Your Gift Goes Further
73.7 cents of every dollar Mercy Ships spends goes straight to our ships and field operations to provide surgeries and world-class medical care to those who have no other hope. Just 17.1 cents is set aside for overhead expenses and general costs.
Plus, every dollar received multiplies in value, thanks to the support of our generous corporate sponsors.
We’re Committed to Transparency
Any questions? Please call us. We appreciate talking with our partners about all we do to reach those who need us most.
Mercy Ships is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) which provides accreditation to Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, fundraising, and board governance.
- 73.7% – Ship & Field Operations 73.7% 73.7%
- 9.1% – Fundraising 9.1% 9.1%
- 17.1% – General & Administrative 17.1% 17.1%
Mercy Ships Key Staff
Gert van de Weerdhof
Chief Executive Officer
Please welcome our CEO, Gert van de Weerdhof, to Mercy Ships! Gert has built his 30 year career in various industries and businesses around the Globe. He has served as a CEO for truly international companies and has built businesses in Europe, North-and South America and Asia. Gert has also been a member of the Mercy Ships Netherland’s Board of Directors.
Chief Financial Officer
Fred has an extensive background and experience in Finance, Accounting, Planning, and International Operations. After joining Mercy Ships in August 2017, he became Chief Financial Officer on November 1, 2017. Prior to joining Mercy Ships, Fred held a position as Vice President, Planning and Analytics with Hunt Consolidated. Fred is a CPA and holds a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas as well as an MBA in Finance from The University of Dallas.
Dr. Miriam John
International Chief Medical Officer (Interim)
Dr. Miriam is an emergency medicine physician from the UK. She joined Mercy Ships as a volunteer in 2017 and has served in various positions in the hospital and medical capacity building. She is passionate about ensuring patient safety and strengthening healthcare systems through data-driven quality improvement and continuous professional education. She has executive education in leadership and change management from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and MIT Sloan School of Management and is a member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.
Chief Operating Officer
Robert Corley is our Chief Operating Officer. Robert has extensive multi-industry and global experience in strategic design, program execution, continuous improvement, and operational oversight. In his role at Mercy Ships, he leads the operations of both ships and the ISC with a team from HR, IT, and Operations.
In his role as General Counsel, Paul Owen is responsible for the general legal and compliance affairs of the Mercy Ships group of affiliated organizations. Paul joined Mercy Ships in November, 2020, after a 25 year career in the oil and gas industry. He was born in Venezuela, and with his wife of 28 years and three adult children, has traveled the world for work and for short-term missions work. He strives to live his faith in international business, legal, and missions issues, and is blessed to apply this passion in Mercy Ships. He earned his B.A. from Texas Christian University, and his J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law.