Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Jeffrey Ford, CPA, Chair
Partner: Grossman, Yanak & Ford

Charles Vargo, Vice Chair
Executive Director: The Washington Physician Hospital Organization, Inc.

Rev. Eugene F. Lauer, S.T.D., Secretary
Pastoral Ministry Consultant: Diocese of Pittsburgh

Robin Sheldon, Treasurer
Vice President, Innovation Management: Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System

Alberto Colombi, MD MPH
Corporate Medical Director (retired): PPG Industries

Yong-Gyun Choi
Data Analytics Specialist, GBS Center of Excellence: Alcoa

Catherine DeLoughry
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs: Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Mimi Falbo, DNP, RN
Executive Consultant: Mimi Falbo LLC

Steve Frank
Principal, Director of Business Development: ThoughtForm

Devon George, MSN, RN
Advanced Degree Recruiter: Duquesne University School of Nursing

Patricia Hargest
Director of Development: The Bradley Center

Kathleen G. Hower
Executive Director, Co-founder: Global Links

Dan Lebish
President and CEO:  EDGE - GL

Kathleen Musante, PhD
Professor of Anthropology and Public Health
University Center for International Studies Research Professor
President Elect, Society for Applied Anthropology
University of Pittsburgh

Gregory K. Peaslee
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer: UPMC

Patricia Rambasek, CFRE
Community Leader

Michael Rooney
Manager of District Energy Initiatives: University of Pittsburgh

Geoffrey Stillson
Principal: Geoffrey Stillson & Associates

Mahmood Mike Usman, MD
Medical Director, Pittsburgh Region: NHS Services


Kathleen Hower
Executive Director, Co-Founder

Angela Garcia
Deputy Director

Jordan Besch
Health Corps Member

Stacy Bodow
Community Engagement Manager

Robin Checkley
Warehouse Associate

Joel Clickner
Warehouse Associate

David Davis
Warehouse & Logistics Manager

Madeline Filutze
Volunteer Supervisor

Matt Fuller
Medical Outreach Manager

Katie Gascoine
Office & Special Projects Manager

Kristen Hochreiter
Volunteer Supervisor

Sree Kodavatiganti
Program Manager: Suture & Medical Service Trips; Volunteer Supervisor

Maura O'Neill
Development Manager

Kelly Paola
International Programs Associate

Cat Rico
Volunteer Supervisor

Connor Sites-Bowen
Inventory & Distribution Manager

Mike Smith
Warehouse Associate

Michael Swickline
Warehouse Associate

Julie Strickland-Gilliard
Program Manager: Community Partners

Taylor Thorp
Inventory & Volunteer Coordinator

Don Tinker
Finance Officer

Karina Zelaya
Director of International Programs