Victoria Wulsin

Victoria Wulsin founded SOTENI in 2003, inspired by her life-long work in eliminating health disparities between the “haves” and “have-nots” and ensuring high-quality health care for all. As an epidemiologist and physician, she has worked for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati Health Department, US Agency for International Development, University of Cincinnati, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, among others.  She has worked in preventive medicine in 25 countries – mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.   As a local activist, she chaired the board of the Health Resource Center and co-founded The Africa Foundation – USA.  She ran for US Congress twice, nearly winning in 2006.  She works part-time at Mid-City Pediatrics, and chairs the Boards of both SOTENI Kenya and SOTENI International.

 
 

 
 

Kathy Burlew

A Consulting Psychologist at The Crossroads Center and an Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor at the University of Cincinnati. Ms. Burlew received B.A., M.A., Ph.D in Psychology from the University of Michigan.


Susan Casey-Leininger

An international relations professional with nearly ten years of experience in the domestic and international non-profit sector, with special interests in health, economics, and East Africa. 

Ms. Casey-Leininger has experience in program development and management, grant writing and administration, communication, and advocacy. Much of her experience has been in global health, specializing in preventable diseases and their impact on development.


Jerry Cooper

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Lynn Deasy

The Director of Nursing for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Co-Director of Women’s Health Services at Hartford Hospital.   Ms.Deasy has been at Hartford Hospital for 21 years and has long been recognized as a champion for quality patient care.  It was during her tenure as Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Women’s Ambulatory Center that Ms. Deasy recognized the potential for improving patient care through partnerships and collaboration with various departments.  She is also actively involved in international health care, having participated in multiple medical missions in third world countries.


Tim Deasy

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Neil Goldstein


Neil Goldstein is a writer and editor. His 33-year newspaper career ended in 2006 when he retired from The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was an editor and manager in various departments for 24 years. Since then, he has pursued his main interests: reducing HIV/AIDS in the developing world and alleviating poverty. He is a nonvoting board member of SOTENI International, for which he seeks grants as a paid contractor. As a volunteer, he seeks grants and writes materials for a grassroots social-services center in Chester, one of the poorest cities in Pennsylvania.  Much of his other volunteer work is connected to his Philadelphia-area Unitarian Universalist congregation, of which he’s a past president. He has done disaster relief work in Guatemala and New Orleans. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.


Daniel Odipo

Daniel Odipo joined SOTENI Board in November of 2009. He is currently working as a Surgeon Assistant at The Greater Cincinnati Surgery Center, Bethesda North Hospital and West Chester Medical Center.

Daniel moved to Cincinnati in 2007 from Fort Wayne, Indiana where he was since 1996. While in Fort Wayne, Daniel along with a friend (Dr. Jerry Cooper) initiated the start of the Kenya Orthopedic Mission Project in 1998. This project that is still ongoing to date facilitates complex orthopedic surgery procedures at the main teaching and referral hospital in Nairobi (Kenyatta National Hospital) to needy Kenyans while at the same time provides instructional sessions for medical students, and general surgery registrars. 


Kurt Satherlie

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Alexandra Vrazo

Currently a Senior HIV/AIDS Clinical Services Advisor on assignment at USAID in the Office of HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC. Alex has a background in basic virology research and infectious disease prevention, and has worked on global health projects in Nigeria and Jamaica, as well as a Cincinnati syringe exchange and HIV non-profits. Alex is currently Vice-Chair of the SI Board, and is involved with several initiatives across SI, including Strategic Planning, Grants and Programs. 


Lawson Wulsin

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Tyrone Yates

Tyrone Keith Yates (born January 22, 1954) is a Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge. He was elected on November 8, 2011. He was unopposed to fill the unexpired term of Judge Nadine Lovelace Allen who was elected to the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. His new term runs until January 1, 2014. He was appointed originally by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland on January 26, 2010. The Hamilton County Municipal Court serves approximately 900,000 citizens.