Board of Directors
Sara Streitmatter: Co-Executive Director and President of the Board
Sara has a degree as a Registered Nurse and has worked in many areas including Family Practice, Obstetrician, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Sara is completing her Midwifery Care Education through Mercy In Action Midwifery School, and is a trained Doula and Childbirth Educator through ICEA. According to WHO, Sara’s RN degree and Midwifery training classifies her as a “skilled birth attendant”. Sara is an adoptive mother to 2 Ethiopian children, and has a passion for orphan care, in addition to family preservation. Sara’s passions including physically caring for the sick and needy, and educating communities and professionals on health care.
Kameron Shadrick: Co-Executive Director and Treasurer of the Board
Kameron earned a BA in Social Science and Liberal Studies in 2000 and a Secondary Education Teaching Credential in 2001. She taught secondary education for several years, and has been a small business owner since 2004. As an adoptive mother to 3 Ethiopian children, she has a passion for orphan care and family preservation, in addition to providing safe, dignified care to women in developing nations. Kameron has completed her Midwifery Education at Mercy In Action Midwifery School. She is also a certified international Doula CD(DONA), and is a trained Doula and Childbirth Educator through ICEA.
Rachelle (Shelly) Weiland: Vice President of the Board
Shelly earned her B.S in Business Management from Eastern Washington University in 1997, a B.S in Secondary Education from the same university in 1999, and ultimately her Master’s in Education in 2009. She taught high school computer applications for 14 years, and is currently a professor at Spokane Falls Community College. Shelly and her family in Ethiopia from 2013-2015 while volunteering at a school in Addis Ababa. Her passion for children from under developed countries sprang from the experiences she had while adopting two children from Ethiopia. She is currently pursuing her Midwifery academic education through Mercy In Action’s online midwifery program and is an ICEA trained Doula and Childbirth Educator.
Jennifer Johns: Board Secretary
Jennifer holds a BA from the University of Illinois in English Education. She has experience in teaching, is currently a small business owner, and is also a trained ICEA Doula and Childbirth Educator. Jennifer has 2 daughters adopted from Ethiopia, and both children lost their birth mothers as a result of complications from childbirth, which has provided the motivation behind Jennifer’s involvement with DHI. Jennifer hopes to raise awareness and support so that women in the developing world can safely deliver their babies.
Alyssa Shaw: Board Member
Alyssa Shaw is a Family Physician who has been in practice at Family Health Associates in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho since 2006. She earned her BS in 1999 from Texas Christian University, she graduated as a Medical Doctor from University of Texas Medical School in 2003. She completed her residency training at Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency in 2006. Her medical practice in Idaho includes care of many infants and new mothers and she is passionate about improving health care worldwide. She and her husband are presently in the process of adopting a child from Ethiopia to join their two biological children.
Marvin Streitmatter: Board Member
Marvin earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Illinois State University in 1999. He has worked in the banking industry for the last 14 years, and has worked as Executive Vice President of State Bank of Speer for the past 7 years. In addition to overseeing the daily operations of the bank and managing both the lending and investment departments, Marvin is also the secretary of the Board of Directors for State Bank of Speer. Marvin has also served as Board Member/Vice President of the Princeville Resource Improvement and Development Endowment, as Project Development Committee member for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and as the Assistant Treasurer/Finance Committee Member for Bethany Baptist Church. Marvin looks forward to using the gifts and talents that God has given him to work with Delivering Hope International, and assist in bringing healing and hope to people that are in desperate need. Marvin hopes that DHI would serve as an extension of God’s grace and mercy to women and children who have need of the services which we are trained to provide.
Elizabeth Steggall-Lewis: Board Member
Liz Steggall-Lewis earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Goshen College, IN in 2000 and completed her Master of Science in Social Work at University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work in 2002. She spent the majority of her childhood years in the country of Yemen, where her parents worked as medical aid workers and where Liz’s heart was stirred to serve those most vulnerable and to advocate for the poor and those lacking access to basic resources and medical care. After graduating from college, Liz spent some time volunteering at an orphanage for children living with HIV Aids in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over the past ten years she has volunteered with different Christian aid organizations to raise awareness of the needs of vulnerable women and children and funds necessary to assist in addressing the associated injustices. Two years ago Liz and her family moved to Addis Ababa where Liz was able to assist DHI in the running of our Ethiopian pilot program.