Bringing Relief to Victims of Hurricane Harvey: The Work of Barbara Stokes

In the end of October 2017, Barbara Stokes, CEO of Green Structure Homes (or GSH), and Scott Stokes, COO, announced the creation of new jobs in six states. The creation of these jobs will support the $28.5M FEMA contract that GSH was recently awarded.

The money from this contract is of great assistance to GSH’s disaster relief work and allows the company to provide safe, efficient, modular housing in, most recently, areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. Stokes understands that, as she explains it, “After a disaster, nothing is more important than ensuring the safety of families residing in our homes.” The modular housing designed by GSH is efficient, offer safety features, and an active fire-suppression system. When asked about the recent FEMA contract, Stokes said, “GSH is proud to support FEMA’s mission to provide relief to all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We are committed to providing the very best in value and quality to our customers.” Read more about Barbara Stokes at

GSH was founding in 2008 by Barbara Stokes and Scott Stokes. It is worth noting that GSH was awarded multiple FEMA contracts in 2016 as well, and their commitment to helping disaster victims secure safe housing is strong. Barbara Stokes graduated from Mercer University in Macon, GA, in 2001, having studied Biomedical Engineering and Physics. Barbara also studied in several other technical fields while at Mercer, which all gave her knowledge and experience that she brings to GSH.

Barbara has formerly worked at the Pisces Corporation and Boeing, both of which gave her great experience in government contracting.

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Stokes understands the impact that the creation of these new jobs will have. She has said that the work of GSH and their new employees “will support local business and accelerate direct and indirect job growth in the surrounding areas.”

In addition to being a vital asset in disaster relief, Stokes is also an active volunteer in the Huntsville, AL community and is a mother of three. Barbara Stokes is “all in” – she loves her children, she serves the community around her, and has devoted her work life to helping people find security. Visit her Linkedin profile to know more.

Find Out why Dr. David Samadi Believes Surgery is More Effective than Radio Therapy at Treating Localized Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is prevalent in American men. In fact, it ranks second after skin cancer as the most common cancer in American men. The American cancer society predictions for 2018 stress the prevalence of prostate cancer in American men. The society expects over 165 thousand new cases of prostate cancer and 29 thousand deaths as a result of the disease.

In 2017, 161,360 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential nominee, was among those diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. Romney joined the long list of American politicians including John Kerry, Colin Powell, etc. who have had a brush with prostate cancer. Like Kerry and Powell, Romney opted for surgery as opposed to undergoing radiation sessions meant to treat prostate cancer. And just like Kerry and Powell, Romney is a survivor of prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer ceased to be a death sentence disease, especially when diagnosed in time, according to Dr. David Samadi—a popular American urologist. Early diagnosis and treatment are the surest ways of beating back prostate cancer. The method of treatment (whether radiation or surgery) is a critical determinant of whether a patient survives prostate cancer or otherwise.

After many years of research and practice in diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, Dr. David Samadi is convinced that surgery is superior to radiation, especially when prostate cancer is budding. And the Lenox Hill Hospital-based urologist has many reasons to believe so. Dr. David Samadi draws from a study published in the journal “European Urology,” which was concluded on the premise that surgery is more effective than radiation therapy at treating localized prostate cancer. In addition, Dr. Samadi emphasizes that radiation therapy is capable of altering the human body at the cellular level resulting in secondary cancers. Rectal and bladder cancers are common among prostate cancer patients that opted for radiotherapy over surgery. What ‘s more, prostate cancer patients who choose radiation therapy are more likely—twice as likely—to die sooner than their counterparts, whose prostates are removed surgically.

Dr. David Samadi

A board-certified urologist, Dr. David Samadi is one of the most sought-after urologists in the U.S. The fact that he was the highest paid doctor—earning $7.6 million—in New York in 2012 speaks to the trust that people have on him.

Dr. David Samadi has been practicing medicine for over a decade. He started out his career at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. He later moved to Mt. Sinai School of Medicine before commencing his tenure at Lenox.

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