Dr. John Gillan

Dr. John Gillan – Mesa-based Endodontist, has conducted and personally financed some 26 dental missions abroad... helping the forgotten and underserved. He brings his own supplies, including books, to share with professors and local dentists. He goes where he is most needed and treats patients “in the bush.” Dr. Gillan has made two trips to Romania, 16 trips to Kosovo and six trips to Cameroon. He is helped and supported by his wife Cindy and children who have accompanied him on most of these missions. In 2009 he received the Medal of Gratitude from the President of Albania for his help educating Albanian dentists. He also received the Spirit of Service Lifetime Award from the American Association of Endodontists. The Gillan family treasures the many friendships they have made over the years as they continue making a difference in the world. 

 

To learn more, visit: http://www.albanianhealthfund.org/announcement/medal-of-gratitude/

David Wagner

David Wagner has spent over three decades running and owning businesses. In addition to his business ventures, he has devoted much of his life to humanitarian causes; spending great amounts of time in Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe. David is heavily involved in cross-cultural interactions and traveled extensively as an executive for the international companies he has owned. His early business successes provided him with the opportunity to work in developing countries. David and his family, helped pioneer the United States Peace Corps Family program in Ghana, West Africa in 1971. After a successful career in business, Mr. Wagner is currently consulting and volunteering as an international Small to Medium  Enterprises [SME] expert and advisor on Agri-Business  issues. He has provided his expertise to introducing entrepreneurship and agric-business strategic planning into developing economies such as the Ukraine, Russia, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Namibia, Ghana, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Angola. David’s a consultant to Winrock International, ACDI/VOCA, Citizen Network for Foreign Affairs, [CNFA] National Cooperative Business Association/Cooperative Leadership USA [NCBA/CLUSA] and Citizen Development Solutions [CDS]. David has been working with U.S. Embassies around the world on Farmer to Farmer projects.

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