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GHCI, a 501c3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. It serves as a clearinghouse for education and career opportunities in STEAM and global health. As a conduit between humanitarian advocates, GHCI seeks to provide solutions for healthy living in all communities around the world.

Our History

Founded in 2011 by retired Dow Chemical executive, Enrico "Rick" Copeland, GHCI acknowledges the need for more professionals in the global health sector and the lack of racial and ethnic minorities filling those roles. While traveling to Africa, India, and South America, Mr. Copeland envisioned building a student and professional pipeline to supply under-served populations with the next cadre of global health professionals. 

Our Board of Directors

GHCI's board of directors is the organization's governing body. All members are responsible for gaining a basic understanding and initiating action in support of GHCI's mission, goals, and programs. This includes assisting in expanding GHCI's outreach and increasing its visibility and donor support. All board members are volunteers and serve without compensation.

Our Executive Team

The president of GHCI's board of director appoints GHCI's executive team, including the chief executive officer and  vice presidents of marketing, programs, and development.


Our Partners

We share a powerful vision: Make an impact on the community, so that traditionally underserved youth can grow and thrive. Looking Forward with STEAM tutoring and mentoring program and Knowledge is Power shadowing activity, are year-round initiatives for middle school students. 

    Making Differences In Lives

Malaria causes up to 2.5M deaths a year in sub-Saharan Africa.

*CIA Fact Book 2012

Quick Facts

Founded: 2011

Organization: 501c3

Headquarters: Raleigh, NC

EIN: 45-2615111



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2010 - present

2010 - present

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