Meet the Team

Peter Groverman

Peter Groverman

Co-Founder

The “I am going to help victims of Hurricane Katrina who is coming with me…” group on FaceBook in 2005 was his brainchild – he could never have envisioned R.E.L.I.E.F. would become what it is today.  Peter helps with trip planning, fund raising, and recruitment. Peter lives between Miami, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles.  In his other life outside R.E.L.I.E.F. he runs an international distribution company for American made wellness goods.  Peter loves skiing, scuba diving, and surfing – his favorite country is Costa Rica. 

Dr. Dave Harding

Dr. Dave Harding

Co-Founder

Living in NYC, Dr. David helps with planning, logistics, and general management.  After medical school,  David decided to go the Entrepreneurial route and works in the technology space.  Outside of R.E.L.I.E.F., he loves fishing, being outdoors, and traveling around the world with his beautiful wife Nicole.     

Zachary Fink

Zachary Fink

Executive Coordinator

Tikkun Olam is a tenant in Judaism that states that every person must do their part to “repair the world” and he is accomplishing that by running and planing our R.E.L.I.E.F. trips. Zach has been on medical and non-medical relief trips all over the world to places like Uganda, Peru, Israel and Haiti. He has worked as an EMT in both Los Angeles and Tel Aviv and is planning to start medical school in the coming year. His long term goal is to become a trauma surgeon and bring those skills to the places in the world that need it most.

Sammy Blivaiss

Sammy Blivaiss

Special Projects Liaison

Sammy Blivaiss has been living in Philadelphia since 2012. He brings a different perspective to the relief team by way of working within the hospitality industry for over 10 years. His passion and desire for helping others stems from his childhood where he and his family would deliver food to those in need through Moat Chitim. After years of community service, sammy has joined the team in order to serve those who cannot serve themselves.

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