Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world Margaret Mead

Today, we are at work in more than 90 countries around the world and in nearly every state in the U.S. Our promise is simple: wherever and whenever people are in crisis, we will bring the help they need.

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, your passion to help and our ability to deliver makes the world a healthier place for more and more people every day.

  • Our Board

    C. Dean Maglaris
    C. Dean Maglaris

    C. Dean Maglaris

    Chairman of the Board, AmeriCares Foundation

    Mr. Maglaris joined the AmeriCares board in 2004 was elected Chairman in 2011. He is the CEO of Cytogel Pharma, LLC, a bio-pharmaceutical development company. He retired from Pfizer Inc. after 33 years where he held executive leadership positions in marketing and general management.  He has also worked as a health care consultant, advising companies on business development, strategic planning, marketing and management. Mr. Maglaris is a past trustee of the New Canaan Country School and past Chairman of the University of Vermont Board of Trustees. He has a B.S. from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University.   

    C. Dean Maglaris
    Chairman of the Board, AmeriCares Foundation
    Alma Jane (Leila) Macauley
    Alma Jane (Leila) Macauley

    Alma Jane (Leila) Macauley

    Co-founder and Vice Chairman, AmeriCares Foundation

    Mrs. Macauley is the Co-founder and Vice Chairman of AmeriCares. She is Executive Director of Friends of Children, a nonprofit foundation promoting the well-being of orphaned, abandoned, sick and injured children around the world, and a founding director of Covenant House in Florida and Good Counsel in New York and New Jersey. Mrs. Macauley received her M.A. from the University of Miami in Guidance and Counseling.

    Alma Jane (Leila) Macauley
    Co-founder and Vice Chairman, AmeriCares Foundation
    Jerry Leamon
    Jerry Leamon

    Jerry Leamon

    Vice Chairman, AmeriCares Foundation; Former Managing Director, Deloitte

    Mr. Leamon joined the AmeriCares board in 2005. He is a former Managing Director at Deloitte, responsible for all client and market-facing programs, including the Global Strategic Clients, Strategic Clients, and Global Industry Programs, as well as Marketing and Business Development. Mr. Leamon graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.B.A. in accounting, where he participated in a co-op student program with the Internal Revenue Service and earned CPA certification.

    Jerry Leamon
    Vice Chairman, AmeriCares Foundation; Former Managing Director, Deloitte
    Michael J. Nyenhuis
    Michael J. Nyenhuis

    Michael J. Nyenhuis

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Michael J. Nyenhuis joined AmeriCares in 2014 as its President and Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he leads a global organization with partners in 90 countries and an annual budget of approximately $500 million. He oversees offices in the U.S., India, Haiti, Japan, Sri Lanka, along with a network of free health clinics in AmeriCares home state of Connecticut and the AmeriCares Family Clinic in El Salvador. Previously, Nyenhuis was with global nonprofit MAP International since 1995, serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2014. A native of Minnesota, Nyenhuis holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University.

    Michael J. Nyenhuis
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Elizabeth Peale Allen
    Elizabeth Peale Allen

    Elizabeth Peale Allen

    Chairman of the Board, Guideposts

    Ms. Allen joined the AmeriCares board in 2010. She is Chairman of the Board of the publishing and inspirational ministry Guideposts. She also serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the Trinity Pawling School and is a member of the Hudson Valley advisory council for M&T Bank. She is also active on many civic and community affairs boards. Ms. Allen graduated from Mount Holyoke College.

    Elizabeth Peale Allen
    Chairman of the Board, Guideposts
    Carol B. Bauer
    Carol B. Bauer

    Carol B. Bauer

    Former Chairman, Norwalk Hospital Board of Trustees

    Ms. Bauer joined the AmeriCares board in 2002. She currently serves as a chaplain at Norwalk Hospital, where she served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2001. She previously taught physically and mentally handicapped children and has lectured in French history. Ms. Bauer has also served on the boards of The United Way, the American Heart Association, the Honey Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Connecticut and the Green Lake Conference Center in Wisconsin. Ms. Bauer received a B.A. from Harris Teachers College and attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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

    Robert M. Baylis

    Former Chairman, Gildan Activewear, Inc.

    Mr. Baylis, a former investment banker, joined the board in 2013. He retired from Credit Suisse First Boston in 1996 after 33 years with the investment banking firm and its associated corporations, including serving as Chairman and CEO of C.S. First Boston Pacific. He went on to serve as Chairman of the Board of Gildan Activewear Inc. until 2012. He currently serves as lead director of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. He also serves as a trustee of the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, as a trustee and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and on the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology. Mr. Baylis is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School.

