Dr. William E Mays, East Africa/Philippines Field Director
Bill began accompanying Dr. Michael Karr to Haiti in the late 1980's. Together they created, designed, and perfected mobile dental units that would take them into remote locations with quality dental care. Dr. Mays, with the oversight of Dr. Karr, pioneered a mobile dental lab that would enable them to replace extracted front teeth, which has brought joy and changed the lives of hundreds of young people and adults.
Michael Karr DDS, Haiti Field Director
Dr. Karr has been involved in medical missions since the 1980's, when he began leading dental teams to Haiti. Since then he has led hundreds of dentists, dental students and volunteers not only to Haiti but also to Honduras, Africa, Nicaragua, and the Philippines. Dr. Mike has been known to shut down his own practice in order to take his entire clinic staff out on the field. His generosity and tremendous heart for medical relief has always been a leading force in his personal and professional life, and has been reproduced in the lives of his children, who are also active in MRI. In 2011 he was awarded the Citizen of the Year by the Washington State Dental Association.