Meet our Board of Directors

 

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Charlene Gilbert, CRNA, is the Founder and President of STAR Ministries and Howard’s Heart. Charlene has served in numerous countries as a volunteer Nurse. Charlene serves with the DART for Samaritan’s Purse and is a consultant on best-case practices for sterilization on the field.

Charlene is married and lives in Jonesborough, Tennessee.   


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Mitch Eiting is the Manager of Global Philanthropic and Corporate Giving, 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.

Eiting oversees Midmark’s corporate donation programs, which includes monetary and product donations both domestic and abroad. He also coordinates our volunteer programs, mission trips and donation activities with our corporate partners through sponsorships and product promotions to donate healthcare equipment to developing countries in need, as well as clinics in underprivileged areas.

Eiting serves local and national communities in several ways, as a board member of the Wright State University – Lake Campus Foundation, Versailles Council of Churches, Booher Endowment advisory board and on the Advisory Board for the Village Green Nursing Home. In addition, he serves on two national boards, PQMD (Partnership for Quality Medical Donations) & TECH (Technical Exchange in Christian Healthcare). He serves on the executive teams for almost all these boards. He also serves as President of a private foundations and is president of a non-profit that serves developing countries. 

Eiting 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


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 Olympia, Washington. 


Rick King is the President of TECH.

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, He 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, retiring in 1997, Jim held positions as a Laser Field Service Engineer and Biomedical Repair Technician before joining International Aid in 1999 as the Senior Biomed, working his way to Director of Medical Equipment Services Department.  He currently supports CURE International fulltime as Biomedical Advisor to their 7 hospitals in 7 different LMIC countries.

Jim is a leader in his local church as a praise band member, served as Sunday school teacher, various church boards and other areas of need.  He is also currently serving as the TECH Treasurer.

Jim, his beautiful wife Ellen, 3 adult children and 6 awesome grandbabies reside in Michigan.

 

 


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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 becoming a Physician’s Assistant while working as a hospital corpsman during his five years active duty in the US Navy.  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.


 

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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 the Vice President of TECH. A Vietnam Veteran, Jim 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 is now retired but still doing consulting work for Samaritan’s Purse.

Jim and his wife, Mary, live in North Carolina.


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 by serving as Secretary on the TECH board of directors. 

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 fourteen grandchildren.


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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, 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 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 USS Nautilus, the first nuclear submarine.   Rick is the grandfather of fourteen, and lives with his wife Jennie in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.