Ann Messer, MD, is a Board Certified Family Physician who has been practicing family medicine and urgent care for 30 years. With over a decade of experience in Global Health, Ann founded One Good Turn to give health workers around the world the tools and knowledge to build self-sustaining, healthy communities. A graduate of Rush Medical School in Chicago, Dr. Messer did her residency work at Harvard in a triad of internal medicine, psychiatry, and family practice. Dr. Messer was named a Fulbright Specialist by the US Department of State for her work developing a clinical competency curriculum in Cambodia. She was recently awarded the Inspire Humanitarian Award by the United Nations Association Austin Chapter. Dr. Messer lives in Austin with her husband Tim; their three grown children are nearby, and together they enjoy outdoor sports, good food, and the family dog, Ziggy.
FOUNDER & BOARD CHAIR
ANN MESSER, MD
Timothy Hines, MD, founder and past president of Central Texas Kidney Associates, is a board-certified nephrologist and a brilliant clinician. Dr. Hines attended the Baylor College of Medicine, did his residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's in Chicago, and completed a fellowship at Harvard Medical School. 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 provides a valuable perspective on the development of One Good Turn. He's also her partner in raising their three fantastic college-age kids.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SECRETARY
TIMOTHY HINES, MD
Lee Crawford is the Division Chief for the General Counsel Division of the City of Austin Law Department. Lee is an accomplished senior attorney and manager with a record of significant achievement as in-house counsel in both the public and private sectors. With his years of experience, Lee is guiding the growth of One Good Turn.
Annie Albrecht has spent most of her professional career in nonprofit management and sustainable development. As Programs Director for One Good Turn, Annie wears many hats: from medical assistant, to trip planner, to social media & website guru, she keeps the organization running. 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 worked on the media and communications team at the National Women's Law Center in Washington, 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 Communication.
Tony Macie works in strategic development for multiple organizations. As Founder and CEO of Expert-Exchange, an organization that connects veterans with development projects in post-conflict countries, Tony was an integral part of OGT's initial projects in Cambodia. Tony's post-graduate education is in Mandarin and business studies. He provides guidance, stellar advice, and in-country project support.
Monica Cosby 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 15 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.