“Light and lighter; more mobile, more flexible, more cost-effective, less bureaucratic.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are driven by our mission to go further, faster to serve those who would not get help otherwise.
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:
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
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.
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
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.
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