"Once in awhile we are given a gift of understanding and insight that just makes sense and which changes how we see the world. I realized in 2009, while working in Nepal, that my skills as an individual neurosurgeon to treat disease were minuscule compared to a group's ability to prevent disease by the simple yet powerful tool of good nutrition. All women and children have a right to the nutrition they need to grow, learn and work to the best of their abilities. Their families and communities then have the foundation to succeed." Marie Long MD, Founder and co-Chairperson GNE.
GNE was founded by Dr. Marie Long MD. Dr. Long hails from Canada. She received her medical training at the University of Manitoba including a residency in neurosurgery. She is a board certified neurosurgeon who works at Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon. She enjoys trekking and traveling.