Florence Allbaugh – Team Leader 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
President of Florence Nightingale Global Health.
I was born in the Philippines and grew up in Ohio. I arrived in WNC in 2006 by way of Florida and South Carolina. I have a bachelor’s degree in science and education, and am currently preparing to pursue a masters degree in nursing.
I taught 6-8th grade for seven years and continue to substitute teach. I was vice-chair of the US civil rights committee for the SouthEast for 10 years. I have been an instructor and on call with the disaster services and local disaster action team with the Hendersonville chapter of the American Red Cross. I am trained as well in international humanitarian law.
I have been active as a Rotarian for 20 years, involved with the Gift of Life District 7770. I have been coordinating medical teams both stateside and abroad to improve and save the lives of countless indigent and underserved children for those 20 years as well. It is my passion to continue this work and reach those who have exhausted their resources.
My hobbies include photography, travel, hiking, reading and spending time with my family.
Dr. Ann Farash - Ann E. Farash, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Board member and Medical Director if Florence Nightingale Global Health.
1980 B.S. Biology Adelphi University, New York; Magna Cum Laude
1985 M.D. MedicineTulane University School of Medicine, Louisiana
Certification: & Licensure:
Current Medical Licensure: State of North Carolina
Board Certified in Pediatrics
Fellow American Board of Pediatrics
1985-1988 Pediatric Internship and Residency, Wilform Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
1985-2006 Active Duty United Air Force
Honorable Discharge and Retirement 2006 as USAF Colonel
2007 – Current - Pediatrician: Hendersonville Pediatrics, 157 Medical Park Drive, Brevard, NC28712
Board Member and Dental Director for Florence Nightingale Global health.
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill NC • Doctor of Dental Surgery (expected May 2014); GPA: 3.56 • CPR certified, NBDE Part 1 and 2 passed, CITA certified. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Economics, May 2009 Work Experience AmeriCorps City Year Inc., Washington DC (8/2009 – 6/2010) • Volunteered over 1700 hours as a tutor, mentor, and role model for children in high need, low income public schools. Externship Experience University of Virginia hospital rotation, Charlottesville VA (7/2013-8/2013) • Externed at UVA hospital’s dental clinic, treated hospitalized medically compromised patients, gained oral surgery experience and learning to work on a hospital-based team. Lincoln Dental Health Services, Lincolnton NC (5/2013-6/2013) • Gained clinical pediatric dental experience, conducted numerous knee-to-knee exams; observed multiple operating room rehabilitation cases at the local hospital CommWell Health Services, Four Oaks NC (8/2012) • Treated 6-8 patients per day; gained clinical restorative experience. Professional Experience Dental Implant Surgery Elective (8/2013-present) • Applied and was selected to treatment plan and place 2-3 implants during the 4th year. Endodontic/Endodontic Emergency Experience (8/2012-present) • Shadowed residents and treated patients in the endodontic and endodontic emergency clinic throughout third year and fourth year. Academic Tutor (2/2013-present) • Tutored first- and second- year basic science courses. Community Service & Volunteer Experience Mission of Mercy Clinics, North Carolina (2007-2013) Samaritan’s Health Clinic, Durham NC (5/2011-present) Student Health Action Coalition, Chapel Hill NC (2009-2013) Boys and Girls Club, greater Raleigh area (9/2011-present) Professional Memberships • American Student Dental Association (2012-present) • UNC Global Health Student Association (2010-present) • Student member, American Association of Endodontics (2013-present) • UNC Pediatric Dental interest Group (2012-2013) Academic Awards Dean’s list, UNC-CH School of Dentistry (Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013) • Awarded to students maintaining a GPA 3.5 or greater during a single semester
Paul Coles – Web Developer, Tech Geek, Volunteer 2016, Medical 2017
Board member for Florence Nightingale Global Health.
Hi, I’m Paul Coles, my role in the mission to Texcoco is serving as Web Developer, Social Media Manager, and was the Mission Photographer.
I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up in the suburbs with my father, a commercial beekeeper, and mother, a special education teacher.
I served as a combat medic in the United States Army for 6 year and did 2 combat missions in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where I was injured by a blast from an improvised explosive device.
I currently live in Miami, Florida and have been living here for the past 5 years. Prior to that I was stationed all over the United States and Europe while in the Army. I have lived in Illinois, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas and Germany but have have finally found a permanent home.
I was really proud to be part of the mission in Texcoco again this year, and I am looking forward to traveling to the Philippines in the autumn!