Richmond Office

Our offices in Richmond, VA and St. Louis, MO partner to fulfill World Pediatric Project’s mission to heal critically ill children and build healthcare capacity in the world.

The Richmond Office has coordinated the treatment of over 50 children traveling to the United States for critical care between June 2015 and June 2016.

Our Richmond Office is located at:

7201 Glen Forest Drive, Suite 304 Richmond, VA 23226

Phone: 804-282-8830 Fax: 804-282-8831


Richmond Staff

Susan Rickman – CEO

Mike Grow – COO

Sue Farley – Senior Vice President of Development

Sarah Iracane – Chief Program Officer

Emily Robertson – Director of Patient Information & Reporting

Ben Terry – Director of Development

Andrea Shaver – Vice President of Development

Jason Kenney – Communication Manager

Ross Silkman – Program Director, International Teams

Bill Richter – Program Director, Capacity Building

Allison Arberg – Program Manager

Melanie Snellings – Program Assistant

Pilar Waters – Program Director, U.S. Referrals

LaTangela Chester – Director of Development Operations

Ruth Houck – Accounting Manager

Harper Lorencki – Director of Volunteers

VOLUNTEER WITH US! Click here to find out about volunteer opportunities with WPP

For more information about upcoming Volunteer Orientation dates please contact Harper Lorencki at or call the office at (804) 282-8830.

Internship Opportunities for Fall 2016!

Are you eager to put the skills you’re learning in college to work in a professional setting while also helping to increase access to healthcare for children in developing countries? Consider an internship with us at WPP and gain valuable experience while also learning about the inner-workings of an international NGO. Each year we offer internships with the US Referrals program, International Teams program, Communications, Development, and even with our custom designed Database system. Please see below for internship openings for Fall 2016. Note that some positions prefer a yearlong commitment. Others will open again in the Spring – continue to check back or e-mail for Spring positions. All positions are unpaid by WPP, but check with your advisor to see if you are eligible to receive academic credit through your university.

Communications/Social Media InternshipDevelopment InternshipInternational Teams Program InternshipPatient Database Internship

Communications/Social Media Internship

The Communications Intern will provide support to implement World Pediatric Project’s communications, marketing, social media, and public relations efforts. The Communications Intern will work closely with the Director of Communications on specific duties which include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain communication with US Referrals team regarding WPP patients in town to develop fresh content, photos, and videos for online channels
  • Write one blog post per week and upload to WPP’s website
  • Tweet on behalf of WPP
  • Post to Facebook and Instagram on behalf of WPP
  • Research relevant news articles on a weekly basis to tweet about and to obtain media pitch
  • Develop and pitch one creative story idea to targeted media by the end of the internship
  • Learn about nonprofit development, event planning, communications and marketing in a small, professional environment which will give the intern extensive independence


  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiarity and experience using social media
  • An interest in marketing, communications, public relations and/or social media in a nonprofit
  • Familiarity with WordPress, Microsoft Word, Excel, and online services
  • The ability to work independently and assertively to take on individual projects with minimal need for supervision
  • Graphic design experience preferred
  • Experience with photography/videography is a plus, but not required
  • Must be willing to dedicate 10 hours per week for internship

Unpaid.  Writing sample required.

Click here for the Communications/Social Media Internship application

Development Internship

Primary responsibility will be to provide support for daily Development tasks and provide support to implement World Pediatric Project’s signature fundraising event: Treasures in Paradise. The Development Intern will work closely with the Director of Development Operations to manage administrative tasks for the Development Team’s daily operations and WPP’s largest, annual fundraising event: an auction and fashion show. Responsibilities of this internship include but are not limited to:

  • Help with all development mailings
  • Assist where needed with writing and editing of development materials
  • Assist with data entry and conversion of donor data management system
  • Assist where needed with tasks related to fundraising events
  • Must be able to dedicate at least 8 hours per week to internship

Skill Set:

  • Computer skills:
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis on basic functions of Excel and Publisher
  • Attentive to details and to completing tasks thoroughly
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Able to follow written instructions
  • Responsive communicator

Unpaid by organization.

Click here for the Development Internship application

International Teams Program Internship

World Pediatric Project sends out an average of 45 surgical and diagnostic mission trips each year to our partner countries in Central America and the Caribbean. The International Teams Program Intern will assist program staff with the logistical aspects of these mission trips.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Packing medical supplies for shipments to partner countries
  • Helping to maintain inventory of medical supplies
  • Researching flight options and supply purchases
  • Registering team members with the U.S. Embassy
  • Compiling medical volunteer communication materials
  • Managing records, including passports and medical licenses
  • Preparing clinic materials, patient records, and other documents for mission teams
  • Running an assortment of errands as needed
  • New program directions research


  • Strong computer skills
  • Proficient in time management
  • Attentive to details and to completing tasks thoroughly
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds
  • Note: no medical background is needed; no Spanish language skills are required
  • Must be willing to dedicate 6 hours per week for internship
  • Prefer applicants that can commit to a yearlong internship (Fall and Spring semesters)


Click here for the International Teams Program Internship application

Patient Database Internship

The Patient Database Intern will work closely with World Pediatric Project’s Director of Patient Information. The Patient Database Intern will assist with updating and maintaining the patient database, which captures clinical and demographic information about all of the patients served through WPP’s direct services programs.  This role is well suited for those looking for exposure to medical terminology and to the behind the scenes operations for coordinating surgical care for children in other countries.  This role does not provide any exposure to or practice with database design and implementation.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain patient documentation in electronic form by scanning and saving patient records to organization’s database and labeling patient documentation
  • Complete data entry to capture clinical notes written by WPP’s physicians and patient demographic information
  • Proof past data entry to assist with data quality control
  • Assist with reconstruction of data in newly updated database
  • Provide other administrative support to the Director of Patient Information, as instructed


  • Exceptional attention to detail and to completing tasks thoroughly
  • Excellent computer skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Strong typing skills
    • Scanning
    • E-mail
  • Willing to commit a minimum of 2 consecutive semesters to internship
  • Able to meet deadlines and follow written instructions
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be willing to dedicate 10-15 hours per week for internship


Click here for the Patient Database Internship application

Richmond Junior Board

The Junior Board is a group of dedicated adults who are passionate about providing care for critically ill children in developing countries.

Junior Board members support the mission of World Pediatric Project by raising critical funds and increasing awareness of the organization.

If you want to learn how you can become involved, please contact Ben Terry, at 804-282-8830.

Executive Committee:
President: Kate Hight
Past President: Ashley Van der Waag

Charlotte Clarkson
Lizzie Cox
Ashley Kelly
Sarah Ransone
Robyn Framme
Anne Hunter
Casey Putney
Lucy Guillot
Lauralee Allen
Muffy Greenbaum
Nancy Gottwald
Kristen Spain
Sarah Gray Innes
Erin Ayers
Maria Brent
Pamela Merrick
Berkley Mudrick
Kate Wall
Anne Taylor Schaaf
Lauren Langley
Katharine Hager
Sallie Pruitt
Alexis Janes

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