About Facing Futures – Foundation For Pediatric Facial Disorders

The Facing Futures Foundation was created by pediatric maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Barry Steinberg, M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. The Foundation’s focus is the surgical correction of birth defects found in children from remote areas of the world. Because these areas do not have the medical facilities necessary to help them, the Foundation brings each child to Jacksonville, Florida, to allow proper conditions and assemble the best team of doctors needed for the case.

In addition, the Facing Futures team of health practitioners travels to Vietnam on an annual basis. In that time, they have helped hundreds of children with virtually every type of facial disorder. In addition, dozens of Vietnamese surgeons have been trained in the latest procedures, enabling them to continue the Facing Futures mission.

The Facing Futures medical team is made up exclusively of volunteers from a variety of specialty areas:

  • Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Plastic Surgeons
  • Otolaryngologists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Specialized Nurses

Barry Steinberg, MD,DDS,Phd,FACS
Founder & President
Barry Steinberg, PhD, DDS, MD, FACS is the Director of the Center for Pediatric Craniofacial Disorders and is the president and founder of Facing Futures Foundation. For more than a decade, Steinberg has used his time and talents to help children and adults with facial abnormalities. In addition, Steinberg is a cranio-maxillofacial surgeon on faculty at the University of Florida at Shands Jacksonville in Florida. Steinberg also serves our country on the 350th Civil Affairs Command (Airborne) and he’s on active parachute jump status.






Bruce Hamilton
Board Member
Bruce Hamilton is an Emmy award winning television and radio journalist. He’s currently an anchor on The Morning Show atChannel 4 – The Local Station, in Jacksonville, Florida. The Central Florida Press Club and other journalistic, civil and religious institutions have honored Hamilton for his outstanding reporting and community service. Throughout his career, Hamilton has been given the opportunity to conduct exclusive White House interviews with the President of the United States, the President of theSoviet Union and the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Hamilton has also covered national stories including numerous space shuttle launches and landings; and even flown with the Navy’s Blue Angels.

Max Goralnick
Board Member
Max Goralnick is a Strategy and Operations Manager with Deloitte Consulting. He focuses Supply Chain projects serving the world’s largest companies. Max is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He is currently the Operations Officer and Officer In Charge of the Liaison Group at 4th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, West Palm Beach Florida.

Tyler Nevius
Board Member
Tyler Nevius is a Senior Consultant for Deloitte Consulting. Tyler’s focus is on strategy development and international sourcing and procurement operations for some of the world’s largest retail organizations. Tyler also served in the Army for seven years, both as a Military Police officer and an Infantryman.

Christian Abrahamson
Board Member
Christian Abrahamson is store manager of Carlyle and Co. Jewelers at The Avenues Mall in Jacksonville, Florida. He currently runs the second highest volume store within his company. Abrahamson is an active member in Rotary International and is a Paul Harris member. He has played an active role in fund raising events for the eradication of polio for Rotary International.






Ally Ward
Board Member
Ally Ward is a Business Analyst for Deloitte Consulting. Ally focuses primarily on Marketing and Strategy for large consumer products and retail companies around the US. After experiencing a facial injury and a hearing impairment as a child, Ally is excited to be involved with a group that is making a difference in the lives of children who do not have access to affordable and high quality medical care.



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