Elizabeth Fitzgerald, MD
Co-Founder, President, and Board Chair
Elizabeth is a pediatric emergency department physicians who has lived and worked with her family in Central America and Malawi and was inspired to start MCI after witnessing the suffering of children. She has 5 children, two of whom are twins adopted from Malawi.
Amy Bedier Kairys, MA
With a background in Clinical Psychology and Child Studies, Amy is dedicated to supporting children and their families. Through local charities and schools, she has worked to combat child malnutrition, promote literacy, and teach STEM enrichment programs for girls. Amy lives in Chapel Hill with her two teenagers and is honored to be a part of The Malawi Children’s Initiative.