Our Founders

Paul Lynch, MD

Paul Lynch is a physician and photographer from Scottsdale, AZ.  He co-founded WorldPix in 2015 as a way to help the poor and sick around the world through the power of photography.   A practicing pain management physician, he also co-founded the Arizona Pain Foundation, where his clinical practice gives a portion of profits each year.  The Arizona Pain Foundation currently supports causes in over 20 countries around the world.

Ryan Plakonouris

Ryan Plakonouris is a South African photographer. His photographic career began at 8 years old when his Father, Iky of Iky’s Photographic, put a camera in his hands at a motocross event and said “start shooting”! One of Ryan’s images from the event was selected for front page media. Since then, he has achieved a degree in conservation and has worked in many African countries in careers such as conservation, hospitality management, construction and professional photography with focus on game reserves and wildlife. Ryan currently operates Pro Photo Safaris and is the CEO and President of World Pix.

WorldPix leadership at the Grand Canyon.

WorldPix leadership at the Grand Canyon. (from left to right: Ryan Plakonouris, Jeff Dannay, Kathryn Dannay, Paul Lynch)

WorldPix Board

In addition to Paul Lynch, MD, and Ryan Plakonouris, our board includes:

Jeff Dannay

Jeff Dannay is the President and board member of WorldPix, responsible for day-to-day operations of the charity. Additionally, he manages the blog and overall site content. His writing and photography highlighted in the Sweet Light Photos blog has provided him recognition for his humorous and engaging style which he plans to bring to the WorldPix blog. Jeff joins WorldPix with over 10 years of managing, growing and leading his own software business. Jeff is also a semi-professional photographer with a strong focus on travel photography which he plans to put to good use at WorldPix.

Kathryn Dannay

Kathryn Dannay contributes to World Pix not only as a board member, but also as the manager of the website, social media, and online marketing.  Kathryn joins WorldPix after 20 years of designing and developing online business strategies for a variety of commercial as well as nonprofit entities. Kathryn is also an avid photographer who travels around the world. Kathryn, along with her husband Jeff (also on the board) co-founded Sweet Light Photos in 2013 and enjoy blogging about their travel adventures. Kathryn is thrilled to have her work potentially make the difference in someone else’s life.

Steve Sliker

Steve Sliker contributes to WorldPix as a cinematographer and manager of the Youtube and Vimeo channels. He has produced several high-end commercials for companies through out Phoenix, AZ and has helped guide channels to over a million views and thousands of subscribers. Steve is also an avid portrait and documentary photographer.