Meet the Team

Lori Warrens

lori-warrens-photo-2016 Executive Director Ms. Warrens is a strategic-minded executive with a respected career inspiring non-profit leaders and their partners to translate vision into groundbreaking programs that connect people to the resources they need to thrive.  Her work with the MedSurplus Alliance began when she served as the Executive Director of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations. While at PQMD she led development of the Medical Surplus Recovery Organization Code of Conduct and supported development of an association committed to strengthening medical surplus recovery programs.  In 2013 she left PQMD and began working with medical donation stakeholders to develop MedSurplus Alliance and MedSurplus Alliance accreditation program. Ms. Warrens is best known for developing 2-1-1, an easy to remember telephone number that connects people across North America with human services and volunteer opportunities in their community.  While serving as the Chief Operating Officer at United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta she also led the city’s non-profit planning activities to ensure that vulnerable citizens retained access to critical services during the 1996 Summer Olympics.  Ms. Warrens has served as the Executive Director of the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) and the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD).

Angie Bryan

angie-bryan-photoDirector of Stakeholder Engagement Ms. Bryan is responsible for improving the quality of medical equipment, device, and consumable product donations around the world. Angie transitioned to the non-profit medical sector in an effort to utilize her talent and skills to help improve the lives of others. She brings a wealth of experience from the manufacturing and Medical Surplus Recovery industries, including tenures at Dispensary of Hope, MedShare and Spanx. Angie has positively affected change and innovation in the MSRO world by working with key stakeholders in an effort to increase their ability to redistribute waste in the most meaningful ways. She’s especially proud of the efforts of her team in working with key manufacturers around the country to provide quality-repurposed equipment for those in need. Angie’s personal mission is to ensure a human component is always present in any of the work in which she is involved. A human component is necessary and important to Angie because each and every one of us has a responsibility to do everything in our power to improve the lives of others and move society forward together.

Barbara Wallace

barbara-wallace-photo Standards and Accreditation Program Ms. Wallace provides leadership and operational guidance to Standards and Accreditation program and volunteer committee.   Barbara is a respected non-profit standards expert and organizational development expert who brings a unique set of skills to the MedSurplus Alliance Accreditation Program.  Her commitment to quality and operational excellence will help us ensure that our program meets and exceeds accreditation program best practices. Barbara Joan Wallace is the former Vice President for Membership and Standards for InterAction.  She has also served on CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen projects, Independent Sector Membership Committee, the Charity Navigator Advisory Panel, and on the PM4NGO Board of Directors.  Ms. Wallace joined InterAction from RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund, where she served initially as Managing Director and then Executive Director from 2001-2006.   She represented RESULTS in the National Anti-Hunger Organizations Coalition and InterAction and served on the boards of the Basic Education Coalition and the U.S. Alliance to End Hunger. While on the Board of the Alliance to End Hunger, she served as chair of the Alliance to End Hunger’s Presidential Task Force, created to bring issues of hunger and poverty forward as major issues for all candidates in presidential elections. Prior to RESULTS, Ms. Wallace worked at Landmark Education where her she managed multiple departments, volunteer recruitment and leadership development. Ms. Wallace’s experience as a businesswoman began while still in college, at which time she started the first of two successful businesses in the printing industry, generating impressive revenue and industry innovation. For several years, Ms. Wallace volunteered with organizations that fought for Native American rights and educational opportunities for the impoverished. Participation in the ceremonial life of Native American people and long-term activism in Native American issues are cherished parts of her life.
avancerapartners   The MedSurplus Alliance is a program of Avancera Partners which serves an incubator to help leaders break through from the desire to work as partners, to the operational reality of collaborative impact. Done well, this brings an entirely new scale and scope of opportunity to each partner—and to the populations and programs they serve. Avancera Partners provide administrative support to the MedSurplus Alliance.  Avancera is located in Boulder, Colorado, and is incorporated as a 501©(3) nonprofit, charitable organization.

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