Dr. Nathan Smith is a post graduate researcher and consultant that works with nonprofits, churches and low income schools around the world to develop sustainable strategies for restoration and transformation. As a part of his dissertation research he developed a process for engaging change that has the capacity to be applied across contexts and need, providing a platform for unity and collaboration where dysfunction and divisiveness were formerly present. Nathan has served on several boards of directors over the years and is excited to bring his expertise and enthusiasm to Hands On Peru.
Nathan has been married to Nicole for 23 years and has two children, Miles 17 and Willow 7. He is an active cyclist that rides around 10,000 miles per year and has been known to find ways to combine his love for riding and community wellness initiatives, allowing him to ride more miles in new places.
Andrea Bare is a program director with ThinkWell where she focuses on private sector innovation for tackling health system challenges in low- and middle-income countries. She has two decades of consulting experience in global and US health with particular interest in market entry, service delivery innovation, and investment analyses. Prior to joining ThinkWell, Andrea was a senior advisor with the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, where she worked with donors, implementing organizations, multilaterals, and other global health actors on market-based solutions to improve access to healthcare in low- and middle-income countries.
Andrea is passionate about the potential of social enterprises and double-bottom line impact in healthcare for underserved regions.
Dr. José Cabrejo Paredes, MD, MPH, DHA
Dr. José Cabrejo is the “padrino”, or godfather, of CESAPU. He met co-founders Katie Baric and Rosa Sanchez in 2016 and was inspired by their passion to change the face of healthcare in Peru to one that focuses more on prevention. As the coordinator of Family and Community Medical Residents of the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, he immediately sent his medical residents to rotate in CESAPU as a show of his great support for this project, and continues until this day to remain involved with his residents, expertise and experience.
His qualifications include: Registered and certified doctor. Specialist in Family and Community Medicine. Specialist in Medical Audit. Doctor in Public Management, Doctor of Medicine and Master in Public Health with a minor in Planning and Management. Associate Professor of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health of the National University of Trujillo. General Coordinator of the Family and Community Medicine Resident FMUNT. Director of the Postgraduate Unit in Medical Sciences UNT. Postgraduate Professor of Public Health at the National University of Trujillo and other universities. Member of the National Directory of Researchers CONCYTEC. President of the SOPEMFYC North Branch. Representative of the Peruvian Academy of Health North Region. President of the Peruvian Society of Doctors and Sub-Coordinator of the Peruvian Bioethics Network -UNESCO.
Dr. Erick Kauffman, MD, MPH
Eric received his medical degree and Masters of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997 and completed his training in family practice in 2000 at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He came to Neighborhood Family Practice, a Community Health Center to fulfill his service commitment with the National Health Service Corps. Dr. Kauffman has made his career at Neighborhood Family Practice and was appointed the Chief Medical Officer in 2013.
Under his leadership, the health center has grown in both size and scope and presently serves over 22,000 patients at 6 offices. NFP strives to provide a comprehensive primary care experience for its patients and in the past 5 years added a dental clinic, a pharmacy, lactation services and Medically Assisted Treatment (maintenance treatment for Opioid addiction). NFP has a large Behavioral Health department including adult and child psychiatry. NFP has a growing midwifery service that is integrated with our family practice care and lactation team. NFP also performs health screening for newly arriving refugees and cares for a growing population of refugees from around the world. NFP is proud of the quality and breadth of services that it provides to all patients regardless of their insurance or economic status.
Dr. Kauffman met Hands on Peru Founder Rosa Sanchez during her study in Cleveland as part of a US State-sponsored Exchange Program for young leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean. He is honored to be a board member and adviser to HOP and excited to help advance the mission of community development through the improvement of public health and education.