American Leprosy Missions

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Founded: 1906 - Number of staff: 21

American Leprosy Missions is the oldest and largest Christian organisation in the United States dedicated to curing and caring for people affected by leprosy and related diseases. Its mission is "To serve as a channel of Christ's love to persons affected by leprosy and related diseases, helping them to be healed in body and spirit and restored to lives of dignity and hope." American Leprosy Missions currently operates in more than a dozen countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas. During its more than 100-year history, it has provided holistic care to four million people around the world including medical treatment and training, Christian outreach, prevention of disability, community development and vaccine research. American Leprosy Missions is governed by a board of directors, with an elected president as Chief Executive Officer.

Contact information

1 ALM Way, Greenville, SC 29601, USA

+1/864 271 70 40

+1/864 271 70 62

Board members


Board Chair: Dr. Stephen Genheimer

President & CEO: Mr Bill Simmons

VP of Programs: Mr Darren Schaupp

Medical and Research Director: Dr Paul Saunderson

Sr. Director of Finance: Ms Beverly Elmore

Chief Development Officer: Mr Gary Fischer

Vice President of Development: Ms Christina Miller-Colton


Total number of projects: 9

Projects with partnerships: 2 with National Government Ministry / Departments, 1 with Local/Regional Government Departments, 3 with ILEP Members, 4 with Another Leprosy NGO (not ILEP member)s, 1 with National Leprosy Programmes

Area of project activity:

Number of countries with projects in: 6


Number of countries with projects in: 3

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • Nepal (4)
  • India (2)
  • Philippines (1)


Number of countries with projects in: 3

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • Democratic Republic of Congo (1)
  • Ivory Coast (1)
  • Republic of Congo (1)
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