Michael B. Mizwa

Michael B. Mizwa is chief executive officer for the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) at Texas Children’s Hospital. He has over 33 years of experience in non-profit HIV/AIDS prevention and social services and extensive experience globally in pediatric HIV/AIDS program development, administration and management, human resources development and government relations. Mizwa is the Board of Directors chairman of BIPAI network NGOs in Argentina, Colombia, Botswana, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda and Board vice chairman of the BIPAI network NGO in Romania. As chief executive officer, he oversees BIPAI Network operations, which has an aggregate annual budget of over $50 million. Mizwa has received numerous local, state, and national awards in HIV prevention and leadership, including the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's Price Fellowship in HIV Prevention Leadership for developing the first HIV/AIDS offender education training-of-trainers program throughout the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Prior to joining BIPAI in 2004, Mizwa spent over 17 years with AIDS Foundation Houston, one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, where he served as outreach coordinator, director of education, vice president-community affairs and ultimately chief executive officer. In partnership with AIDS Foundation Houston, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, he co-founded Camp Hope in 1996, one of the country’s first and largest recreational summer camps for children living with HIV/AIDS and the camp still thrives to this day in Texas, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania and Romania.  Additionally, AIDS Foundation Houston and BIPAI, under Mizwa’s leadership, teamed up to raise funds and build two Habitat for Humanity Houston homes specifically designated for families living with HIV/AIDS, at the time (2000), the first of their kind in the world.


Gordon E. Schutze, M.D.

Dr. Gordon E. Schutze is a professor of pediatrics and interim chairman of the department of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. In addition, he is the holder of the Martin I. Lorin, M.D. endowed chair in medical education and serves as BIPAI's vice president for international medical services.

Previously, Dr. Schutze was professor of pediatrics and pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's Hospital. A graduate of St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, Schutze earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas and completed his pediatric residency and infectious diseases fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital.

He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Infectious Disease Society of America, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, Texas Pediatrics Society, Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society. His special interests in medicine have been bacterial and tick associated diseases, pediatric global health and the teaching of pediatrics.


Bridgette C. Naik, CPA

Bridgette Naik serves as BIPAI chief financial officer, as well as the business planning manager for the BIPAI section at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine. She earned her master in professional accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, Bridgette served as an auditor at Ernst & Young, LLP. Her clients included several health care providers.


Diane Nguyen, Pharm.D.

Dr. Diane Nguyen serves as Director of Programs for BIPAI and assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She received her Doctorate of pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her pharmacy practice residency in ambulatory care at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center and a public health residency at The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers and Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. Her global health work has included underserved communities across the United States and in communities in Slovakia, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland.


Heather Haq, MD, MHS, FAAP                                                                                                                                                                   

Dr. Heather Haq is the Chief Medical Officer for BIPAI at Texas Children’s Hospital and an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She also cares for children as a pediatric hospitalist at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Haq is a highly-qualified champion for global child health. She received her undergraduate degree from McGill University with a major in international development, completed her Master of Health Science degree in international public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her four-year Pediatrics/Child Global Health residency at Baylor College of Medicine, including clinical training in Uganda, and is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics.

Dr. Haq has worked in the international public health sector for over a decade.  She has experience in caring for children living with HIV/AIDs in Uganda; leading community-based public health programming; developing curricula for various cadres of health care workers, including training for community health workers; and designing health communication strategies in low- and middle-income countries. As an experienced medical education researcher, she is a national leader in global health education and promotes best practices to prepare learners from high-income countries for global health experiences in low-resource settings.

Lynnea L. Roth, MPH   

Lynnea Roth serves as the Global Health Corps Coordinator within BIPAI Headquarters.  Prior to working within BIPAI, she served as a Program Officer at the NIH, NIAID/Division of AIDS for 9 years.  In addition to obtaining an MPH in International Health from Yale School of Public Health in 2001, Lynnie also served as a Health Volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa from 1996-1998. Her time as a volunteer solidified her desire to work within the global health arena and her education afforded her the opportunity to further learn and grow within the discipline.
 

Taylor Napier-Earle, MA

Taylor Napier-Earle is a Global Health Project Manager with Texas Children’s Hospital and helps manage a portfolio of programs in sub-Saharan Africa and South America.  She began her career as a project manager in Washington, DC working with the United States Agency for International Development’s Global Health Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control for 5 years to provide project oversight and evaluation for maternal and child health projects in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Asia. Prior to joining Texas Children's Hospital, Taylor consulted at Environmental Resources Management assisting clients in determining and mitigating negative social and health impacts of large scale projects on existing and nearby communities. She received her Master’s in International Development and Global Health from George Washington University and her undergraduate degree in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Richmond.


Adam B. Gibson, J.D.

Adam Gibson serves as a project manager for Texas Children’s Global Health. He earned a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from University of St. Thomas. He previously held positions including Vice President & COO at Salvex, Director of Business Development at Rottet Studio, Vice President of International Business at Greater Houston Partnership and Deputy Director at Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce. Adam currently serves on the President’s Advisory Council at University of St. Thomas and has held numerous board of directors positions for community, education and arts organizations, including Houston Export Academy at Houston Community College,  Lawndale Art Center and Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Design Council. He is also a graduate of the Center for Houston’s Future.

Catriona Gates, MPH

Catriona Gates is a Senior Coordinator for Business Operations for BIPAI at Texas Children's Hospital. Her primary role is supporting marketing, communications, and knowledge sharing across the BIPAI network. Previously, she served two years in Ghana as a Health Extension Volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps supporting community health and education initiatives. Catriona has a background in community assessment and program implementation, and is passionate about eliminating health disparities and promoting equitable access to healthcare. She earned her Master of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health in Massachusetts and Bachelor of Science in Community Health from George Mason University in Virginia.