Founder, Staff, Key Volunteers
Founder & President
Dr. Chuck Dietzen
As Founder and President of Timmy Global Health, Dr. Chuck Dietzen boasts a diverse career as pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, international medicine enthusiast, entrepreneur, professor, and athlete. Growing up in Kokomo, Indiana, over 150 foster children came through his family’s home. It was then that it became apparent to his mother that he had a special gift with children and encouraged him to become a pediatrician.In 1996 and 1997, Dr. Chuck traveled to India on orthopedic missions working alongside Mother Teresa. Inspired to make a deeper commitment to the medically-underserved, Dr. Chuck founded Timmy Global Health (formerly the Timmy Foundation) in 1997. His work with Timmy Global Health has taken him to Ecuador, Guatemala, Nigeria, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. He has also traveled to Albania, Cuba, Kenya, Honduras, Bolivia, El Salvador, the Ukraine, and Brazil. Dr. Chuck earned his Bachelors Degree in Agriculture from Purdue University and his Doctor of Medicine from Indiana University. He received his training as a pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at the University of Alabama Birmingham. He currently practices at St. Frances Hospital and Easter Seals Crossroads, where he also serves as Medical Director.
Matt MacGregor, Executive Director
Matt has led Timmy Global Health for the past four years, helping guide the organization’s operations, expansion and growth. Prior to joining Timmy in 2009, Matt worked on economic development projects in Vietnam, consulted on rural development for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Guatemala, and taught high school courses in Boston and Costa Rica. In 2005-2006, Matt spent a year volunteering with Timmy Global Health in Ecuador, where he helped manage Timmy’s medical service teams and health programming in cooperation with a local Ecuadorian partner. A native of Little Compton, Rhode Island, Matt graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University and holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the Fletcher School at Tufts. He was an Academic All American on the Tufts Men’s Soccer Team, a 2009 Henry Luce Scholar, a 2010 Hoosier Fellow at the IU Kelley School of Business, and was included in the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2013 “Forty Under 40″ list. Matt is fluent in Spanish, speaks conversational Vietnamese, and is working on his French (he swears its getting better, but you can’t really tell based on that accent!). He has lived in Spain, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Vietnam, and now calls Indianapolis home.
Kathy Morris, Programs Coordinator (Outgoing)
Kathy joins Timmy Global Health as the Programs Coordinator after completing her Masters in Public Affairs in Nonprofit Management and Policy Analysis at Indiana University. During graduate school, Kathy interned in San Lucas, Guatemala, with Children’s Aid Mission International, a Kentucky-based nonprofit that coordinates short-term surgical teams to Guatemala. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Kathy graduated in 2008 from Western Kentucky University where she studied Spanish, Religion and International Business. She also dedicated her time to teaching ESL, organizing a local foreign language competition and enjoying her favorite hip hop cardio class. Kathy is fluent in Spanish and has done short term service work in Guatemala, Honduras and Jamaica. She is thrilled to be a part of Timmy Global Health and the Indianapolis community.
Anna Butterbaugh, Finance & Operations Coordinator
Anna originally joined Timmy Global Health as Office Manager in June 2009 after her involvement with the Butler University Timmy Chapter. She went on her first Timmy trip to Guatemala in May 2009 and has traveled again with the organization to Ecuador, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic since to see Timmy’s on-the-ground efforts grow over time. Currently as Finance & Operations Coordinator, Anna helps oversee the organization’s finance, marketing, and fundraising efforts. Anna graduated with honors from Butler University in May 2009 with a BS in Marketing and a minor in Visual Arts. Aside from her involvement with Timmy, she was involved in various business organizations as an undergraduate. Locally, she has had marketing internships at Eli Lilly & Company focusing on peer-to-peer communication channels for health care professionals, and The Childrens TherAplay Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides hippotherapy, occupational, and physical therapy for children with special needs . Her international experiences began when she studied abroad in Rome, Italy as an undergrad and hopes to continue her travels to both developed and underdeveloped countries in the future.
