Malawi

Avanell Brock

CURE Malawi Storyteller / Malawi

Avanell Brock serves as CURE Storyteller at CURE Malawi. Using her skills in photography and writing to serve God and help people has been a long-term goal, and she’s so happy to have a job doing just that right out of college! She gets to tell the world about the awesome kids that we serve in Malawi, getting their stories, surgeries, and smiles out to people who can pray and support them! […]

Jimmy Chimphinda

Spiritual Director / Malawi

Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry from Faith Bible College in South Africa and a Diploma in Ministry from All Africa Bible College, also in South Africa.  He is currently working toward his Master of Arts in Ministry from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology.  He has served as a pastor in various capacities for over 20 years.  Of special note, he previously served as Chairperson of the Blantyre City Pastors Fraternal, a grouping of pastors from different denominations, which operates under the Evangelical Association of Malawi, an umbrella body for evangelical churches and Christian organizations in Malawi.

Linda Chokotho

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon / Malawi

Mark Deysher

Executive Director / Malawi

Mark Deysher is the Executive Director of CURE Malawi. He has a passion for leadership and for integrating Christian mission into professional service. Mark is a Military Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and holds a Master of Physical Therapy from U.S. Army-Baylor University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Regis University. Mark has had a long career in healthcare administration, holding such positions as Director of Specialty Services, Director of Physical Medicine, Deputy VP of Operations, Deputy VP of Surgery, and Deputy Chief of Medical Staff. He retired from the Air Force after 22 years. Prior to joining CURE, he worked as a Physical Therapist at an orthopedic medicine provider in Colorado Springs, Colorado. […]

Kyle James

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon / Malawi

Kyle serves as the Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon of CURE Malawi, and has since August 2015. Kyle completed his medical training at Guy’s, Kings, and St. Thomas’s Hospital in London. Prior to joining CURE, Kyle was a consultant surgeon at The Royal London Hospital, a major trauma center in the UK, specializing in children’s orthopedics and adult trauma including circular frames. He has completed two children’s orthopedic fellowships in Sydney, Australia, and at CURE […]

Nicholas Lubega

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon / Malawi

Dr. Nicholas Lubega is an orthopedic surgeon at CURE Malawi. Nicholas received both his undergraduate and postgraduate medical training at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and joined CURE immediately after his postgraduate training in orthopedics. He later completed a trauma fellowship at Pretoria Academic Hospital in South Africa.

Nicholas is married to Susan; they have three children. He loves […]

Samuel Maina

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon / Malawi

Dr. Samuel Maina is an orthopedic surgeon at CURE Malawi. He did his medical training at the University of Nairobi before proceeding to Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, for his residential training in Orthopedics and Trauma. He capped it all off with a fellowship in orthopedics and trauma from the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa. […]

Kaiser Raphael

Interim Medical Director / Malawi

Dr. Kaiser is no stranger to CURE; he has served at various CURE hospitals over the years. Most recently, he served as the anesthesiologist at CURE Ethiopia. Originally from Pakistan, Dr. Kaiser and his family now serve at CURE Malawi. His family includes his wife Wajahat and their two children.

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