The work of Health In Harmony is facilitated by the diverse talents of its board of directors, and through the efforts of a small but dedicated staff in the United States and Indonesia.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Art Blundell, PhD
Natural Capital Advisors
Catherina Celosse, JD
Washington, DC-based attorney
Darin Collins, DVM
Woodland Park Zoo
Thomas P. Duffy, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
Hannah Fairbank, MA
Christina E. Fitch, DO, MPH – Secretary
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Capitol Financial Partners
Peter Mayland, MD
Psychiatrist in Private Practice
Alison Norris, MD, PhD — President
Ohio State University
Illuminosa Lighting Design
Christina Sabater, MBA — Treasurer
Kathleen White, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
Clare Wolfowitz, PhD
Writing & Editing Services
Rhett Butler – Founder, Mongabay.com
Michele Barry, MD, FACP – Global Health, Stanford School of Medicine
Luc Janssens, PhD – Artist, Vintner, and founder of The Lao Rehabilitation Foundation
Mimi Plumley – Philanthropist, The Chapin Foundation, Inc.
Preetha Rajaraman, PhD – Epidemiologist, John Hopkins University
Margaret Bourdeaux, MD – Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Harvard University
Mark Totten, JD – Professor, Michigan State University College of Law
|Kinari Webb, MD – Founder & President Dr. Webb first developed the vision for Health In Harmony when studying orangutans in 1993 at Gunung Palung National Park. There she encountered not only a beautiful and threatened natural environment but also the dire health needs of the people surrounding the National Park. After her experience in Indonesia, Kinari decided to become a physician and return to Indonesia to work together with local communities to improve both their health and preserve the natural environment. Dr. Webb graduated from Yale University School of Medicine with honors and then completed her residency in Family Medicine at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, California. Kinari founded Health In Harmony in 2005 to support the combined human and environmental work that she planned in Indonesia. After a year of traveling around Indonesia looking for the best site for this program (unmet health care needs, forest that could still be saved and a responsive government), Kinari helped co-found the ASRI program in West Kalimantan Indonesia with Hotlin Ompusunggu and Antonia Gorog. Kinari currently splits her time between Indonesia and the US.|
|Michelle Bussard – Managing Director Michelle Bussard has served as a non-profit executive leading a variety of organizations for over 20 years. From the National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial to the DC Downtown Partnership to The Forest Park Conservancy to now serving as the Managing Director of Health in Harmony, Michelle has been committed to and collaborated in the development of highly effective, engaged organizations committed to positive change in how we view each other, our cities, and the resources upon which we depend for life. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelors in Environmental Studies, Michelle also holds a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning from George WashingtonUniversity, Washington DC. After living in Washington, DC for 17 years, Michelle and family returned to her fourth generation roots in Oregon in 1997. Today, she is an avid hiker, writer, yogini, gardener and the single-mother of 3 grown daughters, Ayan, Safia and Hani with whom she resides in Portland.|
|Kari Malen, MSc. – Director of International Volunteer Programs
Kari’s experience with Health In Harmony started when she first made a trip to Borneo to volunteer with the reforestation work that Health In Harmony supports – and then stayed… for over 3 years. Before being hired by Health In Harmony’s, she managed the Grand Canyon Trust volunteer program for 3 years, coordinated International Field Courses in China and worked on various habitat restoration projects in multiple continents. In her spare time she enjoys self propelled travel via bike, boat and backpack and currently resides at the ASRI (Alam Sehat Lestari) project site in Borneo with her partner, Loren Bell, who is following primates in the region in pursuit of his Masters degree. Kari earned an M.Sc. in Physiological Plant Ecology and B.S. in Natural Resource Management and Environmental Horticulture. With her experience, combined with an intimate knowledge of all the wonderful work Health In Harmony supports, she couldn’t be better for the job.
|Trina Jones – Development and Administration Associate
Trina graduated with a BA in journalism from Washington State University in 2010. She then pursued her passion for social justice through earning an MS in environmental studies at the University of Montana and writing her thesis on sustainable community development in Central America, Kenya and India, focusing specifically on the roles of women and religion – describing a model very similar to Health In Harmony! Trina has worked and volunteered with a variety of publications and environmental and social nonprofits including Portland Monthly, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and Women’s Voices for the Earth. In the six months before she started at Health In Harmony, Trina lived with families in Turkey, Greece and Italy, but she is currently happily installed in a Vancouver house overflowing with people, pets and homegrown lettuce.
|Kelsey Hartman - Communications & Marketing Associate
Kelsey graduated with a BA in Biological Sciences and a minor in Marine Science and Policy from Smith College. Always a nature lover and conservationist, she became increasingly committed to social justice as her studies made the link between human and environmental health clear. After graduation she spent the summer pursuing her scuba diving dreams, becoming a Divemaster in Roatán, Honduras, then returned to California to follow another dream: helping re-elect President Obama. She worked as a Deputy Regional Field Organizer for the grassroots campaign, recruiting and coordinating teams of volunteers and promoting the campaign on social media. She is very excited to put her skills to use for Health in Harmony!