Who We Are

MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD

Dr. Doug Stein

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Dr. Charles Ochieng

Director, Wispivas Ltd

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Dr. Dominick Shattuck, PhD

Technical Director LIFT II FHI 360

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Dr. Michel Labrecque, M.D.

Professor, Laval University

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Dr. Nicholas Demediuk

Specialist General Practitioner

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Dr. Pío Iván Gómez-Sánchez, M.D.

OB & GYN-Epidemiologist, Fellow American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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Dr. Ramon Suarez, M.D.

Urologist, Co-founder and President of No-Scalpel Vasectomy International (NSVI)

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Dr. John Curington

Asst Clinical Professor in Family Medicine; University of California San Diego School of Medicine

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Dr. Robert Kulik, M.D., PTG, PTA

Gynecologist & Andrologyst

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Dr. Sarah Miller, M.D., M.P.H.

Family Physician

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Dr. Simon Snook, MBChB, MRCGPdist, FRNZCGP, DFFP, RCOG

Medical Director; Snip Vasectomy Clinic

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Dr. John Mc Cormick

MD

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MEDIA ADVISORY BOARD

Shai Venkatraman

Journalist

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OUR STAFF

Jonathan Stack

Co-Founder and Producer

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Dedra Smith

Producer

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Alison Hoover

Communications Director

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Oliver Nasht

Content Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jonathan Stack

Co-Founder and Producer

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Doug Stein

Co-Founder and Urologist

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Simon Nasht

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Dr. Doug Stein

vasweb.com

A board-certified urologist since 1983, Doug Stein has focused his practice on vasectomy and vasectomy reversal since 2000. He provides vasectomy services at 17 locations in Florida and, as Development Director of No-Scalpel Vasectomy International (NSVI.org), he has helped develop vasectomy programs in the Philippines, Haiti, and Kenya. By a stroke of good fortune, he was “discovered” by filmmaker Jonathan Stack (the Founder of World Vasectomy Day), and so played a central role in “The Vasectomist” documentary and in the first World Vasectomy Day.

Dr. Charles Ochieng

Director, Wispivas Ltd

Dr. Ochieng is the founder and director at Winam Safe Parenthood Initiative, a community based organisation in Kenya (2011 to present). He is the director of Wispivas Ltd, with provision of vasectomy services being the core business (2013 to present). He is the medical director for No Scalpel Vasectomy International (NSVI), the Kenya chapter (2012 to present), He is a member of the Medical advisory Board for World vasectomy Day (2013 to present)

Dr. Dominick Shattuck, PhD

Technical Director LIFT II FHI 360

Dominick Shattuck’s work promotes human welfare through understanding and enhancing relationships between social systems and individual well-being in the community context. A PhD in Community Psychology, Dr. Shattuck has worked for the past 20 years in a wide array of sectors ranging from gender and masculinity, male-involvement to education and family planning and HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support. His range of experience has provided a strong understanding of the intersection between health, education and livelihoods interventions and their related outcomes.

Dr. Shattuck currently serves as Technical Director for the LIFT II project at FHI 360, where he is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating dynamic research and evaluation activities that promote increase adherence and retention to HIV-related services. His primary work experiences are in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the United States where he works collaboratively with local government officials and community based organizations. Dr. Shattuck manages international teams, provides technical assistance and training to collaborating organizations, as well as, program, research and evaluation staff. He writes quantitative analysis plans and conducts statistical analyses that include multivariate and longitudinal data sets. He has provided statistical training to MOH officials in Ethiopia, developed training materials including study manuals and standardized operating procedures, and co-authored a process evaluation for the Key Populations Project in Kenya.
http://www.fhi360.org/experts/dominick-shattuck-phd

Dr. Michel Labrecque, M.D.

Professor, Laval University

Dr. Michel Labrecque is a full-professor from the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine at Laval University, Quebec City, Canada. He has performed over 22 000 NSV (no scalpel vasectomy) since 1992 and about 25 000 in his career. He was the first NSV practitioner in Canada. He has taught NSV to over 40 clinicians nationally and internationally, has been invited to speak at many international conferences, and wrote extensively on the topic. He also worked as a consultant for two international NGOs (FHI 360 and EngenderHealth) promoting safe family planning practices in developing world.
www.vasectomie.net

Dr. Nicholas Demediuk

Specialist General Practitioner

Dr Nick Demediuk is an Australian procedural general practitioner performing vasectomies and skin cancer surgery. He has a special interest in infection prevention and control in his office based practice and has advised, authored works, and developed standards for both government and professional bodies.He practices in 2 states, Keysborough (suburban Melbourne Victoria) and Bokarina (on the Sunshine Coast Queensland). He has worked as a member of the ‘No Scalpel Vasectomy International’ group in the Philippines.
dr.n.demediuk@pmc.net.au

Dr. Pío Iván Gómez-Sánchez, M.D.

