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KENYA NATIONAL DIRECTORS
PAKISTAN NATIONAL DIRECTOR
Tessa Payne is an advanced practice provider (APP) and has practiced in high-level pediatric critical care units for 20 years. She holds a doctorate degree from Duke University in healthcare program development. She, along with her husband and son, currently serve in a mission context in Nairobi, Kenya, where she works with Africa Oasis, Vital Solutions, Worldserve and the KAG medical ministries. She enjoys reading, traveling and eating good food.
Carl has a long-standing passion for cross-cultural health care ministries. He enjoys facilitating international travel that enables Americans to sample everyday life in other countries.
He is committed to making educational opportunities available to others. Carl’s professional career has included nursing, nursing home administration, and administrative roles within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He was the founding Dean of Northwest University’s Buntain College of Nursing. He has served as a board member for other not-for-profit organizations and has been active in professional nursing associations. Carl is a member of the Washington State Board of Nursing Home Administrators
Caleb Stewart is a Shareholder Attorney at a downtown Bellevue law firm. Having been born in Africa and serving in Africa for much of his life, Caleb joined the Vital Solutions Board in 2019 with a distinct passion to serve Vital Solutions and those in need in Africa. Caleb is pleased to be able to use his legal and professional background to drive the mission, vision and values of Vital Solutions towards greater impact in Africa and beyond.
Andrew Bender, a Marine Corps Veteran, Financial Professional and Adjunct Professor joined Vital Solutions at the beginning of 2022. Andrew had previously visited Kenya with Vital Solutions and quickly saw how much of an impact one can make, this motivated him to get more involved. Andrew has a passion for helping others and uses his unique background to assist Vital Solutions in furthering our mission and vision. We are honored to have Andrew on our board.
Cornel Tibu is a Chicago area prominent businessman and leader. We are very excited to have Cornel on our board as he brings new and fresh ideas on how to better reach the Chicago local community so we can do more globally.