Meet the Team
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
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.
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.
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
Director of Marketing/Outreach
Managing The Relief Foundation’s social media and marketing was born out Chan’s love of helping others and fear of her marketing degree going to waste. In 2018, Chan met The Relief team while vacationing in Puerto Rico and has been determined to join the team ever since then.
Brand Manager/Executive Coordinator
Sarrica is our resident RN with a passion for education. She believes healthcare & wellness is a basic human right. She has been on numerous disaster relief missions, and always ask, “How can we do more?” Her goal is to show our volunteers that anyone is capable of helping, no matter their background! She’s also Zach’s favorite sister.