malbrechtMARCIA ALBRECHT

Board member since 2009; Retired dental practice manager. I have participated with WOM brigades to Honduras since 2003. When I travel to Honduras, I work with my husband, Jerry Albrecht, who is a pediatric dentist, and the entire dental team.

 

 

 

jallenJERRY ALLEN, M.D.

Jerry Allen, M.D. has been a pediatrician in Washington, MO for 34 years. Jerry’s experiences on 16 trips to Honduras have reshaped his life. He cherishes the memories from each trip and hopes to enjoy many more.

 

 

 

jbroederallenJEN BROEDER-ALLEN, M.D.

Jennifer Allen joined the board after her first trip in 2003 and has been on 6 trips. She saw a need for annual fundraising and created the Beans and Rice Ball which is now in its 8th year. Jennifer, a family physician, plans to return to Honduras soon.

 

 

 

STACEY AYERS – Secretary

Stacey joins the board following her participation in the 2017 brigade.  She helps with WOM communications and marketing. She worked in marketing management and editorial production for 10 years before raising a son and daughter. She enjoys coaching youth runners in cross country and track and instructing at the YMCA.

 

 

 

thuberTIM HUBER – Treasurer

Tim Huber currently serves as Treasurer of WOM. He participated on the first trip in 1992 and a construction trip in 1999. He is the husband of Dr. Jackie Miller and stay-at-home Dad for five children.

 

 

 

PATTY KOCH, LPN

Patty is an LPN and has been involved in WOM since its first trip in 1992.  Along with Jan Long, Patty has been instrumental in starting our Women’s Health Project.

 

 

 

 jlongJAN LONG – Trip/Volunteer Coordinator

Jan is a speech pathologist specializing in working with young children who have severe speech and language disorders. She became involved with WOM from the first year in a supportive role and in later years by organizing travel and personnel for the annual brigades. For the past ten years Jan has most enjoyed the role of translator in the WOM Pap Program.

 

 

 

tlongTIM LONG, M.D. – President

As one of the cofounders of the overseas mission, Tim has been traveling to Honduras for 20 years. “As a family physician, I can think of no better way to share my time and talents with those much less fortunate. The people of Honduras have changed my life and the lives of my family.” Tim said.

 

 

 

jmeyerProf. JANICE MEYER – International Liaison

Ms. Janice Meyer is a retired Spanish professor.  For the past 20 years, Ms. Meyer has coordinated service projects in Honduras for various foundations and universities. She is committed to educating American students of the life and difficulties of those who live in under-developed countries. Ms. Meyer has been recognized by the Honduran government for her activities and enjoys a range of Honduran contacts and friends who help her accomplish her goals.

 

 

jmillerDr. JACKIE MILLER – Vice President

Dr. Jackie Miller has been vice president of WOM for 20 years, she has helped organize the dental portion of the brigades and helps coordinate grants with the Washington Rotary Club. She is an orthodontist in Washington, MO.

 

 

 

JOETTE REIDY 

Joette first volunteered with Washington Overseas Mission in Honduras as a translator for PAPs in 2011 and has joined the team on their annual medical brigade every year since. During the mission trips she has worked dispensing reading glasses, helped with translating and currently runs the supplemental station and organizes and leads the student volunteers.  Joette and her husband, Ed, own Happy Apples, a caramel apple company and apple orchards.

 

 

LEISA ROTRAMEL

Leisa has a BS in business administration from the University of Illinois and worked as a computer consultant and Director of Information Technology for 12 years before staying home to raise 3 daughters. She and her daughters enjoy volunteering for WOM events and have dispensed reading glasses each year since the 2013 Brigade. The opportunity to meet and serve the people of Honduras has been a joy and a privilege.

 

 

    

CLAIRE AYERS,  Junior Board                                     

Claire, a junior at Washington High School, enjoys volunteering with WOM and served on the 2017 Brigade. “I learned so much from the people I encountered on my trip and I will carry these lessons with me, and share them with others, for the rest of my life. Serving the people of Honduras made me fully realize that I want a career where I can help people.” She is interested in environmental and health sciences.

 

                                   

 

ZACH DICKINSON,  Junior Board 

Zach is a junior at St. Francis Borgia and play boys volleyball and the piano. “I would like to become a pediatric dentist, due to inspiration from all of the amazing dentists involved in Washington Overseas. I have been on two WOM brigades and volunteer at everything thing I can, from sorting to shipment days, and I love every second of it.”

 

 

 

DEVON ROTRAMEL, Junior Board 

Devon is a senior at St. Francis Borgia High School who served on the 2014 and 2016 Brigades in pharmacy. “This organization does amazing work and I am honored to be a part of it. I have learned so much from my teammates and the people of Honduras.” She plans to become a physician so she can better serve people in Honduras and her community.