Who We Are

Family Planning Advisory Board

Dr. Yilma Yelkamu

Director of Program IPPF Central Office

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John W Townsend, PhD

Director, Country Strategy Acting Senegal and Mexico Country Director Population Council

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Susana Medina Salas

Senior Research and Evaluation Consultant IPPF

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Dr. Dhammika Perera MBBS, MPH, HonFPPH

Global Medical Director Marie Stopes International

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MEDIA ADVISORY BOARD

Alan Vera Vasquez

Director de Mercadotecnia de DKT México

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Senna Akoi Mark Jackson

Independent Film-maker and Journalist

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MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD

Dr. Doug Stein

vasweb.com

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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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Dr. Alyssa Yee

Managing Director, Maimonides Medical Center

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Esgar Guarin

Managing Director, FAAFP SimpleVas® Vasectomy

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Dr. Jose Viladoms

Head of Andrology at Teknon Medical Center, Barcelona

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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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OUR STAFF

Jonathan Stack

Executive Director

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Dedra Smith

Development Director

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Alison Hoover

Communications Director

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Sheila Gabeya

Regional Director, Africa

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Nicolás Cuellar

Director of Content

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DONORS

WE WANT TO EXTEND A HEARTFELT THANKS
TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS

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

Dr. Alyssa Yee

Managing Director, Maimonides Medical Center

Alyssa Yee is a urological surgery resident in Brooklyn, NY who came to medicine through the reproductive health and justice route. A longstanding career in patient advocacy and sexual health/wellness inspired her choice of specialty and continues to inform her practice in the Men’s Health field. She strongly believes in engaging men in the family planning conversation and its role in promoting happy and healthy relationships. With her perspective as a resident physician, Alyssa hopes to expand vasectomy education and training for healthcare providers with the World Vasectomy Day team.

When not in the hospital, Alyssa is a part-time flying trapeze instructor and enthusiast. She loves cooking, hanging upside-down, dogs, fiber arts, painting, and travel.

Esgar Guarin

Managing Director, FAAFP SimpleVas® Vasectomy

ESGAR GUARIN, MD FAAFP. Family Medicine specialist with focused practice in Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health. He completed a Maternal and Child Health fellowship, and postgraduate public health training, at Brown University in Providence (RI). He’s a Fellow member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and an Associate Member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He’s been involved with Non Scalpel Vasectomy International (NSVI) since 2013, and has participated in missionary work in Haiti as well as World Vasectomy Day. He’s committed to increase the access to affordable and reliable vasectomy services in Iowa (US) through his SimpleVas® Vasectomy practice (www.simplevas.net) while he maintains an active Maternal and Child Health practice.

Esgar Guarin, MD FAAFP

Dr. Jose Viladoms

Head of Andrology at Teknon Medical Center, Barcelona

Dr. Jose Viladoms is a urologist from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Puigvert Foundation) and Head of Andrology at Teknon Medical Center, Barcelona. Introducer of the VSB (NSV- no-scalpel vasectomy) in Spain in 1993, after attending the first training course in Europe, with P.S.Li. Introducer of the VSBSA in Spain (NNNSV no-needle-no-scalpel vasectomy) in 2005 (With D.Stein)

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.

Jonathan Stack

Executive Director

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

Development Director

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.

Currently, she is overseeing efforts to let more people know about the work of World Vasectomy Day, to build a network of sustaining members, and finding additional support for our various programs and initiatives.

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.

Sheila Gabeya

Regional Director, Africa

Sheila is Regional Manager, Africa at World Vasectomy Day where she works closely with the Executive Director and coordinates all other logistics in Africa. She has specialized knowledge in project management and evaluation, family and reproductive health and gender equity. Sheila has an Undergraduate degree in International Business. When she is not working with World Vasectomy Day, she works part- time with a community development NGO.

Nicolás Cuellar

Director of Content

Nicolás joined World Vasectomy Day in 2014, as an adjunct to his projects working with Jonathan Stack at Gabriel Films.

He's a gifted director who is fluent in English, Spanish and French, and is able to convey his vision to the many local media makers that WVD works with to produce our events each year.

Nicolás has been a creative force behind the innovative content that WVD creates for all our events, and a great mentor for the filmmakers, editors, and producers that work locally with WVD each year.

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

Dr. Alyssa Yee

Managing Director, Maimonides Medical Center

Alyssa Yee is a urological surgery resident in Brooklyn, NY who came to medicine through the reproductive health and justice route. A longstanding career in patient advocacy and sexual health/wellness inspired her choice of specialty and continues to inform her practice in the Men’s Health field. She strongly believes in engaging men in the family planning conversation and its role in promoting happy and healthy relationships. With her perspective as a resident physician, Alyssa hopes to expand vasectomy education and training for healthcare providers with the World Vasectomy Day team.

When not in the hospital, Alyssa is a part-time flying trapeze instructor and enthusiast. She loves cooking, hanging upside-down, dogs, fiber arts, painting, and travel.

