Leith is a founding member of For The Ninos, the U.S. Director of the Christian Academy of Las Torres since 2008, a Medical Missionary since 2003, and our Medical Team Leader beginning in 2018.
Since 1998, Leith has practiced medicine as a PA and has practiced at Emory University Hospital & Clinic's General Surgery Department since 2008. She has affiliations with Redeemer Lutheran, NorthPoint , and Passion City Churches and has sung in a half dozen choirs over 30 years.
Carol, or “Swish” as she is affectionately known, is a retired RN who spent her almost 60 year career working in neurology, elder care, and primary care. She is a founding member of For The Ninos and has been an RN Leader on several Medical Mission trips since 2005.
Swish is a tireless advocate for children everywhere. She loves to travel the world and has recently completed a trip to Iran and Southeast Asia. At 83, she participates in 10K races and runs circles around people half her age. She attends Redeemer Lutheran Church and is involved in the fight against human trafficking.
Gene is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Licensed Realtor in Georgia. He is a founding member of For The Ninos and is responsible for all of our financial record-keeping.
Gene has been traveling on missions to Nicaragua since 2013 and calls Nicaragua his "Home Away From Home". He enjoys singing and playing his guitar and has used these gifts in ministry at both churches and in radio over the years. Gene says he's "never met a stranger".
Barb is a founding member of For The Ninos and has been a Medical Mission team member since 2006. Barb has a PhD in Education and has served as a consultant for the Christian Academy of Las Torres (CALT) since 2008.
Barb and her husband, Bruce, attend the King of Glory Lutheran Church in Boise.
Bruce is a founding member of For The Ninos, a PhD, Author, and an expert in training Caretakers for the Blind. Bruce has served in both the pharmacy and as our Blind Rehab Consultant at our medical clinics. He has been traveling with Medical Mission teams since 2007.
Bruce and his wife, Barb, attend the King of Glory Lutheran Church in Boise. Bruce is known for his great sense of humor and is a wonderful story teller.
Mary is an attorney and a veteran of the United States Air Force. She joined the board of For the Ninos in 2020.
Mary attends Redeemer Lutheran Church in Atlanta where she is active in the food ministry and the digital media ministry. She and her husband have a son in high school. Mary enjoys photography,
writing, and literature.
Sandy is a Neurologist at Northwest Neurology in Atlanta. She is a founding member of For The Ninos and has been traveling with medical mission teams since 2015.
She attends Redeemer Lutheran Church in Atlanta and enjoys serving others in her church community. Sandy and her husband, Peter, have three children and in her spare time she enjoys running and gardening.
Dave is a founding member of For The Ninos and has been traveling with mission teams since 2015. He is primarily responsible for our website and assists with social media initiatives.
Since 1993, Dave has been self employed in the insurance industry, primarily sales and marketing. He now splits his time between coastal Maine and Amelia Island, Florida. He and his wife, Allyson, love island living and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, Ellie and Tavi.
Eric has served on more than 10 medical teams to Nicaragua since 2004, often in the pharmacy. Additionally, he has served on finance and budgeting for both medical and education projects.
Eric has an MBA from Georgia State University and is also a certified airplane mechanic. He now lives in Indiana and we are grateful for his continued advice and involvement.
Bethany (we call her "Bee") is the youngest member of our Board and is active in fundraising and securing material donations. She is a founding member of For The Ninos, has been a mission team member since 2012, and is our unofficial photographer on mission trips.
Bee is studying Human Development & Family Science at the University of North Texas. She attends the Living Word Lutheran Church in Grapevine, TX and enjoys working with youth and spending time with her two dogs, Laila and Lilly.
12/2/1974 - 7/15/2019
Katy Hurley left us much too soon in 2019 following a long illness and is greatly missed by the Ninos family. She served on our Board providing us with humor, encouragement, and legal advice in her capacity as partner at the Atlanta law firm of Cruser & Mitchell, LLP.
Dios te bendiga, Katy.
Maybe not all of us can go, but we can all help in other ways.
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