Our team leaders are responsible for training and preparing our medical and surgical teams. Our delivery of care would not be possible without them!
Holly lives in Sartell, Minnesota where she is a pharmacist. She first went to Haiti right after the earthquake and helped to run the CHI field hospital and clinic. Holly has returned to Haiti with CHI over six times. She loves the Haitian people and helping those in need. Going to Haiti has really helped her add a little perspective.
Josh is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician working in the White River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. He has an MBA in Health Care. He has been traveling to Haiti since 2004. He co-founded CHI in 2009 when he was frustrated with what he perceived as a failure of other organizations to provide effective aid. He lives with his wife, Kim and children, Corinne and Broder.
Chris is a Board-Certified Physician in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. He has a Master's in Public Health. He has been traveling to Haiti since 2003. He co-founded CHI in 2009 to address the needs of rural Haitians that otherwise had no access to care. He works in the adult and pediatric emergency department. He lives in Coralville, Iowa, with his wife Ginny and four children, Eve, Charlie, Tess, and Penelope (PJ).
Casey is a certified Family and Emergency Nurse Practitioner that began traveling to Haiti while working as an emergency room nurse at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She later graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with her nurse practitioner degree and completed a formal Emergency Nurse Practitioner Residency Program through University of Iowa Hospitals. She was one of the original CHI board members in 2012. She works closely with the Community Health Worker program and serves on several CHI subcommittees. She currently works for Emergency Physicians of the Rockies in Northern Colorado.
Robin is a retired Fire Fighter and EMT who has always had a passion for helping people in one form or another. She has traveled to Haiti and served on both medical and surgical teams for CHI. As a Colorado native, Robin loves adventure and the outdoors, and in her spare time spends as much time outside as possible fly-fishing, camping, hiking and mountain biking, and with grown children Hannah and Shaefer, and partner John. She is also an avid artist and gardener.
Jill has a Bachelor's in Cultural Anthropology and has studied toward a Master's in Public Health. She has over 10 years of grant writing and project management experience focusing on community health and development. Originally from Colorado, Jill lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with her husband Kent, son Bennet, and daughter Sage.
Judy is an OB-GYN doctor in Minneapolis with a passion for mission work. She started doing medical missions about 20 years ago and has now found her home with CHI! Being a team leader has given her the opportunity to use her medical skills, and to be enriched by the wonderful Haitians she has met and the fantastic family of CHI volunteers. She has also enjoyed sharing these experience with two of her adult children.