About Us

What is Timmy?

Timmy Global Health expands access to healthcare and empowers students and volunteers to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges. To achieve this goal, Timmy channels financial, medical, and human resources to community based health and development projects. Medical service teams and supplies are sent to international partner organizations every few weeks. Through our service, we strive to equip volunteers with the necessary tools to fight for global health equity and deliver the promise of a healthy future – one patient at a time. 

Timmy Global Health was founded in 1997 by Dr. Charles (Chuck) Dietzen, a pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. After working in a number of international settings, including with Mother Teresa, Dr. Chuck was inspired to engage the next generation of healthcare leaders. The organization was named after Dr. Chuck’s brother, Timmy, who passed away during infancy. The organization is a legacy to Dr. Chuck’s brother and family, and to every person around the world that lacks access to quality healthcare.