Meet our Board
Our board and volunteers exemplify all of the qualities that make our Non-Profit Organization extraordinary: integrity, expertise, and a voluntary commitment to humanity.
Founder & President Motivational teacher, leader, advisor and civil rights advocate. My expertise includes program development, diversity training, and implementation. I have been leading teams to provide integral care and resources in life saving healthcare, education, dental & WASH solutions.
Medical Director I am a retired Colonel from the United States Air Force. I currently serve as a pediatrician at Hendersonville Pediatric. I volunteer my support as a Physician, as the Florence Nightingale Global Health Medical Director. I had the honor to serve on the 2013 Open Heart Mission in Manila, and also in the 2015, 2016, and 2018 Pambujan, Northern Samar, Philippines missions with Florence Nightingale Global Health.
Business and Marketing Director In my role for FNGH, I support the board by helping to promote best business practice and global awareness of the organization's humanitarian programs. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaydanes/
Communication & Marketing Assistant I graduated from University of North Carolina Charlotte with a B.A. in Communications Studies and Dance, Performance (Cum Laude). In my role with FNGH, I am responsible for international media and public relations, developing communication strategies and tactics, and cross-cultural communication.
Information Technology Director Engaging in a typical small-talk conversation with the person sitting next to me on a flight, I had no idea my Life had changed in that instance. Florence has taught me by example how to serve those in need. I am blessed to be here. In this role I oversee website and use of technologies, group planning for our web presence and future growth.
Business Development Director Connecting local and international entrepreneurs to global growth opportunities in and between the organization and its partners.
Medical and Emergency Response Director I served as a combat medic in the United States Army for 6 years and completed 2 combat missions in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where I was injured by a blast from an improvised explosive device. I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up in the suburbs with my father, a commercial beekeeper, and mother, a special education teacher. I am currently pursuing my Master's Degree in International Real Estate. I live in Miami, Florida.
Mission Operations Director I am an aeronautical engineer and work as an Air Traffic Controller for the Government of Mexico. I proudly support Rotary International as the Foundation Director of the Rotary E-Club of Global Trekkers. I coordinate FNGH missions in Mexico, bringing dental care to remote villages in my country.
Meet our Volunteers
FNGH Editor (The Herald). Graduate of University of North Carolina. A detail-oriented editor, communicator with experience in content creation and digital marketing. Passionate about making language more accessible to readers and how doing so can impact lives.
I finished (BEEd) Bachelor in Elementary Education at the University of St. Louis Tuguegarao City Philippines. Licensed Professional Teacher presently serving Maly Elementary School, San Mateo, Rizal – a public government school under the Department of Education in the Philippines. I’m the school ESP (Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao) Coordinator, school Guidance Designate for Intermediate at the same time a Grade 4 Class adviser. I’m an Educator and Mental Health Advocate.
I retired from the USAF as a Colonel in 2005. I reside in Western North Carolina and pursue my passions for carpentry, cycling, and mushroom foraging. I am concerned about the people of North Samar (Philippines), particularly the challenges they face regarding access to water, sanitation, dental care and basic hygienic items like soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Volunteer. I am currently completing my medical degree to become a Doctor.