NixCovid is a purpose-driven organization, founded to help
nix the Covid-19 crisis.
We provide certified supplies directly for state governments, hospitals, and Fortune 500 essential workforces.
NixCovid is a global team founded by Kathryn Bonesteel and Jeff Wood at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The group of former hospital executives, government staffers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and professors was brought together to get PPE and testing in the hands of every frontline worker.
With international connections and credibility in Manufacturing and Healthcare, together we have a combined 100 years + working with Fortune 50 companies in supply-chain, media, operations, and many of the biggest names in the healthcare industry.
We are taking matters into our own hands to fight Covid-19, corruption and dysfunction, by develop innovative solutions, donating to communities and directly supporting government, healthcare and essential workforces.
How we got started.
In March 2020, NixCovid was founded by Kathryn Bonesteel and Jeff Wood to help the world fight Covid-19.
After many hospitalizations battling her rare and chronic autoimmune condition, a physician who saved Kathryn Bonesteel's life told her he did not have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Leveraging Jeff's expertise in global supply chain, NixCovid came together to import and donate supplies, starting locally with healthcare workers close to their hearts in Houston, Texas.
The team then began shipping N95 masks to healthcare workers who needed them across the United States.
During the height of Covid-19, the NixCovid team directly connected state governments, labor unions and essential workforces directly to factories in North America.
Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks was our first customer, who purchased masks to donate across Texas.
Who we've helped.
With an extensive and proven supply chain, NixCovid now directly provides and distributes products across the world.
We set ourselves apart by operating with ethics centered on fairness, transparency, honesty, philanthropy and integrity.
Our collective team has helped deliver over a billion pieces of PPE for governments. Our team supported over 60% of the State of Illinois' stockpile procurement, supplies for the State of Texas and the State of New York.
For frontline workforces, we've delivered millions of supplies to companies like Tyson Foods and Adidas.
We've supplied or donated to frontline workforces at Amazon, Methodist Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston Police Department, Walgreens, MD Anderson, CVS, Kroger, and many more.
Where we are now.
Leveraging our team’s proven track record and experience, we remain diligent in carrying out our mission to to get high-quality supplies and innovation into every healthcare and frontline worker’s hands.
In 2020, Nixcovid developed strategic partnership
with two financial arms to expand the company’s financial capabilities and leverage collective expertise to further build the company's robust supply chains.
Nixcovid and our finance partners, have a global footprint with representatives in the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Hong Kong, and various Southeast Asia locations.
Nixcovid has factory relationships and distributor ships in over 20 countries for 100+ different products.
In the United States, we have partnerships with an 8(a) Certified Minority Owned Business (MBE, WBE, DBE, 8A, EDWOSB) headquartered in Virginia to distribute technology, medical and surgical supplies.
Delivery you can count on.
For logistics and delivery, Nixcovid's strategic partnership with Wen Parker Logistics extend across over 26 offices worldwide supplemented by a robust global network of agent partners in close to 100 key sourcing and consumer markets around the globe.
Collectively, our teams delivered over 1 billion pieces of PPE to the United States through air freight and over 1 billion pieces of PPE via ocean freight.
Through our relationships we have international air freight forwarder capabilities and a licensed NVOCC (Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier) for ocean freight.
Wen Parker Logistics is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), all of offices are certified and staffed to ship dangerous goods and hazardous materials by air, ocean and ground. Our partners are licensed U.S. Customs Broker with Remote Location Filing (RLF) capabilities to file customs entries with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency in all U.S. ports.
Together we are C-TPAT certified and validated and we own and/or operate bonded warehouses and distribution centers in a number of strategic markets both in the U.S. and around the globe.
Meet our leadership team.
Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Kathryn co-founded Nixcovid to help cut through supply chain challenges many of the health care workers who saved her life are facing.She has over a decade of experience working with and helping build billion dollar brands. Kathryn was nominated for Forbes 30 Under 30 for her work to help nix Covid-19, and is an advocate for perseverance through chronic illness. She serves on the Leadership Council for the National Small Business Association (NSBA), the Small Business Technology Council, and the Society of Leading Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital. Her super power is her empathy and connecting people together for the common good.
Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Jeff co-founded Nixcovid due to his entrepreneurial tendencies and his commitment to make the impossible possible. His background is in supply chain, engineering and International business. Jeff has lived in Thailand amongst many countries and understands what it takes to successfully do business internationally. His super power is establishing reliable supply chains in record timing while building long lasting strategic relationships.
Laura Senior Garcia
Vice President, Operations
Laura is a highly goal and people oriented leader. Her background is in international business and consulting. Laura has worked all over the world with Fortune 10 companies in corporate and industrial settings. She enjoys being a part of a team that will push the boundaries and make things happen while building genuine relationships. Her super power is simplifying complex situations and operations and always looking for win win outcomes.
Blake Sherwood 石邦力
Strategic Partner, Director of Supply Chain Logistics
Blake helped the State of Illinois amongst others to source key products during the most critical stage of the Covid 19 pandemic.
His background is in logistics and finance. Blake has lived in Asia. He speaks enough Mandarin to dangerous and understands the intricacies of international markets and how to overcome the challenges of working across the globe. His superpower is helping operations to flow from A - Z in a highly efficient manner.
Vice President, Contracts & Logistics
John has 30+ years of management experience in federal contracts and heavy industry. He served as the Regional Manager of a tribal AA in the District of Columbia. He specialized in federal contracts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
At FBDC, McAleer oversaw all aspects of commercial government projects, including design-build, contract negotiations, coordination of capital and operating expenditures, and implementation on marketing strategies. Currently, McAleer serves as Vice President, 3PH, LLC – a SDVOB, federal contracting firm located in the Nation’s Capital Region.
Vice President, Business Development
Susan has more than 28 years' leadership experience in policy, public speaking and education. She was head of ForwARd Arkansas foundation, a collaboration between the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation. Susan previously served as the policy and special projects director at the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE).
She also served as the director of state services at the National Center for Education Achievement, the Secretary’s Regional Representative at the U.S. Department of Education and founding executive director at the Texas Public Education Reform Foundation. Her super power is creating equity through advocacy.
Strategic Partner, Director of Marketing
Tom grew up in Boston and is currently living in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He accelerates in Customer Acquisition, Strategic Partnerships and Community Building with 12 total years experience.
Worked at JetSmarter where he was head of Business Development and has had many successful ventures to date. Currently he focuses all his time and resources to the PPE space that he has heavily been involved in since March, 2020. Please feel free to ask him about his proven track record.
He loves to travel and network. Graduated from the University of Tampa with a degree in Entrepreneurship.
Strategic Partner, Beautiful Brains
Christian is an entrepreneur and owner of Beautiful Brains, having had notable success delivering PPE during the pandemic. She is a recipient of the “WomenChanging the World” and the Minority Technology Entrepreneur Awards, and the National Grid Minority Woman Technical Grant.
In 2016, she was invited by President Obama to the White House to represent up and coming entrepreneurs.
She currently sits on the Boards of the Erie County Legislature Chairman’s Cabinet, African American Veterans Monument and Girls Get IT, a non-profit dedicated to encouraging talented girls to focus on science, technology and math as a career.
Christian’s an integral part of the Techstars Buffalo Leadership Board and Launch NY Entrepreneur in Residence. She’s an adjunct professor for the Blackstone Launchpad at the University of Buffalo, and an ambassador and mentor for the Buffalo Urban League.
Strategic Partner, Wen Parker Logistics
Wen-Parker Logistics, Inc. (WPL) is a global freight forwarder and supply chain solutions provider. A privately-held firm, WPL was established in 1997 by founder and principal owner Alex New. Headquartered 25 miles from New York City, Wen Parker Logistics three Asia regional headquarters locations in Hong Kong, Jakarta, and Delhi. WPL operates a total of 26 offices worldwide supplemented by a robust global network of agent partners in close to 100 key sourcing and consumer markets around the globe. WPL is a non-asset based air freight forwarder and a licensed NVOCC (Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier) for ocean freight. A proud member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), all of our offices are certified and staffed to ship dangerous goods and hazardous materials by air, ocean and ground. WPL is a licensed U.S. Customs Broker with Remote Location Filing (RLF) capabilities to file customs entries with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency in all U.S. ports. WPL is both C-TPAT certified and validated and we both own and/or operate bonded warehouses and distribution centers in a number of strategic markets both in the U.S. and around the globe.
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