Our mission is to support the medical and dental systems in the South Pacific. In operation since 2001, we have treated more than 90,000 patients.
Janet Du Bois, M.D.
Dr. Du Bois is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Dermatology. She is a Clinical Instructor in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington and Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas. She has worked in Fiji and the Solomon Islands. She has been a Loloma Foundation board member since 2006.
Robert Duell D.D.S ., Dental Coordinator
Dr. Duell is a Board Certified Prosthodontist, retired U.S. Navy dentist, and for the past 24 years, a Lecturer in the Division of Advanced Prosthodontics, Biomaterials and Hospital Dentistry at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry. He has 10 years of dental mission experience in Molokai, Somalia, Mauritius, and Fiji, and he has been the Dental Coordinator for the Loloma Foundation medical and educational missions in Fiji since 2007. He has been a Loloma Foundation board member since 2009 and maintains a private practice in Laguna Hills, California.
Lance Hendricks, M.D., Founding Board Member and President
Dr. Hendricks is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Director of Postgraduate Anesthesia Training at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, California. He is one of the founding board members and President of the Loloma Foundation and has worked in Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga and the Solomon Islands. He is a visiting consultant in anesthesia at the Fiji School of Medicine and he established the Scripps Health-Fiji Alliance, allowing faculty from Scripps and other U.S.-based medical centers to work as adjunct faculty for the Fiji School of Medicine.
Jennifer “J.J.” Komadina, R.N., Secretary
J.J. joined the Loloma Foundation board in 2009. She has participated in three Loloma Foundation medical and dental missions in Fiji. She is currently an emergency room nurse at Sharp Chula Vista Hospital and is a member of the Loloma Foundation medical and educational missions project coordinating team.
Linda Kwasny, Founding Board Member and Project Coordinator
Linda Kwasny is a founding board member of Loloma Foundation. Linda is a businesswoman with extensive experience doing business in the South Pacific and she founded a 5-star resort on Beqa Island, Fiji. While seeking medical care for the employees at her resort, she initiated what is now known as the Loloma Foundation. She is the Project Coordinator for the Loloma Foundation medical and educational missions.
Lynne Scannell, M.D., Medical Coordinator
Dr. Scannell is a Board certified Pediatrician and member of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Scripps Hospital Hospital in La Jolla, California. She is the Medical Coordinator for the Loloma Foundation medical and educational missions.
Robert Sykes, Founding Board Member, Treasurer and Logistics Coordinator
Robert (Bob) Sykes is an award-winning video producer of documentaries. He is a member of the Lakewood Association of Management Professionals and the Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. He is a founding board member, Treasurer, and Logistics Coordinator for the Loloma Foundation’s medical and educational missions, and he also manages the Foundation’s website and public relations activities.