By Jason Chernock, Director of Programs and Partnerships On October 7th, in the early morning hours, Israel suffered a devastating terrorist attack at the hands of armed Hamas militants. Hamas launched thousands of rockets toward Israel and breached through the perimeter fence of Gaza at multiple locations. Members of Hamas entered Israeli towns, communities, and […]
By Charles Redding, CEO & President In 2021, the Emergency Event Database (EM-DAT) recorded 432 disastrous events related to natural hazards worldwide. Overall, these accounted for 10,492 deaths, affected 101.8 million people, and caused approximately $252.1 billion in economic losses. Asia was the most severely impacted continent, suffering 40% of all disaster events and accounting […]
By Charles Redding, CEO & President It has been nearly 6 months now since MedShare initiated its disaster relief protocol on February 24, 2022, to provide critical, life-saving medical supplies and equipment to those impacted by the crisis in Ukraine. To date MedShare has provided over $2 million in humanitarian aid to countless individuals and […]
By Charles Redding, CEO & President This past spring the country of India underwent a massive surge in COVID cases, almost exclusively as a result of the rapid spread of the Delta variant. The numbers spiked to more than 400,000 daily cases this past spring and experts estimated that the true figure could be more […]
By Charles Redding, CEO & President On August 14, 2021, a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck western Haiti causing over 1400 casualties, 6900 injuries and widespread disaster. MedShare, along with other humanitarian aid organizations, are actively responding to this disaster to once again provide critical medical aid to victims and health workers. When natural disasters […]
By Errika Moore, senior program officer, prosperous people, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta For the past few months the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has worked directly with multiple school districts to understand the changing needs of students and teachers in real time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our diverse 26 districts across the region are […]
By Charles Redding Who can forget the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010? With approximately 3 million people affected, this was the most devastating natural disaster ever experienced in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Roughly 250,000 lives were lost, and 300,000 people were injured. About 1.5 million individuals […]
By Charles Redding When natural disasters strike vulnerable areas around the world, MedShare is poised to respond quickly and effectively. We are in a unique position to equip first responders in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster and partner with local institutions and government agencies to support long-term recovery and rebuild capacity. Many areas […]
By Maria Saporta
MedShare, a humanitarian aid organization that recycles and distributes medical supplies around the world, has a new CEO and president – Charles Redding.
Redding has been serving as chief operating officer of the organization since 2012. His new role is effective immediately.
He succeeds Meridith Rentz, who served as the organization’s president and CEO for the past three years. “Meridith resigned in early April to spend more time with her family,” MedShare spokeswoman Andrea Berry said in an email.
By Maria Saporta
Friday, August 19, 2011
MedShare, one of Atlanta’s nonprofit gems in the field of global health, hopes to become a model of how an organization can transition from an entrepreneurial founder to a management-savvy CEO.
A.B. Short, a serial nonprofit entrepreneur, co-founded MedShare in 1998. About a year ago, he decided it would be best to hand the reins to someone who could lead the organization in its next phase.
“I have seen more than once when a founder stayed too long and lost their vision,” Short said. “I wanted to leave while I was very successful and while I was still loved.”
By Charles Redding, MedShare CEO & President Worldwide, over a million children are born with congenital heart disease every year. Millions more are affected by rheumatic heart disease, which is a disease that results from damage to heart valves caused by one or several episodes of rheumatic fever. While most heart defects can now be […]
For decades, visionary leaders have showcased how Atlanta is a center for global health. The vision still holds true – despite a setback with the dismantling of the Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI).
By Charles Redding, CEO & President By now everyone has watched in horror while wildfires devastated the city of Lahaina, Hawaii. By all accounts, the wildfires are the deadliest in U.S. history. At least 114 people have been confirmed dead, and officials estimate that more than 1,000 could still be unaccounted for. This is a […]
By Charles Redding, MedShare CEO & President Haiti is the most impoverished country in the Western Hemisphere. Close to 60 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. Finding enough food to eat, clean water to drink, a safe place to live and quality health care can be both a challenge and just a […]
By Charles Redding, CEO & President Medical equipment is essential for safe and effective prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. It is vital for healthcare facilities to have functioning medical equipment that is safe, dependable, and available for diagnostic procedures, therapy, treatment, and monitoring of patients. However, there continues to be a significant gap in the […]
By Charles Redding, MedShare CEO & President Every day, approximately 830 women die in childbirth worldwide, and some 7,000 infants perish within the first month of their lives, with even more becoming gravely ill or suffering serious injury. Many of these deaths are the result of infections that could have been prevented with education and […]
The founding CEO of the Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI) – Maria Thacker-Goethe – is stepping down from that leadership role for personal and family reasons.
By Guest Columnist DR. LOUIS SULLIVAN, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and president emeritus of the Morehouse School of Medicine. If you have visited the Atlanta BeltLine, you have seen firsthand a wonderful example of the impact of creating and implementing a vision. What began as a senior design project by an […]
By Charles Redding, MedShare CEO & President April 27, 2023, is World Health Day and the 75th anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1948, many countries of the world came together and founded WHO to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable populations so everyone, everywhere could attain […]
By Charles Redding On February 6, at 4:17am, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey and northern Syria. This is the region’s most powerful earthquake recorded since 1939, with at least 78 aftershocks and a second 7.5 magnitude earthquake reported. In Syria, the earthquake affected a region where 4.1 million people were already dependent on […]