Five delegates from Ometepe arrived on Bainbridge April 22 and will be here until May 3. Meet our guests on Saturday, April 26, at the Farmers Market next to City Hall. Mayor Ann Blair is scheduled to welcome the delegation at 10:30 a.m., and delegates will stay around for about an hour, until they leave for a meeting with the Sister Islands’ Health Committee.
Four of the delegates are health-care providers on Ometepe—a doctor, a dentist and two nurses. The fifth is the manager of the Sister Islands’ office on Ometepe.
The delegation will visit the Kitsap County Health Department, a community clinic, and a mental health clinic. They’ll also take a walking tour of Winslow, visit IslandWood and the Japanese Exclusion Memorial, tour Pike Place Market, and sample other local highlights. Delegates will also meet with various committees of the Sister Islands Association.
Meet members of the delegation:
Dora Guitierrez Trana[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last]
Dora has been the Sister Islands’ Office Manager since we opened our office in 1999. She first visited Bainbridge as an English teacher delegate in 1995. She still teaches English in Altagracia’s Secondary School. Dora has two children, Hendrickson (studying to become a doctor) and Kendra. She lives with her siblings and their families next door to our office in Altagracia.[/two_third_last]
Betania Lopez Flores[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last]
Betania has worked for 13 years as a clinical nurse in various health posts in the Altagracia municipality. She is married to a farmer and they have three children. She and her family live with her parents in Las Pilas (near Urbaite).[/two_third_last]