TEAM 2016

Anjuli Kumar, MD

 

Professional Background:

BA in Psychology at Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska

Medical School at New York Medical College in New York

Pediatric training at Children’s Hospital Orange County, California

Gastroenterology specialty training at UCLA in Los Angeles

 

I am a Pediatric Gastroenterologist, and am a partner in a private practice with 4 other Gastroenterologists in the suburbs of Los Angeles

 

Previous Missions:

Cambodia in 2013

Peru in 2015 for a surgical mission

 

My Mission:

I feel so blessed to have grown up in a country where every opportunity was available to me, where I’ve never wanted for food or shelter, and where I’ve always having a loving and supportive family. I want to use my talents as a physician to give back to those who have less, and teach them about basic healthcare, and to provide hope. I feel that Mission trips help me remember the reason I went into Medicine in the first place, to help the underprivileged.

Anjuli Kumar, MD

Anjuli Kumar, MD

Education: Undergraduate at the University of Oregon and Nursing
school at Azusa Pacific University, currently in graduate school at
UCLA for my PNP (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)

 

Work Experience: Have been a nurse for 2 1/2 years at Children's
Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)


Previous Missions: Youth leader at my church Remembrance Community Church,
Led a group of high schoolers to the Dominic Republic to work with
children and spread the gospel (2011), Built houses in Mexico in 2009,
2007-2006 worked with Sonshine Ministries ministering to youth on
houseboats, and in 2006 went to Egypt and worked at a Sport Camp.


My Mission God has called me to be a nurse, I love serving
people and bring hope to people during difficult time. I wanted to go
and use my skills as a nurse to impact these peoples lives and share
God's love with them.

Katarina Santiago, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner [PNP] Candidate

Katarina Santiago, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner [PNP] Candidate

Education: Undergraduate at the University of Oregon and Nursing
school at Azusa Pacific University, currently in graduate school at
UCLA for my PNP (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)

 

Work Experience: Have been a nurse for 2 1/2 years at Children's
Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)


Previous Missions: Youth leader at my church Remembrance Community Church,
Led a group of high schoolers to the Dominic Republic to work with
children and spread the gospel (2011), Built houses in Mexico in 2009,
2007-2006 worked with Sonshine Ministries ministering to youth on
houseboats, and in 2006 went to Egypt and worked at a Sport Camp.


My Mission God has called me to be a nurse, I love serving
people and bring hope to people during difficult time. I wanted to go
and use my skills as a nurse to impact these peoples lives and share
God's love with them.

Katarina Santiago, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner [PNP] Candidate

Katarina Santiago, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner [PNP] Candidate

KRISHNA, Bedside Nurse

KRISHNA, Bedside Nurse

 

 

Work Experience: I have been a bedside nurse for the past 25 years and on the administrative nurse role for 10 years, total of 35 years. Worked in Indian Air force, Middle east during gulf war, and in USA.

Previous Missions: I have volunteered with the " Flying Doctors " in Coachella Valley on their mission, worked with them in the eye and dental sessions. I have also worked as amedical volunteer for the private organization to "End Global Poverty" walk at Santa Monica Pier.

My Mission: My ambition is to arrange a volunteer medical mission to India someday. I hope this trip will give me some practical tips for the same.

KRISHNA, Bedside Nurse

 

 

Work Experience: I have been a bedside nurse for the past 25 years and on the administrative nurse role for 10 years, total of 35 years. Worked in Indian Air force, Middle east during gulf war, and in USA.

Previous Missions: I have volunteered with the " Flying Doctors " in Coachella Valley on their mission, worked with them in the eye and dental sessions. I have also worked as amedical volunteer for the private organization to "End Global Poverty" walk at Santa Monica Pier.

My Mission: My ambition is to arrange a volunteer medical mission to India someday. I hope this trip will give me some practical tips for the same.

KRISHNA, Bedside Nurse

Pattra Atsawamahakun, RN

Pattra Atsawamahakun, RN

Pattra Atsawamahakun, RN

Work Experience: I have been working in liver transplant unit since 2006 as the new grad.

Previous Missions/Volunteerism: In 2012, I went to the green turtles reservation in costa rica with my friend.

