Danielle Butin is the founder and executive director of the Afya Foundation, a medical supply recovery organization that ships surplus medical supplies from healthcare centers in the United States to public health missions in African and Caribbean nations. In 2014, the New York State Senate recognized her as a Woman of Distinction for her role in using local medical resources and volunteers to promote global health.
After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Danielle developed the first model for rehabilitative care in the tent cities of Port au Prince. With the support of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Afya’s rehab program has grown to include five clinics throughout Port au Prince that employ 33 local men and women and have treated over 4,500 patients.
The Greater New York Hospital Association honored Danielle for Afya’s work in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake and its continued involvement in the country. Danielle and the Afya Foundation have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, MORE Magazine and on the Katie Couric Show. She received her Masters in Public Health with a specialization in Geriatrics and Gerontology at Columbia University. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University.
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