Dr. Christopher Hartnick

Division Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology,
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
CareWays Collaborative

Dr. Christopher Hartnick is the co-President of CareWays Collaborative and the Benjamin Harry Peikin Professor of Otolaryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Harvard Medical School. He is also the Director of the Pediatric Aerodigestive Center at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. He was the co-founder and co-director of Operation Airway from 2007 to the present and has participated in medical and surgical missions around the world.

Dr. Phoebe Yager

Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care, MGB
CareWays Collaborative

Dr. Phoebe Yager is a pediatric intensivist specializing in the care of critically ill and injured infants, children, and adolescents and the Co-president of CareWays Collaborative. She also serves as the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2007 Dr. Yager set out to make a difference and co-founded and co-directed Operation Airway, and now serves as the co-president of CareWays Collaborative with the goal of developing a more inclusive, friendly, and welcoming healthcare community around the world.

Evelyn Zablah

Executive Director, CareWays Collaborative
Program Director,
Benjamin Harry Peikin Foundation

As program director of the Benjamin Harry Peikin Foundation, Evelyn has been instrumental in empowering our team to travel repeatedly to Latin America, learn from and teach the local care teams at numerous hospitals, and develop the framework of the vision that became CareWays Collaborative. Since CareWays was officially launched, Evelyn has worked simultaneously at both organizations – continuing her transformative program work at the Peikin Foundation while serving as the Inaugural Executive Director of CareWays Collaborative.

Billy Parker

Videographer, CareWays Collaborative

Billy Parker has been filming for CareWays missions to El Salvador, Dominican Republic, and Guatemala since 2019. His background is in television and crafting narratives for non-profits. He also taught filmmaking at Chelsea High School amid a population of students from around the world. This experience has been valuable in connecting him with young local volunteers and in helping craft the CareWays story.

Ashley Smith

Vice President, Summit Partners Credit Advisors

Ashley is a Vice President at Summit Partners Credit Advisors, the private credit affiliate of Summit Partners. Prior to Summit, Ashley worked at DDJ Capital Management, a high yield and bank loan investment manager and Pro Mujer, a nonprofit organization that provides financial inclusion, health and education programs to low-income women in Latin America. Ashley began her career in investment banking at Jefferies & Company and Moelis & Company.

Ashley holds an AB in economics and Spanish from Bowdoin College where she was a Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where she was named an Edward Tuck Scholar and received the Julia Stell Award for leadership. She currently serves on the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Family Advisory Council, a committee that aims to improve healthcare delivery for the pediatric community at MGHfC. Ashley has twice run the Boston Marathon in support of Operation Airway to support pediatric airway patients outside of the US.

Ashley lives in the greater Boston area with her husband, two daughters, and her dog.

Kevin Mary Callans, B.S.N, R.N.

Case Manager, MEE and MGHfc
Nursing Care Manager,
CareWays Collaborative

Kevin Mary Callans, B.S.N, R.N is currently a Case Manager at both MEE and MGHfC. Her work focuses on (1) the coordination of care between MEE and MGH (and between hospital and home) of infants and young children that have critical airway conditions, and (2) the associated educational and other support needs of their family members. Ms. Callans, over the course of the past ten years, has worked alongside parents of children with complex airway conditions to develop mentorship, caregiver education, video-teaching, and other programs that support nurses and families.
Ms. Callans is also the Director – Nursing Development, Operation Airway, a global health organization that cares for children in Latin American countries who cannot breathe or speak due to airway complications. She works collaboratively with nursing leadership and nurses to deliver video-teaching tools in Spanish that empower nurses to have a strong voice as members of a multi-disciplinary care team.

Dr. Gabriela Salvador

Dr. Gabriela Salvador

Global Health Advisor to the Board,
CareWays Collaborative

Dr. Gabriela Salvador has more than 20  years of  experience working in the public and private health sector as a medical doctor and as a  leader and advisor of  health social enterprises and global health initiatives. She has led the design and implementation of high impact health business models  and programs  targeting very low income women and children around the  World. Gabriela is currently the CEO of Maternova Inc., a medical device  and diagnostics marketplace that provides access to  life saving innovations  for women and newborns around the  World.  Through her career, Gabriela served in a variety of executive management positions at  Americares, Grameen Foundation, Freedom from Hunger and Pro Mujer.  As a medical doctor, she practiced Pediatric Ophthalmology in Argentina, the United States and Mexico.

Originally from Salta, Argentina, Dr. Salvador studied Medicine at the National University of Córdoba. She completed a Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship at  Cedars Sinai Medical Center  and the University of California, Irvine, and has a Master in Public Health  from Harvard University.

Hilary Berkman

Hilary Berkman

Board Member, CareWays Collaborative

Hilary is a senior finance and operations executive with 30 years of experience, including 22 years as CFO  and Group Board Director at Candlewick Press, a leading international children’s book publisher.  She also has over 20 years of experience as a non-profit board member helping to build organizational financial capability and excellence.  Hilary holds a BA in economics from Carleton College and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

Katie Small

Katie Small

Director of Development,
CareWays Collaborative

Katie is a development professional with 38 years of experience including 25 years working at Wellesley College, followed by several years at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School and most recently serving as the first director of development at The Boston House: Hope and Healing for Children with Cancer. Katie holds an AB from Dartmouth College.