Mending Hearts Abroad, Inc.
Mending Hearts               Abroad, Inc.

Board of Directors


Darin Patmon


Darin Patmon traveled on his first medical mission trip abroad during the summer of 2014. On this week long mission trip to Haiti, Darin was humbled and inspired by the people of Haiti and decided to dedicate his time and effort to help alleviate medical neglect abroad. Darin is a Columbia University alumnus with a BA in neuroscience and behavior and is currently attending medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. After completing his MD Darin hopes to spread his knowledge and expertise in the medical field to poverty stricken communities abroad.

Vice President

Julie Riekki Houston


Julie is the owner of Integrity NP and Riekki Houston Consulting, a physician group practice and medical billing and consulting company respectively. Julie believes God has placed a calling on her life to help those in need. When she has spare time on her hands, Julie loves volunteering at local soup kitchens and other organizations that help those in need. Julie is the mother of Darin Patmon and is inspired by his dedication and commitment to accomplish his dreams. Julie has traveled on two prior medical mission trips to Haiti and intends to spend two months out of the year in Haiti to immerse herself in the culture of the people.

Director of Dentistry 

Dr. Julie Lezotte


Dr. Julie Lezotte has been practicing dentistry for over 15 years. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, she went on to obtain her master’s degree from Wayne State University and finished her education at the University of Detroit Mercy with a doctorate in dental surgery. Since earning these degrees she has continued her education in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, facial aesthetics and orthodontics.


Dr. Lezotte is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of general dentistry. She is committed to excellent patient care and believes in giving back to the community and helping the underprivileged as much and as often as she can. Her recent mission trip to Haiti was a life changing experience and she will continue with Mending Hearts Abroad on many journeys.

Director of Pharmaceutical Needs

Tronown Thomas RPh


A native of Houston Texas, Tronown Thomas knew at a fairly young age that he wanted to make a difference in his community by serving in the healthcare industry. Graduating at the top of his class in the Houston public school system, Tronown

went on to Texas Southern University to obtain his bachelors degree in pharmacy. Working as a pharmacy clerk, and later a technician followed by district pharmacy supervisor position at what was then Eckerd Drug from 1990-2002. Tronown’s love for the pharmacy industry, and the community fueled his passion. After working at the privately owned Lifechek Drug from 2002 through the Fall of 2009, Tronown

opened his own franchise of Lifechek Drug, located on Rayford Road in Spring Texas. Tronown later went on to open a second Lifechek franchised store in Huffman Texas just two years later.


Since then, Tronown has amicably parted ways with the Lifechek brand and started his own independently owned pharmacy with several locations, known as Assurance Consolidated Pharmacy, or ACP. Most recently Tronown has waded out into the waters and began developing what will one day be one of the states most

preeminently know healthcare management companies, with the acquisition of AccuHealth, a full service healthcare, weight loss, and physical therapy clinic, primarily serving injured workers from in and around Dallas.


Furthermore Tronown also owns Mercury Diagnostic Lab Services, LLC and Cina Pharmaceutical Inc. which is a pharmaceutical distribution company. While managing and growing the numerous companies, Tronown currently serves on the board of Anointed Faith Family Church.

Pharmaceutical Liaison

Andrea Davis



Medical Director

Dr. Jean Baptiste

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