Board of Directors & Staff

Our 2020 Leadership


Ann Anderst


Ann Anderst has had an extensive career in international and nonprofit development.  As a former Peace Corps Volunteer and Regional Recruiter, Anderst has spent years working in international development.  Over her span of 26 years in nonprofit development, Anderst has secured millions to benefit large and small organizations. Anderst served for 5 years as a chapter director and the past 6 years as the Vice President of Healing the Children.  She met her husband Bill at the 25 year anniversary of Peace Corps and they have three adult children, and two grand-puppies.


Jeff Degner


Jeff Degner has been involved with HTC for 30 years, initially with the WI chapter as an airline escort. In 2005, he became president of the IL/IN chapter and continues to act as an escort and medical team participant. A former Delta Airlines employee, he has been married to Marcie for 49 years, is a published free-lance writer, dog lover, world traveler and ferocious player of pickleball. One more of Jeff’s true joys is reuniting with former HTC kids, once frail and sick, now happy and healthy.

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Steve Moore


Steve Moore has served as the HTC National Treasurer since 2018.  While not in the medical field himself, he has a strong belief in the vision and mission of the organization.  When he is not managing national income and expenses, Steve works as a Senior Operations Consultant for a leading Consumer Packaged Goods company.  He enjoys tinkering, fixing, and restoring virtually anything, from appliances to antiques to cars.  He and his wife Christie live in Menasha, Wisconsin, and have two children.


Ann Brown


Ann Brown has been chapter director of Healing the Children Rocky Mountains since its inception in 2015.  Making the dream a reality, Ann and her husband run a successful cleft mission to Peru every fall which is how they got involved with HTC back in 2012.  They have hosted 2 inbound kids for medical procedures but primarily focus on outbound missions as they raise their young family, which includes two young kids and two on the way. Ann loves to run, hike and cook. 

Board Members

Ann Brown, Chapter Director

Dr. Jennifer D’Amico, Chapter Director

Jeff Degner, Chapter Director

Desma Ferrell, Chapter Director

Dr. Francis Gardner, Member at Large

Barbara Hernandez, Chapter Director

Shirl Lewis, Chapter Director

Karen Mackie, Chapter Director

Kristin Mathews, Chapter Director

Debi McDonald, Chapter Director

Steve Nargiso, Board Representative

Dr. Marshall Partingon, Chapter Director

Dr. Evan Ransom, Chapter Director

Arlene Rhodenbeck, Chapter Director

Helen Salan, Chapter Director, Past-President

Peggy Wydeven, Chapter Director



Executive Board

Rhonda Anderson, Member at Large

Ann Anderst, President

Carol Borneman, HTC Administrator

Ann Brown, Secretary

Jeff Degner, Vice President

Steve Diamond, Strategic Initiatives

Dr. Francis Gardner, Chief Medical Officer

Steve Moore, Treasurer

National Office

Carol Borneman, HTC Administrator

Healing the Children

National Office

Carol Borneman, Administrator
P.O. Box 9065
Spokane, WA 99209-9065

Phone: 509.327.4281

Fax:      509.327.4284.

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