Dr. Rick Gardner

Chief Medical Officer / Medical, Zimbabwe

Rick Gardner serves as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for CURE International and the Medical Director at CURE Ethiopia. As CMO, Dr. Gardner engages regularly with the Medical Directors of each CURE hospital and is an active participant on the CURE Executive Leadership Team.

He completed his surgical training in the UK and spent his fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, in Toronto, Canada. His first introduction to CURE was in 2009 as a surgical fellow at CURE Malawi. Seeing the burden of childhood disability firsthand in Sub-Saharan Africa and the impact that CURE was having in the country were instrumental in his move to Ethiopia. He has served at CURE Ethiopia since September 2013, both as a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon and as the Medical Director.

Dr. Gardner is married to Anne, a microfinance consultant, and they have three children.

Diane Lawrence

AHA Training Center and CQI Coordinator / Medical

Dr. Collen Msasanure

Doctor in Charge / Medical, Zimbabwe

Dr. Collen serves as the Doctor in Charge at CURE Zimbabwe. Dr. Collen graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with a MBChB in 1995 and completed his surgical training in Zimbabwe. He is a Fellow of the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa, and has been the Head of Orthopedics for United Bulawayo Central Hospitals for the past 15 years. Dr. Collen is the current president of the Zimbabwe Orthopaedic Association and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Zimbabwe Orthopaedic Trust. He also is a part-time lecturer at the National University of Science and Technology Medical School.

Dr. Collen has 10 years of experience running a hospital as a Doctor in Charge, and he participated in setting up CURE Zimbabwe.

He is married to Mercy and both are lay pastors under the leadership of Pastor Thomas Patrick Deuschle of Celebration Church International.

Maureen Sloan

Nurse Consultant / Medical