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Who we are

David Fitzgerald, MD

Dave is an infectious disease physician who has lived and worked with his family in Central America and Malawi and was inspired to start MCI after witnessing the suffering of children. He has 5 children, two of whom are twins adopted from Malawi. 

David McEntee, CPA

David is a co-founder of MCI. He has 3 children and is inspired by them to continue to improve the lives of children in Malawi. 

Eamonn Fitzgerald

Eamonn is a high school student who has lived in Central America and in Malawi and has grown up motivated to help the poor 


Melissa Culp

Melissa is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at RAD-AID International, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity in official relations with the United Nations that aims to improve radiology services in global health. Additionally, she is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and founder of the UNC RAD-AID Chapter. Melissa first traveled to Malawi in 2013. As a member of the Board of Directors for Malawi Children’s Initiative, Melissa assists with organizational growth and sustainability of MCI to address public health and economic needs in Malawi, which are foundational for healthcare infrastructure improvement.


Laura Ruegsegger

Laura graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Public Health in 2017. She then moved to Malawi to work as a research assistant. She currently works for UNC's CFAR HIV Clinical Cohort. Her main interests are in global health development and women and children's health.


Rhoda Phiri

Rhoda is from Malawi and manages all of the logistical issues in Malawi for MCI. She is a great asset and an amazing person and has worked at the Baylor Center for HIV. She is pursing a degree in Nutrition. 

Romulo Colindres, MD

Jason Wares, MBA

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