MedShare welcomes former NGO Executive Director as Regional Director in California.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN LEANDRO, California. – MedShare has appointed Eric Talbert as the new Western Regional Director. He will serve as Director effective February 27, 2017. Mr. Talbert has over a dozen years of nonprofit communications, volunteer management, and fundraising experience. This experience includes collaborative projects featured on 60 Minutes, HBO, and NBC Nightly News as well as mentions in Forbes, TIME, and The New York Times Magazine. In addition to local Bay Area media like KQED, The San Francisco Examiner, and Hoodline, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and MSNBC have interviewed Mr. Talbert.
Mr. Talbert has a personal history with MedShare, having helped send medical supplies to Afghanistan and Sierra Leone in 2011 and 2012 to build healthcare capacity in the regions. As Western Regional Director, he will be responsible for leading fundraising efforts in MedShare’s Western Region, creating and fostering community partnerships, and supporting operations in San Leandro. As a member of MedShare’s senior leadership team, he will report directly to Charles Redding, the CEO & President. Mr. Talbert’s extensive experience and personal dedication to international aid make him a valuable addition to MedShare’s team and an asset to MedShare’s mission.
Mr. Talbert holds a bachelors degree in Psychology from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with minor studies in Anthropology and a master’s degree in Media & Communication from The European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. He received the University of Nevada, Las Vegas's College of Liberal Arts Alumnus of the Year Award and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - San Francisco/Bay Area (YNPNsfba) Young Executive Director of the Year Award. A proud board member of the Association of Fundraising Professional's (AFP) Golden Gate Chapter based in San Francisco, Mr. Talbert is also a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and has a Certificate in Principals and Techniques of Fundraising.
MedShare is a 501c(3) humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities, and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world. For more information, please visit the organization’s website at www.medshare.org.