Allister M. Ramrattan, B.S. RT(R) CBDT, RN
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Kelly Crowell, B.A. Cultural & Medical Anthropology, NREMT, RPhT
Executive Vice President & COO
Dr. Jeff Casebier, D.M.D.
Chief Dental Officer
Allister started off in healthcare as a CNA. He worked his way up through the ranks of being an Emergency Room technician and moved on after graduating from the Radiology Technologist program at Washington Adventist Hospital. He got the idea to pursue efforts in health education and health promotion after working as a radiologic technologist at a pediatric orthopaedic clinic. After medical trips to Haiti, Ethiopia, India and Syrian tent cities in Jordan he returned to school, at Marymount University, to complete a BSN and transition into a more patient centered career as a nurse. He views the patient caregiver relationship as a partnership and never fails to learn from his clients, both pediatric and adult. “Clients teach us more about medicine than any classroom ever could.” Allister is looking forward to creating a team that will help to make health promotion and prevention a more significant part of medicine than treatment. Allister enjoys spending time with his son, reading, painting, watching movies, cooking and doing home improvement projects. I have worked with CRUDEM in Haiti, GFR in Jordan, and Tomorrow Come in Ethiopia. I hope to create an institution where an individual can find employment doing what they love to do and where dreamers can find camaraderie.
Originally from Omaha Nebraska, Kelly attended Brownell Talbot School. She went on to receive her Bachelors of Arts Degree at Creighton University. She double majored in Cultural Anthropology with an emphasis in Native American Culture and Medical Anthropology. She was first exposed to the medical field when she became a Pharmacy Technician. She was trained in various areas of pharmacy including, Long Term Care, Retail, IV Room and Inpatient Care Hospital sectors.
While Kelly worked at the University of Nebraska Medical Center she decided to earn additional training in EMS at Creighton University. After earning her EMS certification she volunteered at The University of Nebraska Medical Center on the City-Wide Disaster Response Team and received additional training in Decontamination, Hazardous Materials Response and Radiological Terrorism Response.
Kelly then went on to receive her CPR and First Aid Instructor license, and became an American Heart Association Certified Instructor in 2009. She has been an Instructor for both, Creighton University EMS Education as well as The National Safety Council before starting her own company Heart Starters. She also volunteered with The Yutan Fire Department Rescue & Recovery Dive and Ice Rescue Team, in Yutan Nebraska. Kelly got her first experience in the nonprofit sector while acting as the District Executive of Scoutreach Programs with The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council.
Kelly began assisting as a Disaster/Medical Responder in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. She has worked with several organizations such as, International Medical Relief, Global First Responders and the TommorowCome Foundation. Since 2010 she has returned to Haiti twice and has provided relief in Cambodia, India and Ethiopia. It was while in Ethiopia she was introduced to My Little Patient and has been a part of the organization since. In her spare time she enjoys photography, painting and playing guitar. Being with family and friends is among one of her greatest joys. Currently she resides in the Washington D.C. area where she works with My Little Patient and as an Independant Business owner.
Born and raised in Kailua, HI on the island of O’ahu, Jeff currently resides in Eugene, OR and is working full time as a Public Health Dentist in the area. He attended Lewis & Clark College and continued onto his dental training at Oregon Health Science University School of Dentistry in Portland, OR. Jeff traveled to Haiti in 2012 for a medical mission while still in dental school, and has worked abroad with both MLP and International Medical Relief.
Locally, he volunteers frequently for a dental outreach organization called Caring Hands, helping organize and treat underserved and veteran populations in Eugene and all around Oregon. For years he has been a part of the Oregon Mission of Mercy, which is an annual free two day non-profit dental clinic in Portland which provides dental service to thousands of people without insurance and to the homeless.
Jeff has a passion for community outreach and involvement, both locally and internationally, and sees dentistry as a vital part of health care that integrates with all other aspects of medicine, diet and lifestyle. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and backpacking the Oregon wilderness with his fiancée and two dogs. He also enjoys traveling, cooking at home, and spending time with friends and family.
Paula Corson, B.A. Cultural Anthropology
Sr. Programs and Operations Manager
Dr. Jeff Marks, D.D.S
National & International Relief Strategies Manager
Chris Troendale, M.S. International Development & Sustainability
Chief of International Development
Paula graduated with a Cultural Anthropology degree, concentrating in Native American Culture and sustainable development, from University of Maryland. She has worked with Native American Anthropologists and the International Health Service to create a manual for culturally appropriate Domestic Violence Shelters on the reservations.
She traveled to Nicaragua in 2014 where she helped facilitate trauma healing workshops and later volunteered in 2016 with the Medic Healer Council in the camps at Standing Rock Reservation.
A lifelong lover of escaping into the wilds for recreation, she pursues wellness while hiking, paddling and cycling. On her farm in Maryland, she designed and helped build her own environmentally efficient home where she indulges her passion for gardening and sustainable living.
Her professional career includes working as a Project & Operations Manager and Human Resources professional. From her diverse work experience and training, Paula is able to apply her skill set to help organize and coordinate programs within MLP that are culturally sensitive and appropriate. Paula believes that health and wellness require a wholistic approach that incorporates nutrition, exercise, herbal and plant medicine as well as western medicine.
Dr. Jeff Marks graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in medical biology and chemistry and attended dental school at the University of Washington where he served as the student body president. He then completed a pediatric residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center with a focus on craniofacial anomalies and emergency trauma. Dr. Marks is on the surgical staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital and teaches at the University of Washington. As a certified wilderness EMT, he spends a few weeks each year providing disaster/humanitarian relief (and balloon animals) to children in remote villages around the world. Dr. Marks enjoys mountaineering, sea kayaking, and traveling with his family.
