Meeting TENTS was established with the vision of mobilizing communities to complete health. We partner with local governments, health departments, ministries of health, churches, universities, clinics, nonprofits and other entities to bring a unified approach in Meeting The Everyday Needs To Survive.
We think globally and believe everyone should have access to the tools, resources, and education to live healthy lives.
We are a mobile team ready to respond and meet needs.
We collaborate and value interdisciplinary approaches to community solutions. We use data-driven, scientific methods and operate with high ethical standards.
We believe what we carry into communities matters. We will always take the door of humility, respect, and service. We listen, learn, and add value where we can.
DR DANIELLE AND JOEY WALKER
Joey and Danielle first met in 2002, as they traveled from two different states to serve communities in Mexico. They didn’t know it then, but they both had a call on their lives to serve communities around the world together.
Danielle used her 12 years of education to research HIV, malaria, health disparities and access to care. Her doctorate focused on improving access to HIV testing and care for women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She also became a Certified Health Education Specialist and has experience working at CDC, along with state and city Departments of Health. She currently works as a faculty member at a university teaching Public Health, and Meeting TENTS provides internship avenues for many of her students studying Global Health.
While Joey and Danielle have the same heart to work with communities, their natural gift sets couldn’t be more opposite. Danielle is a researcher and scientist, and Joey has incredible skills in music, counseling, behavioral health, and experience in senior pastoral roles. His heart to help those in need grew as he worked in behavioral health in youth shelters, social services, and in many churches. He currently coordinates emergency food distribution at a local church which feeds thousands of families in need each week.
Together, this unified passion to serve communities with the complimentary skills of science and compassion gave birth to Meeting TENTS back in 2006. After spending many years in training, the organization was officially incorporated in 2019. Meeting TENTS exists to improve community health outcomes through international collaborations.