Globus Relief was founded and continues to be built today by outstanding, mission-minded individuals who dedicate time, energy and expertise to helping Globus acheive its life-saving mission of improving healthcare worldwide.





Shaimaa Alwasitti has filled various roles at Globus Relief since 2012.  Before being tapped as the President of Globus Relief Humanitarian, she was the Director of Humanitarian Programs for 5 Years.  Shaimaa, born and raised in Iraq.  She was educated in England and Iraq, and moved to the United States where she chose to work in the non-profit sector to help reduce the challenges faced by those surrounded by poverty, war, and corruption, something she has seen firsthand.  Shaimaa has a proven track record of building bridges between peoples of different races, religions, geographies, and cultures. 



Before joining Globus Relief Humanitarian, Alaa provided interpreting and coaching services as well as coordinated medical home services and supplies for bilingual patients for over 14 years.   Alaa also has worked for Portland public schools/multilingual multicultural department as a Parent Community Coordinator where she raised funds for bilingual summer and after school programs.   Alaa brings a top-level customer service background to the organization as evidenced by her frequent recognition for excellent customer support throughout her career. 



Rob Cunningham joined Globus Relief in 2008. Since that time, he has worked in various areas of Globus Relief's operations, including acquisitions, warehousing, operations and logistics. Working with both partners and donors, Rob currently oversees all international and domestic logistics for inbound donations and outbound humanitarian shipments as well as managing Globus Relief's extensive inventory. Prior to joining Globus Relief, Rob worked in inventory and warehousing at Mountain States Schoolbook. 





Chairman; Independent board member
Dennis Van Leeuwen is President of RVC Construction, an Intermountain West construction company. Serving a long list of clients across a broad spectrum of industries, RVC has grown from a small architectural firm into a diversified construction management, design-build and general contracting firm with over four decades of experience. Dennis joined Globus Relief's Board of Trustees in 2001 and currently acts as the Board's Chair. 


Board member; CFO
Daniel Henrie has spent over 30 years working as a business consultant, coach and executive, with primary expertise in human resources and finance. He is the owner of Santé Inc., a business consulting firm focused on translating human performance into financial results. Prior to starting Santé, he worked as the head of Global Human Resources for Iomega Corporation during its sales growth from $100 million to over $1 billion. Daniel is a graduate of Brigham Young University and earned a graduate degree from the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.


Independent board member
Daniel Driggs is a founder of Paint Sundry Solutions, a national distribution company headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. After retiring in 2006, he entered the car wash industry and now owns numerous full-service car wash and detail operations in Utah. Before joining the Globus Relief team, Dan served 12 years as a Trustee and Chairman of West Ridge Academy. 


Independent Board Member 

Kristen has a seasoned background in the non-profit sector.  She currently serves on the Philanthropy Advisory committee of Saprea.  Previously, she has worked as a Board Member for Intermountain Medical Center - Patient Family Advisory Council and as a Development Volunteer at Catholic Community Services.  Kristen is an entertainment law specialist and currently is the Director of Legal Affairs at Admantium Real Estate.


Independent Board Member 
Jeff is a software architecht and entrepreneur.  Most recently, Jeff co-founded and operated as Chief Architect of Sales Rabit, a provider of SaaS cloud and mobile solutions for the face to face outside sales industry. Jeff has over a decade of experience in mobile and SaaS software development, building MVPs and scaling software through startup and growth stages. 


Independent board member 
Mark Pugsley is a trial attorney whose practice is focused on financial fraud, investment disputes, FINRA Arbitrations, and whistleblower cases filed with the SEC, CFTC and IRS. Mark is listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers in the category of Securities Litigation and was ranked as one of its "Top 100" attorneys in 2012. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America Tier 1 in Utah for Securities Law since 2008 and was selected as "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation-Securities in 2015. Mark holds active licenses to practice law in Utah and California.


Independent Board Member 
David is an accomplished Human Resource Consultant and Business Leader with over 40 years of experience in Compensation, consultative sales, executive coaching, and employee relations in a variety of industries.  After running his own consulting firm for over 30 years, David joined Mercer as a Human Resource Consultant & Business Leader in their Salt Lake City office.