The Mihret Medical Supply Group leadership is comprised of mission minded medical professionals seeking to use their experience to source quality equipment for developing countries.

 

Mark R. Smith, DVM

Executive Director


Mark serves as our Executive Director and Chairman of the Board and a charter member of the Board of Directors. He has a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelors degree in Biology and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. His family includes two adopted sons from Ethiopia. Dr. Smith has served 30+ years as a career veterinarian in multiple roles and businesses, and has recently taught and assisted in development work in Africa. He has served in the past as a charter member of three other nonprofit humanitarian groups, helping them become established as ongoing entities today. Excited to link arms with our other board members and staff in serving in this capacity.

Hiwot W. Dagnachew

Regional Director


  • General Manager of Stratex East Africa Limited – Ethiopia
  • Project Business Analyst. Sales/Marketing Operations Coordinator

Hiwot holds an MS in Foreign Trade. BA in Business Administration & Information Systems (BAIS). Experience in Retail Marketing, Leadership, Human Resource Management, Spoken English and Public Speaking, Staff recruitment, Preparing budgets, Coordinating Sales & Marketing activities. Excellent communication skill with government ministry personnel and other organisations. Risk assessment and modelling.

Tilahun Goshu, DNP

Treasurer


Dr. Tilahun Goshu is our treasurer and one of our board of directors. He has over 27 years of healthcare, business, and community leadership experience. He is a successful entrepreneur, public speaker, poet, and an influential writer. He was a refugee in Kenya. In 2007, the U.S. government resettled him in Charlottesville, VA, through the help of the International Rescue Committee. He received his doctorate in nursing practice, a post master's certification in adult-gerontology acute care NP, and a master's degree in public health nursing leadership from the University of Virginia. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in nursing from Liberty University. He is a proud member of the University of Virginia Health System and is in the process of joining the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond.

The Mihret Medical Supply Group leadership is comprised of mission minded medical professionals seeking to use their experience to source quality equipment for developing countries.