Dr. Judith Simon emigrated from Hungary to the US in 1989. She completed her training as an ophthalmologist at Hahnemann University Hospital. She had been working in private practice in NJ for 17 years. She started to participate in eye-missions in 2002; since then she has organized 20 missions to different countries in Central America, Africa and the Philippines. In 2013 he relocated to Tamale, Ghana and presently working at the Tamale Teaching Hospital where in addition to patient care she is teaching nurses, medical students and residents. She is the only permanent ophthalmologist for the Northern region of nearly 3 million people.
Mountain Lakes, NJ
Jessica Mintz is an internist and vascular medicine specialist practicing in Massachusetts. Starting in 2006 she has been working with Right To Sight and Health organizing medical educational training courses in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Most recently she has completed her fellowship in vascular medicine at the Massachusetts General hospital where she has organized multiple trips to the central plateau of Haiti training physicians in vascular medicine and imaging. She is currently practicing internal medicine at the Metta Cambodian center and Lowell community health center caring for Cambodians in the community as well as refugee medical care.
Dr. Donald A. Macdonald was born and raised on the New Jersey shore, where he practices ophthalmology. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital and his fellowship in oculoplastic surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has served as a Trustee of the Monmouth County Volunteers, Rumson Country Day School, The ALS Foundation of NY and the Carter Burden Center for the Aging. He has been on medical missions to Nicaragua, the Philippines and in several countries of Africa
Dr. Collins Y. Asomani is an affable young Ghanaian optometrist who has a passion for quality community and clinical eye care. He completed his optometry training at the University of Cape Coast and his internship at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. He has worked as optometrist in charge at the Ghana Red Cross Eye Clinic in Sunyani. He was a semi- finalist in the Tigo Digital Changemakers competition 2015 where he pitched an idea to employ assistive technology to improve the quality of learning and development of children with low vision. He has a special interest in community eye campaigns.
San Jose, CA
Marta Leirer emigrated to the USA from Hungary in 1981. She was educated as a Family Nurse Practitioner at California State University, Dominquez Hills, but working as a registered nurse in an acute care county hospital. She is specialized in adult oncology. She joined the group in 2004 and since then participated in several missions from Africa to Central-America.
Pamela Spranger has been working as a nurse for 17 years. She is currently specializing in rehabilitation nursing. She has participated in numerous missions since 2006 including Nicaragua, Ghana, Cameroon and the West Indies.