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 (volunteer)

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.