Meet The Team

The Mission at Natuvu Creek is founded on service above self. Our dedicated staff & volunteers are the people who make it all possible.
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Marta Tooma DDS,  Co-Founder

Dental Director

 

Marta is a graduate from Loma Linda School of Dentistry, ’85. She has been volunteering in Fiji and leading dental student teams since 1997. She and her husband, Tom, established the Mission and Natuvu Creek in 2006. She is the Dental Director of the Mission and serves as a volunteer dentist and community health awareness leader.

Tom Tooma MD,  Co-Founder

Ophthalmology Director

 

Dr Tooma is a fellowship trained corneal transplant surgeon currently specializing in refractive and cataract surgery in Newport Beach, California. He is the Medical Director for the nationwide NVISION Eye Centers.   Tom and Marta take medical and dental groups to Fiji several times each year and perform surgical and medical eye care and dental care.

 

 

 

Aníbal Kalbermatter MD & Nani Kalbermatter RN

Clinic Medical Directors

 

Aníbal Kalbermatter, MD is a practicing physician trained in orthopedic and trauma surgery. He received his medical degree in Argentina at Northeast National University in 1989 and has practiced in several hospitals in Argentina, Paraguay, Madagascar and Fiji. Currently he is the Medical Director of the Mission Clinic and oversees all the workings of the Clinic and Mission. His wife, Nani Kalbermatter, RN, is a nurse who works alongside him and coordinates with visiting doctors and teams.  The Kalbermatters live at the mission full time.

 

Janet Walker – Trip Coordinator

 

Janet has had a heart for volunteer mission work for nearly 20 years.  For eight years she coordinated the Orange County chapter of the Flying Samaritans, making over 60 volunteer mission trips to Mexico.  Janet also coordinated vision clinics for the Flying Samaritans and LIGA, providing over 1000 pairs of glasses to needy people in Baja and Mainland Mexico.  Knowing and working with Tom and Marta Tooma since 1999, Janet made her first volunteer mission trip to Fiji in 2015.  For questions about scheduling a trip to the Mission, or if you have questions about making a donation,  contact Janet at janet@natuvu.org

Clinic Staff

 Employing staff members and housing their families on mission property, you’ll meet Siwa, our operations and spiritual director, and the entire staff who manage the grounds, kitchen, rooms and activities. Click Here to meet our individual staff members and families.