World Pediatric Project
7201 Glen Forest Drive, #304
Richmond VA 23226
Mission Statement

World Pediatric Project is a nonprofit humanitarian organization linking worldwide pediatric surgical, diagnostic and preventative resources to heal critically ill children in the world. World Pediatric Project also helps build indigenous health care capacity - saving kid’s lives now and transforming pediatric health outcomes for years to come. 

CEO/Executive Director Susan Rickman
Board Chair John Van Der Hyde
Board Chair Company Affiliation Northwestern Mutual
Contact Information
Address 7201 Glen Forest Drive, #304
Richmond, VA 23226
Telephone 804 282-8830
Fax 804 282-8831
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1999
Former Names
International Hospital for Children2011
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $3,783,600.00
Projected Expenses $3,750,222.00

World Pediatric Project is a nonprofit humanitarian organization linking worldwide pediatric surgical, diagnostic and preventative resources to heal critically ill children in the world. World Pediatric Project also helps build indigenous health care capacity - saving kid’s lives now and transforming pediatric health outcomes for years to come. 

Impact Since 2001 World Pediatric Project has reached more than 10,000 children with pediatric diagnostic and surgical resources.

In the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, World Pediatric Project completed:
  • 38 surgical teams sent to partner countries
  • Critical and diagnostic care for more than 1,570 children
  • 572 life-changing surgeries
World Pediatric Project needs funding to:
1. Bring children to the U.S. requiring immediate surgical intervention to live
2. Send teams of volunteer physicians to Central America and the Caribbean to reach children with critical care of all specialty types
3. Improve the quality of healthcare within the developing countries WPP partners with
4. Create sustainable capacity building programs in developing countries
5. Research and prevent birth defects in developing countries
Background World Pediatric Project was founded as International Hospital for Children by a local orthodontist, Dr. Julian Metts, in conjunction with the South Richmond Rotary Club. While on a dental mission trip to Guyana, Dr. Metts witnessed many children who were dying due to lack of access to critical medical care which is readily accessible in the United States.



Areas of Service
Areas Served

Central America and the Eastern Caribbean region

Board Chair
Board Chair John Van Der Hyde
Company Affiliation Northwestern Mutual
Term July 2015 to June 2018
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Dr Brian Clare
Company Affiliation IV Watch
Term July 2015 to June 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Karen Booth Adams Genesis
Gerald Barber CPAGFB Ltd
Cecilia Eykyn Barbosa PhD MPh MCPcBe Consulting
Nadia Blanchet MDPrivate Practice
Michael Bor CarLotz
Brian Clare M.D.EScribe
Bart Farinholt RiverFront Investment Group
Michael Garner Community Volunteer
Philip H. Goodpasture Esq.Williams Mullen
Rusty Keeley Keeley Cos.
Dr. David Lanning Ph.D.VCU Medical Center
Julian C. Metts, Jr DDSRetired
Rick Ramsey Community Volunteer
Anna Reed Community Volunteer
Dr. Chester Sharps Tuckahoe Orthopaedics
John Van Der Hyde Northwestern Mutual
Laurence Wintersteen Caliber Investments
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 14
Female 3
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Susan Rickman

Susan Rickman has 15 years of international field experience that addresses the social and health needs of children. In her previous assignment as Program Development Vice President at For Children, she worked extensively on children issues in Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia. As an External Relations officer for the child charity, she has established a vast network of international and indigenous NGOs that greatly enhances World Pediatric Project's impact on children's health.

Ms. Rickman graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BGS degree in International Affairs, International Studies and Political Science. She also attended the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University.




Senior Staff
Sue Farley SVP Development
Michael Grow VP, Finance & Operations
Full Time Staff 25
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 250
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Award of Merit for Integrated Marketing and Communications PlanThe Richmond Chapter of The Public Relations Society of America2012
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $3,783,600.00
Projected Expenses $3,750,222.00
Endowment Value $126,928.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 5
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$2,740,805$1,846,949$2,443,208
Investment Income, Net of Losses$13,361$22,967$24,987
Membership Dues------
Special Events$2,046,821$1,786,038$1,503,333
Revenue In-Kind$14,379,661$13,985,712$7,467,786
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$17,247,725$16,141,825$9,401,546
Administration Expense$326,830$366,566$399,515
Fundraising Expense$1,590,841$1,292,977$943,737
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.000.991.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%91%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue33%36%24%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,938,762$2,058,021$2,192,839
Current Assets$1,581,201$1,621,464$1,686,860
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$140,106$110,025$93,528
Total Net Assets$1,798,656$1,947,996$2,099,311
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities11.2914.7418.04
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2015View
Organization Comments

Foundation Comments
  • Financial analysis derived from audits, which includes an affiliate.
  • In-kind support reported on the audit is reconciled on the Schedule D of the Form 990.
  • Form 990s and audits completed by Keiter, Stevens, Hurst, Gary & Shreaves, P.C.