ROTAPLAST INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Saving smiles, changing lives.

aka Rotaplast   |   SAN FRANCISCO, CA   |  https://www.rotaplast.org

Mission

Rotaplast International, Inc. is committed to helping children and families worldwide by eliminating the burden of cleft lip and/or palate, burn scarring, and other deformities. Working with local professionals, Rotarians, and other organizations, Rotaplast sends multidisciplinary medical teams to provide free reconstructive surgery, ancillary treatment, and training for the comprehensive care of these children. Rotaplast supports education and research towards prevention of cleft lip and/or palate. Our aim is to help local professionals build sustainable models for the care of these children, improving their lives and those of their families.

Ruling year info

1996

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Michael Fish

Main address

3317 26TH STREET

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110 USA

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EIN

94-3247677

NTEE code info

Surgery (G9B)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Rotaplast International has been providing free cleft lip and palate surgery for over 27 years. Children born with cleft anomalies grow up in isolation. They are often tormented and rejected by their peers, cut off from society, deprived an education, hidden away and treated as outcasts. They are also prone to serious upper respiratory problems and hearing loss. Rotaplast is making a difference in the world and in the lives of the children served. With the free surgeries provided for cleft lip and palate, these children are given the opportunity to grow up to have a productive and healthy life. Rotaplast also performs burn reconstruction surgery to the poor who otherwise have no recourse. Rotaplast has a Genetics Team that goes with certain Missions to continue studying high cleft incidences in certain regions. These findings are presented in papers at major conferences globally to help in cleft prevention.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Helping Children and families worldwide by eliminating the burden of cleft lip and/or palate

Rotaplast International, Inc. is committed to helping children and families worldwide by eliminating the burden of cleft lip and/or palate, burn scarring, and other deformities. Working with local professionals, Rotarians, and other organizations, Rotaplast sends multidisciplinary medical teams to provide free reconstructive surgery, ancillary treatment, and training for the comprehensive care of these children. Rotaplast supports education and research towards prevention of cleft lip and/or palate. Our aim is to help local professionals build sustainable models for the care of these children, improving their lives and those of their families.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Rotaplast International works alongside local medical staff to perform free life-changing surgical procedures for patients with cleft lip and/or palate and burn contractures in underserved areas globally. Our goal is to perform Rotary partnerships and local medical and university partnerships to help with training toward sustainability. Rotaplast is doing this with Maxillofacial Centers in (Lima) Peru and (Pereira) Colombia. Education – Training – Sustainability.

Rotaplast International sends teams of 15 medical professionals and 7 non-medical professionals to work alongside local medical professionals to perform approximately 100 surgical procedures for patients with cleft lip and/or palate and burn contractures. The medical missions usually last 2 weeks. Rotaplast missions travel by invitation to each site and actively partner with local Rotary Clubs, local governments, hospitals, surgeons, NGO's and other groups in the host country.

Rotaplast recruits highly skilled and accomplished plastic surgeons, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, nurses, dentists, orthodontists, and speech pathologists to provide a multidisciplinary service to our host mission sites.

Rotaplast provides on-site training to medical professionals and provides seminars in locations with medical university programs for residents in surgery, anesthesia, dental, and other medical personnel. Rotaplast has a “genetics team" component that studies family and regional populations with high occurrence of clefts. This research is aggregated and presented at Genetics and Dental Conferences and University Seminars.

In each mission site a local hospital, medical team, and Rotary Club hosts the highly skilled specialists and non-medical volunteers who comprise a Rotaplast International team. The host Rotary Club provides local assistance with customs and immigration obligations, patient recruiting, transportation and housing. Where possible, with support from local Rotarians, a mission objective also includes building community infrastructure to continue to provide training and educational opportunities for cleft lip and/or palate prevention efforts.
Our patient recruitment efforts reaching remote areas include poster distribution, TV and newspaper ads, radio announcements and social media, text message and phone app alerts.
Photographs of children with cleft lips are used on fliers to alert those in remote areas who cannot read.

Rotaplast International has provided free surgeries for patients with cleft lip and/or palate and burn contractures for 27 years. Rotaplast has operated on 20,500 patients in 26 countries and will be adding new countries to help those in need of surgery.

Rotaplast has been a partner in a Rotary International Vocational Training Team in Iasi, Romania. This educational team has provided medical training for cleft lip/and or palate and maxillofacial surgical patients. This is the first pediatric Cranio-Maxillofacial Center in this part of Europe.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ROTAPLAST INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Board of directors
as of 1/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Fish

Angelo Capozzi

Helen O'Keeffe Vajk

Peter Lagarias

Neal Fleming

Anne DeLaney

Rod Simonds

John Kaufmann

Bryan Stamm

Michael Fish

Nancy Boulden

Cyndie George

Steve Brozosky

Tom Fox

Brian Walker

Barbara Hernandez

Randall Floyd

Sangita Seshadri

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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