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on June 23, 2011

Labels: Guatemala, Nicaragua , Volunteers

Project HOPE volunteers Roxana Hutchcroft, Wendy LaFargue and Faye Pyles remain onboard the USNS Comfort to provide care and health education in Guatemala and Nicaragua, joined by 12 new HOPE volunteers participating in Continuing Promise 2011 mission. The team of volunteers continue Project HOPE’s  long-term partnership with the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense, participating in  nearly two dozen missions   in the past six years that have helped care for more than  550,000 patients, perform nearly 9,000 surgeries and train over 190,000 health care workers and individuals. Two more rotations of HOPE volunteers will join the five-month Continuing Promise mission visiting nine countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Meet the Continuing Promise 2011 Rotation Three Volunteers  

Dr. Daniel Barry, a Family Medicine Physician from Madison, Wisconsin is a first-time Project HOPE volunteer, but he has spent time volunteering in Honduras and parts of the United States. He is working as an Internal Medicine Physician onboard the USNS Comfort and ashore in Nicaragua and Guatemala.

 

Luz Gomez, a Registered Nurse and Florida International University Nurse Practitioner student from Miami, Florida is a first-time Project HOPE volunteer. She is using her nursing skills onboard the USNS Comfort and ashore in Nicaragua and Guatemala.

 

Kimberly Harris, a Registered Nurse and Florida International University Nurse Practitioner student from Pembroke Pines, Florida is a first-time Project HOPE volunteer. She is using her nursing skills onboard the USNS Comfort and ashore in Nicaragua and Guatemala.

 

Kim Jacomo, a Registered Nurse from Clifton, Virginia is a first-time Project HOPE volunteer. She is working as an Operating Room Nurse onboard the USNS Comfort and ashore in Nicaragua and Guatemala.

 

Alyson Landry, a freelance Photojournalist from Gainesville, Florida is a first-time Project HOPE volunteer. She is serving as Project HOPE’s Public Affairs Officer for the remainder of the Continuing Promise 2011 mission.

 

Christy Manso, a project manager and MBA from Long Island, New York is a first-time Project HOPE volunteer. Manso will be using her program management and leadership skills, serving as HOPE’s Operations Officer onboard the USNS Comfort and ashore in Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

 

Dr. Jennifer Mbuthia, a Pediatric Allergist-Immunologist from Silver Spring, Maryland is a first-time Project HOPE volunteer. She is currently an active duty Army physician working for the Vaccine Healthcare Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She has humanitarian experience from prior deployments to East Timor, Iraq, and Afghanistan. She is volunteering as a Pediatrician onboard the USNS Comfort and ashore in Nicaragua and Guatemala.

Nicole Navarre, a Registered Nurse and Florida International University Nurse Practitioner student from Miami, Florida is a first-time Project HOPE volunteer. She is using her nursing skills onboard the USNS Comfort and ashore in Nicaragua and Guatemala.

 

Darci Niestroy, a registered Nurse from Arlington, Virginia is a first-time Project HOPE volunteer. She is working as Pediatric Nurse onboard the USNS Comfort and ashore in Nicaragua and Guatemala.

 

Patricia Olenick, Ph.D., a Certified Nurse Midwife from Rockport, Texas is a first-time Project HOPE volunteer. She is using her midwifery skills onboard the USNS Comfort and ashore in Nicaragua and Guatemala.

 

Dr. Gary Parrish, an Emergency Room Physician from Roanoke, Virginia is rejoining the Continuing Promise 2011 mission, first serving in Jamaica and Peru. Dr. Parrish will be using his emergency room skills throughout the remainder of the of the five-month mission.

 

Randy Roark, Ph.D., from Florida International University (FIU) College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Miami, Florida is a returning HOPE volunteer. He first served in Indonesia aboard the USNS Mercy in 2010. Roark is using his skills to treat patients and teach and mentor HOPE’s nurse practitioner students and local health professionals in Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

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