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Theressa

Theressa Lyons is the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator for Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN). Ms. Lyons is responsible for the oversight of HRSA and Cancer Grants. She is also responsible for developing other grant opportunities for MCN.

Ms. Lyons has twenty years’ experience as a consultant in administration, training, and customer service. In her personal life, she is the founder and Co-Director of The Circle of Friends Alzheimer’s Caregivers Respite Care dedicated to giving respite to those who care for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Deliana

As the Director of International Projects, Research, and Development for Migrant Clinicians Network, Deliana Garcia has dedicated more than twenty-five years to the health and wellness needs of migrant and other underserved populations. Throughout her career she has worked in the areas of reproductive health, sexual and intimate partner violence, access to primary care, and infectious disease control and prevention. Ms. Garcia is responsible for the development and expansion of Health Network, an international bridge case management and patient navigation system to make available across international borders the health records of migrants diagnosed with infectious and chronic diseases. She has served as the Principal Investigator or member of the research team for a number of studies addressing topics, such as sexual and intimate partner violence prevention among Latino migrant and immigrant families, trauma in transit for migrants crossing international borders, and emotionally-charged dialogue between patients and health care providers.

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Elaine

Elaine Penn has worked with MCN since August 1993, when she supported the organization as a contractor providing accounting services. Since joining MCN as an employee in 2003, Ms. Penn has functioned as the Chief Financial Officer, working with the staff and board. Ms. Penn works with independent auditors each year who perform an A-133 audit of the entire organization. MCN has a history of audits with no material findings or material instances of noncompliance. Ms. Penn works with program managers to ensure budget requirements for each grant are met. In addition, Ms. Penn serves as the Human Resources Director.

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Charlotte

Charlotte McCann is a Development and Grant Writing Specialist for MCN. Prior to joining MCN Charlotte led a capital campaign for the Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas; worked for The Texas Observer as publisher and development director; and before that for the Human Rights Documentation Exchange/Central America Resource Center as director and research coordinator, documenting country conditions, persecution, and violence against women to support refugee claims for asylum or temporary protection. Charlotte is from New Hampshire and is an almost-naturalized Texan, having gone to grad school at the University of Texas and worked in Austin since then.

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Karen

Karen Mountain, RN, MSN, MBA has served as the Chief Executive Officer of MCN since 1987. In her capacity as CEO, Ms. Mountain has translated her extensive experience in health care delivery, business, and research into the development of broader national primary care policy and innovative clinical solutions . Under Ms. Mountain’s direction, MCN has grown into a major international presence.

Ms. Mountain received her Masters in Clinical Nursing Practice and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. At UT Austin, Ms. Mountain received numerous awards including the Most Outstanding Student from the School of Nursing.

Ms. Mountain has served on numerous boards and advisory committees including the Baylor College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program Rural Health Initiative Project, the Primary Care Fellowship Society, and the National Rural Health Association. Ms. Mountain has had faculty positions at the School of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Tech University.

Prior to her work with MCN, Ms. Mountain served as a catalyst for state level health policy development as the Project Director for the Texas Office of Rural Health. Ms. Mountain’s participation in public policy decision making and primary care initiatives, includes work with both national- and state- based organizations. Beyond her pivotal role at MCN, Ms. Mountain is a published author and coveted presenter. Ms. Mountain has worked from the North Slope of Alaska to Thailand setting up primary care service delivery models for vulnerable populations and as a medical officer for National Geographic.

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Diana

Diana Villegas graduated from Texas State University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Spanish with a minor in Biology. Diana was part of the College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP) at Texas State and honored as Exemplary Migrant Student of the Year in 2007. Diana interned with the Bert Corona Leadership Institute for the Experience in Democracy in Washington D.C. She worked with over 450 high school and college students alongside with their parents with migrant background to increase understanding of government and public policy. The participants created an agenda with issues facing their community and got the opportunity to present it in front of their local congressmen and senators. Outside of her work at MCN, Diana enjoys playing volleyball, floating the river and training her new puppy Riley.

