Sam is our Mexico Country Director and oversees all aspects of GRM's operations in Mexico. He began his work with GRM in 2019 as the Project Manager for our Matamoros response, where he managed our work in the camp, including our response to COVID and hurricane Hanna, before moving up as GRM expanded into Reynosa and Tapachula in 2021.
Sam is a combat veteran of the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan and first became involved with GRM towards the end of his military career. With 5 years as a Special Operations Combat Medic in the 75th Ranger Regiment, his focus is on point-of-injury trauma and resource-limited care. He brings the discipline of military special operations experience to GRM where he has proven himself to be an exceptional leader in low-resource and semi-permissive environments.
His leadership style together with his focus on the safety of his team has led to the treatment of tens of thousands of patients who have passed through GRM's clinics in Mexico. His calm approach to difficult situations has brought together a range of actors to ensure the smooth running of GRM's Mexico projects.
As well as Sam's role as country director, he also works on training projects and rapid response. He has presented at the Special Operations Medical Scientific Assembly on our work in Matamoros. Perhaps surprisingly, he also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design.