Meet our Board of Directors
Bill Barko, Colonel U.S. Army Retired, served 30 years in the Medical Service Corps in the field of behavioral science. He has been married to Laura for nearly 40 years. He has three adult children: Julie, Tim and Connie. All have been involved in parts of his ministry. Prior to retirement he was the Director, U.S. Army Physical Fitness Research Institute, U.S. Army War College. For the past 17 years, Bill has served in a variety of support and teaching roles at the U.S. Army War College Memorial Chapel. He and his wife Laura are Stephen Ministry Leaders.
Bill presently serves as Director, Medical Programs, Olive Branch International. OBI focuses on humanitarian assistance and support to the international military community. He has concentrated his efforts in Ukraine, Sri Lanka, West Africa, and Haiti. Based on his military and non-profit experiences, Bill is known for his expertise in traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and hospital ministry.
Mitch Eiting is the Manager of Global Community Relations, and has been with Midmark Corporation since 1986. He also serves as the President of the Midmark Foundation. In this role, Eiting promotes Midmark’s vision and mission to provide products and services for efficient and effective patient care, and to make a positive difference in the practice of healthcare and in every life we touch.
Mitch oversees Midmark’s corporate donation programs, which includes monetary and product donations both domestic and abroad. He also coordinates volunteer programs, mission trips and donation activities with their corporate partners through sponsorships and product promotions to donate healthcare equipment to developing countries in need, as well as clinics in underprivileged areas.
Mitch holds an Associate Degree in Sales and Marketing from Edison Community College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Wright State University.
He is married with four children and lives in Versailles, Ohio.
Steve Hollingsworth is the founder and President of His Healing Helping Hands International Ministries aka. 4 H.I.M, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Steve has led or traveled with over 150 mission teams to over 30 nations on short-term mission trips.
Steve, and his wife Nancy, have been married since 1978 and reside in Belleville, Illinois.
Rick King is the Vice President of TECH and the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Rick is the Executive Director of CHOSEN International Medical Assistance, located in Erie, Pennsylvania.
CHOSEN IMA provides medical equipment, technical assistance, manuals, and medical supplies to medical missionaries and indigenous national healthcare workers. CHOSEN IMA exists to equip Christian healthcare professionals so they will be more effective in presenting the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rick, and his wife, Ruth, live in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Jim Loeffler began his electronics career in the US Navy Submarine Force in 1977. After fifteen years serving as an Electronics Technician, Systems Supervisor, Repair Shop Supervisor, and Technical Instructor, Jim entered the medical equipment field as a Biomedical Repair Technician assigned to Naval Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina.
After a successful twenty year Naval career, Jim held various positions such as Laser Field Service Engineer and Biomedical Repair Technician before joining International Aid in 1999 as the director of Medical Equipment Services Department.
Jim is a leader in his local church serving as a young adult Sunday school teacher, praise band member and has served for many years on his home church boards in various positions.
Jim, his beautiful wife Ellen and 3 adult children reside in Michigan.
Dennis McCutcheon Joined the Navy to see the world in 1971 and got to see Quantico VA (never trust a military recruiter). He became interested in being a physician’s assistant while working as a hospital corpsman during his for over five years active duty. After PA school he spent the next twenty-two years working in orthopedic practices in West Virginia University and private practice in Asheville NC. After several short term mission trips in which he had experience with a mobile medical unit in Paraguay, the need to help get appropriate equipment to medical missions began to take shape. MedEquip Missions began in Jim Moore’s basement garage under the umbrella of Calvary Chapel of Asheville.
The needs of ministry began competing with work and family and out of desire and necessity Dennis went full time into ministry August 10th, 2001. Dennis says, “TECH came on our radar screen very shortly after starting the ministry and this relationship has been a rich blessing. It is a joy to serve on the board of a ministry that I believe in so much.”
Dennis and his wife, Cindy, are full-time missionaries serving in Guatemala.
Thant McManus is the President of TECH.
Thant is the pastor of Evangel Worship Center. EWC has been a member of TECH for six years and are involved in disaster relief, local outreach, and international medical missions.
Thant and his wife, Margo, live in North Carolina with their two children.
Jim Moore is a Vietnam Veteran who has made his career as a biomedical technician in Western North Carolina. In 1996 he and Dennis McCutcheon began MedEquip Missions to support medical work in the mission field.
In 1998 Jim left Mission/St. Joseph's Medical System and Medequip to serve in full-time ministry with Samaritan's Purse in Boone, North Carolina.
Jim and his wife, Mary, live in North Carolina.
Rhonda Reed, is Executive Director of Caring Partners International. A CPA, Rhonda began her career at a multi-national public accounting firm. After accepting Jesus as her Lord and Savior in 1991, Rhonda quickly fell out of love with the corporate world and felt God’s calling towards ministry. In 1993 she joined the staff of Caring Partners.
Rhonda’s duties at Caring Partners are varied – accounting, fundraising, procurement, communications, and short-term team leadership. She enjoys the many
opportunities God has given her to serve Him in unique, exciting ways.
Rhonda and her husband, Adam, live in Middletown, Ohio.
Marcia Skelton, RN began her nursing career in 1984. She is a former psychiatric nurse at the Cleveland Clinic, but her first love is medical missions.
Marcia is the founder, and president, of Medical Supplies for Christ, a nonprofit ministry located in Ohio that provides medical supplies to missionaries and medical clinics in Third World countries.
Marcia and her husband, Scott, have three children, three grandchildren, and live in Concord, Ohio.
Jennie Wood is the Executive Director of TECH. She began her service to TECH over twenty years ago byserving as Secretary on the TECH board of directors.
Jennie has served on the staff of Campus Life, coached Bible quizzing, served seven years as a Deaconess at a Christian & Missionary Alliance church, and has taught a variety of Sunday school classes age child through adult.
Jennie has a degree in Psychology, and before joining TECH she worked in finance at Bank of America.
Jennie, and her husband Rick, live in Tennessee and enjoy spending time with their three daughters, three sons-in-law and nine grandchildren.
Richard S. Wood serves full-time as the Executive Director of Worldwide Biomedical Charitable Services. He consults regularly with medical relief organizations and individuals that provide medical support to hospitals and clinics around the world.
Prior to his current position, Rick managed the biomedical department at MidMichigan Health System, and also served in the technical support department at World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan’s Purse in Boone, NC.
Working at Samaritan's Purse provided Rick the opportunity to evaluate, install and service medical equipment in many countries throughout the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Rick began his biomed career with Bio-Sentry Engineering, a biomedical ISO in Southeastern Michigan. He also managed the biomed department at Muskegon General Hospital in West Michigan for nine years.
Rick majored in Philosophy and Religion at Spring Arbor University and graduated with a BA in Social Science. He is a Vietnam era veteran who served in the Navy as an electronic technician aboard the Nautilus, the first nuclear submarine. Rick is the grandfather of nine, and lives with his wife Jennie in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.