OB & GYN-Epidemiologist, Fellow American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Pío Iván Gómez-Sánchez is the Senior Medical Advisor for IPPF/WHR and Chair of the FLASOG Committee on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive (Federation of Latin American Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology). Gómez-Sánchez is also a FIGO’s Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights Committee member. Gómez-Sánchez is a tenured professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Director of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Research team at the National University of Colombi. He is an International expert in Sexual and Reproductive Health with more than 120 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals in the fields of sexual and reproductive health, as well as eleven books and 35 chapter books.

Dr. Ramon Suarez, M.D.

Urologist, Co-founder and President of No-Scalpel Vasectomy International (NSVI)

Dr. Ramon Suarez graduated with an M.D. degree at Southwestern University, Cebu City, Philippines in 1962. Suarez completed my Surgical/Urological Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa in 1971. Suarez was in a private practice in Urology for over 30 years in Lebanon and Hershey, Pa. and became a Clinical Assistant Professor and Faculty in Urology at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa. He is one of the first American physician trained and certified by Dr. Li Shunqiang, the inventor of No-Scalpel Vasectomy in China. A diplomat of the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Suarez is a co-founder and current president of No-Scalpel Vasectomy International (NSVI), a (501)(c)(3) charitable organization providing FREE vasectomy in the Philippines, Haiti, Kenya and other developing countries. On August 12, 2013, he will summit Mt. Kilimanjaro to unfurl the banner of the first WVD.
www.nsvi.org, vasweb.com

Dr. John Curington

Asst Clinical Professor in Family Medicine; University of California San Diego School of Medicine

Dr. John Curington graduated with honors from the University of California Davis School of Medicine. He is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Curington teaches medical students both in the classroom and in the clinics, and his clinical practice focuses on health care for the underserved and contraception. In addition to his vasectomy practice in the US, he has performed and taught vasectomies in the Philippines, Kenya, and Mexico, and wishes his colleagues a successful World Vasectomy Day all across the globe.
http://curingtoncenter.com/about-the-doctor/

Dr. Robert Kulik, M.D., PTG, PTA

Gynecologist & Andrologyst

Dr. Robert Kulik is a gynecologist and Andrologyst. He works in Warsaw, Poland, dealing with male and female infertility and general gynecology and vasectomy. Vasectomy, for Dr. Kulik, is an important addition of complementary offer for women who cannot use conventional methods of contraception. Dr. Kulik graduated from medical school in 1992. Dr. Doug Stein in Tampa, Florida taught me the art of NSV.

http://wazektomia.warszawa.pl

Dr. Sarah Miller, M.D., M.P.H.

Family Physician

Dr. Sarah Miller is a family doctor and family planning specialist who provides primary care and family planning services throughout New York City. In addition to her own clinical work, Dr. Miller trains medical students, residents, and fellows through academic affiliations with Mount Sinai, Montefiore Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, and the Institute for Family Health. In these settings, she teaches medical professionals procedural care and ways to integrate full-spectrum family planning services into the primary care setting. She is a board-certified family physician and a fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Health. Her current passion is working to enhance male involvement in family planning.

http://newyorkvasectomy.com/about-us/

Dr. Simon Snook, MBChB, MRCGPdist, FRNZCGP, DFFP, RCOG

Medical Director; Snip Vasectomy Clinic

Dr. Simon Snook is the medical director of New Zealand’s largest vasectomy provider Snip Vasectomy Clinic. In addition to his interest in vasectomy, Dr. Snook works as a specialist in Sexual Health and Reproductive Medicine within the New Zealand public health sector. He graduated from the University of Birmingham, England in 1996 and holds post graduate qualifications in Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Family Planning. He lives on a small farm with his wife Kelly and a few too many children for a man dedicated to contraceptive care.

