Our Team


Dr. Breanna Barger-Kamate (Chair and founder)
Dr. Barger is an Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Sacred Heart Childrens Hospital, Spokane, WA . Breanna co-founded Mali Medical Relief Fund studying tropical medicine at Garbiel Toure Hospital.
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Dr. Paul Kamate, Physician Patient Liaison, co-founder

Dr. Kamate is a physician trained in Mali, who now lives with his wife  (Dr. Breanna Barger-Kamate, above) and children in Spokane, Washington. He conducts site visits and patient follow up on MMRFs work. He also manages the burn unit construction project.
Mark Travassos

Dr. Mark Travassos, Advisory Board Member

Dr. Travassos is a member of the CVD Malaria Group. His research focuses on malaria pathogenesis and epidemiology, with a particular focus on the contribution of parasite variant surface antigens to the development of clinical malaria.
Dr. Travassos’s research also includes work in Ethiopia assessing vaccine coverage through the use of serosurveys.

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Dr. Kendra Wiggins, advisory board member

I am a family doctor working at a Community Health Center in Santa Barbara, California, in addition to wrangling two amazing little humans.  In my youth I majored in Global Studies before serving in the Peace Corps in El Salvador, which led to a career in medicine for the purpose of social justice.  While I get to fulfill this purpose on a daily basis working in a vulnerable, underserved community, our resources are bountiful in comparison to many parts of the world.  I am humbled to have this opportunity to support the incredible work of Mali Medical Relief.

Dr. Mamadou Sylla (Mali Based), Not pictured, In country advisor

Dr. Mamadou Sylla
Former physician and project director
Gabriel Toure Hospital

Dr. Hamidou Diallo (Mali Based) , Mali Operations Country Director

Dr. Diallo serves as our volunteer country director in Mali. He manages the day to day operations in Mali, including patient follow up and case selection and review. He is a physician at Gabriel Toure Hospital in Mali.


Morgan Halvorson, advisory board member


Ethel MacDonald (Treasurer and Secretary)

Tom Barger

Tom Barger, advisory board member 

Tom Barger is a retired Environmental Health Specialist.
He helps with management of the site.

Incoming: Mackenzie Kalmbach. Advisory Treasurer and board

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