Board of Directors

D’Ann Shidler
President
Rick Colyer
Vice-President
Ann Thompson
Secretary / Treasurer
Mel Bishara
Amy Craig
Ken Kirkham
David Ray
Beth Stewart

Our History

 

Global Hands of Healing began in 1998 when a group of medical professionals and others began meeting at a Methodist church in Hurst, Texas.  The first medical mission trip took place in 1999.  Since then, over forty trips have provided over three million dollars in current value of healthcare services including medical, dental, vision, pharmacy and veterinary services to impoverished communities in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.

Our volunteers have treated patients of all ages: pediatric to geriatric!  For many patients, this was their first encounter with modern medicine.  Often, a life-changing diagnosis is made, and patients are treated with medications or referred to local specialists.   Our vision area can determine prescriptions for distance and near glasses, and build them on site!

Our team members value their experience, many giving of their time again and again to travel with Global Hands of Healing.  “Lifechanging” applies to them, as well as the patients we treat!