Hope Clinic International

Hope Clinic


Brian Kennedy, MD, Chair

Brian Kennedy is a pediatrician who was invited by Dr. Roger Anderberg to join a medical mission team the year that Tim’s Clinic was founded.  From that moment on, Brian has been regularly attending mission trips to Nicaragua.  He has contributed in La Mascota Children’s Hospital in Managua, and the cities of Somoto, Estelí, Condega, and Jinotega.  Through these trips and work supporting the locally staffed clinic in Esteli, Brian and his wife Kim are honored to assist in the unique mission of Hope Clinic International.  Brian is currently Chairman of Hope Clinic International Board. Brian and Kim have seven children.

Dan Heffernan Jr., Vice-President

While living in Nicaragua in the early 1990s, Dan and his wife, Cecilia, a Nicaraguan native, made arrangements for Dan’s father – the founder of Hope International – Dr. Dan Heffernan, to visit two hospitals during a vacation with Dan’s mother to visit the family. It was those visits that inspired Dr. Heffernan to begin to send medicine, medical supplies, and, eventually, medical teams to Nicaragua to help those in most need of medical care. Dan is Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Advantage CS, a software company serving the publishing market with solutions for marketing, selling, and distributing books, journals, magazines, newspapers.

Todd Schorer, Treasurer

Todd joined the Board of Hope Clinic International in 2020 as a way to help others in our wider community. Todd volunteers with local community assistance organizations focusing on food insecurity including Leelanau Christian Neighbors in Leelanau County, Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor, and the Father Fred Foundation in Traverse City. Todd has worked as an industrial engineer, plant manager, and business owner in the manufacturing industry and now works to support business owners as a Certified Exit Planning Advisor and Certified Value Builder. Todd lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and six children.

Joshua Robert Hull, Secretary

Paul Flickinger, CPA

Paul lives in Grand Rapids where he currently works as a Consultant in Accounting Advisory for CFGI, the nation’s largest non-audit accounting advisory firm. Paul has experience working with companies to solve complex accounting and finance issues. While still in school at Benedictine College, Paul served as the president of a student organization, the Student International Business Council, that consisted of project teams with the mission of providing care and assistance to those in need in underdeveloped parts of Africa and the Caribbean. Seeing a similar mission in Hope Clinic International, Paul was inspired to join the organization. Paul has been a member of the Board of Directors since the Fall of 2021, and he currently serves as a member of the Financial Committee where he helps guide the organization in financial matters.

Eduardo Icaza, MD

Eduardo Icaza was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Nicaraguan parents. His family has been working with Hope Clinic International for over 20 years. Volunteering with Hope Clinic International in high school and having the opportunity to serve our Nicaraguan patients solidified his decision to pursue a career in medicine. He received a full tuition scholarship to the University of Michigan and subsequently attended the University of Michigan Medical School. After graduation, he completed an Anesthesiology residency at the University of Michigan Health System. He found his passion in treating patients suffering from pain and pursued additional training as a pain medicine fellow at the Cleveland Clinic. He currently practices interventional pain management at the Miami Neuroscience Institute. He is happily married to an internal medicine physician and they have two children. 

Andrew Maurano, PA-C

Andrew Maurano BS, PA-C is an Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine for the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates and Director of Operational Medicine. He lives in Rockville, MD with his wife and 3 kids and was a roommate of the late Tim Anderberg. When Tim passed away Drew and a group of Tim’s friends helped form Tim’s Fund for Kids, which has raised funds to support Tim’s Clinic in Estelí, Nicaragua. Drew has had the pleasure of serving on several HCI medical missions, as well as working with the medical team at Tim’s clinic.

Michelle Rodriguez Holder, Executive Director

Michelle is the new Executive Director for Hope Clinic International. She has worked with other international charitable organizations and has lived abroad for many years traveling extensively through Europe and Latin America. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts and a Licentiate in Philosophy from the Angelicum, in Rome Italy. She and her husband are the parents of three children.