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Our Vision

Helping improve and forever change the lives of children and their families in Vietnam.

Our Mission

The mission of MEDRIX is to serve the people of Vietnam by sharing medical, educational and development resources.

We are:

  • A humanitarian organization.
  • A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, registered with the Internal Revenue Service of the USA to receive your tax-deductible donations as allowable by law.
  • A Non-government organization (NGO) licensed in Vietnam.
  • Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, with an International office in Hanoi, Vietnam.

We firmly believe in sustaining relationships and maintaining a strong commitment to partnerships to further benefit the communities and lives of the people we serve.

Our Staff

MEDRIX exists because of the generosity of time and money from people all over the world — none of this would be possible without our volunteers and donors. Below are the people you will find in the office but make no mistake…they are only a part of the larger MEDRIX family.


LaRelle Catherman
Executive Director, Co-Founder

Ms. Catherman received an AAN from Shoreline Community College, a BSN and Public Health Certificate from Biola University and an MSN in Nursing Leadership / Transcultural Studies from Seattle Pacific University. Ms. Catherman was awarded the “People’s Health” medal in 2015 by the Ministry of Health of Vietnam for “her supportive contributions to the development of Vietnam’s Health Branch.” Ms. Catherman has also received the distinction of Visiting Professor for Huế University and the Lydia Greene Professor Hall of Fame Award in 2005 from Seattle Pacific University.

Ms. Pham Thi Thu Ha
Vietnam Project Coordinator

Ms. Pham Thi Thu Ha graduated in 1999 from Hanoi University of Foreign Study, English Department. She also has a certificate in Import/Export from the Trade University of Vietnam. She joined the MEDRIX staff in 2004 and has worked as Administrative Executive Assistant and Project Manager for over 18 years. She has overseen numerous health-related projects and collaborates closely with our partners in Vietnam. Ms. Ha also serves as MEDRIX’s translator in Vietnam.


Robert Catherman, President
Business and Nonprofit Development

Bryan Berkompas, Vice President
Senior Hydrologist, Aspect Consulting, LLC

Bob Huber, Treasurer
Retired Associate Athletic Director, Seattle Pacific University

Nancy Erisman, Secretary
Fund Development

Carol Murphy
Retired Educator


Sue Ellison — Photo Artist (2002-2014)

Video by Mike Harvey, Clearbrook Productions, 2015.