Meet The Team
Meet just some of the amazing people that make up the Assist International team.
Meet The Founders
Bob & Charlene Pagett
While visiting Romania in 1990, Bob felt compelled to respond to the humanitarian crises he witnessed. He returned with a dream to provide assistance to the world’s most vulnerable people, and through passion and perseverance, that dream became Assist International. For 25 years, he led Assist International as President & CEO, and during that time the organization completed humanitarian projects in 65 countries across the globe. He continues to lead humanitarian projects in the areas of Global Health and Orphaned & Vulnerable Children.
Charlene Pagett co-founded Assist International in 1990., has been an indispensable member of Assist International since its founding in 1990. She is passionate about meeting the needs of widows and orphaned children in developing countries, and has been heavily involved with Family Felix Villages, AOET, and the Sister Rosemary Orphan Village.
Board of Directors
Former Professor, Bethany University, Marriage Family Therapist
Ph.D., RN, CS, FNP Director of Nursing, University of South Alabama
President of Assist International, Chairman of the Board
Real Estate Investment Officer, Oregon State Treasury
Independent Real Estate Advisor
Dr. Ward Tanneberg
Principal Sales Rep Cardiac Disease Rhythm Management, Medtronic, Inc.
Co-Founder, Assist International, Secretary Board of Directors
President, Masterpiece Foundation
Doctor of Management Degree, Partner with The Hayes Group International, Inc.
Robert J. Pagett
Founder, Assist International