We are excited to announce that Martha Newsome is appointed as the new President and CEO of Medical Teams International! Martha will join the team on September 1, 2016, as the fourth president at Medical Teams.

About Martha Newsome

Martha’s passion has taken her from the front line realities in the field of local community health — where her heart and passion remain — to senior leadership roles. She brings an incredible ability to strategize and execute life-changing initiatives.

Over the last 30 years, Martha has addressed international health needs. This includes her current position leading World Vision International’s Global Sustainable Health team. This team includes their global programs in food, health, nutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene. They represent global teams of over 3,000 employees. We are confident she will lead our organization to have an even greater impact on the lives of people around the world in great need.

In Martha’s words: “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!”

From Mark Dodson, Board Chair at Medical Teams: “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. [She] has become an authoritative global leader in sustainable health solutions. We are blessed to have her join us.”