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Hillside Family

ADAM BORGER

What do you do at Hillside?

President of the Board, Board Member, Executive Committee Chair, & Finance Committee Member

 

Where do you live?

Austin, TX, USA

 

What do you like about Hillside?

I love the happy faces of the people receiving care. I love knowing that these people are receiving modern care that would not be possible without our efforts. I love how we provide an amazing experience to students from around the world who are looking to practice medicine. 

 

What are your hobbies and interests outside of Hillside?

Playing with my children Xun & Mili, Traveling, Hiking, Biking, Camping, Gardening, Live Music Festivals

ALFIA PAU

What do you do at Hillside?

Clinic Operations Manager

Where do you live?
Toledo District, Belize

What do you like about Hillside?
It's very educational, and it gives a lot of opportunities. Crossing training the staff gives chances to do different things.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?
Reading.

ALLIE HARSHBERGER

What do you do at Hillside?
Director of Pharmacy

Where do you live?
Punta Gorda - previously St. Petersburg, Florida

What do you like about Hillside?
I like how Hillside has an interdisciplinary team approach to patient care and provides free healthcare to its patients.

What are your interests outside of Hillside?
I enjoy yoga, reading, drawing, and spending time with friends and family.  

ALVA CUCUL


What do you do at Hillside?
Clinic Administration Manager


Where do you live?
Eldridgeville, Toledo District, Belize

What do you like about Hillside?
The quality care and interactions with patients.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?
Watching movies and visiting other place outside of work with my baby.

AMELIA RAMCLAM

What do you do at Hillside?
Head of Housekeeping

Where do you live?
Forest Home, Toledo District, Belize

What do you like about Hillside?
Friendly people.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?
Taking care of my family.

AMIRA ACK

What do you do at Hillside?
Rehabilitation Technician

Where do you live?
Punta Gorda, Toledo District, Belize

What do you like about Hillside?
Our great, patient, respectful and wonderful staff. Also, going to the different villages and getting to treat patients.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?
Playing football and volleyball. Also, swimming, running, singing and dancing and having fun with friends.

ANASTACIA COC

What do you do at Hillside?
Office Manager

Where do you live?
Toledo District, Belize

What do you like about Hillside?
I like the accounting part of my job and I also like how Hillside treats their patients.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?
Visiting places, watching TV, reading, and also swimming at the river.

ANNA HANSON

What do you do at Hillside: 
I am a current Hillside board member and previous Nursing Director 

 

Where do you live: 
Dallas, TX

 

What do you love about Hillside? 

I love how connected Hillside clinic is with the PG community. Everyone genuinely wants to help each other and seeing smiling faces and hearing stories of the patient's appreciation lets me know we are making a lasting difference. 

 

What are your hobbies outside of Hillside? 

I love to travel internationally and I enjoy listening to live music while being surrounded by family and friends 

ASMAMAW SISAY YIGEREMU

What do you do at Hillside?

Medical Director

 

Where do you live?

In Punta Gorda

 

What do you like about Hillside?

Multidisciplinary action

 

What are your interests outside of Hillside?

Swimming

BARRINGTON TUCKER

What do you do at Hillside?
Board Member

 

Where do you live?
Bolingbrook, IL, USA (Originally Belize City, Belize)

 

What do you like about Hillside?
The care given and promotion of Public Health for the underserved in the Toledo District with little regard for individual fanfare.

 

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?
Music, Broadway Shows and travelling.

CAROL BECKEL, PT, PHD

What do you do at Hillside?
Board Member, Secretary; Chair of Rehab Committee

Where do you live?
St. Louis, MO, USA

What do you like about Hillside?
The dedicated work of the Belizean staff and their never-ending friendliness to volunteers and students.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?
Distance swimming and cycling.

DENISE SOLTIS, RPH

What do you do at Hillside?
Director of Student Affairs; Board Member; President of the Board; Chair of Finance Committee; Chair of Executive Committee

Where do you live?
Indianapolis, IN, USA

What do you like about Hillside?
The inter-professional experience that students get while serving the Toledo District of Belize.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?
Yoga, running, gardening and family.

CARLEY KIRSCH

What do you do at Hillside?

Board member, a former student, former rehab director, and member of the rehab committee 

 

Where do you live?

Chicago, IL USA

 

What do you like about Hillside?

