RON TAGGART BIO - CAMO BOARD PRESIDENT
Ron Taggart is a retired entrepreneur and charter member of the Stow-Munroe Falls, Ohio Rotary Club. After serving with the U.S. Army in Korea where he was cited for meritorious service,Ron served an apprenticeship in printing with a small rural Ohio newspaper. With the knowledge gained from this training and a $400 loan from his father, Ron founded Printing Concepts, a commercia l printing and mailing business headquartered in Stow, Ohio. With the help of a talented staff, Ron grew Printing Concepts from a one-person shop operating in a rented garage to a 50 employee operation housed in a modern 44,000 square foot facility.
RUTH BROWN - CAMO BOARD VICE PRESIDENT
Ruth Brown is a retired registered nurse whose background includes 20 years in administration, consulting and corporate quality assurance. She lived in Tegucigalpa Honduras for 5 years. She is a previous board member of CAMO.
C. BRENT DEVORE, Ph.D. – CAMO BOARD SECRETARY
C. Brent DeVore served as President of Otterbein University for twenty-five years. He also served as Interim President of Greensboro College, President of Davis and Elkins College, Vice President of Hiram College and Executive Director of the Kent State University Foundation. In recognition of his service on the boards of 23 national and local non-profit organizations during his career, DeVore was presented with the White House Call-to-Service Award for Lifetime Achievement.
A native of Zanesville, Ohio, DeVore holds a B.S.J. from Ohio University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Kent State University. He also served for six years in the Ohio Army National Guard. He and his wife, Nancy Nikiforow, traveled to Honduras in October 2016 to work with counterparts in the development of the CAMO Academy for Professional Excellence. They have four adult children, three grandchildren and reside in Columbus, Ohio.
MORGAN DURST - CAMO BOARD TREASURE
Morgan graduated from Kent State University with her BBA in accounting. After graduation she worked for a public accounting firm performing tax services, audits and other attest services for overfive years. While there she earned her CPA from the State of Ohio. Morgan was recruited by her client FEW Automotive Glass Applications, Inc. and is currently serving as their corporate controller. She is a member of the AICPA, the Ohio Society of CPAs and the Millersburg Lions Club. She resides in Millersburg with her husband and young daughter.
GLENDA LEHMAN ERVIN - CAMO BOARD MEMBER AND MARKETING ADVISOR
Glenda Lehman Ervin is the Vice President of Marketing for Lehman’s and the daughter of company founder Jay Lehman. She is responsible for the advertising, marketing and media relations for the multi-channel business.
After working as a journalist for several years, she joined a Fortune 200 company, returning to Lehman’s in 1996. She graduated from Taylor University with a double major in journalism and English and received a master’s from Indiana University.
Ervin serves on a number of volunteer boards and has taught Junior Achievement classes in the local school system for several years.
Ervin has been named a YMCA Woman of Achievement, as well as a Rainmaker, and in 2008 she received the Distinguished Sales and Marketing Award from the Sales & Marketing Executives International. She has done speaking engagements on Lehman’s and multi-channel marketing all over the country.
KATHRYN TSCHIEGG, RN, BBA - CAMO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CAMO Founder and International Director
Kathryn Tschiegg is the founder of the Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO). CAMO was founded out of a duffel bag from her living room in 1992. CAMO is now a multi-million dollar international non-profit delivering education, medical series and community development. CAMO provides more than 130,000 medical services per year in Honduras.
As a registered nurse, Tschiegg joined the Peace Corps and spent two years in Honduras working in a public hospital. After witnessing two years of preventable deaths, Tschiegg returned to the U.S. ready to put the experience behind her. For the following 15 years Tschiegg worked as an emergency, trauma and surgical intensive care nurse at Aultman Hospital during this time she was recognized as employee of the year and also received the outstanding alumni award. But the memories of Honduras continued to follow her and she became determined to develop a system that would deliver sustainable quality care to the poor of Central America. She returned to college for her business degree and upon completion she founded CAMO in 1992 and incorporated it as a 501(c)3 in May of 1993.
With her goals of community development, education and providing better health care to the poor, CAMO has become a counterpart with the region and is working hand in hand with local/federal Honduran government, medical professionals and community development agencies to improve the lives of those most in need.
Tschiegg’s tireless work has earned her several awards and recognitions. She was named Outstanding Medical Professional of the Year by the Stark County Medical Associations – the first ever nurse to receive the honor. In addition, Tschiegg has received two Paul Harris Awards from Rotary International and has been recognized by Peace Corps for her dedication to development work. She has received recognition for the First Ladies of Honduras, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Labor and has been recognized by Congress of Honduras. Most recent awards were the 2009 Athena Award and 2010 outstanding Alumni Award of all Graduating Classes of Orrville High School. In January of 2013, she received the Real Award for General Medicine sponsored by Gate Foundation, Medtronic, Maximo and Save the Children. On September 4, 2013, the Congress of Honduras gave her a Congressional Award. Tschiegg addressed the Congress of Honduras on the issues of self interest contracting and the impact of corruption on human lives. Tschiegg continues to have numerous meetings with congressmen, Ministers of Health and other members of the Presidential Cabinet in Honduras.
Originally from Ohio, Tschiegg now spends half of the year living and working in Honduras and the other half at CAMO’s headquarters in her hometown of Orrville in Wayne County.