Board of Directors


Frederick T. Murphy

About Frederick T. Murphy

Dr. Murphy attended Villanova University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. As a Health Professions Scholarship Recipient, Dr. Murphy received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed a categorical internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center where upon graduation he received the distinguished Outstanding Medical Resident Award.
Upon completion of residency training, Dr. Murphy underwent Rheumatology Fellowship training through an integrated Rheumatology Fellowship Program between Walter Reed Army Medical Center and The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Murphy holds numerous patents, trademarks and is actively engaged in all phases of clinical research resulting in numerous publications ,book chapters, lectures and research presentations at national and international scientific meetings. As a principal investigator, Dr. Murphy has conducted more than one hundred clinical trials in various areas of rheumatological and autoimmune disorders.

Dr Murphy is the founder of the ENSPICE Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitation of micronutrient fortification and dietary diversification in children at greatest risk for malnutrition throughout the world.


George Savine

About George Savine



Kailtyn Murphy

About Kailtyn Murphy

Kaitlyn obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Villanova University, graduating Cum Laude in 2011. She has a diverse medical background, serving primarily at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from 2010-2015. During this time, she became involved with the American Mobile Healthcare; and worked as a travel nurse at RADY’s Children Hospital in San Diego, and at Columbia University’s Medical Center at New York Presbyterian, NY, NY. Serving others through mission work has and continues to be a focus for Kaitlyn. While an undergraduate at Villanova, she spent time serving in Sumter SC, Fort Smith AK, Antigua Guatemala, and in Viluppuram India. In June of 2014, Kaitlyn worked with Operation Small Steps co-initiating a clubfoot program involving the Ponseti casting technique in Madagascar. The following June, Kaitlyn was involved with Impact Ministries in Guatemala, helping to run a primary care medical clinic in Tactic. Kaitlyn finished up her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating as a Primary Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2016. Kaitlyn now is employed by Yale New-Haven Hospital and is working as a Nurse Practitioner in the Pediatric Urology Department.


Dr. Bob Arnot

About Dr. Bob Arnot

Dr. Bob Arnot has worked as an Olympic physician, served on the boards of Save the Children and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, worked as the chief medical correspondent for NBC and CBS News, covered most major humanitarian disasters, served as MSNBC’s chief foreign correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan, and written a dozen best-selling books on health and nutrition.

As host of the television show Dr. Danger, he navigates treacherous assignments in Somalia, Sudan, and other global hotspots. Arnot also spends four months a year on humanitarian projects in Africa and the Middle East, and just completed a PBSdocumentary on starving children.

An award-winning journalist, author of twelve books on nutrition and health, host of the Dr Danger reality TV series, and previously chief medical and foreign correspondent for NBC and CBS. He is also the founder, and former or current board member of several humanitarian aid organizations.


Dr. James F Cummings

About Dr. James F Cummings

James F. Cummings MD is part of the Novavax, Inc, team in Gaithersburg, MD, serving as Senior Director of Clinical Development, leading the development programs for all Emerging Infectious Diseases, to include human and veterinary vaccine development and polyclonal human antibody development, as part of a “One-Health” response to emerging pathogens, to provide a timely, broad response across the spectrum of emerging infectious diseases.

Prior to joining Novavax, Colonel (retired) Cummings enjoyed a 26 year career in the US Army with a proven track record in vaccine, drug and diagnostics development, most recently as Director of the DoD Global Emerging Infectious Diseases Surveillance and Response Systems (DoD GEIS) leading Biosurveillance for the US DoD with laboratories and partners in 71 countries, along with serving as the Consultant to the Surgeon General for all medical research and development. While at Walter Reed Army Research Institute of Research (WRAIR), he directed the comprehensive translational medicine research division within the WRAIR and DoD, and served as Director of the clinical trials center in DoD, and was Chief of Overseas Vaccine Development for WRAIR’s Department of Immunology, Division of CD&I. He attended Georgetown University’s School of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Fellowships at Walter Reed and the National Capital Consortium, and has been elected to fellow in the American College of Physicians (FACP) the Infectious Diseases Society of America (FIDSA) and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (FASTMH).

Dr. Cummings has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and recently been a member of numerous National Committees and editorial boards including: the U.S. Interagency Task Force on An -Microbial Resistance (ITFAR), the U.S. Secretary of Defense’s Working Group on Ebola Response, and ASTMH’s “Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine” committee, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID).


John Sammons

About John Sammons

John Sammons, Jr. was born and began his business and public service career in Temple, Texas where six generations of his family have lived. In 1976 he was appointed on the Temple City Planning Commission. After three years as Chairman, he entered the election for mayor of Temple’s City Council and was elected to the first of four terms in 1980, the youngest mayor in Texas at the time.

