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We link partners for holistic development in the Balkans

Our Mission



We believe that local partners should first ask the question: “What assets do we already have, and how can we tackle this problem on a local level?” rather than “What do we need, and who from the outside can meet those needs?”

Therefore, on some of our projects we simply link existing local partners together around a shared development goal. With other projects, we link local partners with global ones, who bring additional value. 

In all our work we seek to address development challenges in a holistic manner, recognizing, for example, that poverty is more than just the absence of money and health is more than just the absence of disease.


We collaborate with a variety of partners to accomplish our mission, including public institutions, aid agencies, embassies, businesses, non-profits, faith communities, and individual volunteers and donors.

We want to see lives being transformed 

Our Vision



We believe that development challenges must be addressed at a values-level that gets to the “heart” of the matter; otherwise, solutions will be superficial and short-lived.


Businesses, healthcare services, and community initiatives that are consistently led by positive, life-giving values will result in transformed lives and greater flourishing of society.


We recognize that change at this heart or values-level comes slowly, which is why we build long-term relationships with our partners and the communities we serve.

We seek to live out the following values in our work

Our Values


Following Christ’s example of service to humanity and leading by example


Serving with our partners in a spirit of mutual cooperation and respect around a shared vision


Serving with honesty, transparency, and consistency


Serving in ways that add value and benefit communities physically, socially, and spiritually


Serving with professional, cultural, and linguistic excellence


Wisely managing the resources that are entrusted to us

Our organization is committed to basic Christian principles and beliefs. This informs and inspires our desire to serve all people in the Balkans regardless of their background.


Meet the Management

Meet The Board of Directors

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Donald Bradshaw


Donald M. Bradshaw is a senior Physician Advisor with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. – a global advisory organization. Bradshaw earned his BS from Wheaton (Illinois), his MPH from University of Washington (Washington) and his MD from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Maryland).   

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James A. Bailey
President and CEO of Armedia

James A. Bailey, Jr. is the President and CEO of Armedia – a global provider of digital transformation solutions since 2002. James earned is BS in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University and his MS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. In 2015, James, with the help of LinkAcross and other executives, opened a branch office in Skopje, Armedia MK.

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Tom Floyd

Consultant at Lockheed Martin

Tom Floyd is a manufacturing professional and consultant at Lockheed Martin, leading organizational development and change management. Tom has been involved in international development efforts as a business coach and trainer for over twenty years and is passionate about pursuing a holistic approach with social and economic development.

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Clay Buttemere

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Jeff Barrett

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Reed Kennedy

Associate Professor of Management Practice, Virginia Tech

Reed teaches in the College of Business at Virginia Tech. He is also a business owner and has a background in hospital management--both in the U.S. and abroad. He serves as President and Chairman of the Board for LinkAcross.

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Tom Judd

Global Healthcare Consultant

Tom chairs a global healthcare technology federation, has extensive international health resource management consulting experience with the World Health Organization, and is Associate Editor, Quality and Technology, for The Permanente Journal.

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Clay Buttemere
Co-founder and CEO
Director of North Macedonia Office

Before relocating to Macedonia in 2008, Clay worked as a biomedical engineer for the Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C.

He is passionate about developing and equipping leaders in healthcare and business to bring about flourishing in their organizations and communities.

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Lisa Redell
Chief Financial Officer

Before relocating to Macedonia with her family in 2003, Lisa worked in Finance and Marketing Management in Texas for fourteen years. She provides oversight and strategic management of the finances that support the overall mission, goals and objectives of LinkAcross.

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Jeff Barrett
Chief Operating Officer
Director of Albania Office

Before relocating to Albania in 2016, Jeff worked as a corporate lawyer in Wisconsin for seven years. Jeff is driven by a desire to see holistic development take place in the business and legal sectors of Albania.

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