Meet the BTER Foundation Board of Directors

Ronald A. Sherman, MD; Board Chair
Irvine, CA

"I started treating patients with maggot therapy in 1990. Seeing the miraculous results in wounds that failed months or years of conventional medical and surgical care, I dedicated the next 20 years to making the treatments available to physicians and patients who wanted to try it, regardless of ability to pay. The BTER Foundation is similarly committed to improving the access to -- and the quality of -- maggot therapy, leech therapy, and the many other biotherapeutic modalities."

Randall Sullivan, RN; Secretary
Long Beach, CA

Ms. Sullivan served many years as a nurse, and as a wound care specialist. Her experience includes patient education, nursing education, and wound care research. She serves on the Executive Committee and chairs the Education Committee.

Samuel Kohn; Treasurer
Irvine, CA

Mr. Kohn has over 20 years of business experience in the automotive industry. As treasurer, his financial expertise serves him and the Foundation well. Mr. Kohn is a member of the Executive Committee, and chairs the Finance Committee.

Pamela Mitchell; Board Member, Patient Advocate
Akron, OH

"I know that maggot therapy works because maggots not only saved my feet from amputation, they saved my life. I remember how hard it was for me to find information and treatment with maggots. I am excited about being on the Board of Directors of the BTER Foundation --- helping others to learn about, and have access to ALL their options."

Sharon Mendez, RN, CWS; Board Member
Washington State

"I am an RN and Certified Wound Specialist in the Enterostomal Therapy Department in an Acute Care Hospital in the Pacific Northwest. I treat both an inpatient and outpatient population. Sometimes the right treatment is Maggot Debridement Therapy, the right wound, in the right location and the right patient. The world's tiniest surgeons can save lives and limbs."

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