Health Care Volunteers International
David Kennedy - Vice President
David Kennedy grew up in Ohio and graduated with honors in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981. He spent 26 years with Chevron in engineering and management positions of increasing breadth and responsibility in California, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kazakhstan and Angola. After taking early retirement in 2008 he joined Hess Corporation as Africa Operations Director and later as General Manager for the company’s most important assets in Equatorial Guinea. In 2012 he joined Afren PLC as Regional Managing Director and then joined Afren Resources U.S.A., Inc. in April, 2012 as Managing Director for the Middle East - North Africa Region, based in Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He has recently retired and splits his time with his wife Kim living abroad and at the U.S.
Living in developing countries for more than 20 years has instilled a strong sense of social responsibility and recognition of the vast potential for corporate, government and NGO partnerships to bring about positive change. Mr. Kennedy earned his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas in 1981, following which he joined Chevron U.S.A. as a reservoir engineer in San Francisco, California responsible for heavy oil projects in the San Joaquin Valley. In 1990 Mr. Kennedy was seconded to Caltex Pacific Indonesia where he worked on the world-class Duri Steam Flood project for 5 years. Subsequently Mr. Kennedy held management positions with Chevron in Nigeria, California, Kazakhstan and Angola before joining Hess Corporation as Operations Director for Africa in 2008. Most recently Mr. Kennedy was General Manager for Hess Equatorial Guinea, Inc.
Mary L. Moran, M.D. - Secretary
Dr. Mary Lynn Moran is a board certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon as well as a board certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon. She earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Michigan in the accelerated BS/MD degree program. She spent five years of surgical training at the Tufts and Boston University combined program. She then completed a one year fellowship for additional expertise in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Moran comes from a family of seven physicians so medicine runs in her bloodline.
Medical missionary work also runs in her family. Her mother was the medical director at a refugee camp in Thailand and worked in camps in Cambodia with the UNHCR and American Red Cross. Her uncle has worked with several missionary organizations as an ophthalmologist in Haiti and Africa. Dr. Moran has traveled several times to Vietnam with Face to Face which is a group of Facial Plastic Surgeons who serve in third world countries as well as treat victims of domestic violence here in the U.S. She was Chairman of the Face to Face Committee within the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and now serves as Senior Advisor for the last several years. She also was the Medical Advisor to Pazapa which is an organization serving special needs children in Haiti. Dr. Moran looks forward to a long productive relationship with HCVI.
Executive Committee Background
Board of Directors is the organization’s main governing body. The Board is comprised of an Executive Committee consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Along with general board members, each brings skills and expertise that help further the vision and goals of HCVI’s mission. The Board meets in person twice a year and conducts monthly meetings through virtual communications. Board terms are 2 years. No Board member receives any financial compensation for their role as a Board member.
Managing Director/President: Francis P. Duggan, M.D.
Vice President: David D. Kennedy
Treasurer: John M. Griffin
Secretary: Mary L. Moran, M.D
Francis P. Duggan, M.D - Founder/President
Dr Duggan is the Founder and Managing Director of Health Care Volunteers International (hcvi.org). He is actively involved in all HCVI projects. He has spent approximately 1/3 of the last 15 years doing international volunteer medicine and has been on an estimated 50+ volunteer medical and surgical missions, in numerous locations around the globe. He has spent approximately 3500 hours engaged in volunteer work in Cambodia alone in the last 4 years. He is board certified in the USA in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine but has become somewhat of a "jack of all trades" out of necessity, working in remote and under-served areas around the world. Currently, the majority of his volunteer work is surgical and procedural.
HCVI began operations in January of 2014. Dr. Duggan has been responsible for overseeing the startup of HCVI, including project development in Africa (Kenya, Guinea Equatorial), Latin America (Nicaragua), and Southeast Asia (Cambodia) Meanwhile, he maintains an active practice in Emergency Medicine in the United States. He has funded all operations since inception but looks forward to the opportunity for HCVI to begin large-scale fundraising to support its numerous meaningful projects.
In January of 2015, while on a volunteer trip in Nicaragua, Dr. Duggan was involved in a near-fatal car accident. He sustained 22 broken bones and was hospitalized for most of the first half of this year. He underwent a total of 12 major surgeries related to the accident including bilateral knee surgery, bilateral hip replacement, and numerous pelvic reconstructive surgeries. Looking for a silver lining, he states he now has an excuse for his dancing skills.
This was a major setback for the organization; however, Dr. Duggan has managed to not only sustain existing projects but to initiate others. For a large part of the year, this was done from his "office/hospital bed". He cites this, in addition to his significant financial contribution, as a reflection of HCVI's commitment to its stated mission.
As we enter 2016, Dr. Duggan is looking forward returning to his more active on-site role in project management and patient care. He still has extensive rehab/PT in front of him and a few more surgeries but is heading to Cambodia in February 2016 to resume this more active role. Nevertheless, he would advise against taking his odds in a foot race for the foreseeable future.
John M. Griffin - Treasurer
John M. Griffin joined Hologic in February 2015 as General Counsel with nearly 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of legal matters. Mr. Griffin worked at Covidien from 2000 to 2015 where he most recently served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. Previously, from 1994 to 2000, Mr. Griffin served as Assistant United States Attorney in Boston, Massachusetts, and prosecuted complex criminal cases. He began his career at Nutter, McClennen & Fish in Boston. Mr. Griffin additionally serves on the board of directors for Por Cristo in Boston. He has a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University.