Our Model

NYC Medics rapidly deploys mobile medical teams to remote areas of disaster zones and humanitarian emergencies, providing the highest level of medical care to those who otherwise would not have access to aid and relief efforts.
Here’s how we do it:

Our Story

Our Team

Steve Muth

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

Timothy Tan

MEDICAL DIRECTOR & 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

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

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

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

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.

Charles Berkowitz

Charles Berkowitz

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

A Co-founder of NYC Medics and former NYC paramedic for over a decade, Charlie has deployed with NYCM to Pakistan, Haiti, Dominica and Bangladesh. He currently works in San Francisco for the documentary company Actual Films.

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In the News

Mission to Mosul: NYC Medics saves lives in combat zone

Mission to Mosul: NYC Medics saves lives in combat zone

Metro.us

"the organization and its volunteers have been helping around the world for more than a decade, this is the first year it has set up inside a war zone."

American medics try to heal Mosul

American medics try to heal Mosul

LOS ANGELES TIMES

"We are like one team, they came all this way to save lives and help the people."

American Medical Volunteers Try To Save Lives Near Frontlines

American Medical Volunteers Try To Save Lives Near Frontlines

NPR

A New York-based group of medics is working near the frontlines in Mosul, giving emergency care to Iraqi troops

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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 Monique Francois at info@nycmedics.org

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