Grey Dove history
Founded in 2010, Grey Dove is a non-profit focused on providing sustainable healthcare in developing communities throughout the world.
Our first mission was a response to the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti when homes, hospitals and clinics were destroyed and the need for medical help was enormous. At time, many Haitians were living in the most primitive and unsanitary conditions. Although much development work has been done in larger Haitian, there are many rural areas with huge populations that don’t have access to clean water, basic healthcare, medicine, or schooling. That is why, even though our mission is to provide sustainable healthcare throughout the world, we have continued to maintain our presence in Haiti.
Over the past six years we have worked in both Bondeau and Martel Haiti to deliver healthcare to thousands of men, women and children, and have put in place community nurses whose work focuses on providing prevention education and basic primary care.
Every three months, small teams of Haitian trained doctors and nurses travel to these remote areas to provide specialized care and to renew prescriptions for medications that treat chronic and possibly fatal conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Currently our work is focusing primarily on Martel and the children who have now enrolled in a newly constructed primary school. We have also financed the purchase of a 5 acre plot - the future home of a small medical clinic and a clean water project that will bring water from the mountains to a large cistern in the schoolyard area, where there is currently no water at all.
Our work will continue indefinitely and our need for financial support is ongoing.
Meet our founders
Rev. Clelia Pinza Garrity
The Rev. Clelia Pinza Garrity was called as deacon to St. Simons on the Sound, Ft. Walton Beach on August 15, 2016. Clelia is a native of New York City with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Clelia was ordained to the Holy Order of Deacons on April 10, 2010 in the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada. Deacon Clelia served at Christ Church, St. Michaels Parish, St. Paul’s, Delray Beach, FL and Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church in Las Vegas, NV.
Prior to her ordination, Clelia was licensed as both a clinical social worker and a Hospice Chaplain. In the late 1970s Clelia was one of the founders of the hospice program in America. During the 1990s, Clelia worked with projects throughout the United States developing social service and medical treatment programs for people living with HIV/AIDS, and while in Nevada she established the Nye County Child Advocacy Center.
Clelia has worked with the Episcopal Church in Haiti for the past 20 years, assisting in the delivery of healthcare to men, women and children who live in rural areas. She is currently the Coordinator of the Best Practices for Medical Missions to Haiti initiative, an outreach targeting Episcopal medical mission teams that are currently working in Haiti. She is also the founder of Grey Dove, Inc., an organization that has developed healthcare programs in two rural Haitian communities. Clelia is a member of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast’s Commission on Ministry and the diocesan Commission on World Mission.
Dr. Pegjan Bady, D.O
Dr. Bady, a board-certified physician has immersed himself in the world of medicine for the past twenty-five years keeping alive this tradition that has been in his family for generations. He has been a leader in Medicine, research, business and education both locally and internationally.
He has extensive experience in both for profit and nonprofit organizations, and his district ability to intertwine his knowledge of medicine and business acumen granted him a position as a medical director of one of the world’s largest health care companies.
As the Lead Physician Medical Director of DaVita-Health Care Partners, Dr. Bady was on the medical executive board that had oversight of HCPs entire business managing 203 primary care physicians in 102 locations and 1700 specialists in Nevada.
Dr. Bady has been a medical director of Nathen Adelson Hospice, and has held positions as a clinical professor at two medical schools, chief resident position in his residency program, business owner/CEO, CMO (Chief Medical Officer), Supervising physician, and Director of emergency department with background in chemistry, biochemistry, medicine and business leadership. In 2011 he attended a USC Marshal school of business designed leadership program in Los Angeles in order to advance his leadership knowledge and skills and has received the prestigious award of 2013s physician leader of the year.
He is currently the CEO/President of NuVeda Natural Medicinal Solutions, a consulting medical director of DaVita-Health Care Partners, and the CEO of Medical Systems Management. Medical Systems Management manages multiple health care companies including Pain Management Centers, Ophthalmology Centers, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, and Stem Cell Regenerative Health Centers with hundreds of physicians and team members.
After the massive earthquake in Haiti, Dr. Bady decided to join Rev. Clelia to start Gray Dove inc. with the purpose of providing healthcare and medicine to the people of Haiti.