Who we are?
Vital Solutions is a non-profit founded in the Seattle area with the goal of bringing accessible healthcare to impoverished communities in Kenya. Vital Solutions is comprised of Seattle-based businessmen, medical professionals, educators, and various volunteers, as well as the Vital Solutions team in Kenya. Non-governmental, non-sectarian, and not-for-profit, Vital Solutions provides direct assistance to people and communities in need through accessible healthcare.
Why We Exist?
Vital Solutions exists because there are countless people without any access to any form of healthcare in Kenya. Vital Solutions sees the need in the Empopongi, Maasai Mara tribe community for healthcare, as the nearest access to medical care is hours away. Because of this massive need, Vital Solutions has built a clinic that will provide access to care that otherwise be unattainable for this community.
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Our Story
Over the last decade, Vital Solutions founder Ben Sterciuc travelled to East Africa and saw a desperate need for accessible healthcare in Africa and primarily in Kenya. Ben left Kenya with a desire to return immediately and begin working to solve basic healthcare needs. Vital Solutions began as a dream to build a medical clinic in the hills of the Empopongi community for the Maasai tribe, yet grew into something much larger than Ben could have ever imagined. Ben has used his business and medical background to connect with partners across the world in order to realise this dream. Years later this dream has become a reality through generous supporters and innumerable volunteer hours. Over 100 volunteers have already travelled to Kenya with Vital Solutions to affect change in impoverished areas through mobile medical camps, slums outreach and feeding programs, and ultimately building a medical clinic for the Maasai community.
Meet The Team
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Ben Sterciuc
Founder
Over the last decade, Vital Solutions founder Ben Sterciuc travelled to East Africa and saw a desperate need for accessible healthcare in Africa and primarily in Kenya.
Ben left Kenya with a desire to return immediately and begin working to solve basic healthcare needs. Vital Solutions began as a dream to build a medical clinic in the hills of the Empopongi community for the Maasai tribe, yet grew into something much larger than Ben could have ever imagined.
Ben has used his business and medical background to connect with partners across the world in order to realize this dream.

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Flavius Sterciuc
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Flavius Sterciuc has been involved in overseas work for over 15 years. He has a heart for the hurting and for people. He and his wife have two beautiful daughters and they are all in as a family.
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SAMMY & ROSE CHACHA

 KENYA NATIONAL DIRECTORS

Sammy is the National Director of Vital Solutions in Kenya and Rose is the director of the Elevation Academy. They have 3 beautiful daughters.
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ASHER AZIZ

PAKISTAN NATIONAL DIRECTOR

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Dr Tessa Payne
NATIONAL MEDICAL 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.

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CIARA SANDELL

MARKETING

I recently graduated from Northwest University with my Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. My desire to pursue a career in nursing was ignited by my passion of caring for people, especially marginalized and disadvantaged populations.
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KATIE VEHRS
BOOKKEEPING
I am currently attending Northwest University, where I am a graduating senior studying digital marketing. I have a passion for helping and serving others, and am blessed to be working with Vital Solutions as an intern.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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BEN STerCIUC

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
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Howie Biemeck
TREASURER
Howie Biemeck is a Seattle area businessman that has been a part of Vital Solutions since the beginning. He has been involved in many projects in Africa and we are honored to have him a part of our team.
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Dr. Carl Christensen
PhD, RN
SECRETARY

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

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Ani Petras

BOARD MEMBER

Ani Petras is based in Portland, OR is a well respected business owner. She and her family have been involved with missions for over 20 years all over the world. She has a heart for people and we are honored to have her on our board.
 
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Caleb M. Stewart

BOARD MEMBER

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.

PARTNERS

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