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Imaging for Impact Accelerator

A social enterprise of healthcare innovators who are leading ultrasound interventions in their local communities.
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Grand Challenge

Global mission for ultrasound proficiency and certification by 2030.

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Scholarships

Breaking barriers in ultrasound education with financial aid for students.
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MedMissions

Grant-supported projects advancing global access to ultrasound technology.

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What if…

Every Under-Resourced Nation Had Access to Ultrasound Technology and Education?

Through standardized education and training, we are driving access to medical imaging around the world, leading to better diagnostic capacity and improved healthcare outcomes.
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What IF...

5 Billion

The World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the global population lacks access to ultrasound. If we achieve our goals, by 2030 every health professional in the world will be trained, certified, and equipped in the use of medical imaging technology, reducing human suffering and unnecessary deaths across global healthcare.

7 Million

Children die each year from preventable causes, due to lack of diagnostic ability and accuracy.

60%

Average number of health workers in low-income countries that identified lack of training as their barrier to using ultrasound.

17%

Currently, only 17% of mothers receive basic maternal and fetal health interventions in low-income countries.

Our Programs

Explore our Student Scholarships, designed to address financial barriers to certification for emerging ultrasound users.
The Imaging for Impact Accelerator is a social enterprise of clinical innovators from 20 nations who lead high-impact ultrasound interventions in their local communities.

Our Maternal Health Grand Challenge is a multi-stakeholder initiative designed to significantly reduce maternal-fetal mortalities in Sub-Saharan Africa through ultrasound training.

Check out our MedMissions, an annual grant that supports our community partners in health who are introducing ultrasound to under-resourced populations around the world.

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Help Us Shape Tomorrow’s Healthcare

Your donation is not merely a transaction – it is a transformation that touches countless lives, steering healthcare toward an extraordinary tomorrow.

All donations are tax-deductible, and donors will be included in our Annual Giving Celebration.
Interested in giving back In other ways? Explore Donation Options

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Help Us Shape Tomorrow’s Healthcare

Your donation is not merely a transaction – it is a transformation that touches countless lives, steering healthcare toward an extraordinary tomorrow.

All donations are tax-deductible, and donors will be included in our Annual Giving Celebration.
Interested in giving back In other ways?
Explore Donation Options

Your Impact

When you support the Inteleos Foundation, your donation will be used to accelerate the global expansion of imaging technology, in collaboration with the Inteleos Family of Brands.

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Our Work Around the World

Interested In Collaborating?

The Inteleos Foundation is a small team that relies on the power of partnerships. As a convener of the ultrasound ecosystem, we welcome collaboration from both the public and private sectors to join our work as investors or implementors. Help us save lives by building access to healthcare technology!

Our Leadership

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Board Chair

Tom Shipp

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Vice Chair of Board

Christine McEntee

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Secretary/Treasurer

Jo Ann Grainger

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Board Member

Rubayat Khan

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Board Member

Rose Matricciani

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Board Member

Sadaf Chaudhry, MD, MSPH

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Board Member

Clarke Porter

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Board Member

Choolwe Jacobs

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Board Member

Dinesh Palipana

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Board Member

Vera Zlidar

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Inteleos CEO

Dale Cyr

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Foundation Director

Sam Forcum

Board Chair

Tom Shipp

Thomas Shipp is a high-risk obstetrician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. His practice is limited to ultrasound in OB/GYN, and he is a partner at Diagnostic Ultrasound Associates. He has been active with ARDMS and Inteleos, having served as the Chair for both and was the inaugural Chair of Inteleos and a key leader in the transition of ARDMS to Inteleos. Most recently, he is on the Midwife Global Task Force with a goal to expand the presence of midwife certification especially in low-resource settings.

Vice Chair of Board

Christine McEntee

For over 25 years, Christine McEntee was an association leader and innovator, who guided some of the most prominent membership organizations through reinventions in governance, membership, programs, public policy and outreach. Most recently she served as CEO of the American Geophysical Union, a leading professional global scientific society that annually serves over 100,000 Earth and space scientists. Prior to that, McEntee served as the chief executive at the American Institute of Architects and the American College of Cardiology following her tenure as the executive vice president of the American Hospital Association. For her encore career, Chris is providing one on one private consultation to CEOs and serving as a senior advisor in strategic consulting and executive search.

Chris has served on numerous boards, is an ASAE fellow, and has been recognized with many awards, including the CEO Update Professional CEO of the Year, Crain’s Chicago Business Under 40 Movers and Shakers, and ASAE’s Women Who Advance America award. During her tenure at AGU, the organization became a recognized leader in addressing discrimination, harassment and bias in science, received two ASAE’s Summit Awards (Thriving Earth Exchange, Centennial Grants Program), and the inaugural DC Green Energy Award for the net
zero renovation of its headquarters. She is a regular spokesperson to the media and professional audiences.

