- Alexes Hazen, M.D.
- Jane McGarry
- Jay S. Orringer, M.D., F.A.C.S
- Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., F.A.C.S.
- Kevin H. Small, M.D.
- Darci Sachdeva
Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., F.A.C.S.
- Founder and Board Member
Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., F.A.C.S. is an internationally known surgeon, innovative leader and educator in Plastic Surgery. He is Professor and Past Chairman of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Distinguished Teaching Professor and recipient of the Rod J. Rohrich, M.D. Distinguished Professorship in Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery. He served as the founding chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery for 23 years. Dr. Rohrich is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has a clinical practice at University Hospitals/UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute.
Dr. Rohrich grew up on a ranch in North Dakota and completed his undergraduate and postgraduate education with highest honors at North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota. He received his medical degree from Baylor University College of Medicine, graduating with high honors. After a plastic surgery residency at The University of Michigan Medical Center, he did further training in pediatric plastic surgery at The Radcliffe Infirmary/Oxford University in England. Dr. Rohrich completed a hand and microvascular fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He joined the Division of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern in Dallas in 1986. He has developed the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern into one of the most academically productive and largest plastic surgery departments in the world.
Dr. Rohrich served as President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the largest organization of board certified plastic surgeons in the world and is past-member of the Board of Directors of the ASPS, the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation (ASERF). He also served as Chair of the Residency Review Committee in Plastic Surgery which oversees all the plastic surgery resident education programs in the United States. Dr. Rohrich has been active in organized medicine for more than two decades and served as a section chairman within the American Medical Association. He has chaired over 100 national and international plastic surgery educational symposia. He has served as a Visiting Professor for the two national plastic surgery educational organizations (PSEF and ASAPS) in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He has also been a Visiting Professor to over 150 national/international societies and has delivered more than 2000 scientific presentations on all aspects of plastic surgery.
Dr. Rohrich is a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the ASPS, and the ASAPS. He has served as a Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and as President of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery and The Rhinoplasty Society. Dr. Rohrich is a Founding member of the Board of Governors of the National Endowment for Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Rohrich is a civic leader, having served on the Board of Directors of the March of Dimes, Save the Children Dallas, Dallas Chapter of the American Cancer Society, the Evergreen Gala Advisory Board which directly benefits the Dallas community breast cancer efforts of the ACS and he is a Founding Member of the Dallas for Children Foundation. Dr. Rohrich and his wife have been Honorary Co-chairs of the Dallas for Children Foundation which assists in early childhood development programs for underprivileged children. He was also responsible for organizing an East Dallas Mobile Health Unit to assist in the immunization of homeless and underprivileged children. Through the Rod J. Rohrich, M.D. Foundation, Dr. Rohrich annually supports a medical student who will practice primary care in his native state of North Dakota. He has performed and taught plastic surgery in Third World countries, specifically reconstructing severely burned and congenitally deformed children. Dr. Rohrich co-founded the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery Foundation (AIRS) which is dedicated to advocating and supporting a woman’s right to be made whole again after breast cancer surgery with breast reconstruction.
Dr. Rohrich has been the recipient of numerous prestigious national research, teaching and distinguished service awards during his academic career in plastic surgery. As an innovative educator and scientist, he holds a patent on a new breast implant and developed educational models for bringing emerging technology to plastic surgeons. He is Editor-in-Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the leading and most prestigious journal in the world for plastic surgeons, and an editor for Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery, a supplement to the teaching curriculum of plastic surgery training programs in the United States and thirty-eight foreign countries. Dr. Rohrich’s interests span the entire spectrum of plastic surgery from craniomaxillofacial surgery to aesthetic surgery (rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, noninvasive cosmetic medicine, science of aging, breast and body contouring). He is an international rhinoplasty expert in both primary and secondary rhinoplasty as well as complex nasal reconstruction and facial rejuvenation surgery. He has published more than 700 peer reviewed scientific articles and over 150 chapters in plastic surgery, ranging from cosmetic surgery to craniofacial surgery. He has published five textbooks in plastic surgery ranging from rhinoplasty, craniomaxillofacial trauma, secondary rhinoplasty and ultrasound-assisted liposuction. He has co-authored a consumer safety book entitled Navigate Your Beauty – Smart and Safe Plastic Surgery Solutions. Dr. Rohrich has been included as one of the Best Doctors in Dallas since 2000, Super Doctors in Texas since 2005, Best Doctors in America since 1996, Who’s Who in America since 1993, Best Doctors in America by Good Housekeeping Magazine and named a Notable North Dakotan in 1998. He and his wife have two children and live in Dallas, Texas.
