Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

G Gathering The Physicians for Peace Board of Trustees Winter Dinner featured its work in Libya

The Physicians for Peace Board of Trustees Winter Dinner featured its work in Libya



The evening's honored guest was His Excellency Ali Suleiman Aujali, Libyan Ambassador to the United States. The Ambassador spoke to the guests about his goal of furthering good relations between our two countries, crediting Physicians for Peace for advancing this goal.
Also featured in the evening's program were Winfred O. Fred Ward, M.D., who traveled to Libya in July of 2009 on a fact-finding mission that led to the development of the Libyan program initiatives, and Diane M. Strout, RN. Diane is the Chair of the Physicians for Peace Global Nurse Education Committee and was a member of the first Libyan medical and educational mission led by Dr. Ward in October 2009.
Bridgadier General Ron Sconyers (USAF, Ret.), President and CEO of Physicians for Peace and Mr. Edward A. Buzz Heidt, Jr., Chairman of the Board, each gave welcoming addresses.


His Excellency Ali Suleiman Aujali and Mr. Ralph Nahra, President, World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads

Doctor To Doctor Publisher Jean Barnard with her husband, Terry Barnard.

Laura Gwathmey, Coordinator of Global Health Programs, Physicians for Peace; Alvene Buckley; Donald Buckley, MHA,PhD., Second Vice Chairman, Physicians for Peace Board of Trustees; Nikole Churchill, Senior Nursing student at Hampton University. Nikole is also miss Hampton University.

Chuck Penn, Media/Community Relations Manager, Dominion Resource Services, Inc., and Physicians for Peace Board of Trustees member; Mary Kwasniewski, Senior Director, Global Health Programs, Physicians for Peace; Lisa Knight and John Knight, MPH, Physicians for Peace Medical Operations Committee.

Brigadier General Ronald Sconyers (USAF, Ret.), President and Chief Executive Officer, Physicians for Peace; Betsy Karotkin, Edward Karotkin, M.D., First Vice Chairman and Chief Medical Officer, Physicians for Peace.

John Broderick, President Old Dominion University and Physicians for Peace Board of Trustees member.

Brigadier General Ronald Sconyers (USAF, Ret.) , President and Chief Executive Officer, Physicians for Peace; Diane Strout, volunteer for Physicians for Peace and Global Nurse Education Committee Chair, William Strout.

Dr. Vandana Patel and Dr. Apurva Patel

Erin Kongslien with her father, Physicians for Peace volunteer Bruce Kongslien of Ameriprise Financial.

Dr. Atul Grover, Physicians for Peace Board of Trustees member

Stuart Taylor

Katherine Taylor, Communications & Marketing Officer, Physicians for Peace, and Paul Stevens, Physicians for Peace volunteer

John Broderick, President of Old Dominion University and Physicians for Peace Board of Trustees member; Maurice Jones, President and Publisher, The Virginian-Pilot; and Chuck Penn, Media/Communications Relations Manager, Dominion Resources Services, Inc. and Physicians for Peace Board of Trustees member.

Marnie Morgan, Geraldine Purvis Harris and Cynthia Harold

Mary Beth Horton and Ellen Libby, Internet Marketing Officer, Physicians for Peace, visited during the reception preceding the dinner program.

Pamela Schmidt, Owner, Proicere, Inc., and volunteer for Physicians for Peace.

Jamal Zweit, Director of Center for Molecular Imaging at VCU, His Excellency Ali Suleiman Aujali, and Phyiscians for Peace Trustee, Dr. Don Buckley

Alvene Buckley; Sam Hill, Development Officer, Physicians for Peace; and Jean Barnard

Maurice Jones, President and Publisher, The Virginian-Pilot, Catherine Colgan, Physicians for Peace Board of Trustees member, and His Excellency Ali Suleiman Aujali

Betsy Karotkin and Dr. Edward Karotkin, First Vice Chairman and Chief Medical Officer, Physicians for Peace and Dr. Hemang Shah.

Mary Kwasniewski, Senior Director, Global Health Programs, Physicians for Peace; Darin Kwasniewski, Katherine Taylor, Communications & Marketing Officer, Physicians for Peace; and Stuart Taylor

Dr. JoAnn Bodurtha, Dr. Tom Smith, Dr. Henry Sondheimer