Monica Cosby, a graduate from the University of Texas, worked as a technical and operational consultant for business applications for over 15 years before leaving industry work for family and nonprofit objectives. In the past 10 years, Monica has volunteered her time and business experience to nonprofit organizations exclusively. Monica met Dr. Messer in Vienna and was so inspired by her mission and her passion, she wasted no time joining the ranks with One Good Turn. Monica manages the financial operations of the organization.

A very special thank you to our generous sponsors. If you are interested in joining our sponsorship team, please email our Administrative Director at  

Team Brownsville, Haiti Austin, Trailblazers International 

Tim Hines, MD

Partner Organizations


Dr. Timothy Hines, founder and past president of Central Texas Kidney Associates, is a board-certified nephrologist, a brilliant clinician, and the "Power Behind the Throne". Married to Ann, he has long and enthusiastically supported the mission of One Good Turn. Tim has shared in Ann's medical mission work from the beginning and keeps her up to date on the latest research in Neglected Tropical Diseases. He's also her partner in raising their three fantastic college-age kids. 

Monica Cosby

​We would not exist without our dedicated partners who work to provide clean water, children's homes, churches, school programs, job centers, and more. 

Founder and Executive Director

Ann has always known that she didn't become a doctor to work in a medical office. She was Board Certified in Family Medicine in 1993, and for many years has balanced busy family life with her medical career and a wide range of volunteer medical work. In 2005, she was the head volunteer physician in the Austin relief effort for Katrina, and that amazing experience inspired her passion for medical relief work. Since then, Dr. Messer has traveled worldwide to provide medical care for people who live under challenging circumstances.

Learning how to actually do good “charity work” while practicing the most effective medicine in difficult settings has been a fascinating intellectual and ethical exploration for Ann. A lifelong student, she strives for excellence in all her encounters and welcomes the involvement and expertise of others.

Ann Messer, MD

Annie Albrecht


Administrative Director

Annie Albrecht, Administrative Director for One Good Turn, has spent most of her professional career in nonprofit management. Before joining One Good Turn, Annie was the Project Manager at Corcoran & Co, an Austin-based consulting firm specializing in strategic fundraising for nonprofits. Annie also previously worked on the media and communications team at the National Women's Law Center in DC and on the development team at Well Aware in Austin. Annie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Plan II Honors and Corporate Communications.