Member Category: Board

Anita Stangl
Staff

Anita Stangl

I became involved with cleft lip and palate repair programs in 1994 when I volunteered for a medical mission to Chile. Since that time, my heart was taken by this type of work and my career shifted to developing cleft organizations. I was one of the six founders of Alliance for Smiles in 2004 along...

Rosemary Welde, RN
Staff

Rosemary Welde, RN

I was born in Philadelphia and went to nursing school there. I have lived in California since 1980. I have worked in numerous health care settings as a staff nurse, educator and administrative positions. I got interested in this type of volunteer work as a young OR nurse. Since then, I have been a member...

Karin Vargervik, DDS
Staff

Karin Vargervik, DDS

After receiving my dental and orthodontic education in Norway where I was born, I received a Fulbright scholarship in Boston at Forsyth Institution and Harvard, which led me to a research appointment at the University of California focusing on speech in children with repaired cleft lip and palate. Since then, I have studied and worked...

Chih-Chen Fang, MD
Staff

Chih-Chen Fang, MD

Dr. Chih-Chen Fang first volunteered with AfS in 2010, and since that time has participated in 8 medical missions. He has also become an integral member of the AfS family: he joined the Medical Services Committee as Lead Anesthesiologist in 2012, became a member of the Board of Directors in 2013, and has received two...

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