About Us

About Us

Our Story

Advocates for World Health Inc, a 501(c)3 public charity, was founded in 2009 by Ryan Kania and David Roebuck in Weeki Wachee, FL and currently operates a 501(c)3 thrift store. David Roebuck recruited Oak Hill Hospital as the first donor for AWH. In 2010, Ryan Kania became the CEO, Jordan Markel became the COO. Together, they found the modern business model for AWH.

Mission Statement: Provide medical products to clinics and hospitals worldwide. AWH achieves this by reallocating medical product to organizations that provide health care services. By redirecting usable medical supplies to health care providers and preventing viable equipment from entering the waste stream, AWH lowers the overhead costs of hospitals and relief agencies, strengthens the health care delivery system, and promotes eco-friendly practices.

Motto: “Recover. Redistribute. Save Lives.”

In 2012, Josh Miller entered and began standardizing operations. Jordan Markel expanded product donor base throughout Florida.

Under Ryan Kania’s leadership, AWH scaled from less than 50 local product donors to over 500 product donors within 5 years.

In 2018,  AWH’s logo was updated. On average, over 40 containers are sent to over 25 countries worldwide each year.

Advocates for World Health Inc. is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible. EIN 26-4695101.