MedWish Staff

Carolina Masri

Executive Director 

Carolina Masri, Executive Director, joined MedWish’s team in August 2015 after moving to Cleveland from Miami, Florida. Carolina oversees the heads of the different departments, including, operations, marketing, program development, volunteers, and fundraising. She was born in Venezuela and has been in the nonprofit world for the past 10 years. Her last non-profit journey was with ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2014 she was recognized as one of the 25 most powerful women by People en Español, and in 2019, she was recognized and featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business “Notable Women in Nonprofits”. Carolina currently serves on the board of directors of Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU). She is fluent in Arabic and Spanish. Outside of work, Carolina enjoys international TV shows and traveling with her husband.

Britta Harman Latz

Associate Executive Director

Britta Latz joined the MedWish team in November 2015 as the Director of Business Operations. In March 2018, she transitioned into the role of Associate Executive Director. In this role, Britta oversees business operations , included finances and human resources, and also works with the MedWish team on the internal operations of the MedWish warehouse. In addition to these two roles, Britta served as a summer intern at MedWish in 2009 and 2013, and volunteered on many occasions before joining the staff. Britta has a Master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Commerce with a focus in international development, a graduate certificate in global health, and a Bachelor’s degree in French and Religious Studies.

Jennifer Buck

Director of Operations

Jennifer Buck joined the MedWish team in November 2017 as the Inventory Specialist at MedWish. In April 2018, she transitioned into the role of Humanitarian Aid Program Manager, and in 2020 she became Director of Operations. She directs the supply chain and day to day operations of MedWish, and leads our continuous efforts to improve the operational processes and efficiencies. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Stonybrook in Environmental Studies, with a concentration waste management. Outside of work, Jennifer is an avid hiker, crafter, and reader.

Celena Crytzer

Advancement Assistant

Celena Crytzer joined the MedWish team in June 2019 as the Advancement Assistant. In this role, she provides administrative support to the Advancement and Financial Department, participating in all fundraising activities including donor relations and special events. Prior to joining MedWish, Celena held roles in Social Services, Human Resources and Office Management. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family & Consumer Studies from Kent State University. Outside of work, Celena enjoys reading, traveling, running and spending time with family and friends.

Andrea DeSapri

Procurement Specialist

Andrea joined the MedWish team in April 2021, assuming the role of Procurement Specialist. She has served as a MedWish volunteer and brigade participant over the past several years and is excited to support the MedWish mission in this new capacity. Andrea has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Akron and a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a focus on Nursing Education from Cleveland State University. In addition to her role at MedWish, Andrea works as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator. She loves hikes with her husband and pup, relaxing on the water in a kayak, watching college football, and traveling whenever possible – especially to the National Parks!

Jacob Dzierwa

International Programs Coordinator

Jacob joined MedWish in August 2019. Jacob graduated from John Carroll University in May 2018 where he majored in International Relations and minored in Peace, Justice, & Human Rights. In 2021, Jacob became our International Programs Coordinator. In his role, Jacob oversees MedWish’s international aid efforts, while offering the best service to our recipients. Outside of work, Jacob enjoys table top and video games, music of all types, in addition to being a world traveler. His most recent journey was to the United Nations to participate in the “High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals”. Jacob has also traveled to Europe and Japan.

Sabrie Ellis

Local & Domestic Programs Coordinator

Sabrie Ellis joined the MedWish team in December 2020 as the Local & Domestic Programs Coordinator. Prior to MedWish, Sabrie served in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District helping kids with academics and social emotional learning. She has also spent time working with children with developmental disabilities to assist with everyday living. Sabrie has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Women’s Studies from Ohio University. Sabrie is an avid reader and loves to paint. She is also a great cook.

Caley Haehn

Volunteer Program Manager

Caley Haehn is the Volunteer Program Coordinator at MedWish International. Prior to joining MedWish in August 2017, Caley worked at an elementary school helping kids with behavioral issues and troubled home lives. A licensed social worker, she has always been passionate about helping others in any way she can and was thrilled to join the nonprofit world when the opportunity arose. Outside of work, Caley loves to spend time outdoors.

Sakina Kapasi

Senior Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Sakina Kapasi joined the MedWish team in May 2019 as External Affairs Coordinator. In this role, she focused on establishing and strengthening relationships with stakeholders. In 2021, Sakina became our Senior Marketing and Communications Coordinator. In this new role, she helps us strengthen and improve MedWish’s overall brand and community presence through marketing, communications, and public relations. She currently oversees our Marketing Committee and works with our Visual Content Specialist. Prior to joining MedWish, Sakina worked in development and marketing for an affordable housing nonprofit in Greater Cleveland. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Washington & Lee University. Outside of work, Sakina is an avid traveler and reader who loves to cook and spend time outdoors with her dog.

Dresden Limpach

Warehouse Associate & Driver

Dresden Limpach joined the MedWish team in September 2016. In many ways, he is the face of MedWish for our hospital champions as he conducts our supply pickups in our MedWish truck and drives around much of Northeast Ohio on his routes. He also helps receive pickups into our warehouse and helps maintain the flow and storage of our supplies. Outside of work, Dresden enjoys tinkering with hobby electronics and computers. He also loves playing video games.

Tony Monaco

Facilities & Warehouse Manager

Tony is the Facilities & Warehouse Manager at MedWish. He first became involved as an intern in 2014, became an Inventory Associate in May 2015, and moved into his current position in August 2017. Tony oversees our warehouse and warehouse team, along with the inbound donations of medical supplies and durable medical equipment.

Zachary Taylor

Warehouse Associate

Zac joined the MedWish team in March 2020 as Warehouse Associate. In this role, his responsibilities include pre-sorting pallets of mixed medical supplies that are donated by healthcare partner facilities, helping with order fulfillment, loading international shipments, and assisting with donation pick ups.

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