Our Founders

Pierrette J Cazeau
MBA/H.S./HRM Postdoctoral

She has served in a multitude of roles in the healthcare industry. Her professional background includes traineeships as an Administrator Intern Training with Boynton Beach rehab nursing, a Healthcare Business Consultant, an Educator Network Trainee for HIV/AIDS and STD with the CDC, Crisis Emergency Communication Preparedness with the CDC, and a Data Interpreter for Public Health Professionals with University of Washington, a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative with the National Association of Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives. Improving Patient Safety: Reflections on the Past-Improvements for Tomorrow, with McKesson Corporation, Markov Decision Process Analytic Methods for Sequential, with Society Medical Decision Making, Monitoring The Public’s Health: Using Data from The National Center for Health Statistics With American Public Health Association, National Medicare Training Program Audio Conference Call, with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Your Medicare Rights & Protections & an Overview of the National Medicare Training Program Products, with the CMS.She is currently acquiring a Doctor of Philosophy degree at Capella University School of Public Services Leadership, with a specialization in Health Care Administration (Dissertation Phase V). Her educational credentials extend further into being the recipient of a graduate certificate in Criminal Justice from Capella University and a Certificate in Introduction of Substance Abuse from Palm Beach Community College.

She as well holds a Master of Business Administration in Health Services Administration and Human Resources Management from Nova Southeastern University, a Bachelor of Sciences in Organizational Management, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Behavior from Palm Beach Atlantic University, and an Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing from Palm Beach Community College. In the field of higher education, she has served as an abstract reviewer for the American Public Health Association-Student Assembly (APHA-SA), Gerontological Health Services section, HIV/AIDS section, and the World Federal Public Health Association also served as a manuscript reviewer for the International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health (IJCRIMPH). She also served on a Policy Committee which involved reviewing policies for Medicare. She was one of the writer’s for the Get Ready: Pandemic Flu. She also contributed on the APHA-PHCAT, which involved updating old policies to reflect current trends and laws.Her research interests focus on Managed Care, Long-Term Care, Hospice, Death With Dignity Act, Patient Safety, Medicare Part D PDP and MA-PD. In addition, she has served as a moderator for the Concern on Children Health.

Thomas F Huehn,
Vice President, Trustee Research Librarian

He has served as a Reference Librarian for the Palm Beach County Library System, an Assistant Professor and Interlibrary Loan and Technical Services Specialist, a Fine Arts Librarian, an Instructor and trained an Information Technology Specialist for the Palm Beach Atlantic University, and an English Second Language Instructor for the Palm Beach School District. He is currently acquiring a Post-Graduate Certificate in Library Leadership from Florida State University.

He holds a Master of Library Information Sciences from Western Ontario, a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Philosophy from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Church Music from Tyndale University.

Dr. Sunneth B. Agapodi,
MBBS, MSC, MD, MPH, Chairman, Board Director

Head Principal Investigator, Trustee of Sir Lanka

Dr. Suneth Buddhika Agampodi was born in 1974 and graduated in Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2001. He holds double masters: one in Community Medicine from the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo and the other in Public Health (Biosecurity) which he passed with Distinction in 2011 from Massey University New Zealand. He completed Doctor of Medicine (Community Medicine)in 2011 from the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, scoring the highest aggregate in MD Part I.

He received his overseas training from the School of Medicine, University of California San Diego which is a premier Global Centre for study of tropical disease as a Visiting Assistant Professor.

He is a Board Certified Consultant in Community Medicine. Currently he heads the department of Community Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. He is also the Director, Maternal and Child Health Research Unit and the Lead Epidemiologist, Tropical Disease Research Unit in the same University. He is a member of the Expert committee on National health development, National Health Research Council, and the Council of Sri Lanka Society of Microbiology. He was awarded the honorary Fellowship of the Royal Society of Public Health in UK in 2012.Dr. Agampodi was sentitized to the importance of public health where he worked as the Medical Officer in Charge of Rural Hospital Nelubawa, a far out village in Anuradhapura and he started his formal career in Public Health as the Additional Medical Officer of Health , Beruwala, Sri Lanka in 2006.

Throughout his professional life he has worked among the poorest and most marginalized populations of Sri Lanka. He is a national and regional expert in infectious disease epidemiology. He is the Principal Investigator of the national one-health project on leptospirosis which is a regional collaborative investigation projects of South East Asia and the principal investigator of the “Disease Burden and the Economic Impact of Maternal Morbidity in Sri Lanka”. At present he is involved in leptospirosis, typhus, typhoid, Leishmaniasis and dengue investigations in regional and national level. He is perhaps best known for his vast body of scientific publications which include over 40 original scientific papers published in high impact journals such as Lancet, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Clinical Infectious Diseases, American journal of Tropical Medcine and Hygiene and PLOS series of journals.

His paper in Clinical Infectious Disease is a landmark paper on field application of molecular techniques in leptospirosis. His papers on maternal morbidity in PLOS ONE in 2012-13 period are consideres leading maternal morbidity research work and are included in Harvard-PLOS MEDICINE Maternal Health series.

Christa Dewi
Phd (Candidate) Lead Research in Indonesia Trustee of Indonesia

Christa Dewi has a Bachelor of Public Health from Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia and a Master of Nursing from Charles Darwin University, Australia. Her professional and minor thesis focus has been on community organising and community development experiences.

She is currently enrolled in a PhD through the Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney, Australia entitled ‘Integrating an Asset-based Approach into Community-based Tuberculosis Care in Eastern Indonesia’. She has worked in Community Development at Bethesda since 2001.

This is a local NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia that focuses on providing primary health care, particularly in resources-limited setting throughout Indonesia. She also has a range of experience in participatory monitoring and evaluation of community-based health program and capacity building activities at the community level. She has a strong interest in community-based participatory research as well as developing innovative and creative teaching methods and strategies in community-based health programs.