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Meet the CHSC Board of Directors

Lawrence “Buddy” Holt PhD

Chairman - CHSC Board of Directors

Lawrence Holt, best known as Buddy, joined Nehemiah Real Estate Advisors in the role of President in January 2022. Buddy has been in executive leadership for three decades and brings a wealth of leadership and business experience to the Nehemiah team. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Cherie Holt, for 30 years, and together, they have five daughters. Buddy served as a missionary in Mexico for five years when the Lord called him into business. Currently, in addition to his business calling, he serves as a bi-vocational pastor in Mabank, TX, where he graciously ministers to the congregation of Life Connection Family Fellowship. 

Buddy served as President and Chief Operating Officer within the healthcare industry for over 25 years, where he created a legacy of building a “family of families” and established strong leaders that continue to serve the community even after his departure. Buddy is sought as a mentor and business consultant across multiple business disciplines. He holds a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership and a Ph.D. in Organizational Development with a focus in transformational leadership theory and practices. 

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Candi Seager RN

Treasurer - CHSC Board of Directors- CFO

Candi has enjoyed numerous life experiences, including restaurant management, Sunday School teaching, being Mom to three wonderful daughters, Nani to 7 awesome grandchildren, and for the last 36 years as a Registered Nurse working in Administration, ICU, NICU, PICU, ER, PACU, etc. Besides being a mom and Nani, one of her most incredible adventures has been walking aside Gregory Seager, CHSC CEO, and establishing Christian Health Service Corps. Her nickname to the missionaries is “Mama Bear,” as she loves on them to provide support financially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. She manages all financial aspects of the ministry with the Donor Care Team and the assistance of non-profit accountants.

Jade Schwedock, RN/BSN

Secretary- CHSC Board of Directors

Jade, a Registered Nurse, moved to Uganda to serve at a rural hospital in northern Uganda. She helped a newly formed hospital as systems were developed and the staff was trained. Jade returned from the field in 2021 and currently works with her husband in their new company, which focuses on the needs of aging adults in their homes, assisted living facilities, and nursing facilities.

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Gregory Seager, RN/MSN

CHSC Board Member- CEO

Greg holds a master’s in nursing and healthcare leadership from The George Washington University. His graduate thesis project was on patient safety in global health. Greg is a member of the Christian CEO peer group C12. Greg is a frequent keynote speaker on global health and international health development. His book When Healthcare Hurts: An Evidence Based Guide for Best Practices in Global Health Initiatives is the first book to look seriously at the challenges of supporting both patient safety and human dignity in global health volunteer work. It defines evidence-based guidelines through which we can address these issues.

Dr. Felicia McCreary, MD

CHSC Board Member & Patient Safety Officer

For as long as I can remember, I have had a deep passion for the downtrodden, the marginalized, and the intentionally victimized. As a child, I would tend to injured animals – I even wanted to be a veterinarian.  However, constant sneezing and shortness of breath while around animals dissuaded me from becoming a vet.  Instead, as I got older, I focused my energies on helping people.  In high school, I partnered with the “Big brothers, Big Sisters” program – helping children find connection in a world where they often went unnoticed.  I continued my passion for others by volunteering with the YWCA as a battered women victims advocate – educating women in abusive relationships and empowering them to break the abuse cycle.  While in undergrad at Creighton University, I founded a chapter of Habitat for Humanity; with focused effort, we were able to build a home within only 2 years!!   As I moved on to medical education at Creighton, I was first exposed to mission work during a month long OB rotation in the Dominican Republic.  It was a powerful experience to see how much even a little help could aid those without regular access to medical care.  My desire to participate in mission trips remained strong throughout my time as an anesthesiology resident at the University of Arizona.  This vision was once again realized as I have now visited the Philippines to aid the people of Tagbilaran City, on the island of Bohol.  In the last couple of years, I have had the privilege of partnering with the Christian Health Service Corps.  I was able to help the people of Dessalines, Haiti by providing anesthetics for many patients there.   Through these varied experiences, I have seen the influence that medicine can have on peoples’ lives and the opportunity it presents to speak into their lives and share the gospel with them.  I am extremely pleased at the consideration the Christian Health Service Board of Directors has extended to me; I am excited to continue to partner with CHSC.  It will  be a fun adventure to see what God has in store for this new stage in health care mission work.  

Dr. Jody Collinge, MD

CHSC Board Member

The Lord used a benign brain tumor to call Dr. Collinge into medicine. She graduated from the College of Wooster and later from SUNY Upstate Medical Center, where she completed her pediatrics residency.  Dr. Collinge was in practice as a pediatrician in Saratoga Springs, New York, until the Lord called her to be a medical missionary in Mexico. She was the Area Coordinator for Mexico with Medical Ambassadors International and now serves as a Community Health Evangelism (CHE) consultant in charge of curriculum development with the Global CHE Network. Jody is certified in Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine with ASTMH; she also has a MSC in Infectious Disease with the University of London. She has been actively involved in the development of the Global CHE Network as well as in the development of Children’s CHE ministries. 

Dr. Anthony Rector, DO

CHSC Board Member

Tony’s medical career has included family practice, emergency medicine, college and sports medicine. He currently has an integrative medical practice in Southlake, TX  Tony and his wife, Dana, have been married for over 40 years and have three grown children and three granddaughters. Having served on over 20 short-term medical mission trips to Central America and Africa, Tony is a former board member for Global Samaritan Resources, a Christian humanitarian relief organization. His most extensive experience in medical missions was the year he and his family lived among the indigenous Maya Quiche people of rural Guatemala, providing healthcare to an impoverished and underserved population. He has been a disciple-follower of Christ since age ten; he considers his relationship with Christ to be the center of his identity.  After serving on the mission committees of several churches he has been a part of, he is currently an elder of The Hills Church in Southlake, TX. 

Dr. Joel McCreary, DO

CHSC Board Member

Born at the end of his father’s family practice residency, Joel saw firsthand his father’s joy in serving patients and passion for his work. From the time he was in the seventh grade, Joel planned to go to medical school.  After attending Greenville College in southern Illinois, he headed to medical school in Arizona.  At Midwestern University, he discovered his enthusiasm for anesthesiology despite his original plans to follow his father’s footsteps into family medicine. Although he was concerned that he would not be able to utilize the skills of anesthesiology in a mission field setting, a mentor showed him the fantastic potential to help drastically change people’s lives through surgical missions. Three surgical mission trips to the Philippines and three to Haiti (with Christian Health Service Corps) have only bolstered his passion for people in places in need of surgical care.  He embraces the philosophy of partnering with local healthcare providers as much as possible to build long-term sustainable healthcare solutions.  He has seen the influence that medicine can have on peoples’ lives and the opportunity it presents to speak into their lives and share the gospel with them.  

Dr. Nicholas Schwedock, MD

CHSC Board Member

Dr. Schwedock is dually board certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care. He has many years of experience in broad-scope family medicine, including obstetrical care, emergency medicine, inpatient and outpatient adult and pediatric medicine, with a special focus and background in hospice care. After serving as a medical missionary in Uganda, he returned to Waco, Texas. 

Guillermo Chavez, JD

CHSC Board Member

Guillermo J. Chavez born in the surrounding border of Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, where his family has been in the area for over 300 years. He moved to the Dallas Forth Worth area during his adolescence and was mainly raised in Garland, Texas. He subsequently went to University of Texas at Dallas and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1998, graduating Magna Cum Laude while working in the healthcare collection industry. He took a working hiatus from the collection industry to enroll at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville where he received his Juris Doctorate in December 2001. 

Mr. Chavez returned to the Dallas Ft Worth area where he resumed his work in healthcare collections and began practicing healthcare collection law immediately after passing the Texas Bar. He is also licensed in Arkansas and all federal districts in the state of Texas. 

Although an expert in the collection field, Mr. Chavez has vast experience in Family Law as well and provides his clients immediate results in their case. 

Karen Willon-Smith, MEd

CHSC Board Member

Karen recently retired from a long career in commercial real estate in Dallas, Texas.  The last several years, she was with The Staubach Company (now JLL) as a Managing Director specializing in corporate real estate services.  In her role of selling business and serving the needs of her clients, she has traveled nationally and internationally and ultimately developed and managed a service team of 65 professionals.  She is a native Texan and a graduate of Tarleton State University with a BA in Government and History and Texas Christian University with a Masters in Education with a focused role of Educational Diagnostician.  Before she entered the business world, she worked with special needs children in the public-school system, performing diagnostic testing and placement recommendations.  The common thread through her life has been the care and concern of others and she is now applying her servant’s heart more directly in the effort of advancing His Kingdom.  Karen is a co-owner of Garland Service Company and also the one who introduced her husband, Britt, to the C12 Group.  Britt and Karen are blessed with a son, Alec, who has recently graduated from SMU.  

 

Britt Smith

CHSC Board Member

Britt is currently CEO and President of Garland Service Company, a firm making tooling and precision parts for the automotive, industrial, commercial and defense industries.  He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a BBA in Accounting and from Southern Methodist University with a Masters of Business Administration.  Most importantly, in 2012 Britt became a member of the C12 Group, the largest network of Christian CEOs and executives working together to increase company performance and integrate faith and business.  The mission of C12 is to “equip Christian CEO’s and owners to build great businesses for a greater purpose” and its Vision is “to change the world by advancing the Gospel in the marketplace”.  Simply put, the members of C12 believe that they are stewards of the businesses that God has placed in their control and these businesses are to be used to advance His Kingdom.  Britt and his wife Karen Wilson Smith, have been married over 25 years, have one grown child and attend and serve at Gateway church in Dallas. 

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Our Reserve Corps program allows healthcare professionals seeking to volunteer short-term to do so in a way that supports long-term Christian medical missions work. CHSC places healthcare professionals in a growing list of Christian hospitals across Africa, Asia, Latin America and other regions. Christian Health Service Corps works to improve access to primary healthcare, surgical services, and community-based disease prevention services. Non-Christian volunteers are accepted on a case by case basis but solely at the discretion of the hospital and CHSC team the volunteer will be supporting.

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