The Wilmington Region formed in 1999 with two Chaplains: Bishop Francis Malooly and the Vicar General, Monsignor Joseph Rebman. Dorcas Gamble has been Regional Hospitaller since 2004. Several members have participated in the New Orleans Rehabilitation project multiple times. Karen Hoy is the former Chair of the Association Communications Committee. Geoff Gamble is vice-President for the Americas of Malteser International, the Order's primary worldwide disaster relief entity; and is the current President of the Order of Malta Federal Association. Since our formation, the Wilmington Region has sponsored four malades and companions on the Lourdes Pilgrimage. The region has set up a fund to help pay for our Malades to go to Lourdes.