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Who We Are

Task Force for Global Health

The MedSurplus Alliance is a program of The Task Force for Global Health. The Task Force, which is an affiliate of Emory University, has been a pioneer in global health since its founding 32 years ago, and it currently reaches hundreds of millions of people in 151 countries through programs focusing on neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, field epidemiology, public health informatics, and health workforce development. The organization collaborates with partners in diverse sectors, including pharmaceutical companies and health agencies in other countries, on comprehensive disease control and elimination programs. Major funders include governments, foundations, and corporations.

MedSurplus Alliance

The MedSurplus Alliance (MSA) is a cross-sector alliance that works collaboratively to improve access to quality donated medical products through accreditation, capacity-building, management and technology solutions, and leadership. Our work is organized by strategic initiatives and projects that aim to increase medical product donations' efficiency, value, scope, and quality. Visit the MSA Initiatives page to learn more.

MedSurplus Alliance Leadership  Council

The MSA operates under the guidance of a cross-sector Leadership Council that includes medical surplus recovery organization leaders and stakeholders from the healthcare, private, public, manufacturing, and academic sectors.

2020-2021 Council Members

Chris Palombo, Leadership Council Chair

Chief Executive Officer, Dispensary of Hope


Greg Folz, CCRP

Co-Founder, Cardiovascular Research Consortium, LLC; Chair & Founder Kits4Life Advisory Council

Susan Huber

SVP, Sponsorship, Ascension, President, Ascension Global Mission


Britta Latz

Executive Director, MedWish International


Dr. Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI

President and Chief Executive Officer, Task Force for Global Health

Charles Redding

President and Chief Executive Officer, MedShare International, Inc.

Ozzy Samad

President, Brother's Brother Foundation

Denise Sears, MHA

President & CEO, SOS International

Walter Ulrich,

President & CEO at Medical Bridges, Inc.

Dr. John H. Vande Vate, Phd. Operations Research

Executive Director of EMIL-SCS, GeorgiaTech College of Engineering

Barbara Wallace, Standards and Accreditation Committee Chair

Vice President, Interaction (Retired) 

Lori Warrens,

MedSurplus Alliance Program Director, MedSurplus Alliance (non-voting member)

Standards & Accreditation Program Leadership

The MedSurplus Alliance Standards & Accreditation Committee provides independent oversight of the MSA Standards and Accreditation programs.​  

Barbara WallaceCommittee Chair

Vice President, Membership & Standards, InterAction (retired)

Lori Burnett,  MPA, MEd, PMP

Accreditation and Quality Improvement Team Lead TEPHINET's Accreditation and Quality Improvement team.


Dr. ​Brenda A. Leath, DPS, MHSA, PMP 

Biomedical Ethicist & Health Policy StrategistPresident & CEO, Leath & Associates


Justin Holder 

Compliance Manager, Dispensary of Hope

Georgia Winson, M.S., LCPC

Past Chair, MedSurplus Alliance

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