Andi Jobe

Visit to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

RSF-EARTHSPEAK was invited to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, by Patronato Pro Niños, a charitable organization based in San Miguel that serves many children in the state of Guanajuato. The trip took place from May 5-12, 2012. EARTHSPEAK team participants were Kathi Hoffer and Andi Jobe. The trip was done in association with Desarrollo Integral de La Familia (DIF), the state-run organization that deals with issues that affect the health, education and welfare of children and families.

Visit to Portoviejo, Ecuador

EARTHSPEAK's trip to Ecuador on April 26-May 6, 2012, was its 10th and the 7th for Cindy Dobbelsteyn and Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird, speech pathologists from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as Edith Schlesinger, translator and cultural interpreter from San Francisco, CA.

Visit to San Pedro Sula, Honduras

On April 16, 2012, EARTHSPEAK joined its surgical partner, Interplast South, to address speech needs in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

On the first day of the visit 110 children were seen for speech review and surgery management in the beautiful, newly opened surgial suites of the Burn Unit built by the Ruth Paz Foundation. The accommodations were modern and well equipped, with plenty of room for effective teamwork.

Board of directors

EARTHSPEAK board of directors

  • Dick Davison, MBA
  • Stella Derby, MA
  • Andi Jobe, MA, CCC (EARTHSPEAK co-founder)
  • Donald Laub, MD, FACS
  • John Ryan, MA
  • Simon Thornton, MA
  • Libby Wilson, MD, FACS

Biographical information

Dick Davison, MBA

About us

The EARTHSPEAK organization

EARTHSPEAK, a 501(c)(3) organization, was co-founded by Andrea (Andi) Jobe, MA, CCC, and Richard Jobe, MD, FACS.

Andi Jobe

Richard Jobe

The red hat club

EARTHSPEAK has adopted red baseball hats as hard-earned prizes to be given at the end of each speech camp to parent/child teaching teams. The hats say "Camp Earthspeak."

Some day children from different parts of the world may meet wearing these hats and they will all know that having overcome the same difficulty united them.

For these children it is their "red badge" of courage and hard work.

EARTHSPEAK/Rotoplast pilot project in Mexico

February 2010, Oaxaca, Mexico. The pilot project (approved by the Rotaplast Board in 2008) involved developing a model for Rotaplast speech pathologists to provide follow-up speech therapy to Rotaplast patients who have had late repair of their cleft palates. The site was selected based on the availability of mentors, clients, and infrastructure through local Rotarians, Departamento Integral de la Familia (DIF), and local health professionals to provide outreach, speech camp, and follow-up.

Visit to Varanasi, India

February 2009, Varanasi, India. EARTHSPEAK received many requests to investigate starting a program in Varanasi, in northern India, under the sponsorship of Dr. Subodh Singh, a Smile Train partner, at G. S. Memorial, a private hospital devoted to plastic surgery care. The center has a staff of 50, including three full-time plastic surgeons.

Visit to Hyderabad, India

February 2009, Hyderabad, India. EARTHSPEAK has been working in Hyderabad since late 2004. This trip united team member Andi Jobe from the United States with India team members, including Dr. Mukunda Reddy, Head of Plastic Surgery at the Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) and Ch Bhargavi, the newly hired Speech Pathologist on the Cleft Palate team at NIMS.

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