Nazareth Project Inc.

Partnering with Nazareth Trust in Nazareth and surrounding areas
(717) 290-1800

Our Leadership

Nazareth Project Board and guests met on June 8, 2019 in Lancaster, PA.
Left to right: Howard Good, Allen Quine, Kim Haines-Eitzen, Welby Leaman, Bruce Stauffer, Wayne Speigle, Midge Crystle, Jean Kilheffer Hess, David George, Richard Mayhew, John Boll.

Nazareth Project, Inc (NPI) is a 501-c-3 nonprofit corporation based in Lancaster, PA. and governed by a US-based board of directors. The NPI Board provides oversight to the operations and finances of NPI, including an annual audit.

NPI collaborates closely with the Nazareth Trust, a Scotland-based charity that owns the Nazareth Hospital, Nazareth School of Nursing, Nazareth Village and SERVE Nazareth.

Nazareth Project and the Nazareth Trust operate under a Memo of Understanding that is approved by both boards of directors. The Executive Directors consult regularly to plan joint initiatives.

NPI is led by Executive Director, Howard Good, and the NPI Board of Directors. The board meets four times per year – twice in person and twice by phone meeting. Current officers are:

  • Welby Leaman, Chair
  • Wayne Speigle, Vice Chair

Nazareth Project Board Members

J. Welby Leaman, JD, Washington, DC

NPI Board Chair, Welby Leaman volunteered at Nazareth Hospital in 1992. He is a Senior Director for Global Government Affairs at Walmart. Previously, he served at the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee, Treasury Department, and National Security Council. He has also worked at law firms in New York and Washington DC and in several positions in Latin America. Welby holds a B.S. from Messiah College and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He is a member of Stumptown Mennonite Church in Bird in Hand, PA, and also attends Sowebo Community Church in Baltimore, MD.

Wayne Speigle, Telford, PA

NPI Board Vice Chair. Wayne has served as lead and interim pastor in several Mennonite congregations in eastern PA and Virginia and has been on the boards of charitable organizations and in Mennonite denominational leadership. He has studied in Israel/Palestine on several occasions.

Leron Lehman

NPI Board Treasurer. Leron Lehman currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Candoris Technologies, a provider of IT products & services. He and his family lived abroad for more than eight years in the Philippines and Niger, where he was the founding Executive Director of two pediatric orthopedic hospitals for the nonprofit organization CURE International. Prior to that, Leron was a practicing CPA and held both finance and operational leadership roles in various technology startups and in the professional services industry. A graduate of Messiah College, Leron and his wife Christine are parents to three young adult and college-aged children and currently live in Lebanon, PA.

Andrew Metzler

NPI Board Secretary. Andrew serves as the Practice Administrator for a private cardiology group near Birmingham, Alabama. His professional background is in physician practice management and health care finance and analytics. He holds a BS in Healthcare Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a Masters in Health Administration from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Andrew and his wife Cecily, a Nurse Practitioner, live in the Birmingham Area.

Midge Crystle, Lancaster, PA

Midge Crystle served as NPI’s Executive Director for 12 years and now on the NPI Board. She volunteered at the Nazareth Hospital in 1993 and 1995, both as an instructor at the School of Nursing and as a clinic nurse. Marjorie received her B.S. in Nursing Education from Millersville University, Millersville, PA. She is a member of East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA.

Elias Haddad

Elias Haddad is a cardiologist at Ascension Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, TN. He specializes in interventional cardiology and is active in his medical societies including the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention. Elias received his B.Sc. from University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his M.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Clinical Pharmacology, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Elias served on the faculty of Vanderbilt University Medical Center for 9 years before being recruited to Ascension Saint Thomas. He has served as a Senior US Technical/Medical Advisor to the Nazareth Hospital on the Heart Catheterization Laboratory project.

Dr. Robert Martin

Dr. Robert Martin is a retired physician living in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Hahnemann University and specialized in internal medicine at the George Washington University. He was on the faculty of medicine at the West Virginia University Medical College for nine years and along with his wife Nancy served at the Nazareth Hospital for eighteen years between 1965 to 1995. He served first as a physician for ten years and later as General Director of the Nazareth Hospital for eight years. Since returning from Nazareth he has been in private practice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and has served on the Nazareth Project Board for nine years. He is the father of two children and five grandchildren. He has a passion for the integration of faith and science in the practice of medicine.

Andrew Shadid

Andrew Shadid is the CEO of Genesis Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, a fast-growing healthcare group seeking to increase healthcare equity through care cost reduction. After graduating from Wheaton College with a focus on social entrepreneurship, he performed graduate work at the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business. At Genesis, Andrew and team are tackling the increasing problem of healthcare inequity as 25% of the United States population lacks access to adequate specialty care services. Andrew has been invited to speak on this work nationally and internationally, most notably at the United Nations Headquarters, to Members of Congress, various colleges and universities, and numerous healthcare conferences in the United States. Andrew frequently travels to the Middle East, often leading trips of students and leaders to Israel/Palestine. Andrew is married to Maryam Bighash, is father to one son (Caspian), enjoys traveling to the Middle East, and is an avid soccer fan.

Nazareth Project Staff

Executive Director: Howard Good, Lititz, PA (2017-present)

  • Howard Good was appointed Executive Director in October 2017. He previously worked for Mennonite Economic Development Associates (1993 – 2015) providing senior leadership in the areas of community economic development and member products and services. During the 1980s, Howard and his wife, Gloria, served with the Mennonite Central Committee in Uganda and Zaire as unit leaders and country representatives. Howard has a BA in Economics from Goshen College and a MA in Public Administration from Penn State University. Howard and Gloria live in Lititz and are members of Lititz Mennonite Church. Their four married children live in the Philadelphia area and in Indiana.

Accountant: Roger Ledyard, Lancaster, PA (2007-present)