I love the collaboration between medical providers from across the globe being led by a Belizian staff to provide great medical care. The smile on each patient’s face makes each long day worth it. 

 

What are your hobbies and interests outside of Hillside?

Traveling, running and walking with my dog, cooking, reading, spending time outdoors

FELIPE CAL

What do you do at Hillside?

I am a security guard here at Hillside. My main responsibilities are to maintain a high standard of securing all the students, doctors, and all the belongings of Hillside. monitor what is going around and immediately report what is unnecessary.

Where do you live?
I live in Barranco Village Toledo District.

What do you like about Hillside?
What I do like about hillside is meeting new students every month and all staff cooperation with us the security. Mobile going every day in different remote villages giving medical to them is what I like.

What are your interests outside of Hillside?

My interest outside of hillside is that I like to do logging, fishing, playing volleyball, and sometimes construction work.

FRANK BAHADUR

What do you do at Hillside?
Security Guard

Where do you live?
Eldridgeville, Toledo District, Belize

JAMIE MANGAR

What do you do at Hillside?
Maintenance Assistant and Driver

Where do you live?
Eldridgeville, Toledo District, Belize

What do you like about Hillside?
Working together as one big family.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?
I love playing soccer and going fishing with my friends.

JENNIE ICAL

What do you do at Hillside?
Nurse

Where do you live?
Toledo District, Belize

What do you like about Hillside?
Patient care.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?
Reading and sewing.

JENNIFER TZUI

What do you do at Hillside?
Clinic Assistant; Intake Assistant

 

Where do you live?
Toledo District, Belize

 

What do you like about Hillside?
It's very educational here.

 

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?
Playing computer games and reading.

KRISTINE GINGERICH

What do you do at Hillside?

Nursing Director

Where do you live?

Mountain View, Arkansas and now Belize!

What do you like about Hillside?

I love being able to offer quality care to Belizeans both in the clinic and in their homes. It is also a great opportunity for interns and other students to grow in using their knowledge.

What are your interests outside of Hillside?

Sit with my Belizean friends and listen to their stories. I learn so much from them!

LYNETTE GOMEZ, MSc

What do you do at Hillside?
Clinic Director

 

Where do you live?
Punta Gorda, Toledo District, Belize (Originally Eldridgeville, Toledo District, Belize)

 

What do you like about Hillside?
I like that Hillside helps people and builds their capacity to help themselves. The programs & services that we offer enables our communities to access health care as well as educates them to prevent & minimize health problems.

 

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?
I love music, karaoke, nature, and spending time with my family.

LUIS LARA

 

What do you do at Hillside?

Here at Hillside, I hold the position of security guard. As a security guard, my responsibilities include the constant monitoring of the facilities to ensure safety for Hillside’s staffs, patients, students, and assets.

Where do you live?

My current address is Jasmine Street in the Indian Ville area located in the Punta Gorda Town.

What do you like about Hillside?

From my time being here, what I have come to most admire about Hillside is the medical aid rendered to the surrounding communities. Not only does the organization attend to the individuals who come seeking medical care but also, due to the mobile clinics, to those at the farther reaches of the Toledo district.

What are your interests outside of Hillside?

I find the occasional exercise quite enjoyable and it is good for the health, that is why it’s one of my hobbies. I also do computer repairing and agriculture/gardening as a side job. The reason I have multiple interests because I like to keep myself busy as a proactive individual.

MARA KIESER, MS, RPh

What do you do at Hillside? 

Board Member, precept student pharmacists. 

Where do you live?

Verona, WI

 

What do you like about Hillside?

Hillside provides quality care for the Toledo district and provides inter-professional learning for learners from all over the world.

 

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?

Running, Swimming, Reading

MARK PETROVANI, MD

What do you do at Hillside?
Board Member; Chair of Clinical Committee

Where do you live?
New York, NY, USA

What do you like about Hillside?
Hillside is a wonderful organization which provides free care to the people of Southern Belize many of whom would not have access to healthcare. We are a tight knit organization of volunteers and Belizean staff with the united mission of service to the people of the Toledo District. 

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?
I love to read and learn. Hiking, skiing, long drives in the countryside are what brings me joy.

MATTHEW MEEKER, DO

What do you do at Hillside?

Board Member, Education Committee

MATTHEW NICASIO

What do you do at Hillside?

