Board of Directors

Craig W. Czarsty, M.D., DABFM. | Chair
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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
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Brad Wilkinson, M.D. is a semi-retired family physician living in Durham, Connecticut who now works solely in a volunteer capacity. He sees patients three days a week at the Malta House of Care, a mobile clinic serving the uninsured and underserved of central Connecticut, as well as two to three medical trips overseas annually, mostly with HHI. He and his wife Mary like to spend as much time as possible trying to (unsuccessfully) micromanage the lives of their five adult children and play with their three sainted grandchildren.

Laura McNulty | Treasurer
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Laura is a co-founder, former International Programs Director, and first Executive Director of Health Horizons International. From 2004 to 2008, she participated in short-term medical service trips to the Dominican Republic, where she recognized the need for more comprehensive solutions to the health challenges faced by communities. With co-founder and Board member Angi Kang, she moved to the Dominican Republic in October 2009 to build HHI’s on-the-ground presence. From 2010 to 2012, she led HHI as Executive Director, overseeing its programmatic and institutional growth and development. Laura is currently the Senior Manager for Strategy and Operations at LIFT, a US non-profit dedicated to helping lift families out of poverty. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Community Health and Spanish from Tufts University.

Angi Kang, M.D., M.P.H. | Director
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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. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2014 with an M.D., M.P.H, and is currently a resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital in their Internal Medicine Primary Care Program.

Ayaz Madraswalla, M.D., DABFM | Director
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Dr. Madraswalla joined Mansfield Family Practice in 1995. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston University in 1986, then studied medicine at Albany Medical College where he graduated in 1990, and went on to complete his Residency in Family Practice at the University of Colorado in Denver in 1993. He has been certified in the practice of addiction medicine. 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 Quinnipiac School of Medicine. 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 two decades of leadership experience at the intersection of healthcare, technology and finance. He has held sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility at large companies such as Covidien and CareFusion as well as numerous healthcare startups. Chris is currently the Managing Partner of Meelia Ventures, a healthcare focused startup private equity investment firm. He is an active member of the philanthropic community and currently serves as a member of the Tufts Medical Center Board of Governors. Chris has an undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell and is currently enrolled at Brown University earning a Master’s Degree in Healthcare. Chris and his wife Julie live in Mansfield, MA with their five children.