Headshot of board of directors member Donna Tully outside.

Donna L Tully, PA-C

Board of Directors

Ms. Tully is a family-medicine physician associate who has practiced outpatient, clinical primary care, mostly in California, over the past 40 years.

She graduated from Yale University in 1979, from one of the first classes when the role of PA was just being conceived as a new profession. With a master’s degree from Smith College in 1995 in social work/psychotherapy, she has enjoyed teaching PA and NP students and medical residents throughout her career, at several graduate schools including Stanford University, University of California at Davis, Samuel Merritt University and the St Francis PA School (in New Mexico).

In 2000, she realized a lifelong dream when she joined her first international medical volunteer team as ANAH (America-Nepal Alliance for Health) joined local medical residents in Nepal to perform surgeries and Ob/Gyn care in remote villages along the northern Annapurna Circuit. Since that first trip, she has lead many teams of medical volunteers each year, to over two dozen developing countries, being inspired by the people she meets and learning more about the world than one can ever read about in books or online!

As well as helping to bring routine dental / medical care to countries in rural Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Ms Tully has joined post disaster teams in providing basic medical and emotional relief to survivors in Puerto Rico, Chile, Nepal, Indonesia and Guatemala.

Now having “graduated from the time clock” (ie fully retired), she is employing her passion for networking by helping to form new partnerships between non- profit NGOs, specifically GFR and Waterstep. Her hope is to assist in setting up safe, clean drinking water projects to as many developing countries as possible, especially those served by GFR.

She currently resides on the southern coast of Oregon in a small town, with her beloved dog Max.