RETURN TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Alison Thompson has worked for the past 16 years as a full-time humanitarian volunteer. Dr. Alison Thompson began her journey on September 11, 2001, during the attacks in New York, where she roller bladed downtown to help as a first responder. She lived at ground zero for the next 9 months collecting body parts and running a first aid station. Thompson lost many close friends on Sept. 11, which changed the direction of her life in service to others. Over the last 16 years, Thompson has run refugee and internally displaced persons camps along with setting up and directing field hospitals in Sri Lanka, Haiti, Philippines, Greece (Syrian and Iraq refugees), Turkey, Nepal, New Orleans and in New York during superstorm Sandy.