About the President of International Medical Relief

IMR President Shauna King

Shauna Vollmer King, MPAh

Shauna Vollmer King began taking medical teams to developing countries in 2000 and founded International Medical Relief in 2002. IMR establishes international medical, dental and surgical clinic programs with governments throughout the world and their respective ministries of health and trade offices. IMR recruits medical teams, makes all logistical arrangements for team, clinic and medicine procurement, oversees fundraising, and directs all clinic programs.

King brings expertise and knowledge to this position through her master of public administration with a finance emphasis from The American University, Graduate School of Public Affairs, as well as a master health care management emphasis from the George Washington University, School of Health Services Management and Policy Institute, Washington, DC. She received a bachelor of arts in political science from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.


IMR President Shauna King in Kenya on medical mission trip

Work in the health care industry
Before founding IMR, Shauna served in an executive management position for Centura Health, a $1.5 billion company, where she oversaw all statewide charitable community health and outreach activities with a budget totaling over 74 million dollars annually. She administered all doctor volunteer opportunities and disaster relief programs. Additionally, she oversaw and provided development for all of the system’s 50 statewide boards with over 500 board members throughout the system.

As part of her work in the health care industry, Shauna’s background includes state and federal health care legislative experience as well as serving on two major Colorado health care boards.

Shauna and her husband, Yale, have five boys and reside in Colorado.