Andrea Leiner
Deputy Director & Chief Program Officer,

Andrea serves as Deputy Director for GRM, overseeing organizational strategy and communications, programming and operations, and GRM’s academic training programs. Andrea holds a Master's Degree as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner with a post-Master’s in Adult Gerontology Acute Care from the University of Miami with a BA in Biology from Columbia University.

Andrea’s clinical home has been in the Emergency Department over the last eight years with a focus on low-resource health delivery and humanitarian deployments over four continents. Andrea is an established speaker at national and international academic conferences, published for her work on COVID-19 prevention strategies and clinical guidelines for refugee camps, and participates in multiple working groups aimed at the improvement of emergency response and capacity building in high-risk, low-resource environments.


We are in Gaza and Ukraine.

Yesterday, GRM founder Pete Reed and was killed in Bakhmut, Ukraine.

Yesterday, GRM founder Pete Reed was killed in Bakhmut, Ukraine. Pete was the bedrock of GRM, serving as Board President for 4 years. In January, Pete stepped away from GRM to work with Global Outreach Doctors on their Ukraine mission and was killed while rendering aid.

This is a stark reminder of the perils rescue and aid workers face in conflict zones as they serve citizens caught in the crossfire. Pete was just 33 years old, but lived a life in service of others, first as a decorated US Marine and then in humanitarian aid. GRM will strive to honor his legacy and the selfless service he practiced.

We fully support Pete’s family, friends, and colleagues during this devastating time.