AMHF supports medical missionaries & mission hospitals.
Christian mission hospitals provide 1/3 of all medical care in Africa--as well as a large part of health worker training. The peak of medical missionary work occurred nearly a century ago. Founding missions and agencies have largely withdrawn. The relatively medical missionaries remaining and their African colleagues are facing an unprecedented array of complicated medical challenges--from AIDS to surgical problems to cancer. Dr. Jon Fielder and New York businessman Mark Gerson, along with their friends and supporters, began AMHF to assist these on-the-ground health workers and their institutions.
We have a combined 4 decades experience in African healthcare.
Jon Fielder, MD
Dr. Fielder has been a medical missionary in Malawi and Kenya since 2002. He trained in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Jon co-founded AMHF and serves as President and also provides teaching and clinical support to Maua Methodist Hospital and other mission clinics in Kenya, where he lives with his wife and three children. Following the mission model, Dr. Fielder raises his support to serve with AMHF.
Kenneth trained in clinical medicine at Kenya Medical Training College before joining the HIV clinic at Kijabe Hospital. Later he helped establish a leading HIV clinical training program and served as a clinical educator with the University of Maryland. He is the country coordinator for Hospital Support Organization and serves as AMHF's VP of Operations. Kenneth lives in Naivasha, Kenya with his wife and two children.
AMHF is an IRS 501(c)3 public charity. EIN 27-3663856.
Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Mark is the co-founder and co-chairman of Gerson Lehrman Group, which enables clients to learn about a diverse array of business subjects by connecting them with experts in relevant fields. He is also co-founder and co-chairman of Thuzio, which provides businesses and professionals with an all access pass to celebrity talent through database, booking and event services. Mark is also the international chairman of United Hatzalah, which is a distributed network of first responders in Israel. By activating the responder closes to a trauma, volunteers can arrive at a victim's side in minutes. Mr. Gerson is the author of many books and articles, including intellectual history, education, basketball, and the Biblical Jonah. He lives in New York City with his wife, Rabbi Erica Gerson, and their three children.
Dr. Fielder graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College and with honor from Baylor College of Medicine, where he was elected Alpha Omega Alpha. He trained in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was named "Most Oslerian." Jon has served as a missionary doctor in Kenya and Malawi since 2002. In 2006 he acted as senior technical advisor with the Institute of Human Virology of the University of Maryland, providing clinical direction to the AIDSRelief consortium. He has published 15 peer-reviewed articles and is the author of “Tuberculosis in the Era of HIV: A Clinical Manual for Care Providers Working in Africa and Other Resource-Limited Settings.” Dr. Fielder and his wife Amanda live with their three children outside Nairobi, Kenya.
Mr. Mwiindi is a native of Kenya. He joined Kijabe Hospital in 2003, first as pharmacy manager and later as director of Kijabe AIDSRelief. He has served as consultant to the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network, a role which afforded him the opportunity to travel widely in Africa and to become intimately acquainted with the mission healthcare system. In 2006 he became Kenyan country manager for the Institute of Human Virology of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Since 2009 he has served as program manager of the Global Health Coordinating Center at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Jonathan holds a masters from Seton Hall and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Health at the University of Texas. He and wife Lily, a physician, live with their two children in Indiana.
Greg is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College in California and has worked for Valiant Capital, Sureview Capital and MIG Capital as an analyst. He lives in Newport Beach, California.
Scott is currently the National Leader of KPMG’s U.S. Financial Services business and member of KPMG’s Board of Directors. He has also served in a variety of other leadership and client service roles over his 27 year career. Scott joined KPMG in 1985 and has served in 5 different offices, including the New York operating and National offices. Over his career, he has served some of KPMG's largest financial services clients in various capacities and has been a frequent speaker at industry, client, and other forums. Scott received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in accounting from Stetson University in Deland, Florida. Mr. Marcello serves on the board of the St. John's School of Risk Management and Actuarial Sciences and Heritage Christian School, and is board member and treasurer of the Greater New York Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Sean Fieler graduated from Williams College in 1995 with a degree in Political Economy and was the 1994 recipient of the Branson Memorial Scholarship. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, he joined Equinox Partners, L.P. In 2001, he was named a managing member of Equinox Partners, L.P. and the Kuroto Fund, L.P. Mr. Fieler is chairman of the American Principles Project and of the National Bible Association. He is a board member of the Witherspoon Institute, Institute for American Values, and the Dominican Foundation. Mr. Fieler lives in Princeton, New Jersey with his wife, son and daughter.
Pastor Thomas is the lead pastor of Heritage Christian Church in Westerville, Ohio, which provides administrative support to AMHF. He has been member of the senior leadership team of Great Commission Ministries since 1995. Pavi has served as a lead pastor, church planter, respected teacher and mentor, and developer of a sophisticated distance-education theological model. Pastor Thomas holds a PhD from Ohio State University, is the creator of eight graduate-level courses, and has been the main session speaker at conferences on several continents.
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