Who We Are



Spinal Health International (SHI) was formed in 2009 by Chester E. Sutterlin, III, MD and Maya Zahn-Saucier, BS Biology to organize their efforts to improve the availability and quality of spinal health care in underprivileged countries. SHI is a private, secular, non-profit, voluntary organization  whose primary goal is to educate and train surgeons, nurses, therapists, and other allied spinal healthcare givers by utilizing competent and caring volunteers from the USA and other developed nations.