Dr. Frederick T. Murphy
Founder & Executive Director
Dr. Murphy founded the EnSpice Children’s Foundation in 2016. He created the foundation so that the lives of children suffering from malnutrition and stunting could be improved through the facilitation of micronutrient fortification and dietary diversification.
Dr. Murphy attended Villanova University to study Biology and English. Afterwards, he received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Upon completion of residency training, Dr. Murphy underwent Rheumatology Fellowship training through an integrated program between Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Institute of Health in Maryland.
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS
Amanda joined the EnSpice Children's Foundation in early 2018. She attended the College of Coastal Georgia where she obtained her bachelors in Biological Sciences. While living on the coast she was a beach lifeguard, paddle board instructor, and guided night tours to search for sea turtles laying eggs! Although she loves marine life, she also has strong interests for the molecular sciences like biochemistry and genetics.
Amanda's passion for science led her to Columbia University to earn her masters in Human Nutrition. While studying at Columbia, she participated in developmental research measuring vagal activity in preterm infants. She presented this research at the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology's meeting in 2017 and is currently in the process for publication.
It was her time in grad school where she discovered her excitement for human development, research, and fighting malnutrition. These passions led her to meeting Dr. Murphy and they are now working together to take the mission of the EnSpice Children's Foundation across the world.
Karen joined the EnSpice Children’s Foundation in late 2019 after completing her master’s in Public Administration at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. While enrolled, she focused on nonprofit organizational management with an interest in development and collaborative governance.
Prior to entering the Maxwell School, Karen worked as a Speech-Language Therapist for seven years serving children ages 2-17. With a large number of Karen’s students receiving outside services via nonprofit agencies, she gained ample insight into the nonprofit sector and the importance of developing strong and consistent programs for children and their families. It was during this time that Karen realized the true difference a well-run nonprofit can make in the lives of those they commit to serve. In 2018, Karen exchanged the therapy room for a lecture hall to gain the skills she needed to advance from a “nonprofit spectator" to a change agent committed to healthy development in the nonprofit sector.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Beginning with joining EnSpice Children’s Foundation on a development trip to Madagascar in May 2019, Megan documented the trip with photography and videography as a media consultant. Soon after the trip, Megan was invited to join EnSpice’s team as the Director of Communications.
A 2016 graduate from Boston University, Megan has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism as well as minors in both Public Health and Psychology. She is a curious storyteller who is passionate about telling stories that matter through a variety of mediums.
With a love for public health, Megan loves being part of helping communities find more holistic wholeness — which often starts with nutrition. She is excited to be a part of a team that passionately works to end childhood malnutrition in the most vulnerable regions of the world.
Megan believes that stories are one of the most effective ways to increase awareness and drive interest in making change in the world and is thrilled to have the opportunity to help share the story of what EnSpice is all about.
Morgan Dickison, RD
Morgan Dickison graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and went on to complete her Dietetic Internship at Tulane University in 2015.
Morgan attended Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition (IHN) to obtain her Master of Science in Nutrition Science where she completed her thesis on the post-prandial effect of the order in which macronutrients are consumed within a meal.
Since graduating in 2017, Morgan has been working at Weill Cornell’s Comprehensive Weight Control Center in New York City counseling for weight management in patients with overweight and obesity.
Morgan serves as an RD Nutrition Advisor for the EnSpice Children’s Foundation consulting on the development of school nutrition programs in Madagascar.