Oscar Gonzalez - Montoya
Community Based Rehabilitation Director / President
Oscar has served nonprofits for more than twenty years in different capacities. From a very young age, his passion was to help the poor in his native country of Mexico. After earning his degree in aircraft maintenance and mechanics, Oscar joined MAF as a Maintenance Director and Public Relationships coordinator. This job gave Oscar the opportunity to oversee a fleet of aircraft that served the poorest of the poor in Oaxaca, Mexico.
He then became a National Director at FamilyLife in Mexico focusing on strengthening families throughout the country. Following this, he served for two years on the National Leadership Team for Campus Crusade for Christ in Mexico.
Oscar has served as the LIMBS' Community-Based Rehabilitation program director for six years, he travels the world building partnerships and relationships with communities and local organizations to reach marginalized amputees who could not afford care.
Oscar has been married to his wife Silvia for 20+ years, and they have a college-aged daughter.
Lucas Galey, MS
ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
Lucas coordinates LIMBS' engineering and manufacturing efforts by directing design and overseeing research projects.
Lucas grew up in Germany where his parents served as missionaries until he was ten years old. With a pastor as a father and a doctor as a mother, he was inspired to pursue a career in biomedical sciences to impact the lives of the less fortunate. To that end, Lucas earned his BS in biomedical engineering from LeTourneau University and his MS in the same field from The University of Texas at El Paso. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate where he is developing and testing the world's lowest cost "smart" knee for LIMBS.
John Burger, CPO
LIMBS PROSTHETIST AND ORTHOTIST
John Burger is an American Board Certified CPO. He did his post graduate studies in prosthetics and orthotics at New York University Medical Center. He received his Master’s Degree in O&P from the University of Connecticut in 2002.
He lived and worked as a CPO in Turkey for 10 years. He most recently worked at New England Orthotic and Prosthetic Systems as a manager and practitioner for the past 10 years. During that time he volunteered with Physicians for Peace to help establish a prosthetics center and O&P school at Dicle University in Diyarbakir, Turkey. He also volunteered with LIMBs International and went to Nairobi, Kenya to help train prosthetists who want to use LIMBs Relief 4 bar knee for above knee amputees.
He most recently started full time working with LIMBS International to use the prosthetics center in Diyarbakir, Turkey for many Syrian and Iraqi refugees who experienced limb loss due to the war. A number of Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) centers are also being planned to help the amputees learn how to use their prosthetic devices properly.
Deyana was born in El Paso and grew up across the border in Ciudad Juarez until age 11 when she moved back to El Paso. She first realized her love of helping others at the age of 16 when she began volunteering at her church and visiting children with cancer in Ciudad Juarez. After graduating from high school, Deyana was interested in finding a career that would help others and started her college career as a criminal justice major.
In April of 2018, Deyana was introduced to LIMBS International and began working as their office assistant. Shortly after, she was able to travel with LIMBS to Oaxaca, Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Cuernavaca to help patients on-site. Deyana found her calling on the trip and changed her major to rehabilitation sciences with a concentration in physical therapy. She desires to expand her knowledge and use it to help others.