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Officers and Advisors

  • Caroline Leadmon

    Dental Brigades President

    Hi! My name is Caroline Leadmon and I am a junior Biochemistry major from Hurricane, WV.

    Caroline Leadmon’s Bio

  • Paraag Gupta

    Medical Brigades President

    Hello! My name is Paraag Gupta and I'm a senior Biomedical Engineering student from Weirton, WV.

    Paraag Gupta’s Bio

  • David Laub

    Dental Brigades Vice President

    Hello, I’m David! I’m a junior biology major and English and Spanish double minor from Martinsburg, WV.

    David Laub’s Bio

  • Keanan Allen

    Medical Brigades Vice President

    Hey Guys! My name is Keanan Allen and I am a junior Biology and Chinese dual major from Wayne, Nebraska. This will be my third year traveling with Global Medical and Dental Brigades.

    Keanan Allen’s Bio

  • Professor Daniel Brewster


    Hi. My name is Daniel Brewster and I am a teaching instructor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. I serve as the advisor for both the Global Medical and Global Dental Brigades, respectively. These two organizations represent the international Global Brigades non-profit.

    Professor Daniel Brewster’s Bio

  • Kareem Wasef


    Hey! My name is Kareem Wasef and I am a sophomore Biology major from Morgantown, WV.

    Kareem Wasef’s Bio

  • Jacob Workman

    Triage Co-Chair

    My name is Jacob Workman and I am a junior Biology major with a minor in Sociology from Morgantown, West Virginia.

    Jacob Workman’s Bio

  • Jimmy Bishop

    Triage Co-Chair

    Hi! My name is Jimmy Bishop and I am a Senior Exercise Physiology Major from Hedgesville, WV. This year I will be serving as the Triage Co-Chair for the 2018-19 Global Medical Brigade.

    Jimmy Bishop’s Bio

  • Mason Tincher

    Triage Co-Chair

    Hello, my name is Mason Tincher. I was born and raised in Lewisburg, West Virginia but currently call Morgantown my home. I am a current senior majoring in Exercise Physiology with two minors in Biology and History.

    Mason Tincher’s Bio

  • Dylan Thomas

    Charla Co-Chair

    I am a senior in the pre-medical and Spanish programs at West Virginia University and I am from Parkersburg, WV.

    Dylan Thomas’s Bio

  • Nick Miller

    Charla Co-Chair

    Hello! My name is Nick Miller, and I am an Immunology and Medical Microbiology student from Hedgesville, WV.

    Nick Miller’s Bio

  • Morgan Hambel

    Charla Co-Chair

    Hey ya'll! My name is Morgan Hambel, and I am a junior majoring in Speech Pathology, with a minor in Special Education and a certificate in Disability Studies. I plan on applying to the PeaceCorps after graduate school and teaching English to children around the world.

    Morgan Hambel’s Bio

  • Professor Rachel Nieman


    Hi there! My name is Rachel Nieman, and I served as a faculty chaperone for the 2018 Global Medical and Dental Brigades trip to Matagalpa, Nicaragua. I work at the College of Business and Economics as the Director of Recruitment and Retention.

    Professor Rachel Nieman’s Bio

  • Professor Blair Dowler


    Hi there! I am Blair Dowler, and I am the communications specialist for the WVU College of Business and Economics, an adjunct instructor in the WVU Department of Marketing and freelance writer for West Virginia Executive Magazine.

    Professor Blair Dowler’s Bio

  • Professor Christine Jacobs

    Instructor of Support

    Hi! My name is Christine Jacobs and I am a prevention education specialist at the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion tasked with violence prevention efforts, victim advocacy, and diversity initiatives at the University. I also serve as an instructor for the WVU Peer Advocate course through the Center for Service and Learning and serve as the faculty adviser for the Filipino Student Association.

    Professor Christine Jacobs’s Bio

  • Dr. Matthew Wilson

    Instructor of Support

    My name is Matthew Wilson, and I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science.

    Dr. Matthew Wilson’s Bio

  • Professor Genesis Snyder

    Instructor of Support

    Hello, my name is Genesis Snyder. I am a teaching instructor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at WVU.

    Professor Genesis Snyder’s Bio

  • Kallie Nealis

    Instructor of Support

    Hi! My name is Kallie Nealis, and I work for University Relations as a social media specialist. After traveling to Matagalpa for the 2018 Global Medical and Dental Brigades trip as a graduate student, I am grateful to serve as a chaperone for brigades to Honduras and Ghana in 2019.

    Kallie Nealis’s Bio