- Founder and Board Member
- President & Co-Founder Hylaco LLC
Dallas-based Hylaco LLC is the parent company of eraclea®. In March 2011, Hylaco launched eraclea, the company’s revolutionary new line of skin care products featuring the patented HylaSponge®System with its ultra-penetrating, moisture-retaining properties.
As President of Hylaco, Ms. Hare is responsible for executive-level management of the company, including product development, clinical trials, packaging, marketing, sales and communications.
Morgan brings with her more than 30 years of experience in the cosmetics and skin care industries, and she has held executive marketing and product development positions at numerous national, blue-chip consumer product and retail companies. At Avon, Morgan was General Manager of Skin Care and Marketing Manager of Color Cosmetics, and she championed and launched Anew Skin Care – a product line that still remains an important financial asset to Avon some 20 years later. She has also held leadership roles at Revlon, where she was acting Director and Marketing Manager of Color Cosmetics and Fragrances for the Ultima II division; QVC, where she was Vice President of Health and Beauty; Home Shopping Network (U.S. and Europe), where she was Senior Vice President of Health and Beauty; Tupperware, where she was Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Development; and BeautiControl, where she served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Global Beauty.
Prior to her marketing career, Hare conducted research at Harvard Medical School and held senior sales positions in the biomedical industry for several companies, including Technicon Instruments Corporation and American Optical Corporation. Hare holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Northwestern University.
Janet Denlinger, Ph.D
- Founder and Board Member
- Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder Hylaco LLC
- President, Matrix Biology Institute
Based in Dallas, Hylaco is an ingredient and product-development company specializing in the HylaSponge System – a scientific breakthrough in skin care. Using various forms of hyaluronic acid, the HylaSponge System is the newest multifunctional ingredient for use in cosmetic and skin-care products. In March 2011, Hylaco launched eraclea, the company’s revolutionary new line of skin-care products featuring the patented HylaSponge System and its ultra-penetrating, moisture-retaining properties.
Matrix Biology Institute is a pioneer in hyaluronan science, which partners with Hylaco. Research resulting from this relationship is designed to create leading-edge, unique formulations for customers and provide technological support for product development. The HylaSponge System (composition and manufacturing process) is protected by existing patents and patent applications owned by the Matrix Biology Institute.
Dr. Denlinger began her research training in 1967 at the Retina Foundation (Boston, Mass.) where she studied physiology and biochemistry. From 1969 to 1972, she was a research associate in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Ottawa (Canada). From 1973 to 1975, she was a research associate in the Department of Connective Tissue Research at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute (Boston, Mass.), where she began her research on the metabolism of hyaluronan in the eye and joints. She also worked on the interactions of hyaluronan and other glycosaminoglycans with, and their effects on, inflammatory processes. Armed with two decades of experience in physiological, biological, biochemical and primate research, Denlinger is also a co-founder of Biomatrix Inc., a biotechnology research, development and manufacturing company she founded with Endre A. Balazs, M.D., to develop cross-linked hyaluronan derivatives for medical applications and skin care.
Janet holds a B.S. degree from the University of Florida,a master’s degree in biology (Endocrine Physiology) from Purdue University (West Lafayette, In.), and a Ph.D. from the Université des Sciences et Techniques (Lille, France). She has published more than 30 works in international scientific journals and books in the areas of ophthalmology, orthopedics, biochemistry and biotechnology.
Peter G. Cordeiro, M.D., F.A.C.S.
- Board Member
- Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Cordeiro is a renowned plastic surgeon with a special expertise in breast reconstruction, facial reconstruction, and microsurgical procedures. His work has focused on refining and expanding the use of tissue transfers for complex reconstructive problems and extending the use of implants for breast reconstruction. Dr. Cordeiro received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School, completed his general surgery training at the Harvard Surgical Service and plastic surgery at New York University . He is currently Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. Dr.Cordeiro has published over 250 papers in peer reviewed journals and has delivered over 250 presentations and lectures throughout the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical community.
Clinton J. David, Esq.
