About OMNI

Who We Are

Since its founding in 1989, Orphan Medical Network International (OMNI) has focused on medical care for orphans around the world. OMNI's mission has taken them to Russia, South Korea, and now Zambia.The infectious passion of co-founder Karen Rae Throckmorton has now spread to many who participate in OMNI's mission around the world.Since 2001, OMNI has had a major influence on the care of orphaned and vulnerable children in the Copperbelt Province of northern Zambia. Medical teams consisting of physicians, nurses and support staff have made several trips to that area. The effort began with mobile medical clinics and has grown into the building and staffing of orphanages and most recently the opening of schools supported by OMNI. After several trips to Zambia to experience the needs, OMNI's mission has been refocused to a more holistic approach. OMNI's foundation in providing health care for orphans remains a strong commitment. However, the mission has grown to to serve orphans and vulnerable children and the communities in which they live through education and community development.OMNI's entire staff is volunteer and receives no salary. The board of directors consists of committed business professionals and community leaders who also volunteer their time.

OMNI is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

OMNI Board of Directors

Karen Rae Throckmorton, RN, NCBF President, Co-Founder,
Medical Team Coordinator
Virginia

William Jacobsen
Vice President
Virginia

Doug Ross, DDS
Second Vice President
Virginia

Charles Koch
Treasurer
Ohio

Kathy McKelvey
Secretary,
Child Sponsorship Coordinator
Virginia

Dr. Roland James Brandt
West Bloomfield, Michigan

Wendy Lawrence
Virginia

Dr. Henry Maicki
Medical Team Director
Michigan

Dr. Cynthia Strieter
Ohio

Jon Wilhelm
Ohio