About Us

Our Mission


Wells World Services' primary mission is to provide exemplary medical care and support to Department of Defense Contract Companies while forward deployed overseas, which allows our Joint Task Force customer to carry out their mission.

We accomplish this mission through hiring the very best and brightest medical professionals on the planet and placing them where they are needed most. This cadre of highly trained and accomplished experts comes with years of experience in emergency medicine, surgery, urgent care, and/or occupational medicine. They are the cream of the crop and are hand picked for their superior track record in practice and academics. They hail from the most prestigious university medical schools in the country, i.e., Harvard Medical School, USC Keck School of Medicine, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Yale, and George Washington University, to name just a few. Each has a keen thirst for adventure and self-sacrifice. All of them have experience in either worldwide humanitarian efforts and/or military combat. Many have held military officer ranks, top academic appointments, and credentials at top American universities and hospitals.

Presense and Combined Experience


Our men and women have served on all seven continents, i.e., with a current presence in Southwest Asia, Africa, and the Persian Gulf to name just few. Our collective experience includes humanitarian efforts to earthquake torn Haiti, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Antarctica, the Alaskan pipeline, Desert Storm, Desert Shield, OIF, OEF, South America, and Mexico. You name it, we've been there.

Physicians and Healthcare Providers Who Care


Our unwavering mission is to provide impeccable patient care and other services in accordance with state and federal regulations so that your company can enjoy increased productivity, job satisfaction, retention and reduced time off work due to injury or illness. We accomplish this by hiring passionate, cream of the crop professionals who pride themselves in giving their very best, thus maximizing your value.


Shawn Wells, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Wells is a retired Army Officer veteran who served 20 years on active duty, most of which was in forward deployed, often austere locations. He has over 26 years of medical experience as an EMT, Paramedic, Family Practice PA, Emergency Medicine PA and an Occupational Health PA. During his military career he held positions as a platoon leader, Company Commander and Area III Surgeon in South Korea. After retiring from the Army Mr. Wells worked on Alaska's North Slope as an Emergency Medicine and Occupational Health PA and in an Emergency Department in New Mexico caring for Native Americans. He has gleaned much of his leadership knowledge and style from his years of leadership in the Army. His professional and life philosophy is simple, "...empower those in your charge...take good care of them, allowing them to do what they do best and approach your duties with a servant's heart."

Richard Handley, Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Handley has been with Wells World Services (WWS) from its inception and helped to establish the very first location in Southwest Asia. He is a NCCPA board certified and California licensed PA in good standing and holds two doctorates, having recently completed the Doctor of Medicine degree.  He served in both the Colorado Air National Guard and US Navy, where he ultimately earned a commission as a Navy Medical Service Corps Officer (Lieutenant). 

In 2000, after honorable discharge, he pursued civilian practice in the subspecialties of family medicine, urgent care, occupational and emergency medicine.  He is a member of the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research, most recently published in the British Medical Journal, and is currently in Boston working toward a Master's degree in Healthcare Quality and Safety at Harvard Medical School.

To view full CV details see: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drhandley/

Jill Misuraca, Program Manager

Jill Misuraca came to Wells World Services on a very strong recommendation from one of our larger clients. She has lived up to and far exceeded expectations at Wells and is a very valued and integral part of the organization. Currently, she serves as the Medical Program Manager for Wells World Services, and brings decades of government contracting experience to the table. Jill's responsibilities are many, but she is a master organizer and gets things done! In short order, she has built the physical exam process at Wells into a well-oiled machine. Patients and clients repeatedly praise her for her attention to detail and prompt, personal assistance. Before Wells, she served three years as Medical Office Manager for a very high profile Army Aviation Special Operations group in Savannah, GA. Jill is a proud and honorably discharged veteran of the US Army and has served her country overseas in Iraq. 

Karla Demby, MD, Senior Medical Director

Dr. Demby, M.D., F.A.C.P., practices Adult Internal Medicine, providing both inpatient hospital care and outpatient services in Cortez, Colorado since 1994. In 2000, she founded Southwest Internal Medicine as a solo practitioner and has subsequently expanded the practice to include four Internists. She attended Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, obtaining a B.A. in chemistry. She received her M.D. from the University of Kansas. Her residency training included three years at the Rockford Family Medicine Program in Rockford, Illinois from, after which she became board certified in Family Practice.

Choosing to focus on adult primary care, she completed an Internal Medicine Residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, serving as chief resident her third year. She is also an associate clinical professor for the University of Colorado Medical School, where she has received numerous teaching awards. She is currently the medical director for the Southwest Health Systems Physician Hospital Organization.

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Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.

For questions pertaining to physical exams, please email them to Jill Misuraca at jill.misuraca@wellsworldservices.com. Any questions regarding interest in working for WWS, please email Dr. Richard Handley at richard.handley@wellsworldservices.com 

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818-679-3363 or 970-560-2825