    Robert M. Baylis
    Former Chairman, Gildan Activewear, Inc.
    Elizabeth Furst Frank
    Elizabeth Furst Frank

    Elizabeth Furst Frank

    Executive Vice President and Chief Programming Officer, AMC Theatres

    Ms. Frank returned to the AmeriCares board in 2012. She is Executive Vice President and Chief Programming Officer for AMC Theatres. She previously was a member of the AmeriCares board from 2004 to 2006 before joining the organization’s senior management team. From 2006 to 2010 she served as AmeriCares Senior Vice President of Global Programs overseeing all aid deliveries in the United States and abroad, including all emergency response activities, in-kind donations from corporate partners, logistics and inventory management. During her tenure, she visited AmeriCares programs in India, El Salvador, Haiti, Cambodia, Honduras, Lebanon, Armenia and Romania. Ms. Frank previously worked for Time Warner as Vice President of Corporate Strategic Planning and spent nine years at McKinsey & Company as a partner in Media and Consumer Practices. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Harvard University.

    Elizabeth Furst Frank
    Executive Vice President and Chief Programming Officer, AMC Theatres
    C. Robert Henrikson
    C. Robert Henrikson

    C. Robert Henrikson

    Former Chairman, President and CEO, MetLife, Inc.

    Mr. Henrikson, the former Chairman, President and CEO of MetLife, Inc., joined the AmeriCares board in 2011. He currently serves on the board of Invesco Ltd. and has been nominated for the board of Swiss Re Holding in 2012. He also serves as chairman of the S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education and serves on the boards of The New York Botanical Garden, the New York Philharmonic, and the Partnership for New York City. He is a member of the board of trustees of the American Museum of Natural History and Emory University. He is a former chairman of the American Council of Life Insurers and the Financial Services Forum. In 2010, President Obama appointed him to the President’s Export Council, the foremost national advisory committee on international trade. Mr. Henrikson received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law.

    C. Robert Henrikson
    Former Chairman, President and CEO, MetLife, Inc.
    Samhita A. P. Jayanti
    Samhita A. P. Jayanti

    Samhita A. P. Jayanti

    Palantir

    Ms. Jayanti joined the AmeriCares board in 2013. She works at Palantir, a data analytics technology company. Between 2008 and early 2014, Samhita was President and Chief Executive Officer of G3 US, an intelligence and investigative consulting firm. She previously worked as a freelance editor and writer for Harvard Business School, for Atlas Books as Associate Editor and Business Manager and spent three years at J.P. Morgan as an analyst. Samhita currently serves on the New York Public Library’s Council. She earned a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and lives in New York and Greenwich. Samhita has lived and worked in various countries in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia and North America.

    Samhita A. P. Jayanti
    Palantir
    Paul J. Kuehner
    Paul J. Kuehner

    Paul J. Kuehner

    President, Building and Land Technology

    Mr. Kuehner joined the AmeriCares board in 2010. He is President of Building and Land Technology, where he has worked since 1989. He is founder of the Men’s Ministry of St. Mary’s Church in Ridgefield, Conn., and a past chairman of the Annual Bishop’s Appeal for the Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn. Mr. Kuehner earned a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Emory University.

    Paul J. Kuehner
    President, Building and Land Technology
    Robert G. Leary
    Robert G. Leary

    Robert G. Leary

    Executive Vice President and President, TIAA-CREF Asset Management

    Mr. Leary joined the AmeriCares board in 2010. He is Executive Vice President and President of TIAA-CREF Asset Management. Previously, he was CEO of ING Insurance U.S. from 2009 to 2011 and Chairman and CEO of ING Investment Management Americas from 2007 through 2009. He also served on the board of the ING Foundation. Prior to joining ING, he held senior positions with American International Group and J.P. Morgan. He began his career as a lawyer with White & Case. Mr. Leary is a graduate of Union College and earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

    Robert G. Leary
    Executive Vice President and President, TIAA-CREF Asset Management
    Keith McAllister
    Keith McAllister

    Keith McAllister

    Principal, Upside Media

    Mr. McAllister joined the AmeriCares board in 2013. He is Principal at Upside Media, a digital media consultancy. Previously, Mr. McAllister has been CEO of Wochit, CEO of Mochila, and head of Thomson Reuters Consumer Media. Mr. McAllister started his career as a journalist and spent 17 years at CNN where he served as Executive Vice President and Managing Editor and won Emmy, Edward R. Murrow, Peabody, National Headliner and other awards. He earned a B.A. in English from Amherst College.

