MedShare is an innovative nonprofit with a dual mission to deliver surplus medical supplies to underserved populations around the world while lessening the impact of medical waste in the U.S. The organization mobilizes over 12,000 community volunteers each year, and has sent almost 700 40-foot containers of humanitarian aid to needy health facilities in 87 countries.
Ms. Rentz comes to MedShare from her position as Chief Operating Officer of the Points of Life Institute, a $40 million annual operating budget organization with 170 employees in offices in New York, Washington D.C., and Atlanta. Prior to her time at the Points of Light Institute, Meridith was Vice Chair of Administration and Executive Administrator of the Emory University Department of Medicine. Meridith previously worked in the Healthcare Strategy and Operations Practice at Deloitte Consulting, and she was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina earning her B.A. in Economics. She also holds both an MBA and a Masters of Public Health from Emory University.
“With gratitude and admiration to A.B. for our first 13 years and genuine excitement for the future that Meridith and staff can create together, the Board of Trustees recommits itself to the mission of providing greater access to quality healthcare in the developing world while making strides in improving our environment,”
Mr. Short determined last year that he wanted to step out of the CEO role and day to day management responsibilities to pursue other opportunities either inside or outside the organization. He will move on to his next act of social entrepreneurship on September 1, 2011.
Boardwalk Consulting and Mr. Sam Pettway assisted the MedShare Board of Trustees with the search.
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MedShare bridges the gap between surplus and need, to improve healthcare and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to those most in need. For more information, visit http://www.medshare.org.