Famine declared in South Sudan - Medair is responding – Help now
Medair US supports the global mission of Medair by looking for partners to join us in this work:
people to support us with prayer and financial resources,
and committed individuals to serve in the field.
Medair US is a registered 501(c)(3) charity. Donations made in the US are tax-deductible.
patients treated at
Medair-supported health clinics
people taught about
life-saving health and nutrition practices
people gained improved
access to safe drinking water
people gained access to a new or improved latrine or bathing facility
people received shelter assistance
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Jim Ingram has 23 years of executive leadership experience, working within two global organizations in the positions of CEO, Executive Director, and Finance Director.
Jim was raised in Ontario, Canada. He holds degrees in Mathmatics, Economics, and Philosphy. Jim worked for the Canadian government before beginning a twenty-three year career at L’Abri Fellowship Foundation in Switzerland, where he served as a teacher, counsellor, and Executive Director. Additionally, he was the trustee of six L’Abri Foundations and was an integral part in opening a branch in his home country of Canada.
In 2004, Jim began working for Medair; and his professional expertise and experience quickly made him a vital contributor to the organization’s growth and vision. He served as Finance Officer, Director of Finance, Interim CEO, and was appointed by the International Board of Directors as CEO in June 2011. As CEO, he has been instrumental in all the major decisions about Medair’s mission and its implementation.
Jim represents Medair as Chair of EU-CORD, a European relief and development network, as well as as a member of the Foundation Council of Swiss Solidarity and a Trustee of Medair UK.
Jim and his wife, Gail, live in Switzerland, and are the proud grandparents of four grandchildren.
Jim joined Medair in January 2011 as Executive Office Director. His primary responsibilities are to lead Medair’s governance practices and to oversee organizational strategy and planning. He works closely with the CEO, the Executive Leadership Team, and the International Board of Trustees on a range of executive office initiatives including internal communications, funding strategy, compliance, risk management, and coordination of governance and strategy with Medair affiliates. He acts as Medair’s General Counsel and Organizational Secretary.
A lawyer by training, Jim has more than 25 years of international legal and management experience in the governmental and corporate sectors. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Duke University, a M.A. in Economics from the University of Miami, and a J.D. from the University of Florida. Jim’s legal practice includes working for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Arnold & Porter LLP’s Washington D.C. office, and senior legal positions with Altria Group in Switzerland. Jim joined Medair on a volunteer basis in August 2010, formally joining the team the following year.
Jim and his wife, Cheryl, both native Floridians, have lived in Switzerland since 1992.
Erick is the Assistant District Counsel at the Santa Clara Valley Water District, San Jose, California. Erick’s work legal experience includes representing both public agencies and the private clients involved in permitting and other regulatory issues with those agencies. He practices in water, environmental, administrative, and land-use law, with an emphasis on regulatory compliance, water rights, water quality, and other land-use matters.
Erick joined the Medair US Board of Directors in 2014. Prior to that, Erick worked at Medair HQ both as a volunteer and Human Resources Officer. His time at Medair HQ also included a short assignment in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
Erick was raised in the Central Valley of California. He earned a B.S. degree in Biology from California State University, Stanislaus, and a J.D. from the University of California, Davis. He currently resides in Los Gatos, California.
Joe DiBartolomeo is a veteran of the enterprise software and information services industry, and is an accomplished global business leader with over 30 years of sales and executive leadership experience. Joe is an innovative leader, passionate about building a fun, high performance culture with team members who care about creating a better world. He has extensive experience in Fortune 500 and start up environments, leading world-class sales, consulting and engineering teams focused on customer transformation.
Joe began his career at Computer Associates as a software developer, helping take the Unicenter product line to market. Subsequently, Joe moved to Oracle Corporation where for 19 years he managed large complex organizations and proved himself successful at developing and growing businesses, eventually holding the dual role of Senior Vice President, North America Middleware and East Commercial Technology Sales. At Dun and Bradstreet Corporation Joe was a member of the Executive Global Leadership Team serving as President and General Manager of Purisma, as well as Senior Vice President, Strategic Customer Solutions.
From 2011 to 2016, Joe served as President – Americas of Qlik, a Medair corporate partner, where he designed and led an agile go to market strategy, scaling team members rapidly while dramatically accelerating revenue growth, and employee and customer satisfaction. Additionally, he championed corporate social responsibility, building a corporate and team culture of giving, resulting in the raising of hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the important and life-changing work of Medair, WeSeeHope and the Mentor Foundation.
Joe studied Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at New York Institute of Technology, and is a member of the Nu Ypsilon Honor Society. He serves on the boards of Medair U.S. and the Mentor Foundation.
Joe lives in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey with his wife, Terry, and is the proud father of two teenage boys, Joseph and Dillon.
Courtney Brandt has worked in development and emergency aid for over ten years, nearly half of which were with Medair. She has spent time in Asia, India, Africa, and most recently in the field with Syrian refugees in Lebanon. For two years prior, Courtney was based in Ango, D.R. Congo, one of Medair’s most remote locations, supporting health, water, and infrastructure projects.
Courtney received her bachelor's degree at University of California, San Diego in International Politics, focusing on how communities recover after war and regime changes in Africa and the Middle East. She is currently pursuing her MSc in International Management and International Relations at Oxford Brookes Business School. Upon completing her graduate studies, Courtney intends to return to the humanitarian aid sector to bridge the gaps between policy development and field implementation.
When not living in Oxford, England, Courtney calls San Diego, California home. And when limited to traveling with 15 kilos on small bush planes, Courtney is known to prioritize coffee, quality shampoo, her trusty Leatherman, and traditional fabrics for her never-ending quilt project.