Council of Summech Lane Trust and member of The Council of Elders for a Safe Place.
CAROLYN V. BROWN, M.D., MPH, is board certified in both obstetrics-gynecology and preventive medicine. Her career is deeply rooted in the direct provision of primary care, rural and outreach health care, psychosocial issues of health, access of populations to health care, and teaching.
Dr. Brown practiced in Alaska for 23 years at the private practice, institutional, academic, and public health levels of health care. She developed the first teaching curriculum for Alaska Native Health Aides. Her local and statewide work there involved women's primary health care issues, obstetric-gynecologic reproductive health care, and issues of psychosocial health care.
Dr. Brown was assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine from 1988 to 1994. In this work, she continued a commitment to teaching primary care for obstetric-gynecology residents and students. In addition, she developed and taught the College of Medicine class in ethics for five years. Outreach health care was developed and implemented within the Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology. She authored the Vermont State Guidelines for Sexual Assault Examinations as well as the Vermont Health Department Guidelines for Evaluation of Family (Domestic) Violence for hospitals, emergency departments, and other health care facilities in Vermont.
She served on the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) committee in the development of The Obstetrician-Gynecologist and Primary-Preventive Health Care. She serves as chair of the ACOG District I Primary Care Committee.
In 1995 Dr. Brown returned to private practice in Burlington, Vermont, and continues her work in direct patient care, teaching, writing, outreach health care, and local-state-national health arenas.
PETE TONY DUARTE is Chief Executive Officer of Thomason Hospital in El Paso, Texas. Until 1992 he was Executive Director of Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc., El Paso, Texas, where he was responsible for administration and management of the largest community health center along the U.S./Mexico border.
He has also directed the programs of Project Upward Bound for the University of Texas at El Paso and was Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology. He has been a management consultant to the U.S. government and local governments and has directed the implementation and evaluation of health services and community development projects.
From 1965 to 1967 he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. In 1964 he graduated from California State College, Hayward, with a