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 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. 


Chief Medical Officer


Dr. Kathleen Casey is a surgeon who is passionate about global health and addressing disparities in surgical care.  In 2004 she founded the Operation Giving Back program at the American College of Surgeons, which supports the surgical humanitarian ecosystem and fosters collaboration and innovation for the undeserved; she served as its Director for 9 years.

She is a founder and one of the architects of the G4 Alliance (the Global Alliance for Surgery, Obstetric, Trauma and Anesthesia Care) - an initiative uniting nearly 100 global organizations in advocating for the neglected surgical patient in global health and development - where she has served as an officer and board member.  


Dr. Casey currently serves as Chief Medical Officer for the non-profit Physicians for Peace, President of the Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence (ASAP) and immediate past-President of the US Chapter of the International Society of Surgery.  She has been recognized with Humanitarian Awards from the American Medical Association and the International College of Surgeons and has published widely on global surgery.

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Development Director


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.


Administrative Director


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 Toledo 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.


Communications Associate


Mary Kate Fowler is PFP’s new Communications Associate, where she is the creative mind and executer of all things storytelling. She brings a unique perspective that is built upon spending over 10 years in the nonprofit world working every job possible for organizations focused on creating meaningful and measurable change in under-resourced communities. 

After studying sociology, her formative years were dedicated to organizations in Virginia and Massachusetts like the YMCA, the C5 Youth Foundation, and even an AmeriCorps Service year that focused on educational equality and college access for underserved students. Several years ago, she made the formal transition to development, marketing & PR and promptly fell in love with utilizing modern media to educate as well as to grow and maintain relationships.


PFP appealed to Mary Kate because the mission combined her two loves: education to create competence and capacity, and supporting communities in becoming self-sufficient. When she’s not wordsmithing, you can find her spending time with her beloved family, partner and his German Shepard Taz, training for a race, or somewhere by the water.

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