Nepal Mission Volunteer Team 2013

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©nathandehart-silentimages-nepal2013-7480We have a wonderful and dedicated team of volunteer medical professionals lined up for our second mission to Nepal. We look forward to working side by side with the Nepali physicians, midwives and staff. Our goal is to share our skills in this remote area of Eastern Nepal so that our work is sustainable.

Paula R. Dhanda, MD
Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Team Leader
“I am excited to be returning to Nepal to work with Himalayan Healthcare and continue the work that we started in 2012.” Dr. Dhanda has led several medical missions in the past 10 years and has received numerous awards for alleviating the suffering and promoting wellness.

Nancy Jane Reynolds, MD
Obstetrician & Gynecologist
“I love to travel and work with different cultures; providing surgical and medical care.” Dr. Reynolds traveled to Nepal in the early 1980s and this inspired her to volunteer to return with this mission.

Rafal Jan Wyskowski, MD
“I love being a doctor.” This is Dr. Wyskowski’s first medical mission; he loves his profession and offered his skills in that spirit.

Margaret Jennifer Burns, RN
“I have wanted to work on a medical mission and now that I have retired, this is the perfect time.” Jennifer’s experience for the past 25 years has been as an OB/GYN nurse.

Lonnie Marie Hlusko, Registeded Ultrasoun Technician

“I am dedicated to women’s healthcare in the developing world.” Lonnie founded the organization Hands for Humanity in 2000 to educate nurses and hospital staff in remote rural settings such as Nepal on healthcare and the use of ultrasound as a tool to diagnose problems in pregnancy. Since its founding, Lonnie has traveled on numerous medical missions.

Lynn Arnold, Licensed Practicing Midwife
Lynn feels she has “a unique ability to teach at a simplistic level” – grasp the complex and translate so everyone can understand. Lynn has been working in women’s health since 1975. She founded and operated a free standing birth center from 1985 to 2011 serving more that 13,000 Hispanic women. She also wrote and taught a state approved midwifery educational program to over 800 students around the world. This will be her second mission to Nepal with Worldwide Healing Hands.

Flora Shepherd Krasnovsky, Epidemiologist

Flora volunteered to “gather information on this mission for training.” Her skills are in research, counseling, training, data collection and analysis.

Nathan DeHart, Professional Photographer

“I want to provide inspiring professional photography for WHH to use for promotion and education.” Nathan has traveled as a photographer to South East Asia and India in the recent past.

Nathan Powers, Student

Nathan volunteered for this mission “to have an opportunity to learn about the medical field while giving to the less fortunate and learn about the world I live in>” Nathan has traveled to Ghana in the summer of 2011 to work with children.