Rev. Doug Christgau
Rev. Christgau is Pastor of World Outreach at Valley Community Baptist Church in Avon, Connecticut. During his 28 years as a mission pastor for three churches, those churches have sent 37 long-term missionaries and he has led 67 short-term mission trips into 31 countries. Two of the churches have been listed in Tom Telford’s books on outstanding U.S. mission churches. He has served on the boards of Advancing Churches in Mission Commitment and the National Association of Mission Pastors and co-founded and chairs the Connecticut Mission Consortium. He and his wife, Christine, have 3 children and 10 grandchildren.
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. DrevetsMD, DTM&H
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.
Ms. Nichols is a Senior Financial executive with more than 30 years of extensive experience in healthcare. She currently works for Warbird Consulting LLC as a project consultant. She has demonstrated skills in operational responsibilities, strategic planning and financial management. Her experience ranges from major teaching, community, governmental and rural hospitals, plus physician practice. She has improved revenue cycle, debt restructuring, treasury management and IT integration. She has a master’s degree from Ohio University, a bachelor’s from Lake Erie College and an active CPA license.
Janet KimMD, 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. ChestnutMD
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 DormerMS, PhD
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.
John P. Goetz
Mr. Goetz is a Managing Principal and Co-Chief Investment Officer at Pzena Investment Management. Prior to joining Pzena in 1996, Mr. Goetz held a range of key positions at Amoco Corporation for over 14 years and was employed by The Northern Trust Company and Bank of America. He earned a BA summa cum laude in Mathematics and Economics from Wheaton College and an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University where he was an Austin Scholar. He has held a number of local church leadership positions and supports mission and charitable organizations worldwide.
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 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. NwangwuMD, PhD
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.
Scott ReichenbachBSN, RN
Mr. Reichenbach serves as Operations Director for CURE Clubfoot. Previously, he coordinated the Post-Residency Program at Samaritan’s Purse/World Medical Mission to help young physicians transition from their medical or surgical training to a career in international medical missions. Mr. Reichenbach has a background in nursing, having worked in the Pediatric ICU and Recovery Room in hospitals around the U.S., in addition to participating in numerous short-term medical missions trips around the world. He resides in Pennsylvania with his wife, Rachel and their three children.
Dr. White has served as chief of surgery at Tenwek Mission Hospital in Kenya since 1997 and has been program director of Tenwek’s General Surgery Residency program since 2008. He is the Kenya country representative for the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa, responsible for examination and certification of surgeons in eleven different countries in the region. He is also an associate professor of surgery at Brown University School of Medicine. His special interests include cancer of the esophagus, rheumatic heart disease and teaching and mentoring young surgeons in a distinctly Christian setting.
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