MedWish Staff

Britta Latz

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 worked on business operations, included finances and human resources, worked with the MedWish team on the internal operations of the MedWish warehouse and later transitioned to oversee MedWish fundraising efforts and the Development team. In November 2021, Britta became the Executive Director, overseeing MedWish’s strategic direction and overall operations. In addition to these roles, Britta served as a summer intern at MedWish in 2009 and 2013, and volunteered on many occasions before joining the team full-time. 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.

Allison Busser

Director of Development

Allison Busser joined the MedWish team in December 2021 as the Director of Development. Prior to her arrival, she spent nearly seven years as the Alumnae Director at Saint Joseph Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school in Cleveland, OH. Before returning to her alma mater in 2015, she served as the Director of Disability and Accessibility Services at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. Allie holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training.

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.

William Canaday

Volunteer & Supply Chain Associate

William (Will) Canaday joined MedWish in September 2021. Currently enrolled at Cleveland State University, Will is expected to obtain his Bachelor’s degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management in May 2022. In his current role as Volunteer and Supply Chain Associate, Will provides instruction and supervision to our volunteers and maintains the integrity of our intermediate inventory. Outside of MedWish, Will enjoys playing disc golf with his 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.

Kelsey Foster

Business Specialist 

Kelsey joined MedWish in June 2021 as the Business Specialist. Her duties include overseeing Human Resources and Finance. Kelsey holds a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences from Cleveland State University and volunteered at MedWish during college. Prior to joining MedWish, she worked in Quality Improvement with University Hospitals. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, traveling (two favorite trips were to Ireland and Thailand), and exploring Cleveland with her husband and daughter.

Courtney Howell

Inventory Associate

Courtney joined MedWish in June 2021. Courtney graduated from Malone University in May 2020 where she majored in Missions & Cross Cultural Ministry and Bible & Theology. In her role, Courtney oversees MedWish’s Inventory and assists the operations coordinators with the preparation of humanitarian aid shipments. Outside of work, Courtney loves to read, sing, listen to music of all genres and languages, spend time with her dogs, and is also an avid traveler. Her most recent travel was to Greece in 2019 to volunteer as a missionary at a refugee camp. Courtney has also traveled to Guatemala and Kenya.

Ann Koslow

Volunteer Coordinator

Ann Koslow joined the MedWish team in June 2021 as Volunteer Coordinator where she supports the MedWish mission through recruitment, retention, and recognition of volunteers and interns. Ann is a freelance program and event manager for nonprofit organizations and private social events. She has held arts administration and event management positions in northeast Ohio and southern Florida. With a background in Art History and Urban Planning, her passion is to bring art to the community.

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.

Dan Mesh

Local & Domestic Programs Coordinator

Dan Mesh joined MedWish in July of 2021 as Local & Domestic Programs Coordinator.  In this role, Dan oversees MedWish’s Local & Domestic Giving Program, Skill Building Program, Alternative Recycling Program, and reprocessing efforts. After teaching for 32 years, Dan decided to re-shape his passion for volunteerism into a career at MedWish.  Although he spent most of his career teaching biology and chemistry, Dan has also been teaching classes in Bioethics and Homelessness.  Dan has also been the Director of Community Engagement at Hawken for the past six years, so he is eager to help strengthen our presence in the local community.  An avid traveler, Dan has enjoyed trips to the American Southwest, Russia, Vietnam, Italy, Mexico and the Caribbean.  Outside of work, Dan loves reading and working in the garden and is a competitive trail runner and mountain biker.

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. Tony holds a Bachelor’s in Applied Communications from Kent State University. Outside of work, Tony enjoys rooting for Cleveland teams, video games, and traveling with his wife.

 Jaelyn Rogers

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Jaelyn Rogers joined MedWish in September of 2021. In this role, her duties include management of all social platforms and other forms of communication with our MedWish community. Jaelyn holds a Bachelor’s in Communications from Cleveland State University. Outside of work, Jaelyn is a foodie who loves to travel, enjoying the delicious food every city has to offer. Jaelyn also enjoys reading and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Thorn Wiese

Warehouse Associate

Thorn Wiese joined MedWish in September of 2021. In this role, Thorn also helps maintain the flow and storage of our supplies. Thorn graduated from EHOVE Career Center in 2013 with a concentration in Culinary Arts but likes to try new things and is currently experimenting with carpentry. In his spare time, Thorn loves playing video games and making art that he hopes to, one day, be able to sustain himself in order to spend more time with his family, which currently includes his crested gecko, Carl, and cat, Bailey. Thorn, alongside his fiancé, loves to travel all over and they hope to explore outside the USA soon.

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