Every Child Deserves to Thrive
At Child’s Passport to Health, we facilitate medical, surgical and educational teams to work primarily in Ecuador, Guatemala and Nicaragua.
Our all-volunteer teams are invited to provide health screening, treatment and training.
We also work with our in-country hosts to support their developing programs and facilities.
Our Leadership Team
Mary is a PeriOperative RN who has worked and specialized in the Operating Room for 35 years. Her experience as an OR/RN has permitted her to be a very valuable part of surgical/medical teams to all parts of the globe – Uzbekistan, Nepal, Vietnam, Kenya, Rwanda,South and Central America. While with these medical teams she serves as an integral part of a surgical team consisting of National and International health professionals who provide surgical care for children in country. She also supports health science education by participating in a variety of international health teaching collaborations. As the cofounder of Child’s Passport to Health she has continued commitment to developing relationships with local / international medical providers and facilities for the support/resources needed to care for the children in country and who come to the US.
Therese (Terry) Martaus is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and currently works in an Internal Medicine clinic for Providence Health Services. She has over 30 year’s experience working in health care services. She has led and participated in medical and humanitarian services internationally in Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Indonesia, Rwanda, Uganda.
Demba Njai received his midwifery and nursing degrees from Gambia College and the University of Washington. He established the Seattle based Gambian nurses association dedicated to supporting education and training for nurses in his native country. He currently works at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland WA. Demba joined the Board in 2022.
Jan Von Lehe
Jan Von Lehe has a masters degree in nursing administration and recently retired from Group Health/Kaiser Permanente where she served in several administrative management positions for Nursing home services and community based continuing care. Jan brings a passion for social justice issues for children and families and serves on several local community Boards and organizations in the Pacific Northwest. She joined the Board in 2021.
Steve is a Surgical Tech that was military trained in 1987 and discovered his love of caring for the less fortunate. His first Surgical Mission trip was with Child's Passport to Health Guatemala ENT in 2022. Steve is currently a travel Surgical Tech working contracts around the Pacific Northwest.
When he's not working, he spends most of his time woodworking.