Meet Our Staff
Bianca Figuereo – Education Coordinator
Bianca works to bring consistency to the educational ministries of the organization. She maintains communication with administrators at the sponsored schools as appropriate to build relationships and support school needs. She also helps with the Vacation Bible School teams and assists the other ministries. Bianca grew up as a student at both the CCED and Lucille Rupp schools supported by SRI and also holds a nursing license.
Bienvenida Suero – Medical Team Coordinator
Bienvenida is a key link between the clinic and the North American medical mission teams. She keeps the work week running smoothly for SRI 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.
Dr. Odette Canario – CCSI Clinic Director
Dr. Odette Canario directs the Christian Clinic of Integral Health, located just next to the guesthouse in San Juan de la Maguana, DR. She attended the SRI-sponsored school CCED for grades 5-10 before finishing her studies in Canada. Dr. Canario then completed her higher education in Santo Domingo, DR and has returned to San Juan, sharing that she feels a responsibility to care for “her people” using her God-given talents.
Enol Yeon – SRI Pastor
Enol uses his gifts and skills as a pastor in a variety of ways by supporting the mission teams, staff, and SRI ministries as a whole. He accompanies the medical teams to the barrio clinics to share God’s word, assists in the planning and execution of Vacation Bible School weeks, and provides spiritual teaching and guidance for the staff. Enol plays an important and vital role in SRI’s mission to transform the body, mind, and soul of the poor and is a great asset for SRI ministries.
Euclides Montero – Construction Coordinator
Euclides has worked as Construction Coordinator since November 2018. Prior to this role, he worked as a Ministry Assistant starting in 2011. As Construction Coordinator, Euclides serves as a link between SRI construction projects and the North American construction teams. He helps orient, guide, and support construction teams while making sure each team’s talents and skills are utilized well to serve during their time in San Juan.
Frank Beltre – REVOLUTION Financial Manager
Frank and his wife Juanita have been involved with SRI for many years and in many roles including clinic administration, guesthouse assistance, and participation on the SRI board. The Beltre family returned to their beloved country to help with the transformation of the clinic with Frank serving as REVOLUTION Financial Manager. The Beltres feel blessed by this opportunity that God has given to them through SRI to be an instrument of His grace and to establish His kingdom in the DR.
George Bautista – Surgical Coordinator
George directs, assists, and helps lead the North American surgical and medical teams by preparing the clinic and pharmacy in advance, 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. George also enjoys showing Christ’s love by interacting and praying with surgical patients.
Glenny Martinez – Barrio Coordinator
Glenny helps bring consistency and support to the North American barrio clinic medical teams serving in the more rural communities in and around the province of San Juan. Her role includes assisting with team preparation in the areas of pharmacy, orientation, and supplies organization. While onsite with a group, Glenny also helps Dominican providers with team communication, oversees the distribution of donations, and ensures referrals are directed properly for follow-up care.
Gregoria, Margo, & Neyse – Guesthouse Keepers
Gregoria, Margo, and Neyse (pictured left to right) play a vital role caring for mission teams while they are onsite staying at the guesthouse and serving in San Juan de la Maguana. Their roles include cleaning and preparing the guest rooms, planning menus and cooking authentic Dominican dishes, offering laundry service for team members, and providing an overall tidy and welcoming environment for those coming to stay and serve in San Juan.
Hector Paniagua – Outreach Coordinator
Hector is responsible for obtaining Public Health and customs approvals for the North American surgical and barrio medical teams. He also works alongside SRI Pastor Enol to facilitate the planning and execution of Vacation Bible School weeks for mission teams. In addition, Hector actively seeks out and helps coordinate other ministry and partnership opportunities in the local community that line up well with SRI’s resources and vision for service.
Jeff & Kamanda Bucher – In-Country Directors
We’re the Buchers and are currently serving as In-Country Directors. We’ve been serving full time with SRI since 2013. Our purpose is to oversee in-country operations, support SRI ministries, and carry out the vision of SRI. Some responsibilities include preparing team leaders prior to arrival, managing logistics of their trips, greeting and sending off teams in Santo Domingo, updating social media, and overseeing and supporting American and Dominican staff.
Katelyn Houser – Interim Missionary Support
I first served with SRI in February 2020. It was an incredibly life-changing experience that I knew I had to share with others. After that trip, I began to lead teams to San Juan and have even gotten to volunteer with other teams! Serving in San Juan with the SRI team has been such a joy and has made a profound impact on my faith and relationship with God. I am so excited to be serving the Lord alongside the SRI team temporarily by assisting with current needs and offering additional support.
Sarah Heinz – Medical Coordinator
My very first mission trip was to the Dominican Republic with SRI and I am so excited to now be a part of this incredible organization. As Medical Coordinator, I am able to make the most of my nursing education and organizational and communication skills. Helping people is my greatest passion and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in the Dominican Republic alongside others who feel the same. I’m excited for what God has in store for us!
North American Office Staff
Lori Frey – 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 I can be a small part of keeping some of the many details straight.
Joe & Shannon Zimmerman – 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.