President and Chief Executive Officer
Charles Redding served as MedShare International, Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) for two years before being named President and CEO by the MedShare Board of Trustees in May 2014. As COO, he was responsible for all three of MedShare’s locations: Operations, Distribution, Biomed Training & Services, Programs, and Procurement. Charles led the company’s efforts to expand into the Northeast United States by opening a Sorting and Collection Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Before joining MedShare, Charles held a number of senior management positions with Johnson & Johnson (J&J), including the first Plant Manager for Ethicon in Juarez, Mexico and Director of Asia Pacific Operations, where he was based in Shanghai, China, managing facilities in China and India. His latest role at J&J was that of Vice President of Global Operations for its Aesthetic Medicine Business. He was responsible for 1,200 employees in the U.S., France, The Netherlands, and Mauritius, managing a $200 million dollar budget. An Atlanta, GA native, Redding graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and received a certificate in Team Management from the Daniel School of Management at the University of South Carolina. Charles’ time abroad has increased his sensitivity to the global need for health and human services. He is very passionate about improving the quality of life of those most in need. Charles lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area with his wife of 27 years and his son. He enjoys reading, sports, teaching and developing people.
Vice President, International Development
Nell Diallo has over 10 years’ experience as a staff member at MedShare, International. As Vice- President for Corporate and International Relations, Nell works with public and private partners that include Coca-Cola Africa, Anadarko Oil, GE-CAMINE, Chevron, faith-based organizations, and foreign government representatives. Nell holds a B.S. in chemistry from Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama, a doctorate in law from Antioch School of Law, and completed Leadership Training at Harvard University. She began her professional career as a biochemist with the Department of Defense and has worked as a Legal Intern with the Chief Justice of District of Columbia Court of Appeals, a Collaborator for two African heads of state, and as a Consultant for the United Nations Development Program and UNICEF.
Western Regional Director
Eric Talbert has over a dozen years of nonprofit communications, volunteer management and fundraising experience. He has raised millions of dollars by working with thoughtful people to give joyful gifts to make our world a better place. In addition to working on collaborative projects featured on 60 Minutes, HBO, and NBC Nightly News as well as in Forbes, TIME, and The New York Times Magazine, he has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and MSNBC. Eric is honored to have received the University of Nevada Las Vegas’s College of Liberal Arts Alumnus of the Year Award and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – San Francisco/Bay Area (YNPNsfba) Young Executive Director of the Year Award. He is a proud board member of the Association of Fundraising Professional’s (AFP) Golden Gate Chapter based in San Francisco.
As Western Regional Director, Eric leads fundraising efforts in MedShare’s Western Region, creates and fosters community partnerships, and supports operations in San Leandro. Mr. Talbert’s extensive experience and personal dedication to international aid make him a valuable addition to MedShare’s team and an asset to MedShare’s mission.
Southeast Regional Director
Cristi joined MedShare as Southeast Regional Director in 2017. Formerly, Cristi was the Chief Development Officer at Buckhead Christian Ministry where she led a team in raising $2 million annually. She met or exceeded all fundraising goals in support of the organization’s mission to prevent hunger and homelessness for people facing life-changing events. Prior to her work at BCM, Cristi was sought out and selected to lead and oversee all fundraising and development efforts as Southeast Regional Director at Free Wheelchair Mission, an Irvine, California based global, nonprofit organization providing wheelchairs, at no cost, to people with disabilities living in developing nations. Cristi has also held development positions with the American Diabetes Association and Boy Scouts of America. She is well known for her expertise in building and developing relationships, making connections, and promoting engagement opportunities. Cristi received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with emphasis on Marketing and Public relations from Georgia College and is fluent in Spanish.
Northeast Regional Director
Leah Burke has a cross-functional background in fundraising, special events, program development, corporate philanthropy, volunteer leadership, community building, marketing, and public relations. Before joining MedShare as Northeast Regional Director, Leah managed a $2 million corporate donor portfolio at Keep America Beautiful, a national non-profit organization. Prior to that, she was the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and held development and special events roles at several New York City based organizations including City Harvest and Tuesday’s Children. Leah was inspired to become a fundraiser through roles in Corporate Social Responsibility at the National Basketball Association and UBS Wealth Management Americas. Leah lives in Manhattan and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Journalism from Northeastern University. She is also a graduate of the Executive MPA Program at CUNY Baruch College’s Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.
Jason Chernock serves as the Acting COO and Director of Programs for MedShare. Jason joined MedShare in 2014, and has 15 years of experience working for non-profit, community and economic development organizations. Prior to joining MedShare, Jason served as a Project Manager with the Enterprise Innovation Institute and part of EI2’s team of Community Innovation Specialists (CIS). The CIS team partnered with communities to implement creative approaches to economic development, fostering public engagement and involvement, supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses, and supporting foundations and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Jason worked at Market Street Services, an economic development consulting firm, and with the Atlanta Community Food Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology.