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Officers and Advisors

  • Sandrik Tabidze

    Medical Brigades President 2023-present; Triage Co-Chair 2022-2023

    Hello everyone! My name is Sandrik Tabidze and I am a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from Atlanta, GA.

    Sandrik Tabidze’s Bio

  • Laasya Chennuru

    Dental Brigades President: 2024-present; Triage Co-Chair 2023-2024

    Hello! My name is Laasya Chennuru, and I am a junior majoring in biology and psychology from Martinsburg, WV.

    Laasya Chennuru’s Bio

  • Christopher Smith

    Medical Brigades Vice President; Charla CO-Chair 2023-2024

    Hi! My name is Christopher Smith and I am from Point Pleasant, WV. I am a junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Molecular Medicine.

    Christopher Smith’s Bio

  • Amaira Palmer

    Dental Brigades Vice President 2024-present; Fundraising and Supplies CO-Chair 2023-2024

    Hello! My name is Amaira Palmer and I am a sophomore majoring in Immunology & Medical Microbiology from Clendenin, West Virginia.

    Amaira Palmer’s Bio

  • Thomas DeVecchis

    Triage CO-Chair 2024-present; Medical Brigades Vice President 2023-2024; Leadership Support Team Member 2022-2023

    Hi! My name is Thomas DeVecchis and I am from Weirton, WV. I am a Junior at WVU majoring in Immunology and Medical Microbiology.

    Thomas DeVecchis’s Bio

  • Vanessa Mueller

    Global Brigades Campus Chariperson 2023-present and Chief Medical Officer 2023-present; Leadership Support Team Member 2022-2023

    Hi! My name is Vanessa Mueller, and I am a junior biochemistry major with a minor in Nutrition and Food studies from Germantown, Maryland.

    Vanessa Mueller’s Bio

  • Ethan Hamilton

    Fundraising Co-Chair 2024-present; Triage Co-Chair 2023-2024; Leadership Support Team Member 2022-2023

    Hello there! My name is Ethan Hamilton, and I am a Junior Immunology and Medical Microbiology student from Connellsville, Pennsylvania.

    Ethan Hamilton’s Bio

  • Stevie Ball

    Alumni Advisory Committee 2023-2024

    Hi! My name is Steven Ball, and I am a recent WVU alumnus from Barboursville, West Virginia. I majored in and am currently getting my Masters in Exercise Physiology.

    Stevie Ball’s Bio

  • Michelle Wunder

    Alumni Advisory Committee 2023-2024

    Hi! My name is Michelle Wunder and I am from Harpers Ferry, WV. I am also a recent WVU alumni with a BS in Biology and a minor in Psychology.

    Michelle Wunder’s Bio

  • Professor Daniel Brewster

    Professor of "Sociology of Health and Medicine" course required for travel and Advisor for Global Medical Brigades and Global Dental Brigades: Panama in 2015, Nicaragua in 2016, 2018, and 2018, Honduras in 2019 and 2020, Ghana in 2019, and Greece in 2020, Panama 2023, and Honduras 2024.

    Hi. My name is Daniel Brewster and I am a faculty member 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

  • Dr. Rachel Nieman

    INSTRUCTOR OF SUPPORT: Nicaragua 2018, Honduras 2019, Panama 2023, and Honduras 2024

    Hi there! My name is Rachel Nieman, and I served as a faculty chaperone for three WVU Global Medical and Dental Brigades. I work at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics as the Director of Recruitment and Retention.

    Dr. Rachel Nieman’s Bio

  • Kallie Nealis

    Instructor of Support: Nicaragua 2018, Honduras 2019, and Ghana 2019, Panama 2023

    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 served as a chaperone for brigades to Honduras and Ghana in 2019.

    Kallie Nealis’s Bio

  • Dr. Pranav Jain

    Instructor of Support and Medical Support Doctor: Panama 2023 and Honduras 2024; Medical Brigades President 2014-2016

    My name is Pranav Jain and I’m from Fairmont, WV. I’m currently a 3rd year medical student at WVU.

    Dr. Pranav Jain’s Bio

  • Nick Tabidze

    Brigades Photographer and Videographer Honduras 2024; Public Relations Director and Media Specialist 2016-2018

    My name is Nick Tabidze and I am a second year Masters of Science in Journalism student at WVU.

    Nick Tabidze’s Bio