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.
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
SVP, Sponsorship, Ascension, President, Ascension Global Mission
Executive Director, MedWish International
Dr. Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI
President and Chief Executive Officer, Task Force for Global Health
President and Chief Executive Officer, MedShare International, Inc.
President, Brother's Brother Foundation
Denise Sears, MHA
President & CEO, SOS International
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)
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 Wallace, Committee 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
Compliance Manager, Dispensary of Hope
Georgia Winson, M.S., LCPC
Past Chair, MedSurplus Alliance