About Us

Our goal is to eliminate global health disparities that contribute to high morbidity and mortality in the developing world. At GHS we culminate solutions to global health disparities through collaboration, contemporary thought, and unconventional application of advanced technologies, logistics and management.

Board

Roger Williams II - Executive Officer

A student of Theology at the Master's College and Seminary; a student of Global Health at Copenhagen University; a student of Nonprofit Management at UCLA — Roger Williams II served as a Combat Field Medic in the US Army Medical Corp and received the Army Achievement Medal for meritorious service during REFORGER 1982.

As Executive Officer at Global Human Services (GHS), his work involves international diplomatic relations in connection with development and deployment of interventional global health initiatives. Today, GHS is engaged in implementation of international projects ranging from Central America to West Africa. Roger has distinguished himself as a committed leader and dedicated humanitarian focused on improving the lives of the poor wherever they may be in the world.

Lorraine Williams, MD, MPH - Medical Officer

Lorraine M. Williams, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S. is a board certified Otolaryngologist who has been practicing Pediatric Otolaryngology for the last 9 years. Dr. Smith received her Bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) from the Howard University College of Liberal Arts where she became a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Dr. Williams is the Associate Director of the Pediatric division of OHNI, as well as a member of the Pediatric Otolaryngology panel and Pediatric Surgical Services at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. In 2007, Dr. Williams was recruited to the prestigious Osborne Head and Neck Institute to enhance their general Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology Division, after serving as the first Chief of Otolaryngology for the Cedars Sinai Medical Group. She is a diplomate of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Society of University Otolaryngologists. Dr. Williams-Smith holds professorships at the Charles Drew University and at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She currently serves as an Assistant Dean at Charles Drew University where she is also the Chair of the Urban Underserved College experience. She has received multiple awards and is one of the youngest recipients of the "Excellence in Medical Education" award given at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

John Carrick – Finance Officer

John's extensive experience as an attorney and investment banker, combined with his specific knowledge of real estate and financial markets, affords him a powerful macroscopic perspective. Whether the issue is law or business related, concerns equity or debt financing, or implicates commercial or residential asset classes, John has functioned at the highest levels in a variety of real estate-related capacities. In all, John has successfully executed real estate transactions totaling more than $75 billion. John is currently Managing Director, Capital Markets at Cohen Financial, former Founder and Managing Director, Structured Finance Group at Studley, Inc., and Senior Vice President, Mortgage-Backed Securities at Countrywide Securities Corporation.

Eric Van Ginkel – Legal Affairs Officer

Mediator and arbitrator specialized in domestic and international commercial dispute resolution. Adjunct Professor of Law at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution of Pepperdine University School of Law (Arbitration, ADR Survey, International Investment Disputes, Introduction to the Legal Process, and International Commercial Dispute Resolution). Visiting Fellow, Advanced Mediation, Law School, City University of Hong Kong. Trainer, Mediating the Litigated Case seminar (Straus Institute). Eric serves as General Counsel to GHS and is a member, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, & Orange County Bar Associations, and the Los Angeles and Orange County chapters of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and the Federal Bar Association.

Rab Razzak, MD – Medical Officer

Rab Razzak, MD, is a Hospitalist with the Inpatient Specialty Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In his spare time, he also practices in palliative and hospice medicine. Rab is a Clinical Instructor at the School of Medicine, UCLA. In addition to engaging and empowering Muslims via MECA SoCal and Muslims for Progressive Values, he is involved in many global and domestic causes including serving as former board of Doctors for America (a grassroots physician's organization that activates physicians and medical students to engage in healthcare activism), alumni/board of trustee at Tri-County Scholarship Fund (provides financial support to deserving and economically disadvantaged children Northern New Jersey to attend parochial school), board of advisors to Global Human Services (humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the poorest people in the world), and Co-lead to Young Black Men's Group (committee of young black men in LA that aims to empower and engage SoCal youth to improve their educational and career pursuits).

