Smile Train – the world’s largest cleft charity visits Haiti to expand its free cleft surgery programs and help the more than 20,000 children in Haiti who are suffering with unrepaired clefts.
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Brian has been involved with The Smile Train since day one and was part of the original Founders who came up with the idea and most importantly, the unique strategy of empowering local doctors in developing countries. Brian has been working on The Smile Train since April of 1997. In June of 2002 Brian assumed the role of President and today he is responsible for all Smile Train operations worldwide. Luckily, Brian has an incredibly dedicated and talented staff that make him look good and keep this train on the right track!
Today, The Smile Train is the world’s largest cleft program with thousands of partners and programs in 70+ of the world’s poorest countries. Each year The Smile Train provides free cleft surgery for more than 100,000 poor children who would otherwise never receive it. In as little as 45 minute and for as little as $250, these children receive not just a new smile but a second chance at life.
With thousands of Smile Train programs and partners in over 70 countries, Brian travels extensively to make sure our existing programs are going well and to develop new relationships and open new countries. Brian has been involved with children’s reconstructive surgery charities for more than 16 years and is a former Board member of Operation Smile.
Brian is a graduate of Harvard College and resides on Long Island, New York with his wife Cricket and three small children.