Diane Cable, Founder & Executive Director
Diane is a Registered Nurse specializing in the Operating Room. She was the first white female born in the mystical city of Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. Spending all of her childhood in an undeveloped country gave her a love for those who were less fortunate than those of us in the U.S. She now shows this love to the poorest of the poor in Haiti and in other undeveloped counties, such as Niger, Serra Leone, Ivory Coast and Tanzania.
She has provided leadership in the development of the clinic for Double Harvest Missions Clinic since its inception in 2000. Diane has worked to acquire most of the equipment, supplies, furniture and instruments to perform the surgeries. Double Harvest has been ranked among the top 10 clinics in the country. She has been taking teams of doctors, nurses and construction crews down to the clinic for the past 16 years. Her passion is contagious and spreads to those who have traveled with her. Many volunteers make return trips. Her love for the staff and patients at the clinic is evident in her smile whenever she shares stories of the staff and patients in her care.
Susan Stitt, Treasurer
Susan is a Realtor with finance and banking background in Manhattan, Kansas where she was born and raised locally. In her call to love others, she’s joined the team of Manhattan Medical Missions to serve the poor in undeveloped countries. She believes in doing what you can from wherever you are.
In her everyday life, she’s wife to her husband, Randy, and mother to three daughters. Having fallen under the passionate contagion of the Executive Director, Diane Cable, she recently had the privilege of going on the latest mission trip to Haiti, and serving the medical team as a cook. During the latest trip with MMM’s unofficial partner, Ephraim Orphanage, Susan served as an interior decorator, painter and a really fun friend to the orphans! She is very excited about the changes on the horizon for the Haitian people, and she’s thrilled to be a part of a community of people committed to helping them from home.
Michael Oldfather, Board Member
Michael Oldfather is a retired Kansas State University economics professor. In addition to service on the MMM board, he is on the boards of Ecumenical Campus Ministries and Community First National Bank.
He is a long-time Trustee of the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, where his service has included three years as treasurer and membership on several committees. His longtime involvement in musical activities includes choral directorship at his church and at Meadowlark Hills.
Dr. Eric Purdom, Board Member
Dr. Purdom is an Ear, Nose, and Throat surgeon in Manhattan, Kansas. He grew up in the Kansas City metropolitan area where he attended medical school. He has served nine years in the United States Army, where he cared for service members and their families. \While on active duty, he performed mission work for the people of Palau and Mongolia. He started in private practice in 2010. In his time with MMM, he has enjoyed six mission trips to Haiti, including visits to the Ephraim orphanage.