Michael Cooper has traveled to Israel twice a year for 15 years to provide pediatric cardiology service to Palestinian refugee children.
He's also published two historical novels and is working on his third, all centered in the Middle East, and founded a support group here for the families of children facing heart surgery..
Helen O'Keeffe Vajk has been on multiple overseas missions with Rotaplast, here shown in Ethiopia.
Jim Breivis (r) in Bhutan with Health Volunteers Overseas (Summer 2013). Jim has also written of his many other travels -
Malaysia, Romania, Great Britain to the continent, the Middle East (Spring 2011, Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016).
Richard Godfrey has performed surgery on 10 trips to Kenya (Winter 2014) and treated Ebola in Sierra Leone (Summer 2015). Here's an Ebola team in personal protective equipment.
Jeff Dieden is with Contra Costa County Medical Reserve Corps. They attend training meetings; mentor students about health careers; teach CPR & earthquake preparedness; staff booths at fairs.
Bob Hoffman with a young trauma victim in Jordan, while serving with Doctors Without Borders (Spring 2015).
Ken Sanders has served with Mercy Ships, which sends a hospital ship to desperately underserved areas along the African coast.
Joe Mason volunteers with TheSecondOpinion, SF (Spring 2016).
Lew Nederberg has served in Guyana, Cambodia, Uganda, and Bhutan with Health Volunteers Overseas. This is a clinic in Nicaragua (Summer 2014).
He finds serving overseas very rewarding, despite the difficulties.
Chuck Clemons (2nd from left) with team fighting sexual abuse in Zambia (Spring 2013).
Richard Gaskill performs laser tattoo removal on gang members through the Clean Slate Program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
Dick also enjoys photography, takes classes at Santa Clara University, and writes poetry (Summer 2016).
David Lakes at RotaCare in San Rafael (Fall 2013).
Dave Williams volunteers at La Clinica in Vallejo.
George Monteverdi donates his time and expertise to improve health care in Napa County schools and encourages you to get involved in your area (Summer 2013).
Greg Denari offers medical opinions via CrowdMed - an online site where patients with difficult diagnoses seek new ideas.
He offers his suggestions without expecting compensation, but does own a very small share in the company as their medical advisor.
He also recommends Watsi as a nonprofit that provides medical services in the Third World. https://watsi.org
Richard Fleming is active in the struggle against domestic violence.
Gordon Manashil wrote about volunteering at RotaCare at San Rafael or 10 other Bay Area locations (Fall 2013).
He hopes you'll consider volunteering with them www.rotacarebayarea.org/ or another local organization of any type.
Howard Kleckner volunteers at TheSecondOpinion, offering free consultations to cancer patients, and encourages other to participate (Summer 2014).
Jane Hewitt volunteers at RotaCare in Pittsburg, and says they can always use more help.
Tom Gourley offers his time at the RotaCare Richmond free clinic.