OUR REACH

“Light and lighter; more mobile, more flexible, more cost-effective, less bureaucratic.”

OUR STORY

OUR IMPACT

IMPACT STORIES

  • Dominica
  • Iraq
    MOSUL, IRAQ — Through August, we'll have teams on the ground in Mosul, Iraq, to save lives among civilians...
  • Pakistan
    PAKISTAN—On the morning of October 8, 2005, an earthquake hit northern Pakistan measuring 7.6 on the Richter Scale. It...
  • Kenya
    KENYA—The mission to Kenya represented the part of NYC Medics' work that focuses on helping local populations expand their...
  • Malawi
    MALAWI—Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world with an estimated 75 percent of the population living...
  • Japan
    JAPAN—At 2:46 a.m. on March 11, 2011, a 9.1-magnitude earthquake shook the ocean 231 miles northeast of Tokyo, at...
  • Nepal
    NEPAL—On April 25, 2015, a violent 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, followed weeks later by a 7.3-magnitude aftershock, killing almost...
  • Philippines
    PHILIPPINES—Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in The Philippines on November 8, 2013, resulting in extensive damage to infrastructure. Heavy rains...
  • Haiti
    HAITI — On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck Haiti, killing more than...
  • Vanuatu
    VANUATU — Cyclone Pam, a Category 5 storm with wind gusts of up to 320 kph, made direct landfall...

OUR TEAM

STEVE MUTH

Chairman of the Board

A Co-founder of NYC Medics and a former paramedic in New York during the late 1980s and ’90s, Steve is Co-founder and President of Voicethread.com, a collaborative Web tool used by educators and professionals globally.

TIMOTHY TAN

Medical Director and Interim Executive Director

Tim is an emergency medicine physician at Queens Hospital Center and an Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. His research interests include health systems and emergency medical systems development, and the health of refugee populations internationally.

PHIL SUAREZ

Operations Director

A Co-founder and NYC paramedic for more than 20 years, Phil has extensive experience operating in complex post-disaster environments, having volunteered on almost every mission in NYC Medics’ 12-year history. A talented photographer, he has created hundreds of images of NYC Medics in action.

KATHY BEQUARY

Director of Global Programs

A public heath professional, Kathy is a passionate champion for those off the grid, directing NYC Medics’ national and international teams and events and raising millions of dollars for humanitarian efforts throughout the world.

 

CHRIS SUMMERS

Clinical Coordinator

Former medic, Coast Guardsman, and Co-founder of NYC Medics, Chris is a cardio-thoracic surgery and critical care PA, with extensive experience in disaster response. A talented and natural teacher, Chris also serves as an effective liaison with local communities in disaster locations worldwide.

JAKE DUTTON

Volunteer Coordinator

An NYC firefighter and paramedic, Jake has a diverse background integrating rural wilderness medicine with the challenges presented to him while working in remote emergency services settings abroad, and spearheads NYC Medics’ recruitment of talented, professional volunteers for its global missions.

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NYC Medics FUN FACTS

We are driven by our mission to go further, faster to serve those who would not get help otherwise.

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OUR MODEL

 

 

NYC Medics delivers immediate emergency medicine and stabilization to populations affected by disasters, those isolated by illness, geography and other barriers, who otherwise would be inaccessible.

Because our work focuses on remote, isolated communities that are usually the last to receive aid, we’ve turned the disaster response paradigm upside down in a way that brings medical care to the people who need it most.

 

Here’s how we do it:

MOBILIZE

Register with the affected country and disaster governing bodies

Build multidisciplinary team of volunteer medical professionals and public health experts

Procure essential medicine, medical supplies and team gear

DEPLOY

Immediately dispatch a scout team to assess logistical needs.

Procure additional teams of volunteers once assessment is complete.

Procure and coordinate medicine, food, and supplies.

STABILIZE

Provide life-saving emergency medical and primary care.

Provide vital surveillance and demographic health data to governing bodies.

Work side-by-side with local medics to speed and scale impact

BUILD

Work with local health authorities to provide training

Provide logistical support to local governing bodies

Create resiliency frameworks in collaboration with local officials as a hedge against the longer-term impacts of disaster.

DISPATCHES

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PLEASE CONTACT US

Have a question about volunteering for our next mission? Wish to request an interview about one of our operations? Need more information about us and how we deploy before you donate? Let’s Get in Touch!

For media inquiries, please contact Muna Fadhil at muna@nycmedics.org.

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