Meet the Founders

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Chris Toews

Co Founder & Managing Partner

Chris Toews {pronounced Taves} is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Repatriation Global. He is a resident of Atlanta, GA, and has more than 15 years experience directing humanitarian relief and development programs internationally. He has strong expertise in emergency crisis management and logistics, government relations and insurance protocols.

He has worked overseas in a variety of humanitarian contexts reaching from war-torn Sudan to disaster-stricken Haiti, the Middle East, Subsaharan Africa and Asia. Responsible for humanitarian response teams and their wellbeing in hard to reach places, Toews has navigated the repatriation and medical evacuation process many times and is acutely aware of the dynamics that these situations create.

From an early age, Toews has lived internationally including South Sudan, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo—attending language school in the South of France and British boarding school. With an extensive network, both professionally and personally, he is uniquely situated to provide logistical expertise to ensure the repatriation process goes as smooth as possible.  As a family man, Toews attributes a deeper meaning to his logistics work, aiming to ensure that no family should ever have to walk through this experience alone in the wake of a tragedy.

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Paul Wagner

Co Founder & Managing Partner

With over 15 years of experience as an international disaster response specialist and business startup professional, Paul possesses an acute understanding of the inherent challenges of operating in overseas environments.

Paul’s capacities are largely in operations and logistics in multinational contexts. He has coordinated logistics and built and managed operations and teams in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia across both private and public sectors.

With fluent Spanish and advanced Arabic, Paul is a multilinguist with a deep cross-cultural understanding. He works with our international teams, in repatriation operations, and liaison with families and corporations.

Advisory Board

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Rev Patrick Fleming

Licensed Funeral Director

Rev. Patrick Fleming, a licensed funeral director, managed a funeral home in Ithaca, New York, from 1979 to 1986. He served as a professor of mortuary science at SUNY-Canton, where he acted as program director from 1986 to 1994.

Over the past 25 years, he has worked in Haiti, Mexico, the Bahamas, and Nova Scotia as part of disaster relief teams, including in recovery efforts for Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina.

Since 2013, Rev. Fleming has worked with injured veterans and their spouses, providing support to them as they transition to civilian life while adapting to their injuries. His work with veterans involves direct support in the event of a death, including follow-up care for the surviving relatives.