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Welcome New President & CEO

Medical Teams International is pleased to announce that Martha Holley Newsome has been appointed the new President and CEO. Martha joined Medical Teams International on September 1st, 2016.

Meet our new CEO

About Martha Holley Newsome

Martha has spent the last 30 years addressing international health needs including her recent position leading World Vision International’s Global Sustainable Health team which includes their global programs in food, health and nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene and represents global teams of over 3000 employees and a budget of $700M. She has worked her way to senior leadership from the front line realities of local community health and has developed an incredible ability to strategize and execute initiatives.

Martha joins Medical Teams after 20 years with World Vision International, where she led many health initiatives worldwide including serving as both the Global and Africa HIV and AIDS Director and as Health Director and National Director for World Vision Mozambique. She and her team developed a highly successful health and nutrition strategy and she has catalyzed innovation, like mobile health projects in sixteen countries. At age 33 she was appointed National Director of the Mozambique program in a post-civil war context, and then led them strongly through periods of severe flooding.


“The mission of Medical Teams International resonates with my own lifelong sense of personal calling to bring healing and wholeness to a hurting world. I am eager to join the staff, board, and you in this important mission and to lead Medical Teams forward in the vision, direction, and expanded role that God has planned for this incredible organization!”

-Martha Holley Newsome


From Mark Dodson, Board Chair of Medical Teams International

“We are thrilled to have Martha as our next CEO. Martha has a wonderful, joyful spirit rooted in her sincere faith. She has dedicated her life to serving the health needs of others, and has become an authoritative global leader in sustainable health solutions. We are blessed to have her join us.”