Sarah Hollis, Development & Communications Coordinator
Sarah recently completed her Masters in Public Affairs at Indiana University, concentrating in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship. While completing her degree she interned with Community Enterprise Solutions in Cuenca, Ecuador, an organization that empowers men and women to own micro-enterprises and provide their communities with sustainable resources. She also worked for IU Overseas Studies and helped to develop an international nonprofit management program for master’s students, Advancing Community, Collaboration, and Training (ACCT), in Mumias, Kenya. Sarah graduated from Hanover College in May 2010, where she majored in Spanish and Communications, with a minor in International Studies. In college she studied abroad in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, went on several service trips to the Dominican Republic, and volunteered as an ESL instructor at a Latino community center, La Casa Amiga. She is passionate about community development and empowerment on all levels, and is thrilled to be a part of the amazing network of people who work and volunteer for Timmy Global Health.
Charla Cain, Organizational Learning and Project Coordinator
Charla joins Timmy as the organization’s first Organizational Learning and Project Coordinator. Charla will serve as a stateside point-person for specific health projects within Timmy’s international programs, providing support to our on-the-ground country teams and working closely with the Programs Coordinator to develop Timmy’s overall programming and organizational impact. Charla will guide Timmy’s organizational learning priorities, including data management, data processing, and overall evaluation and monitoring at the institutional level, program level, and project level. Charla recently completed her Master in Public Health Degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a certificate in Environmental Health. She focused on health and water security issues (availability, accessibility, safety and sufficiency) and earned the Capstone Award for Outstanding Achievement. Charla holds a BA in Biology from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State and a BS in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College in New York State. Prior to this career change to public health, Charla worked as a physical therapist in New York State and PT Director in Minnesota and has been heavily involved in numerous community health related education projects within Indiana.
Drew Morrow, Interim Programs Coordinator
Drew joined Timmy Global Health following his senior year at Indiana University, where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in biology and a minor in business. He has served Timmy in various roles over the past four years, including a three-year student chapter leader, 2010 summer intern, and president of The Virtu Project. Given his passion for the organization and interest in the health equity movement, Timmy’s global health fellowship was the ideal “gap-year” job. Before beginning medical school in fall 2013, Drew hopes to deepen his knowledge of global health and gain experience in developing community-based health and education programs. As part of his fellowship, he hopes to help Timmy expand its medical programming and student outreach. Drew is also interested in studying the impact of Timmy’s short term medical trips on students.
Katherine Horn, Programs Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator
Katherine joined Timmy Global Health as the Programs Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator following her senior year at Indiana University, where she graduated with Bachelors degrees in Biology and Spanish, a certificate in Latin American Studies, and minor in Chemistry. At Indiana University Katherine volunteered for Timmy since her freshman year, traveling twice to Guatemala. Katherine’s time with Timmy sparked her interest in global health, Spanish, and living and working in developing countries and led her to study abroad in Chile and Argentina for a year. Katherine is an avid traveler, adrenaline junkie, and baker. In the future Katherine hopes to attend medical school or get her Masters in Public Health. She is thrilled to be a part of Timmy Global Health and while at Timmy hopes to expand her knowledge of global health and gain experience in student outreach and non-profit programing.
Tammy Truong, Medical Program Coordinator-Tena, Ecuador
Tammy originally joined the Timmy team as a student at Indiana University, traveling traveling twice to Honduras and volunteering alongside Dr. Chuck Dietzen in the inaugural service trip to Pop Wuj in Guatemala. Her time with Timmy created experiences and relationships that powerfully impacted her life, planting the first seeds of interest in living and working in developing countries and fanning the flames of appreciation for culture, language, and diversity. After graduating from the IU Kelley School of Business with degrees in Marketing and International Studies and a minor in Spanish, Tammy joined Procter & Gamble where she won national recognition as a Top Ten Territory Manager during two years with the company. Sensing a need to spend time abroad and delve deeper into international development, Tammy joined the Peace Corps where she spent a year in Bolivia working in micro-enterprise development. After an unexpected withdrawal of the country’s program, she elected to explore a different area of the world and transferred to The Gambia, West Africa where she worked as an agro-forestry volunteer. Back in the U.S., she continued to develop her management experience in the non-profit world. In addition to English, Tammy speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Mandinka. With the opportunity to live abroad once again and continue to improve her Spanish, Tammy is thrilled to return to Timmy and lead programming in the Amazon Basin.
