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Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to support compassionate, Tanzanian-led healthcare at Dodoma Christian Medical Center.

Our Vision

Our Vision

Our vision is to bring health and hope to the people of Tanzania.

Our Values

Our Values

We are committed to ensuring sustainable, life-changing healthcare and operating with integrity with all partners and supporters.

Tanzania Health Partnership Staff

Anne Hussian

Executive Director

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Elizabeth Hendrickson

Development and Communications Manager

After living in Kenya for 4 years, I was excited to find a job based in Minnesota where I could still connect to life in East Africa! Supporting an incredible hospital– like DCMC– makes my job easy and fun. I love to tell the stories of the compassionate, lifesaving work happening at the medical center and connecting with donors who help to make it all happen!


Favorite Tanzanian Food: Pilau

Best Safari Experience: Seeing a cheetah run (very fast) across the savannah

Favorite Minnesota Pastime: Watching baseball in the summer and sledding in the winter

Erin Marquez

Donor Services and Administrative Coordinator

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Our Board


Retired Executive Director
University of Minnesota Community University Health Care Center

Deanna Mills, MPH

Board Chair

Philanthropic Advisor & Institutional Relations
Infaith Community Foundation

Cheryl Grasmoen

Vice Chair

Commodity Specialists Corporation

Phil Lindau


Professor and interim chair of Emergency Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School

Michelle Biros, MD, MS, FACEP


Tanzania Health Partnership
Dodoma Christian Medical Center

Barbara Griffin, RN


Tanzania Health Partnership &
Dodoma Christian Medical Center
Former Executive Vice President, Medtronic

Bob Griffin

Founder & DCMC Trustee

Vice-President of Finance and Operations
Kids In Need Foundation

Wade Jones


Health Partners

Lydia Staples, MD, MPH


West Metro Ophthalmology

Charles Yancey, MD, PhD

Advisory Board

Kjell Bergh

Former Consul to the Republic of Tanzania
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mick Lee

Chair, Plus Relocation

Sandy Lee

Executive Vice President, Plus Relocation

Dr. Secelela Malecela, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Co-director High Risk/Apnea Clinic
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

Mary Ann McNeil, MA, NRP

Clinical Instructor and Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dr. Michael Nelson, MD

Professor, Department of Radiology
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

William Stauffer, MD, MSPH

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases & International Medicine
University of Minnesota

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