What Caused the PPE Shortage Crisis

WE BREAK DOWN THE PROBLEM

Want to know what caused massive personal protective equipment shortage and why those on the frontlines are having so much trouble acquiring it? Our mini documentary traces PPE from factory to nurse and explains how new complications in global supply chains have exacerbated the problem.

Our Impact

India

As the pandemic continues, our work is expanding to help those in need outside the U.S. Working with trusted partners we recently delivered critical equipment including N95 respirators, exam gloves and ventilators to frontline healthcare workers and hospitals throughout India.

Equipment Available

Isolation GownsIsolation gowns
TestsDiagnostic test kits
FaceshieldsFace shields
MasksMasks
WipesDisinfecting wipes
SanitizersHand sanitizer
GlovesGloves
ThermometersThermometers
SwabsSwabs

Board of Advisors

Andy Slavitt
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saunders
simon
kirsten
sounil
natasha
murphy
mackey
rypan
burka
marilyn
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In The News

    What Caused the PPE Shortage Crisis

    WE BREAK DOWN THE PROBLEM

    Want to know what caused massive personal protective equipment shortage and why those on the frontlines are having so much trouble acquiring it? Our mini documentary traces PPE from factory to nurse and explains how new complications in global supply chains have exacerbated the problem.

    Marketplace by the numbers

    (since May 15th, 2020)

    11,648,400

    Units of PPE & COVID-19 Tests delivered

    2,053,169+

    Units of PPE donated

    300,000+

    Healthcare and frontline workers protected

    Leadership Team

    Anne Miller is a strategist with deep experience in healthcare. Over 20 years, she has facilitated the development of novel medical devices, surgical products, diagnostic tools, and innovations for an array of companies.

    Geoff Bonn is an accomplished strategic financial executive with extensive corporate development experience focused on driving innovation, executing mergers and acquisitions, and building high-performing teams. Over the course of his career, he has been fortunate to work with great people on projects ranging from developing services supporting the world’s largest financial institutions to investing in early-stage biotech companies that have launched successful, lifesaving therapeutics.

    John Click is an innovation and logistics manager. John worked at the Obama White House as a Information Services Operator & Advance Associate, after serving in the Obama primary & general election campaigns as a Field Organizer across 6 states.

    Marilyn Levi-Baumgarten is a mission driven healthcare leader with deep experience transforming delivery systems and building strategic partnerships for provider and payer organizations. She previously was an executive at UnitedHealth Group where she led Genomics Clinical Initiatives, OptumCare Clinical Strategy and Innovation and UnitedHealthcare Quality and Cost Transparency programs.

    Kristi Fielder is a lawyer and mediator who provides strategic, compliance and risk management advice to help partners achieve their goals. She spent the majority of her career at General Motors, where she managed litigation and led global teams to achieve efficiency and effectiveness, drive product safety and mitigate legal risk.

    Kimberly Paulk is a strategic communicator with expertise in developing valued partnerships with stakeholders that impact brand recognition, organizational reputation and business development.

    Danielle Pierson is a merchandising and sourcing professional with 8 years of experience connecting teams and growing businesses in the retail industry. She is excited to bring these skills to the table as she leads the sourcing team in connecting front line workers with PPE.

    Brian Kalma is an entrepreneur with a history in User Experience, Marketing and Product Management. After a brief stint in the ad agency world he moved over to Zappos in their early years and led the User Experience, Product Management and Marketing teams. He's an avid customer experience fan and gains energy by simplifying the complex.

    Rachel Lewin is an experienced consultant in healthcare communication and patient experience. Rachel has extensive experience leading customer support teams in a healthcare setting. Her academic work focuses on doctor-patient communication, and she has facilitated workshops and trainings internationally on feedback, failure, reflection. She also has expertise in coaching of both learners and instructors, particularly learners in difficulty.

    Richard Bernard is an experienced operations manager, certified project management professional, and aspiring jack-of-all-trades. After training in law and a short stint as an attorney, Rich found his interests more aligned with solving business problems, improving processes, and creating efficiencies. Rich is perpetually curious and always trying to make what’s ‘good enough’ better.

    Joe Nedumgottil is an avid technologist and experienced consultant, with a background building great technical products for companies ranging from Fortune 50 to early stage startups. Joe is currently a Technical Director at Kin + Carta.

