About MED 4 OUR WORLD

MED 4 OUR WORLD started as a shared dream between Dr. Christine Brody, an ObGyn physician, and Valishia Chapman who had traveled to the Casa Bernabe orphanage in Nicaragua in early 2010. Their desire to help not only the kids but the entire community around them spurred the first medical mission later that year to the El Samaritano Clinic. From there the dream grew to return with larger and more diverse teams to attend to the various needs of the orphanage and the local community. MED 4 OUR WORLD has now expanded its surgical mission trips to Fiji, including a hospital renovation team.

Each trip includes volunteer physicians, nurses and many other medical and non-medical people who have come together through a special bond and desire to help those in this world who have limited access to health care.

Med 4 Our World - Board

Meet Our Board Members

Christine Brody, MD

Christine Brody, MD

CO-FOUNDER/CEO/MEDICAL DIRECTOR

University Of California, Los Angeles M.D.
American Board Of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Brody organizes the team of medical volunteers, performs and overseas all the surgeries, and is in charge of aquiring and shipping all the medical equipment needed to complete the surgical missions.

Drr. Brody performs all types of obstetric and gynecologic surgeries including hysterectomies, removal of ovarian cysts or tumors, laparoscopy, treatment for pelvic pain, endometrial ablations, sterilizations, cesarean sections and many others.

She has always known that medical mission work was meant to be a part of her future and is thankful to be able to bring state-of-the-art modern medicine to people who otherwise have little or no access to OB/GYN healthcare. She also wants to be able to provide the opportunity for other healthcare professionals from the United States to give back to people in need. Lastly, she believes in educating the local physicians and health care providers leaving a more lasting impact on the countries we serve. She encourages everyone to join a medical or non-medical mission trip to a developing country and experience the kindness of the people and the joy of serving.

Valishia Chapman

Valishia Chapman

CO-FOUNDER/CFO/TEAM COORDINATOR

Calvary Chapel Bible College - Biblical Degree

Valishia coordinates the informational meetings to recruit doctors and nurses, and orchestrates all the minute details of traveling abroad with large medical teams, including accommodations, flights, visas, ground transportation, security, and food, while collaborating with different entities here in the United States as well and internationally. Valishia works along side Christine to make sure everything flows smoothly. She is also the creative and driving force behind all the fundraising.

Valishia feels that every mission trip is an opportunity to show someone love and compassion. She finds fulfillment in bringing physical and emotional healing to the patients and she finds joy seeing the lives of her team members transformed through their experiences abroad. Valishia envisions MED 4 OUR WORLD expanding to many more countries in the years to come.

Will Jones, MBA

Will Jones, MBA

DIRECTOR OF SURGICAL FACILITIES

PLNU, Business Administration and Entrepreneurship

Will organizes and prepares the surgical suite for all types of surgeries and assists the team in all other activities as needed. His primary role is as a surgical technician and assistant to the surgeons and conducting turnover and set-up for all surgical procedures. Other responsibilities include maintaining all surgical equipment, surgical instruments, and educating other team members and/or local health care providers to the full surgical experience including scrubbing into surgery, assisting the surgeon, and patient care.

As a former member of the military he has been deployed in humanitarian and combat missions including Turkey, Kosovo, and Iraq. When presented with the opportunity to team up with MED 4 OUR WORLD in their second mission trip in 2011 he eagerly joined and has been on every MED 4 OUR WORLD mission trip ever since. His adage is to be prepared for anything and adapt, a vital skill learned in his previous deployments.

Will has always wanted to serve a greater purpose since his military experience. Joining MED 4 OUR WORLD was a natural fit for both him and the team. He believes that there is no greater satisfaction then being able to provide and give the training and experience that God has prepared us for to serve others.

Gabby Brody

Gabby Brody

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gabby began her medical mission work with MED 4 OUR WORLD in 2011 as a spanish translator. Since then, Gabby has received her undergraduate degree from UC San Diego in Human Biology and is now attending UC Irvine School of Medicine. Gabby sits on the board to represent the next generation of healthcare.

Gabby now participates as a medical volunteer on our surgical missions and is involved in helping organize medical supplies and equipment, social marketing, and working with current and prospective volunteers year-round. She is thrilled to have been exposed to medical missions at such an early age and believes MED 4 OUR WORLD has profoundly shaped the kind of physician she looks to be. She is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of an organization that is bigger than herself and that has such a critical impact on the quality of life in developing countries.

Marisa Callahan

Marisa Callahan

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Marisa has a passion for serving women and families as they journey through pregnancy, birth, the postpartum, and parenthood. Her eventual goal is to become a certified birthing doula, but for now her four beautiful kids, all under the age of five, are her full-time occupation (and then some!). Marisa was honored to become a part of MED 4 OUR WORLD and to support and serve new and expectant mothers and other women in developing areas. Her first medical mission experience had a profound impact on her, and she is eager to support the expansion of MED 4 OUR WORLD to help as many women around the globe as possible.

FEED THE FRONTLINEMeals for Medical Workers with Med4Our World

As the Covid-19 cases increase in the coming weeks, our Emergency Rooms and ICU wards will see an influx of patients. The medical professionals in these departments will work long hours and experience extreme exhaustion as they battle this virus on the front lines. We want to come along side them to encourage them, uplift their spirits and show our appreciation. 

FYI, we were able to feed over 5000 medical workers so far. We will be finishing up this outreach in a couple weeks. At that point we will feed over 6000 health workers on the front line. So THANK YOU for helping us with that campaign. It was a success! 

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