Board Members

Board Members2018-04-04T09:19:49+00:00

Daniel Binus, MD

Dr. Binus is a graduate of Loma Linda University. While in medical school he became fascinated with the intricacies of the mind and began to focus in the area of mental health and subsequently completed a four year residency in Psychiatry. While in residency, Dr. Binus became quite interested in practicing whole-person care and spent many hours studying emotional, physical and spiritual factors that also play a role in mental illness. As a result of his study, he now incorporates lifestyle principles to help people correct the underlying causes of their mental illness. Dr. Binus is currently the Clinical Director of Beautiful Minds Medical. In addition, he is on the medical staff at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, a Clinical Instructor at Loma Linda University, and teaches psychology at Weimar College.

Mark Brown, DDS

Mark Brown completed his dental training at Loma Linda University in 2009. It was during dental school that he began attending AMEN conferences, which sparked his interest in medical missionary work. He currently practices dentistry in the Auburn, California area.

Dr. Brown is also very involved with his local church and enjoys playing piano, studying theology, giving Bible studies, and teaching Sabbath school. He and his wife Kristi have two children – Maddie and Jake.

Steve Chang, DDS

Steve Chang was raised in a Buddhist home. He learned of God at an early age but found the truth while attending Pacific Union College. He has been in private practice in Monterey, CA for the past 24 years. Dr. Chang also works for Holland America Crusieline as their Dental Director. He has a passion for ministry and serves on the ASAP and ARME boards. God has enabled him to lead teams serving on all 7 continents and over 100 countries. Chang is passionate about sharing the good news, teaching, and going on mission trips with his family of six.

Joyce Choe, MD MPH

Joyce Choe is a board certified ophthalmologist who practices in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to moving to Vancouver, WA, she worked in Southern California as a glaucoma specialist for 8 years. Here she had opportunity to develop long term relationships with patients and educated as many as were interested about the importance of nutrition and lifestyle for chronic disease. She tried to learn how to listen to her patients and to find the keys to their hearts, to help motivate them to make good decisions, with the hope that with improved health, they would be better able to hear God’s voice in other areas of their lives. By God’s grace, she saw patients make amazing transformations, with even brief encounters.

Since moving to the northwest, she is still actively educating by holding lectures, classes on nutrition and natural remedies, and helping with lifestyle programs at churches and lifestyle centers. She loves studying the Bible with others and considers it her greatest privilege. She is especially challenged by the simplicity of the gospel message, of how Christ worked when on this earth, and how it should apply to her life as a Christian physician who wishes to follow in His footsteps.

Elizabeth Chung, MD

Elizabeth Chung is a Board certified OB/GYN who works in a private group practice in Mansfield, Ohio. She completed her dual degree in medicine and law from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and her OB/GYN Residency from Wright State University in Dayton, OH. She also earned a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

Growing up in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Dr. Chung dreamed of serving as a physician sharing God’s love in a tangible and practical way that transforms lives. She feels very blessed to be part of God’s work in AMEN and very much looks forward to the Day when there will be no more death, mourning, crying, and pain.

Phil Mills, MD

Phil Mills is a dermatologist in private practice. Throughout his time as a clinician, Dr. Mills has always found his greatest joy in soul winning. To him, nothing else compares.

One of the founders of AMEN, Dr. Mills is convinced that God is using this organization to catalyze a revival of medical missionary work that will impact outreach on every level - family, church, clinic, and community. He prays for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on medical evangelists all over the world to empower them to do their part in fulfilling the gospel commission.

Eric Nelson, MD

Eric Nelson grew up in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to medical missionary parents. Despite being a music major in college, he saw God leading him to medical school after a year spent observing his future father-in-law demonstrate a blended medical/spiritual ministry and the power of lifestyle outreach. While at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he worked with classmates to implement a lifestyle medicine elective rotation, which included presenting a CHIP program to the community. After completing medical school in 2006, he spent a year doing oncology research and founded Western Youth Conference in Weimar, CA. Eric then completed surgical residency at University of California, Davis, finishing in 2012, and continued his work with Western Youth Conference and health outreach with his local church. He then did a Colon and Rectal Surgery fellowship at University of TN, Chattanooga and stayed on as Assistant Professor of Surgery. He attends the SouthBay SDA Church, a new church plant, where he enjoys teaching and preaching and leading health ministry endeavors such as "Dinner with the Doctor."

David Otis, DDS

Dr. Otis practices dentistry in Collegedale, TN. His interest in medical ministry began early in life, as he observed compassionate Christian healthcare professionals from an Adventist hospital in his town.

Dr. Otis received his dental degree from Loma Linda University in 1985. He now practices with a dedicated team at Otis Family Dentistry. He’s married to Ida and they have four adult children- William, Melissa, Bethany, and Bryan.

Stephen Waterbrook, MD

A 2004 graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Waterbrook completed his general surgery residency at Northeastern Ohio University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Waterbrook serves at Kettering Medical Center and Sycamore Medical Center, and is a clinical assistant professor of surgery for Wright State University School of Medicine. He serves on the board of directors for Physician Hospital Alliance, at Good Neighbor House, and on the Kettering Health Network Cancer Committee.

Beyond these professional activities, Dr. Waterbrook has a passion to make “each work of healing an occasion for implanting divine principles in the mind and soul” -Ministry of Healing, p. 20.

He is happily married to a beautiful nurse named Katie.

Mark Finley, MA, DD

Board Adviser

Pastor Mark Finley has been involved in Christian ministry for more than 35 years—preaching, teaching, offering spiritual growth workshops and presenting health lectures. He currently serves as a special assistant to the president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Pastor Finley has had a passion for medical evangelism since the beginning of his ministry. He often invites physicians to conduct health lectures during his evangelistic meetings. Pastor Finley says of AMEN, “The New Testament presents a Jesus who is interested in the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional aspects of life. AMEN offers physicians and dentists an innovative opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the Master.

Pastor Finley serves as General Conference Advisor to AMEN’s board of directors. He is married to Ernestine, his partner in life and ministry. They have three adult children.