Who's Involved

There would be no Newborn Foundation without the individuals and organizations that abide by a single principle of ending preventable deaths of babies. From the Midwest heartland, to the world’s most populated countries, to an archipelago nation of 700 islands - anywhere critical newborn care and technology is hard to access, the Newborn Foundation will connect the right resources with the newborns and health workers who need them to improve outcomes and save lives. We are privileged count some of the world’s leading experts and innovators among our advisors - in medicine, business, and technology.  This is the dream team that supports the strategic direction, operational efficiency and program effectiveness of the Newborn Foundation.

Executive Board of Directors

Patrick Rosenstiel, CEO, Ainsley Shea

Kim Valentini, President, Smile Network International

Justin Zenanko, Recombinetics

Annamarie Saarinen, Co-founder & CEO, Newborn Foundation | Coalition
David Brown, MD, Pediatric Endocrinology, Children’s Hospitals & Clinics
Linda Wright, MD, Deputy Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, NIH (retired)
Marina Maric, Bitter Minnesota
Joel White, Founder and President of Horizon Government Affairs
Darshak Sanghavi, MD, Director of Prevention and Population Health, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS), Professor of Pediatrics, UMass Medical School
Kris Huson, Nonprofit Communications Strategist
Hubert “Buck” Humphrey IV, Vice President, Government & Public Affairs, Forbes-Tate
Scott Fahrenkrug, PhD, Founder, Executive Board Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Recombinetics
Kara Ries, esq., Patent Attorney, Intellectual Property Law; Planning Commissioner, North Oaks

International & BORN Project Advisory Board

R. Rodney Howell, M. D., FAAP, FACMG, Professor of Pediatrics, Chairman Emeritus Member, Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
Pat Hibberd, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Huang Guo Ying, MD PhD, President, University of Fudan Children’s Hospital, Shanghai, China
Jing Yu, MD, Director of Pediatrics, Mianyang Central Hospital, Sichuan Province, China
Linda Wright, MD, Deputy Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, NIH
Elizabeth Perlich Sweeney, Former President, Children’s HeartLink
Amy Gaviglio, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor, Minnesota Department of Health
Rob Koppell, MD, Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine, Director, Regional Perinatal Center, Long Island Jewish Medical Center – Cohen Children's Medical Center, New York
Bradford Therrell, PhD, Director, National Newborn Screening and Global Resource Center, University of Texas Health Science Center
Michele Lloyd-Puryear, MD, PhD, American College of Medical Genetics
Jim Bialick, Co-Founder of Newborn Coalition; President, Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Lazaros Kochilas, MD, MPH, Pediatric Cardiology, University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital
Anne de-Wahl Granelli, PhD, Biomedical Scientist, Pediatric Cardiology, Queen Silvia Children's Hospital, Sweden
Andrew Ewer, MD, Neonatal Paediatrics, Birmingham Women's Hospital, UK
Augusto Sola, MD, Neonatology, Children’s Hospital Orange County; President, Iberoamerican Society of Neonatology
Dongli Song, MD, Neonatology, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, CA
Mitchell Goldstein, MD, Associate Professor of Neonatology-Pediatrics / Medical Director, Loma Linda University Medical Center, CA
Balaji Govindaswami, MD, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, CA
Alex Kemper, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics Duke University School of Medicine
Lori Garg, MD, MPH Medical Director, New Jersey Department of Health Special Child Health Services
Carolyn McGregor, PhD, Research Chair in Health Informatics, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Clinical, Technical and Policy Advisory Board

Dale Alverson, MD, Former President, American Telemedicine Association

Monique Bowersox, CRNA, Mayo Clinic
Sheri Crow, M.D., Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic
John Feikema, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)
Brent Gendleman, President/CEO, 5 AM Solutions
Lazaros Kochilas, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Cardiology, University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital
US Congresswoman Betty McCollum, MN 4th

Lee Olson, Chief Information Security Officer, Mayo Clinic

Terese Finitzo, PhD, Clinical Audiologist; CEO, OZ Systems
Dr. Terra Tolley, Change Management and Global Development, Maternal and Child Health Officer
Posthumous: Theodore Thompson, MD, University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital

Strategic Partners

Children’s HeartLink
University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital
Children’s Medical Foundation, Hong Kong, China
University of Fudan Children’s Hospital, Shanghai, China
Minnesota Department of Health
Patient Safety Movement Foundation