For over 30 years, Project MEND has a rich history rooted deep in San Antonio. Founded in 1992 by Murlin Johnson (1936-2007) and formally incorporated in 1993 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Project MEND, also known as the “Medical Equipment Network for those with Disabilities,” has been providing for the home medical equipment and assistive technology needs of persons with disabilities in San Antonio and around Texas.
Seeing the need and the solution, our innovative medical equipment reuse program was born.
Project MEND is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals living with disabilities and illness through the refurbishment, reuse and distribution of medical equipment and other assistive technology.
Believing that mobility and independence are basic human rights, Project MEND promotes the health and self-sufficiency of people living with disabilities or life-altering illness by providing innovative solutions that assist in overcoming obstacles and barriers.
For 30 years, Project MEND has provided medical equipment for the community’s most vulnerable people. Founded in 1992, Project MEND helps thousands of individuals in need acquire the right tools to overcome or better manage a disability.
Project MEND engages in ongoing outreach and fundraising efforts to ensure program sustainability. Key to our success is developing and maintaining relationships with community partners, keeping informed of the needs of individuals living with disabilities, and strong strategic leadership through a diverse staff and board of directors. 85 cents of every donated dollar is invested back into our community.
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Development Officer
Community Engagement Coordinator
Lead DME Specialist
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Partner & Chief Ideation Officer, GDC Marketing & Ideation
Sr. Vice President, Chief Information Officer University Health System- Information Services
CPA, Akin, Doherty, Klein, and Fuege
Secretary of the Board
Associate, Jackson Walker, LLP
Ana Allegretti, Ph.D, OTR, ATP
Department of Occupational Therapy, UT Health San Antonio
Support Group & Peer Mentoring Coordinator
Kyle E. Buckley
LMSW; Social Worker
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
Eduardo Di Loreto
Director of Supply Chain Operations
Health Trust, Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital
WellMed Medical Management
Clinic Growth Associate
Krystal K. Nerio, PhD
President, Prosperitus Solutions
Cathy Valdez, CEO