Leadership Team


Martha Holley Newsome, President & CEO

Martha joined Medical Teams International in September 2016. Martha has spent the last 30 years addressing international health needs including her position leading World Vision International’s Global Sustainable Health team which includes their global programs in food, health and nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene and represents global teams of over 3000 employees and a budget of $700M.
 Joe DiCarlo

Joe DiCarlo, Global Ambassador

Joe is a 15-year veteran of Medical Teams International, coming alongside the organization during our response to Hurricane Mitch in 1998. In his previous role as Director of Emergency Relief & Global Security, Joe played a critical role in building our reputation in disaster response with innovative and highly effective programming, and he has been instrumental in developing international program alliances with partners around the world.

Jon Beighle, Vice President, Marketing & Development

Jon is at the helm of our marketing and fundraising initiatives. Jon joined Medical Teams from a 17-year career in marketing and sales leadership at Microsoft.  Prior to Microsoft, he served as a diplomat with the U.S. State Department in the Dominican Republic and Ireland. He also practiced law for three years in Seattle, WA.  
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Pamela Blikstad, Vice President, Finance & Administration

Pam ensures the good stewardship of all resources entrusted to Medical Teams. Under her careful and expert financial management, we’ve continually received the highest ratings from independent charity evaluators. Pam joined Medical Teams International in 1999 as a staff accountant; in 2012, she was recognized as Portland Business Journal's Not-for-Profit CFO of the Year.

Roger Sandberg, Vice President, Field Operations

Roger has over 15 years of experience in leading emergency relief operations for International NGO’s such as Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, and Medair. Roger served as South Sudan Country Director, Democratic Republic of Congo Country Director, Haiti Country Director and most recently has been part of the Syrian and Iraqi crisis. Roger has a B.A. in Business Economics and Bible-Theology from Wheaton College and an MBA from Rollins College.