Dona Cooper-Dockery, MD, President/Founder Dr. Cooper-Dockery was born on the Caribbean Island of Jamaica. She spent most of her formative years with her grandmother who worked as the local mid- wife delivering hundreds of babies at home. Her grandmother also served as the local “informal” community nurse. Dr. Cooper-Dockery remembers accompanying her grandmother to a few of these home deliveries, and also watched as her grandmother cared for the town’s sick and ailing patients. The seed for community service was planted during those early years as a result of living with her grandmother. Even during medical school she continued to be involved in medical missions in the rural cities of Mexico. Dr. Cooper-Dockery joined Hope International Medical Missions and volunteered her medical expertise in Haiti in response to the January 12, 2009 earthquake relief effort. On her return from Medical Missions, Dr. Cooper-Dockery began to discuss with her husband Nelson how they could make a more significant long-term contribution to the overwhelming social and medical needs in Haiti while continuing to serve their own community in South Texas and Faithful Path Ministries was born. Dr. Cooper-Dockery owns and operates Cooper Internal Medicine located in McAllen and Edinburg Texas. She has distinguished herself as one of the leading internist in the Rio Grande Valley. She is committed to providing compassionate healthcare to the people of RGV valley for over 14 years. In 2008 Dr. Cooper-Dockery launched Cooper House Doctor which is an extension of her Internal Medicine practice which focused on bringing medical care to the elderly home bound patients. Dr. Cooper-Dockery believes that visiting these patients at home an extension of her ministry. Dr. Cooper-Dockery is very involved in various medical missions both nationally and internationally. She has dedicated one of the medical offices to the Faithful Path International Ministries. This office will also serve as United States Headquarters for the ministry. Dr. Cooper-Dockery is board certified in Internal Medicine and has been practicing in the Rio Grande Valley since 1996. She received her specialty training from New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, and her medical degree from the University Of Montemorelos Nuevo Leon Mexico, with an undergraduate degree from Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica West Indies. In addition of being a well respected physician, she is a dynamic leader with strong grounded roots in the Rio Grande Valley since 1996. In 2005 Dr. Cooper Dockery co-founded South Texas Lyric Opera –a nonprofit organization that promotes the art of opera in south Texas, where she currently serves as Vice-President of Finance. Dr. Cooper-Dockery speaks English and Spanish fluently; she also served as an American Sign Language interpreter in her local church and is very involved with the Deaf ministry. Margarone Momplaisir, RN, Co-Founder Born and raised in Haiti, she came to the United States of America at 18 years old where she completed her secondary education. Two years later she was admitted to the University and studied the Science of nursing. She obtained a Bachelor Degree at Lehman College and has been working as a Registered Nurse since 1991. Her passion is to make her patients feel comfortable both emotionally and physically. She finds it very rewarding when she tries to relate to her patients. By doing so she gains their trust and they open up to her by verbalizing their concerns. In the past, she had a desire for doing missionary work. When there was an earthquake in her home country, she had the opportunity to go back and help. After coming back, Dr. Cooper-Dockery asked her if she would be willing to join the team. Without any hesitation, she joined. What motivates her to pursue this desire for missionary work are these lyrics from a song. They are my people They are my children I want you to go And tell them I l love them She always says, “Here I am Lord, please send me, my only desire is to do your will, lead me and I shall follow Thee” Nelson Dockery, MD, Co-Founder Dr. Nelson Dockery was born in Jamaica. He is married to Dr. Dona Cooper-Dockery. He graduated with his undergraduate degree from The Northern Caribbean University, formally known as West Indies College. He received his medical degree from University of Montemorelos. Years later, he went back to school to get a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Texas Pan-American. By doing this, he was able to spend more time with his children. Over the past 10 years Dr. Dockery has been very involved in the administration of various Health Care companies. Currently he serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Cooper Internal Medicine and Chief Executive Officer of Vamos Home Health Care Ltd. Dr. Dockery also enjoys the out-doors, especially gardening and caring for his pets. As a Seventh-day Adventist, Dr. Dockery strongly believes in missionary work. This passion was ignited during medical school when he participated in his first mission trips. He continues to support various missionary endeavors, and he is very excited with this current ministry with Faithful Path. Parnel E. Desir, MD Dr. Parnel Desir had a privileged lifestyle during his early years living in Haiti. At age 11, his family decided to move to New York to pursue a better life. In New York, his was exposed different cultures. The different cultures molded him to be what he is today. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Long Island University. He later obtained medical degree from Spartan University Medical School. In the year 2010, two events hit him pretty hard. One of the was his father passing away and the other was his home country was struck with a devastating earthquake. From then one he made it his commitment to become a voice for Haiti. C’est l’heure pour ce nouvel ordre! It’s time to make a change!