Physicians for Peace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation headquartered in Norfolk, Va. The work of the organization is developed and managed by the Physicians for Peace staff and guided by our Board of Directors. 

 

Founder: Charles E. Horton, Sr., MD, FACS, FRCS (1925-2006)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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RICHARD A. AUSTIN, CPA

Chair

     Audit Partner, KPMG LLP

     Richmond, Virginia

Richard Austin is an Audit partner in KPMG’s Global Audit Methodology Group, currently based in New York, having also served in KPMG’s Nashville, San Francisco, and Norfolk offices.

Richard has 31 years of experience with KPMG providing audit services to a variety of companies within the healthcare sector. Since 2016, Richard has worked in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice, focusing his energy on the development and refinement of KPMG’s audit methodology and knowledge utilized by KPMG’s audit engagement teams throughout the globe.  

Richard currently serves as Board Chair of Physicians for Peace and has been a Board member since 2009.  During his tenure on the Physicians for Peace board, he has also served the roles of Vice Chair and Treasurer. He also served as a Board member of Volunteer Hampton Roads from 1997 through 2004, including holding the position of Board Chair in 2003.  He also served as a Board member of the San Francisco United School District’s National Academy Foundation advisory board from 2013 to 2015.

Richard graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 1989 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting.

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JENNIFER M. SCHLENER-THOMAS

Vice-Chair

Chair, Development Committee

     Chief of Staff, Association of American Medical Colleges

     Washington, DC

As chief of staff at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Jennifer M. Schlener-Thomas supports and serves the President and CEO in his role in leading and advancing the mission of the AAMC.  

Serving as an advisor on governance matters, she is responsible for the work of the Governance, Nominating, and Leadership Development committee of AAMC’s Board of Directors.  She has spoken nationally on governance matters, including executive compensation, the imperative for board assessment, and continuous board improvement.  

In her executive role, she oversees the functioning of the office of the president, which includes the AAMC’s strategy and innovation development function and internal audit function.  Her team supports the President and CEO, the work of the Board of Directors, the effective functioning of the executive Leadership Team, the association’s presidential awards program, and internal executive searches.  

She is a highly rated speaker nationally, an expert facilitator of strategic and organizational development retreats, and is a certified trainer of Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability.

Prior to joining the AAMC in 2007, Ms. Schlener worked at Penn State University for seven years, last serving as the Director of Development & Alumni Relations for Health Affairs at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine.  She began her career as a development and alumni relations professional at her alma mater, Franklin & Marshall College, in Lancaster, PA.  Ms. Schlener is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Physicians for Peace; a member of the Board of Directors of National Medical Fellowships; a member of Franklin & Marshall College’s Leadership Council; and she served as a past board member of the American Heart Association – Lancaster Division, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, and Hershey Area Playhouse.

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CONSTANCE WHITE, RPH

Secretary

     Community Leader

     Sarasota, Florida

Connie White is currently the secretary for the Board of Directors of Physicians for Peace.  She is a retired pharmacist and community volunteer, with over four decades of pharmacy and healthcare experience.  

Her healthcare experience includes practicing pharmacy in ambulatory care, hospital, retail, and corporate settings.  She has devoted significant expertise and time serving the uninsured in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, with more than twenty years as a volunteer at Chesapeake Care Clinic, a community based, charitable, safety-net clinic. She currently serves as the secretary for the Board of Directors of the clinic.  Connie received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.  

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WILLIAM C. OGLESBY, III, CPA

Treasurer

Chair, Finance & Audit Committee

     Audit Partner, KPMG, LLP

     Norfolk, Virginia

William C. (Trey) Oglesby III is an Audit partner in the Norfolk, Virginia office of KPMG.  He has more than 15 years of public accounting experience, specializing in

audit and related services for large and mid-size not-for-profit healthcare and managed care organizations in Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia.

He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in accounting from East Carolina University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in both North Carolina and Virginia

His KPMG career started in the Norfolk, Virginia office in 2004. His experience includes extensive analysis of all critical audit matters for healthcare provider and payor organizations, including the revenue cycle, accounts receivable reserves, medical claims liabilities, premium deficiency reserves and self-insurance reserves (captives).

Oglesby is a frequent presenter at healthcare and financial management conferences and

continuing education sessions including the KPMG training program at the national and

international levels.  He also serves as a reviewer for the firm’s national quality performance review program.

He joined the Board of Directors of Physicians for Peace in 2010, and currently serves as

Treasurer. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the annual American Heart

Association Heart Ball and lead audit campus recruiter for East Carolina University and Old

Dominion University.

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MARK ASPLUND, MD, FACS

Chair, Medical Advisory Committee

     Community Volunteer

     Birnamwood, Wisconsin

Dr. Mark Asplund received his medical degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed his residency in general surgery at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and fellowship training at the University of

Pennsylvania and then associate professor at the University of Iowa. He then went into private practice in his home state of Wisconsin working as a general and vascular surgeon for more than 30 years at Aspirus and The Plastic Surgery Group and Vein Clinic until his retirement in 2016. 

 

His passion to give back by sharing his knowledge and skills with others has motivated him to participate in international surgical missions in Haiti, Palestine, and Malawi.  In 2016 Dr. Asplund first volunteered with PFP as IME for a three-month rotation at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, providing theoretical and practical training, as well as mentorship to residents and clinical officers.

 

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NANCY JALLO, RNC, PhD

Immediate Past Chair

Chair, Governance

     Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

     Richmond, Virginia

Dr. Nancy Jallo is an assistant professor of nursing at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, teaching primarily in the undergraduate and graduate masters-level programs.

She received her nursing degree from the University of California, a master’s degree in nursing with concentration on Maternal Child from the Catholic University of America, and completed her Ph.D. in nursing at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.

