About Us

Who we are

We are a team of medical and humanitarian volunteers supporting the health and education of children and families in Haiti and Bolivia. We send medical teams to underserved areas, providing essential medical and surgical care. We provide funding for education and food to children and families in Haiti where famine is rampant.

We are passionate about securing a healthy and safe future for families and children. We invite you to join us as a volunteer, a donor, or a sponsor in the array of service opportunities we offer.

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Northern Arizona Volunteer Medical Corp (NAVMC)

NAVMC supports the health, education, and safety of children and families in need through local programs and international relief projects.

Northern Arizona Volunteer Medical Corp

History

NAVMC is proud of its local and global work, and is grateful to the hundreds of supporters and sponsors who value our mission, the work that we do, and the lives that we save. Thank you!

1995

Beginnings

Northern Arizona Volunteer Medical Corp (NAVMC) was founded by two Flagstaff, Arizona doctors, Kelly Reber and Bert Mckinnon, who traveled to Armenia on a volunteer medical trip. Inspired by this experience, they gathered a local group of doctors and nurses to continue this type of charitable work. In these early years, NAVMC traveled to Cambodia, Brazil, and Mexico providing surgical care to the underserved.

2007

Mogolia

NAVMC transitioned into a teaching role, providing a more sustainable program. From 2007-2009 NAVMC sent teams to train orthopedic residents and operating room staff in Mongolia. We treated trauma victims and introduced new technologies and materials to the largests trauma center in the capital city Ulaanbaatar.

2010

Haiti

On January 12, 2010, Haiti was struck by a massive earthquake that left over 200,000 people dead and 400,000 injured. NAVMC sent three teams as part of an earthquake relief effort. Since then, we have sent over 40 medical teams to Haiti providing surgical care and teaching local medical providers.

2011

Renmen Foundation

NAVMC began supporting a home for children in Port au Prince. To this date, we provide, education, food, and infrastructure for 50 children that call it their home. See Renmen

2012

Local support

NAVMC reached out to the local community to assist families and children in Flagstaff and Northern Arizona. We supported organizations including those that fed the food insecure and educated local youth, as well as managed blood drives to stock blood banks nearby and faraway.

2020

COVID

March of 2020, the health care providers of the Navajo, Hopi, Apache and Zuni Nations found themselves without personal protective equipment (PPE). We responded to their most critical need, isolation gowns. Through our efforts, nearly 9,000 reusable cloth isolation gowns were fabricated and distributed to 13 service units.

Board of Directors

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President

Dr. John Durham

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Treasurer

Bethany De Alva

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Secretary

Amy Peterson

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BOARD MEMBER​

Dr. Andrew Aldridge

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BOARD MEMBER​

Robert Miller

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Board Member

Dan Hall

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executive director

Laura McGrath

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