    Keith McAllister
    Principal, Upside Media
    Joseph J. Rucci Jr., Esq.
    Joseph J. Rucci Jr., Esq.

    Joseph J. Rucci Jr., Esq.

    Partner, Rucci Law Group, LLC

    Mr. Rucci joined the AmeriCares board in 2001. He is a founder and member of the Rucci Law Group, LLC in Darien, Conn. Mr. Rucci concentrates in business law, commercial law and not-for-profit law, and is admitted to practice before the Connecticut Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He holds a J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law and a Bachelor of Social Science degree from Fairfield University.

    Joseph J. Rucci Jr., Esq.
    Partner, Rucci Law Group, LLC
    Alan G. Rwambuya
    Alan G. Rwambuya

    Alan G. Rwambuya

    Senior Vice President, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Wealth Management

    Mr. Rwambuya joined the board in 2013. He is a Private Client Advisor at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Wealth Management. Prior to joining U.S. Trust, Mr. Rwambuya spent 10 years at Barclays Capital as a senior banker in Global Financial Credit Risk, Leveraged Finance and Financial Sponsor Groups. He was previously employed at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in the Financial Sponsors Group. In 2009, Mr. Rwambuya and his wife, Melissa, founded the Ugandan Girl Organization, a nonprofit devoted to improving educational opportunities for girls in Uganda. Mr. Rwambuya holds a B.A. in economics from Clark University and an M.B.A from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

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

    Stephen I. Sadove

    Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Saks Incorporated

    Mr. Sadove joined the board in 2014 shortly after retiring as chairman and chief executive officer of Saks Incorporated. Prior to joining Saks in 2002, Mr. Sadove built a distinguished marketing and consumer products career with General Foods USA and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company where he led the Clairol division and completed the sale of the beauty care business to Procter & Gamble. He currently serves as chairman of the Hamilton College Board of Trustees and chairman of the National Retail Federation. He also serves on the boards of several public companies including Colgate-Palmolive, JCPenney, Aramark and Ruby Tuesday. Mr. Sadove is a graduate of Hamilton College and holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He is also a recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science Degree from LIM College.

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

    Beverly Schuch

    Former Anchor and Correspondent for CNN

    Ms. Schuch was the former host of CNN’s award-winning program, Pinnacle, for 14 years. Her credits include an Emmy Award for outstanding interview and interviewer, the George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award for her participation in CNN’s coverage of the 1987 stock market crash, as well as the New York Film Festival Finalist Award for Pinnacle. She graduated from Muskingum College in Ohio and attended the University of Barcelona as well as Simmons College for graduate studies. 

    Beverly Schuch
    Former Anchor and Correspondent for CNN
    Fred Weisman
    Fred Weisman

    Fred Weisman

    President (Ret.), Aviation Management Services

    Mr. Weisman joined the AmeriCares board in 2003. He is the former President of Aviation Management Services, a business aviation consulting company. Prior to that, he held positions with PepsiCo Airlease Corporation, Texas International Airlines, Bonanza Airlines, Trans World Airlines and Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Mr. Weisman has long been active with AmeriCares and the HomeFront volunteer home repair program, among other charities. In 2003, he and his wife Joan were named Outstanding Philanthropists for Connecticut by the Connecticut & Fairfield County chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Business Management and earned a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Parks College of St. Louis University.

    Fred Weisman
    President (Ret.), Aviation Management Services

    Leadership Team

    Michael J. Nyenhuis
    Michael J. Nyenhuis

    Michael J. Nyenhuis

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Michael J. Nyenhuis joined AmeriCares in 2014 as its President and Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he leads a global organization with partners in 90 countries and an annual budget of approximately $500 million. He oversees offices in the U.S., India, Haiti, Japan, Sri Lanka, along with a network of free health clinics in AmeriCares home state of Connecticut and the AmeriCares Family Clinic in El Salvador. Previously, Nyenhuis was with global nonprofit MAP International since 1995, serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2014. A native of Minnesota, Nyenhuis holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University.

    Michael J. Nyenhuis
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Carol Shattuck
    Carol Shattuck

    Carol Shattuck

    Chief of Staff and SVP, Communications and Marketing

    As Chief of Staff, Carol interfaces with the President and CEO, department heads and the Board of Directors to ensure the organization runs effectively and efficiently.

