La Merced's 2014 traveling support team (alphabetically):

James Blackwell - Professional Linguist, Interpreter

Shirley Blackwell - Career Educator, La Merced Secretary

Kevin Cacela - Student Penn State University

Don D'Aquila - Parmacist Respiratory Therapist

Anna Davis - Student, Davidson University

Veronique Diriker - Director of Develpment, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Sylie Foley - Interpreter

Allie Conick - Manager, PNC Bank

Jessica Conick - Student, Salisbury University, Student Coordinator

Ryan Mault - Representative, Stryker Coorporation

Cheryl Nemazie - Professional Photographer

Joseph Perrotta - Student

Julia Perrotta - Student, Penn State University

Nick Perrotta - Director of Transportation Logistics

Stephen Perrotta - Student

Tina Perrotta - La Merced Executive Director/Vice Pres

Mateo Petrera - Student, Vilanova University

Erin Royal - Student, University Delaware

Patick Smith - Physician Assistant

Cheryl Stetzer - Physical Therapist

Ian Thompson - Student, Penn State University

Lindsay Stetzer - Student

Katelyn Whitelock - Physician Asistant

Jonathan Winton - Student, Penn State University


La Merced is a Salisbury-based 501c3 nonprofit (tax deductible) organization that provides specialized medical services and supplies to the poor, focusing on our neighbors in Nicaragua.  La Merced also provides support for the Marilac School, the Roberto Clemente Clinic, both located in Managua.

La Merced is now partnered with University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). Through this formal relationship, both organization will work together to seek grants and external support.

La Merced has a unique student program. College and high school students who attend a mission have the opportunity to play a direct rolls in the delivery of medical services, both in the clinic and hospital setting.

As with the delivery of medical care by any organization, our medical professionals are able to perform their art only with the support and assistance from individuals of many diverse backgrounds, including business, education, construction, etc., so we believe everyone has a gift to offer.

Our next mission is scheduled for June 7 - 15, 2014.

Drs. Pasquale Petrera and James Trauger will perform hip and knee replacement surgery on indigent people.

Dr. Kraig Stetzer will provide general dental care in the Roberto Clemente Clinic

Dr. Vincent Perrotta return to provide plastic and reconstructive surgery services to children with congenital and acquired deformities. Dr. David Schalk and Christine Landis, CNA, will provide anesthesia for such.

Patricia Morales, CRNP, will provide primary care to residents of La Chureca through the Neo Fund.