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Edward

Ed Zuroweste, MD is the Co-Chief Medical Officer for Migrant Clinicians Network. In this position, Dr. Zuroweste is responsible for the oversight of all of MCN’s clinical activities. He was present for the first official meeting of Migrant Clinicians Network in 1985 and has been consistently involved with the organization since that time.

Dr. Zuroweste began his work with migrants as a partner in a private practice in Chambersburg, PA. He later became the Medical Director of Keystone Health Center, a large Migrant and Community Health Center in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. While attending to his administrative responsibilities, Dr. Zuroweste also maintained a full-time clinical practice in family practice and obstetrics, including full hospital privileges in Pediatrics, Adult Medicine, and Obstetrics.

In addition to his work with MCN, Dr. Zuroweste is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he directs an International Rural Health Elective in Honduras. Dr. Zuroweste is also the staff physician for seven County Health Department tuberculosis clinics, Pennsylvania Department of Health and he currently acts as the Tuberculosis Medical Consultant for the PA Dept. of Health ; a Clinical Consultant for three separate consulting firms; and serves as a Locum Tenem family physician for multiple sites. Dr. Zuroweste has worked for the World Health Organization (WHO) on two separate short term assignments; the first in 2009-2010 as a Special Medical Consultant during the H1N1 influenza pandemic, and in 2014 as a Special Medical Consultant with the Ebola Response Team in Guinea and Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Dr. Zuroweste has traveled extensively in Central America, especially Honduras and Guatemala both for teaching and pleasure. He has also traveled to Europe, South America, and the Caribbean.

Dr. Zuroweste is married with three children. When not working, Dr. Zuroweste enjoys long distance running, listening to great music, great movies and concerts, working out of doors, and traveling with family and friends to far-off locations.

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DANIEL

Education
The University of Texas at El Paso
Master of Social Work
Expected graduation date: December 2013

The University of Texas at El Paso
Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies
Graduated: 12/10/2011

El Paso Community College
Associate Of Applied Science (Pharmacy Technician)
Graduated: 08/12/06

Experience
Sin Fronteras Organizing Project (Internship) El Paso, TX.
Director: Carlos Marentes
June 15, 2013 to Currently
• Social Services
• Fundraising
• Advocacy
• Farmworkers education

Child Protective Services (Internship) El Paso, TX.
Unit coordinator: Eunice Buendia
Aug 27, 2012 to Dec 03, 2012
Jan 22, 2013 - May 09, 2013
• Case management
• Supervised parent/child visits
• Documentation and observation

The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX.
Dr. Sam Terrazas
04/04/13 to 08/04/13
Research Assistant: Secondary trauma among caregivers who work with Mexican refugees and migrants.
• Developing contact information of farmworkers service providers and contractors
• Document participants interaction and progress
• Small group facilitator
• Interview participants

The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX.
Dr. Eva Moya and Dr. Silvia Chavez
08/15/12 to 09/15/12
Research Assistant: Las Voces e Imágenes de mujeres migrantes, violencia doméstica y salud sexual y reproductive [UTEP IRB 336186-1]
• Document participants interaction and progress
• Small group facilitator
• Interview participants
• Documentary (Interviewing, cinematography and Editing)

Advanced Pharmaceutical Consultants Santa Teresa, NM.
(The Peak Behavioral Health Services)
08/09/10 to 09/27/10
Pharmacy Technician
• Prepackaged pharmaceuticals
• Entering prescriptions in computer (Dr’s. orders)
• Train Pharmacists on procedures and computer software
• Order drugs from Supplier
• Maintain Pharmacy standards to N.M. Pharmacy Board
• Restocking medidose machines

