Board of Directors
Irwin, MD - Gil, a practicing Internist in Manassas, Virginia, is the founder of Medical Missionaries.
Vice-President: Kenneth Kornetsky, MD -Ken has practiced nephrology and internal medicine in Warrenton, Culpepper, and Manassas (Virginia) for 29
years. He has worked with Medical Missionaries since 1999.
Carolyn Jeans, RN -Carolyn has staffed the night shift in the critical care unit at Prince William Hospital for the past 30
years. She is one of the founding members of Medical Missionaries and has made one or more trips per year to serve the
poor in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Treasurer: Ed Wyrsch
- Ed brings to Medical Missionaries a long history of accounting and tax work. He worked for the IRS for 31 years and
before that for a corporate accounting firm in New York City.
Brian Brenner - Brian is owner and
technician at Brenner's Advanced Automotive, Inc. located in Manassas Park, Virginia, for 20+ years. Among
his many contributions to Medical Missionaries, Brian provides mechanical advice, service, and supplies for the organization's
Ron Burrell - Ron joined Medical
Missionaries in 1998, becoming one of the founding Members of the Board. He is Chief Engineer for Medical Missionaries,
with primary responsibility for the physical facilities of St. Joseph Clinic in Thomassique, Haiti. Ron worked for IBM
for 30 years, retiring in 1991 as Senior Engineer and Chief Scientist for the IBM facility in Manassas.
Peter Dirr, PhD - Peter
was an educator, researcher, telecommunications specialist, and executive director of non-profit organizations for 40 years.
He is putting his experience to work for Medical Missionaries by overseeing health projects, working with our Fellows, and
seeking new sources of financing.
Mark Mason, MD - Mark practiced
General, Vascular, and Thoracic surgery in Northern Virginia (Prince William Hospital) for 25 years. He continues to
be an active member of the Clinical Committee of the Prince William Area Free Clinic.
Debra Parrish, RN - Debra spent four years
in the U.S. Air Force prior to working in the Operating Room at Prince William Hospital for the past 30 years. She has
headed seven trips of surgical teams to Banica (Dominican Republic) and Thomassique (Haiti) for Medical Missionaries.
Anna Penna, MD -Anna graduated from Dartmouth
Medical School. She specializes in Anesthesiology at Prince William Hospital.
David Snyder, MD - David
is an orthopedic surgeon at Fauquier Hospital, with a private practice in Warrenton, VA. He is Founder and Chairman
of the Board of the Verdun Adventurebound Youth Retreat Center in Rixeyville, VA. He is also District Chairman of the
Piedmont Boyscouts, serving Culpepper and Fauquier counties. David is a motivational public speaker whose greatest recent
joy is being a grandfather of four.
Gachard Jean Pierre, PA - Gachard is a Physician Assistant in Internal
Medicine. She has made several trips to St. Joseph Clinic with medical teams. She is founder and advisor to the
Gwoup Jenn Tet Ansanm (GJTA), a Thomassique youth group devoted to improving the quality of life in Thomassiique.
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