Board of Directors

Founder / CEO
Galo Burbano, CRNAFounder / CEO


James Bell, MD
Luisa Castiglia, MD
Nick Craig is a general surgeon in practice for the past 25 yrs in Port Jefferson, New York.
Nicholas Craig, MD

Nick Craig is a general surgeon in practice for the past 25 yrs in Port Jefferson, New York.


Dr. Stephen Coccaro is a partner and co-founder of Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, P.C. in East Setauket, New York. The practice offers an on-site ambulatory surgery facility and medical spa, Spa Read More
Stephen Coccaro, MD

Dr. Stephen Coccaro is a partner and co-founder of Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, P.C. in East Setauket, New York. The practice offers an on-site ambulatory surgery facility and medical spa, Spa Belle Meade.

Dr. Alex Dagum attended the University of Ottawa and graduated as the gold medalist in Medicine in 1987. He completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Toronto in Read More
Alexander Dagum, MD

Dr. Alex Dagum attended the University of Ottawa and graduated as the gold medalist in Medicine in 1987. He completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Toronto in 1993, and subsequently performed a Microsurgery Fellowship from 1993-1994 at the University of Toronto and a Hand Surgery Fellowship from 1994-1995 at Stony Brook, New York.

Dr. Hoffmann joined Blanca’s House early in its beginnings and has watched it grow without losing its basic vision. For the past thirty years, he has been an Internal Medicine Read More
Eric Hoffman, MD

Dr. Hoffmann joined Blanca’s House early in its beginnings and has watched it grow without losing its basic vision. For the past thirty years, he has been an Internal Medicine physician in Shoreham, New York, He serves as Medical Director for Blanca’s House and oversees the medical requirements of our mission.


Richard Scriven, MD is Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at SUNY Stony Brook, where he is also Program Director of the general surgery residency program. He is a Board Read More
Richard Scriven, MD

Richard Scriven, MD is Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at SUNY Stony Brook, where he is also Program Director of the general surgery residency program. He is a Board certified in both general and pediatric surgery. He is a graduate of The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his General and Pediatric Surgery training at Downstate in Brooklyn.

Among his achievements he is most proud of, are his five children and his affiliation with Blanca’s House.

Mark Sedler, MD
Dr. Deborah Messina Tsotsos is a practicing pediatrician in Seaford New York. She completed medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and did her pediatric residency at Winthrop Read More
Deborah Messina Tsotsos, MD

Dr. Deborah Messina Tsotsos is a practicing pediatrician in Seaford New York. She completed medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and did her pediatric residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr Messina is board certified in pediatrics.


Patricia Blake, J.D., Ed.D. has been a principal of Patricia Blake, P.C. since 1985, a law firm that concentrates in boutique business strategies, wills and trusts, banking, and school law.
Patricia Blake, JD, Ed. D.

Patricia Blake, J.D., Ed.D. has been a principal of Patricia Blake, P.C. since 1985, a law firm that concentrates in boutique business strategies, wills and trusts, banking, and school law.

Alan Goodman, CPA is the owner and president of Goodman Associates, an accounting, auditing and bookkeeping firm in Smithtown, New York. Mr. Goodman has been a member of the Blanca’s Read More
Alan Goodman, CPA

Alan Goodman, CPA is the owner and president of Goodman Associates, an accounting, auditing and bookkeeping firm in Smithtown, New York. Mr. Goodman has been a member of the Blanca’s House Board since 2010.

Ms. O’Sullivan was born in New York City and grew up in Suffolk County Long Island. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from St Joseph’s College in Patchogue, New Read More
Kerry O’Sullivan, RN

Ms. O’Sullivan was born in New York City and grew up in Suffolk County Long Island. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from St Joseph’s College in Patchogue, New York in 1999 and began a career in Emergency Nursing. Currently, she works in the John T. Mather Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.

Mission Coordinators

Outreach, Ecuador
Alejandra Mejia RestrepoOutreach, Ecuador
Dental Hygienist
Ann LalezarianDental Hygienist
OR
Ann Marie Maud, RNOR
Junior Volunteer
Ashlyn BurbanoJunior Volunteer
Dental Hygienist
Barbara GreeneDental Hygienist
Acupuncture
Benjamin CraigAcupuncture
IT – USA and Abroad
Carlos TorresIT – USA and Abroad
Junior Volunteer
Connor O’SullivanJunior Volunteer
PA Students
Corrine Craig, PAPA Students
Onsite Surgical Services, Ecuador
Fernando PeñaOnsite Surgical Services, Ecuador
Pre-Op
Irma RiveraPre-Op
Orthopedics
Jessica QuiggOrthopedics
Clinic Coordinator, Ecuador
Julio HildagoClinic Coordinator, Ecuador
Haiti
Kate BrennanHaiti
OR
Lisa Karras, RN, CNOR, CSPNOR
Long Island Outreach
Lori KneessyLong Island Outreach
Haiti
Melissa BorgerHaiti
Anesthesia
Steve GruendlingAnesthesia
Junior Volunteer
Zachary BurbanoJunior Volunteer

Administrative Team

Director of Operations
Standing Committee member – Gala – Football
Robyn FeldDirector of Operations

Standing Committee member
– Gala
– Football

Director of Marketing
Valerie SimpsonDirector of Marketing

Office Manager
Lisa RappaOffice Manager

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