Laura Bird, JD
Self-employed attorney in New Mexico working in the areas of Indian law, health law and business law. Prior to law school, worked in HIV/AIDS prevention nationally with Native communities.
Michael E. Bird, MSW, MPH
Past President of the American Public Health Association and first Native American to be elected to the position. He has also served as Executive Director of the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center and as a Director for the Indian Health Service.
Principal of Galardi Rothstein Group, an international economics and financial consulting firm specializing in financial planning, tariff design, and capacity building for infrastructure systems.
Social Activist, Clown, Author, Co-Director Camp Winnarainbow.
Gary W. Hahn, E.P.
Founder of Hahn and Associates, Inc., with over 30 years of experience in the environmental field.
T. Stephen Jones, MD
Public health consultant. Retired from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Award-winning photographer. His photographs share the humanity, dignity, and many rich cultures represented in the developing world. Jon's images have appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, and many other publications, including Seva's Gifts of Service catalog.
Lisa M. Laird, CFA — Treasurer
Vice President of Investments and Cash Management, St. Joseph Health System. Experienced in serving community based organizations.
Mariana Leckner, Ph.D., CFM — Secretary
Professor of Geography at American Military University and consulting planner for continuity and strategic planning, geographic research and analysis, and disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
Yvette Leung, MPH, ORSCC
Principal of Y's Change, an organizational development consulting firm specializing in collective impact coaching.
Leslie Louie MPH, PhD — Vice Chair
Program Administrator at the Public Health Institute. Genetic Epidemiologist with experience working in Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Tomás A. Magaña, MD, MA
Pediatrician with expertise in care of at-risk children/adolescents and culturally sensitive practice. Founder and Director of the FACES for Future Coalition at the Public Health Institute. Assistant Professor, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA.
Co-founder & CEO, Spacebar.fm and Founder, AppsYard.org (technology development for non-profits and philanthropic foundations). Former Managing Director, Investments & Legal, Google.org & Google Foundation. Executive Producer, The Final Inch (Nominated Best Documentary, Academy Awards 2009; winner, Pare Lorentz Impact Award, IDA).
Stephen D. Miller, MD — Chair
Ophthalmologist and medical executive. Former head of Kaiser-Permanente Hawaii eye department and past Vice-President of the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group. Currently a management consultant for Kaiser-Permanente. Over 20 years of experience volunteering with Seva with a focus on teaching eye surgery and hospital management.
Educator, Author, Chair - Seva Canada Society; Director- Somerset Foundation; Founding ED - Westcoast Sacred Arts Society and Goldie Hawn's Bright Light Foundation.
Doraiswamy Nagarajan, MA, MSc
Honorary Advisor & Visiting Faculty - LAICO/Aravind, Volunteer Resource person in Program and Partner Development for Rural Eyecare in South Asia.
Co-Director, Camp Winnarainbow.
Maura Santangelo, MD, MPH
Ophthalmologist; medical adviser to Seva Tibet sight program; and Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Upstate Medical University, clinical campus Binghamton, NY.
Marty Spencer, MD, FRCSC
Ophthalmologist, Nanaimo, BC, Canada. Seva Canada board member, volunteer in technology transfer to Seva sight programs.
R.D. Thulasiraj, BSC, MBA
Executive Director of the Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO), LAICO helps eye-care hospitals around the world build capacity in blindness prevention.
Ken Wilson, PhD
Ecologist and anthropologist interested in bio-cultural diversity, sustainable livelihoods, indigenous ways of knowing and human ecologies of health. Executive Director of The Christensen Fund.