The Team

Mercy 4 Ubuzima consists of four teams of four, and six additional leading and support team members that play a role on all teams. On each of the four teams, there is a nurse, a physician, an administrator and a team coordinator.

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Coordinator

    I am going to Rwanda "To be a light as I’m called to be as a Christian and to serve others as Catherine McAuley, Mercy’s founder, did."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Coordinator

    "I am so grateful for this opportunity to go to Rwanda. I have been blessed over the last 20 plus years to live in and travel to other countries in Africa. I look forward to the opportunity to serve in Rwanda knowing that I will learn more than I will share."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Coordinator

    "When I first heard about this trip I was so excited at the opportunity, both for Mercy and Kigali. My passion for serving others greatly influenced my interest in participating in such a special occasion. My hope is that this unique opportunity will provide growth for health care in Kigali and Mercy as we learn how to work together."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Coordinator

    "I am going in hopes to help make a difference in the quality of health care in Rwanda. While my background is not clinical, I believe my energy and expertise serving as a coordinator will contribute to the overall success of this mission. This is an opportunity to fulfill my personal desire to serve, and I am beyond excited to see what lies ahead. While Mercy’s role is to use our talents and resources to help make recommendations to Rwanda, I am certain we will take away just as much from this trip as the people of Rwanda. This will be an incredible learning experience both personally and professionally, and I am honored to have the opportunity to represent Mercy in this venture."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Nurse

    "I feel completely blessed to be chosen to Rwanda. I hope by going I will be contributing to the Mission of Mercy Hospital by being a good steward and being charitable with my time and knowledge."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Nurse

    "I have been blessed to have cared for so many people over the years, making a difference in their lives. To be given an opportunity to extend this blessing to others thousands of miles away, would be a wonderful ending to my career…one that I never once felt was a “job” but a “calling.”"

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Nurse

    "It has always been a personal mission of mine to help others in any capacity that I can. This trip fulfills that personal mission as well as the Mercy Ministry to serve and help others."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Nurse

    "I have traveled all around the world with the military and I have always wanted to do things in a different capacity. When I read the email informing us of the trip that Mercy was going to be taking to Rwanda I felt a calling to go. I became a nurse to fulfill a calling. I enjoy helping people and what better way to help people than to provide my services to another country."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Physician

    "I feel motivated to help. This seems like a really unique and special opportunity."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Physician

    "I have always had an interest in working with hospitals in foreign countries in an attempt to improve the health care of the local citizens. It seems like it is our responsibility, as Mercy, to contribute to this effort."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Physician

    "Having previously visited five medical facilities in Kenya and Tanzania, I have never forgotten the tremendous need for health care in Africa and have a deep desire to help improve access to quality medical care. I have contemplated doing "medical missionary" work but have felt that providing care 1:1 would have a minimal impact on the problem. The Mercy 4 Ubuzima trip to Rwanda offers an opportunity to affect a large number of citizens by helping promote improvements in the system of health care."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Physician

    "I see it as a unique and exciting challenge to share myself and any skills I may possess with others. Striving with others to bring health, healing and wholeness to people in a nation and culture foreign to me is inspiring. I pray I can be helpful and effective and know it will be a growing and learning experience."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Administrator

    "I am going on the Rwanda trip because this is my opportunity to share my knowledge and help others. This is in line with the mission, vision and values of the Sisters of Mercy and Catherine McCauley. I love working with others and helping to provide support to others in time of need is something I feel very passionate about."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Administrator

    "I want to be a part of making a difference in the health care delivery and access in Rwanda, and I think my experience focused in ensuring Oklahomans in rural communities have access to health care could be helpful. I hope to learn lessons I can bring home, too."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Administrator

    "My daughter has been working with disadvantaged children in South Africa for the past five years. The passion she has shown and the love she has grown for helping others less fortunate has given me a great appreciation for what Mercy can do to assist in other countries. This opportunity will allow me to not only experience what she has for the last few years, but also to help develop my own personal ministry. It would make me proud to represent Mercy in what we hope will be a long term and successful joint venture with the people of Rwanda."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Administrator

    "I believe that Mercy can provide tools, knowledge and insight to assist the Rwanda people in making sustainable improvements in health care. I am personally motivated to do what I can, in Jesus’ name, to help others and believe this is very consistent with Mercy’s mission."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Storyteller

    "My role as documentarian, or storyteller, of this trip will let me show our community – and hopefully the world – what incredible work is being done in Rwanda and at Mercy. I’m honored to have the responsibility of helping people, regardless of their geography, get access to these experiences. Hopefully, we can all learn a little from each other."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Liaison

    "I consider myself a servant leader with a servant heart. My dream is to reach out and work together to transform the lives of others through compassionate care and exceptional service. The Mercy family personifies my dream and together we will travel home to Rwanda to (1) identify deficiencies (gaps) in the country’s healthcare delivery system (2) develop a strategic plan on how to address those issues (3) thereby planting the seed that will grow into a long-term relationship between Mercy and the people of Rwanda."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Business Administrator

    "I have worked with countless physicians, nurses, and other clinicians throughout my career who have participated in the joy of medical missions, and providing sometimes life changing care to patients in need. I have always had a passion for this work, and have helped these clinicians find the time or resources to bring the healing ministry to those in need. However, as a non-clinician it is rare to have the opportunity to utilize my healthcare skills to offer assistance that could impact an entire healthcare system. I am excited to share my passion and skills, while also learning a great deal from those I will be working with during our time in Rwanda."

  • Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Leader

    "I have had a passion for partnering with the people of Rwanda since my first trip as a guest of President Kagame in 2004. Since that time we have been instrumental in encouraging several collaborative efforts with our Rwandan friends. As Chair of the Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City Board of Directors, I was so pleased to introduce Mercy to Rwanda and to see them embrace the opportunity."

  • Vice Mayor for Social Affairs, City of Kigali

    "I regard quality healthcare as a basic human right.  As Vice Mayor for social affair, I provide leadership guidance to all healthcare related projects in the City of Kigali.  In that regard, I am the primary focal contact and coordinator for Mercy 4 Ubuzima partnership program in Rwanda.  The program has been a sucess due to good leadership and I am so thankful to my country's leaders who reach out to source the right partners like Mercy !  The program is a clear testimony of the existing healthy sister city relationship between the cities of Kigali and Oklahoma."

     

  • Division Manager RMH

    I feel so honored to be part of a team that works hard to serve others.  As part of RMH staff, its great having to work together with others as we grow our referral hospital.

  • Director - Strategic Development

    Being part of the Mercy4Ubuzima team has become an exciting experience for me. Using my skills and expertise to help people half a world away is something that never crossed my mind when I began my career at Mercy five years ago.  As I have learned more about the people of Rwanda, I have become eager to offer my talents to help change healthcare in Rwanda.   I look forward to the possibilities that will present themselves as we continue to develop the relationship between Mercy and Rwanda.

  • Nursing Director - Muhima Hospital

    As a nurse, I have passion for healthcare.  I do believe that healthcare is for all without any discrimination.