Tom Irons MD
Tom Irons is a senior Professor of Pediatrics at East Carolina University. He maintains an active clinical teaching practice and has worked with uninsured and underserved for most of my career. He has worked in Mwandi since 2008 and takes senior medical students and residents every February. He was the first Treasurer of Mwandi Mission Hospital American Partners and remains in that role today. He is passionate about his work and is deeply grateful to have the opportunity to serve his brothers and sisters there
Peggy Schrieber MD, MPH
Chair of Board
Peggy Schrieber is a general surgeon from Denver, Colorado and the current chair of the board. She has been traveling to Mwandi since she finished her training in 1999. She spent 6 months at Mwandi Hospital as a mentor and physician in 2001 and has since taken surgical mission teams to the hospital once or twice a year, providing specialty care otherwise unavailable to the community. As chair, she hopes to continue supporting infrastructure projects such as improving the water system, expanding the solar network and promoting the expansion of Mwandi Hospital to a specialty hospital.
Verna Case PhD
Secretary, Past Chair
Verna Miller Case, Ph.D. is the Beverly F. Dolan Emeritus Professor of Biology at Davidson College. She has led annual, month-long programs is Mwandi with Davidson students since 2000. During that time, over 150 students learned about the challenges of delivering healthcare in a resource-limited environment. Several of the students in the Davidson Mwandi program returned to Mwandi as resident physicians during their medical training. Dr. Case was elected to the Mwandi international board in 2007 and served as Chair of the Board from 2011 – 2018. During her time as chair, the American Partners Board was established, incorporated, and received 501c3 status. She is currently Board Secretary.