Shelley Briggs Callahan

Shelley Briggs Callahan is a humanitarian worker and author. She began her nonprofit career in 2006 when she cofounded Books on Wheels, which provided free books to children living in low-income neighborhoods. After graduating with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008, Callahan followed her interests to a global scale, serving as the director of development for a Virginia-based nonprofit that helps thousands of children in need in 22 countries, including the United States. From digging wells in Colombia, managing medical teams in Haiti and reporting on the slums in Kenya and Ethiopia, Callahan has steadfastly committed herself to supporting the underprivileged.

The Bigger Problem within Oxfam's Sex Scandal

February 21, 2018

Who is monitoring the charities that the public perceives as moral leaders? Oxfam, one of the UK’s largest and best known charities, is currently entangled in a scandal following revelations that senior staff members engaged in sexual misconduct during the 2010 Haiti earthquake recovery effort and had hired prostitutes while...

How One Couple Brought Health Care to Haiti

October 14, 2016

Amidst a doctors’ strike and a hurricane in Haiti, a story of one couple’s determination to bring health care to the island. In May 2016, when I heard the news of the doctors’ strike taking place in Haiti, my heart sank. Doctors, nurses and medical residents had been on strike...