Committed to the Cause
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
- Mahatma Gandhi
ROB KISTENBERG, CP
Prosthetic Hope International is in many ways a convergence of Rob's lifelong passions: to build stuff, to travel, to help people and to care for our earth (not necessarily in that order). Since becoming an ABC certified prosthetist in 1992, Rob has demonstrated an enduring dedication to the service of people with amputations globally. Rob obtained a Master of Public Health degree with a focus in Program Evaluation and International Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas in 2005. From 2000 to 2010 he served as the chair of the U.S. National Member Society of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics. Rob has lectured in the U.S. and internationally and hosted dozens of mission trips to Belize and other countries.
DeLana Finney, CPO
DeLana has been with PHI since 2008. She became an ABC certified prosthetist/orthotist in 2013 after obtaining her Master of Prosthetics and Orthotics from Georgia Institute of Technology. She has been dedicated to volunteer work since childhood and looked to prosthetics as a way to continue the commitment.
Randy Crohn met Rob Kistenberg when they were teenagers in North Carolina, but it took until 2019 for Randy to accompany Rob on a mission to Belize. Randy has lived for several years in Latin America and the Middle East and has been an active lobbyist to the US and Israeli governments for greater assistance to refugees. He was treasurer of the African Refugee Development Center in Israel for three years where he ran two urban shelters for sub-Saharan African refugees. Randy is past co-chair of the Atlanta Black Jewish Coalition and has been a docent for 10 years at the Anne Frank exhibit in Atlanta.
As a MBA student at Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business, Nammu's passion for helping people started in law school and continued into her career in operations. Growing up in a family of doctors, she has an acute sensitivity and appreciation for the impact organizations like PHI can have on people.
Linda Bell lost her right leg to an osteosarcoma in 1999. Understanding the importance of lifting up other amputees, she became active in the amputee community and is a Certified Peer Visitor for the Amputee Coalition. She worked with the MSPO program at the Georgia Institute of Technology for over ten years as a patient model, where she first met Rob Kistenberg.