About Us



Since 1972, Mercy Medical Angels has been helping patients with free transportation to medical care.


Board of Directors

  • Colonel Norman E. Johnson, Chairman, USAF, Retired
  • C.R. (Bud) Harper, Vice Chairman
  • Kenneth (Skipp) Maiden, Treasurer
  • Joyce Gardella, Secretary
  • Colonel Randy Brandt, USAF, Retired
  • Major Gen Jack Catton, USAF, Retired
  • Rear Admiral J. B. (Gib) Godwin III, USN, Retired
  • Colonel John Venable, USAF, Retired
  • Greg Lomax
  • Tracy Thomas
  • Virginia Rodriguez
  • Patrick O’Boyle
  • William Hall, Esq.
  • Steve Craven

MMA Team

  • Robb Alpaugh, President and CEO
  • Christine Kroetsch, Vice President and CFO
  • Stephanie Bollmann, Director of Operations
  • Lynne Medley Long, Director of Administration
  • Joanie Corkrum, Administration
  • Cathy Kelly, Transportation Coordinator
  • MaryJane Sablan, Transportation Coordinator
  • Sundae Oxley, Transportation Coordinator
  • April Bre-Hemmendinger, Transportation Coordinator
  • Dana Craft Robbins, Development Specialist
  • Felycia Jordan, Accounting Specialist
  • Stephanie Singer, Communications Specialist
  • Lauren Cossel, Outreach Coordinator


Strategy for Achieving Goals

We offer the most cost-effective means of charitable transportation for each patient, based on the distance they need to travel, their medical requirements, the location they need to reach, and the availability of different modes of travel as related to their specific  departure and destination requirements.

Our strategy is to make sure each means of transportation–whether private aircraft, commercial airline, or ground transportation–is delivered to the patient with the least overall cash cost to MMA. Travel is always free to the patient. We work hard to drive down overhead costs related to each trip and to develop partnerships with corporations or commercial transportation providers or volunteer donor pilots that sponsor MMA or offer discounts for purchased travel for MMA patient clients.

Capacity to Achieve Goals

Our experience in providing charitable, long-distance transportation goes back to our small, informal beginnings in 1972 when all transports were done using volunteer pilots flying their own privately-owned aircraft.  These pilots wanted to fill a need in their communities.  Over the years we have learned and expanded to meet new needs and offer different modes of transportation.  Through it all we have never compromised our highest standards of operational integrity and efficiency, transportation safety, public transparency and accountability,  The safety record through all these years of continuous service has been perfect.

Mercy Medical Angels was established in 1972 and is governed by a respected Board of Directors.  Our team reflects a high level of professionalism as well as diversity. Because of our commitment to public transparency, the home page of our website provides on-call real time data counts for trips completed (not just coordinated).

Outputs and Results

Measuring outputs and results is key to understanding our impact on the people we serve. The data we collect as related to each patient trip includes a date and mode of service with departure and destination locations.  Various forms of public benefit are provided, including a standardized estimate of the dollar value of transportation cost.  This data is organized by mode of transportation provided to the patient.  MMA publications provide several years’ history of past service delivery rates.

The completion of a patient trip represents an “output” of our system–it allows for or provides the means by which a patient gets to a distant medical appointment for evaluation, diagnosis or treatment, or gets back home after the appointment.

For this reason, to extend reporting from outputs to outcomes, we rely on voluntarily-given patient testimonials and patient answers to generalized questions about their health or other meaningful improvements in their lives.  Such information is provided through this website.  A sampling of patient testimonials can be found by clicking here.

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