VOOM Foundation announced that Roland Block, Associate Director for Engineering Career Services, Texas A&M University will serve on the Resource Development Committee for VOOM Foundation, a 501(C)(3), non-profit humanitarian organization.
VOOM Foundation’s mission is to provide impartial sustainable healthcare programs dedicated to quality, with a particular interested in supporting the underprivileged and indigent population in underdeveloped countries. In 2013, there were no facilities in Nigeria where Nigerians could receive an open-heart procedure if needed. VOOM Foundation restarted the open-heart program in Nigeria, a country of 173M at the time by engaging in a partnership with the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital and to date leads the entire country in open-heart procedures performed.
Roland will help guide VOOM Foundation’s strategic initiatives in Africa focusing on program sustainability. “I am honored to help advance the VOOM Foundation’s mission to raise the standards of healthcare and to serve the indigenous population in Africa.” said Roland. “My passion is to expand the VOOM Foundation’s incredible impact beyond cardiovascular procedures by leveraging my experience in neuro, ortho/spine, and minimally invasive surgeries.”
Roland spent nearly 25 years in medical device prior to returning to his alma mater Texas A&M University last year. He graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and started directly in the Medical Device industry progressing rapidly from Product Engineer up through Director of Global Marketing for highly respected organizations such as STERIS Corporation, Aesculap, Orthofix, and Henry Schein. VOOM Foundation is excited to welcome Roland on board.