Engineering World Health employs few staff and also depends upon volunteers to contribute to our mission. Please contact us for details.
Leslie Calman, Ph.D.
Leslie Calman brings an extensive background in nonprofit leadership to Engineering World Health. For five year she was the Executive Director of Mautner Project: The National Lesbian Health Organization, whose mission is to improve the health of lesbian and bisexual women and transgender persons through direct and support services, research, education and advocacy. Leslie led the Project through an impressive turnaround by strengthening programs, streamlining expenses and building new sources of funding.
Previously, Leslie served in leadership positions at the International Center for Research on Women/ICRW (Vice President of External Relations), the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund (Executive Vice President), and Barnard College (Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women), where she also was a professor of political science and women’s studies.
Leslie is a graduate of Barnard College and has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University, where she studied comparative politics, social movements, and South Asia. She has written two books and several articles on social and political movements in India, and lived in India for two extended periods of time to conduct research on those books. She has been widely quoted and interviewed on national media.
Ed has held various positions of increasing responsibility and executive leadership at NCR, AT&T, Ericsson, EMC, and Harris. He has also lead successful venture-funded start-up companies and turnaround efforts. His early experiences include living abroad while in the United States Army Medical Corp. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and was inducted into Tau Beta Pi. He is an honor graduate of the US Army Medical Equipment and Optical School and a CBET.
He lives in Chapel Hill, NC, with his wife Mary Anne. He is an instrument-rated private pilot, loves piano, and is a community volunteer. A high technology leader, Mr. Hutton’s affiliation and associations are a vibrant network of contacts, customers, and colleagues with whom he has worked to build successful teams, relationships, and companies.
Ben Fleishman, B.S.
Ben joined EWH in November 2011 after working in Tanzania as an on the ground coordinator for the Summer Institute. He is an alumni of the 2009 Tanzania Summer Institute and held leadership roles in Engineers With Out Borders at Clemson University, where he received his BS in BioEngineering in 2009. His senior design project was a low cost disposable scalpel for the developing world. He has worked with students in Vietnam, Mexico and Clemson teaching seminars, labs and leading research projects. In his spare time Ben enjoys spending time outdoors and technical projects such as building bikes and modifying cars. His unique combination of student leadership experience and technical skills makes him the ideal choice to manage and expand our Summer Institute programs.
Maddy Bishop-VanHorn, B.S.E.
Maddy joined EWH in January 2017 after working as an On-the-Ground-Coordinator in Rwanda. She is an alumna of the 2015 Rwanda Summer Institute, and graduated with a BSE in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University in 2016. At Tulane, she worked in a Makerspace teaching people to use 3D printers and program microcontrollers to turn ideas into prototypes. Her senior design project explored manufacturing pulse oximeters on-site in the developing world.
Jessica Baker, M.A.
Jessica joined EWH in June 2013 after completing her masters in American Studies at the University of Alabama, where she focused on the intersection of science and American culture in the 1930s. She is a graduate of Sweet Briar College, where she earned her B.A. in English and Creative Writing and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She brings her previous experience with nonprofit organizations in Washington, DC, as well as several years' experience with social media, and has been a long time resident of the DC metro area.
Dhritiman Das, M.S.
BMET Mentor/Trainer for Cambodia
Dhritiman joined EWH in January 2014 to work in Ghana and Cambodia after relocating from the States. Prior to working with EWH, Dhritiman worked as a BMET and researcher at several healthcare institutions and hospitals in New York and India, where he developed a deep passion for working with medical equipment.
He graduated from Sathyabama University in India as a Biomedical Engineer in 2008 and later in 2012 he completed his Masters from City University of New York. He developed biomaterial for artificial skin repair as part of his Master’s Thesis. Dhritiman has attained further training certification on troubleshooting and maintenance on a range of ICU and OT equipment. Dhritiman has a strong passion for Healthcare Technology Management.
When he is not mentoring technicians, he likes to travel and attend music concerts, and enjoys playing pool, cycling, and kayaking.
Carmen Walker, B.S.E., MD
Carmen brings to EWH more than 25 years experience as a Biomedical Engineer and fellow resident cardiac physician and anesthesia. She has worked Program Director and Director of Biomedical Engineering for Mercy Ships, and Project Director Biomedical Engineer for US Doctors for Africa. She is in the process of completing a PhD at Cornell University in London for Biomedical Engineering Training and the impact this training has on hospitals in developing countries.
Joseph graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine in Nigeria with a degree in biomedical engineering. He has worked as a biomedical engineer for the Lagos University Teaching Hospital for 17 years, and has been instrumental in facilitating EWH's partnership with LUTH.
Bio coming soon.