Todd Shea is the founder of Comprehensive Disaster Response Services (CDRS) a Pakistan-based charity also registered in the US. Todd is a singer, musician and a songwriter who has traveled all over the World performing his music. Todd got his inspiration to play music during the dark teen age years he went through after his mother’s death. The difficult times that Todd experienced in his early years taught him many life lessons, and he developed strong feelings towards humanity and the desire to help people harmed by tragedy. Todd eventually began to use music to share his experiences and convey a healing message to help troubled teenagers to get through their own hard times.
On 9/11, Todd never knew that his life would take such a drastic change and he would find abilities which he wasn't even aware of before the unfortunate event which affected the entire World and destroyed thousands of families. Todd had been visiting New York for a musical concert but instead put his guitar down to respond to the tragedy he witnessed from his hotel room window. Since then Todd has been directly involved in many disasters, providing logistics and operational support.
Todd has been working with and supporting many missions and organizations responding to disasters. Todd’s experiences include volunteering after the disastrous tsunami in Sri Lanka in 2005 and in the same year he worked as a logistics coordinator and animal rescuer during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. He then worked to deploy a group of doctors to the Pakistan earthquake in October 2005. Since then he has been working in Pakistan to assist people who were affected by natural disasters and conflict. In 2010 he initiated a mission to deploy doctors in Haiti to help those affected by the devastating earthquake, in early 2011 he provided disaster relief services to tsunami victims in Japan, assisted in the coordination of relief during Hurricane Sandy in New York in 2012 and deployed to The Philippines to provide logistical support to several Humanitarian organizations responding to Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
In 2014, Todd and CDRS continued to operate a Mother & Child Health Center in Northern Swat and began a collaboration with Imran Khan Foundation (IKF) to provide Mobile Medical Teams and major health system support in Bannu for the people of North Waziristan who have been forced to flee fighting between the Pakistan Army and The Taliban, and for communities affected by the flood emergency in Puhjab and AJK. In 2015, CDRS plans to further expand their collaboration with IKF and work with many other partners on projects focusing on health, Women's Empowerment and the Welfare of Children.