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Marsha Griffin's picture

Marsha Griffin, MD, is Director, Division of Child and Family Health, at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, and co-founder of Community for Children, along with Dr. Minnette Son, Professor of Pediatrics, UTHSCSA. In addition, Dr. Griffin is clinical adjunct faculty for the UTHSCSA Regional Academic Health Center. Dr. Griffin received her medical degree from the UTHSCSA in 2003 and completed her residency in general pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in June 2006. Prior to her medical career, Dr. Griffin completed graduate studies in the theology of social justice at United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, Minnesota. She was founder and, from 1988 to 1999, executive director of the FOCUS Foundation, a nonprofit organization that produced documentary films concerning adolescents and their struggle for success. As director of housing services for the Central Community Housing Trust in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from 1996 to 1999, she was instrumental in developing housing and services in the inner-city for homeless, former addicts, Somalian refugees, and street children. A lifelong advocate for the underserved, Dr. Griffin has served as a board member for numerous community-based organizations both nationally and internationally and provided care in countries such as Haiti, Ecuador and Nicaragua.

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Hugo Lopez-Gatell, MD, MSc, PhD. is a Mexican physician, specialist in Internal Medicine, and doctor in Epidemiology. Since 2013, he is Director of Innovation on Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control at the Mexican National Institute of Public Health. He served from 2008 to 20012 as Director General of Epidemiology at Mexico's Ministry of Health. He worked several years as a clinician at the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition in Mexico City where he became Vice-Director of Clinical Research. Dr. Lopez-Gatell is also Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Gayle Thomas's picture

Dr. Gayle Thomas serves as the medical director of the North Carolina Farmworker Health Program, a statewide voucher program supporting outreach workers to migrant and seasonal farmworkers. She also is an assistant professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina, and enjoys bringing medical students and residents with her to care for farmworkers on a mobile medical van in Benson, NC. Prior to this position, she worked as a family physician for 23 years at the Carrboro Community Health Center with primarily Spanish speaking patients. She grew up in Napa, California and did her medical training in Los Angeles. She was born in Tandala, Democratic Republic of Congo to missionary teachers.

Gayle Thomas, MD, trabaja como directora médica del North Carolina Farmworker Health Program, un programa estatal de vales que financia a los trabajadores campo para los trabajadores agrícolas migrantes y temporales. La doctora Thomas también es profesora asociada de Medicina Familiar en la Universidad de Carolina del Sur y le gusta que sus estudiantes y residentes de medicina la acompañen a atender a trabajadores agrícolas en una furgoneta médica móvil en Benson, Carolina del Norte. Antes de ese cargo, ella se desempeñó durante 23 años como médica de familia en el Carrboro Community Health Center, atendiendo sobre todo a pacientes hispanohablantes. Ella creció en Napa, California y cursó sus estudios de medicina en Los Ángeles. Hija de padres misioneros, ella nació en Tandala, República Democrática del Congo.

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