Sammy Arthur is a native of Ghana and the founding Chairman of The Health & Humanitarian Aid Foundation. He studied mechanical engineering in the 1970's at Kumasi Polytechnic, where he later became a lecturer. After being offered a position at The University of Lagos in Nigeria, he moved there and lectured for many years. It was after that that Sammy moved to America where he met the late Mr. Bob Tisch and soon became special assistant to the family. Now known as the "mystery man" behind the NY Giants, Sammy continues on the legacy of Mr. Tisch through his great humanitarian efforts through HHAF.
David Chen heads the Departments of Radiology (Administration) and Faculty Practice-Radiology (FGI-MRI Tech) at NYU Langone Medical Center where he is revered as an integral department head. Mr. Chen's dedication to humanitarian efforts, passion and knowledge of advanced medical equipment brought him to decide to be a part of HHAF. He often tells people, "After the first trip to Ghana, I was hooked."
Jane Zaretsky graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelors degree in Communications in 1983. She has founded two organizations in the United States: Fast Trac and Kids Connected. She has traveled to Grenada, Tanzania and Ghana organizing humanitarian aid and providing medical supplies for those in need and has been active with many non-profit organizations. She is currenlty working with the HHAF's partner, non-profit organization Feed My Starving Children to provide a meal supplementation program for orphanges, schools, HIV outreach programs and vulnerable chidlren in Ghana.
Dr. Mendel Markowitz graduated from The Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. For the past eighteen years, he has been in private practice and served as an attending on the oral and maxiofacial service at St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan. In addition to training residents in facial trauma and reconstructive surgery, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Member of the New York State Society of Oral and Mallxiofacial Surgeons, Member of the American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists and a Medical Consultant to the New York Rangers. Dr. Markowitz heads the HHAF medical team as Chief Medical Director and has been responsible for the success of over 35 reconstructive surgeries since the organization's inception.
David Strauss graduated Clark University in 1987 with a BA and in 1990 graduated from Fordham University with an MBA and high honors. Currently, Mr. Strauss is President of Dajon Associates Inc., a contracting company specializing in structural repair and reinforcement of commerical, institutional and industrial building. His interest in fundraising started when volunteering in his local community and now his passion is being put to work for HHAF.