Brendon Tucker
Project Manager, Reynosa

Tucker's ability to problem-solve has been a central part of GRM’s response in Mexico and Central America.

Tucker began working at the US/Mexico border in 2018 helping start Team Brownsville, where he cooked and walked food and supplies to the first wave of Asylum Seekers in Matamoros. In 2019 he co-founded Resource Center Matamoros and worked as camp manager in the Matamoros refugee camp where he met weekly with migrant delegations to build out community-based solutions to the problems within the camp. Throughout 2019 he volunteered with Proyecto Corazón to help asylum seekers navigate the legal system and process legal documents for court during the first MPP.

Tucker began his tenure with GRM as a logistician in Matamoros, where he devised a multi-person sink that has now been adopted by UNHCR, implemented SPHERE standards for WASH, and created a sanitation program to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the Matamoros refugee camp that has been replicated in other communities around the globe.

From there, Tucker took on the role of Project Manager in Reynosa, where more than 6,000 people are stranded between a makeshift outdoor encampment and several shelters. Since starting the project there is now a team of local Doctors, in-house psych care, an in-house prenatal care program, a robust referral system built in partnership with the TAM health department, and a dedicated follow-up care system in place.

Tucker leads GRM's Reynosa medical response - overseeing security protocols, volunteer physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as local partners - to deliver evidence-based care at all sites daily. Tucker is hands-down one of the most impactful members of GRM's team. He embodies selfless service at all times and brings a spirit of compassion and enthusiasm even on the most difficult of days.


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.