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Biography’s Of Those Helping To Make A Difference 

 

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We have had the honor and privilege of working with Dr. Marlon Jav on many brigades over many years in many different parts of Honduras. He and Dr. Gloria Corrales have kindly agreed to bring their professionalism and practice, kindness and caring, and intimate knowledge of Honduras to CHP-Honduras as the in-country coordinators. Already deeply involved in medical and dental missions throughout Honduras, we will be working in concert with Drs. Jav and Corrales, to develop our collaborative working model in Opatorto, to navigate procurement issues, the formulary, as well as equipment needs. Dr. Jav and Corrales are spearheading an effort to work closely with the Medical and Dental Schools on brigades. Dr. Jav has been, and continues to be, an inspiration to us.

 

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Marlon Jav, DDS, Born in west Honduras, got to know from an early age what his local culture yet growing up in a multicultural environment which gave him many of the skills necessary for a future globalized world. Graduated with a Dental Surgery degree from UNAH and interned in some universities in the United States. In recent years he is dedicated to many philanthropic works as well as consults for various organizations in Development and Health as well as in-country advisor for others. Currently he is a consultant for a Dental Specialty Practice in the capital of Honduras as well as represents a Cooperation Organization in the Country related with Water and Sanitation, added to this he is the President of an Organization of Professionals in the Country of Honduras that offers their service to many rural areas in Honduras, founder of an Urban Oral Health Program which has been in effect for over 4 years and is a pilot program in Honduras Oral Health. He has worked in Latin American region with different organizations. He is a truly believer of education and preventative care. Believes in the people he works with and is a preacher that development is when everyone else and one does it with the rest. As he quotes “People can surprise you. You get used to thinking of them in one way, stuck in their roles, they are what they are. And then they do something that shows you there is depth and dimension that you never knew existed” (from MF) development and education takes time and it’s the best investment anyone can do for another human being. He started working with the Opatoro region two years ago where he in counterpart with other members of the Honduras Partneship visited the area and helped form the alliance. He is exited to see the outcome of this partnership and the evolution of this organization with the Honduran Society and its organizations.

gloriaGloria Corrales was born in Tegucigalpa where she went to school and later joined in the UNAH Dental School, where she earned her degree as a Dental Surgeon. Dr. Corrales graduated with honors from Dental School and is an active member of many organizations that do humanitarian work in the country. She has an active practice where she develops professionally as a dentist.

Recently she has been co-working with a Pilot Dental Prevention Program in public schools in the capital. She dedicates much of her time analyzing data and using it to plan a dental program that fits the needs of the population served. Her valuable support has gained the interest of many organizations and academic entities to understand better the oral health of Hondurans.

In her free time she enjoys reading and cooking as well as traveling. Dr. Corrales started working with CHP in 2013, when her friend Dr. Jav invited her to visit the area. She has been a tremendous asset to the team and in the community where she has made many friends. We are very grateful to Gloria for her continued support and dedication of time and talent to our work together in Opatoro.

doctorDaniel G. Federman, M.D., F.A.C.P. graduated from Swarthmore College and New York University School of Medicine. After completing an internship, residency, and chief residency at the University of Miami, he began his academic career at the University of Miami and soon moved on to the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale. He currently is a Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine and Associate Chief of Medicine at VA Connecticut Health Care System. In addition to providing clinical care to veterans, he has published extensively on quality of care, cancer screening, venous disease, and peripheral arterial disease. He serves on several journal editorial boards, has over 170 publications, lectures nationally, and has been the recipient of several teaching awards. He is most proud of being a Clinical Champion from the Office of Patient Centered Care.

 dentistDr. Shaughnessy completed his pediatric dentistry specialty training at Harvard University/Children’s Hospital Boston where he served as chief resident and currently maintains a staff position. He received his dental degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine where he served as class president and received the distinct honor of being named “best all around student.” He has been the recipient of many other leadership and academic awards including publication of his research entitled “Oral Health and Bone Density in Adolescents and Young Women with Anorexia Nervosa” in the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Shaughnessy’s career in healthcare began after graduating cum laude in physical therapy from Northeastern University. He practiced as a physical therapist at numerous institutions in the Boston area including; the Massachusetts General Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation, and Shriners Hospital for Children. Working at Shriner’s Hospital and having children of his own inspired him to continue his education. His career as a PT taught him the importance of prevention which continues to be his focus as a pediatric dentist. Dr. Shaughnessy is a board certified member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, as well as the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Massachusetts Dental Society. He is currently in private practice as the owner of a solo pediatric dental practice in Quincy Massachusetts where he focuses on treating the underserved and children with special needs.

maddieMaddie Archambeault completed her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a minor in Spanish at Bryant University followed by a Masters in Accountancy at Bentley University. During her tenure at Bryant, Maddie spearheaded both domestic and international service trips for students as well as faculty as President of the Bryant Outdoor Adventure Club and Vice President of the Bryant Amnesty International Chapter. After graduating cum laude from Bryant, Maddie began her career as a staff accountant for a biomedical research company followed by controller for a consulting firm in the Greater Boston Area. While obtaining her master’s degree, Maddie was inspired to use her course work at Bentley University to help develop the vision and business plan of CHPH. Maddie is currently an associate in the Core Assurance practice at Pricewaterhouse Coopers specializing in the Financial Services – Asset Management sector. In her free time, Maddie is an avid adventurer and outdoor enthusiast spending her free time hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and backpacking.