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The need was widespread and heartbreaking

Mission hospitals and clinics all over the world lacked the medicines and supplies they needed to treat their patients.

While missionary doctors did their best with what they had, the medical supplies and medicine they knew were available in the US were seemingly impossible to find in remote parts of the world.

Enter Ray Knighton

An administrator at the Christian Medical Society, Knighton heard about the stories and, as a result, he mentioned them to just about everyone he met. One fateful day, Art Larson of the Schering Drug Co., called Ray and told him he had shipped 11 tons of medicine to Ray’s Chicago office.

Ray was shocked. “You did what?!” he famously responded as he had no warehouse and only a small office.

The donation filled his entire office and the hallways. But when he let doctors on furlough know the medicine was available to take back to their hospitals, they came to pick it up and take it back to where it was urgently needed. The need was obvious, and the response was soon overwhelming.

Since 1954, MAP has served millions of people through the help of partners, donors, hospitals, clinics, and medical mission teams, fulfilling its Christian mission to provide life-changing medicines and health supplies for the world’s poorest, most vulnerable people.

How MAP Helps Today

Steve Stirling

President and CEO, MAP International

As President and CEO since 2014, Steve Stirling brings a wealth of experience as well as a unique perspective to MAP International.

While a child in post-war Korea in the early 1960s, Steve suffered a life-altering bout with polio – a disease which could have been prevented with a few cents’ worth of medicine.

It was a disease which made Steve dedicate his life to bring critically needed medicines and health supplies to some of the world’s poorest people

Before assuming the role of President and CEO of MAP International, he held executive-level positions with nonprofits including with Child Fund International, Heifer International, Universal Life Sciences, ChildHelp and WorldVision US. Additionally, he worked for pharmaceutical companies that include the makers of Tylenol, Advil, and Bristol-Myers-Squibb/Mead Johnson Nutritionals.

Steve earned his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics at Cornell University and his MBA in Marketing and Finance at Northwestern University.

Steve and his wife, Sook Hee, have two grown children.

Steve Stirling’s Courageous Story

The Crutch of Success tells Steve’s incredible story of his early years growing up in an orphanage, his adoption into a large, loving family in Alaska, and his determination to succeed.

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Map International

Senior Leadership

Jodi Allison
Global Giving

Timmy Boatwright

Lindsey Holland
Human Resources

Jason Merryman
Chief Financial Officer

Map International

Leadership Team

Tamba Komba
Director of Internal Compliance

Kipp Branch
Director of Partnership Development

Janice Mitchell
Senior Director,
Marketing & Communications

Michael Eidem

Map International

Board of Directors

Jim Barfoot, Chairperson
Troutlodge Inc.,

Dr. Allen Craig,

Deputy Director, National Center for Immunization & Respiratory Diseases, CDC (Dr. Craig is serving on the Board in his personal capacity.)

Linda Freeman, Secretary
Executive Director, Peacemaker Family Center at Trinity Church

Susan Roeder, Treasurer
Manager of Acquisitions and Divestitures, Hilcorp Energy, Retired


Ed Buckley
Principal, Lighthouse Advisors

Wanda Burgund
Calvary Church, Naperville

Michael Erisman
Founder, People Implications Professor, Seattle Pacific University


Sven Gustafson
CEO, Stonewood, LLC & Revision, LLC

Kenneth Gustavsen
Executive Director, Global Public Policy, Merck & Co.


Dr. Lars Hungerford
Naval Medical Center San Diego

Alan Ichikawa
Organizational Effectiveness Consultant

Michael Knighton
VP, Head of Tax and Accounting Assets, Thomson Reuters

James Leonard
Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

Peter Limeri
Co-Owner, Trinity Automotive Group

Abidemi Oyebode
Pharmacy Informaticist, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Glen A. Reed
Partner, King & Spalding

John Reid
Executive Director and Producing Artistic Director, Fairfield Theatre Company

Rich Reynolds
General Manager, US Office Business Group Lead, Microsoft Corp.

Bob Rowan
President & CEO, Jacuzzi Brands Corporation

Steve Stirling
MAP International, President & CEO