Valerie Matron, Medical Program Coordinator– Quito, Ecuador
Valerie brings to Timmy her passion for development and Latin America as well as her background in program management. An explorer and a traveler, Valerie graduated in 2009 from Tulane University in International Development. Since graduating, Valerie traveled to India and developed an Eye Care program in Dharamsala that provided pro-bono examinations and eyeglasses to the Tibetan refugee community. Afterwards, she moved back to New Orleans and worked for the municipal government of New Orleans managing the international affairs of Mayor Landrieu’s Office. She gained experience coordinating a media team as the Director of Marketing and Media for Recrear, an NGO working on community development and young people’s empowerment. She arrives to Timmy ready to reconnect with Latin America, where she lived for several years growing up and eager to contribute to Timmy’s medical programming in south Quito.
Jose Vazquez, Medical Program Coordinator & Health Program Project Assistant, Banelino- Montecriste, D.R.
Jose infuses his current placement as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer by joining Timmy-Dominican Republic as Medical Project Coordinator. Jose graduated from the University of Washington-Seattle in June 2011 with a Bachelor’s in Public Health and minor in Classical Studies. While at the UW, Jose studied abroad in Rome, Greece and Sierra Leone. Jose played trumpet for the UW-Husky Marching Band, sang bass for the Gospel choir and served as vice-president for his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Order. Jose currently lives in Monte Cristi, DR after spending 17 months of Peace Corps-Dominican Republic service in Pimentel, Duarte Province, working with youth and women’s groups with health sector initiatives to prevent HIV contraction and teen pregnancy and mother/infant health. Jose’s health outreach experience includes work in condom distribution and HIV outreach, with LifeLong AIDS Alliance in Seattle (Winter and Spring 2011) and interning with CDC/P in project analysis for hypertension prevention studies (Summer 2009). Jose also interned for the UW GenOM Project assisting in lab work research (Summer 2007). Jose is from Yakima, Washington, enjoys out-door activities and being with friends and family.
Key Volunteers & Interns
Becky Lomax-Sumner, Medicine Woman
Becky Lomax-Sumner is one of the two “Medicine Women” at Timmy Global Health . Becky has been a volunteer at Timmy for eight years and has been on ten Timmy brigades—five to Jamaica and five to Guatemala. She is a clinical microbiologist, but on the brigades assumes a variety of roles, including pharmacy and triage nursing. She loves procuring medications and supplies for the trips, as well as spending the week with the college students and other medical professionals helping the underserved. In her spare time, Becky volunteers at Gennasaret Free Clinic and at Eagle Creek Park. She has monitored the Eastern bluebird populations at Eagle Creek Park for 19 years and serves on two boards associated with the park. She is also an active member of Impact 100.
Susie Sauter, Medicine Woman
Susie is one of Timmy’s two “Medicine Women.” Susie was born and raised in Indiana and presently lives in Fishers, Indiana. She and her husband, Bill Sauter, DDS, have four children. Susie graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Nursing and has spent most of her career working in maternal and child healthcare. She presently volunteers with Volunteers in Medicine, working at Good Samaritan in their pediatric clinic. She has volunteered with Timmy since 2002, working to procure, organize and prepare the medications that are sent on the medical brigades. She has travelled with Timmy to Jamaica and Quito, Ecuador. Beyond Timmy, her interests include hiking, running, cycling, the Indianapolis Colts, and Indiana University football and basketball.
