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Ricardo Garay began working for the Migrant Clinician Network in February of 2009. He is currently responsible for the management of the organization’s Health Network program. This program focuses on the proper coordination of clinical care for migrant workers in different parts of the world. This program also includes other initiatives such as TBNet, CAN-Track, Diabetes Track II, Prenatal Care, and HIV.
Ricardo was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Growing up he became very involved in the family-owned Pharmacy called FarMax. His hands-on experience in the pharmacy laid the foundation for his future interests in both the business realm and social awareness initiatives. While in college, Ricardo was the Student Recruiter Director for the Abilene Christian University’s Admissions office where he managed a team of 20 other students callers. Ricardo received his degree in Business Administration and decided to move to Austin in order to pursue further professional options.
Prior to working for Migrant Clinician Network worked as an EDU Account Manager for Apple Inc. Outside the office, Ricardo enjoys playing soccer, listening to live music, and traveling. “I like to keep an open mind to different approaches, the more people I come in contact with, the more I understand in the importance of equality.” Ricardo strongly believes that Austin and this position at MCN, provide the perfect backdrop for this to happen on a daily basis.
I am currently a Public Health Nurse with Monterey County Health Department. I specialize in tuberculosis control. I am also attending Walden University School of Nursing for an MSN in FNP.
As Director of International Projects, Research, and Development for the Migrant Clinicians Network, Deliana Garcia writes and presents on the health needs of migrants and the disparities in the provision of health care services they suffer. She has developed clinician training on infectious and chronic diseases and programs to assist migrants to remain in clinical care as they move for purposes of employment. Ms. Garcia has been involved with migrant populations for 20 years. She has worked in the areas of reproductive health, access to primary care and infectious disease at the local, state, national and international level through program and policy development and publications for more than 25 years. Her past experience includes direct patient education, legislative advocacy and as a consultant to federally qualified health centers in the U.S.
Michael Piorunski is originally from Baltimore, MD and relocated to the Eastern Shore of Maryland to attend Salisbury University. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and English as a Second Language and has an interest in language use and Latin American culture. As an undergraduate, Michael studied codeswitching patterns in bilingual middle school students and spent 4 weeks in Ecuador studying Quechua and Andean culture.
Michael joined the Migrant Clinicians Network in September 2011 to assist Amy Liebman, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health. Before joining the Migrant Clinicians Network, Michael served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Northwest Baltimore, providing community- based case management services to adjudicated youth and their families. He also served as a *VISTA volunteer in 2007.
Michael spends his free time volunteering on a local organic farm, tending to his city farm plot and running.
44 years Nursing experience in multiple services including Perioperative and Surgical ,Obstetrics, Nursing (Med-Surg ),Long term and Acute care for Seniors and Public Health
Marika has a MSc in Transcultural Health and she currently coordinating the Migrant Health Unit within the Primary Health Care in Malta. The main roles of the unit are: health education to migrants, development and delivery of the training programme for interpreters and training for health professionals in cross-cutural issues.
I am a pulmonary nurse specialist with more than 30 years' experience. I became the director of the Wisconsin tuberculosis program in 2008, and direct a small program of two nurse consultants, a refugee health coordinator, an interjurisdictional coordinator, and a program manager.