My Mission: I have been looking for the new mission to go because I like to help other people by using  my knowledge in nursing background and volunteering is what I am looking for.
 

Anna Vue, BSN

Anna Vue, BSN

Education:  I have my BSN and plan to obtain an FNP degree in the near future.


Previous Missions/Volunteerism: My first medical mission was to Thailand with Christian Emergency Relief Team (CERT) in 2013.

My Mission: I believe it is a calling for me to go to Kenya. I am excited to what God will lead me to next.

Education:  I have my BSN and plan to obtain an FNP degree in the near future.


Previous Missions/Volunteerism: My first medical mission was to Thailand with Christian Emergency Relief Team (CERT) in 2013.

My Mission: I believe it is a calling for me to go to Kenya. I am excited to what God will lead me to next.

Education:  I have my BSN and plan to obtain an FNP degree in the near future.


Previous Missions/Volunteerism: My first medical mission was to Thailand with Christian Emergency Relief Team (CERT) in 2013.

My Mission: I believe it is a calling for me to go to Kenya. I am excited to what God will lead me to next.

Thu Pham, Surgical ICU Nurse

Thu Pham, Surgical ICU Nurse

Thu Pham, Surgical ICU Nurse

My Mission: It was always been my dream to be in a medical mission trip. I love to travel and I want to go to Africa. I especially want to go with MMK because my co-worker did in 2013 and absolutely loved it!

My Mission: It was always been my dream to be in a medical mission trip. I love to travel and I want to go to Africa. I especially want to go with MMK because my co-worker did in 2013 and absolutely loved it!

My Mission: It was always been my dream to be in a medical mission trip. I love to travel and I want to go to Africa. I especially want to go with MMK because my co-worker did in 2013 and absolutely loved it!

Nick Shenk, Real Estate Development & Sales

Nick Shenk, Real Estate Development & Sales


My Mission: Nick is the non-medical staff member for Team 2016. He will be directing all data-entry throughout the mission.

Sandra Wambui, Nursing Student

My Mission: I have admired and have been inspired by my mother as she dedicates time and efforts into these medical mission trips. I am excited to finally be able to join and volunteer alongside her. She is the reason I want to become a nurse.

My Mission: I have admired and have been inspired by my mother as she dedicates time and efforts into these medical mission trips. I am excited to finally be able to join and volunteer alongside her. She is the reason I want to become a nurse.

Bilal A. Khan, Student

Bilal A. Khan, Student

Work Experience: I was originally in an accelerated Physician Assistant program at University of the Sciences. With only 2 years of study left, I could have completed my education by the age of 22 and began working with a munificent salary. However, I stumbled upon the world of research one summer which forever changed my perspective.I realized that I could be a force in my generation by going beyond the bedside to actually improve treatment for my patients, as opposed to simply giving a diagnosis and going by a textbook protocol for treatment. I have since never looked back and left my pursuit of a PA career to a field where I know I am driven to make a difference. I now am on route to become a physician-scientist, where I can use my title and credibility to solve basic healthcare issues in the communities that need me most. If I have the ability to inflict such impact on those I have been given the privilege and blessing to treat, it is my duty not only as the next generation of physician-scientists, but as a fellow human, to answer that call.

 

My Mission: I hope to apply my experience to developing and optimizing the new MMK website, fundraising through crowdfunding, and of course assisting with my limited yet expanding realm of clinical experience. I also hope to be able to return annually as my skills and formal education progress.

Bilal A. Khan, Student

Cory Karalekas, Volunteer Coordination/Event Planning

Work Experience: My professional background is in Volunteer Coordination and Event Planning.


Previous Missions/Volunteerism: July 2011-Chiang Mai,Thailand: Volunteered at a Buddhist Temple teaching Monks English.

August 2011-2012: Alamosa, CO: A year working with rural homelessness.


My Mission: To meet incredible people and learn about their lives.

Donovan Page, Student

Work Experience: I am currently a student working towards a degree in Waste Water Management and Water Quality. I have a background in management.


Previous Missions/Volunteerism: I volunteer on a monthly basis doing river clean ups and cooking meals at a local homeless shelter.


My Mission: I am really excited to go to Kenya to help bring medicine to people that don't have access to it.

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