Madeleine Allard – Founder and Director of Medical Mission International
Madeleine has been the director of Medical Mission International since its inception in 2002. As the director Madeleine is the liaison between North American Church volunteers, National Christian Organizations and governmental authorities. She co-ordinates outreaches with the team leaders and on-the-field missionaries and participates in the medical outreaches. Madeleine graduated in 1973 with a diploma in Nursing and in 1992 with a bachelor of Nursing from the University of New Brunswick. Throughout the years she has worked in neurology ICU, correctional centre, emergency room, and an urban clinic in a refugee camp in Costa Rica for 6 years. Madeleine started to introduce wound care in all the medical outreaches done in Africa, since many patients came with chronic wounds. She was certified to do skin grafts in 2006. She is also a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) with the American Board of Wound Management. Madeleine’s vision is to expand wound care in the new MMI facility in Sokode Togo and trained the nationals to do wound care.
Leanne Pellerin – Director of Medical Mission International USA
Leanne Pellerin has been involved with Medical Mission International since 2009. She has been on multiple projects to Peru (2009, 2011 & 2012) and Africa (Mali in 2012, Burkina Faso in 2012 and Togo in 2013) with MMI. Leanne has been the person working behind the scenes for the past few years, collecting and storing supplies and helping to send Madeleine and teams off on projects.
Leanne and her husband, Brian, live in Rollinsford, NH with their 18 year old daughter, Hannah. They run a real estate business together, where Leanne handles all of the bookkeeping and administrative responsibilities.
Pastor Eric Phinney – President of Medical Mission International Board
Graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in Business Administration and a strong background in Civil Engineering, Eric went on to complete a Masters of Divinity at Wycliffe College and the University of Toronto. Eric was ordained in 1991 and has pastored two churches in Southern New Brunswick since that time. He has also been involved in a number of mission/prayer movements in Canada and internationally including: March for Jesus, Watchmen for the Nations, Alpha, and Wycliffe Bible translators. Eric has traveled to Africa, Taiwan, South American, England and Canada’s North, in service of various mission agencies. Eric is the past Chairman of the Board for Alpha Ministries Canada and current Chair of Wycliffe Bible Translators Canada. He is also the Chaplain for the Port of Saint John & chairman for Mission to Seafarers Canada. He continues to serve as the President/Chair of the MMI board
Naida Antworth – Office Administrator
Naida began to volunteer with Medical Mission International as assistant to Madeleine Allard in 2007, with her first mission to Mali, Africa in the fall of 2008. She has since volunteered in many projects in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Togo.
In the MMI office Naida processes the volunteers’ applications and assists Madeleine with office work. On the mission field, Naida works wherever she is the most needed. Even non-medical volunteers can find a lot to do!
Lynette Zuidema-Haun – Associate Missionary with MMI
Lynette graduated from University of Portland in Oregon, U.S in 2003, with Bachelor of Science in nursing. She worked in cardiac/respiratory and Intensive Care Unit until 2011.
Her first overseas medical mission was with MMI in 2008 in Mali, West Africa. She has since participated with MMI on projects in Peru, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Togo.
From 2013-2015 she was a full time missionary in Togo where she coordinated the medical/wound care projects for MMI. She also helped to establish the clinic at La Maison Bethesda in Sokode. Lynette has returned to the USA to further her studies. She remains an associate with MMI.