Dr. John Mc Cormick

MD

Dr. John Mc Cormick graduated from the Royal college of Surgeons in Ireland in 2001. He subsequently completed a postgraduate doctorate degree and worked in general surgery and as a primary care surgeon. He has been fortunate enough to dedicate his full time practise to no-scalpel vasectomy and he divides his time between clinics in Dublin and Cork, in Ireland.
john@vasectomyireland.ie

Shai Venkatraman

Journalist

Shai Venkatraman is a Mumbai-based freelance journalist with over 15 years of experience in reporting on gender, public health and development issues for print and TV. During her stint as Mumbai bureau chief in New Delhi Television Ltd, a leading Indian news channel, she conceptualised and executed several campaigns on infant and maternal mortality and malnutrition. Currently she teaches broadcast journalism and continues to write on these issues for the Mint, Inter Press Service agency, and the Dawn and Express Tribune. She is the recipient of the 2013 Laadli-UNFPA award for Best Documentary for her report on the impact of conflict on maternal health in Kashmir and Maharashtra.

Jonathan Stack

Co-Founder and Producer

Born in New York City, Jonathan spent much of his 20’s exploring the world during which time he took an interest to film.

Jonathan Stack is an Emmy Award-winning and two-time Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker. In 1991 he founded GABRIEL FILMS, and has since gone on to produce over fifty films for dozens of cable channels in the US and many television partners abroad. He has released several films theatrically and shown his work at many of the major festivals, including Sundance where he won the Grand Jury Prize in 1998.

While working as an independent filmmaker Stack has earned a reputation for his unique ability to gain access into forbidden and even dangerous worlds. His exclusives include President Charles Taylor’s farewell speech to the nation of Liberia and a rare interview with David Miscaivage, head of the Church of Scientology. He has filmed inside Angola Prison over 15 years, travelled with militias in Guinea and Liberia and been to a last supper four times. He has filmed 10,000 feet below sea level and 20,000 feet above, told a few stories that took place thousands of years ago and even more stories that are happening today.

He founded World Vasectomy Day with Dr. Doug Stein to inspire men world wide to part of the most important decision of our lives.

Dedra Smith

Producer

Dedra Smith has been producing World Vasectomy Day since its inception in 2013. She has a BA in Administration of non-profits, and had a successful consulting business for 25 years in magazine publishing. Prior to that, she worked in the non-profit sector, writing grants, managing a variety of programs, and working with volunteers.

Alison Hoover

Communications Director

Alison Hoover has worked in public health communications in Asia for the last four years, working with various global non-profits including UNFPA, USAID, PATH, PSI and FHI360. She also co-founded a comprehensive sexuality education social enterprise that used profits from organic and ethically-sourced cotton products to fund education workshops across Vietnam. Prior to that, she worked on abortion research in Chile and child labor policy in Ghana.

Oliver Nasht

Content Director

Jonathan Stack

Co-Founder and Producer

Born in New York City, Jonathan spent much of his 20’s exploring the world during which time he took an interest to film.

Jonathan Stack is an Emmy Award winning and two- time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker. In 1991 he founded GABRIEL FILMS and has since gone on to produce over fifty films for dozens of cable channels in the US and many television partners abroad. He has released several films theatrically and shown his work at many of the major festivals including Sundance where he won the Grand Jury Prize in 1998.

While working as an independent filmmaker Stack has earned a reputation for his unique ability to gain access into forbidden and even dangerous worlds. His exclusives include, President Charles Taylor’s farewell speech to the nation of Liberia and a rare interview with David Miscaivage, head of the Church of Scientology. He has filmed inside Angola Prison over 15 years, travelled with militias in Guinea and Liberia and been to a last supper four times. He has filmed 10,000 feet below sea level and 20,000 feet above, told a few stories that took place thousands of years ago and even more stories that are happening today.

He founded World Vasectomy Day with Dr. Doug Stein to inspire men world wide to part of the most important decision of our lives.

Doug Stein

Co-Founder and Urologist

A board-certified urologist since 1983, Doug Stein has focused his practice on vasectomy and vasectomy reversal since 2000. He provides vasectomy services at 17 locations in Florida and, as Development Director of No-Scalpel Vasectomy International (NSVI.org), he has helped develop vasectomy programs in the Philippines, Haiti, and Kenya. By a stroke of good fortune, he was “discovered” by filmmaker Jonathan Stack (the Founder of World Vasectomy Day), and so played a central role in “The Vasectomist” documentary and in the first World Vasectomy Day.

Simon Nasht

Simon is an internationally experienced documentary film producer who has worked extensively in Europe, the US and Australia, running successful production companies on three continents. He has previously been on the board of global media NGO Internews,has been on the selection committee of theEuropean Union’s Media Program and has worked for the Soros Foundation in Eastern Europe. A former foreign correspondent for Australia’s national public broadcaster, the ABC, he has also been a teacher at the European Film College in Denmark and guest lectured at many of the world’s leading film schools. He had written best selling biographies and is married with two adult children. He currently lives in Sydney.