About the speakers

David Charles, PT

David Charles is the Rehabilitation Services Manager at Hopital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles, Haiti.  He earned his Physical Therapy Degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre Y Maestra at Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic in 2007 and goes back to Haiti to serve. He currently works for Hopital Albert Schweitzer, Deschapelles, Haiti, where he serves as Rehabilitation Services Manager. He is also one of the leaders in initiating the Haitian Physical Therapy Association. In April 2010, he served as a Haitian delegate for the North America and Caribbean Region meeting of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy.

Koji Nakashima, MD

Koji Nakashima is supervisor of the Rehabilitation Program and Staff Physician at Partners In Health in Haiti and Instructor in Medicine at Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  Dr. Nakashima is a graduate of the Doris and Howard Hiatt Global Health Equity Residency Program at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital through which he has worked with Partners In Health in Haiti since 2006.  His work in Haiti has included developing a neonatology program, elevating cancer and congenital heart disease care, and most recently the development of an integrated rehabilitation program for Partners in Health.

Scott Gaustad, PT, MPT, OCS, GCS, SCS, CWS, FCCWS, DPCWA, CSCS

Scott Gaustad is Chief Clinical Consultant and Acting Director of Physical Therapy at the Indian Health Service, United States Public Health Service, in Whiteriver, Arizona.  CAPT Scott Gaustad earned his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in 1991.  CAPT Gaustad is currently stationed at the U.S. Public Health Service/Indian Health Service Hospital in Whiteriver, Arizona, where he serves as the Chief Clinical Consultant for the Indian Health Service Rehabilitation Services Program and Acting Director of Physical Therapy.  CAPT Gaustad also serves as Deputy Team Leader for the National Incident Support Team – B and has been deployed to national emergencies which include Hurricanes’ Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike.

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