Kevin Hazzard
Board Member

For 10 years, Kevin worked as a paramedic in Atlanta’s 911 service, both riding an ambulance and picking up shifts as an Emergency Room Tech at Grady Memorial Hospital, one of the Southeast’s largest Level I trauma centers. In addition to traumas and burns, the hospital specialized in respiratory and sickle cell emergencies.

Kevin is currently in nursing school and has a particular interest in public health and Infectious Disease. For as long as he can remember, he’s been a writer and has published three books, written for numerous television shows and podcasts, and works as a newspaper and magazine journalist.

Most of his free time is spent in the mountains, particularly the Tetons and Sierra Nevada, backpacking and rafting. Since 2020, he’s assisted GRM with public relations and social media efforts, helping to crystallize the story of GRM and its volunteers.

For Kevin, GRM has always represented the tremendous good people are capable of, even in horrific conditions—a lesson he first learned on an ambulance. For him, the must-have items when in the field are a notebook (for observations), a stethoscope (for assessments), and epinephrine (for my outrageous bee allergy!)


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.