Meet Our Staff
The Solid Rock International staff is a group of committed individuals with wide-ranging talents and skills focused on serving the poor in the Dominican Republic. As a staff, we are passionate about our work in this life-changing ministry and would like to thank you for your continued support!
Dominican National Staff
Bienvenida Suero – Medical Team Coordinator
Bienvenida is a key link between the Christian Clinic of Integrated Health (CCSI) and the North American medical mission teams. She keeps the work week running smoothly for Solid Rock volunteers by preparing for the teams and ensuring sound communication throughout the week. Bienvenida also is responsible for promoting the schedule of visiting North American surgeons within the community, advertising for the clinic, and setting the outpatient barrio clinic locations, and advertising for the clinic.
Dr. Osvaldo Canario – Clinic Director & Founder, Director of Child Nutrition Program
Dr. Canario directs the Christian Clinic of Integrated Health, located just next to the SRI guesthouse in San Juan de la Maguana. Dr. Canario has been working in the clinic since it’s doors opened in the late 1980′s, and also plays a major role overseeing the Child Nutrition Program. He felt called to serve the poor through medicine at an early age, and has given his life to the needy of his community.
Dr. Jazmin Cruz – Child Nutrition Program Doctor
Dr. Jazmin Cruz has worked in the clinic in El Cercado and been looking after the day to day operations of the Child Nutrition Program since 2014. She is an integral part of the community in providing nutrition advice, medical care, and supporting the operations of the clinic. In addition, she is a vital part of the Solid Rock International family as she provides leadership, guidance, and support for the Child Nutrition Program and the various areas that it impacts.
Enol Yeon – Solid Rock International Pastor
Enol is Solid Rock International’s pastor and accompanies the medical teams to the barrio clinics, assists in planning and execution of the VBS teams, and provides spiritual guidance for the SRI staff as a whole. He plays an important and vital role in Solid Rock’s mission to transform the body, mind, and soul of the poor. Pastor Enol is a humble and passionate man of God and we are confident that you will enjoy working with him.
Frank Beltre – REVOLUTION Financial Manager
My wife, Juanita and I have been involved with SRI for many years and in many roles including: as administrator in the CCSI, working in the guesthouse, and serving on the SRI Board. My family returned to our beloved country to help with the transformation of CCSI to continue serving the poor as the REVOLUTION Financial Manager. It has been a great blessing and opportunity that God has given to us through SRI to be an instrument of His grace and to establish His kingdom in the DR.
Hector Paniagua – Outreach Coordinator
Hector works to orient and lead the North American outpatient medical “barrio” teams. He also works with the SRI Pastor to facilitate planning and execution of the Vacation Bible School teams as well as other ministry opportunities in the community. Hector is a talented leader and valuable guide for the mission teams visiting the guesthouse looking to be effective in their ministry. We are positive that it won’t take you long to fall in love with Hector and see the great need for his work with SRI.
Nefthali Del Rosario – Surgical Coordinator
Nefthali directs, assists, and helps lead the North American surgical and medical teams by preparing the clinic and pharmacy in advance of and orienting the volunteers upon arrival. He also assists the clinic staff with acquiring patient lists of surgical candidates, patient follow-up, and maintaining standards and protocols of patient care and Public Health regulation. Neftali is an invaluable member of our team and a lot of fun as well!
Randy Lebron – Construction Coordinator
Randy stepped in as Construction Coordinator in December 2015 after multiple years working as a SRI translator. He serves as a link between SRI construction projects and the North American construction teams and will orient, guide, and support your construction team during their stay in San Juan. Randy is a “jack-of-all-trades” and will help you best utilize your team’s talents, skills, and desires to serve the people of the San Juan region.
Laura Demastus Rodriguez – Child Nutrition Program & Student Sponsorship Coordinator
I am thrilled to be a part of the SRI family since November 2011. My roles within the CNP and Student Sponsorship create a perfect combination of my passions for holistic health, strengthening families, and education. While much of my work is separate from the teams that we host; my husband, Wellington, and I enjoy the chance to interact with team members as they learn about the Dominican culture and serve in love.
Nicole Eby de Rodriguez – Medical Coordinator
Hi! I’m Nicole Eby de Rodriguez and I’m a Medical Coordinator here at SRI. I’m a wife to Anthony, a registered Nurse, and have been on site for more than five years. I greatly enjoy the diversity of my job, working in the clinic and with the surgical teams, coordinating patient care, and traveling to the barrios to host mobile clinics with the medical teams. However, my favorite thing to do is simply interact with the wonderful folks that we get to take care of and spend time with.
Ken Potter – REVOLUTION Construction Manager
I am onsite in San Juan to oversee the building of the new clinic, representing the wonderful people who have supported the REVOLUTION campaign. Stacy and I are living here in the DR working to see that the construction be as cost effective as possible. We have traveled several times to the DR starting in 2006 with Second Presbyterian Church (Roanoke, VA) and feel called to help make the clinic a reality so that it may better serve the people of the DR.
Dan & Kari Straley – Team Ministry Coordinators
Hi! We are the Team Ministry Coordinators. We met doing missions work in Juarez, Mexico and have been serving together ever since. We’ve been a part of the SRI family since 2011. Our role involves a lot of behind the scenes communications and organization for the mission teams, as well as ensuring that effective ministry takes place involving all who serve through SRI. We love people and love having a front row seat to see the amazing things that God is at work doing here in San Juan.
Phillip & Taylor VerBerkmoes – Guesthouse Hosts
Hi! We are Phillip, Taylor, and Honour VerBerkmoes. We are the newest Guesthouse Hosts serving with SRI in San Juan. We met in 2012, married, and started our family in 2015 and will be joining the team in San Juan toward the end of 2016. Not only do we have the honor of serving our Lord, but we get to do it while living our dreams! God has surely blessed us with this opportunity, and in turn, we hope to be a blessing to you when you come visit.
North American Office Staff
Lori – Administrative Assistant
I work as Administrative Assistant, part-time out of my home in Ohio. I’m thrilled to be able to use my skills in accounting to assist the rest of the SRI team. I am so excited each month to see the teams traveling to the DR to serve and give of their time, skills, and resources to support the Dominican people. God is doing a lot of amazing things through SRI and I’m so glad that I can be a small part of keeping some of the many details straight.
Kate – Program Coordinator
Hi! I’m Kate and I have been the Program Coordinator for SRI since 2013. I have traveled to the DR several times and am so thankful for the opportunity to be part of what God is doing there from here in the United States! Working with SRI blends a lot of my passions: education (I am a former elementary school teacher), Spanish, traveling, and showing God’s love in practical ways. I am very thankful and excited to be part of the Solid Rock family.
Joe & Shannon – Executive Director & Director of Development
We work on the administrative side of SRI in the Indianapolis office, overseeing the various programs and ministries in the Dominican Republic. The work of SRI is very close to our hearts as we spent two and a half years serving as the Guesthouse Administrators in San Juan de la Maguana before taking our current jobs. We feel absolutely blessed to be serving our Dominican friends in this challenging and rewarding position.