Staff and Board

It is a promise we can keep because of the commitment of our donors to make a difference in the lives of people who face all kinds of deadly threats—from massive earthquakes to a simple lack of clean water. Working together, we are improving health outcomes for millions of people in need each year.

Our Board

Jerry Leamon
Chairman of the Board, Americares Foundation;
Former Managing Director, Deloitte

Alma Jane (Leila) Macauley
Co-founder and Vice Chairman, Americares Foundation

Robert G. Leary
Vice Chairman, Americares Foundation;
Chief Executive Officer, TIAA Global Asset Management

Michael J. Nyenhuis
President and Chief Executive Officer

Elizabeth Peale Allen
Chairman of the Board, Guideposts

Carol B. Bauer
Former Chairman, Norwalk Hospital
Board of Trustees

Robert M. Baylis
Former Chairman, Gildan Activewear, Inc.

Jeffrey T. Becker
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jennison Associates

Katy Close, MD, MPH
Volunteer Physician, Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Elizabeth Furst Frank
Executive Vice President and Chief Programming Officer, AMC Theatres


Steve Gallucci
New York Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP

Bryan C. Hanson
Executive Vice President and Group President, Minimally Invasive Therapies Group, Medtronic

C. Robert Henrikson
Former Chairman, President and CEO, MetLife, Inc.

Samhita A. P. Jayanti

Paul J. Kuehner
President, Building and Land Technology

C. Dean Maglaris
Chief Executive Officer, Cytogel Pharma, LLC

Keith McAllister
Partner, Accelent

Joseph J. Rucci Jr., Esq.
Partner, Rucci Law Group, LLC

Alan G. Rwambuya
Former Senior Vice President, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Wealth Management

Stephen I. Sadove
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Saks Incorporated

Sarah Saint-Amand
SVP Real Estate Development, Empire State Development


Our Leadership

Michael J. Nyenhuis
President and Chief Executive Officer

Dennis Rice
Chief Information Officer and SVP, Innovation

Richard K. Trowbridge, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer and SVP, Operations

Kevin R. Gilrain
SVP, Human Resources

Jed Selkowitz
SVP and Chief Marketing Officer

Dr. E. Anne Peterson, MD, MPH
SVP, Global Programs

Christine Squires
Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer



Global Medical Advisors

Jason Bradt, M.D.
Medical Director, Urology
Astellas Pharma

Robert Bristow, M.D.         
Director, Disaster Medicine,
Division of Emergency Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Arnold W. Cohen, M.D.    
Professor and Chair, Obstetrics-Gynecology
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA

Terry Conroy, R.Ph.      

Edward V. Craig, M.D.      
Professor, Orthopedics
Hospital for Special Surgery,
Weill-Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY

Thomas P. Duffy, M.D.     
Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

David Durack, M.D.          
Former Senior VP, Corporate Medical Affairs
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Co.)

Philip Fischer, M.D.           
Professor of Pediatrics
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN

Randall Flick, M.D.
Chair, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

John L. Foggle, M.D.           
Assistant Professor, Brown University
Department of Emergency Medicine,
Attending Physician
Rhode Island Hospital

Karen Gottlieb, RN, MBA
Executive Director
Americares Free Clinics

David Russell Hill, M.D.
Professor of Medical Sciences
Global Public Health, 
Frank H. Netter School of Medicine
Quinnipiac University;

Lisa Hilmi, RN, MPH 
Adjunct Fellow
Center for Public Health Initiatives, and
Senior Global Health Ambassador
School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania;
Emergency Pediatric Nurse
Franklin Square Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD

Silvio Inzucchi, M.D. 
Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Haren Joshi, M.D.  
Director of Emergency Medical Services,
City of Ahmedabad, India;
Director of Traumatology, Academy of Traumatology;
Director of Shamalaji Hospital Project

Paul Kirwin, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Suzanne Lagarde, M.D.    
Executive Director and CEO
Fair Haven Community Health Center
Chair, Board of Directors, Project Access-New Haven
New Haven, CT

