Global Health Reach was founded in 2015 by Wade Becker and Art Campsey, III in San Antonio, TX.
Executive Director, Co-Founder
Wade is co-founder and Executive Director of Global Health Reach, and oversees virtually every decision made on behalf of GHR. Global Health Reach would not exist without Wade’s determination and love for others. Prior to 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 nine years, 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. 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
Art 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
Danny 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.
Jordan W. Abel, MD
Jordan W. Abel serves as the Clinical Director for Global Health Reach and ensures the team provides patients the highest quality care and laboratory results while in the field. Jordan graduated magna cum laude from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a concentration in Voice. He then completed his Doctor of Medicine in 2010 at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and moved to San Antonio for both his Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship, which he completed in 2015 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He currently works at the South Texas Veterans Hospital and University Hospital as an academic hospitalist. Jordan comes from a family of travelers and learned from his mother and father the importance of charity, respect and kindness for others, especially those who are different or less fortunate. Joining GHR has provided the perfect venue to explore different cultures and give back in a powerful way.
Kaitlin Shanklin, RN
Communications Director, Team Leader
Kaitlin is a Registered Nurse from St. Petersburg, Florida. She has been travel nursing through out the United States for a number of years with experience in critical care and emergency nursing. Kaitlin started the nursing world in 2009 as an LPN and worked her way up finally graduating with her Bachelors in nursing from Western Governors University in 2014. Kaitlin has always had a strong passion for helping others as well as immersing herself into other cultures and filling her life with new adventures and experiences. After Kaitlin’s first medical trip 3 years ago, she made it a goal to continue to focus on international outreach, but found it difficult and frustrating at times, that there wasn’t much follow-up within the volunteering world she contributed to. She decided to join Global Health Reach in 2016 and has not looked back. When Kaitlin is not traveling, she likes to spend as much time as possible with her dog, Cheeto, as well as rock climb, backpack, and hike.