Our Board

Mike McClintock - CAMO Board President

President of McClintock Electric
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Mike McClintock first traveled with CAMO to Honduras in October 2003. McClintock owns his own business and has consistently seen growth in revenue and service area of his business. He recently has opened offices in Columbus, Ohio. His generosity and his expertise as an electrician have helped to further major developmental projects in Santa Rosa. A graduate of both Wooster High School and of the University of Akron, McClintock has served as Vice President of the Wooster Noon Lions Club, as a Board member of the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce and as a member of Leadership Wooster. He has served on CAMO's executive board since 2013.

Pat Lorson - CAMO Board Vice President

General Manager of Riverview Industrial Wood Products
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Pat Lorson and his wife Suzi have traveled to Santa Rosa de Copán twice. Suzi is a Nurse Practitioner and has spent time working in various medically related areas including the nursing home that is a special place full of love and compassion for older folks. Lorson's area of focus has been the Community Gym. During his first visit, he spent a lot of time meeting with the board members for the gymnasium. Their board are dedicated with a vision and passion for improving the lives of the people, especially the children of Santa Rosa by providing a safe environment for kids to play and learn. This mirrored the Boys and Girls Club mission in Lorson's home town of Orrville, Ohio. Lorson worked with the Gym board to develop their vision into a plan that they believed the community would support.

As Lorson and the Gym board met with different groups at the Gym, the Trade School, the Nursing Home, the Health Center and the schools, not one person asked for a hand out. Instead everyone asked Lorson to share his experience about what worked in his town of Orrville, Ohio. They had the desire to take that shared experiences and knowledge and put it to work in Santa Rosa. The results have been remarkable. It is gratifying to see the progress they have made in just a few years.

Jorge Romero, M.D. - CAMO Succession Committee Chair

Doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Canton Women's Center
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Dr. Jorge Romero has practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology in North Canton, Ohio since 1991. He earned a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, an M.D. from the University of Puerto Rico, and completed his OB-GYN residency at Michigan State University. Since 1993, Romero is active with medical missions in both the Dominican Republic and Honduras. He and his gynecology counterparts in Honduras focus on cervical cancer screening, labor and delivery monitoring, ultrasound and urinary incontinence surgeries. Romero joined CAMO's executive board in 2012.

Jim Kleinfelter - CAMO Finance Committee Chair

President and Senior Consultant of Geauga Savings Bank
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Jim Kleinfelter is President & CEO of Geauga Savings Bank, former President and Senior Consultant of Young & Associates, Inc., a Kent, Ohio-based and nationally known community bank consulting firm. As a consultant, he assisted financial institutions primarily in the areas of management consulting, strategic planning and loan review. He is a former community bank executive and senior lender with over 30 years of experience. Prior to joining Young & Associates, Inc. in 2003, Kleinfelter worked in many areas of bank management and executive management. He spent time with the former Society National Bank of Northwest Ohio and Bank One Wooster. Most recently, he served over 17 years with Savings Bank and Trust in Orrville, Ohio. Kleinfelter is a graduate of Lakota High School in Kansas, Ohio and of Bowling Green State University and numerous banking schools. He is a banking education instructor and seminar speaker. Kleinfelter is a long-time member of Orrville Rotary and has been in involved in many community, youth and church activities. He is married and lives in Orrville with his wife, Betty. They have three adult children: Jessica, Jennifer and Andrew.

Robyn McClintock - CAMO Counterpart Committee Chair

Vice President & Regional Manager of Commercial & Savings Bank
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Robyn McClintock first traveled with CAMO's October 2007 team, working steadily with the daycare program. She then joined the CAMO board in January, 2013. She is presently the district governor of Lions Club and is a member and former President of the Wooster Noon Lions Club and is also active in the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Junior Leadership committee. She also continues her active involvement with Living Water Community Church in Dalton, Ohio.

Lynette Wood - CAMO Outreach Committee Chair

Retired United Methodist Pastor
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Lynette is a retired United Methodist Pastor who has a vision to encourage and develop all persons to show up for the whole of their lives. She has chosen to collaborate with Kathy Tschiegg, founder and visionary leader of Central America Medical Outreach (CAMO), as CAMO’s spokesperson for congregations who desire to make a REAL IMPACT in REAL LIFE! Wood used her career as a United Methodist pastor for over 28 years as a platform to energize and encourage those in her sphere of influence. As pastor of five different congregations and as a visionary entrepreneur, she has been a creative, competent and courageous encourager of personal and congregational growth. Wood has been a motivational speaker and a national workshop/retreat facilitator. She created and produced three video series for small groups: Love Changes Things, Getting on the Same Page in the Home and Go, Gifted Ones: Discovering Your Personality, Gifts and Passion. Wood has been a columnist for the monthly REV Magazine (Group Publishing Co.) for eight years and for the Capital Area North District newsletter column “Revitalization is not for Sissies” for two years. In addition, she was a contributor for Pastor’s Bible for Group/Zondervan Publishing Companies, wrote the interactive Bible Study entitled One Year Walking with Jesus, and has been a counselor and spiritual coach to hundreds of people.

Colleen Teague - CAMO Human Resources Committee Chair

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator at University of Akron, Wayne College
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Colleen Teague is an associate professor and program coordinator of the Health Care Office Management program at the University of Akron, Wayne College. She was a member of the Viola Startzman Free Clinic board for seven years, serving as Vice President and then President. She also participated in strategic planning and institutional effectiveness strategies, both at the university level and in various health organizations. Teague has served on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Ohio Medical Group Management Association. She has served on CAMO's Board of Directors since December 2010 and heads the Human Resources Committee.

Joseph Marino, M.D. - Board Member

Doctor of Internal Medicine
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Joseph Marino, M.D. is an internist with national and international experience. Marino is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine and completed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco, where he first developed interests in quality improvement and health care delivery systems. Following his training, Marino was the Chief of Medicine at Kaiser Permanente in Fairfield, California. He and his wife Deborah, who has a doctorate in nutrition, spent three years doing community health promotion in Cochabamba, Bolivia in the 1980’s, and have remained connected to Latin American health issues ever since. After returning to the U.S. in Ohio, Marino became Area Chief of Quality and Resource Management and Physician-in-Charge at Kaiser Permanente in Akron, and later a Medical Director with Aetna, Inc. where he focused on population health. After Deborah was recruited from her position as Coordinator of the Nutrition and Dietetics Program at the University of Akron by CAMO in 2010 to assist with a nutrition program at the Hospital Regional de Occidente in Santa Rosa, Marino too was drawn into volunteering with CAMO. Both have become integral in coordinating CAMO’s many educational programs and developing curricula, while examining, analyzing and exploring solutions to issues of severe malnutrition.

Kathryn Tschiegg, RN, BBA - CAMO Executive Director

CAMO Founder and International Director
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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.