    Christine Priori is a creative problem solver with a background in social impact, business development, and innovation. She is passionate about using quantitative and qualitative data to better understand unique barriers to access in order to better serve the community.

    Stewart Ellis is a detail-oriented software support engineer with over 10 years experience in the financial services market. A self-motivated team player, with the proven ability to provide technical support along with trust and confidence during every customer contact.

    Nicole Gullotti is a clinical research professional with experience working in neurology trials for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Outside of clinical affairs, Nicole has 8 years of experience in volunteer management and patient advocacy efforts.

    The trusted source

    Project N95 is the National Clearinghouse for personal protective equipment and COVID-19 tests. We protect communities and the people who live and work in them by providing equitable access to the resources they need to stay safe through the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Team

    Our team has deep experience in procurement, healthcare, government, and technology from around the world. We've come together from all over the world to serve the frontline.

    Anne Miller
    Edward Dias
    Marilyn Levi-Baumgarten
    Geoff Bonn
    Mark Sullivan
    Kelly  Carothers
    Sarah Porter
    Breanna Tyre
    Lorra Allen
    Karl McKinnie
    Lara Derr
    Cat Janky
    Dina Heggy
    Brian Kalma
    Riley Rainville
    Andrew Baker
    William Maywood
    Michel Pasman
    Robert Lawrence
    Sunny Patwary
    Thais Oliveira
    Richard Bernard
    Kameel Khabaz
    Courtney Sudhalter
    Duncan Calvert
    Marsha Kantor
    Christine Priori
    Caleb Engelbourg
    Andy Ferraro
    Kimberly Paulk
    Nicole Gullotti
    Stewart Ellis
    Kristi Fielder
    Rachel Lewin
    Denise Wittmer
    Michael Xu
    Chid Narayanan
    Mark Szymanski
    John Click
    Danielle Pierson
    Karen Carswell
    Joe  Nedumgottil
    Kevin Reif

    In The News

      Marketplace by the numbers

      (since May 15th, 2020)

      11,648,400

      Units of PPE & COVID-19 Tests delivered

      2,053,169+

      Units of PPE donated

      300,000+

      Healthcare and frontline workers protected

      Leadership Team

      Anne Miller is a strategist with deep experience in healthcare. Over 20 years, she has facilitated the development of novel medical devices, surgical products, diagnostic tools, and innovations for an array of companies.

      Geoff Bonn is an accomplished strategic financial executive with extensive corporate development experience focused on driving innovation, executing mergers and acquisitions, and building high-performing teams. Over the course of his career, he has been fortunate to work with great people on projects ranging from developing services supporting the world’s largest financial institutions to investing in early-stage biotech companies that have launched successful, lifesaving therapeutics.

      John Click is an innovation and logistics manager. John worked at the Obama White House as a Information Services Operator & Advance Associate, after serving in the Obama primary & general election campaigns as a Field Organizer across 6 states.

      Marilyn Levi-Baumgarten is a mission driven healthcare leader with deep experience transforming delivery systems and building strategic partnerships for provider and payer organizations. She previously was an executive at UnitedHealth Group where she led Genomics Clinical Initiatives, OptumCare Clinical Strategy and Innovation and UnitedHealthcare Quality and Cost Transparency programs.

      Kristi Fielder is a lawyer and mediator who provides strategic, compliance and risk management advice to help partners achieve their goals. She spent the majority of her career at General Motors, where she managed litigation and led global teams to achieve efficiency and effectiveness, drive product safety and mitigate legal risk.

      Kimberly Paulk is a strategic communicator with expertise in developing valued partnerships with stakeholders that impact brand recognition, organizational reputation and business development.

      Danielle Pierson is a merchandising and sourcing professional with 8 years of experience connecting teams and growing businesses in the retail industry. She is excited to bring these skills to the table as she leads the sourcing team in connecting front line workers with PPE.

      Brian Kalma is an entrepreneur with a history in User Experience, Marketing and Product Management. After a brief stint in the ad agency world he moved over to Zappos in their early years and led the User Experience, Product Management and Marketing teams. He's an avid customer experience fan and gains energy by simplifying the complex.

