About Us

Our Mission

To connect volunteers with organizations that serve people in need. 

From COVID to Global

In 2020, Dr. Gary Morsch founded COVID Care Force in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. He mobilized volunteer medical professionals to areas with critical staffing shortages due to COVID-19 to support frontline workers.

The pandemic put a strain on healthcare systems across the globe and highlighted inequities. Every day, a disproportionate amount of communities struggle to provide adequate care to patients. These communities asked Dr. Morsch not to forget about them once COVID was under control. He vowed not to forget them, and in 2022, COVID Care Force evolved into Global Care Force.

Dr. Morsch envisions Global Care Force as a bridge to providing high-quality medical care in under-resourced communities. Global Care Force continues the mission of COVID Care Force to send skilled and compassionate medical volunteers where they are needed. GCF volunteers are committed to doing whatever it takes to make life better for those in need. In the process, they experience transformation in their own lives through volunteering and service to others.

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Meet the team

Gary Morsch, MD, MPH

Founder & Executive Chairman

drgary@garymorsch.com

Dr. Gary Morsch is an emergency medicine physician who has dedicated his life to volunteer service. He founded several mission-focused organizations, including COVID Care Force, Heart to Heart International, and Docs Who Care. Global Care Force evolved from COVID Care Force, which Dr. Morsch began in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the pandemic began, Dr. Morsch quickly mobilized a group of health care professionals to deploy to hotspots and areas of critical healthcare staffing shortages. Many of these under-resourced communities begged Dr. Morsch not to forget them after the pandemic. Global Care Force continues to send volunteer health care professionals to underserved locations experiencing critical staffing shortages.

In 1995, Dr. Morsch founded Docs Who Care, a medical staffing company that provides ED and in-patient staffing to 100+ hospitals throughout the Midwest. Docs Who Care gives medical professionals the flexibility to serve in a volunteer capacity to people in need throughout the world.

He also co-founded Heart to Heart International, a nonprofit organization that improves healthcare access in the U.S. and across the world. Since 1992, Heart to Heart has delivered over $2 billion in medicine and aid to 135 countries and maintains a network of thousands of volunteers.

Dr. Morsch enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17, retiring with the rank of Colonel. He served many combat tours during his career as a battalion surgeon and combat hospital commander. He has authored numerous books, including the best-seller, The Power of Serving Others, and his latest, You’ll Never Be the Same.

Gary and his wife, Vickie, reside on a farm outside Kansas City. They have four children and fifteen grandchildren.

Scott Oberkrom, MBA

President & CEO

scott@globalcareforce.org

Scott joined the Global Care Force team in February 2021 as Chief Operating Officer and was named President and CEO shortly after. An experienced and accomplished leader, Scott oversees all operations and business activities of GCF, building upon the accomplishments of the COVID Care Force team to increase the scale of the organization, and to transform GCF’s service model to address the healthcare needs of communities in need beyond the pandemic.

Scott Oberkrom, MBA

President & CEO

scott@globalcareforce.org

Scott joined the Global Care Force team in February 2021 as Chief Operating Officer and was named President and CEO shortly after. An experienced and accomplished leader, Scott oversees all operations and business activities of GCF, building upon the accomplishments of the COVID Care Force team to increase the scale of the organization, and to transform GCF’s service model to address the healthcare needs of communities in need beyond the pandemic.

Debbi McCullock, DNP, MS, APRN-CNP

Director of Operations

debbi@globalcareforce.org

Dr. Debbi McCullock DNP, MS, APRN-CNP, is a Family Nurse Practitioner who joined Global Care Force as Director of Operations in July 2021. Debbi oversees the recruiting of special volunteers to provide compassionate care to communities in great need. With a heart for helping others, Debbi has traveled the world providing care for those without access to quality medical services.

Brenda Poor

Director of Marketing & Communications

brenda@globalcareforce.org

Brenda joined Global Care Force in May 2021 as the Director of Marketing and Communications. She oversees all aspects of marketing, internal and external communications, social media, and public relations to create awareness of GCF and generate engagement with partners, volunteers, and donors. Before joining GCF, Brenda was the Assistant News Director at KCTV, the CBS affiliate in Kansas City.

Brenda Poor

Director of Marketing & Communications

brenda@globalcareforce.org

Brenda joined Global Care Force in May 2021 as the Director of Marketing and Communications. She oversees all aspects of marketing, internal and external communications, social media, and public relations to create awareness of GCF and generate engagement with partners, volunteers, and donors. Before joining GCF, Brenda was the Assistant News Director at KCTV, the CBS affiliate in Kansas City.

Leslie Capps

Operations Specialist

leslie@globalcareforce.org

Operations Specialist Leslie Capps is an experienced administrator who assists with activities in all departments. She is an integral part of GCF’s donor and volunteer engagement programs, including logistics and database administration. Leslie joined Global Care Force in September 2020.

Jeremy Burns

Creative Coordinator

jeremy@globalcareforce.org

As the Creative Coordinator for Global Care Force, Jeremy creates the brand of Global Care Force. Whether it is the logo and website, to the monthly newsletter and marketing materials, Jeremy is the force behind it. With over 15 years of experience as a graphic designer and illustrator, he finds his zen in the creative process. Jeremy joined the team in June 2020.

Jeremy Burns

Creative Coordinator

jeremy@globalcareforce.org

As the Creative Coordinator for Global Care Force, Jeremy creates the brand of Global Care Force. Whether it is the logo and website, to the monthly newsletter and marketing materials, Jeremy is the force behind it. With over 15 years of experience as a graphic designer and illustrator, he finds his zen in the creative process. Jeremy joined the team in June 2020.

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