Director-Vice President and Board Secretary
Prior to co-founding IMAHelps, Tracey was a Sergeant with the Police Department in Banning, Calif. He also served on the Riverside County Sheriff’s Underwater Search and Recovery Team and volunteered with the Flying Samaritans, a group of doctors and dentists who fly small planes into Baja California, Mexico to provide care to some of the region’s poorest inhabitants. Tracey has been involved in several efforts to refurbish ambulances, which have been sent to Mexico and Ecuador to serve the poor.
A past president of the Cathedral City Rotary Club (2008-09), Tracey currently works as the Director of Public Safety for the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. He holds an undergraduate degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
Ana also works closely with hotels to ensure efficient check-in procedures for IMAHelps volunteers. She also works with hotel staffs to ensure that meals are appropriate and that the local bus companies are transporting IMAHelps volunteers to and from their intended destinations as agreed upon in their contracts. Ana also manages IMAHelps dental team volunteers.
Dr. Doriana Cosgrove
Dr. Cosgrove is originally from Romania, where she completed medical school. She completed a surgery internship at USC Medical Center as well as an anesthesia residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She also completed a year of research at Loma Linda University Medical Center where she investigated cardiac issues in patients under anesthesia during surgery.
Dr. Cosgrove later spent several years providing anesthesia for open heart surgery operations at Desert Regional Medical Center (DRMC) in Palm Springs, Calif. She was the director of the private anesthesia group there and also served as the Chief of the Division of Anesthesia in the Department of Surgery at DRMC, which is the regional trauma center for Riverside County.
Dr. Cosgrove now works part time providing anesthesia at several facilities in the Coachella Valley, but she can usually be found at Desert Med Aesthetics (DMA), which she owns and directs. She and her staff provide cosmetic dermatology services at DMA, which shares an office with WellMax, which is owned by her husband, Dr. Daniel Cosgrove. They have three children and live in Rancho Mirage.
A self-employed public relations consultant in Palm Desert, Calif., Jeff was previously director of media relations for two public relations agencies, including Stoorza Communications Inc. in San Diego, Calif. and O’Reilly Public Relations in Riverside. He launched his public relations career in 1998 as public relations manager for USFilter, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Palm Desert.
Jeff previously worked as a reporter for several Southern California newspapers, including The Press-Enterprise in Riverside; The Desert Sun in Palm Springs; and the Imperial Valley Press in El Centro, where he covered economic, political and social issues on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jeff has a double Master of Arts degree in Hispanic and International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, Calif. and a double Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and European Studies from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Calif. He studied at Saint Louis University in Madrid, Spain during his junior year of college. He was admitted into both Sigma Delta Pi and Alpha Mu Gamma, national honor societies for excellence in the study of Spanish.
Jeff also serves on the board of directors of Desert Friends of the Developmentally Disabled, the non-profit organization that operates the We Care Dental Center in Rancho Mirage. He is also a member of the Noon Rotary Club of Cathedral City and was the club president for the term ending June 2014.
A resident of Cathedral City, Calif., Gillian has been an active community volunteer for many years. She started out on the Board of Directors for AYSO Palm Springs, then helped start the AYSO Region 1200 in Cathedral City, and served as Commissioner for four years.
She currently serves on the Palm Springs Unified School District Community Advisory Board as well as the Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Gillian has been active with Rotary Clubs in Cathedral City, having served twice as president of the noon club. She is now active with the evening club.
After Hurricane Katrina, she traveled to Mississippi for two consecutive years to help with a rebuilding project. She has previously served as Volunteer Coordinator for Rotary Club of Cathedral City’s annual Healing Field event, which gave her the opportunity to manage more than 100 volunteers each year.
Through her family’s company, Palm Springs-based Best Signs, Inc., Gillian has served as a mentor at Mt. San Jacinto High School. A troublemaker in her youth, she felt it was important to get the message across to students that the poor choices you make today don’t have to ruin your tomorrow.
Cristobal Barrios Jr.
Dr. Barrios’ clinical research in trauma and critical care issues include the utility of thoracic CT imaging in trauma patients; anemia; traumatic brain injury; end of life issues; organ donation among minorities; geriatrics; and alcohol/drug use among trauma patients. His work has been presented at numerous professional conferences and has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Barrios is also a passionate humanitarian volunteer. Since 2011 he has participated in eight mission trips to date in Nicaragua, Peru and El Salvador through the IMAHelps Organization.
Dr. Nina Maw Maw
Dr. Maw Maw has volunteered on several IMAHelps missions in recent years, including Jinotega, Nicaragua in 2012; Huacho, Peru in 2013; and Zacatecoluca, El Salvador in 2015. She also volunteered with the IMAHelps team in a joint medical mission in Thermal in October 2015 with the Flying Doctors and Coachella Valley Medical Volunteers. Additionally, she volunteered with Berkeley-based Helping for Hands on a medical mission to China in 2014.
Fluent in Burmese and Hindi, Dr. Maw Maw earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Yangon in Yangon, Myanmar as well as a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery at Lady Hardinge Medical College at Delhi University, India. She completed her graduate training at Johnson City Family Practice Residency Program at East Tennessee State University, where she also taught interns and medical students. She continues to teach Family Medicine Residents at the University of California, Riverside and also Nurse Practitioner students.
Todd Swenning, MD
As a member of the IMAHelps troop, Dr. Swenning is part of limb salvage, deformity correction and complex musculoskeletal infection surgeries.
Honorary Directors help IMAHelps recruit volunteers and donors to support IMAHelps missions. IMAHelps’ “Honorary Directors” include:
Dr. Khoi Minh Le
FACC, Medical and Health Advisor
Dr. Le oversees IMAHelps’ provision of medical and health education to foreign doctors and patients. Dr. Le is the director of the Eisenhower Medical Center Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and is a practicing interventional cardiologist at the Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Dr. Le earned his A.B. in molecular biology from Harvard University and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Le did his research and clinical cardiology fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was honored as the best teaching fellow. Dr. Le also served as an associate in interventional cardiology at the Andreas Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and has been board certified in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Internal Medicine.
Joan Delzangle-Hunter, Ph.D.
Dr. Sterling Alejandro (Alex) Meza