      Rachel Lewin is an experienced consultant in healthcare communication and patient experience. Rachel has extensive experience leading customer support teams in a healthcare setting. Her academic work focuses on doctor-patient communication, and she has facilitated workshops and trainings internationally on feedback, failure, reflection. She also has expertise in coaching of both learners and instructors, particularly learners in difficulty.

      Richard Bernard is an experienced operations manager, certified project management professional, and aspiring jack-of-all-trades. After training in law and a short stint as an attorney, Rich found his interests more aligned with solving business problems, improving processes, and creating efficiencies. Rich is perpetually curious and always trying to make what’s ‘good enough’ better.

      Joe Nedumgottil is an avid technologist and experienced consultant, with a background building great technical products for companies ranging from Fortune 50 to early stage startups. Joe is currently a Technical Director at Kin + Carta.

      Christine Priori is a creative problem solver with a background in social impact, business development, and innovation. She is passionate about using quantitative and qualitative data to better understand unique barriers to access in order to better serve the community.

      Stewart Ellis is a detail-oriented software support engineer with over 10 years experience in the financial services market. A self-motivated team player, with the proven ability to provide technical support along with trust and confidence during every customer contact.

      Nicole Gullotti is a clinical research professional with experience working in neurology trials for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Outside of clinical affairs, Nicole has 8 years of experience in volunteer management and patient advocacy efforts.

      Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

      Whether businesses are planning to reopen soon or are already operating in a new normal, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) is here to help through a unique partnership with nonprofit Project N95.

      As one of the leading COVID-19 rapid response organizations, Project N95 has delivered more than 6.3 million units of personal protective equipment (PPE) across the U.S. since May 2020. Through this collaboration with ACCE they now stand ready to provide chambers with guidance about and access to quality, vetted PPE and COVID-19 testing.

      There is no guidebook for how to select the right tests and protective items or how to access fair pricing. Reopening businesses must find reliable COVID-19 tests and testing strategies as well as trusted sources for masks and other PPE.

      Project N95 is here to help companies fully reopen with more confidence and less hassle. The Project N95 marketplace is a one-stop-shop where vetted products and verified suppliers are available through an easy-to-use shopping experience.

      About Project N95

      Project N95 protects communities and the people who live and work in them by providing equitable access to the tools they need to stay safe through the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit projectn95.org to learn more.

      About ACCE

      The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) is the professional society supporting the women and men who lead local, regional, statewide and international chambers of commerce and related business and economic development organizations. Our membership includes more than 1,600 business/civic organizations worldwide. We provide our members with information resources, thought leadership, education programs, original research, benchmarking, retirement security, and access to a network of peers. Visit secure.acce.org to learn more.

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      Equipment Available

      RespiratorsRespirators
      Isolation GownsIsolation gowns
      TestsDiagnostic test kits
      FaceshieldsFace shields
      MasksMasks
      WipesDisinfecting wipes
      SanitizersHand sanitizer
      GlovesGloves
      ThermometersThermometers
      SwabsSwabs

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      In The News

        What Caused the PPE Shortage Crisis

        WE BREAK DOWN THE PROBLEM

        Want to know what caused massive personal protective equipment shortage and why those on the frontlines are having so much trouble acquiring it? Our mini documentary traces PPE from factory to nurse and explains how new complications in global supply chains have exacerbated the problem.

        Marketplace by the numbers

        (since May 15th, 2020)

        11,648,400

        Units of PPE & COVID-19 Tests delivered

        2,053,169+

        Units of PPE donated

        300,000+

        Healthcare and frontline workers protected

        Leadership Team

        Anne Miller is a strategist with deep experience in healthcare. Over 20 years, she has facilitated the development of novel medical devices, surgical products, diagnostic tools, and innovations for an array of companies.

        Geoff Bonn is an accomplished strategic financial executive with extensive corporate development experience focused on driving innovation, executing mergers and acquisitions, and building high-performing teams. Over the course of his career, he has been fortunate to work with great people on projects ranging from developing services supporting the world’s largest financial institutions to investing in early-stage biotech companies that have launched successful, lifesaving therapeutics.

        John Click is an innovation and logistics manager. John worked at the Obama White House as a Information Services Operator & Advance Associate, after serving in the Obama primary & general election campaigns as a Field Organizer across 6 states.

