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Our Team

We are a team of passionate, dedicated individuals working together to improve the health and lives of others. We live and work all over the globe, but we're connected by our belief that everyone deserves adequate healthcare. During the COVID-19 pandemic we have had to decrease staffing across all sites, but we are hopeful to build our team back stronger. Learn more about us below!

Project Alajuelita, Costa Rica

Tatiana Blanco

Field Operations Manager

As Project Alajuelita's Field Operations Manager, Tatiana oversees volunteer activities and acts as a resource and offers insight to the Costa Rican health care system to volunteers.

Dra Karen Wedel

Physician

Dra Karen is part of the FIMRC team providing comprehensive services in health care and education. She has also worked in private medicine company and health fairs .

Rita Zuñiga

Homestay Coordinator

Rita has been responsible for arranging homestay accommodations for volunteers. Over the years she has cultivated a network of host families much like an extended family.

Manuel

Transportation Coordinator

Manuel provides transportation services for FIMRC volunteers including airport pick-up, drop-off, and transport to daily volunteer activities.

Patricia Calvon

Psychologist

Patricia officially joined FIMRC after having helped out in various capacities for years prior. She is excited to promote mental health and integral wellness.

Project Anconcito, Ecuador

Estefanía Tigrero

Site Coordinator & Nutritionist

Estefanía manages FIMRC's Nutrition Programs and the Diabetes and Hypertension Club. With three years of experience in child, clinical, and sports nutrition, she is passionate about community-based social projects.

Linzon Delgado

Driver

Linzon has been with Project Anconcito since the start of the project site. He drives volunteers from Guayaquil to Anconcito, as well to the surrounding areas. He loves meeting people from all around the world.

Roberto Lopez

Translator

Roberto is originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador. Roberto is a huge help to our volunteers while on-site, and a great resource to learn about Ecuadorian culture, food, and local excursions!

Project Bududa, Uganda

Wilson Masawi

Assistant Health Outreach Coordinator

Wilson assists Richard in mobilizing and sensitizing the community regarding health issues.  He also serves as the chairman of the local council of Bumwalukani parish.

Grace Kutosi

Health Assistant

Grace is a community health educator and counselor. She most often works in stations 1, 2, and 5. She joined FIMRC in 2008 and experienced the transition to the current location.

Julius Namoso

Staff Assistant

Roberto is originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador. Roberto is a huge help to our volunteers while on-site, and a great resource to learn about Ecuadorian culture, food, and local excursions!

Kadija

MCH Health Outreach Coordinator

Kadija works in the outreach department to visit patients and teach them about their health. Kadija is also in charge of finding cleft lip surgery candidates in the community.

Aidah Kiwumi

Clinic Maintenance

Aidah is in charge of our clinic’s basic maintenance including cleaning, supplies, and landscaping. She is also an active volunteer for our drama troupe and also helps take care of the PTC cows alongside her own livestock.

Musa Kutosi

Administrative Assistant & HIV/AIDS Programs Coordinator

As a counseling psychologist, Musa plays an important role with responsibilities including: counseling patients, monitoring the OVC Program and PTCs, and administrative duties for the clinic.

Emma Fumbula

Deputy-In-Charge & Lab Technician

Emma serves as a lab technician, using blood and urine samples to determine a patient's condition. Additionally, he ensures the clinic remains compliant with Ugandan health codes and requirements.

Robert Malomo

Health Assistant

Robert started with FIMRC as a Community Health Educator (CHE). As a health assistant, he is most often found at Station 1 performing crucial patient intake, or occasionally at Station 2 taking patient vitals.

Jackie Eunice Nadutu

Laboratory Technician

Jackie is a microscopist with FIMRC. She has many duties including treating patients with injections, keeping records, and conducting HIV, syphilis, and malaria tests.

Robinah Nabulwala

HIV Testing and Counselor

Robinah has been counseling and testing patients at FIMRC since 2013, and believes in patient testing and knowing their status for safety reasons. She also appreciates teaching patients about their health.

Mary Nabulwam

Records Keeper

Mary has been in charge of medical records and information management since March 2016. She has always wanted to save people's lives and joining the FIMRC staff provided her with that opportunity.

Isaac Wapuyi

Laboratory Technician & Nursing Assistant

Isaac studied at Jinja Laboratory Technician School, and later earned his Nursing Assistant certificate at Tororo Sir Memorial Institute in Tororo. He joined Project Bumwalukani in February 2013.

Richard Kimanayi

Health Outreach Coordinator

Richard has been with FIMRC since 2008 and is the Health Outreach Coordinator. He also trains the community educators and PEPEs. Richard is a firm believer in preventative medicine as it is more affordable than treatment.

Maayi Aidah

Chef

Aidah, Aunt of FIMRC’s Guest House Manager, prepares tea and food for the clinic daily. She is happy to practice Lugisu and lives close to our clinic.

 

Irene Kibone Wafula

Comprehensive Nurse Midwife

Irene is a comprehensive nurse and midwife who works in our Maternal and Child Health Department at Project Bududa. She completed her degree at the International Institute of Science in Jinja.

Alice Nasaka

Guest House Manager

Alice assists the FOM Guest House related items. She is responsible for purchasing supplies and developing budgets for the Guest House and organizing events held at the guest house. She also advocates for our programs in the community.

