Luke joins the USGLC after serving as Deputy District Director for Representative Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska. During his tenure with Congressman Fortenberry, Luke served as Campaign Manager, and also managed district staff and spearheaded outreach initiatives throughout the state. Earlier, Luke interned in Congressman David Schweikert’s office in Arizona and was a research intern for the Kayany Foundation in Lebanon. Luke attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, where he studied political theory and the philosophy of religion. Luke will be based in Phoenix as he executes USGLC’s Western outreach.
As the United States continues to fight COVID-19 at home and around the world, health care workers are at the front lines of the response. I recently spoke with Dr. Paul Lynch, an anesthesiologist— and a member of USGLC’s Arizona Advisory Committee—who traveled to New York City to offer his services at epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak: The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan. While working at the hospital, he contracted COVID-19.
The catastrophic domestic and global effects of coronavirus begs the question: why was the world so unprepared for this virus? In search of some answers, I recently spoke with Ambassador Roger Meece, former U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2004 – 2007) and Malawi (2000 – 2003) and a member of the USGLC’s Washington State Advisory Committee.