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News publications and other organizations are encouraged to reuse Direct Relief-published content for free under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International), given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

When republishing:

  • Include a byline with the reporter’s name and Direct Relief in the following format: "Author Name, Direct Relief." If attribution in that format is not possible, include the following language at the top of the story: "This story was originally published by Direct Relief."
  • If publishing online, please link to the original URL of the story.
  • Maintain any tagline at the bottom of the story.
  • With Direct Relief's permission, news publications can make changes such as localizing the content for a particular area, using a different headline, or shortening story text. To confirm edits are acceptable, please check with Direct Relief by clicking this link.
  • If new content is added to the original story — for example, a comment from a local official — a note with language to the effect of the following must be included: "Additional reporting by [reporter and organization]."
  • If republished stories are shared on social media, Direct Relief appreciates being tagged in the posts:
    • Twitter (@DirectRelief)
    • Facebook (@DirectRelief)
    • Instagram (@DirectRelief)

Republishing Images:

Unless stated otherwise, images shot by Direct Relief may be republished for non-commercial purposes with proper attribution, given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

  • Maintain correct caption information.
  • Credit the photographer and Direct Relief in the caption. For example: "First and Last Name / Direct Relief."
  • Do not digitally alter images.

Direct Relief often contracts with freelance photographers who usually, but not always, allow their work to be published by Direct Relief’s media partners. Contact Direct Relief for permission to use images in which Direct Relief is not credited in the caption by clicking here.

Other Requirements:

  • Do not state or imply that donations to any third-party organization support Direct Relief's work.
  • Republishers may not sell Direct Relief's content.
  • Direct Relief's work is prohibited from populating web pages designed to improve rankings on search engines or solely to gain revenue from network-based advertisements.
  • Advance permission is required to translate Direct Relief's stories into a language different from the original language of publication. To inquire, contact us here.
  • If Direct Relief requests a change to or removal of republished Direct Relief content from a site or on-air, the republisher must comply.

For any additional questions about republishing Direct Relief content, please email the team here.

Leadership

Direct Relief’s President/CEO and its CFO do not sit on the Board of Directors. Both positions report to and serve at the pleasure of the Board.

Moreover, California law assigns specific responsibilities directly to the CFO regarding the organization’s financial management and reporting and requires that these responsibilities remain separate from those of the CEO.

Executive Staff, Direct Relief

  • Thomas Tighe, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Bhupi Singh, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor
  • Dawn Long, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Jonathan Steiner, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Board of Directors (2021-2022), Direct Relief

Under Direct Relief’s bylaws and consistent with legal requirements, all activities and affairs of the organization are managed, and all corporate powers shall be exercised, by or under the direction of the Board of Directors. Among other functions, the Board reviews and approves a strategic plan, annual operating budgets to execute the plan, and all organization policies.

The Board, through written delegations of authority, authorizes the CEO, CFO, or other staff members to manage the day-to-day activities, finances, and operations of the organization, subject to limitations that the Board determines. However, the Board retains direct responsibility for personnel decisions (including compensation) relating to executive staff and may not delegate certain responsibilities, including overall fiduciary responsibility, general oversight, and Board organization and governance.

Directors are volunteers who serve without pay.

  • Pamela Gann, Chair, Professor of Legal Studies, Claremont McKenna; Former President, Claremont McKenna
  • Mark Linehan, Vice Chair, President, Wynmark Company
  • Siri Marshall, Secretary, Former SVP, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer, General Mills
  • Byron Scott, MD, Treasurer, Adjunct Faculty, UMass Amherst School of Management & Jefferson College of Population Health
  • Jane Olson, Assistant Secretary, International Peace and Justice Volunteer
  • Thomas Sturgess, Assistant Treasurer, Executive Chairman, Tiri Group Limited and Blue Star Print Holdings
  • Mary M. Dwyer, Ph.D., President and CEO, IES Abroad
  • Stayce D. Harris, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force, Retired
  • Evan Marwell, CEO, Education Superhighway
  • Jay McGonigle, Former Chair and CEO, Corporate Executive Board
  • Harry McMahon, Senior Advisor, G100 Network; Former Executive Vice Chair, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Annalisa Pizzarello, Senior Vice President of Results Delivery, Amgen
  • Jamie Ruffing, Ph.D., Public Health Office, Epidemiologist, and Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air National Guard
  • Jim Selbert, Co-Founder, Warren & Selbert
  • Steve Weintraub, Certified Financial Planner, Partner in West Coast Financial, LLC
  • Tim Wertner, Senior Vice President, U.S. Operations, FedEx Express