Jowali

Driver

Jowali is the FIMRC Driver for Project Bududa. He greets volunteers with a smile as he picks them up from the airport and ensures their safe and timely arrival to the site at Bududa! 

Community Health Educators (CHEs)

 

CHEs are responsible for creating an open learning environment in the community. They shed light on health-related challenges faced in the area and ways to prevent and mitigate their effect.

Edmond Taalo

Lab Assistant

Edmond is from Tororo and received his training at St. Martin’s Institute of Health Sciences in Hoima. He supports the FIMRC clinic as a lab assistant where he helps provide results for patients.

Nabusaii Jane

Midwife

Jane is originally from Mbale and received her certificate in Midwifery at Mbale School of Nursing. In addition to FIMRC's clinic, Jane also works part time at Bududa Hospital.

Nakami Lukia

Medical Officer

Dr. Lukia is originally from Bududa and received her medical training at Kampala International University-Western Campus, where she developed a special interest in MCH services.

Khawanga Silagi

Security & Maintenance

SIlagi is from Bushika and has lived his entire life here. He enjoys eating matoke and spending time with his eleven children.

Zeles Nabusaye

Deputy In Charge

Zeles started with FIMRC in 2013. In addition to her FIMRC position, she also works at Bukigai Health Center III and for Bududa District.

Erina

Midwife

Erina joined the FIMRC staff in November 2018. She loves church, working as a midwife, and her baby boy named Ronnie.

Godfrey

Security Guard

Godfrey has been volunteering with FIMRC for several years, but became an official employee in November 2018. He likes to eat matoke and chicken, and enjoys watching football. His favorite team is Manchester United!

Grace Adie

Midwife

Grace is originally from Kumi District, and obtained her education at Kamuli School of Midwifery and then Soroti School of Comprehensive Nursing and Midwifery.

FIMRC Headquarters

Nicholas Petrides

Technology Consultant

Nikos joined the FIMRC team in 2011, and was our Director of Volunteer Programs where he orchestrated the flow of volunteers to FIMRC's project sites around the world. He now works with the FIMRC HQ team on special projects and new initiatives.

Madeleine Randolet

Vice President of Global Operations

Madeleine joined the FIMRC family in May of 2016 as the Global Innovations Manager. In her current position, Madeleine oversees FIMRC project site operations as well as wearing a multitude of hats for the organization.

Jessica Southern

Vice President of Central Operations

Jessica received her BSN from Azusa Pacific University. She joined the FIMRC team in Nicaragua as an ambassador, and worked up to FOM. After 7 years working in Nicaragua she is happy to continue her work at Headquarters.

FIMRC Board of Directors

Vikram D. Bakhru

Founder & President

Vik Bakhru is a practicing physician and Chief Medical Officer/Head of Mosaic (Care Model/Partnerships/Strategy) for Circulo Health, Inc., a digital-first, technology-focused venture dedicated to serving Medicaid members. He is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of FIMRC. Vik holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Biology from The Columbian College of Arts & Sciences of The George Washington University, an M.D. from The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Vikas Gupta

Board Member

Mr. Gupta has been in the Healthcare Real Estate space for over 15 years and leads new deal activity for Omega, a publicly traded healthcare REIT (NYSE: OHI). Prior to joining Omega, Mr. Gupta was a Sr. Loan Officer/VP with CapitalSource, where he oversaw a portfolio of healthcare assets, including both owned facilities, real estate mortgages, and revolving lines of credit. Mr. Gupta earned a B.A. in Business Administration and a minor in Biology at the George Washington University. Additionally, he is a Board Member for FIMRC and the Alzheimer’s Association of Maryland.

Panya Monford

Board Member

She is currently Advocacy Counsel at the World Council of Credit Unions, in Washington, DC, where she advocates on behalf of credit unions worldwide to promote the benefits of financial cooperative. Ms. Monford graduated with a B.A. from the University of Virginia, and received her law degree from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law.  Ms. Monford is committed to non-profit work, volunteerism and community outreach as exhibited not only through her work with FIMRC, but additional projects that include teaching financial literacy, tutoring, and other activities dedicated to improving the community.

Fernando Torres

Board Member

Fernando is a Vice President of Kaufman Hall and a member of the firm’s Strategic and Financial Planning practice. His responsibilities focus on assisting hospitals and health systems across the country in building capabilities for value-based positioning. Mr. Torres has nearly 15 years of healthcare experience, including positions with consulting firms such as McKinsey & Associates and solution vendors such as McKesson and Evolent Health. Mr. Torres holds an M.B.A. with a major in Health Care Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Cornell University.

Stacy Wallick

Board Member

Stacy currently works remotely from Washington DC where she also serves as the Program Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa at Fogarty International Center, a component of the National Institutes of Health. Stacy holds a BA in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University and MPH from George Washington University. Stacy joined the FIMRC Board in 2005. She currently provides management and oversight on the FIMRC Board to the international sites, working with field staff to assess program activities and implement new public health initiatives. 

Meredith Welsh

Board Member

Meredith is the Vice President of Health Operations at ConsejoSano. Meredith worked as a FIMRC team member for over 10 years from FOM in El Salvador to Chief Executive Officer. During her time as CEO, Meredith drove sustainable growth as an organization, advocated for women/all genders in the workplace, created social change from the ground up, and fostered relationships and partnerships with parties passionate about making an ethical impact for families in need of medical care. Ms. Welsh joined FIMRC’s Board of Directors in 2018.