2019 Advisory Board

Peter Curran, MD

Peter Curran is an endocrinologist with interests in international health, public health, and health care delivery. Raised in Europe, he worked inJapan after college in the US before returning to the States for his medical training at Columbia and the University of Chicago. After an aclinical career in Chicago and Idaho, he has volunteered in multiple sites overseas and is currently working on projects in Cambodia and Bhutan involving women’s health, diabetes, and physician education. He serves on the Board of Health in south-central Idaho. He recently participated in a pioneering graduate program in health care delivery science at Dartmouth and is interested in how to make health care delivery more efficient. In Idaho, he is interested in local food systems and is working to understand and improve nutritional health.

Dr. Scott McLean

Dr. Scott McLean has been a resident of the Wood River Valley for nearly 30 years. He is well known for his contributions to the community, both as a physician & a community leader. He holds undergraduate and medical degrees from Indiana University and completed his residency in Internal Medicine in Tucson, AZ (1974-1977). After ten years in private practice in Northern California, Scott moved to the Wood River Valley to raise his three children. He is a Board member at the Flourish Foundation, and additionally serves on the Board of Little Sisters Foundation and served as President of the Board of  St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation, for three years and Vice President for three years.

Beena Rahim

Beena Rahim is a founding member and Executive Director of JRM Foundation for humanity, supporting projects on regional, national and global levels issues regarding women and children’s health and education.  The Foundation also brings attention to the evils of child labor and bonded slavery around the world.  She lives in Pocatello with her husband, Dr. Fahim Rahim, and their three children.   She is currently majoring in Political Science with a focus on social development and women’s studies at Idaho State University.

Connie Smith


Connie Smith worked professionally for 17 years as a speech-language pathologist.

While living in Los Angeles she volunteered with a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project as well as volunteered her professional services at Westside Children’s Center infant toddler nursery for drug and alcohol affected children.

After moving to Santa Barbara she served on the Boards  of  Planned Parenthood, Montecito Union PTA, Lobero Theatre, and Santa Barbara Middle School.

Since 2009, as co-founder of the Global Neighborhood Fund,  she has worked with an all volunteer group providing grassroots grants in Liberia supporting empowerment for women and girls.

In 2012 she joined the US fundraising committee for UNFPA, Friends of United Nations Population Fund and serves as Chair of Development and Communications and on the Executive Committee.