About TRIMEDX Foundation
Established in 2004, TRIMEDX Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to these core values:
- Service with compassion
- Creative innovation
Committed to raising the standard of healthcare for communities in need, we work in partnership with medical mission organizations. TRIMEDX Foundation provides support related to patient and provider staff safety, services to help maintain the necessary equipment desperately needed for medical care, and the ability to assist with general maintenance projects.
We serve healthcare facilities and medical surplus recovery organizations (MSROs) primarily in the United States, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central/South America and the Caribbean.
Thanks to generous donations from vendors, healthcare providers, talented technical staff and others in the community, TRIMEDX Foundation continues to make a global impact to improve the healing environment for those who are less fortunate.
TRIMEDX Foundation assists by:
- Providing medical equipment utilization review and functional assessments to determine medical necessity and mission relevance
- Maintaining, repairing and installing medical equipment
- Developing preventative maintenance instruction and support strategies for providers and clinics in underserved communities
- Consulting with providers and healthcare organizations involved in mission projects
Our mission statement
TRIMEDX Foundation is a ministry committed to sharing knowledge, inspiring independence and raising the standard of healthcare by meeting the unique needs of the communities we serve.
The Foundation leadership
Tim McGeath is retired general counsel of TRIMEDX and has served on the TRIMEDX Foundation board since 2006. Tim earned a bachelor’s degree from Hanover College, a master’s degree from Georgetown University and a law degree from Indiana University. He and his wife, Karyl, live in Carmel with their three boys.
Douglas is chief information officer for TRIMEDX, where he provides strategic technology leadership and brings his proven track record of transforming business through technology. Douglas has nearly 30 years of information technology leadership experience. Previously, Douglas held positions at Kohl’s Department Stores, Sterling Commerce and The Spiegel Group. Douglas earned an MBA from Ohio University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from DeVry Institute of Technology. He is a member of Project Management Institute (PMI), American Management Association (AMA), American Society for Quality (ASQ) and Institute of Electrical and electronic Engineers (IEEE).
Michael Argir is president of Medxcel Facilities Management. Michael has 25 years of leadership experience within the healthcare facilities management industry. Michael began his career working in environmental services at individual hospitals and understands what it takes to improve the healthcare environment for patients and staff. Michael holds an Executive MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College.
Rob Duffy is senior vice president of supply chain and service operations for TRIMEDX, where he is responsible for driving the effectiveness, efficiency and economic performance of the TRIMEDX global supply chain. Rob graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and served in the United States Army for five years.
Kristy Kainrath is with MEDI Leadership focused on executive coaching and development for leaders in the healthcare industry. Formerly, she was chief strategy officer for Medxcel, where she guided the development and implementation of corporate strategy, product & business development and market expansion. Prior to this role, Kristy held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility within the organization, including leading global marketing strategy, product & brand development and external communications. Kristy earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Butler University.
Colleen Powers is an attorney with Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman. She provides advice and counsel to some of our country’s largest health systems, physician group practices and health care management organizations. She regularly counsels clients on a national basis regarding a variety of health care issues, including mergers and acquisitions, health care reform, fraud and abuse and regulatory and corporate compliance.
Jamie Ulrey is assistant vice president and trust officer at The National Bank of Indianapolis. She joined The National Bank of Indianapolis in 1996 and has over 25 years of experience working in the wealth management industry. Jamie is a graduate of University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Liberal Studies with a business minor, cum laude and an Associate of Science in Banking and Finance. She is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association Midwest Trust Graduate School and has General Banking and Consumer Credit diplomas from the Indiana Chapter of the American Institute of Banking. Jamie is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis and Mount Pleasant Christian Church. She is a native of Greenwood, Indiana, where she remains active as a community volunteer. In addition to serving on the TRIMEDX Foundation Board of Directors, Jamie serves on the board for the Domestic Violence Network.
The Foundation staff
Audra Plopper was named director of the TRIMEDX Foundation in July 2015. Audra grew up on the north side of Indianapolis and attended Carmel High School. She graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies. Since graduating from Ball State, Audra has worked in nonprofit management, gaining more than 20 years of experience with organizations in Seattle, Chicago, and Central Indiana. In 2011, Audra was nominated by her peers and named the Boone County Business Woman of the Year by the Zonta Club of Lebanon.
Biomedical Mission Specialist
Kevin grew up in Puerto Rico where he obtained his biomedical engineering degree. Having worked as a biomedical technician, and more recently as a TRIMEDX Site Manager, Kevin brings over 12 years of valuable experience including that of working in different countries. Throughout the years, he has received multiple recognitions for being customer service oriented and looking for ways to bring a resolution to complex problems. Kevin loves to learn about and interact with other cultures and is also actively involved in helping others in his community. What are two of Kevin’s favorite things? A nice steak dinner and spending time with family and friends.
Helen has worked in office management and administrative positions for more than 10 years. Her passion for serving brought her to the TRIMEDX Foundation in 2012. In her role as a Volunteer Coordinator, she enjoys spending time cultivating volunteer and partner relationships while managing mission trips around the world. Her favorite way to spend personal time is with family and friends; swimming and reading are also a few ways she enjoys spending her time off.
Maryssa joined the TRIMEDX Foundation in January 2022. She brings experience in marketing, database management, and healthcare administration to the team. With an enthusiastic energy and a heart for serving others, Maryssa is thrilled to be a part of the TRIMEDX Foundation. When not in the office, Maryssa can be found hiking, biking, or rock wall climbing.