Jun 18, 2018
Dr. Jim Palleschi
“Mission Work in Africa”

Program Description:  A brief chronicle of the experiences of Sonoma county physicians, nurses, Allied health professionals and teachers at the Chidamoyo Christian Hospital and it’s affiliated high school.

     Jim Palleschi is a semi-retired urologist who has practiced in Santa Rosa since 1978. He has done medical mission work in South America, Mexico and, since 2012, in Zimbabwe. He and his wife, Suzanne, have five children and six grandchildren.

     Jeff Scharfen is an attorney and recently retired literature teacher. He continues to be involved with Cardinal Newman’s Community Based Service Learning, as a mentor for projects in Vietnam and Zimbabwe. His wife, Cindy Scharfen is a radiation oncologist practicing at the Fountaingrove Cancer Center. They have two adult children, Misa and James.