Our dedicated teams in Cap-Haitien, Haiti and Saint Louis, Missouri work hard every day toward the ultimate goal of ending malnutrition in Haiti.
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.
Lauren has over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, business development and new product launches, with 13 of those years in healthcare planning. After college, Lauren was a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, where she worked with planters in establishing cocoa cooperatives. Lauren has a Masters of Business Administration with a major in Finance.
Stephanie joined Meds & Food for Kids with over 10 years of experience in non-profit administration and management. Prior to joining the MFK team, she was with two St. Louis child welfare agencies, where she directed many development initiatives, including large-scale special events and donor appreciation programs. Stephanie is excited to put her passion for child welfare to work at Meds & Food for Kids.
Shannon joins MFK with thirteen years of experience in nonprofit program support. She also has a decade of experience in research, writing, and public education on social and environmental justice. Shannon holds an MBA with an emphasis in nonprofit management from Webster University and a dual Masters in Public Health and Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. Her two passions are public health storytelling, and working to preserve sustainable family farms.
Alex has both BS and MS degrees in Environmental Science from Brigham Young University, where he also minored in international development, French, and social innovation. He comes to MFK with experience working in Haiti with various NGOs, including Sustain Haiti, GOALS Haiti, and the Haiti Health Initiative. Alex has also worked with the International Rescue Committee in Utah and as an agriculture research assistant, environmental analytical lab technician, and Haitian Creole instructor at BYU. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, backpacking, traveling, and volunteer work.
Jean Alex is from Cap-Haïtien. He works in production and supervises inputs of raw materials into the Optinut grinding machine. He likes to listen to music and watch TV (soccer, specifically) in his free time. He supports his favorite local team, ASC. Jean Alex has been working for MFK since 2005.