Meet The Committee

Friends of NAS trustees come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and provide Friends of NAS with a diversity of relevant experience. What unites the trustees is a love for Nepal and a genuine desire to use their professional talents to help Nepal improve its pre-hospital emergency medicine.

Dr Nick Wilson

Nick is current Chairman and Co-founder of FONAS. He is a London based anaesthesia and intensive care registrar with an interest in emergency and prehospital medicine. He has completed a Masters degree in Trauma Sciences. Nick established contact with NAS whilst on an elective medical placement at Patan Hospital in 2012. Nick has an avid passion for both developing world medicine, pre-hospital care and research, and hopes to significantly benefit NAS whilst combining these interests.

Dr Euan Stirling

Euan attended medical school at the University of Nottingham and is now undertaking Trauma and Orthopaedic registrar training based in Oxford. He has a specific interest in trauma surgery and completed his elective placement in the trauma department of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu where he came into contact with The NAS. Euan is interested in the provision of healthcare in resource poor environments and is currently undertaking a Diploma in Medical Conflict and Catastrophe. He hopes to be able to combine these various interests through work with Friends of NAS.

Dr Matthew Doe
Lead for Media Activity

Matthew received his medical degree from the University of Nottingham and is now a surgical registrar based in the South West. He enjoys mountaineering and holds the UIAA/IKAR Diploma in Mountain Medicine. While working in Kathmandu on an elective placement during his medical training, Mathew witnessed first-hand the work of the Nepal Ambulance Service and later returned to Nepal to establish formal links with the NAS board of directors. He later joined forces with Russ Pariseau and Nick Wilson to establish FoNAS.

Dorien Rodenstein
Donor Development

Dorien is a senior paediatric and neonatal intensive care nurse currently working at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. She has an interest in the safe transfer of critically unwell children. Dorien visited Nepal in 2012 and fell in love with the country.

Bernie Garrett
Clinical Governance and Training

Bernie is an experienced paramedic who also regularly trains paramedics. He has now visited Nepal on three occasions, including shortly following the earthquake in 2015. Bernie actively trains paramedics in Nepal.

Dr Samira Green
Grant Applications

Samira is an Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesia registrar doctor living in London who has also visited Nepal. She has previously worked for multiple charities in grant application. Samira is also a developing world photographer.

Dr James Lambert
Academic Research & Development

James is a junior Doctor based in London. He has a keen interest in pre-hospital medicine, having obtained aBSc in pre-hospital medicine from [institution] in [year]. James undertook a Friends of NAS elective to Nepal in 2017, during which time he conducted baseline research.

Lucy Urbas
Electives & Student Development

Lucy is a final year medical student at Newcastle University Medical School. She undertook a Friends of NAS elective in Nepal in 2016, during which time she collected valuable data for the charity.

Emily Giles
Electives & Student Development

Emily is also a final year medical student at Newcastle University Medical School. She undertook a Friends of NAS elective in Nepal in 2016 During which time she collected valuable data for the charity.

Dr Seth Hawkins

Seth is an American and international representative to the board of trustees of Friends of NAS. Seth received his undergraduate degree in medical anthropology at Yale University, and completed his medical degree at UNC-Chapel Hill and emergency medicine residency training at the University of Pittsburgh. He is one of only a few American physicians holding dual board certification in both emergency medicine and EMS. He has founded multiple non-profit organizations, including the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine and the Appalachian Mountain Rescue Team, and serves as medical director for multiple American EMS agencies, including Burke County EMS and North Carolina State Parks. He was a staff emergency physician in Bhutan in 2011 and maintains an active interest in Himalayan wilderness and emergency medical care.

Charlie White

Charlie has a BA Hons in Film Production from UCA, Farnham and has worked on documentaries for the BBC & ITV. Charlie specialises in directing documentaries for charities in the UK and worldwide. He provides an honest representation of his subjects through empathetic and observational filmmaking. Charlie aims to help people though film by reducing social stigmas and breaking down stereotypes. See for more details.

Stewart Allen
Film & Photography

Stewart is a film maker and photographer. He visited Nepal in 2012.


Friends of Nepal Ambulance Service is a UK registered charity. The organisation was initially established in 2012 by a group of doctors, charity workers and media professionals to provide financial, logistical and training support to the Nepal Ambulance Service.


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