    In addition, she oversees all facets of the organization's communication and marketing functions, as well as the AmeriCares Free Clinics program. Since joining AmeriCares in 2002 she has traveled to dozens of countries including aid missions to Haiti, Sri Lanka, El Salvador, Peru and India.

    Carol has more than 25 years of experience in management, development, marketing and communications in the private, nonprofit and government sectors. She also has extensive international experience, having lived in Germany, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. Carol received her bachelor's degree from Middlebury College.

    Carol Shattuck
    Chief of Staff and SVP, Communications and Marketing
    Kevin Allan
    Kevin Allan

    Kevin Allan

    SVP, Development

    As Senior Vice President of Development, Kevin oversees all AmeriCares fundraising programs including major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, direct mail, planned giving and special events. He has more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit and corporate sectors including seven years with the international philanthropy and fundraising consulting firm Changing Our World, where he served as senior managing director leading the company’s international aid consulting work.

    Kevin earned a bachelor’s degree from Manhattanville College and a master’s degree in nonprofit management from New School University, where he serves as part-time faculty.

    Kevin Allan
    SVP, Development
    Ella R. Gudwin
    Ella R. Gudwin

    Ella R. Gudwin

    SVP, Strategy and Program Development

    Ella oversees strategic planning for the organization including new program development that allows AmeriCares to reach its goal of helping more people live longer, healthier lives. Her team designs and implements new strategies to enhance the impact of AmeriCares aid deliveries.

    In previous roles, Ella led emergency responses including the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, and oversaw the delivery of medicines and supplies to Eurasia and Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining AmeriCares, Ella served as Head of Foreign Government Relations at the Population Council where she built partnerships for HIV/AIDS and reproductive health programs.

    She also worked in Indonesia for three years, teaching as a Maguire Fellow at the University of Sanata Dharma and conducting research with the World Bank’s economic management team. Ella earned a master’s degree in emerging market economics and Southeast Asia studies from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College.

    Ella R. Gudwin
    SVP, Strategy and Program Development
    Kevin R. Gilrain
    Kevin R. Gilrain

    Kevin R. Gilrain

    SVP, Human Resources

    In his role as SVP of Human Resources, Kevin is responsible for aligning the human resources agenda with the organization’s strategy and organizational development work. He leads the HR team with a focus on talent acquisition, development and management.

    Kevin brings more than 15 years of human resources experience in the for-profit sector, leading human capital priorities and organizational change. Prior to joining AmeriCares, he was SVP of Human Resources and Administration at Popular Club, a catalog retailer. Kevin received a bachelor’s degree in business and philosophy from Muhlenberg College and studied graduate-level philosophy at Syracuse University.

    Kevin R. Gilrain
    SVP, Human Resources
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    Naomi
    Carol
    Karl
    Ella
    Elikem
    Lauren
    Karen
    Garrett

    Contact List

    AmeriCares Contacts – Call (203) 658-9500

    AmeriCares Free Clinics:
    Karen Gottlieb

    Communications:
    Donna Porstner

    Corporate Relations:
    Geoff Kneisel

    Development/Donor Inquiries:
    Kevin Allan

    Emergency Response:
    Garrett Ingoglia

    Executive Office & Administration:
    Carol Shattuck

    Finance/Legal:
    Gary Leeds

    Global Programs:
    Rachel Granger

    Human Resources:
    Kevin Gilrain

    Information Technology:
     Bob Stanton

    Medical Outreach Program:
    Ann Sawyer

    Shipping/Logistics:
    Peter Tokarczyk

    Special Events:
    Mary Rauscher

    U.S. Programs:
    Leslie McGuire

    Warehouse Operations:
    Dennis Brown

    Website:
    Ted Davis

  • Our Global Medical Advisors

    A - L   

    Frank Bia, M.D. 
    Medical Director, AmeriCares
    Professor Emeritus, Internal Medicine
    Yale University School of Medicine
    New Haven, CT

    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.      
    Pharmacist
    AmeriCares

    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
    Gastroenterologist;
    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

     

    M - Z

    Robert McGlynn, M.D.     
    Ophthalmology
    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;
    Editor-In-Chief
    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.    
    Hosptialist, 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

     

    List Revised: June 2014
  • Our Leadership Council

    Robert Leary (co-chair)
    President of Asset Management, TIAA-CREF
    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

    Stephen Gallucci
    Managing Partner, Deloitte

    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

     


    *Council Chair  |  Revised: June 2014
  • Your Testimonials

    from our donors, partners, and people in need
    Jennifer Aniston

    AmeriCares does amazing work. They have a longstanding commitment to the people of Haiti and will continue to send relief in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.

