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rc2Roger W. Cabe, MNA - Exective Director

Roger serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Team. He also serves as the full-time Executive Director of Vision Outreach International and its various departments which include Global Sight Alliance.

 


jdJim Duryee, COT - President

Jim is a full-time employee of Great Lakes Eye Care and serves as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician and Medical Administrator. Jim serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive team. He is an international trip coordinator for several trips a year and trains other ancillary staff in proper international medical procedures. He also serves as an advisor to the Executive Director.

 

klKenneth Lee, MD

Kenneth C. Lee, MD is a practicing Ophthalmologist (Eye Specialist) in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Lee graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1991 and has been in practice for 27 years. He completed a residency at Willis Eye Hospital. He currently practices at Straub Clinic & Hospital King Street and is affiliated with Pali Momi Medical Center, Queen's Medical Center and Straub Clinic & Hospital.

 

 

vmVen McAndrew - Treasurer

Ven is an architect in Saint Joseph, MI and has served on the board since its inception. He helps VOI with his business knowledge and skills and is a strategic part of the Executive team. He has served with VOI on several mission endeavors.

 

hpHeather Palmer - Secretary

Heather is a respiratory therapist and interior designer. Her late father-in-law was an ophthalmologist and used to do mission work abroad. Having a heart to give back to the underserved, Heather, on her own, began traveling to the Dominican Republic to investigate local eye care needs. She continues to oversee work for VOI in that area by coordinating two or more trips to the DR each year. Heather also serves on our Executive Team.

 

daPastor Douglas Adams

Pastor Adams grew up in Southgate, MI.  He graduated in 1997 from Concordia-Ann Arbor, MI with a BA in Biblical Language and Biblical Studies.  In 2001, he graduated with a Masters in Divinity from Concordia Seminary – St. Louis, MO.  He has been a Pastor for 12 years.  Previous parrishes include St. Paul’s Hillsdale, MI, and Emmanuel in Britton, MI.  He started at Trinity in June 2013.   Pastor enjoys reading, outdoors, sports (Tigers and Red Wings) and spending time with his family.

 

swpStan Pletcher, M.D - Vice President

Stan is an ophthalmologist at Great Lakes Eye Care and has served as a full-time missionary in Shell, Ecuador for two years. Each spring he goes to San Lorenzo, Ecuador to do eye care where his cousin Jane serves as a general surgeon. Stan is the founder of VOI’s Global Sight Alliance, a digital portal for on-line training and connecting. He continues to play a key role in this area.

 

dlcDavid L Cooke, M.D.

David is a senior partner at Great Lakes Eye Care where he serves as an ophthalmologist. David and a crew from his practice began going on a yearly basis to Honduras doing both clinical and surgical procedures until 2011. He continues to interact with a local non-profit and doctors in the Honduras area. David is a strategist and loves to enable other in accomplishing their work.

 

rsRobin Steckley

Robin is a fundraising professional with a strong business background. She is a strong team player/leader that excels in maintaining productive relationships with donors. She currently serves as a Director of Resource Development for the United Way of Central Virginia. She previously served with Christian Blind Mission, an international development orgainzation, working to establish sustainable solutions for persons with disabilities in the poorest regions of the world.