Julia Selby, LAMP (Liberal Arts & Management Program) Intern
Julia first began her involvement with Timmy Global Health in her sophomore year at Indiana University through the Virtu Project. Currently, as an incoming senior, she was given the opportunity to intern with Timmy through IU’s LAMP program where she is helping out with many projects and experiencing a new perspective in the nonprofit world and the Timmy world. Julia also hopes to expand her understanding and knowledge of the public health field. She is majoring in anthropology with minors in Spanish, fundraising and resource management, and Latin American and Carribean studies. Her international experience includes spending a semester abroad in Lima, Peru where she developed a profound appreciation for llama wool sweaters. Upon graduation, Julia wishes to pursue a career in nonprofit management. She is from Hinsdale, Illinois and enjoys traveling, reading, and taking pictures of her dog.
Rachel Snell, High School Outreach Coordinator
Rachel first became involved with Timmy Global Health during her sophomore year at Ball State University. During her time there she served as president of the chapter for two years and participated in three medical brigades to both Guatemala and Ecuador. Wanting to focus on a new aspect of Timmy’s programming, Rachel now joins us as the High School Outreach Coordinator. She is looking forward to engaging young students in Timmy’s work and expanding the impact and reach of Timmy’s high school chapters. Rachel recently graduated cum laude from Ball State University with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry. She will begin pursuing a Masters of Public Health from Indiana University School of Medicine in the fall, and afterwards plan to attend medical school. Rachel’s experiences with Timmy Global Health have helped to shape the person she is today and the physician she hopes to become.
Ninah Clegg, Pharmacy Intern
Ninah also oversees Timmy’s medical supply warehouse and local outreach efforts alongside Jessica. Ninah is currently a senior at IUPUI and first became involved with the organization when her high school participated in a wheelchair initiative and donated the items to Timmy. Since then, Ninah has been involved with the IUPUI Timmy chapter and has traveled to Guatemala to work with Timmy’s partner clinic, Pop-Wuj. Ninah will receive a Bachelors of Arts in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Music this May. She is currently in the process of applying to medical schools and also plans on obtaining a Masters in Public Health in order to work with health issues at home and abroad.
Rashaad Johnson, Herron High Global Health Intern
Rashaad Johnson is a senior at Herron High school. He enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. After graduation, he plans to pursue a degree in Zoology or Biology receiving a BS or masters degree for herpetology. Rashaad says, “I took on this internship because of the incredible opportunity and experience to help less fortunate people and children in the places needed. I myself am a type 1 diabetic I was diagnosed at the age of 4 and have been diabetic for 12 years, it is a hard disease to handle and I have everything I need here in the U.S. So I know it is even harder to handle in other countries that lack the proper resources. This is a reason why I have joined Timmy. I love helping others, and Timmy Global Health has allowed me do that and also help other people in need of medical support be able to live a happier life. I plan to continue my service and help to the Timmy Global Health for as long as I can.”
Zach Wright, Long-term Volunteer: Tena, Ecuador
Zach joined the Timmy team in September of 2012. For the last two years Zach has been working with the medically underserved communities of Indianapolis as an outreach coordinator for Covering Kids and Families of Central Indiana and the Marion County Public Health Department. Through his work at the County Health Department, Zach served eligible individuals and families by assisting with the process of attaining affordable health coverage programs. Mainly focusing on the south and southeast neighborhoods of Indianapolis, Zach collaborated with local schools and community organizations to reach a large number of families in need—assisting them in accessing health coverage and ultimately necessary health care services. Zach grew up in Indianapolis and attended Butler University. He graduated in 2010 with a degree in Chemistry. As an undergraduate student, he was a member of the Butler University Chapter of Timmy Global Health. Zach was involved as a student leader in the chapter for two years and traveled to Guatemala as a part of the group’s annual medical service trips in 2009 and 2010. After graduating Zach spent time at Timmy’s community partner in Guatemala, Pop Wuj, participating in their Spanish language immersion program and volunteering in their community development projects. Locally in Indianapolis, Zach has been active with several volunteer projects, including In2Books ePals Reading Mentoring Program and the Special Olympics of Indiana. At the conclusion of his work with Timmy Global Health in Ecuador, Zach will return to the United States and will begin medical school in the Fall of 2013. His past and future experiences, both local and abroad, will no doubt help him to better serve his future patients with understanding and compassion.