Dr. Jallo has extensive experience in perinatal and women’s healthcare and has practiced in a variety of settings, ranging from in-patient hospital settings, ambulatory care clinics, to case management in the United States and Europe.  Her area of research focuses on the biobehavioral mechanisms of maternal stress and the stress response as well as developing and evaluating stress coping interventions to improve maternal and infant outcomes.

She volunteers for the Virginia Chapter of the March of Dimes as a program services member as well as a member on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Chapter of the March of Dimes.  She serves as the Governance Chair for Physicians for Peace and is member of the Executive and Board of Directors.  She is a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP), Association for Women’s, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN), Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS), and Sigma Theta Tau.

 

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JAMES E. MORGAN, CPA

Ex-Officio

Chief Executive Officer, Physicians for Peace

     Norfolk, Virginia

James E. (Jamie) Morgan was named Chief Executive Officer of Physicians for Peace in October, 2016. He joined Physicians for Peace in 2011 in the newly created position of Chief Financial Officer to lead compliance for

significant grant funding resulting from the 2010 Haiti earthquake.  Jamie has served as North America  finance director for a division of DuPont Corporation, worked in finance and accounting roles for a predecessor of Bank of America, and managed multispecialty medical groups. He holds bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance from Valdosta State University and a master’s degree in theology. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia.

Jamie has served on several nonprofit boards throughout his career, supporting organizations that seek to improve the quality of life for families and communities. He is a member of the board of directors of InterAction, the largest alliance of international NGOs and partners in the United States who mobilizes 180-plus member organizations to think and act collectively to serve the world’s poor and vulnerable, with a shared belief that we can make the world a more peaceful, just and prosperous place – together. Morgan also serves on the Permanent Council of The G4 Alliance, a coalition of more than 80 organizations working in over 160 countries, advocating for the neglected surgical patient. He is an ordained permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Atlanta and serves in that capacity at his local parish.

 

DIRECTORS

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CYNTHIA ROMERO, MD

     Director, M. Foscue Brock Institute for

     Community and Global Health

     Eastern Virginia Medical School

     Norfolk, Virginia

A Hampton Roads native, Cynthia Romero, MD, joined EVMS in 2014 as director of the M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health.

Dr. Romero previously served as the principal health adviser to the Governor, Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Virginia General Assembly and Board of Health from January 2013 to January 2014.

Prior to her appointment as Virginia’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Romero was Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Quality and Medical Affairs for Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Dr. Romero was in private practice for 16 years at Romero Family Practice with her mother as her partner and her father as her office manager.

 

Dr. Romero has been a strong advocate for her patients and for the medical profession through leadership in professional medical organizations. She served as President of the Philippine Medical Association of Southeastern Virginia, Inc., Tidewater Academy of Family Physicians, Virginia Academy of Family Physicians and Norfolk Academy of Medicine. In 2011, she was the President of the Medical Society of Virginia, the statewide organization representing over 10,000 physicians, residents and medical students across the Commonwealth.

Dr. Romero received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology and Economics from the University of Virginia and her Doctor of Medicine from EVMS. She completed her training in family medicine at the Riverside Family Medicine Residency in Newport News. She completed a Primary Healthcare Policy Fellowship through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. She was recognized with the Mead Johnson Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians for excellence in clinical medicine and community services.

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R. BARRETT NOONE, MD, FACS

     Executive Director - CEO Emeritus

     American Board of Plastic Surgery

     Haverford, Pennsylvania

Dr. Noone is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and he completed residencies in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Long involved in academic surgery, he was Clinical Professor of Surgery at Penn, and throughout his career he directed the residency affiliation between Penn and Main Line Health hospitals in plastic surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Noone served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital and Lankenau Hospital and was the Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Bryn Mawr Hospital from 1991-2001. A Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery from 1988 to 1994, he was selected as the first Executive Director of the Board in 1997 which he served until his retirement in August 2015.

Dr. Noone was President of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.  In 2013, he was the recipient of the Honorary Award, the highest honor the Association bestows, recognizing outstanding contributions in either the humanities or sciences related to medicine and surgery.  Dr. Noone was instrumental in introducing the early concepts and techniques of breast reconstruction at the time of mastectomy, a pioneering concept in the late 1970’s, that has become a standard of care for the breast cancer patient. He was also the founder and 3rd President of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons and was a Governor of the American College of Surgeons.

He and his wife, Barbara Atkins Noone, reside in Haverford. They are the proud parents of five children and 12 grandchildren.

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JOHN T. SCHULZ III, MD, FACS

     Medical Director, Division of Burns

     Massachusetts General Hospital

     Boston, Massachusetts

John T. Schulz III, M.D., Ph.D., is currently the Medical Director of the Division of Burns at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston MA and an attending surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston. 

He received an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Texas A&M University, a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Harvard University and earned a medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine.  His interest in burn care began almost 30 years ago during the first year of his surgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital when he rotated to the Shriners Hospital for Burned Children and found himself moved by the suffering of badly burned children.  After residency he spent eight years as an attending surgeon at MGH and Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston.

Dr. Schulz is a member of the American Burn Association, the American Association of Surgery for Trauma, the New England Surgical Society, the Eastern Association for Surgery of Trauma and the American College of Surgeons.

His involvement with Physicians for Peace started in 2016 when he served as an IME in a mission to Bogota, Colombia. PFPs mission of “teach one. heal many.” resonated strongly with Dr. Schulz.  He currently serves on the PFP Board, as well as on the Board of Burn Survivors of New England.  In his leisure time, Dr. Schulz reports that he is an avid reader, walker, swimmer, cook, and speaker of broken (but improving) Spanish.

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