Dr. Danielle Cataxinos, D.O.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Dr. Brian Trevarrow, RPh.
Danielle Cataxinos moved to Portland, OR from Chicago after completing her residency training in Internal Medicine at Swedish Covenant hospital. She is a hospitalist at a small community hospital within the Providence system and is passionate about providing quality medical care for underserved areas. Danielle very much enjoys community gardening and participating in her co-op; she dreams of a day when rooftop and potted gardening are a way of life worldwide. Curious to learn more about local urban renewal projects & a sustainable culture, Portland has provided endless education and she has been able to bring these tools to My Little Patient, in addition to medical care services. In her free time, Danielle can be found (or might not!) off the grid in the backcountry with her dog, Freya; however, she also enjoys quiet nights in with family and friends making multiple course dinners, watching Western movies, or playing board/card games.
Brian is from Omaha Nebraska where currently he currently works for The University of Nebraska Medical Center as a Clinical Pharmacy Case Management Coordinator in Anticoagulation Stewardship. Brian completed his undergraduate education as the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1986 receiving his Bachelors of Arts in Biology. He then received his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1991. He began working at the Nebraska Medical Center after graduation in the pharmacy specialties of Internal Medicine and Cardiology for 10 years and was a Clinical Pharmacy Cardiology Specialist.
He is also a Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator in Heart Failure and Anticoagulation and is currently the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Anticoagulation Stewardship Coordinator. Brian also is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy. He is an American Association of College Pharmacy Master Preceptor and earned the award of Master Preceptor in 2014.
Brian is married to his lovely wife Julie and they have two sons, Bradley and Michael. Brain is love everything about baseball and served as Coach for his son’s league teams and enjoys visiting the major ballparks around the United States. He has only 3 left before he has visited them all. He also enjoys working with students in High School that are interested in pursuing medical careers and is passionate about assisting underserved populations.
Edgar Ailor lives in his hometown of Columbia, MO with his wife and two children. Prior to settling back in his hometown, he was fortunate to travel within the United States and abroad. His love of all thing people led him to careers in photography, NPOs and international business.
He is a published photographer in the book entitled Blue Highways Revisited. He was employed in many roles for Big Brothers Big Sisters Capital Region in upstate New York. His current position is Strategic Partnership Manager of MBS Direct, LLC. In that role. Ed works with private and parochial schools and higher education institutions to deliver print and digital course materials to students and families.
Ed loves people, travel, culture, learning and Lemurs.
Jason Cruse, M.S. International Politics
Kristin Kaiser, B.A. Nursing, RN
Dr. Derek Wills, O.D.
Jason is a district director with the Sioux Council, Boy Scouts of America, in Sioux Falls, SD. Previously, Jason worked for Boy Scouts in Omaha, and taught in community colleges. Jason has spent several years abroad in both Europe and Africa. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Truman State University and a master’s degree from the University of Denver in comparative and international politics, and doctoral work at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Jason’s interests in My Little Patient come from spending time in Zimbabwe for his master’s research and seeing health care for villagers. Additionally, living in South Dakota has created an interest in the care and needs of Native Americans.
Jason is married to the former Laura Starr; together they have four children (Michael, Rachel, Thomas, and James). In his spare time, Jason also volunteers for Boy Scouts and enjoys gardening and reading history.
Kristin is a lifelong resident of Cleveland, Ohio, which she somehow forgot to leave. She is a RN with a major hospital system and had spent most of her career working in Labor and Delivery and with newborns.
Kristin recently earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing and has plans to continue onto graduate school to become a midwife. Her other professional interests include teaching new nurses, educating patients about natural child birth and also breastfeeding and lactation education.
Since she became a mother in 2007, Kristin has felt a strong maternal bond to all children in need. She participated in three medical missions to Jordan in 2013 and 2014.
For fun, Kristin enjoys spending time with her 3 awesome kids, playing guitar and singing…sometimes professionally, sometimes to the shower walls). Also, sports are pretty fun.
Derek is a graduate of the Oklahoma College of Optometry and before that completed his undergraduate degree at Iowa State University. Prior to becoming an eye doctor, Derek was an optical lab tech and optician for 16 years. While at school, he received the Low Vision Clinician of the Year award and has made that an area of interest, although there is rarely the chance to use those skills in a commercial optometry setting. Also while attending optometry school, he was a member of the SVOSH organization for three years, where he provided much needed medical care during a mission trip to Honduras.
Derek loves music of almost any kind, and has an elaborate music library that is constantly growing. He also plays the guitar, but admits he never learned to read music so it is all by ear and just chords. He reads daily, mostly novels. Derek feels that anyone who has the time and money to do a mission trip should do at least one. Just for the experience, if for no other reason. But the one trip I went on I found to be extremely rewarding and I want to do more. I have the resources and I know there are plenty of people out there who would do donations and mission trips if they could do it securely. You never really know where your money is going when you donate to a huge non-profit, but here is a small group of people who are not doing this for the money. That’s what I like about it and that’s why I agreed to join.