LFHC Welcomes New Staff to Management Team

LFHC is welcoming three new staff members to its management team.

Mark Gorman, who most recently served as the Interim Country Director of World Education Laos (WEL), will become the hospital’s Executive Director in September.

Mark brings 40 years of experience in the administration of nonprofits and public entities to LFHC. He speaks English, French, Lao and Thai.

Prior to being the interim director at WEL for four months last year, he served as that NGO’s Country Director in Laos from May of 2010 to October 2013. During that time, he spearheaded education and awareness projects related to unexploded land mines, as well as various programs aimed at economic development and increasing medical capacity. As director, Mark represented WEL at meetings with senior officials of the Lao government officials, the UN and the U.S. State Department.

Prior to working at WEL, Mark worked several years in Thailand for the International Rescue Committee. Mark served in the Peace Corps in the Central African Republic after earning a graduate degree in public health at the University of Hawaii in 1982.

Dr. Lisa Rynn, who has taught pediatrics in Uganda, is the hospital’s new Medical Director.

Lisa is a graduate of New York Medical College, where she was a Primary Care Research Fellow. She performed her residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

Prior to joining the LFHC staff, Lisa worked as the Attending Physician in Emergency Medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. She worked nearly seven years in emergency medicine in hospitals in Pennsylvania.

In Uganda, Lisa served as a visiting faculty member in pediatrics at universities in Mbale and Gulu.

She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Amalia Berger, a registered nurse who most recently worked with Medical Teams International in Bangladesh, is the hospital’s new Nursing Educator.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Amalia also earned a Masters in the Science of Nursing there. She worked more than three years in the Emergency Department of the university’s hospital.

Amalia first worked in Bangladesh in October 2018 as a nurse with the Hope Foundation for the Women and Children of Bangladesh. She served as a health coordinator and mentor for the nursing staff at a new hospital in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp.

She joined Medical Teams International in January to support the Joint Rohingya Response Program, which helps local health care workers provide primary care to people at the Kutupalong Refugee Camp.