OUR TEAM

MAGGIE CARPENTER, MD

A family doctor with a passion for improving global health, Maggie got her BA in Russian Studies from Brown University before graduating summa cum laude from SUNY-Downstate Medical School. She currently works as a practitioner and educator and has a particular interest in reproductive health and pediatrics. Maggie has worked in Africa and New Zealand and hopes to use her experience to improve primary care services for women worldwide. She lives with her husband and two children in New Paltz, NY. She can be contacted at magscarpenter@godocgo.org.

 

PATRICIA BACON 

A native of Providence, Pat has a BA in English from Rhode Island College and worked for many years in advertising & marketing in both Providence and New York. She moved to Martha’s Vineyard eight years ago and became involved with volunteering for non-profits on the island. She lives in Chilmark with her husband, three boys and two dogs. She can be contacted at patbacon@godocgo.org

 

OMAR BALDE

A native of Kolda, Omar has worked for many NGOs in community health, education and agriculture, including USAID and Go Doc Go partner, Le Korsa. He is fluent in six languages including many dialects in Senegal, and passionate about improving women’s healthcare in his country. He lives in Kolda with his wife and three children. 

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

 

ROGER WALTZMAN, MD, President

Roger J. Waltzman is the Chief Medical Officer of Rgenix, Inc., an oncology biotech in New York. He is a board certified medical oncologist. For nearly 12 years, Roger worked as a clinical medical oncologist and clinical researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Saint Vincents Cancer Center, all in New York, and for nine years, as a Development lead for oncology and malaria drugs at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Roger received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University in Providence, RI and an MBA from Columbia University in New York. He lives with his husband in NYC. 

 

JULIE STEVENSON, Secretary

Julie runs La Luna Farm, a full-service horse boarding and training facility in New Paltz, NY. She has served on several boards including being President of the Poughkeepsie Day School board of trustees for four years. This knowledge in all areas of board governance and leadership is a valuable assett for Go Doc Go. She graduated from the University of Vermont and earned her masters degree in education from the University of California, Berkeley. Julie taught elementary education for ten years while living in California before moving to New York with her family. 

 

MATT CARPENTER

Matt is the President of Echo Street Capital Management. He brings 20 years of finance expertise to our board as well as years of experience in education and not for profits. Matt holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Yale School of Management’s International Center for Finance.   

 

BECKY SCOTT, MD

Becky Scott is a pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She trained at NYU and has practiced at several NYC hospitals, most recently at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Becky grew up in Pittsburg, PA and now lives with her husband and two sons in Brooklyn, NY.   

 

LINDA SIEGEL

Linda Siegel is Special Counsel at the Vera Institute of Justice, a research and policy organization that works to improve justice systems. Before Vera, Linda gained extensive legal experience working at firms including Davis & Gilbert and Skadden, Arps. She has a BA from Brown University and a JD and a Master’s in Social Work from NYU. Linda lives in Brooklyn with her husband, a civil rights lawyer, and their three daughters.  

 

LORIN LATARRO

Lorin Latarro is a Broadway Choreographer. Her work includes Waitress, Waiting For Godot and La Traviatta at The Met. Lorin runs ArtAmmo.org – Artists Against Gun Violence, and creates action around the country to raise awareness. In addition, Lorin has accompanied The Gates Foundation on two trips to Africa to assist in family planning education and HIV testing. Lorin is also a graduate of Juilliard.

  

VOLUNTEERS

 

JULIETTE FAYE, MD

Dr. Faye is one of the few female OB/GYN physicians in Senegal. Based in Dakar, she is the director of Keur Djiguene Yi, the Women’s Center of Dakar. There, she is able to provide complete reproductive and gynecological care to impoverished women with the support of the non-profit group, Le Korsa. Dr. Faye is also on staff at Fann Hospital and regularly sees patients there as well. Dr. Faye trained at the University of Dakar, and realized she wanted to pursue OB/GYN after an internship in Tambacounda. Here, she met a 12 yr old girl, who after having been forced into marriage, was now struggling to give birth. Dr. Faye vowed to “educate and serve her Senegalese sisters”, something which she indeed does every day at both her clinic and when helping Go Doc Go. 

 

KRISTEN AUSTIN, MD

Kristen and her husband Mark had just begun settling into their year in Gondar, Ethiopia when they learned of our cervical cancer prevention project. While she works in the OB/GYN Department at the University in Gondar she will be able to continue the training and mentoring of providers. She is a longtime Northwest resident who works at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle during her normal life.

 

INGRID FRENGLE-BURKE, RN, MS, FNP-C

Ingrid is a family nurse practitioner, with a Masters in Science degree from Stony Brook University, and a BA in Women’s Studies with a concentration in women’s health, from SUNY New Paltz. She is a National Health Service Corp clinician, who presently works at a federally qualified health center in Newburgh, NY. She has a passion for delivering quality health care to under served individuals. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, two children, two dogs, two cats, and twelve chickens.  

 

AMY GUEYE, MD 

Amy’s family was originally from Senegal and it was during her first visit there when she was 13 that she decided to dedicate her life towards improving the health of Senegalese people. Now that she has finished her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins she is ready to pursue her dreams. Amy was a key part of our first project in Dakar and Tambacounda and we look forward to having her continue to work with us.  

 

NAFILA KOUBA

Nafila was born in Algeria and moved to the United States after High School. She attended medical school at the American University of Antigua and was a third year resident at the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency in Kingston, NY when she traveled with Go Doc Go to Senegal. “It was an honor to help educate local healthcare providers to establish a sustainable women’s healthcare program in a region direly in need of these services. In a very short time the people of Senegal managed to captivate me with their kindness. I believe that volunteering abroad is a must; once you start you won’t want to stop!” 

 

ELLEN MCTIGUE, MS NP

Ellen McTigue is a nationally certified Nurse Practitioner and Coordinator of the Cervical Cancer Prevention Clinic at Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. With a focus in Women’s Health, she is a professionally recognized expert in clinical strategies and treatments for the prevention of cervical cancer. “Having spent a good part of my professional life working for, and seeing, a significant reduction of Cervical Cancer here, in the United States. I was thrilled to participate in Go Doc Go’s efforts to do the same in Senegal, West Africa. The state of technology , medical advances and a global medical community have created a wonderful opportunity to take on this totally preventable disease that kills women in the prime of their life. GoDocGo has stepped into the arena to help take on this challenge.”  

 

BECKY SCOTT, MD

Becky Scott is a pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She trained at NYU and has practiced at several NYC hospitals, most recently at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Becky grew up in Pittsburg, PA and now lives with her husband and two sons in Brooklyn, NY. Of her last trip to Senegal, Dr. Scott wrote “It was an incredibly moving and meaningful experience. In a short period of time, we were able to screen and treat a large number of women who would otherwise have no cervical cancer screening and who might otherwise develop a preventable and life-threatening disease. We also trained local midwives and other practitioners so that the work on the ground can be continued. What a gift GoDocGo has given to me, and to so many who will benefit from the care!”