Leadership Team

Jeff Pinneo President & CEO of MTI 

Jeff Pinneo, President and Chief Executive Officer 

In 2010, Jeff went with his wife, Janey – a nurse and Medical Teams International volunteer – to Haiti to care for those affected by the devastating earthquake. He had served on the board of our organization for a few years, but this was Jeff’s first opportunity to see firsthand how MTI puts faith into action and the experience strengthened his commitment to caring for the world’s most vulnerable and to our mission.

Following his retirement as president and CEO of Horizon Air after nearly 3 decades with Horizon and Alaska Airlines, Jeff joined MTI in 2012, becoming the third executive leader in the history of the organization. Under his leadership, Medical Teams International has launched an ambitious and strategic plan to expand the reach and impact of our work among the poorest and most vulnerable, to nearly double the number we will serve by the year 2020.
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Pamela Blikstad, Vice President, Finance

Pam ensures the good stewardship of all resources entrusted to MTI. Under her careful and expert financial management, we’ve continually received the highest ratings from independent charity evaluators. Pam joined Medical Teams International in 1999 as a staff accountant; in 2012, she was recognized as Portland Business Journal's Not-for-Profit CFO of the Year.
 Joe DiCarlo

Joe DiCarlo, Vice President, Programs

Joe is a 15-year veteran of Medical Teams International, coming alongside the organization during our response to Hurricane Mitch in 1998. In his previous role as Director of Emergency Relief & Global Security, Joe played a critical role in building our reputation in disaster response with innovative and highly effective programming, and he has been instrumental in developing international program alliances with partners around the world.

Doug Fountain, Vice President, Operations Support

Doug has more than 23 years of health, human services and operational planning experience grounded in faith-based organizations like World Vision International and Uganda Christian University. His oversight of our global health commodity support, supply chain, information technology and facility management functions is instrumental in helping expand the reach and impact of our programs.

Jon Beighle, Vice President, Marketing & Development

Jon is at the helm of our marketing and fundraising initiatives. Jon joins MTI from a 17-year career in marketing and sales leadership at Microsoft.  Prior to Microsoft, he served as a diplomat with the U.S. State Department in the Dominican Republic and Ireland. He also practiced law for three years in Seattle, WA.