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Meet Our Board

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.

Zeno Charles-Marcel, MD

Dr. Zeno Charles-Marcel was born in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to the United States at age 13. He studied Physics and Physiology at McGill University and Zoology at Howard University, where he later completed his medical degree in 1980. He is board certified in internal medicine with an added qualification in geriatric medicine.

His career has included a broad range of experience- preventive medicine, critical care, hospital administration, community health, and medical research and education.

A sought-after public speaker and health educator through personal appearances and media, his research and academic interests are in the areas of Nutrition, Lifestyle Medicine, Metabolic Syndrome, and Seventh-day Adventist health practices.

Dr. Charles-Marcel served in Mexico from 2002-2012 as dean of the medical school and health sciences at Montemorelos University.

He is currently the Vice-President for Medical Affairs at Wildwood Lifestyle Center and Hospital, and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Health and Healing. He holds academic appointments at both Montemorelos University and Loma Linda University. He is happily married to Anita, his lovely partner in ministry. They have three children.

Aysha Inankur, MD

Aysha Inankur is board certified in Internal Medicine and Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. She practices at Park Ridge Health Endocrinology in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2006, completed internal medicine residency at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, and fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

Dr. Inankur’s interest in medical ministry began during grade school when she observed physicians teach community health classes at her church. Having attended the 2005 conference as a medical student, she credits AMEN with teaching her practical ways to integrate faith into her medical practice. She believes God will continue using AMEN to train students and professionals to perform comprehensive health ministry.

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.

Neil Nedley, MD

Dr. Nedley is an internal medicine physician with emphases in cardiology, gastroenterology, preventive medicine, mental health, and the difficult-to-diagnose patient. Dr. Nedley is a highly acclaimed speaker and author. His seminars and publications focus on the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and health.

Dr. Nedley has a passion for soul winning. He has been instrumental in the baptism of six patients and one employee. Dr. Nedley hopes AMEN will help physicians and dentists increase their emphasis on combining acute medical work with lifestyle medicine for the purpose of saving souls.

Dr. Nedley practices in Oklahoma, but frequently travels to Weimar, California, where he serves as president of the Weimar Center for Health and Education. He is married to Erica and they have four sons.

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.

Brian Schwartz, MD

Dr. Brian Schwartz is an interventional cardiologist practicing in Kettering, Ohio. As a medical student, he struggled with his faith, nearly coming to the point of giving up. He was reclaimed through a deeper understanding of the meaning of Christ's sacrifice and its implications for his personal life.

Dr. Schwartz struggled for years with the nagging conviction that medicine should be more than just a job. He longed to make his medical work a healing ministry. His association with AMEN has helped him to integrate Christian spirituality into his practice in a more intentional and more natural way. It brings him joy to share with his patients the message that has so touched his heart. Dr. Schwartz serves as the editor of Medical Evangelist, AMEN's journal. He and his wife, internist Lyndi Schwartz, MD are a powerful ministry team in Dayton, Ohio.

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.