After a long flight from San Francisco, the Rotaplast Bago City team has arrived! After landing in Manila we had a very nice welcome from the Philippine Department of Tourism who surprised us with beautiful flower lei’s covered in Rotary colors! We had one more flight to Bacolod where the local Rotarians picked us up at the airport and took us to the Sugarland Hotel. We gathered for lunch and had our first meeting where we all had a chance to officially get to know one another. Dr. Jim Callison, our Medical Director emphasized that each member of the team is such a necessary link in the chain and how important it is that we work together toward one focus, to help as many children as possible.

Introducing the 2008 Rotaplast Bago City Team:

Dr. James Callison – Medical Director
Dr. Hootan Daneshmand – Surgeon
Dr. Roderick Simonds – Surgeon
Dr. Stan Valnicek – Surgeon
Dr. Michael Johnston – Lead Anesthesiologist
Dr. John Lee – Anesthesiologist
Dr. Chiu Tung – Anesthesiologist
Dr. Joe Walia – Anesthesiologist
Dr. Greg Melnick – Lead Pediatrician
Nan Madden – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Lois Borie – Head OR Nurse
Carmen Ando – OR Nurse
Joseph Fisherkeller – OR Nurse
Evelyn Snider – OR Nurse
Erin Murphy – Lead PACU Nurse
Judith Weinstein – PACU Nurse
Kimberly Mahood – Dentist
Rose Marie Joyce – Mission Director
Mickie Evans – Assistant Mission Director
Steven Basile – Quartermaster
Michael Curtis – Patient Transfer Coordinator
Roberto Sanchez – Patient Ward Coordinator
Jana Kendrick – Photo Journalist
Joella Gipson – Sterilizer
Elizabeth Smith Yeats – Medical Records Keeper
Jennifer Swarr – Medical Records Keeper