Public Health Director

Where do you live?

My home town is Dangriga in the Stann Creek District of Belize and it is dubbed the "culture capital " for the Garifuna culture.

What do you like about Hillside?

​A lot of goodwill and love emanates form the staff at Hillside form the point of entry into the institution, through to meeting and greeting all members of staff.  Hillside is one happy family working toward a common goal - providing the best healthcare to their clients. The friendly acceptance I received as I was introduced to members of staff at their respective work stations influenced me to join the team at Hillside for a fulfilling work experience.

What are your interests outside of Hillside?

My hobbies include: travelling, reading, indoor games and watching movies.

OMAR PARHAM

What do you do at Hillside?
Maintenance Assistant

Where do you live?
Eldridgeville, Toledo District, Belize

What do you like about Hillside?
The hillside staff was friendly to me before and after I started working here at Hillside Clinic.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?
Watching soccer and playing pool with my friends.

RANDY PARHAM

What do you do at Hillside?
Security Guard

Where do you live?
Toledo District, Belize

RONALD MILES AND GAIL KUO

What do you do at Hillside?
Rehabilitation Directors that work alongside our awesome rehabilitation technician to assist in providing outpatient, home visits, and mobile Physical Therapy. We also assist in supervising physical therapy students who are here for 4 to 8-week rotations. We strive to do community-based rehabilitation as we learn the resources and contacts in the area to hopefully be able to assist in building up some longer-term rehabilitation solutions for the region.  

 

Where do you live?
Currently living in Forest Home, Belize. Previously from British Columbia, Canada. 

What do you like about Hillside?
That we reach out to those that live in remote communities. That we get to learn from and work together with a great team that strives to provide the best care possible to the people of Toledo!

What are your interests outside of Hillside?
Visiting new places, trying new foods, running/hiking. Reading books to our two boys.  Enjoying and playing music.
 

RUDOLPH (RUDY) JACOBS, SR.

What do you do at Hillside?
Head Driver; Community Liaison

Where do you live?
Punta Gorda, Toledo District, Belize

What do you like about Hillside?
You get the opportunity to use your skills in helping others.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?
Fishing, watching soccer on TV, cooking/grilling.

SANDRA KUK

What do you do at Hillside?

I'm proudly working as one of the intake clerk at hillside

 

 

Where do you live?

 I live in Aguacate village, Toledo. 

 

 

What do you like about Hillside?

One of the thing that i like about Hillside is to assist in providing free health care to our families and friends of the Toledo

 

 

What are your interests outside of Hillside?

My interest outside of hillside is having sports, cooking and spending time with families and friends.

SELENA GENTLE

What do you do at Hillside?

I am doing Housekeeping.

 

Where do you live?
I live at Hope-ville, Toledo District.

 

What do you like about Hillside?

I like that Hillside gives excellent service to the people.

 

 

What are your interests outside of Hillside?

Spending time with my family.

 

VALENTINO COC

What do you do at Hillside?

At Hillside I do security work. That means I am the eyes and ears of the clinic. I log in all activity taking place on the compound. I check and secure all assets that the clinic has as well as take good care, security-wise, of the clinic’s personnel whether Belizean or non-Belizean. Moreover, I lock and unlock doors of all buildings. I do hourly patrol and checks on the buildings and surroundings, bicycles and vehicles. I also turn on and off lights at the appropriate hour. I do sweeping at the security booth and clinic entrance, as well as maintain the good looks of the compound by picking up trash. I try to be on the alert at all times.

 

Where do you live?

I live in Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District, Belize.

 

What do you like about Hillside?

I like that the personnel is friendly and that they are mannerly. The work environment is excellent and so I would like to stay on the job for years to come. I also like, in the event that I am ill, the clinic is here for me.

 

 

What are your interests outside of Hillside?

I enjoy driving and meeting new faces. I also like to travel.

VICTOR CHO

What do you do at Hillside?
Pharmacist

Where do you live?
Toledo District, Belize

WILLIAM MOORE, MBA

What do you do at Hillside?
Volunteer Treasurer

Where do you live?
Des Moines, IA, USA

What do you like about Hillside?
That Hillside provides healthcare to the local population.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of Hillside?
Volunteering at my local parish. Also, gardening, photography and art/cooking classes.

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