Krystal Garvin
Interim Executive Director

Krystal is an accomplished nonprofit leader with a background in humanitarian aid and refugee response. She holds a master’s degree in Middle East Politics from SOAS, University of London, and has extensive experience in program development and implementation, budget management, and operations.

Krystal is driven to alleviate suffering and improve access to vital services in underserved communities, especially in high-risk, low-resource environments. She has led strategic initiatives to address complex humanitarian issues on refugee integration, livelihoods, and education within marginalized communities for international NGOs throughout Europe and the Middle East.

In her spare time, Krystal can be found outdoors (skiing, surfing, hiking in the mountains with her dog) and reading.


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.