- Board Member
- Dallas Office Managing Partner
- Fox Rothschild LLP
Clint David is a business and real estate attorney and the Office Managing Partner for the Dallas office of Fox Rothschild LLP, a national law firm with 750 attorneys in 22 offices throughout the country. In 1984, after leaving a large downtown Dallas law firm, he founded the firm that would become David & Goodman as a sole practitioner with just his legal assistant. Over 30 years, David & Goodman grew to 18 attorneys and in October 2014 merged with the 100-plus-year-old Fox Rothschild to become the firm’s only Texas office. Mr. David advises clients engaged in commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, disposition, financing, development and leasing of various types of real property. He also handles a variety of complex business disputes involving employment, corporate, real estate and other areas of law. Mr. David enjoys acting as “general counsel” to his many business clients.
Mr. David is a fourth-generation Dallas native and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kalamazoo College with honors, and his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law with honors. He is also a member of the national honor society of the Order of the Coif, given to those graduating from the top 10 percent of their law school class.
Mr. David has often been called upon by media outlets to provide analysis on legal topics and has frequently appeared on national and local television and radio, including Geraldo at Large and The Willis Report. He conducted a weekly legal commentary on nationally syndicated radio and had a regular “Ask the Lawyer” segment on Sirius Satellite Radio. Mr. David is also a marathoner, CrossFit enthusiast, and the lead singer of the band Forest Lane.
An active member of the CEO President’s Club, Mr. David has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Greenhill School for 15 years and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.
- Head Designer and Manager
- Roche Bobois, Dallas, TX.
- Owner – Sussan Deilami Designs, Dallas, TX & Beverly Hills, CA
Establishing herself as one of the premier interior designers across the world, Sussan Deilami has an extensive design presence that has kept her in high demand, which as a result, has taken her throughout the United States and to many different countries across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Presently she leads a team of passionate designer consultants as the head designer and showroom manager of Roche Bobois, one of France’s most prominent high end furniture manufactures.
Formally attending the University of Southern California, Deilami made her way into the design world at a very young age. Also in addition, she attended the Jean Des’re School of Art and the Interior Design Institute. Mrs, Deilami has worked for some of the most prominent and influential names in society that include Luciano Dernardi, the Carlo Rambaldi family, and members of the royal family of Saudi Arabia. In her spare time, she is active in supporting children at both the St. Jude Children’s Hospital and World Vision.
Mitria Di Giacomo
- Board Member
- President and Founder, Nexus Plexus
Mitria Di Giacomo is communications and marketing professional with broad experience in consumer marketing, digital marketing, business development, brand content, e-commerce, omnichannel retail, and media sales. In her role as Eastern Advertising Director at the Los Angeles Times for Distinction Magazine and Bel Air Magazine, Mitria spent two years growing the Eastern territory. She was responsible for cultivating partnerships and the development of integrated marketing and advertising programs for their luxury partners, across all platforms. After leaving the Los Angeles Times / Tribune Publishing in 2006, she founded Nexus Plexus, a luxury branding, communications, and media sales consultancy that helps companies increase visibility and bottom line profitability.
Ms. Di Giacomo is an award-winning creative who has won two Gold Clios and multiple industry awards. She has produced and directed high-profile events including global fashion and design galas such as Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars, Design 21 with Unesco, and Tribute 21 with Robert Rauschenberg. Mitria has fostered strategic partnerships and industry collaborations and has appeared on Good Day New York, “Live on Fifth” for QVC, and NY1.
Throughout her rich career, Mitria has been an active member of the non-profit community lending her expertise to various organizations and events. She has served as a Special Events Committee Member for the American Cancer Society, as Committee Chair and Consultant for Live Out Loud, and as Host Committee Member for the Floating Hospital’s annual fundraising gala for the past two years.
Alexes Hazen, M.D.
- Board Member
- Director of the NYU Aesthetic Center
Alexes Hazen graduated from Brown Medical School in 1996 and went on to Residency in the combined General Surgery/Plastic Surgery program at NYU. After completing Residency at NYU she did a one year Microsurgical Fellowship at NYU
In 2001 she began work as an Assistant Professor in Plastic Surgery at NYU and Bellevue Hospital. She is the Director of the NYU Aesthetic Center. In 2004 she became Chief of the Manhattan Veterans Administration in Plastic Surgery performing reconstruction on veterans.
She has done research focused on lipoaspirate and developed an animal model to study lipoaspirate as well as an animal model to study radiation damage.
Her previous PSEF and National Foundation Grant focused on her work in examining the mechanism by which lipoaspirate alters the environment in which it presents.
