MRC GEM

Dacula, GA   |  https://www.mrcgem.com

Mission

MRC GEM is a part of the USA Freedom Corps/Citizen Corps, created by the President in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. The MRC program is guided by the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). We help our health departments meet the needs of our communities when they exceed existing capacity and work with local emergency management to provide support as requested.

Our mission is to augment existing community health operations during large-scale emergencies, aid in response to pressing health care needs, and improve community emergency preparedness.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Mr. Sherwin Levinson

Director of Emergency Preparedness

Mr. Mark Reiswig

Main address

2700 Braselton Hwy Ste 10-193

Dacula, GA 30019 USA

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EIN

26-1280067

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Under the direction of our local Boards of Health and Emergency management, supporting: - ongoing COVID-19 response efforts - public disaster shelter operations - mass vaccination clinics - mass distribution of medications - any other needed support

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

emergency preparedness and response

We recruit volunteers with both medical and non-medical backgrounds, training them in the skills needed during health emergencies. The local health departments of the three counties we serve have a combined staff of under 500 people serving a population totalling close to one million. Many more people would be needed to augment existing staff during an event affecting even a small percentage of the population. MRC GEM's purpose is to provide the personnel to fill this gap.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

The Good Neighbor Award 2021

Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of hours of unpaid volunteer support to public health COVID-19 response

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

emergency preparedness and response

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Promote a healthier, safer community and minimize the negative impact of disasters.

Recruit, vet, credential, and train volunteers to meet the anticipated needs of Public Health and Emergency Management.

We have nearly 1,300 volunteers ready to respond to local public health's needs.

We've provided over 17,000 hours of support to local public health's COVID response efforts.

In addition, we've provided thousands of hours of support in:
- hurricane shelters
- mass vaccination clinics
- exercises to practice and demonstrate capability to response to radiation disasters, chemical and biological attacks
as well as having trained hundreds of volunteers in CPR, AED, dealing with mass casualties.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Ultimately, we serve all 1.2 million residents of our three-county area (Georgia's Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale Counties). Any time public health needs support in serving any residents, we are available to help.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We changed how we recruit and deploy volunteers based on the changing needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

MRC GEM

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MRC GEM

Board of directors
as of 2/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sherwin Levinson

Sherwin Levinson

Judith Levinson

James Newell

Mark Reiswig

Gwinnett Newton Rockdale County Health Departments

Gerard Roets

Anthony Varamo

Roy Busby

Arnold Zwickel

Dr. Audrey Arona

Gwinnett Newton Rockdale County Health Departments

Pattricia Thumann

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/18/2022,

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Leadership

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The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/18/2022

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.