Amy Liebeskind, M.D.     
Attending Radiologist,
Musculoskeletal and Body Imaging, MRI
Maimonides Medical Center
Park Ave. Radiologists, New York, NY

George Little, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth,
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH

Robert McGlynn, M.D.     
Ophthalmic Consultants of Vermont
South Burlington, Vermont

Maria D. Mileno, M.D.      
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine,
Infectious Diseases
Brown University School of Medicine
Providence, RI

Hillary Nierenberg ARNP MPH  
Chief of Operations Non-invasive Cardiology
New York/ Presbyterian Hospital;
Asst. Clinical Professor of Nursing
Columbia University Medical Center 
New York, NY

Dinesh Patel, M.D.  
Chief of Arthroscopic Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA;
Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Harvard University Medical School, 
Boston, MA

Sumant Ramachandra, M.D.
Senior VP & Chief Scientific Officer,
Hospira, Inc.

Asghar Rastegar, M.D.      
Professor of Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Scott Ratzan, M.D.
VP, Global Corporate Affairs
Anheuser-Busch InBev;
Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives

William Rosenblatt, M.D. 
Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT;
President and Founder
REMEDY, Recovered Medical Equipment for the Developing World

Alice Rosenberg, RN         
Nurse Navigator
Science Applications International Corporation and National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Majid Sadigh, M.D. 
Infectious Diseases, Global Health, and
Site Director for Medical Students,
University of Vermont School of Medicine

Robert Schreibman, DDS    
Pediatric Dentistry
President, Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach

John Setaro, M.D.   
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Cardiology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Patricia Wetherill, M.D.    
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine
Infectious Diseases and Hospital Infection Control
Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk, CT

Norman Werdiger, M.D.   
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology
Yale School of Medicine

Stephen Winter, M.D.
Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT;
Clinical Professor of Medicine,
Yale University School of Medicine,
New Haven, CT

Leadership Council

Robert G. Leary (co-chair)
Chief Executive Officer, TIAA Global Asset Management

Joseph W. Merrill (co-chair)
Managing Member, Nor’East Capital LLC

Robert M. Baylis
Chairman (ret), Gildan Activewear Inc.

Cynthia Z. Brighton
President & Treasurer, Hay Island Holding Co.
Vice Chairman & Director, Swisher International

John F. Brock
CEO, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

Mary Brock
Owner, WNBA Atlanta Dream

William B. Buchanan, Jr.
CEO, Lazard Capital Markets

Elizabeth R. Chandler
Partner, ALKeMi Partners, LLC

Jay Chandler
Head of Capital Markets, Liquidnet

James A. Conroy
Partner, Olympus Partners

Roberta Conroy
Trustee, Greens Farms Academy

Patrick J. Durkin
Managing Director, Barclays Capital

Scot Eisenfelder
Former SVP of Strategy, AutoNation

David Erickson
Operating Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners

Steve Gallucci
New York Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP

Joseph A. Garofoli
Partner, ROC Global Securities LLC

David Gluckman
Co-Head of Lazard’s Global Healthcare Group
Lazard Frères & Co.

Kim E. Jeffery
Chairman, Nestlé Waters North America Inc .

Mary K. Jeffery
Honorary Board Member, Kids in Crisis

William K. Judice
Formerly Duquesne Capital

Bill Krivoshik
Senior Vice President and Chief Information
Officer, Time Warner Inc

Rose Krivoshik
Director, Home for the Brave

William Laverack
Chairman and CEO, Laverack Capital Partners

Tracy L. Merrill
President, Half Moon Foundation

Michael R. Parker
President, Parker Global Strategies, LLC

Cary Potter
Director, KeyBanc Capital Markets

Paul Reilly
Head of Central Region, Bank of America
Merrill Lynch

Matt Schiffman
Head of Global Marketing, Legg Mason Global
Asset Management