PHI Board Members & Committees

Post-Polio Health International is governed by a Board of Directors and has a paid staff of two. Accounting, design and editorial services are provided by independent contractors.

Honorary Board Members are recognized for their contributions and loyalty to PHI and to the disability community at large. (These members do not have voting privileges and are not entitled to participate in meetings or other activities of the directors.)

The Medical Advisory Committee is composed of open-minded health care professionals who are experts in their field and who support PHI's philosophy about independent living. Members must be knowledgeable about the late effects of polio and demonstrate the ability to think analytically and strategically in advising PHI on medical matters. The chair will be a Board member and is responsible for communications between the committee and the Board. The committee composition will represent health care professionals in diverse areas of specialization (e.g., physiatry, pulmonology, occupational therapy) and a balance of backgrounds (e.g., geographic, cultural, gender)

The Consumer Advisory Committee is composed of individuals with physical disabilities who support PHI's philosophy about independent living. Members have a professional or personal background in disability advocacy and assist PHI in analyzing disability issues.


Board of Directors

William G. Stothers, President/Chairperson
San Diego, California

Saul J. Morse, Vice President
Legal Counsel, Brown Hay & Stephens, LLP
Springfield, Illinois


Marny K. Eulberg, MD, Secretary
St. Anthony’s Family Medical Center
Westminster, Colorado

Brenda Jo Butka, MD
Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
Nashville, Tennessee


Soonja Angela Cho
Aurora, Colorado

Elizabeth Lounsbury
North Markstay, Ontario, Canada

Sandra Loyer, LMSW
University of Michigan Health System (Ret)
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Frederick M. Maynard, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Marquette, Michigan

Allison Roller, MA
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mohammed Yousuf
Founder and President, EquallyAble Foundation
Chantilly, Virginia

Martin B. Wice, MD
Center for Advanced Medicine, Neuroscience Center
Saint Louis, Missouri

Daniel J. Wilson, PhD
Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA


Honorary Board

Augusta S. Alba, MD
Coler Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility, Roosevelt Island, New York

Henry Betts, MD
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Allen I. Goldberg, MD, MM, FAAP, FACPE, FCCP
Pediatric Home Health, Loyola University Medical Center (retired), Chicago, Illinois

Lauro S. Halstead, MD
National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC

Jacquelin Perry, MD, DSc (Hon)
Medical Consultant, Post-Polio Service, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, California

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Community and Education Relations, The Boeing Company, Chicago, Illinois

Maurice Sonnenberg
New York, New York

Stanley K. Yarnell, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (retired), San Francisco, California


Medical Advisory Committee

Frederick M. Maynard, MD, Chair
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Marquette, Michigan

Brenda Jo Butka, MD
Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee

Selma H. Calmes, MD (retired)
Olive View/UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, California

William M. DeMayo, MD
John P. Murtha Neuroscience and Pain Institute, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Marny K. Eulberg, MD
Saint Anthony North Polio Clinic, Westminster, Colorado

Lauro S. Halstead, MD
National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC

Stephanie T. Machell, PsyD
International Rehabilitation Center for Polio, Framingham, Massachusetts

Julie G. Madorsky, MD (retired)
University of California-Irvine, Encino, California

Prof. Frans Nollet, MD, PhD
Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rhoda Olkin, PhD
California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University, San Francisco, California

Susan Perlman, MD
Clinical Professor of Neurology, UCLA, Los Angeles, California

Mark K. Taylor, MLS, CPO
University of Michigan O&P Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Daria A. Trojan, MD
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Carlos Vallbona, MD
The Institute for Rehabilitation& Research (TIRR), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Carol Vandenakker Albanese, MD
University California Davis Health System, Sacramento, California

Mary Westbrook, PhD (retired)
Conjoint Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Martin B. Wice, MD
Center for Advanced Medicine/Neuroscience Center, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri


Post-Polio Health International Consumer Advisory Committee

Sally Aitken, Quebec, Canada

Liliana Bieberach, Panama

Johan Bijttebier, Belgium

Jean Csaposs, Maywood, New Jersey

José Isola, Peru

Mirsada Karadzic, Saint Louis, Missouri

David Kelly, South Lake Tahoe, California

Nickie Lancaster, RN, Hermitage, Tennessee

Kimiko Negayama, Japan

Rhoda Olkin, PhD, Walnut Creek, California

Antonio Pinto, Portugal

Linda Priest, Atlanta, Georgia

Gillian Thomas, Australia

Joanne Yager, Tucson, Arizona

 

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