John was asked by Governor Bill Clements to serve as Chairman of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee to the Governor from 1980-82, member of the Texas Economic Development Commission from 1982-88 and on the Texas Strategic Economic Policy Commission. In 1986 President Ronald Reagan awarded him a Presidential Appointment to the National Highway Safety Council Advisory Board.

On the Board of the Texas Municipal League, Vice-President of the Heart O’ Texas Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Board of the Texas Lyceum, Board of the Texas Research League and Regional Chairman for 28 Central Texas counties for the political elections of Reagan-Bush, Governor Clements and Senator Phil Gramm.

When Sammons retired from office as mayor in 1988, Temple’s Municipal Park and Golf Course was renamed “Sammons Park” in his honor by the members of the City Council.

Sammons next joined McLane Company as President of its Foodservice Divisions.  McLane Foodservice quickly became the nations’ fastest growing Foodservice company with an annual increase of 47 percent and $150 million in sales as recognized by ID Magazine.  He was promoted to Senior Vice-President in 1990 and given the additional responsibility for oversight of the company’s manufacturing plant in Phoenix producing over 100,000 sandwiches a week for sales to convenience stores. In 1991, after the company was sold to one of its largest customers, Wal-Mart, Sammons moved to Fort Worth, Texas.


Sandratra Kerr

About Sandratra Kerr

Founder and CEO, Echoes of Madagascar

Executive Director of Echoes of Madagascar, 501(c)(3)
• Create strategic initiatives to increase the organization’s revenue and growth.
• Manage all of the organization’s operations and make sure that policies and procedures are well adopted according to the board of directors’ guidelines.
• Recommend yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manage organization’s resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations.
• Oversee fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation.
• Review the status and progress of each department’s goals.
• Monitor the implementation, execution, and follow-up of each project.
• Promote and market the organization by keeping a high public visibility.
• Design and manage the organization’s website


Peter D. Fitzpatrick

About Peter D. Fitzpatrick

Peter Fitzpatrick is president of Allied Management, Ltd., a real estate and restaurant management holding company based in New York City. A driven and results-oriented businessman, Peter possesses a proven record of both growth and success.

Peter was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 1983 earning the distinction of “Honor Graduate.”  Shortly after leaving the Corps, Peter began his career as a bartender at McGee’s Pub, where he tirelessly worked his way to co-owner by 1984. By the age of 30 in 1993, ownership expanded to include three (3) restaurants and diversified into real estate holdings shortly thereafter. Today, Peter’s role and main scope of responsibilities consists of overseeing the operations, profitability and business developments of eleven (11) restaurants and eight (8) commercial properties in New York City. Peter’s latest venture has been the creation and marketing of a carbonated citrus beverage designed to hydrate and prevent hangovers.  Peter has also diversified into the hotel industry, having opened up a boutique hotel which has become a home away from home for many Military personnel and their families.

As a successful entrepreneur, Peter is known as a visionary, motivator, problem-solver, communicator and deal- maker. He has a keen business sense and an unwavering disinterest in the “status quo”, constantly pushing the envelope in areas of new business, growth and expansion. Peter brings to the industry the core principles instilled in him during his time in the Marine Corps and this coupled with a desire to provide the best in terms of service within his business operations has led to continued growth throughout his ventures.  Peter attributes his business success to many wonderful partners and personnel but, Frank Dwyer has been his friend and partner in Allied Management since the beginning.  In 1997, Peter was proud to receive the “Dreamer of Dreams” award, given by the Irish Business Association and in 2012 was named the URTO’s (United Restaurant and Tavern Owners Association ) Man of the Year.

Always aware of the needs of others, Peter’s philanthropic deeds have helped a wide variety of causes over the years including the Fisher House Foundation, Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation, Semper Fi Fund, Marine Corps University Foundation and the Navy Seal Warrior Fund.  Peter currently gives of his time and sits on the boards of Equity Prep Charter School of Newark, which looks to give under privileged children an education they deserve, St. Malachy’s Encore House which serves over 1000 meals a day to people in need, Diva for a Day which is an organization devoted to women with cancer, No Greater Sacrifice (NGS) which gives educational money to children of our wounded military and the 34th Street Partnership which is the business improvement district.

Peter is the eldest of two children born to Peter and Marilyn Fitzpatrick.  Peter’s father is originally from Milltown, County Cavan and emigrated to the U.S. in 1957.  Marilyn, originally from Elizabeth, NJ, sadly passed away in August of 2011.  Peter’s sister, Julie, a nurse and her husband, Steven, reside in Chatham, NJ.