Jessica Handy – Public Relations Officer

Jessica Handy is a former commercial property manager now the Director of West Coast Operations for a national sustainable building consulting firm. Jessica began volunteering in high school while the president of her school's Key Club. Over the years her volunteer commitments have included public relations for a start-up Habitat for Humanity affiliate where she sold a lot of cookbooks and toolbelts at dozens of holiday church bizarres, she served as president of her college alumni chapter in New York City and she has just completed her thirteenth year preparing taxes with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Ms. Handy is a graduate of the University of Washington and has her MS from the John Jay School of Criminal Justice.

Jeffry Gould – General Business Officer

Jeff is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in finance. He is a a licensed California commercial real estate broker, a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and LEED Accredited Professional (Green Building Designation). As a commercial real estate advisor in Los Angeles Jeff works closely with property owners, investors and developers to establish key strategies and initiatives with their properties and portfolios. Throughout his career Jeff has thrived to incorporate community outreach, philanthropy and volunteer work into his life. He has served on a number of non-profit Boards including the San Fernando Valley Green Team, The US Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter and has also volunteered at the West Valley Food Pantry and other Food Banks throughout Los Angeles.

Rachel Taylor – Federal Liaison Officer

Ms. Taylor has served as the Chair of the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board's (FEB) Equal Employment Opportunity Committee for over ten years. She is currently a trainer for the FEB Smart program. She has conducted training classes/seminars for Los Angeles Federal Executive Board, United States Air Force, Defense Contract Management District West, U. S. Department of Justice, U.S. Customs Service, and Government Performance Summit West. She continues to train managers and supervisors for the Defense Contract Audit Institute. She is currently Regional Equal Employment Opportunity Manager with the Defense Contract Audit Agency's Western Region, and a Certified Arbitrator, Mediator and Educator with over 25 years ADR experience encompassing over 800 Diverse Business and Labor/Employment disputes.

Lee Ann Swartz – GHS South Africa

Lee Ann has served with GHS since 2008 in the capacity of development and strategic planning for South Africa. She manages "end-to-end" logistics process in connection with marketing activities. Lee Ann has training in business economics, and marketing. As a volunteer, Lee Ann has worked with habitat for humanity in South Africa, building and constructing homes for the poor.

Michelle Nurse – Logistics Officer

Michelle graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA in 2003. Since then, Michelle has been working in the international logistics field. She first started at a Philadelphia, PA based company handling imports of commercial goods from Europe and Asia. Following that, Michelle moved to the Washington, DC area and started working for Logenix International.

At the start of her career at Logenix, Michelle provided logistical support for one of USAID's largest ever medical clinic supply efforts. Michelle traveled to Amman, Jordan to assist in the process of kitting over 150,000 medical items and arranging deliver to 600 clinics throughout Iraq. In her past 9 years in the logistics industry, Michelle has worked primarily in handling shipments of goods and personal effects to and from developing regions all over the world.

Dr. Audley A. Espeut – GHS Special Advisor

Dr. Espeut is the Managing Director and major principal of International Business Development, LLC and has experience in management, international trade and program development. His professional involvements span the areas of financial management, business trade/research and program monitoring and evaluation

He worked 27 years with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), an International Development Bank that serves Caribbean Regional Members States in their financial, technical, economic and social development. At the Bank he was concerned to a large extent with project/program appraisal, analysis, implementation and evaluation.

Dr. Espeut holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics; MBA in Finance and Investment and Ph. D. in Management. He attended the City University of New York; the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University.

Anthony Dizon – GHS Washington, D.C.

Mr. Dizon, a Management Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, works in the areas of Technology Strategy, Advanced Analytics and Media and Telecommunications across the Civil, Defense, and Commercial markets. He has assisted clients and organizations with highly visible projects to integrate next generation technology and industry standards and best practices to improve the business and mission efficiency.

Mr. Dizon has served as Chair of the Booz Allen Hamilton Asian and Pacific American Forum Business Development & Community Outreach Committee, volunteered with Compass Incorporated, a non-profit that provides pro-bono consulting services to DC area non-profit organizations, and served on the Board of Directors of First Tee, a youth development program dedicated to providing young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop, through golf and character education.

