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Global Health Reach was founded in 2015 by Wade Becker and Art Campsey, III in San Antonio, TX.

Wade Becker
Executive Director, Co-Founder

Wade is co-founder and Executive Director of Global Health Reach, and is currently enrolled in the doctorate of osteopathic medicine program at University of the Incarnate Word School of Medicine. Global Health Reach would not exist without Wade’s determination and love for others. Prior dsc00701to forming GHR, Wade volunteered with several other nonprofits and has led dozens of medical teams to Asia, Central America and South America. Over the last decade, Wade has visited some of the most beautiful and remote areas of six continents, and seeing these areas inspired him to want to improve the lives of the people he met. Wade excels at managing large-scale projects and creative logistical solutions, and has put his expertise to use by creating a nonprofit that is dedicated to long-term global health improvement projects. Wade has a BS in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and has spent his professional career as a consultant in the oil & gas field. After building a successful career in the consulting world, Wade realized that his true love is helping others, and started medical school in 2018. Wade has worked tirelessly to make GHR an organization that can be trusted with the health of those in need, and the donations of time and money from those who share his passion of making the world a better place.

Art Campsey, III, PA-C
Operations Director, Co-Founder

dsc00738-1Art Campsey, III is GHR’s co-founder and Operations Director and is responsible for the day-to-day operations. If Wade is the brains of GHR, Art is the heart of it. Art holds a BS in Exercise Sport Science from Texas State University and a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Prior to completing his MPAS, Art spent eight years teaching high school biology and coaching athletics, where he realized the importance of clear communication, compassion for others and a love of giving. Art now uses those skills in his family medicine practice in San Antonio, where he loves his patients and co-workers alike, and enjoys the diversity and challenges of managing both acute and chronic conditions commonly seen in South/Central Texas. Art’s first medical mission trip to India in 2011 sparked a fire of compassionate care that guides his mission to lead the GHR family of volunteers, and reach out to each and every person he can.

Daniel Kellum, Jr., MD
Medical Director

dsc00717-1Danny Kellum, Jr. is Global Health Reach’s Medical Director and oversees the GHR Medical Advisory Board. Danny is first and foremost a family man and father of four, though he treats his employees and patients as an extension of his own family. Danny played collegiate basketball at St. Mary’s University where he earned a BS in Biology. He graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio medical school, and completed the John Peter Smith Family Medicine residency in Dallas, TX. Practicing primary care medicine in the San Antonio area for more than 20 years, Danny continues a rich tradition of providing health care that his father started decades ago. As the President of Kellum Physician Partners — a growing family medicine and Ob/Gyn practice — Danny continues to improve each life he comes in touch with. Danny is inspired by improving health care globally and energized by teaching new providers the many lessons he’s learned, both in life and in health care. Ultimately, Danny is devoted to making GHR a first-class non-profit by treating everyone like family.

Tina Lawson, RN
Team Leader Coordinator

Tina is GHR’s team leader guru! She is the friendly face that many GHR volunteers communicate with on a regular basis, and has established relationships with hotels, restaurants and other venders in Guatemala that make GHR’s Guatemala experience seamless. Tina has been with GHR from the beginning; she was a member of GHR’s founding trips to both Guatemala and Vietnam, and has developed our Team Leader Training Program. Tina earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University in 1998 and is a registered nurse, having worked in many areas of medicine, from psychiatry to ICU. Tina has traveled the world and has volunteered in six countries on four continents. Giving back and paying it forward is her purpose. While Tina cherishes every trip she has volunteered on over the past 15 years, Guatemala has become one of her favorite destinations…”I love each village, we see repeat patients that need medical care and they know we are returning in 3 months “. She knew she wanted to be a team leader for trips from the beginning. “I am a people person & I am excited to show others what I am so passionate about.”

Staci DeFabis, BSN, CRRN
Team Leader

Staci has been with GHR since 2017 but has been a supporter of GHR from day-one. Staci currently lives in Indiana with her husband, four boys and three dogs, and is excited about her first granddaughter coming soon. Staci has worked her way up the educational ladder in healthcare: she started as a CNA in 1990, then License Practical Nurse from St. Anthony Hospital School of Nursing in 1995, then earned an Associate Science of Nursing from Indiana University in 2002, followed by a Bachelors in Nursing from University of Southern Indiana in 2015, and finally a CRRN (certified rehabilitation registered nurse). Staci has extensive experience working in gerontology, surgery, school nurse, rehabilitation and Staci has been an associate professor, teaching Medical Law and Ethics. Staci’s love is Gerontology, which holds a special place in her heart. Staci has volunteered on medical mission in three countries on two continents. “After my first trip, I wanted to be more involved in helping other volunteers have an amazing experience, so becoming a team leader is a great way to achieve that goal. I began medical mission trips to holistically take care of others less fortunate than ourselves, as individuals and as a community, and GHR has given me the opportunity to see these dreams come true”.