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Episode 24: Erica Tavares

Senior Director of Institutional Advancement, International Medical Corps
Jun 25, 2019

International Medical Corps is a global, nonprofit, humanitarian aid organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering by providing emergency medical services, as well as healthcare training and development programs, to those in great need. A preeminent First Responder, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those struck by disaster, working with them to recover, rebuild and gain the skills and tools required for self-reliance.

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As a private sector company or as an NGO, how you’re going to respond, what that’s going to look like and having those partnerships in place prior to a disaster happening is probably one of the most important aspects of making sure that you have a successful partnership response.

In this episode, we turn back the clock to October 2018 when the world was recovering from several major natural disasters, including Hurricane Florence in the U.S. and the September earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. Host Danielle Holly and International Medical Corps (IMC) Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Erica Tavares take this opportunity to explore cross-sector partnerships focused on disaster relief. Erica shares her experiences working on skilled volunteering projects such as a partnership with JPMorgan Chase to maintain and scale IMC’s emergency field hospital. Danielle and Erica also discuss the importance of taking the time to invest in long-term partnerships and the increased emphasis on disaster preparedness in addition to immediate relief efforts.

To learn more about International Medical Corps, visit internationalmedicalcorps.org.