Brian Mefford is director of Help Ukraine 22 Operation Palyanytsya, a relief, resupply and rescue organization which assists Ukrainians in need.
Prior to that, he founded the Kyiv-based, American governmental affairs and public relations firm Wooden Horse Strategies (WHS). WHS works primarily with Western companies operating in Ukraine, as well as other prominent government officials in Ukraine.
Brian is a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council think tank, and has been named one of the 20 most influential expats in Ukraine by the Kyiv Post.
Since the start of the war, Brian and his team at HU22 have funded more than 70 medical institutions and civil society projects delivering more than $1.25 million in humanitarian and medical aid to more than 167,000 Ukrainians in need.