Dr. Frederick T. Murphy


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.

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Amanda Surman

Director of development

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.