is currently employed as a Registered Nurse at Lakeview Health Partners Hospital
in Stillwater, MN. She has twenty-five years of nursing experience in areas such as Intensive Care, Bone Marrow Transplant, Oncology, Pediatrics, and Home Health Care. She is currently a Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse
Andrew Messa, MD
, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in practice in Duluth MN and is a partner in Northland Plastic Surgery
. Following his residency in Plastic Surgery, he served as a Staff Plastic Surgeon in the USAF. During his time in the USAF, he was assigned to the Naval Medical Center where he was assistant Department Head and Director of the Craniofacial Board. He also helped establish the comprehensive wound care program. Dr. Messa has been selected as a Top Plastic Surgeon in the Duluth area on several occasions, most recently in 2012. He received his BS in Chemistry and his MD from the University of South Alabama and is member of the AOA Society
and has been in practice since 1993. He has been practicing in Duluth since 2001. Within his scope of practice, Dr. Messa enjoys a diverse practice that includes the care of individuals with burns, complex/chronic wounds as well as patients requiring major reconstructions.
Monica Messa is a co-founder of Multiply The H.A.R.V.E.S.T. and director of field operations in Togo, West Africa. Monica challenges herself and others to collaborate in a process of change for common good. She believes through teamwork, numerous opportunities are manifested to utilize the potential in each person.
She has more than 15 years of working experience with organizations involved in outreach to the homeless, prison ministry, social outreach, justice, medical missions, pastoral ministry and education. Monica has been involved in international outreach in Asia with the Columban Fathers Lay Mission program
. Most recently, as a medical missionary with the Canossian Sisters
, she helped to set up and assisted in overseeing the daily function of a medical dispensary in Togo, West Africa.
Monica places strong emphasis on education. She believes that learning is a life-long process and that teaching and sharing by example are very effective ways to empower people. Professionally, Monica was a participant and presenter during annual Laboratory Medicine Symposiums. She is a Certified ESL Teacher (English as a Second Language).
Most recently, Monica has participated in education programs beneficial in carrying out work with the villagers in Togo. It has also served as an avenue to meet potential collaborators and advisors for programs and projects to be implemented in Togo. These include educational programs with M.O.S.E.S.
(Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services). International Water Training course with Waterstep.
The course includes water purification and hygiene education. Hand pump maintenance and repair course with Waterstep
Koffitchè (Joseph) Gone, a native of Togo from Kouvé-Dopigbé, has been affiliated with Multiply The H.A.R.V.E.S.T. since May, 2011. His personal commitment to improving quality of life for the people in Togo and engaging them in their own development has lead him to work in collaboration with several missionary groups. Koffitchè is currently serving in the position of Togo Representative/Advisor and Liaison for Multiply The H.A.R.V.E.S.T. He is a member of the field team in Vakpossito.
Prior to his work with Multiply The H.A.R.V.E.S.T., Koffitche worked as a physician’s assistant with Mary Cade and Monica Messa at a medical dispensary in Agoé. Koffitchè remains active in the treatment and counseling of individuals living with AIDS. He also serves on short term medical missions throughout Togo. Koffitchè, also serves as a member of the advisory board for La Fondation Maagdenhuis in Togo. Koffitchè is actively involved in health education for the local residents, offering informal presentations as an avenue to engage the local villagers in positive health care changes.
Professionally, Koffitchè offers medical treatment for the sick in the village of Vakpossito. He operates a small village clinic which offers primary treatment. Koffichtè also visits the homebound needing medical treatment in affiliation with local parishes in Agoé
Koffitchè, received his degree as a Physician’s Assistant from Université de Lomé
, Ecole des Assistants Médicaux (EAM) in Lomé, Togo. He did professional internship in Notsè and Kante before serving as a physician’s assistant in Kodjoviakope, Agoé and presently at his small clinic in Vakpossito.