Board of Directors:
Richard Thompson, President
Richard has been in the financial services industry since 1989. Currently Richard is VP at First Business Trust and Investments.
A Madison native, Richard is a graduate of Edgewood High School and The University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned a degree in economics. Richard is a member of the CFA Institute and is member of the CFA Madison Society. He donates his time locally at the Community Meal Program. He is honored to serve as Board President of Sharing Resource Worldwide and was attracted to the organization because of the work they do globally at helping underprivileged children.
Dr. Neil Lucchese is Medical Director for Medical Specialties at Dean Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin. After earning his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, Dr. Lucchese received his MD degree from Northwestern University Medical School in School in Chicago in 1978. He served his ophthalmology residence at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Univerisity of Wisconsin in 1982. Dr. Lucchese returned to Chicago where he taught at Cook County Hospital for gthree years. He joined Davis Duehr Dean Eye Associates in 1985, specializing in Pediatric Ophthalmology. He is currently an Assistant Clinic Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin. He has made numerous trips to Central America, examining patients, performing surgeries and teaching local physicians. Locally he serves on the medical advisory board of the Dance County Head Start Program. Dr. Lucchese is a member of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Lucchese has accompanied SRW on missions to Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras where he has performed surgery and worked on an eyeglass mission.
Neil Lucchese, MD
Growing up in the Driftless Region of Southwestern Wisconsin, Adam enjoyed helping out his beef farmer neighbor in Dane County, dairy farming uncles in Grant County and dairy farming grandpa in Iowa County. After receiving a B.S. degree in Natural Resources Environmental Studies from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Adam served his country for 3.5 years in the Peace Corps. Initially Adam was an Agro-Forestry extension agent and later a regional coordinator in Guinea, West Africa. Upon completion of his Peace Corps tour Adam was hired by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to work in the Darlington, WI as a Soil Conservationist. He then went on to the Portage, WI before being selected as the District Conservationist in Fond du Lac County.
While living in the Madison area Adam was active in volunteering as the SRW warehouse(s), usually running a forklift. Adam was a logistician for two eyeglass missions with SRW to Guinea, West Africa in 2006 and 2009.
Adam enjoys all types of "silent" sports, namely road and mountain biking, cross-country skiing and running. He also enjoys drawing with crayons, colored pencils and washable markers and reading books with his 3-year-old daughter Oumou as little sis Aicha (9 months) looks on. And when time and funds permit, Adam and beautiful wife Mariama delight in returning to Guinea to visit family and friends.
Dr. John Woodford was born and raised in Wisconsin. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. His neurosurgery training was done at Dartmouth in New Hampshire and his pediatric neurosurgery fellowship followed in Pittsburgh. Dr. Woodford practiced pediatric and adult neurosurgery at Dean/St. Marys from 1977 to 2007. He has worked with SRW from its inception to the present and has been on the board of directors. In addition, he has traveled on several mission trips to Nicaragua and Honduras.
John Woodford, MD
Pat has been a nurse anesthetist for 35 years, with 28 years in civilian practice and 7 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force. Her practice in the military included deployment in support of Operation Desert Storm. She's served on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
Patricia White, CRNA
She's lived in Madison since the fall of 1991 and has been actively involved with SRW for the last 15 years, providing anesthesia in support of orthopedic and ocular surgery in Guatemala and Honduras.
She will retire from active practice in July 2015 and hopes to serve as a board member of SRW for many years to come.
Kaye Lillesand, MSN
David Mann, MD
SRW's board, director, and medical team members will provide needed care and treatment internationally, while consistently demonstrating the following core values:
Excellence • Respect • Compassion • Accountability