        Marilyn Levi-Baumgarten is a mission driven healthcare leader with deep experience transforming delivery systems and building strategic partnerships for provider and payer organizations. She previously was an executive at UnitedHealth Group where she led Genomics Clinical Initiatives, OptumCare Clinical Strategy and Innovation and UnitedHealthcare Quality and Cost Transparency programs.

        Kristi Fielder is a lawyer and mediator who provides strategic, compliance and risk management advice to help partners achieve their goals. She spent the majority of her career at General Motors, where she managed litigation and led global teams to achieve efficiency and effectiveness, drive product safety and mitigate legal risk.

        Kimberly Paulk is a strategic communicator with expertise in developing valued partnerships with stakeholders that impact brand recognition, organizational reputation and business development.

        Danielle Pierson is a merchandising and sourcing professional with 8 years of experience connecting teams and growing businesses in the retail industry. She is excited to bring these skills to the table as she leads the sourcing team in connecting front line workers with PPE.

        Brian Kalma is an entrepreneur with a history in User Experience, Marketing and Product Management. After a brief stint in the ad agency world he moved over to Zappos in their early years and led the User Experience, Product Management and Marketing teams. He's an avid customer experience fan and gains energy by simplifying the complex.

        Rachel Lewin is an experienced consultant in healthcare communication and patient experience. Rachel has extensive experience leading customer support teams in a healthcare setting. Her academic work focuses on doctor-patient communication, and she has facilitated workshops and trainings internationally on feedback, failure, reflection. She also has expertise in coaching of both learners and instructors, particularly learners in difficulty.

        Richard Bernard is an experienced operations manager, certified project management professional, and aspiring jack-of-all-trades. After training in law and a short stint as an attorney, Rich found his interests more aligned with solving business problems, improving processes, and creating efficiencies. Rich is perpetually curious and always trying to make what’s ‘good enough’ better.

        Joe Nedumgottil is an avid technologist and experienced consultant, with a background building great technical products for companies ranging from Fortune 50 to early stage startups. Joe is currently a Technical Director at Kin + Carta.

        Christine Priori is a creative problem solver with a background in social impact, business development, and innovation. She is passionate about using quantitative and qualitative data to better understand unique barriers to access in order to better serve the community.

        Stewart Ellis is a detail-oriented software support engineer with over 10 years experience in the financial services market. A self-motivated team player, with the proven ability to provide technical support along with trust and confidence during every customer contact.

        Nicole Gullotti is a clinical research professional with experience working in neurology trials for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Outside of clinical affairs, Nicole has 8 years of experience in volunteer management and patient advocacy efforts.

        Governments

        Project N95 partners with local and state governments to support their community's PPE and critical medical supply needs.

        We receive frontline requests from across the country to source suppliers and products from around the globe. We work with our governments to accelerate the delivery of critical equipment to those in the most need.

        Are you a government?

        If you represent a state or local government team supporting your community’s critical equipment needs, we’re here to support you.

        Open Positions

        These reflect the most critical roles that we need filled to accomplish our mission.

        Team

        Our team has deep experience in procurement, healthcare, government, and technology from around the world. We've come together from all over the world to serve the frontline.

        Anne Miller
        Edward Dias
        Marilyn Levi-Baumgarten
        Geoff Bonn
        Mark Sullivan
        Kelly  Carothers
        Sarah Porter
        Breanna Tyre
        Lorra Allen
        Karl McKinnie
        Lara Derr
        Cat Janky
        Dina Heggy
        Brian Kalma
        Riley Rainville
        Andrew Baker
        William Maywood
        Michel Pasman
        Robert Lawrence
        Sunny Patwary
        Thais Oliveira
        Richard Bernard
        Kameel Khabaz
        Courtney Sudhalter
        Duncan Calvert
        Marsha Kantor
        Christine Priori
        Caleb Engelbourg
        Andy Ferraro
        Kimberly Paulk
        Nicole Gullotti
        Stewart Ellis
        Kristi Fielder
        Rachel Lewin
        Denise Wittmer
        Michael Xu
        Chid Narayanan
        Mark Szymanski
        John Click
        Danielle Pierson
        Karen Carswell
        Joe  Nedumgottil
        Kevin Reif