Board of Directors

Craig W. Czarsty, M.D., DABFM. | Chair

Craig W. Czarsty, M.D., DABFM, is the Incorporator of Health Horizons and is its first President. He has been in the private practice of family medicine in Oakville, Connecticut, since 1983. He received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University. He has been very involved in organized medicine and is a Past-President of the Connecticut State Medical Society and the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians. He is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine, the organization which board certifies family physicians nationwide. His first medical service trip to the Dominican Republic was in 2004 and he has traveled there yearly since then. He and his wife live in Watertown, Connecticut, and have two daughters.

Brad Wilkinson, M.D., DABFM | Vice Chair

Dr. Wilkinson is a family physician working in his home town of Durham, CT. His interests center on volunteer medicine. He devotes a half day each week in Hartford at a mobile clinic delivering health care to the working poor in addition to his involvement with HHI. Dr. Wilkinson and his wife Mary keep busy trying to micro-manage the lives of their five adult children and one grandchild.

Laura McNulty | Treasurer

Laura is a co-founder, former International Programs Director, and first Executive Director of Health Horizons International. From 2004 to 2008, she participated on short-term medical service trips to the Dominican Republic, where she recognized the need for more effective, sustainable solutions to the health challenges of impoverished communities. With co-founder and current Board of Directors member Angi Kang, she moved to the Dominican Republic in October 2009 to build and establish HHI’s on-the-ground presence. From 2010 to 2012, she led HHI as Executive Director, overseeing the organization's growth and development in collaboration with the Board, staff, community health workers, and partners. Laura has worked and volunteered for health and social service organizations including LIFT-Somerville, the Family Van, the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department, and Timmy Global Health. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Community Health and Spanish from Tufts University.

Angi Kang | Director

Angi is one of HHI’s co-founders and served as an International Programs Director from 2009-2010, establishing HHI’s on-the-ground presence in the Dominican Republic. She graduated from Tufts University in 2008 with a Bachelors Degree in International Relations and Community Health. Her coursework and interests span a variety of fields, from global poverty to performance. While at Tufts, she was a member of the Sigma Iota Rho International Relations Honors Society, and the International Relations Directors Leadership Council. Angi was born in South Korea, raised in New Jersey, and has traveled to and lived in several different cities and countries. She is currently an MD/MPH student at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Ayaz Madraswalla, M.D., DABFM | Director

Dr. Madraswalla joined Mansfield Family Practice in 1995. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston University in 1986. He then studied medicine at Albany Medical College and graduated in 1990 and went on to complete his Residency in Family Practice at the University of Colorado in Denver in 1993. He takes an active role in his profession by serving on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians since 1999, as well as past Councilor to the Connecticut State Medical Society. He has served as President of both the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians and the Windham County Medical Association. He also enjoys teaching medical students and holds a position as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut Medical School. Dr. Madraswalla is married with two children and enjoys many activities including reading, cooking, tennis, skiing, traveling, bicycling and spending time with his family.

Michael Good, M.D., DABFM | Director

Dr. Good is a family physician currently practicing in Middletown, CT. He grew up in West Covina, California, and attended Occidental College in Los Angeles where he majored in Political Science. He then earned a medical degree at the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine, completed training in Family Medicine at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT, and has practiced family medicine for over 25 years. He is a founding member and director of ProHealth Physicians and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is the author of The Search for Major Plagge, published by Fordham University Press. This work of nonfiction tells the story of a remarkable German officer who saved Dr. Good’s mother, grandparents and 250 other Jews during the Holocaust in Poland during WWII. He and his wife Susan live in Durham, CT.

Chris Meelia | Director

Chris is a healthcare veteran with over 15 years of leadership experience at the intersection of healthcare, technology and finance. He has held sales, marketing and business development positions at large companies such as CareFusion and Covidien, as well as at multiple start-ups including Innovative Spinal Technologies and Merge Healthcare. Currently Chris is the VP of Sales and Marketing for InsideTracker, a Cambridge based personalized health analytics start-up. He is a former board member of the Boston-based nonprofit The Bottom Line and he is currently a Board Member on the Tufts Medical Center Board of Governors. Chris graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell with a degree in Finance. He and his wife Julie live in Mansfield, MA with their five children.