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

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

Laura is a co-founder of Health Horizons International and served as its first Executive Director. After volunteering on medical service trips in college, she recognized the need for more comprehensive solutions to the health challenges facing local communities, and in 2009 moved to the Dominican Republic to begin building HHI's foundations. From 2010 to 2012, she led HHI as Executive Director, overseeing its programmatic and institutional growth. Laura continued to focus her career on the management, strategy, and performance of social impact organizations, including at a start-up consulting firm and at LIFT, a national poverty alleviation non-profit. She is now developing her expertise in health care and public health evaluation at Mathematica Policy Research. Laura holds a Bachelors Degree in Community Health and Spanish from Tufts University.

Angi Kang, M.D., M.P.H. | 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. 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

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.

Cynthia McMurry | Director

Cynthia's background is in international development. She spent the last seven years working for the micro-lending platform Kiva.org, focused on providing access to finance for poor entrepreneurs in the developing world. She held several different titles at Kiva, most recently serving as Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. In that role, she managed a team of Portfolio Managers and oversaw the regional implementation of Kiva's strategy from both a risk and social performance perspective. She has worked in more than 20 different countries, including extensive field work in South America, and has conducted due diligence on a range of microfinance institutions and social enterprises. Cynthia has a BA in International Relations and Spanish from Tufts University, and is currently pursuing an MBA and an MS in Environment and Resources at Stanford University.

Romiya Barry | Director

Romiya started her career in research & development where she worked on medical devices for use in laboratory monitoring of patients with HIV in resource‐limited settings. She transitioned to the field of clinical research after recognizing how operations at clinical trial sites greatly affected the patients and, therefore, the immediate community the clinics served. Focusing on improvements to trial operations and management, she has provided oversight to several international, multi-center observational and comparative studies. Romiya has performed clinical research functions in regulatory affairs, clinical marketing, and program & project management. Her work has supported the development of medical devices for patients with critical care health issues and chronic diseases such as HIV, thrombotic and bleeding disorders, and Type 2 diabetes. She serves as a merit reviewer for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, volunteers for Project Managers without Borders, and maintains active participation in several professional and community organizations. Romiya holds an M.Sc. in Clinical Investigation from the MGH Institute of Health Professions, a B.Sc. in Biology/Biotechnology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Translational Health Sciences from The George Washington University. She lives in Groton, MA with her husband and their two children.