Marc-Aurel Martial, RN, MPH
Marc-Aurel Martial is a Senior Project Manager at Intermountain Healthcare in Murray, Utah. He helped found Haiti Health Initiative and currently serves as its president. Marc-Aurel was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and received his undergraduate nursing and graduate public health education at Brigham Young University. Marc-Aurel has led medical teams to Haiti every year since 2005 and, along with his family, feels that serving the people of Haiti is the least that he can do to give back to his native country. In his free time, Marc-Aurel enjoys playing racquetball and ping pong.
Matthew Crane, Esq.
Matthew Crane currently serves as one of the vice-presidents of Haiti Health Initiative. He is an associate attorney with Hansen Wright Eddy & Haws law firm in Pleasant Grove, Utah, where he specializes in commercial litigation and various business law matters. Matthew received both his undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degree from Brigham Young University. He is one of the founders of Haiti Health Initiative and he is grateful for his opportunity to assist in improving rural health care in Haiti. Outside of law and his work with Haiti Health Initiative, Matthew enjoys biking, back-country skiing, and canyoneering with his family.
Gene Cole is a professor in the Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He teaches and conducts research in environmental health, refugee and migrant health, and infectious disease prevention and control. His focus is on low-cost to no-cost solutions to important environmental problems that impact human health. He has worked with international organizations to address environmental health management issues in Central Europe, Southeast Asia, and Africa. He holds both a Master of Science degree in public health and a Doctor of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Carrie Dunford, RPh, BCPS
Carrie Dunford is a clinical pharmacist in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she works at a local hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Pharmacy and recently received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Idaho. In March of 2011, she traveled to Haiti with Haiti Health Initiative and was impressed by the collaborative work between Haiti Health Initiative and locals to improve the quality of life for the people of Timo. She currently serves as the secretary for both the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees. Carrie is married and has two sons.
Matt Cheney, DMD
Matt Cheney graduated from Oregon Health & Science University in 1994 with his dental degree and completed a general practice residency at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Matt is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, receiving his Mastership Award in the summer of 2011 and is also a member of the well-respected Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has been involved with the dental teams in Timo since 2011. Matt and his wife have three sons and one daughter. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing golf, basketball, and training with his family for triathlons.