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Medical Teams International Elects New Board Members

by Barbara Agnew | Dec 05, 2013

(PORTLAND, ORE - Feb. 29, 2008) An orthopedic surgeon from Portland, Ore., and a business leader from Bellevue, Wash., have been elected to the board of directors at Medical Teams International, a global health organization with its headquarters in Oregon. Dr. Todd Ulmer and Nate Miles each will serve a three-year term.

A physician with Columbia Orthopedic Associates, Ulmer previously held faculty positions at Stanford University and the University of Washington. Ulmer has wide-ranging overseas medical experience, including assignments in Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Honduras. He also has provided medical care in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Niger with Medical Teams International.

A graduate of Stanford University Medical School, Ulmer holds undergraduate degrees from Cambridge and Stanford universities.

Board member Nate Miles is director of state government affairs-western U.S. division at Eli Lilly and Company. He oversees government and public affairs for an 18-state region, working extensively with state legislatures, governors and municipal officials. Prior to his tenure with Eli Lilly, Miles was executive assistant to the president at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center.

Miles is a board member of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators Corporate Roundtable, and serves in leadership capacities with the King County Boys & Girls Clubs, the Puget Sound Regional Council Economic Development Board and the Association of Washington Business. He is a graduate of the University of Washington.

“We’re delighted to have Dr. Ulmer and Mr. Miles join our board of directors,” says Bas Vanderzalm, president of Medical Teams International. “Both have tremendous passion for our work, extensive experience in international health and compassionate hearts for those suffering in our world.”

Founded in 1979 as Northwest Medical Teams, Medical Teams International is a non-profit humanitarian relief and development organization that exists to demonstrate the love of Christ to people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty around the world. In its 28-year history, Medical Teams International has deployed more the 1,650 volunteer teams and shipped over $1 billion in antibiotics, surgical kits and lifesaving medicines to care for 35 million people in 100 countries.