Secretary/Treasurer

Jo Ann Grainger

Jo Ann has spent 36 years in higher education Advancement at Georgetown University and Washington State University. For most of her tenure, she oversaw Advancement Services (the operations in support of fundraising), which included the management of Advancement’s human, financial, and physical resources, as well as the areas of Information and Technologies Services, which include Alumni Records, Gift Accounting and Reporting. Other areas under Advancement Services at times included Finance and Administration, Events, Communications, Research, Stewardship and Campaigns. She also serves as a member of Advancement’s senior management team and is involved in strategic planning for Advancement.

In her last five years at Georgetown, Jo Ann oversaw the GU Medical Center Advancement staff and operations, led the restructure and rethinking of the university’s approach to supporting research, and held a leadership role in the selection and implementation of a new Advancement CRM on the Salesforce platform.

Throughout her career, JoAnn has had roles supporting and staffing volunteer committees and taskforces on various university boards and advisory boards.

She brings to this role her extensive understanding of University operations, fundraising giving methods, and university finance and operations. She has lectured on how Advancement and University Finance communicate effectively.

Her passion for the Medical Center and Medical Research, in particular, stems from family experience with Cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

Board Member

Rubayat Khan

Rubayat Khan is a social entrepreneur and global health expert with a passion for using technology and market systems to improve healthcare for the poor in emerging markets. He is the co-founder of two organizations, mPower Social Enterprises and Jeeon, which have been recognized for their innovative approaches to delivering healthcare services and scaling up digital healthcare solutions. Rubayat is currently an entrepreneur-in-residence and Director of Health Programs at Endless Network, a family foundation in the US. In this role, he is helping the foundation set up a new strategy and portfolio of health ventures around a long-term catalytic investment strategy to radically improve healthcare for the poor in emerging markets.

Rubayat is a fellow of the Aspen Institute and Acumen Academy, and has a Masters in International Development from Harvard University. He is also a self-taught coder and recently trained ChatGPT to turn his own global health research repository into a conversational chatbot.

Board Member

Rose Matricciani

Ms. Matricciani is a lawyer and registered nurse who focuses her practice in healthcare. She has experience in representing all types of healthcare providers before multiple licensure boards and representing physician group practices in strategic alliances with hospitals and other entities.

Ms. Matricciani represents a number of Continuing Care Retirement Communities with regard to governance, assisted living and skilled nursing facility matters. She has advised healthcare clients on the certificate of need process, licensure of various healthcare entities, fraud and abuse, anti-kickback, self-referral, false claims, false statements, payback issues, HIPAA and contract issues. In addition, she has been counsel to the hospital Board during hearings on privilege matters and credentialing.

Ms. Matricciani is a national speaker on healthcare matters and has published articles and a book chapter on various healthcare topics. Her interest in family violence led her to be the editor of three modules on family violence: domestic violence, vulnerable adult abuse and neglect and child abuse.

Board Member

Sadaf Chaudhry, MD, MSPH

Sadaf is a physician born, raised, and educated in Pakistan. She started her career in Neonatology at a local pediatrics hospital in Pakistan. The plight of the poor and vulnerable forced her to think outside the box, and she now has 18+ years of public health career advocating and serving the underprivileged and marginalized. She has worked on Maternal and Newborn Health, Child Blindness, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Adolescent Health, poverty-related diseases (Tuberculosis, Malaria, and HIV), Infectious diseases, and Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Sadaf, over time, has emerged as a catalyst for change and an activist fighting for Health and Human Rights, Women’s Rights, Social Justice, Gender, and Racial Discrimination. She believes in addressing health issues in their entirety by touching on their social, political, economic, cultural, and religious determinants. She practices a holistic approach to health, expanding partnerships, strengthening health systems, empowering women workforce through strategic planning and superior program management skills.

Sadaf is fluent in Urdu, English, and Hindi, has a working knowledge of Punjabi and Sindhi, and can read and write Arabic. Over the years, Sadaf has traveled extensively across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. She considers herself a global citizen, blending into cultures and people around the globe.

She has worked with donors worldwide, including DFID, USAID, PEPFAR, CDC, and organizations like Plan International, The Asia Foundation, Islamic Relief UK, and Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM), American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). Sadaf is currently heading the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) global and domestic development department.

Board Member

Clarke Porter

Clarke is a life-long entrepreneur and has spent his career helping transform the learning and credentialing market. In 1977 he developed the first commercial computer-based testing system that randomly generated statistically fair exams from large question sets. This technology was a precursor to Linear On the Fly Testing. Clarke is also credited with helping to build the global infrastructure that spawned a multi-billion-dollar marketplace of credentialing services. In the late 1980’s he did the seminal work in partnership with Novell to establish professional certification for Information Technology professionals which is recognized as an important readiness signal both by employers and higher education. Clarke honed many skills throughout his career starting as a software engineer and progressing to business development executive, product leader, and well-rounded business executive with finance, operations, marketing, and board-level expertise.

Clarke is the co-founder of four global businesses in the credentialing space including Drake Certification Services (Prometric), VUE, Integral7, and Acclaim. Two of these businesses were incubated within larger companies and two were start-ups.