Samuel Ransom – Corporate Liaison

Samuel is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy (B.S. – Management). He served our nation as an acquisitions officer for five years, managing the budget and requirements $975M Global Broadcast Service program, and leading development, integration, and deployment of the Milstar satellite (Flight 4) program – a $800M project. He attained his MBA from Loyola Marymount University and has worked in project management and systems engineering at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

Samuel received numerous awards and recognition during his military career and SAIC tenure, including being selected for SAIC's prestigious 21st Century Leadership program – a program designed to target and cultivate the company’s top assets for executive-level leadership positions. Currently, Samuel is a technical project leader for Integrated Data Systems, entrusted with leading the development, testing and deployment of the company's flagship program.

Who we are

We are men and women of many races, nationalities and backgrounds united for the common good of all humanity. People from all walks of life, having diverse cultures, beliefs, and professions are represented among us. Collectively we believe that every human being has an inherent right to food, medicine, clothing and shelter regardless of their geographic, socio-economic or political position.

According to James Wolfensohn, former President of the World Bank, more than 10 million children die each year in the developing world, the vast majority from illnesses that are preventable through good care, nutrition, and medical treatment. The human, economic, and societal costs of ill health are immense. As an interdependent, global community, global health impacts the security, prosperity, and vital interest of the world. Millions of people die prematurely from diseases that are preventable or curable. At relatively little expense many of these people could live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

The Rockefeller Foundation cites fragile health systems and "inefficient global coordination" as factors that have curtailed effective responses to disease outbreaks and pandemics. Additionally, it is well known that even the largest NGOs (alone) cannot adequately address the enormity of global health disparities. Human capacity and inadequate number of trained personnel working on-the-ground weaken the practicability of global health interventions.

Global Human Services is a nonprofit humanitarian services organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the world's most vulnerable populations by providing access to health care services. To address global health disparities we have engineered a modular hospital unit (MHU) that can be strategically deployed to any area of the world. The MHU has high-technology capabilities which allow medical personnel on-the-ground immediate, accurate and comprehensive diagnostic and treatment resources. Additionally, using telehealth systems, the MHU has the capacity to transmit appropriate health information to multiple data centers thus facilitating true "global collaboration".

Many believe that U.S. academic health centers (AHCs) should take a leadership role in global health initiatives. However, critical components leading to success in reduction of global health disparities (GHD) must include international collaboration among academic institutions, ministries of health, economic and grant-making institutions, and diplomatic leaders.

Some of the most successful collaborations in global public health have included:

  • eradicating smallpox in India,
  • immunizing 80 percent of the world's children,
  • eliminating polio in the Americas,
  • and treating more than 46 million people for river blindness.

We believe that through international collaboration, for the first time in history, broad global health disparities can become a thing of the past.

What we do

At GHS we culminate solutions to global health disparities through collaboration, contemporary thought, and unconventional application of advanced technologies, logistics and management. Our goal is to eliminate or significantly reduce global health disparities that contribute to high morbidity and mortality in the developing world. Our goals are accomplished through a strategic organizational management system that deploys appropriate resources where they are most needed. Our overarching goal is to improve health outcomes for marginalized people in the developing world by providing access to quality maternity, infant and young child health services at no cost.

From a broader prospective, achieving our goals requires patient care that is appropriate and effective for many common health problems including Noncommunicable and infectious disease issues.

Each intervention program is developed and carried out in seven distinct phases:

  • Situational awareness and analysis of epidemeology
  • Mission planning and project development
  • Coordination of resources, material acquisition and manpower
  • Logistics and security
  • Execution and deployment
  • Evaluation and reporting
  • Sustainability and resupply of people

We have managed to decrease redundancy by segmenting disciplines among individual teams that contribute comprehensive analysis in each area of responsibility. Each team is dedicated to building a best practices model from a single data source or "country-specific profile". These data are brought together for internal review by the board of directors and then integrated into a comprehensive mission plan. The result is efficient project management that allows us to plan international deployments (missions) quickly and smoothly.