married, has two grown children, two grandchildren, and is a dog-mom to four dogs, three of which are rescues from Mexico. In her spare time she enjoys traveling in her motorhome, reading, quilting, and learning more about the cultures and languages of the countries she travels to.
Melvin Seid, MD, FACOG is an OB Hospitalist with OB Hospitalist Group, practicing in South Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, he was the Director of Clinical Research at Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates and Chairman of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.
David Goodman MD, MPH, FACOG is an OB/GYN hospitalist at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies in Orlando, FL where he directs the Global Health Scholars Program. Prior to moving to Orlando in 2017, he completed a global health fellowship with the Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health at Duke University. He served at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Moshi, Tanzania as an attending physician and conducted research related to low-resource fetal monitoring that was funded by the Fulbright Scholar Program and Fogarty Global Health Fellowship. David has been involved with Kybele since 2014 when he traveled to Ghana as a resident. David has co-authored several manuscripts for Kybele and continues to be active with project planning, data analysis, and manuscript writing.
Ron George, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Dalhousie University and a staff anesthesiologist in the Department of Women’s & Obstetric Anesthesia at the IWK Health Centre. His areas of clinical and research interest include labour & postoperative analgesia, complications and side effects of neuraxial anesthesia and airway management.Dr. George has received a number of recent research awards: the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Zuspan Award for collaborative research with obstetrics and gynecology colleagues; the Dick Smith Post-doctoral Clinical Research Award at Duke University; and the Best Obstetric Anesthesia Paper at the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) Meeting 2007 (Co-Author). His research projects have been funded by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, the IWK Health Centre and the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society. Prior to joining Dalhousie University in 2007, Dr. George completed a research/clinical fellowship in Women’s Anesthesia at Duke University Medical Center.
Ann Smith, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, is the Director of Women Services at Novant Health in Winston-Salem, NC. She has a Ph.D in Nursing Practice and is a NICU Specialist.