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.

Kathy Bequary

Kathy Bequary

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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.

Matthew Waxman

Matthew Waxman

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Matt Waxman is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is an experienced global health professional who has worked in a variety of disaster responses and humanitarian crises. Matt has worked on the Thai Burma border, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and recently with NYCMedics in Iraq. He brings academic, research and educational leadership to the medical aspect of the NYCMedics team.

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.

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.

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.

Jake Dutton

Jake Dutton

EMERGENCY RESPONSE 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. Jake’s expertise and education in emergency response and management makes him uniquely qualified to help NYCMedics improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our response.

Monique Francois

Monique Francois

Operations Coordinator

Operations Coordinator, Monique joined NYC Medics in 2017 and has been filling the administrative and development roles in the New York City office. Since graduating from Colgate University, Monique has been working in healthcare administration.

Steve Stevens

Steve Stevens

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Steve has extensive experience in adult and pediatric critical care as well as trauma medicine. He now works as a paramedic in Westchester, New York and also serves as a rescue medic for the county’s technical rescue team.

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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

Partners

Impact Stories

Impact Stories

DOMINICA

On September 18th 2017, a category 5 hurricane bore down on the island of Dominica and lashed it for hours.

Impact Stories

IRAQ

Through August 2017, NYC Medics teams were the ground in Mosul, Iraq, to save lives among civilians injured in the ongoing battle

Impact Stories

NEPAL

On April 25, 2015, a violent 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, followed weeks later by a 7.3-magnitude aftershock,

Get in Touch

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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