She has done research on developing 3D animation and surgical simulation to help educate both patients and residents regarding surgical procedures. This Grant will focus on the evaluation of surgical simulation and 3D animation to educate surgical residents in specific procedures.
- Board Member
- Good Morning Texas Host
- Jane McGarry Media
Jane McGarry is an award-winning TV news anchor, reporter and television personality, and founder and CEO of RealJane.net a Lifestyle eMagazine. Jane reports and anchors the popular “Texas Legends” series on Dallas Ft. Worth based WFAA-TV’s “Good Morning Texas”. She has interviewed celebrities and national leaders including President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban and Texas music legend Willie Nelson.
During her 30 year tenure with NBC’s owned and operated station, KXAS-TV in Dallas Ft. Worth, Jane received the National Gracie Award for “Best Local News Anchor in the Country”, a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for broadcast journalism, as well as a Lone Star Emmy Award for “Best Newscast in Texas”. Jane has been named “most popular news anchor in the Metroplex” numerous times by local media.
Jay S. Orringer, M.D., F.A.C.S
- Board Member
Dr. Jay Orringer has been in private practice in Beverly Hills for the past 24 years. During this time, he has had a passion for his breast reconstructive work. His practice attracts patients from across the United States and overseas.
Dr. Orringer is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of Michigan Affiliated Hospitals, Plastic Surgery Residency at the UCLA Affiliated Hospitals, and a Microsurgery Fellowship at the New York University Hospitals. He has a particular interest in aesthetic approaches to mastectomy incisions. Dr. Orringer formerly served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCLA Division of Plastic Surgery and currently serves as Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the John Wayne Cancer Institute.
He has been recognized in the “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons,” “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons,” and in the Los Angeles Magazine’s “Super Doctors Edition.” He also received The Compassionate Doctor Certification through the Patients’ Choice Recognition Program. He has been interviewed on a number of television shows including The Today Show and Entertainment Tonight. Additionally, Dr. Orringer is honored to have been recognized in Beyond the Pink Moon and Letters to Doctors.
Kevin H. Small, M.D.
- Board Member
- Director of Plastic Surgery at the New York Bariatric Group
Dr. Kevin H. Small’s clinical expertise includes plastic and reconstructive surgery, and he is currently the Director of Plastic Surgery at the New York Bariatric Group.
Dr. Small has a proficiency in the wide breath of plastic surgery including craniofacial procedures, breast reconstruction, trunk reconstruction, and lower extremity reconstruction. He has additional training and specialization in body contouring, facial aesthetic surgery, and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures (injectables, laser therapy, etc.).
Dr. Small has received numerous honors and awards in academics, teaching and research excellence from the American Society of Plastic Surgery, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation. Dr. Small has presented his innovative research at local, national, and international meetings; he has innumerable original manuscripts and book chapters in multiple peer-reviewed collections including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Topics of expertise include three dimensional imaging, breast reconstruction, body contouring and aesthetics.
Dr. Small is from Nashville, Tennessee, and received his B.A. in Classics with honors from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in May 2004. Dr. Small received his M.D. from New York University.
- Global IT Executive
- Business Advisor
Darci Sachdeva is Client Partner and Business Advisor for B12 Consulting, a global technology firm headquartered in Dallas, founded and led by dynamic women and providing Agile consulting, software products and IT services for its clients.
Ms. Sachdeva possesses more than 30 years of experience in multiple industries and geographies, particularly with complex organizations undergoing transformational IT processes. She supports the AiRS team by focusing on articulating the goals of our organization when meeting with business and community leaders to enlighten or raise funds. Her previous experience in executive-level roles with major U.S., Asian and European firms and business development acumen will help the organization strive.
A fourth-generation Montana native, Ms. Sachdeva grew up in a small town ranching community, and her childhood included time working on the ranch, riding horses, playing basketball, being outdoors, and proudly serving as a 4-H’er (youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System & USDA) and FFA’er (Future Farmers of America). Prior to embarking on her career in International Business, Ms. Sachdeva received her Bachelor of Science Major degree in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts Minor degree in Asian Studies from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She also completed during her undergraduate work, two independent overseas study programs to Japan and South Korea. She is fluent in French and has business language skills in Korean and Japanese.
An active member of the Alliance of Technology and Women, Ms. Sachdeva believes in the mission and goals of the AiRS organization and helping women is a cause that she is passionate about. When not working on the business or serving as volunteer to further her lifetime goal of giving back, she enjoys raising her twins and spending time with her family in the Montana area where she was born and raised.