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Rick Allen
President & CEO
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Morgan Boardman
Chief Development Officer
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Randy Carey
Senior Vice President of Development & Global Ambassador
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John Simontacchi
Senior Vice President of Development
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Laurie Sanders
Vice President of Development
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Pastor Doug Christgau
Global Healthcare Missions Ambassador
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Diane Bowerman
Vice President of Office Administration
Dahri Beckowitz
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Patricia Woods
Associate Director of Grant Administration
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Julie Tina
Donor Relations Gift Coordinator
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Hilary Sutton
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
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Gabrielle Coor
Graphic Designer
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Jim Ritchie
Vice President of Partner Strategies
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Rev. Doug Christgau

Rev. Christgau is a full-time volunteer with MedSend, serving in the role of Global Ambassador. From 1985-2019 he served as a mission pastor for three churches. Under Doug’s leadership, those churches sent 40 long-term missionaries and doubled or tripled their missions giving. All three churches were included in books on outstanding mission churches in the U.S. Doug has led over 100 short-term mission trips to 45 different countries. He has served on the boards of Advancing Churches in Mission Commitment and the National Association of Mission Pastors. Doug co-founded and led missions support consortiums in IL and CT. Doug and his wife, Christine, have 2 children and 11 grandchildren.

Janet Crow

Dr. Crow is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at University of California San Diego. She is involved in education of residents and medical students, clinical research, and outpatient care of patients from a diverse ethnic and socio-economic background. She is active in her church working with children and leading small groups, and has participated in several short-term mission trips.

Douglas A. Drevets

Dr. Drevets is Professor and Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is involved in biomedical research, education, and clinical care of patients including those with HIV/AIDS. He is active locally in Young Life and has participated in several short-term mission trips.

Janet Kim
MD, MPH, FAAP, MA (Bioethics)

Dr. Kim is dual board-certified in internal medicine & pediatrics and currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Beacon Christian Community Health Center, the first Christian faith-based community health center licensed in New York State. She is active in both Christian Medical & Dental Associations and in Christian Community Health Fellowship. She and her husband, Dr. David Kim, are passionate in their work with Intermed NYC, the local CMDA student ministry in NYC, to grow and cultivate the next generation of domestic and overseas missionaries. The Kim family resides near the health center in Staten Island, NY, along with their four children.

David H. Chestnut

Dr. Chestnut is Professor of Anesthesiology, and Chief of the Division of Obstetric Anesthesia, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He has previously held faculty positions at the University of Iowa, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Gundersen Health System, and the University of Wisconsin. For 12 years, Dr. Chestnut served as a director of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), and for five years, he served as ABA Executive Director for Professional Affairs. He is senior editor of the textbook Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice, which is now in its fifth edition and has been published in four languages. Dr. Chestnut has been married to his wife Janet for over 33 years. They have five adult children and six grandchildren.

Ken Dormer

Dr. Dormer is Professor and Chair of the Integrative Physiology & Pharmacology Department at Liberty University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. A world-recognized expert in hearing technology and cardiovascular research, he co-founded three not-for-profit corporations, two in Africa, to promote medical teaching and research, as well as the Hough Ear Institute (HEI), a Christian, otologic research, education and humanitarian organization. He is co-inventor of several FDA-approved implantable hearing devices and co-founder of NanoMed Targeting Systems. He has served with MAP International Board and its International Medical Fellowships, and Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons and seeks to honor Jesus Christ through medical missions and preparing future physicians for serving the poorest of the poor.

Erin Goeldner

Ms. Goeldner currently serves as a Research Administrator in the Department of Surgery at University of Wisconsin – Madison. She previously worked with CURE International as Vice President of Operations and led financial strategy, hospital operations, and member support for staff and short-term volunteers in the Dominican Republic, Afghanistan, Malawi, Zambia and beyond. Ms. Goeldner lived in Malawi and Afghanistan from 2002-2007 where she worked in public health and hospital management, resulting in an enduring commitment to international healthcare training and service delivery. She holds a BA in Sociology and Urban Studies from Wheaton College and enjoys exploring locally and globally with her husband, Terry, and their two children.

Shane Higby

Shane is the Vice President of U.S. Product Marketing for Home Appliances at Samsung Electronics America, based out of Ridgefield Park, NJ. Prior to joining Samsung in 2010, Shane worked for Sony Electronics Inc. for the previous 16 years. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Messiah College. Shane and his wife Amy along with their five children live in Ramsey, NJ. The family actively volunteers at their home church, The Plant, in Mahwah, NJ, where they have attended for 8 years. Prior to attending The Plant, the family attended Wyckoff Assembly of God, where Shane served as a Deacon for 4 years and on the Elder Board for 5 years.

John T. Nwangwu

Dr. Nwangwu is a specialist in infectious diseases and epidemiology and a consultant in infectious disease control to the World Health Organization. A tenured professor at Southern Connecticut State University, he also teaches at Yale University, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University. He has served on the board of the International and National Organizations of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology and on advisory committees of the National Institutes of Health, as well as with the African Christian Fellowship, Overseas Ministries Study Center, Christian Medical Fellowship, Faith Care and Kateri Clinics. He is married to Dr. Chioma U. Nwangwu and they have three children.

Eric Miller

Serving as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Liberty University College of Medicine, Dr. Miller is the General Surgery Clerkship Director for third-year osteopathic medical students as well as the Course Director of Gastrointestinal Medicine for second-year students. In the clinical setting, he practices with CMG Bedford General Surgery. He is an active medical staff of the Bedford Memorial Hospital, Lynchburg General Hospital, Virginia Baptist Hospital, and Centra Specialty Hospital, and provides supervision and mentorship in clinical general surgery as well as global medicine and surgery. Having spent several years in France and Togo, West Africa as a missionary surgeon, Dr. Miller had the pleasure of helping educate and train Togolese operating room technicians and floor nurses, Congolese doctors, and occasionally American medical students and general surgery residents during his time as Chief of the Department of Surgery of the Hospital Baptiste Biblique. Dr. Miller returns to Togo intermittently as a surgical Preceptor to Fourth-year medical students on their international elective rotations.

Dr. Michael Johnson

Dr. Michael Johnson has been involved in overseas missionary work since 1984. The Johnsons' ministry has taken them to The Sudan, The Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya where they worked for 20 years, as well as short-term work in Haiti. God gave them the ministries of The Least of These, and A Prepared Place. The Johnsons returned to the United States in 2010, and currently reside in Delaware. Their ministries now include healthcare for the ‘medically indigent’ in Philadelphia at the Miriam Medical Clinics which they co-founded, counseling to the incarcerated and as the medical director for the Hope Pregnancy Center in Philadelphia.

David Topazian
DDS, MSc, MBA, (1931-2017)
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Daniel Fountain
MD (1930-2013)
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Randy Alcorn
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Mike Chupp
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Thomas Hale, Jr. and Cynthia Hale
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David Stevens
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