Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

The Hope Christian Health Center is led by a dedicated team of missionaries, medical professionals, and academicians.

Bernard Kadio

MD, MPH, Ph.D.

A Ph.D. graduate from the University of Ottawa in Canada, Bernard Kadio is a medical scientist and a public health researcher. Dr. Kadio is a pediatrician with a long-time interest in global health with extensive work in mothers’, newborns’, and children’s health (MNCH). He graduated medical school in the Ivory Coast, so his ties to the area are strong. In 2018, he served as the principal investigator for a maternal mortality reduction program in the West African region, funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research. He is currently an Associate Professor at Bob Jones University’s School of Health Professions and the Director of the Center for Community and Global Health.

Amy Hicks

Ph.D., MPH

Amy Hicks graduated from Bob Jones University, and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from Liberty University. An accomplished author and educator, Amy currently serves as Chair of the Division of Health Sciences at BJU. Her leadership helps prepare students for careers in the medical field by guiding them into graduate studies, and by working with local public health organizations to provide volunteer and internship opportunities for future care providers.

Robert Mach

MDiv, Biblical Exposition (M.A.)

Bob Mach has trained to be a missionary all his life. A graduate of Heritage Christian School, Bob went on to earn his BA in Missions and has served as a missionary with Baptist International Missions, Inc. for more than 30 years. During this time, he became an accredited Master of Divinity and Master of Biblical Exposition, and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at Pensacola Theological Seminary. Since September, 1995, Bob has worked as a dedicated missionary in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.

H. Douglas Garland


A graduate of Bob Jones University, Douglas Garland is the Director of Assessment and Curriculum Development in BJU’s Office of Planning, Research, and Assessment. He oversees BJU’s curriculum, course evaluations, and programmatic accreditation efforts. He and his team not only manage the BJU Core, but also develop new programs, direct academic assessments, and implement institutional research. Doug’s expertise is instrumental in evaluating new faculty and coaching prospects concerning academic issues, and he is a regular contributor to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) and the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS).

Karen Henderson

BSN Cum Laude, MSN, CS-GNP

A graduate of the University of NC with a Master of Science in Nursing, Karen Henderson is a visionary, innovative, and inspiring healthcare executive. In addition to a strong patient care background, she has over 15 years of progressive leadership experience in healthcare operations, design and construction, Integrated Lean Project Delivery, and change management. As the Executive Director of Strategic Facility Delivery for a large health system in central North Carolina, Karen is responsible for all design and construction projects in the six-hospital health system. She also provides executive leadership and management oversight of all integration activities between her organization and other healthcare organizations. Throughout her career, Karen has achieved outstanding quality and satisfaction ratings, increased margins from operations, developed and increased volumes for strategic initiatives, and led numerous, high-value capital improvement projects.

Ernest Coffi


Ernest Coffi attended the Lycée Scientifique de Yamoussoukro—a national school for exceptionally talented students in Maths and Physics—and then graduated from Cocody University with a Masters in Physical Sciences and a Masters in Chemistry. He then enrolled in the Ecole Inter-Etats en Ingenierie Rurale, a Pan-African school for civil engineering and community economic infrastructure development in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Ernest completed his engineering education at the University of Stockholm in Sweden, and is also a fellow of Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) program. From 2003–2010, he served as the Deputy Director of Programs at the Ivorian Ministry of Planning and Development, and since 2011, he has been the Director of Strategies and Development for the private agro-industrial company SIFCA, in northern Côte d’Ivoire. During his career, Ernest has overseen the development of a new irrigation system that allows the exploitation of previously desertic areas, the construction of a low-cost road system that connects remote areas to major cities, and more recently, the construction of the Cathedrale Sacré Coeur Immaculé de Marie in Grand-Bassam.

Pascal Ehoulan


Pascal Ehoulan earned his Bachelor of Sciences in Automated Industrial Systems, and then began a career managing computerized systems in the aviation industry. In 2012, Pascal resigned from his position as Chief Informatician of the Transportation and Logistics branch of Société de Transport de Bonoua (STB), and entered the ministry to serve as the Pastor of the Grand-Bassam Baptist Church. Under his leadership, the Church has moved from a missions Church to a fully autonomous and independent Church, officially recognized by a decree of the Ivoirian Ministry of Interior in 2015. Pascal has conducted the transition for the Bassam Church to its current location, where the Church has its own building and property. Pastor Pascal is also credited for developing and overseeing a new and ambitious missionary program for the Bassam Church including the development of other churches and Christian schools and literacy centers along the Atlantic Coast of the country.

Daniel Hicks


Daniel Hicks graduated from Bob Jones University where he stayed to earn his Masters in Church History. He then completed his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began his legal career working for a large national firm before opening up his own practice with a focus on tax-exemption, charitable giving, and estate planning. After about 25 years as an attorney, he enthusiastically accepted a position with the National Christian Foundation where he is passionate about enabling others to support the Lord’s work through facilitating donations of complex gifts to Christian ministries.

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