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Explore the INMED Board of Directors, individuals dedicated to supporting the world’s most marginalized communities by contributing their particular expertise and experience to guide pivotal decisions that shape the organization.
INMED Directors

“To whom much is given, much is expected.”

– John F. Kennedy

Timothy Myrick MD

Dr. Timothy Myrick lived and served for two decades with his family in the Muslim world, including sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Horn of Africa – including INMED Training Sites Kanad Hospital and Kijabe Hospital. His wife, Lori, has served as a labor and delivery nurse alongside him. While in Kenya, they focused on the needs of Somali refugees. Tim communicates fluently in Arabic and French, has taught medical school in northern Somalia, and is currently teaching family medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Don Philgreen MD

Dr. Philgreen’s 50+ year healthcare career began at the University of Chicago School of Medicine followed by a rotating internship at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. Dr. Philgreen’s first service was two years with the Indian Health Service on the Gila River Indian Reservation in Arizona. He served in private practice in Ottawa, Kansas before becoming the medical director for Resource Health crisis pregnancy ministries. In 1996, Dr. Philgreen continued to share his vision and skills joining the faculty at Research Medical Center Family Medicine Residency where he continues to teach today. In 2004, he was named the Missouri Family Physician of the Year by the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians and was a runner-up in the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Physician of the Year. In his entire career, Dr Philgreen has delivered 4900+ babies.

Peter Greenspan DO

Dr. Greenspan is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Since 1997, this Board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist has instructed medical students and residents in the Kansas City area through his appointments to the faculty of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and University Health Family Medicine Residency Programs. Dr. Greenspan, a messianic Jew, is a recognized authority on subjects of apologetics, medical ethics and human cloning.

Mike Searcy CFP

Mike Searcy is a Certified Financial Planner with Searcy Financial Services, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at the College for Financial Planning at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In addition, he has served as Education Chairman and President for the Kansas City Chapter of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, and as an advisory board member to the National Committee of the International Association for Financial Planning. He is a former member of the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy. Michael has been a Rotarian since 1995 and for ten years participated with medical specialty care teams providing care in Central America.

Judy LeMaster RN

Judy LeMaster is a registered nurse raised in London, England and educated at Westminster Hospital and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Skilled in midwifery and fluent in the Nepali language, Judy and her husband Joe LeMaster lived in Nepal from 1990-2000, serving at Okhaldhunga Hospital the only medical care facility for 300,000 people, where they promoted maternal-child health. Judy also served at Nepal’s Amp Pipal Hospital as a nursing supervisor, alongside a newly appointed Nepali nursing superintendent. More recently, Judy aids Bhutanese refugees resettled in the Kansas City area, teaching English as Second Language (ESL) in association with Mission Adelante, and continues to lead healthcare teams to Nepal, where her cultural expertise facilities their effective service.

Roy Moran THM

Roy Moran is the primary leader of Shoal Creek Community Church, one that is fully engaged in orphan care, health, and economic development for the community of Bhukwini, South Africa. Before founding Shoal Creek, Roy was Vice President of Human Resources for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Along with his responsibilities at Shoal Creek, Roy has served as a consultant in the areas of leadership development, executive coaching, and team building with SkillPath. Roy is a graduate of Baylor University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He loves golf, his four children, and wife, Candy, in reverse order.

Sean Mark MD, DIMPH

Dr. Mark is an emergency medicine physician at Research Medical Center and University Health. He earned the INMED Professional Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health, serving at Clinica Esperanza in Honduras and LIGHT in northeastern China. Dr. Mark has a particular interest in international public health, clinical ultrasound, and serving Spanish-speaking communities. Dr. Mark is a pianist, husband to Kirsten Mark, and father to seven children.

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Nicholas Comninellis MD, MPH, DIMPH

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Nicholas Comninellis is President and Professor of INMED, the Institute for International Medicine. He is also faculty at Research Medical Center Family Medicine Residency. Over a two-year period Dr. Comninellis served inner-city citizens at Shanghai Charity Hospital. Over another two years, he led a healthcare ministry in the war-besieged nation of Angola in southern Africa. Dr. Comninellis next served for six years in the Kansas City public hospital before launching INMED in 2003.

He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine and Saint Louis University School of Public Health and was a family medicine resident at John Peter Smith Hospital. Dr. Comninellis also earned a professional diploma in tropical medicine from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and became board certified in both public health and family medicine. Among his authored books are Shanghai DoctorWhere Do I Go From Hereand INMED International Medicine & Public Health. Dr. Comninellis is a classical guitarist and faculty co-advisor for UMKC Cru. He was recognized as the 2009 United Nations Association of the United States World Citizen and the 2015 University of Missouri-Kansas City Alumni of the Year.

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