Dr. Mollie Nelson has over twenty years of experience focused on global health education. Her career began as a trauma/ER nurse in the Air Force and since then she has obtained graduate degrees in ethnobotany, medical anthropology and nursing education. She has conducted research in the U.S. and in a wide range of cross-cultural healthcare settings including herbal medicine in Kyrgyzstan and traditional medical practices in Guatemala. Along with being the Associate Director of Health and Wellness at Concordia Language Villages, she teaches medical terminology and pathophysiology at Austin Community College and at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.
Candace Kretchmar joined Concordia Language Villages in 2020 as the Villager and Staff Health Coordinator. She brings a lifetime love of languages and outdoor exploration as well as more than a decade of experience in K-5 education working in alternative schools, outdoor programming and public school settings, including working with special needs, trauma and mental health issues, as well as the coordination of student supports and accommodations.