Honorary Board, Direct Relief

  • Sylvia Karczag, President Emeritus
  • Dorothy Adams, Director Emeritus
  • Thomas J. Cusack, Chair Emeriti
  • Richard Godfrey, Chair Emeriti
  • Stanley C. Hatch, Chair Emeriti
  • Angel Iscovich, M.D., Chair Emeriti
  • Dorothy F. Largay, Ph.D, Chair Emeriti
  • Nancy Lessner, Chair Emeriti
  • Rita Moya, Chair Emeriti
  • John Romo, Chair Emeriti
  • Denis Sanan, Chair Emeriti
  • Nancy Schlosser, Chair Emeriti
  • Mark Schwartz, Chair Emeriti

Medical Advisory Council, Direct Relief

  • Byron Scott, MD, MBA, Chair
  • Juan Carlos Alvarenga, MD
  • Federico Antillon, MD, PhD
  • Steve Arrowsmith, MD
  • Hon. Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA
  • Leigh Boehmer, PharmD, BCOP
  • Charity Dean, MD, MPH
  • Elizabeth Duarte, MD
  • Georges Dubuche, MD, MPH
  • Adrian Ebner, MD
  • Paul Farmer, MD, PhD
  • Charles Fenzi, MD
  • Daron Ferris, MD
  • Charles Filipi, MD
  • Lynn Fitzgibbons, MD
  • Susan Fleischman, MD
  • Grace Floutsis, MD
  • Henri Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP
  • Hon. Jaime Galvez Tan, MD, MPH
  • Paul Giboney, MD
  • William C. Gong, Pharm D, FASHP, FCSHP
  • Bert Green, MD
  • Elizabeth Green, RN
  • Dan Greenfield, MD
  • Douglas S. Gross, MD, PhD
  • Cother Hajat, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRCP, FFPH
  • Angel L. Iscovich, MD, FACEP
  • Rosie Jadidian, PharmD
  • Karen Lamp, MD
  • Michael Maguire, MD
  • Laurinda Marshall, RN
  • Sofia Merajver, MD, PhD
  • Carol Millage, PharmD
  • Charles Nicholson, MD
  • Raj Panjabi, MD, MPH
  • Sonak Pastakia, PharmD, MPH, PhD
  • Jamie Ruffing, PhD
  • Bakht Sarwar, MD, MS
  • Ayesha Shaikh, MD, OB/GYN
  • Hambardzum Simonyan, MD
  • Larry Stock, MD, FACEP
  • Elizabeth A. Toro, MD, MPH, OB/GYN
  • David S. Walton, MD, MPH
  • Thomas Weisenburger, MD
  • Beatrice Wiafe Addai, MD, PhD

Fund for Health Equity Advisory Council, Direct Relief

  • Hon. Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, Co-Chair
  • Byron Scott, MD, MBA, Co-Chair
  • Martha Dawson, DNP, MSN, RN, FACHE
  • Jane Delgado, Ph.D., MS
  • Gail Small, JD

Board of Directors, Direct Relief Mexico, A.C.

  • Pamela Gann, Chair
  • Mark Linehan, Vice Chair
  • Siri Marshall, Secretary
  • Byron Scott, MD, Treasurer
  • Thomas Tighe, President and CEO
  • Jim Selbert
  • Felipe Ize
  • Bhupi Singh
  • Cristobal Thompson