Emeritus Board Members
Ian G. Rawson, Ph.D.
In recognition of his lifelong service to HAS, Ian Rawson was elected Director Emeritus of HAS in August 2014 following his retirement from the HAS Board. Son of HAS co-founder Gwen Mellon, Rawson, age 75, had been a Board member since 1992, and served as Managing Director of the hospital in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010. He was succeeded in October 2012 by current HAS CEO Louis Martin.
Under Rawson’s leadership, HAS won significant support for the hospital’s operations, including a highly competitive $700,000 grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The grant, awarded in 2012, is from the agency’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad program, and is helping to fund the renovation and expansion of the hospital’s inpatient and emergency room facilities.
Dr. Henry K. Miller*
Henry K. Miller, M.D., was a charter member of the board of directors of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS), and was elected an Emeritus Board member in 1996. He joined the Board in 1952, before the hospital opened, while he was a medical resident at Tulane University Hospital in New Orleans. Dr. Miller and his wife, Katie, worked closely with Larry and Gwen Mellon in planning the hospital.
Dr. Miller graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1946, and was then drafted into the United States Army and stationed in Japan. Upon his return, he began his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Tulane, and met Larry, who was one of his students.
He was board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1955 and served as a member of the American Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Louisiana State Medical Society, East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society, American College of Surgeons and Central Association OB-GYN Emeritus.
Dr. Miller was a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, and a native of Shreveport, LA.