Clarke holds a BA in Mathematics from Towson University, and a MS in Education from the John’s Hopkins University. In 2017 Clarke started the Porter Family Scholarship in Mathematics and Computer Science at Towson University. He is an active volunteer and philanthropist supporting the Twin Cities entrepreneurial community and faith-based organizations such as Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

Board Member

Choolwe Jacobs

Choolwe Nkwemu Jacobs, is a Health specialist and social Epidemiologists with extensive experience in Global Health. She is a co-founder and country lead for Women in Global Health Zambia Chapter. She is a researcher and academician at the University of Zambia. She is an advocate for gender and health equity, an academician and researcher with over fifteen years of experience working with government and different United Nations agencies on Gender, Sexual Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (SRMNCAH), HIV/AIDS and non-communicable diseases. She studied at University of Zambia, University of Otago in New Zealand, University of Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa, Johns Hopkins University in USA and currently a LEAD fellow at Harvard University USA.

Board Member

Dinesh Palipana

Dinesh was the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland. Dinesh is a doctor, lawyer, disability advocate, and researcher.

Halfway through medical school, he was involved in a motor vehicle accident that caused a cervical spinal cord injury. Dinesh has completed an Advanced Clerkship in Radiology at Harvard University.

Dinesh works in the emergency department at the Gold Coast University Hospital. He is a researcher and senior lecturer at the Griffith University. Dinesh is a researcher in spinal cord injury. He is a doctor for the Gold Coast Titans physical disability rugby team. Dinesh is a senior advisor to the Disability Royal Commission. He is an ambassador to the Human Rights Commission’s Includeability program. He is a founding member of Doctors with Disabilities Australia. He is an advisory board member to HealthyLife.

Dinesh was the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service’s Junior Doctor of the Year in 2018. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2019. He was the third Australian to be awarded a Henry Viscardi Achievement Award. He was the 2021 Griffith University Young Alumnus of the Year. Dinesh was the Queensland Australian of the Year for 2021. In 2022, Dinesh was listed as number 33 in the Courier Mail’s top 100 power list for Queensland’s most influential in health and wellbeing. His autobiography, Stronger, was published by Pan Macmillan in 2022.

Board Member

Vera Zlidar

Vera’s Global Health career spans over 20 years and includes multiple vantage points. She has worked at academic institutions, nonprofits, donor organizations, and the private sector. Having started her career in family planning, reproductive, and maternal health, the last 10 years she has been focused on strengthening health systems in low- and middle-income countries.

Vera leads the strategy and growth of US Pharmacopeia’s Global Health Programs as Director for Global Business Development. Previously, she led the Global Health practice at Deloitte Consulting and was a Global Health Fellow at USAID/Washington where she shaped USAID global health investments in Asia, including designing programs in maternal health, family planning/reproductive health, tuberculosis, urban health, and health systems strengthening in Central Asia, India, Myanmar, and regionally.

Vera is the first author of the first edition of the World Health Organization’s book, Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers. She has a Master of Health Science in International Health and Population Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Inteleos CEO

Dale Cyr

Dale is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director for Inteleos, the non- profit umbrella governance and management organization for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA), the UltrasoundCertification Academy, and the Inteleos Foundation. Inteleos is a dedicated ANSI-ISO 17024 accredited organization with over 140,000 active Certificants across 70+ countries.

Dale has given numerous lectures and workshops in areas of business and certification throughout the world and continues to guide Inteleos’s mission growth employing the Interaction Field methodology and network leadership to develop shared value models to build communities and ecosystems in global health.

Dale is an immediate past Vice-Chair for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is presently a Board member. He also is a Board member for the Association of Talent Development (ATD) Credentialing Institute. Dale is also a co-inventor of a patent for an advanced type of test question and measurement.

Dale has an MBA in finance from the Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle, WA, completed the Social Finance program at Oxford University’s Said Business School, Oxford, UK, and is completing the Digital Transformation certificate program at the Harvard Business School. Dale also holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Foundation Director

Sam Forcum

Samantha “Sam” Forcum is an innovative, social entrepreneur with 15 years of experience leading organizations in the nonprofit sector. Sam is skilled in strategic planning with measurable outcomes, well-versed in conducting outreach and building community partnerships, holds demonstrated success in multi-level fundraising, and is fluent in program design and evaluation.

Sam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Development from UCLA and a Master’s in Education with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Vanderbilt University. She has vast global experience in community organizing, cross-sector engagement, and collective impact models. She is results-oriented and data-driven, using these skills to drive tangible impact and sustainable systems change. In her role as a leader of a healthcare foundation, Sam is a major advocate for whole leader health and well-being, emphasizing the inclusion of mental health in our service provision.

Sam’s career has been marked by resource cultivation, whether launching new organizations or building capacity within established ones. She has worked with a diverse range of organizations, from emerging entities like Worldhealer, UN Women, and One Heart Source, to long-standing international organizations like the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

Sam is known for her focus on relationships, leading programs and initiatives that are collaborative and participatory, and always prioritizing the needs of the people. This philosophy has been particularly important in her work with the Inteleos Foundation, where she has been instrumental in building the organization from the ground up, while establishing an impact network of partners, donors, and community health leaders.

In her off time, Sam is an avid world traveler and foodie, trying every new restaurant, coffee shop, or street food she can find. She is a certified scuba diver, surfer, snowboarder, and three-time skydiver: a true adventurer.

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