Our staff in the USA is small and consists of six employees. The purpose of CAMO USA is to procure medical supplies, equipment, other materials and monetary donations which support all our programs and projects in Honduras. The Honduran staff has 38 employees who provide the services which are needed in Honduras, Central America to keep the daily operation available.
Founder CAMO USA & Fundación CAMO Honduras
International Director Fundación CAMO Honduras
Executive Director CAMO USA
Kathy Tschiegg is the founder of Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO) as well as board president of the INSSA a for-profit organization where all the profit is given to the non-profit CAMO entities. CAMO was founded out of a duffel bag from her living room 25 years ago. CAMO is now a multi-million dollar international non-profit delivering education, medical services, and community development. CAMO provides more than 140,000 services per year in Honduras. Kathy spends half the year living and working in Honduras and the other half at CAMO’s headquarters in her hometown of Orrville in Wayne County.
Executive Assistant to the Founder and Director
Rory Airhart came to CAMO in January of 2019, bringing with her a Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts from Kent State University and a myriad of experience in organization and planning. She works as the Executive Assistant to the Founder and Director and manages the office while assisting with the volunteers and coordinating fundraising activities. Her favorite quote is “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. If you can’t help them, at least don’t harm them.” She brings this sentiment with her to work every day and loves that she gets to put this into practice daily. In her spare time Rory enjoys spending time with her 3 adult children, her nephew, and her pets.
Sherry is a great addition to our staff as our bookkeeper and receptionist. She comes to us with six years of previous experience in retail banking and is also a former licensed real estate agent and worked for a mortgage broker. She retired from Smuckers after 30 years. She started with CAMO as a volunteer creating labels for our donated items in preparation for shipment. Her heart for volunteer service led her to us. She brings many gifts and talents and is an asset to our team.
Operations Warehouse Coordinator
Katherine Amstutz volunteered with CAMO for 4 years before starting a part-time position in the CAMO’s warehouse in July of 2015. Previously, she has worked in sports performance training with youth athletes, done various work and photography with an indoor soccer league, and interned in the physical therapy field. In addition to working at CAMO, she is also a youth pastor and taekwondo instructor, in which she has a 3rd degree black belt. Kat is a great asset and keeps all of our donations in order and flowing through our system in preparation for shipment. She is a vital part of our team.
Purchase & Sales Coordinator
Max Gerber, after 47 years, sold his company in 2016 and joined CAMO in January 2017 as Purchase & Sales Coordinator. Graduating from Ashland University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, he owned and operated a Shoe Store, a Restaurant and two Supermarkets, employing as many as 125 people. Happily married for 36 years and counting, he and wife Deanne reside in Kidron, Ohio and have two adult children and two grandchildren.
He brings many different talents and a vast amount of knowledge to our team.