Esgar Guarin

Managing Director, FAAFP SimpleVas® Vasectomy

ESGAR GUARIN, MD FAAFP. Family Medicine specialist with focused practice in Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health. He completed a Maternal and Child Health fellowship, and postgraduate public health training, at Brown University in Providence (RI). He’s a Fellow member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and an Associate Member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He’s been involved with Non Scalpel Vasectomy International (NSVI) since 2013, and has participated in missionary work in Haiti as well as World Vasectomy Day. He’s committed to increase the access to affordable and reliable vasectomy services in Iowa (US) through his SimpleVas® Vasectomy practice (www.simplevas.net) while he maintains an active Maternal and Child Health practice.

Esgar Guarin, MD FAAFP

Dr. Jose Viladoms

Head of Andrology at Teknon Medical Center, Barcelona

Dr. Jose Viladoms is a urologist from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Puigvert Foundation) and Head of Andrology at Teknon Medical Center, Barcelona. Introducer of the VSB (NSV- no-scalpel vasectomy) in Spain in 1993, after attending the first training course in Europe, with P.S.Li. Introducer of the VSBSA in Spain (NNNSV no-needle-no-scalpel vasectomy) in 2005 (With D.Stein)

Dr. Yilma Yelkamu

Director of Program IPPF Central Office

Yilma is a Medical Doctor. He joined IPPF in 2009 and served as Director of Programs and Technical Support for the Africa Region prior to taking up the position of Director of Programs in Central Office, London, in 2016. Since then, he has been a driving force behind IPPF’s establishing new areas of work such as humanitarian work and new business development. He has over 20 years of program management experience in family planning, comprehensive abortion care, quality of care, HIV and AIDS, safe motherhood, and social franchising of sexual and reproductive health services. Before joining IPPF, Dr. Melkamu worked for Pathfinder International and Marie Stopes International in Ethiopia. He consulted on public health at the national and international level for the Ministry of Health, United Nations, and several universities. He has been a lecturer at the Addis Ababa University and published in the areas of family planning, maternal and newborn health, comprehensive abortion care, and HIV and AIDS.

John W Townsend, PhD

Director, Country Strategy Acting Senegal and Mexico Country Director Population Council

John Townsend, PhD, is Director of Country Strategy at the Population Council. In this role, he provides leadership and support across the Population Council’s country offices with the aim to maximize the Council’s positive impact and ensure the organization’s knowledge is effectively influencing national policy and programs. He is responsible for the initiation, development, and monitoring of Council country strategies and provides technical and managerial guidance related to program priorities in Reproductive Health; Poverty, Gender, and Youth; and HIV/AIDS as well as support for the introduction of new health technologies in countries with Council presence.
Townsend joined the Council in 1984. He served as director of the Frontiers in Reproductive Health program; director of operations research programs in Asia and the Near East (1993–1998) in New Delhi; regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean in Mexico (1990–1993); director of operations research in Latin America and the Caribbean (1985–1990); country director for the Council’s Colombia office (1984); and was Vice President and Director of the Reproductive Health program from 2006 to 2017. In each of these roles, he supported policy development and designed and tested interventions that improved the coverage, quality, and sustainability of reproductive health service delivery systems, each with a focus on client rights.

Susana Medina Salas

Senior Research and Evaluation Consultant IPPF

Susana is currently Senior Research and Evaluation Consultant at IPPF/WHR and as over 20 years of experience working on sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has been a consultant and advisor to international organizations such as UNICEF and UNFPA. She has taught and researched at the Psychology School of the Catholic University Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela with publications in gender, sexual and reproductive health, specifically around sexual violence, abortion and intimate violence. Susana has a Psychology degree and a Masters Social Psychology degree, both from Catholic University Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela.

Dr. Dhammika Perera MBBS, MPH, HonFPPH

Global Medical Director Marie Stopes International

Dr. Perera is the Global Medical Director of Marie Stopes International, a position that he has held since 2014. He holds a medical degree from the University of Colombo, a public health masters’ degree from the University of Manchester, and is in the dissertation phase of a PhD from Walden University, Minnesota. He has also been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the UK Faculty of Public Health. He is a public health professional with 19 years' experience as a medical doctor and with 15 years’ experience in international healthcare. He has work experience in the field of reproductive healthcare in multiple countries across several continents, and has led quality improvement support to reproductive health service programmes at global level for the past 8 years.

Alan Vera Vasquez

Director de Mercadotecnia de DKT México

Mercadólogo con Experiencia en publicidad para la industria farmacéutica de 10 años, elaborando campañas para marcas como Prozac (Pfizer), Humira (Abvie) Spiriva (Boehringer), trabajando para la línea OTC de DKT en México elaborando campañas 360 para la marca Prudence hace año y medio.

Marketing director experienced in advertising for the pharmaceutical industry for 10 years, developing campaigns for brands such as Prozac (Pfizer), Humira (Abvie) Spiriva (Boehringer), currently working for the OTC line of DKT in Mexico, developing 360 campaigns for the Prudence brand for the last year and a half.

Senna Akoi Mark Jackson

Independent Film-maker and Journalist

Senna is a Social Entrepreneur, harnessing the God given creative talents as Poet, Writer, Photographer, Filmmaker and an eye for deep insightful stories through his journalism in Kenya where he is based. Senna joined World Vasectomy Day in 2016 and his massive media efforts to shade positive light on vasectomy are still powering all Kenya and encouraging more Kenyan men to have a vasectomy and engage in family planning conversations.