Who

WE ARE

Jesus set a clear example for us by caring for both body and soul. There’s a reason he earned a reputation as The Great Physician. Jonathan and Rebecca Hallsted understood this theoretically, but seven years overseas convinced them of the fact that meeting medical needs in the spirit and name of Christ opens the door of the heart to the gospel. Together, with a few trusted friends and some pocket change, they launched Healthbridge Global in 2012.

Our desire is to bring lasting medical impact to the areas of greatest need in the places we work, while allowing the gospel and the hope of Christ to shape and flow through everything we do. We believe that nothing less than strategic, thoughtful, compassionate, and sustainable approaches should be employed so that we honor our Creator as we care for his creation in the form of other human beings. Our name communicates it well; we use healthcare to build bridges to hearts.

What
WE VALUE

True Partnership in Mission

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Integrity in Mission and Funding

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The Mission of Healthbridge Global

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Dependence on God

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Indigenous Leadership

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LIFE Medical Center Project Update Part 1

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Frequently Asked
QUESTIONS

We partner with projects and organizations in developing nations, led by local leaders, that are addressing local concerns with local needs and resources. Our goal is to help them build capacity and take significant steps forward in their call to meet healthcare and gospel needs. For a more detailed version of these guidelines please feel free to contact us directly.

No, not really. Financial support is one way we try to help worthy projects in organizations. However, the process is a little different than a typical “Grant-Making Foundation” because of how we are funded and structured.  Feel free to contact us for more details of how you might be involved.

Through the generosity of people, organizations, and churches who believe in what we do in who want to make a difference. We also seek help from like-minded foundations, and/or corporations who have access to Greater resources than us. You can help us as well!

Yes!  Although the majority of our partners are individuals we've received a significant amount of support from foundations and corporations involved as funding partners. If you have a strategic connection within a corporation or Foundation, we'd love to talk about the possibilities.

Yes! Healthbridge Global is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charity organization, and therefore all donations made to Healthbridge Global are tax-deductible.

Our
LEADERSHIP

Jonathan Hallsted

FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN

I was born and raised in California, and have spent most of my life there, with the exception of 6 years in Eastern Europe. I’ve had the privilege to serve on four separate non-profit boards, and I have a passion for combining practical issues with spiritual issues. That’s not to say that spiritual issues aren’t practical, because they are; that’s the whole point. During my experience in non-profit work overseas, the concept of local financial sustainability resonated with me deeply, and it's something I'm passionate about in all our work. My free time is usually spent with family. I also enjoy a good book, a good cup of coffee, and pretending that I can play the guitar well. I love traveling to new places and trying new foods.  I would like to have more time to play tennis and surf, and living a little closer to the ocean wouldn’t be a bad thing either. I’m supported in all that I do by my gracious wife Rebecca, and 4 of the best looking kids on the planet.

Eric Hanson

BOARD MEMBER

Born and raised in Southern California , I now live in Olympia, WA with my beautiful wife and 4 amazing daughters. Our family has been involved with Healthbridge Global since the inception as board members.  I enjoyed 13+ years at PepsiCo in various sales, operations and marketing roles, and currently run my own marketing agency, Tilladelse. While I enjoy my profession, my real passions have always been with my family and gospel centered activities. In the last twenty years God has allowed us to be involved internationally in various ways; support of several individual missionaries, mission based philanthropic organizations, as well as visits to Mexico, Romania, and Cambodia. As I look forward to the future, my hope/desire is that God will continue to open doors where Healthbridge Global can make a difference.

Kimberly Epperson

BOARD MEMBER

I am an RN at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, and have worked in labor and delivery for the past nine years. I thoroughly enjoy supporting laboring women in this exciting and sometimes scary event of welcoming a new baby into their family. In addition to being an RN, I am a limited obstetrical sonographer. I have been able to use my skills at Care Net Pregnancy and Family Services. My time there has offered me many opportunities to meet the physical and spiritual needs of women and families in times of crisis. I've also served internationally in Mexico, Panama, Togo, Botswana and Bangladesh, providing me an opportunity to see how medicine is practiced around the world. In my free time, I enjoy running, skiing, hiking, and drinking chai with friends. I am the wife of a wonderful man, Josh and mother of two, and we’re currently living in Seattle, WA.

Jason Buono

BOARD MEMBER

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska I spent my time playing soccer, fishing, cross country skiing, camping and working summers above the Arctic Circle. I knew from the time I was a freshman in high school that I wanted to be a Physical Therapist. After graduating high school, the next seven years were dedicated to just that. After graduating and meeting my amazing wife, Erin, who is also a physical therapist from Alaska... go figure... we moved from Oregon to Washington to work for a Catholic non-profit hospital system. It was this first career position that made me appreciate how Christ-centered healthcare can truly change a life. I also found how being a provider who has compassion and empathy for his patients can produce truly great results and change lives forever. With two young children, Erin and I have been dedicated to raising them to care for their world (local and global) with our family mission of "Leave the World a Better Place". Being a part of Healthbridge Global does that with unabashed attention. I am pleased to give and serve on this amazing board that I have no doubt will reach its goals and change the world.

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