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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

Steve Stirling has served as the President and CEO since 2014, and he brings not only a wealth of business experience (non-profit and corporate), but also a unique perspective to MAP International.

As a young child living in post-war Korea in the 1960s, Steve suffered a life-altering bout with polio – a disease that wreaked havoc on his body and ostracized him from society, and ultimately, his family. This disease, and its consequences, could have been prevented with a vaccine that costs merely a few cents.

When Steve was only 5 years old, his father dropped him and his sister off an orphanage, where they spent the next 5 years before being adopted by a couple in the U.S. Steve eventually graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Agricultural Economics and earned his MBA in Marketing and Finance from Northwestern University.

Prior to joining MAP International, Steve held executive-level positions with nonprofits including Child Fund International, Heifer International, ChildHelp and WorldVision US and in corporations including: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Conagra Foods, AmeriTrade and Univera Life Sciences.

In 2014, Steve was approached by MAP International. Because MAP is a Christian organization, Steve saw this as an opportunity to live out his faith through his work. He has dedicated his life to bringing critically needed medicines and health supplies to some of the world’s poorest people, so that no child suffers the same fate that he did simply because of a lack of access to medicine.

God redeemed every experience in Steve’s life, even polio, to prepare him for his role at MAP International. He is particularly motivated by Jesus’s words in Matthew 25:36, “I was sick, and you looked after me.” Steve is passionate about MAP International’s mission and he invites you to join him in helping to provide life changing medicines and health supplies to people in need around the world.

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


Paul D’Antonio
Worldwide Vice President, Trauma at DePuy Synthes, the Orthopedics Company of Johnson & Johnson

Michael Erisman
Founder, People Implications Professor, Seattle Pacific University


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

Doug Lowe

Doug Lowe
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA)

Ron Moolenaar

Dr. Ronald Moolenaar
Associate Director for Science, Division of Global Health Protection, Center for Global Health, CDC

Abidemi Oyebode
Pharmacy Informaticist, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Glen A. Reed
Partner, King & Spalding, Retired

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

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

Steve Stirling
MAP International, President & CEO