Advisory Board

Humanitarian Aid and Rescue Project

BURKE BRYANT

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   Burke Bryant founded Humanitarian Aid and Rescue Project in 2012 and has served as its President & Chief Executive Officer since that time. Bryant has run operational missions for HARP in; South Sudan, Somalia, Haiti, Indonesia, Chad, Ethiopia, Puerto Rico, Afghanistan, and the Democratic Republic of The Congo, to name just a few. Bryant is a nationally recognized published author with a master's in Computer Science. He also served in the US Navy as an Operations Specialist. His skillsets include SAR, CSAR, exfiltration, combat medical, and logistics. Before HARP, Bryant worked as a war photographer. When not saving lives, he can usually be found camping somewhere deep in the backcountry alone with his faithful companion Five9. 

Randy Kelley

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   Randy Kelly was a US Navy SEAL sniper with combat tours in Iraq and other hotspots, departing the Navy in 2005 after 11 years in service. He founded Red Tail Corporation, a specialized defense company providing surveillance, awareness training and equipment to the US and international Special Operations commands.  From 2012-2015, he designed and built a specialized preparedness training company that looked at preparedness as a science and practice. More recently, he just launched a book with his business partner in August 2017. The book “Driven” is about the genetics, psychology, and environmental factors that “highly-driven” people such as entrepreneurs, Special Operations Forces, and elite athletes are subject to and what they can do about it. From 2017-2019 Randy worked on the largest construction project globally (at the time), providing Operations and Supply Chain science consulting to executives at Chevron and Exxon. Currently he is building a new startup providing trusted technology and small drones to the US Military.
Randy has an MBA in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and currently resides in San Diego, CA, with his wife and two children.

Dr. Naval Parikh

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   Dr. Naval Parikh is a physician and clinical research coordinator in Boca Raton, Florida, who regularly works in most major hospitals in the South Florida area, including the prestigious Broward Health North and Broward Health Imperial Point. Dr. Parikh received his medical degree from the esteemed Medical University of South Carolina. He also received his law degree from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans. Dr. Parikh has practiced primary care medicine in South Florida for over ten years and draws upon more than two decades of experience as a physician, researcher, lawyer, and entrepreneur.
Dr. Parikh has worked with HARP multiple times in both Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. He assisted people who required immediate medical care after being trapped in their homes and unable to make it to a medical clinic due to the lack of roads, power, and infrastructure. He also helped bring a hospital back online after being devastated by Hurricane Dorian.