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 governed by our Board of Directors.
Founder: Charles E. Horton, Sr., MD, FACS, FRCS (1925-2006)
Chief Executive Officer
James E. (Jamie) Morgan was named Chief Executive Officer of Physicians for Peace in 2016. He joined Physicians for Peace in 2011 as CFO and is a Certified Public Accountant. Morgan has worked in senior Finance roles with a division of DuPont Corporation and Barnett Banks of Florida and as practice executive for multispecialty medical practices in Georgia and Virginia.
He holds bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance from Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia, and a master’s degree in theology from Saint Leo University.
Throughout his career, Morgan has served on nonprofit boards with organizations that improve 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 60 organizations working in 160 countries, advocating for the neglected surgical patient. He is an ordained permanent deacon for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, currently serving in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Emily Barnhill joined Physicians for Peace 2019 as the Development Director. She is responsible for growing the contributed revenue for the organization, enabling PFP to continue the effort to train one, heal many.
Emily brings extensive development experience to Physicians for Peace having spent the past 15 years raising money for non-profit organizations.
Prior to joining PFP, Emily spent nearly a decade raising funds for arts organizations in Hampton Roads. Most recently, Emily was employed as the Senior Director of Development at the Virginia Symphony where she successfully led a $3.4 million annual campaign. This was her second term of tenure at the Virginia Symphony, having worked there in progressively increasing roles from 2010 to 2014.
During her bridge of employment at the Virginia Symphony, Emily served as the Director of Development for Virginia MOCA where she successfully designed and implemented a fundraising program which tripled major individual support during her tenure. The early years of her career were spent at humanitarian organizations including the American Red Cross and the YWCA.
Emily came to Physicians for Peace because of her belief in the mission. An avid traveler, Emily recently experienced first-hand the disparities in surgical care available developing nations. Alarmed by what she encountered, Emily dedicated herself to improving quality surgical care around the world.
MARY E. (JEANIE) DANIEL
Jeanie joined the PFP team in July of 2012 as the Manager of Gift Services. As the needs of the organization changed, she transitioned to Accounting Manager, and more recently, Administrative Director whose duties include administration, accounting and human resources.
Before coming to PFP, Jeanie worked for 12 years as the Operations Manager for Perry & Associates, a real estate appraisal organization in Southeastern Virginia and the Northern Neck. She owned her own bookkeeping business and worked in logistics, supply support and retail in earlier days. She has served in volunteer leadership positions for several different local non-profits including Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters, Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and The Garden Club of Norfolk. She also served six years on the Alumni Board at Norfolk Collegiate School.
Jeanie was born and raised in Norfolk, VA graduating from Garrison Williams (now The Williams School) and Norfolk Collegiate High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (now Randolph College) in Lynchburg, VA and Associates Degrees in Office Administration and Computer Programming from Commonwealth College. She lives in Norfolk with her husband, Billy and not far from their two grown children who live in Virginia Beach.
Senior Director, Global Health Programs
Leslie Long is the Senior Program Director at Physicians for Peace, where she manages surgical education and training programs with partners in Malawi, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.
She received a Master’s Degree in International Health and Development from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, where her research focused on strategies to improve maternal and child health and nutrition in marginalized populations.
Leslie served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras where she supported women-led, small-scale agricultural projects, community-based health projects and the construction of a community library. She has over 17 years of experience working in global health and believes in the empowerment of individuals to recognize their own interdependence and in the formation of powerful communities that can create the changes they seek.
Director, Global Health Programs
Bibiana Gama, MBA is a Program Director at Physicians for Peace. In this role she develops and executes education and training strategies for surgical and burn care programs in Colombia, Peru, Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.
Bibiana was born in Bogota, Colombia where she earned her bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering from Los Andes University. After working in Colombia for almost 8 years in a software company, she relocated to West Lafayette, Indiana where she received a master’s degree in Business Administration from Purdue University.
Bibiana has over 10 years of project management experience in for-profit organizations plus over 8 years of work experience in global health by volunteering and working for PFP where she shares her conviction that education is a powerful tool that equips individuals and organizations with knowledge and skills critical to sustainable development and self-sufficient healthcare systems.
Eileen Loh joined Physicians for Peace as its Communications Director in 2022. In that role she strategizes, manages and creates internal and external communications for PFP, conveying its global impact through storytelling, social media, fundraising materials, and more.
Eileen includes both journalism and marketing in her professional background, starting with an award-winning career at The Associated Press, Gambit Weekly New Orleans, and other news agencies. She shifted to marketing while serving as Communications Director at GoAbroad.com, promoting socially conscious businesses, nonprofits, and international education programs. Before coming to PFP, Eileen led an ace team of copywriters and social media managers as Content Development Director for Imaginal Marketing Group. She graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Eileen has traveled the world and volunteered in Asia and Africa with orphanages, family- and community-development programs, and healthcare projects. She currently lives in Cozumel, Mexico where she fulfills her passions for scuba diving and being a beach bum.
Education Coordinator in General Surgery, Malawi
MBBS, FCS (ECSA) Gen Surg
Dr. Raymond Nyirenda became PFP’s first Malawi Education Coordinator in 2022. He’s based at PFP’s partner facility, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.
There, utilizing the College of Surgery of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) curriculum, he provides surgical teaching and implements new initiatives that support PFP and QECH’s surgical education goals. His role encompasses hands-on, classroom, skills lab, and virtual training.
He earned his Fellowship in General Surgery in 2021 by COSECSA. After working closely with Dr. Mark Asplund, PFP IME in general surgery in 2016, Dr. Nyirenda traveled to the USA for an observership with his mentor.
While there, Dr. Nyirenda became aware of the gaps in training that exist between medical residents in the US and in Malawi. He uses that insight to apply innovative and strategic techniques to bridge those gaps in his educational role at QECH.
Local Program Coordinator, Malawi
Named PFP’s first Local Program Coordinator for Malawi in 2021, Mr. Waluza serves as the key point of contact in managing projects and partnerships critical to PFP’s General Surgery, Anesthesia, and Critical Care training initiatives in Blantyre, Malawi.
In this role, he provides support and orientation for International Medical Educators; collaborates with educational coordinators on needed training topics and scheduling; liaises with staff at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Mercy James Centre for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care and other local institutions; collects necessary data from the field; and much more.
A Surgical Clinical Officer by training, Mr. Waluza started working with PFP in 2016 teaching surgical procedures, proper techniques and quality protocols to junior residents. He holds a degree in education and has completed post-graduate work in public health.