Greg Hodgson, Executive Director
Greg Hodgson, the founder of GHI, has extensive experience in international project management. After completing a graduate degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, Greg served as Vice President for Operations & Engineering at Adventist World Radio. He has managed projects in over 30 countries, and speaks several languages. Under Greg’s leadership, GHI has grown from its start in 2005 to include projects in five countries and engaged over 2,000 volunteers.
Dave Watson, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Watson serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Global Health Initiatives. Partnering with health care organizations and facilities within several overseas countries such as Peru, Rwanda, Nepal, Tanzania, Puerto Rico and Cuba he works with GHI to extend the healing ministry of Christ by strengthening existing health facilities and services in developing countries, and by nurturing the health of the people in those communities through local partnerships.
Kim Kennedy, Development Officer
Kim went on her first Global Health Initiatives trip in 2007 while her family lived in Iquitos, Peru for the summer. Since then she’s been a frequent Nepal and Peru volunteer and financial supporter of GHI. As a Development Officer for GHI, Kim is on a mission to inspire joyful giving that transform lives by loving God and serving people. Kim thrives in sharing the impact of GHI’s work to individuals who have a passion for the poor and vulnerable.
Kristen Carroll, Travel Coordinator
Kristen first heard of GHI while working as a physical therapist at Littleton Adventist Hospital in 2008. She was inspired by the idea of helping people in underserved communities around the world have the same access to health care that we are lucky enough to have here in the States. When the GHI Travel Coordinator position became available she jumped at the chance to be a part of this mission. She enjoys meeting GHI’s trip participants, sharing in their excitement for the trip, and ensuring that the week goes as smoothly as possible.