Who We Are

We are a global nonprofit organization made up of people willing to give everything to bring life-saving solutions to those in need. We do this by assisting orphans & vulnerable people, strengthening healthcare systems, partnering with local organizations to magnify our impact, and equipping communities facing suffering and hardship.

What We Do

Our Mission

Assist International provides life-giving solutions for children, families, and communities around the world that bring health, opportunity, and hope.
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Projects Completed.
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Countries Impacted.

A Team of World Changers

Our Leadership

  • Ralph Sudfeld
    Ralph Sudfeld President and CEO
  • Jim Stunkel
    Jim Stunkel VP, Director of Program Operations
  • Dana Hotton
    Dana Hotton Director of Finance
  • Cheri Reynolds
    Cheri Reynolds Director of Global Health and Program Development
  • Michelle Sudfeld
    Michelle Sudfeld Director of Admin, Orphan Programs

What We Do

Our Impact

In partnership with foundations, hospital groups, service clubs, corporations, and individual donors, Assist International has completed over 600 projects. Whether it’s building schools for children in Uganda, providing advanced medical equipment in Vietnam, or establishing orphanages in Romania, we strive for excellence and sustainability. From the tip of South America (Punta Arenas, Chile) to the mountains of Bulgaria, our vision is to help the world’s most vulnerable people realize a hopeful, productive future.

How It Started

Our History

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Assist International was born.
Today, we continue to design and implement humanitarian programs that build capacity, develop opportunities, and save lives around the world. With all of our programs, we believe the best way to provide effective and sustainable solutions that bring about lasting change is by working with in-country partners and coming alongside to empower them and increase their capacity.
The work Bob and Charlene started more than 30 years ago in Romania has grown throughout the world and has drawn many others into a determination to serve on the edge of suffering and hope.

Assist International Board Leadership

Board Leadership

Deborah Balch

Former Professor, Bethany University, Marriage Family Therapist

Austin Carmichael

Real Estate Investment Officer, Oregon State Treasury

Jon Carmichael

Principal Sales Rep Cardiac Disease Rhythm Management, Medtronic, Inc.

Michael Comer

Doctor of Management Degree, Partner with The Hayes Group International, Inc. VP, Board of Directors

Sharon Fruh

Ph.D., RN, CS, FNP Director of Nursing, University of South Alabama

Gil Miltenberger

Independent Real Estate Advisor

Charlene Pagett

Co-Founder, Assist International, Secretary Board of Directors

Robert J. Pagett

Founder, Assist International

Ralph Sudfeld

President of Assist International, Chairman of the Board

Albert Vaters

President, Masterpiece Foundation

Assist International provides life-giving solutions for children, families, and communities around the world that bring health, opportunity, and hope.