William C. Lazier Leadership Award
Presented to Russell Fuller, C.F.A., Ph.D.
ReSurge International Board Chair 2011-2014
Russ Fuller, impassioned ReSurge board member since 2004, has exemplified tremendous qualities of leadership and dedication to the ReSurge community throughout the last ten years. As a board member, Russ as has served as the spokesperson for the donor and governance community going into the field to experience the transformative work of ReSurge firsthand and therefore gaining the experience to promote our work. As a leader of the organization, he has fiercely advocated for both the volunteers and the staff who make our programs possible, and has always shown up on their behalf. Russ and his wife Anne have financially supported ReSurge at a leadership level since 2001. Together, they had the opportunity to travel to My Tho in Vietnam on a life-changing ReSurge medical team trip, where they met numerous patients with inspiring stories of hope to share.
Russ is president of Fuller & Thaler Asset Management, a registered investment advisory firm. He earned his bachelor’s, master of business administration and doctorate of philosophy degrees in finance from the University of Nebraska. From 1967 to 1970, Russ served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Prior to establishing Fuller & Thaler, he served as a security analyst with a brokerage firm and later as a professor and chair of the finance department at Washington State University. Russ has also held academic positions at the University of British Columbia and the University of Auckland, and guest lectured at Harvard, Stanford, University of California, Berkeley and Santa Clara universities. ReSurge is proud to honor Russ for his extraordinary and longstanding leadership.
Donald R. Laub Humanitarian Award
Presented to Dr. Jorge Terrazas
ReSurge International Medical Partner, La Paz, Bolivia
Jorge Terrazas, orthopedic surgeon and founding president of the Bolivian Hand Surgery Association (SOS Mano Bolivia), has partnered with ReSurge since 2002 and has performed over 2,000 surgeries since then. For more than 15 years, Dr. Terrazas has provided reconstructive surgery at the Children’s Hospital of the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute, at the Fundacion Pro Quemado ( Burn Foundation), and at the Medical Aid for Children of Latin America. Through his work with SOS Mano Bolivia, he partners with ReSurge to ensure that poor Bolivian patients receive free, year-round surgical treatment and post-operative care. We are so pleased to recognize Jorge’s years of excellent service and look forward to our continued partnership as we together restore health and hope for patients in Bolivia.
ReStoring Hope Award
Presented to Dr. George Gregory
ReSurge International Anesthesia Director
A world leader in pediatric anesthesiology, George has volunteered with ReSurge since 1990, leading volunteer surgical teams to a variety of sites. In 2004, he joined ReSurge as anesthesia director. Working part-time on a voluntary basis, George focuses on education and training for international medical partners, as well as recruitment of volunteer anesthesiologists. He is also an ex-officio member of ReSurge’s anesthesia, medical services and quality assurance committees.
George founded the pediatric anesthesiology program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the 1960s, and he remains at UCSF as a professor of anesthesia and pediatrics. He is the author and editor of hundreds of medical articles and books, including Pediatric Anesthesia, the leading textbook on the subject. George has received numerous awards from the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP), including the Distinguished Career Award for Critical Care in 1998. We are delighted to honor George for his long-standing commitment to ReSurge and our patients.