Patricia B. Wolff, MDFounder & Executive Director

Dr. Wolff has both BA and MD degrees from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and worked for the Indian Health Service in South Dakota following her graduation. After a residency at Washington University Medical School, she worked as a pediatrician for 35 years in St. Louis City and was President of Forest Park Pediatrics until the summer of 2011, when she resigned to devote herself full-time to Meds & Food for Kids. Dr. Wolff has been listed in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Doctors list since 2002. She currently splits her time between St. Louis and Haiti.

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Celeste VossmeyerBoard President

Celeste is General Counsel at Thompson Coburn, LLP and Secretary to the Board of Commissions for the Bi-State Development Agency.

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Terry HatfieldVice President

Terry is the former Vice President of Market Operations for Europe and Executive Vice President for Global Sales Operations, both with Ralston Purina.

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Suzanne LangloisSecretary

Suzanne is the co-founder and former co-owner of Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Company – a roaster and regional wholesaler of specialty coffee; and Kaldi’s Coffeehouse – cafes offering coffee beverages and eclectic fare. She currently teaches entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

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Brian HumesTreasurer

Brian is a CPA and principal at Clifton Larsen Allen in St. Louis, MO.

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Mark BreihanBoard Member Since May 2009

Mark is a principal at Breihan Properties, a St. Louis-based commercial real estate development firm.

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Buron “Buff” BuffkinBoard Member Since June 2014

Buff retired from Energizer Holdings in 2013 after a 35 year tenure, where his responsibilities included directing human resources, facilities and travel management services, and chairing the company’s charitable trust committee.

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Robert GerchenBoard Member Since May 2016
Eva Frazer, MDBoard Member since January 2015
Michelle HarrisBoard Member Since October 2014

Michelle is the owner of a small business strategy consulting company, StrategyFinder, LLC.

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Jeff HochmanBoard Member Since May 2016
Adella JonesBoard Member Since October 2014

Adella is the Director of Marketing and Community Outreach for Home State Health Plan, the Missouri subsidiary of Centene Corporation based in Clayton, Missouri.

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Jeff KlopfensteinBoard Member Since January 2012

Jeff is the President of the Methionine Business Unit at Novus International

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Linda LockeBoard Member Since November 2010

Linda is a Senior Vice President at Standing Partnership and the former Senior Vice President for MasterCard Worldwide.

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Steven KrauseBoard Member Since August 2015

Steve is a retired Boeing sales and marketing executive.

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Neil SeitzBoard Member Since January 2011

Neil is a PhD, Professor of Finance and former Dean of the John Cook School of Business at St. Louis University.

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Testimonials

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  • “I speak for our entire team in St. Louis when I say it is a tremendously gratifying feeling that our team’s time, talents, and treasures have been able to assist such a great cause.  Awesome to see the completed manufacturing facility and the lives impacted by the endeavors of MFK!”
    Breck Washam, Vice President of Burns & McDonnell, Supporter Since 2010
  • “You realize how absolutely blessed you are by the fate of your soul coming down the chute in the United States of America. You wonder: Why did this happen to me and not to them?”
    MFK Executive Director, Dr. Patricia Wolff, as Quoted in a CNN Article Titled "As Children Starve, World Struggles for Solution", In Reference to Her Experiences Working in Haiti
  • “The clear advantages of Medika Mamba, combined with a distressingly high number of hospital admissions, led HAS [Hôpital Albert Schweitzer] to decide to provide all severely malnourished children with Medika Mamba, beginning during the last few days of hospitalization and continuing for up to eight weeks at home.”
    Report on the Emergency Malnutrition Program [August 2008] from HÔpital Albert Schweitzer, One of Haiti's Preeminent Healthcare Providers
  • “We are good farmers here in Haiti, and we have good land. But all we know is what our grandfathers and their grandfathers knew. Sometimes all we need is some new knowledge—so thank you for coming.”
    Haitian Farmer Who Benefits from the Capacity Building Sponsored by MFK and Carried Out by Peanut Scientists at the University of Georgia
  • “I have rarely been as impressed with the vision, energy and results of a project as I have been with MFK and the work of Dr. Patricia Wolff. MFK touches the lives of so many children in such an innovative way using natural resources that are indigenous to the area. It is miraculous.”
    Dr. Thomas Pearson, Director of Christian World Relief, a Financial Supporter of MFK Since 2005
  • “My child was small. Now she is like a double child from the one I had. Now I can hold her and play with her.”
    Mother of Child in the Medika Mamba Program
  • “Medika Mamba has done big things for the poor here. Children—and I have witnessed it with my own eyes—make rapid recoveries.”
    MISS MARIE FLEURESE GOURGES, HEAD PEDIATRIC NURSE AT HÔPITAL UNIVERSITAIRE JUSTINIEN, THE SECOND LARGEST PUBLIC HOSPITAL IN HAITI AND AN MFK IMPLEMENTING