Pharmacare Services Santa Teresa, NM.
(The Peak Behavioral Health Services)
05/05/09 to 08/08/10
Pharmacy Technician
• Prepackaged pharmaceuticals
• Entering prescriptions in computer (Dr’s. orders)
• Train Pharmacists on procedures and computer software
• Order drugs from Supplier
• Maintain Pharmacy standards to N.M. Pharmacy Board
• Restock medication Carts
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Santa Teresa, NM.
(The Peak Behavioral Health Services)
09/28/07 to 05/04/09
Pharmacy Technician
• Prepackaged pharmaceuticals
• Entering prescriptions in computer (Dr’s. orders)
• Train Pharmacists on procedures and computer software
• Order drugs from Supplier
• Maintain Pharmacy standards to N.M. Pharmacy Board
• Restock medication Carts

The Peak Behavioral Health Services Santa Teresa, NM.
09/22/04 to 09/27/07
Mental Health Technician
• Providing Residential and Patient safety
• Documentation of patient physical activities and behavior
• Facilitate educational groups
• Crisis intervention and CPI therapeutic hold training

Diamond Shamrock El Paso, TX.
12/01/02 to 09/21/04
Customer service
• Cashier and Customer Service

Desert Eagle Security Company El Paso, TX.
08/20/02 to 11/20/02
Security Officer
• Providing main gate security
• Patrolling warehouses

United States Marine Corps Yuma, AZ.
07/01/98 to 08/01/02
Electrical Equipment Repair Specialist (MOS 1142)
• Generator quality control, electronic and mechanic repair
• Support operations
• Fitness and unarmed combat trainer
• Color guard

Volunteering
Annunciation house “Voice of the voice less”, Spring 2013
Child Protective Services, Family fun fair, Spring 2013
UTEP Project Move, Spring 2013
Farm Workers Center, 30th Anniversary, Spring 2013
Opportunity Center homeless shelter, 2012
UTEP Project Move, Spring 2012
Salvation Army, Clerical work, Spring 2011
Young at Heart, Spring 2010
Sacred Heart Church, food bank, 2009

Computer skills
Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, internet searches, library searchers and experience in SPSS data entry. Final Cut Pro X, Compressor, Windows Live Movie Maker.

Activities and interest
Master of social work student organization (Vice President), Martial Arts, UTEP wrestling club, filmmaking and editing. Interest in homelessness, domestic violence and undocumented immigrant issues.
• El Paso Homeless Documentary (Under the same star), El Paso 5th Del Corazon film festival 2012
• Domestic Violence documentary (Every 9 seconds), UTEP centennial museum 2012, Mexican Consulate at El Paso 2012, UTEP lead like a boss conference 2013, UTEP Women’s history month conference 2013, El Paso, TX., 6th Del Corazon film festival 2013 (El Paso, TX.; Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico; UTEP Rubin center).

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Bertha
MD

Bertha Armendáriz, MD works for MCN as the TBNet Program Coordinator for El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM. She also serves as a consultant for MCN’s Immunizations Initiative, helps coordinate pesticide education in the area and directs MCN’s nutrition program for border tuberculosis patients.

Prior to working with MCN, Dr. Armendáriz worked for the Secretaria de Salud as a Staff Physician at a Rural Public Health Center at a Juárez México Border. She also worked for the Secretaria de Salud as Clinical Director of a Family Practice Rural Clinic at a Juárez México Border.

Dr. Armendáriz received her medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Cuidad Juárez, School of Medicine. She completed an Internship at Instituto de Seguridad Social para los Trabajadores del Estado with a fellowship in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She currently attends the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua pursing a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration.

Dr. Armendariz was born and raised in Juarez, Mexico. She is particular concerned with the spread of infectious diseases and is very committed to helping migrants and other underserved people in the border region.

She enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters. Dr. Armendariz also plays piano and spends time listening to classical music. She enjoys the outdoors and sports such as basketball, Kung-Fu, and Judo. She teaches self-defense techniques to young women in Juarez.

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