Who We Are

We are a global nonprofit organization made up of people willing to give everything to bring life-saving solutions to those in need. We do this by partnering with local organizations to magnify our impact and reach communities facing suffering and hardship.

What We Do

Our Mission

Assist International provides life-giving solutions for children, families, and communities around the world that bring health, opportunity and hope. We design and implement humanitarian programs that build capacity, develop opportunities, and save lives around the world. With all of our programs, we believe the best way to provide effective and sustainable solutions that bring about lasting change is by working with in-country partners and coming alongside them to increase their capacity.

What We Do

Our Impact

In partnership with foundations, hospital groups, service clubs, corporations, and individual donors, Assist International has reached over 7,000 health and biomedical professionals in 16 countries with our in-person programs and 10,000 additional learners from 128 countries worldwide through our recently expanded tele-mentoring portfolio. Whether it’s building schools for children in Uganda, providing advanced medical equipment in Vietnam, or establishing orphanages in Romania, we strive for excellence and sustainability. From the tip of South America to the mountains of Bulgaria, our vision is to help those who are vulnerable realize a hopeful, productive future.

16

Countries impacted through our in-person global health programs

1,015+

Total volunteers serving in our local warehouse to date

10,000

Clinical & biomedical professionals reached with our virtual programs

2101

Pick up and deliveries through our community:assist program

128

Countries reached through our in-person and virtual programs

5,033+

Children impacted daily through our child:assist programs

7,000

Clinical & biomedical professionals reached with our in-person programs

310

Fire Families helped through community: assist to date

A Team of World Changers

Our Leadership

  • Ralph Sudfeld
    Ralph Sudfeld President and CEO
  • Cheri Reynolds
    Cheri Reynolds Vice President, Strategy
  • Jim Stunkel
    Jim Stunkel Vice President, Technical Services
  • Dana Bowles
    Dana Bowles Vice President, Finance
  • Mike Alexander
    Mike Alexander Vice President, Programs
  • Michelle Sudfeld
    Michelle Sudfeld Vice President, Administration/Child Programs

How It Started

Our History

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Assist International was born.
Today, we continue to design and implement humanitarian programs that build capacity, develop opportunities, and save lives around the world. With all of our programs, we believe the best way to provide effective and sustainable solutions that bring about lasting change is by working with in-country partners and coming alongside to empower them and increase their capacity.
The work Bob and Charlene started more than 30 years ago in Romania has grown throughout the world and has drawn many others into a determination to serve on the edge of suffering and hope.

Assist International Board Leadership

Board Leadership

Austin Carmichael

Director/Board Treasurer, Real Estate Investment Officer, Oregon State Treasury

Deborah Balch

Director/Board Secretary, Former Professor, Bethany University,
Retired Marriage Family Therapist

Gil Miltenberger

Director/Board Vice Chairman, Vice-President, Land Acquisition at Integral Communities

Jon Carmichael

Director, Director of Device Partnerships, VuMedi, Inc. Retired Cardiac Disease Rhythm Management, Medtronic, Inc.

Michael Comer

Director/Board Chairman, Doctor of Management Degree, President at The Hayes Group International, Inc.

Ralph Sudfeld

Director, President/CEO of Assist International

Sharon Fruh

Director, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, Professor of Nursing, Associate Dean for Research, Evaluation, and Development, University of South Alabama

Charlene Pagett, Emeritus

Director Emeritus, Co-Founder, Assist International

Robert J. Pagett, Emeritus

Director Emeritus, Founder, Assist International

Assist International provides life-giving solutions for children, families, and communities around the world that bring health, opportunity, and hope.