    Jennifer Aniston

    We did some research and we saw a confluence of values with AmeriCares—it’s about raising human dignity, providing hope and creating a foundation of health so people can be more successful, And it’s so professionally run. It’s off the charts in terms of efficiency.

    Scot and Jessica Eisenfelder

    Your donation means so much to us. Many others came here promising help, but only you came back. Please thank your colleagues who thought about us—we will pray for you all.

    Jan Gul in Pakistan

    Each and every volunteer that I have met at the clinic has gone out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. There is never a shortage of smiles—nature’s best medicine!

    AmeriCares Free Clinic Patient

    We continue to seek the right balance in meeting financial, environmental and social responsibilities through one of our most valued partners, AmeriCares. AmeriCares contributes in meaningful ways, addressing some of the world’s most urgent problems.

    Cindy Schwab, Vice President,
    Abbott Laboratories Fund

    We recognize the critical role that our products serve in responding to disaster, strife and ongoing public health needs. By partnering with AmeriCares, we can be sure that the product is going to where it is needed the most.

    Alice Campbell,
    senior director of community relations
    & work/life initiatives, Baxter

    There is nothing comparable to AmeriCares. No politics, no fanfare and no self-enrichment intrude when AmeriCares responds to a natural or man-made disaster, anywhere in the world. Goods and services are dispensed where they are needed most, sometimes at great peril to the staff members on site. Who wouldn’t support such a mission?

    Marjorie Roberts
    Bobby Valentine

    I’m proud to work with a charity that’s on the ground, delivering aid and making an impact on the health of survivors.

    Bobby Valentine,
    former manager,
    Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan

    AmeriCares was the first on the scene to assist our clinic. Your generous grant has literally saved us weeks in restoring medical services. The medications, hygiene products, and cleaning supplies have been vitally important to those affected by the tornado. I will always be an AmeriCares cheerleader! You have done the most by far for the people of Smithville.

    Marilyn Sumerford,
    Executive Director,
    Access Family Health,
    Smithville, MS

    Thanks to our partnership with AmeriCares, the BD team provided training to health care workers at the Bugando Medical Center in Tanzania. The training focused on safe injection and blood collection practices, with the goal of ensuring health and safety of the staff and their patients. The medical staff at Bugando was continuing our efforts with AmeriCares and Tanzania

    Renuka Gadde,
    Director, Global Health BD

    The people at the clinic made me feel at ease; they are caring and understanding. I am grateful to them all.

    Frank, free clinics patient

    I am very impressed by their efficiency and the amount of money that actually goes toward helping people.

    Skye, Online Donor
    Tony Goldwyn

    I help AmeriCares not just because of its critical work during disasters such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, or Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti, but because as a successful nonprofit organization it has over 25 years of experience delivering more than $9 billion worth of critical aid throughout the globe.

    Tony Goldwyn,
    actor and director

    I was studying for my master's degree, researching social justice, and realized that the most efficient organization should get the lion's share of the resources. AmeriCares gets the most important work done with the most efficiency—you can't get better than that.

    Mary Theresa Stengel

    With the AmeriCares medicines we brought, and our volunteers’ expertise, we saved the lives of seven newborns in eight days.

    Dr. Mary Coleman

    AmeriCares just saved a lot of lives here. The aid arrived just in time. Without this shipment, I don’t know what we would do.

    Dr. Douze in Haiti

    It matters to us that this philanthropic investment will ultimately help save the lives of people who lack the basic medicines they need to survive.

    John and Janet Swanson

    We chose AmeriCares because the work of the organization is so impressive, and I know that my support is directly benefiting those in need.

    Lila Coleman

    AmeriCares is one of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) most valued partners. Their solid reputation in the field, their expertise in bringing our products to those in need around the world, and their ability to build partnerships are just some of the reasons that GSK has chosen to work closely with them.

    Claire Hitchcock,
    Director Europe &
    International Global Community
    Partnerships, GlaxoSmithKline
    Rudy Giuliani

    I should be giving you an award, for what AmeriCares does, what you have done for 20 years, what you did for the City of New York on and after Sept. 11…and thank you for redeeming the promise of America as a country of ideas and ideals and compassion.

    Rudolph Giuliani,
    former Mayor of NYC