Cheerful Heart Mission

The Cheerful Heart Mission is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the lives of the underprivileged people living on the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti by funding and managing programs focused on health, education, and economic development.  We serve all people in need without regard to race, gender, or religious belief.

Dr. Pamela Alberto and Dr. Jan Tracy lead the Dental Mission team. They are joined by other dental and medical professionals from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, the William Paterson University Department of Nursing and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. The Mission hopes to treat more than 1,200 people during each clinic.

Since our first dental clinic in 2011, our volunteers have treated over 5,600 people in need, performing over 18,000 dental procedures.

You can see more about the mission at