Chris was born on the shores of the Mississippi River, in the far north east corner of Iowa in the city of Lansing. He graduated from Saint Mary’s University with degrees in Environmental Biology, Graphic Design and Studio Art. Chris then went to work as an archeological consultant for ten years when he decided to give back to society by joining the Peace Corps.
While working in Africa, Chris met his wonderful wife and returned to the U.S. to seek his Master’s degree. He achieved his degree in International Development at Clark University with honors. He specialized in program management, sustainable agriculture and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. Shortly after graduating Chris worked as a consultant for numerous international agencies such as the Unicef, CRS and USAID. In 2011 Chris and his wife decided to settle down and start a family. He soon became the Director of Conservation & Land Management at Whiterock Conservancy in Coon Rapids, Iowa. Within a year, he became the CEO/Executive Director at Whiterock Conservancy where he served 3 years until end of 2015. Today, Chris and his wife still reside in Coon Rapids with their four young boys. He currently works for the Boy Scouts of America as an Executive Director in western Iowa.
Tammy Pridie, B.A. Psychology
Assistant Programs & Operations Manager
Erica Bradford, M.S. Elementary Education and Curriculum Development
Chief of Educational Programming
Clifford Crowell, Commercial Art & Graphics Design
Tammy was born and raised in Omaha Nebraska where she currently resides. Tammy attended Dana College and pursued a degree in Psychology with a minor in Business. During college, Tammy spent time as a volunteer with several Head Start Programs and other local educational workshops.
After college, Tammy moved to Denver, Colorado. While there she worked for an Aviation Publication that allowed her to orchestrate elite conferences and red carpet events across the US. One of Tammy’s strengths is networking, and this gave her the opportunity to broaden her network and gain her experience. She was able to broaden her scope with companies and individuals that have had a large impact on the Technology and Aviation advancement. This was a perfect fit, as traveling is one of Tammy’s main interests and fuels her passion about learning about different cultures and areas of the world.
Currently Tammy works for a Surveillance Camera Company located in Omaha Nebraska. In her free time, Tammy enjoys reading, volunteering, her dogs and spending time with her family. Tammy loves traveling and spending as much time as she can during the summer months hiking, fishing, boating and camping
Hailing from Northern California, Erica moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1993 where she attended Brownell-Talbot College Preparatory School. Upon graduation, she attended both Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where she graduated with honors. Her undergraduate degree is in middle grades education, specializing in both natural and social sciences. Her first teaching position was a 7th grade science position in Omaha, Nebraska during which time she also pursued her first Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on Urban Issues and Diversity in Education.
She then moved to Phoenix, Arizona, attending classes at Arizona State University in Tempe and providing both habitation and respite services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Following this experience, she returned to Omaha, where she taught fifth grade as the science specialist for eight years. She returned to the classroom in 2011 to become a reading specialist, during which time she returned to her alma matter as a teacher for fifth and sixth grade reading and language arts. She continues to teach middle schoolers reading and language arts in Elkhorn, Nebraska.
In addition to her teaching background, she has had a variety of foreign living and study abroad experiences including in Mexico, several countries in Western Europe, Finland, and Korea. She is also a member of several professional organizations, and has served on various boards and committees.
Spending time with her growing family, traveling, reading, being active, and cooking are her greatest joys. In her free time (ha!), she enjoys napping (like any good mom does!)
A native of Granger, a small Minnesota village, Clifford spent some years on a farm before moving to the city of Waterloo, Iowa at the age of 10. He then moved to Omaha Nebraska at 19 to study. He attended school at The Omaha School of Art & Design to pursue studies in professional art.
Clifford entered the art and design profession after returning from military service with the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam conflict.
Clifford spent 10 years working in the hectic business of advertising and art before founding Crowell Design, becoming a freelance provider for the next 25 years.
He now enjoys doing some photography and painting, as well as trying to help MLP progress and improve the lives of those less fortunate.
Linsday McGowan, LPN
Secretary & Volunteer Coordinator
Lindsay was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She currently lives in Washington, DC and is a LPN with Children’s National Health Systems and specializes in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Lindsay earned her practical nursing license at the Wilkes-Barre Area Vocational school and has recently started taking classes to help advance to a BSN. Lindsay has received specialized training in Orthopaedic nursing, is CPR and First Aid certified and recently became focused on wound care nursing as well. She is also currently training in casting techniques with the goal of running a specialized clinic with a focus on children who are diagnosed with clubfoot.
Prior to moving to Washington, DC Lindsay was the nurse manager for a private practice primary care physician. She also trained as a park ranger at Steamtown National Historic Site, where she gained her knowledge and love of trains.
Community volunteer work has always been a passion for Lindsay. She volunteered at a free clinic in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania for a period of time and now volunteers as a medic for the annual Race for Every Child. Lindsay has been involved with My Little Patient since its start. Watching the company grow and moving from a volunteer to Secretary to the Board of Directors has been a very exciting and rewarding experience.
In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys being involved in social sports. Flag football, soccer, softball, and more. You can often find her running around on the National Mall with friends.
Priya is a senior at Perkiomen Valley High School in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. She was first introduced to volunteering at the local Mother Teresa Missionary, where she served food to the homeless. In August 2015, she traveled to India where she met My Little Patient. While in India, working with the people in the villages and medicine increased her interest in the sciences. She plans on attending college next year and pursuing a degree in science, as well as traveling and volunteering as much as possible.