David Baxter, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Memorial University Medical Center; Savannah, Georgia campus.
Dr. Baxter is also on the Board of Trustees for the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Baptist’s and involved in bringing compassionate medical and spiritual relief to poor countries all over the world. Just recently, he returned from Ethiopia where he brought medical relief to men, women, and children who were suffering. Dr. Baxter brings his knowledge from years of service operations and medical outreach through the IMB Board to Nurses for the Nations.
Ramon V. Meguiar, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia.
Dr. Meguiar is an associate clinical professor at the Medical College of Georgia and assistant professor at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. He is a fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of numerous professional organizations. He has donated his time to medical relief work in Ghana, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.
Julia Melissa Bearden Fine, Ph.D.
Professor of Indiana State University School of Nursing
Julie has a FNP Certificate post-masters from Ball State University and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Studies in Nursing.
She is a member of the AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners), the NONPF (National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty), Sigma Theta Tau International, and AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses). Julie has served on numerous college and university committees during her 16 years at Indiana State in addition to several task forces, working with formation of the new College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services and Chair with the structure committee. She also served on the Faculty Senate executive committee. She was a board member of the Council for Domestic Abuse (CODA) for eight years, and assisted with jump starting the Vigo County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). Julie presently serves on the board of the Atsina Charity Medical Clinic, which cares for the poor in Accra, Ghana, and has traveled to India with Nurses for the Nations.
Edward J. Peitler, Ph.D.
Edward J. Peitler, Ph.D., Board of Advisor for Nurses for the Nations and NFTN’s Spiritual Advisor in 2014
Dr. Peitler comes to us with years of experience; holding a PhD in counseling from St. John’s University in New York, an MA in Clinical Psychology and extensive studies in Rome, Italy in Bioethics at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. He has been actively involved in ministry work globally and continues to work extensively with the poor and under‐served through ministry just recently in 2013, returning from Africa. He is former Director for Catholic Charities, is married to his wife for 39 years and has two sons.
President and Executive Director of Water of Life, NFTN’s partner and Board Advisor
When you meet Roland and feel his heart and passion for the ministry, you know immediately that Water of Life is not just about drilling water wells. WOL is passionate about sharing the TRUE water of everlasting life to the corners of the world that have never even heard the name of Jesus Christ. Besides running WOL, Roland also owned and managed his own homebuilding company called Bergeron Builders and has been involved with numerous charities and boards; including Habitat for Humanity, the SC Home Builders Self Insurance Fund and the BB&T Upstate SC Advisory Board.
Roland and his wife Jane have two children and five grandchildren. Nurses for the Nations is excited to have Roland on board as an Advisor to NFTN and a service‐model partnership with WOL that supports the transformational model of care and evangelizing intervention for indigenous and tribal communities in the world.