Board and Staff


Francis Schneck, MD

Board Chair

Pittsburgh, PA

Joseph A. Smith, Jr, MD

Vice Chair

Nashville, TN

Kurt McCammon, MD


Norfolk, VA

Susan Jones Kalota, MD


Tucson, AZ

Frank N. Burks, MD


Royal Oak, MI

Christina Ching, MD


Columbus, OH

Joseph Costa, DO


Jacksonville, FL

Benjamin Davies, MD


Pittsburgh, PA

Scott Eggener, MD


Chicago, IL

Maahum Haider, MD


Seattle, WA

Ian Metzler, MD


San Francisco, CA

Eric Richter, MD


Pueblo, CO

Heidi Stephany, MD


Irvine, CA


Danielle Sweeney, MD, FAAP

Executive Director

Danielle joined IVU in August 2020. As Executive Director, she oversees IVU’s programs and operations, including strategic planning and implementation, fundraising and development, staffing and operations, and global partner relations. Danielle is a board certified pediatric urologist, who has been involved with IVU programs since 2008. She has participated in IVUmed workshops in Ghana, Uganda, and Rwanda. Prior to joining IVU, Danielle was in clinical practice in Austin, Texas. She currently holds an adjunct faculty position with the University of Texas-Austin, Dell Medical School in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care. She did her undergraduate and medical school training at Tulane University in New Orleans, her Urologic Surgery Residency at the University of Pittsburgh, and her Pediatric Urology Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Danielle is honored to join the IVU team and be a part of the life-changing work of providing quality urological care worldwide.

Ashley Van Loozen, PA-C

Program Director
Tenure with IVU: 2021 – present

Ashley Van Loozen is a native Texan and calls Austin, TX home. She attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with a Minor in Biology. She received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 2014. She is Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She recently welcomed her second son in May 2021 and loves being a mother to two. She previously served as a board member for the Texas Chapter for Postpartum Support International and for Central Texas PA Society. In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading, traveling the world with her family, and loving on her Golden Retriever, Ellie. She has specialized in preventative cardiology, pediatric urology, and now practices telemedicine part-time.

Abby Hoffpauir

Administrative Coordinator
Tenure with IVU: 2021 – present

Abigail (Abby) Hoffpauir is originally from Beaumont, TX and has been living in Austin, TX for four years. She attended the University of Texas, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology in 2021. She has an interest in pursuing medicine and public health policy. She currently works part-time at St. David’s Medical Center as a patient care technician on the Progressive Care Unit. Abby also volunteers with UT Health’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Her free time is spent paddle boarding, hiking, reading, and painting.