Peter’s greatest love is that of Eileen Shea, his wife of over 20 years and children, Shea, Murphy and Kelly.  He has spent many hours coaching his kids in various sports and looks forward to spending more time with them for years to come.


Jack Hallahan

About Jack Hallahan

Jack brings Strategy, Mobile Branding, Advertising, Social, Local, Tablet, and Rich Media insights to F1000 Brands. As VP Business Development for leading Cross Platform Digital Technology Celtra, Jack builds Partnerships across Major Publishers and Programmatic Exchanges to build Creative Ad Campaigns leveraging Social Media, Location Services, and Data-Driven services.
He advises emerging platforms in Ad Gamification (blurbIQ), Cloud Based Creative (Republic Project), QR Codes (JAGTAG), Ad Tech (MOVOXX), Consumer Apps (, Music & Entertainment Mobile Sites (NY Rock Exchange), Travel (MondoWindow), and Social (GetMeRated).
In 2010, Jack launched the first Social Media News Apps on iTunes. Featured as “App of the Week”, Blancspot vaulted to #2 behind CNN in News Apps.
Jack launched the world’s first mobile television ad platform with MobiTV, vaulting major brands into mobile, including: BMW, AXE, Jeep, Intel, Anheuser-Busch, Sony,Visa, HP, McDonald’s, Daimler-Chrysler, Coke, L’Oreal, FOX, Navy, and Nikon.
Jack brings Industry knowledge focused on cross-platform integration from years working with brand owners, publishers, and agencies, including Chiat/Day, AKQA, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and Young & Rubicam.
In 2007, Jack won MEDIAWEEK’s “Best Use of Mobile” for Lion’s Gate Films. He was 2008 MEA “Mobile Ambassador” for Entertainment Achievements, and holds an Emmy Award for Innovation: Mobile TV Interactive Advertising. Jack was twice elected to the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Board of Directors, and Chaired MMA’s Television and Video Committee through 2008.
A prolific speaker, Jack has keynoted or participated on industry panels at many notable events, including AAAA’s National Conference, ANA Brand Conference, iMedia Breakthrough Summit, Chicago Advertising Association, Digital Hollywood, MediaVest Mobile, AD:Tech, NAB, NATPE and CTIA Shows.


Mark Polhemus, MD

About Mark Polhemus, MD

Dr. Polhemus is an Infectious Diseases Physician and Director of the Center for Global Health and Translational Science at Upstate Medical University.  He carries appointments in the Departments of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Public Health and Preventive Medicine.  Through the Center he leads education, research and service opportunities in the Upstate, NY region and around the world.

Dr Polhemus attended Medical School at Brown University School of Medicine, and completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Disease Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  After 23 years in the Army, including four years at the US Army Medical Research Unit in Kenya, he retired to Syracuse, NY to start the Center for Global Health and Translational Science.

Dr Polhemus is still clinically active and maintains a research program focused on developing vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics for diseases of the developing world.  He supports enduring disaster relief efforts in Ecuador and Haiti with integrated service-learning opportunities for students, nurses, clinicians and public health professionals that support the disaster relief and grow the next generation of informed, committed medical service providers.


 Desiree Rodriguez

About Desiree Rodriguez

Desiree has been influential in launching new products to the successful disruption of traditional echo systems in both established and emerging markets. Throughout her career she has worked to drive revenue and expand businesses globally through leadership in corporate strategy, business development, sales and product innovation. Desiree’s entrepreneurial view is balanced with a proven track record of wins, having driven the sale and the successful launch of new products and services with some of the worlds leading and notoriously challenging organizations to navigate.

Angie Yasulitis

About Angie Yasulitis

Angie has been involved in corporate strategy development since 1992. As CEO and Managing Partner of The YaZo Group, she is intimately involved with client strategies. She works diligently to help clients fine tune their marketing wheel and keep it turning – so they can measure and see results.  Their success is what drives her.

During her downtime, Angie truly loves bringing YaZo’s #FineThings Vlog to life each month and writing about topics inherent to strategy success.

In 1997, Angie was blessed to create the FEAST™ Coaching Strategy, and to author Designing a Lifetime of Wellness.  She is passionate about speaking on the role strategy plays in both business/marketing and personal wellness/success.

Angie is a graduate of Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD, with a degree in business administration and a concentration in marketing. A graduate of Dale Carnegie and LILI (the Leadership in Life Institute), she is an avid public speaker.

She has had years of hands on practice and a plethora of mentors – growing up in the insurance industry; including insurance training curriculum and recruiting process development, field sales training, marketing plan development and agency and regional management.