Megan Battin, Founder & President

Megan made her first trip to Uganda in 2008 and was compelled to take action and help those living in extreme poverty. While at the University of Rochester, in 2011, she filed for a 501(c)3, and gave birth to Partnering4Africa (P4A). While establishing P4A, Megan received her B.A. degree in Public Health: Health, Behavior, and Society. She then continued on to medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Meg is now residing in Columbus, OH, where she will complete her residency at The Ohio State University in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

Meg will continue to lead medical mission trips to the Lugala health clinic annually and bi-annually. For anyone interested in a medical mission trip, conducting needs assessments, initiating pilot studies, or conducting research, please contact her at the below email address.

Rene’ Marburger, Co-Founder & Treasurer

Rene’ made her first trip to Uganda in February 2009. After seeing the grinding poverty, unsanitary conditions and lack of education for the children, she was compelled to do something about it.

Rene’s goal is to continue her Ugandan relationships, raise additional funds for education as well as, for the many other projects Partnering4Africa wishes to complete. Rene’ is a teacher, holds a master’s degree in education, has been married for 22 years, and is the proud mother of 2 children.

Bob Schooley, Co-Founder & Field Director

In 2006, Bob and his wife Karen’s kids were growing up and they had an idea of what American poverty was like because of their volunteer work at church and at Pioneer School District. But they wanted their children to understand global poverty. Their oldest, Sarah, wanted to work in an orphanage in Africa.

After some research they found one in Uganda and visited, not expecting a long-term relationship. But, it became one because of the wonderful people there and the tremendous needs they saw. They discovered some simple ways to partner and help. And now, 10 trips later, they continue to work with friends and a growing number of partners. Jesus is Bob’s deep motivation for why he continues to work in Africa. Bob is a teacher for disadvantaged youth at Pioneer Central School District.

Rick Koch, Director of Operations