Esperança

National Doctor’s Day & How to Celebrate

Now more than ever, our world is looking to the strength and guidance of its physicians. Frontline health workers have been stretched thin and risk their own lives daily to ensure our communities are being vaccinated safely.

Esperança has relied on the generosity of physicians for the past 51 years, those leading surgical missions abroad and serving on our Board of Directors. Now it’s our turn to say “thanks” for their dedicated service.

From the entire Esperança team…thank you for your commitment to transforming lives and improving health of the most vulnerable, and keeping us ALL safe. On March 30th, National Doctor’s Day, we would like to take this time to acknowledge the generosity of some Esperança volunteers who, together, have transformed the lives of thousands…

Bill Dolan

Position: Former Program Director

Specialty: General

Years of Service: 44

Countries: Brazil

Kimberly Spahn

Position: Surgical team lead

Specialty: Orthopedic

Years of Service: 3

Countries: Ecuador

Julia Katarincic

Position: Surgical team lead

Specialty: Orthopedic

Years of Service: 3

Countries: Ecuador

John Pajka

Position: Surgical team lead

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Years of Service: 17

Countries: Bolivia, Peru

Martin Johnson

Position: Immediate Past Board Chair

Specialty: Plastics

Years of Service: 8

Countries: Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua

Ray Sachs

Position: Board member, surgical team lead

Specialty: Orthopedics

Years of Service: 10

Countries: Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru

Brandt Feuerstein

Position: Board member, surgical team lead

Specialty: General

Years of Service: 3

Countries: Ecuador, Peru

Tony Smith

Position: Board member, surgical team lead

Specialty: Plastics – Hands

Years of Service: 6

Countries: Ecuador, Nicaragua

Join us on March 30th to give back to these selfless medical professionals. You can acknowledge their commitment to healthcare by:

  • thanking your local physician
    • social media shout-outs
    • leave a review of their office
    • send flowers or greeting cards to your doctor’s office
  • donate to an organization that supports improving medical care in third world countries

Elena Burr