October 24, 2023 | 2 minute read

Joe Iarocci Named MedShare Interim CEO

MedShare was founded by A.B. Short and Bob Freeman in 1998 to improve the quality of life of people, communities, and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to meet the needs of underserved healthcare systems in 117 countries. Since then, MedShare has remained focused on living up to our commitment of providing healing and hope to vulnerable communities around the world.

For all of our success in the past 25 years, more work remains to done as the organization evolves and improves how we fulfill our mission and best meet the rapidly changing dynamics of non-profit administration, healthcare supply chain and delivery, and global partnerships.

In light of President & CEO Charles Redding’s resignation, and after a period of deep reflection and discussions with key stakeholder partners, the Board of Trustees has determined that we must chart a new growth path in order to meet the future needs of the global health community and ensuring the continued vitality and sustainability of MedShare’s mission and vision.

To that end, the Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the unanimous appointment of Joe Iarocci as Interim CEO of MedShare. Joe is an accomplished nonprofit professional with deep experience in international relief and development. Among his senior leadership roles, Joe served as General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief of Staff of CARE USA — the United States branch of CARE International — among the world’s largest and oldest humanitarian aid organizations focused on fighting global poverty. Previously, Joe also served as Board Chair of Gray Matters Capital, a pioneering global social impact investment fund. Joe shares our passion for MedShare’s mission, as well as a deep commitment to servant leadership. We are thrilled to welcome Joe into the MedShare family.

The Board of Trustees would also like to acknowledge the many important contributions made by Charles Redding, MedShare’s CEO & President, during his 12-year tenure, over which time MedShare distributed 43 million pieces of PPE in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, launched the annual Share the Good Gala, and distributed $8 million in aid to victims of the war in Ukraine, among many other global impacts. The Board of Trustees, along with MedShare staff and the entire MedShare community extend to Charles our sincere gratitude for his leadership and commitment to the organization. We also wish him continued success in his next pursuits.

Charles will step down effective October 27, 2023, at which point he will transition to serving in an advisory role to Joe and the Board of Trustees.

We remain highly confident in MedShare’s ability to serve a critical role within the global healthcare landscape and committed to MedShare’s mission of increasing health system capacity, driving sustainability through biomedical equipment training, and supporting healthcare organizations and medical professionals serving populations in need. By taking this important step to support MedShare’s evolution, we believe the organization is best positioned for another 25 years of successfully fulfilling our mission.


David Kochman
Chair, Board of Trustees

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