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Graduated from UTMB’s Physician Assistant program in 1997. she worked as a PA until 2006 when she quit to become a domestic engineer.  She began working with Austin’s refugee community in 2009 and began organizing the Hope Medical Clinic in 2010.   Under Gloria’s leadership and direction, the clinic has expanded services to include dental screenings and the volunteer pool has grown from a handful to over 20 volunteers.  In 2011, Gloria organized a Board of Directors and moved to form a non-profit organization called the Get Up Project in June of 2011. Gloria and her husband David, have three children, two of them adopted from China.

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Gloria McPherson,

PA-C, Board Chair

Scott Clitheroe, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Clitheroe was born and raised in Houston, TX. He attended The University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology as a member of the Dean's Scholar program. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston.  His internship and residency in internal medicine was completed in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.  He is board certified in internal medicine.  He returned to Austin and helped start one of the first hospitalist programs in the area. He was involved in leadership at several of the hospitals where he practiced as well as his group. While a hospitalist, he became familiar with how telemedicine could improve specialty care access for patients in remote areas.  He became passionate about the concept of telemedicine and joined US Telehealth in 2013 as their medical director.  Dr. Clitheroe has been involved in numerous groups including  the Texas Medical Association, the Travis County Medical Society, the American Telemedical Association, and the Texas Club of Internists. He traveled to Haiti to assist in medical care after the earthquake. He has been a proud volunteer at the Get Up Project for several years now.

A registered Respiratory Therapist and a Certified Radiology Administrator, Teresa has over 30 years experience in managing hospital departments and medical clinics. She has served on medical mission trips to both Mexico and Guatemala, as well as short-term mission trips to The Czech Republic, Latvia, and the Dominican Republic.    Mrs. Glenn has provided medical assistance and administrative support for Hope Medical Clinic since it began, and prior to that,  worked with the free clinic provided by Mission Possible.  Ms Glenn and her husband attend Gateway Church where she worked to join the refugee program with the Mission Possible clinic. She has two married children, and a recently adopted grandchild from Ethiopia.

Teresa Glenn,

RRT, CRA,

Treasurer

Keith Gamel, JD

Legal Counsel

Mr. Keith Gamel has provided legal assistance and legal counsel for the formation of numerous non-profit organizations.  Mr. Gamel has played an active role in the formation of Get Up Project including the preparation and filing of documents in order to receive federal recognition as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.  As legal counsel, Mr. Gamel advises the Board on legal and organizational issues relevant to the operations of a non-profit organization.  Mr. Gamel is managing partner of the Austin office of Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC, a regional Texas law firm.  Mr. Gamel is an honors graduate of the University of Texas law school and practices business law primarily for telecommunications, financial and technology clients.  Mr. Gamel is a member of Hill Country Bible Church NW and is married with six children.

Paul Carlson

 

Mr. Carlson joined Get Up Project in 2014.  He is married and has 3 grown sons and 3 granddaughters.  He is originally from Minnesota and moved to Texas in 1989 where he has lived with the exception of 3 years in Singapore (1996-1999).  Mr. Carlson and his family have been a part of Hill Country Bible Church since they moved to Austin.  He currently is Vice President of Operations at Assurant Corps.  He is responsible for driving the company's strategic initiatives and ensuring the operations of the day-to-day business runs succinctly so that AFAS's clients receive the absolute best service.  Prior to joining AFAS, Paul served in management positions at 3M for 18 years, working in sales and product and channel marketing. During three of those years, he completed an international assignment in Singapore in which he was accountable for business development for the Asia Pacific region. Paul also served eight years in a variety of management positions at a large non-denominational church in Austin, TX. He brings to Get Up Project a component that has been missing which is a knowledge of the best business practices and planning combined with people development skills