David A. Haymes M.D., F.A.C.P. is Co-Founder of MEDS for Africa. He has been a practicing internist in Dallas for over forty years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and an Elder in the Presbyterian Church. He is active in the Kairos Prison Ministry and is the former Medical Director of Constructores Para Cristo, a Ministry on the Texas-Mexico border. As a former member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas County Medical Society, he lobbied for patient’s rights in Austin and Washington. He has worked in Kenya since 2007 doing medical clinics and helping supply hospitals and clinics with medical supplies and educational materials.
Cherry O. Haymes, Chair of MEDS for Africa is a consultant/coach to individuals and professional businesses and organizations with Coda Coaching. As a member of the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance, she served as Vice President and Chair of Health Check, an event that brought medical prevention, diagnosis and care to over 60,000 people in Dallas County. Cherry is an Elder in the Presbyterian Church, teaches Sunday School, is a Stephens Minister and inspires diversity in the congregation. She is active in the Kairos Prison Ministry, on the board of Youth Believing in Change, and a volunteer builder and organizer with Constructores Para Cristo for over 10 years. Last year, she and her husband traveled to Kenya for medical missionary work, setting up medical clinics in fields, prisons, by rivers and abandon community centers.
Ann Cherry, Secretary. She is a fifth generation native Texan who retired in 2007 after 26 years in Information Technology. Her last position was Senior Project Manager for an international company. She is a graduate of Austin College, member of Alpha Psi Omega Honor Society, and an elder in the Presbyterian Church. She and her husband moved to Cleveland Tennessee in 2012. Following a year of house building she is actively involved in FOLA (Friends of the Library Association) serving on the board as a member at large. She volunteers one morning a week at the Cleveland Habitat Restore, and serves as a volunteer receptionist for the Museum at 5-Points, a regional history museum. She takes Encore classes at Lee University, a program designed for the senior citizens, and found a new hobby – pottery! She served on many boards as both a volunteer and elected positions before leaving Texas and has experience planning conferences, retreats, and workshops for numerous organizations.
Dr. Terrell Hodges- A high school classmate and lifelong friend of David, Dr. Hodges has been a successful architect and dentist. He is an active member of Hallelujah Fellowship Church and numerous events in the Kairos Prison Ministry. A veteran of 4 mission trips to Kenya to provide much needed dental care, he helped to raise money to purchase a vehicle used to transport patients to healthcare facilities in rural Kenya.At age 73, and as a result of his declaration that “Retirement doesnt work too well for me”- he is currently the full time Dental Director of Hope Clinic, an indigent and Medicaid Health facility in Waxahachie, Texas. He is honored to be a member of the Board of Directors of MEDS for Africa
Pius Totty is an engineer employed by Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX. He is a member of Northpark Presbyterian Church and currently serves as a Deacon. He is formerly from Nigeria and now resides in McKinney, TX with his wife and daughter.
Wayne Anderson, Treasurer, Wayne is a CPA and has worked both in industry and private practice. His non-profit experience includes – President of Board – Collin County Crisis Center, Treasurer – Collin County Crisis Center, preparation of form 990 for approximately a dozen non-profit organizations He is active in his church where he has served as deacon and member of the session. He was also treasurer. He currently is active in the Seniors Ministry, member of the handbell choir, serves meals at the Dallas homeless shelter, volunteers at Casa da Vida ( a respite program for care takers of dementia patients) and assists in counting the church collection several times a year. He also volunteers as a tram driver at the Dallas Arboretum on a weekly basis. His hobbies include golf, bridge, travel and reading books dealing with western American history.