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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;
Retired Global Managing Director, Deloitte

Robert M. Baylis
Former Chairman, Gildan Activewear, Inc.
Vice Chairman, Americares Foundation


Christine Squires
President and Chief Executive Officer

Elizabeth Peale Allen
Chairman of the Board, Guideposts

Percival Barretto-Ko
U.S. President, Astellas Pharma

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

Tim Bosek
Chairman, Americares Junior Council

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

Roberta Conroy
Co-Chair, Horizons at Greens Farms Academy

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

Steve Gallucci
New York Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP

Tony Goldwyn
Actor, Director, Producer

Susan Grossman
Executive Vice President, Data & Services Product Development, Mastercard

Erica Hill
CNN Anchor and National Correspondent

Samhita A. P. Jayanti
Co-Founder, Ideamix

Francine Katsoudas
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Paul J. Kuehner
Chief Executive Officer, Building and Land Technology

Mehdi Mahmud
President and Chief Executive Officer, First Eagle Investment Management

Alan G. Rwambuya
Senior VP Sponsor Finance, U.S. Bank

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

Sarah Saint-Amand
Policy Analyst, Manhattan Institute

Michael Ullmann
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson 

Dr. Nadja West
Retired U.S. Army Surgeon General

Our Leadership

Christine Squires
President and Chief Executive Officer

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

Gabriela Salvador, MD, MPH
SVP of Global Operations

Jenny Goldstein
SVP and Chief Development Officer


M. Rashad Massoud, MD, MPH, FACP
SVP and Chief Program Officer

Jed Selkowitz
SVP and Chief Marketing Officer

Megin Wolfman
SVP, Strategy, Chief of Staff

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.       
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

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.     
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 – National

The Americares Leadership Council is a proud community of individuals building a world in which all people have pathways to health and opportunity. The group joins together to support philanthropy, advocacy and community events that help save lives and improve health for people affected by poverty and disaster across the globe. 

The Leadership Council advances the mission of Americares in a variety of ways:  

  • As philanthropists, members personally contribute financially to Americares work, lend their networks and unique expertise, and encourage others to join in support.  
  • As advocates, members are engaged and informed, promoting the organization’s message and concerns in their communities.  
  • As advisors, members share their knowledge of their local region and lend their professional expertise to help Americares build a regional presence and raise awareness around important health issues.  

To learn more about Americares Leadership Council, please contact Vanessa Bendinelli (vbendinelli@americares.org)

National Leadership Council Members

Janice and Stanley Abshier, Fullerton, CA

Stephen Blewitt, Boston, MA

Vicki and John A. Crum, Houston, TX

Marlene S. Dooner, Bryn Mawr, PA

Robin A. Duska, Reston, VA

Scot Eisenfelder, Sea Ranch Lakes, FL

Harry F. Jones III, Chapel Hill, NC

Bill and Patty Kleh, Key Biscayne, FL

Nora and Robert Leary, North Palm Beach, FL

Julie NieuweWeme de Bruijn and Bas NieuweWeme, Amsterdam     

Heather Poole, Roanoke, TX

Megin and Adam Wolfman, Englewood, CO

Leadership Council – NY Metro Area

Americares Metro Area Leadership Council is a subset of the national Americares Leadership Council. It is a proud community of individuals building a world in which all people have pathways to health and opportunity. The group joins together to support philanthropy, advocacy and community events that help save lives and improve health for people affected by poverty and disaster across the globe. 

The Leadership Council advances the mission of Americares in a variety of ways:  

  • As philanthropists, members personally contribute financially to Americares work, lend their networks and unique expertise, and encourage others to join in support.  
  • As advocates, members are engaged and informed, promoting the organization’s message and concerns in their communities.  
  • As advisors, members share their knowledge of the NY/CT Metro region and lend their professional expertise to help Americares build a regional presence and raise awareness around important health issues.  

To learn more about Americares Leadership Council, please contact Vanessa Bendinelli (vbendinelli@americares.org)

New York Metro Area Members

Walter H. Weil (Chair), New York, NY

James Conroy (Co-Chair), Westport, CT

Alexa Horton (Co-Chair), Fairfield, CT

Caitlin Behrman, Fairfield, CT

Joshua B. Blum, Wilton, CT

Diane Bosek, Darien, CT

Cynthia Z. Brighton, Darien, CT

Anita Cobb and Neil Budnick, New Canaan, CT

TJ Carella, Greenwich, CT

Daniel N. Caron, Woodbury, CT

Holly and Adam Casella, New Canaan, CT

Elizabeth and Jay Chandler, New York, NY

Roberta Conroy, Westport, CT

Betty and Alan Feldman, MD, Fairfield, CT

Alison and Patrick Fels, Riverside, CT

Desmond FitzGerald, Greenwich, CT

Joseph A. Garofoli III, Darien, CT

David Gluckman, Greenwich, CT

Dimitra Kefallonitou and Akshay Gupta, Southport, CT

Sandy and Felix Hernandez, Pearl River, NY

Erica Hill and David Yount, Larchmont, NY

Ward Horton, Fairfield, CT

Mary and Kim Jeffery, Greenwich, CT

William Judice, Riverside, CT

Janie and Jason Konidaris, New Canaan, CT

Rose and Bill Krivoshik, Wilton, CT

Eve Lehrman, MD, New York, NY

Tizzie and Tom Mantione, Ridgefield, CT

Tracy and Joseph Merrill, New Canaan, CT

Marcelyn Molloy, MD, Old Greenwich, CT

Michael R. Parker, Greenwich, CT

Ari Perkins, MD, Larchmont, NY

Cary Potter, New York, NY

Janice and Bruce Richards, Cos Cob, CT

Josh Rucci, Bronxville, NY

Christina and Michael Russell, Riverside, CT

Betsey and Arthur Selkowitz, Stamford, CT

Donald Spencer, Westport, CT

Jennifer B. Toll, Wilton, CT

Richard Townsend, New Canaan, CT

Melissa and Andrew Woolford, Norwalk, CT

Leadership Council – Bay Area Committee

Bay Area Committee members are active Americares ambassadors and advance the mission of Americares in a variety of ways:

  • As advocates, members are engaged and informed, promoting the organization’s message and concerns in their Bay Area communities.
  • As strategic advisors, members share their knowledge of the Bay Area and lend their professional expertise to help Americares build a strong regional presence, strengthen our local impact – and raise awareness around important health issues.
  • As philanthropists, members personally contribute financially to Americares work, lend their networks and unique expertise, and encourage others in the Bay Area to join in support.

To learn more about Americares Leadership Council — Bay Area Committee. Please contact Alexandra Destler (adestler@americares.org)

Bay Area Committee Inaugural Members

Andrei Dunca, San Francisco, CA

Bettina Steffen, MD, San Francisco, CA

Elizabeth Thompson, Pacifica, CA

Coree Wallman, San Francisco, CA

Eric Weintz, MD, (Chair) Menlo Park, CA

Leadership Council – Chicago Council

The Chicago Council is a subset of Americares National Leadership Council. It is a proud community of active ambassadors for Americares, dedicated to building a world in which all people have pathways to health and opportunity. This group joins together to support philanthropy, advocacy and community events that help save lives and improve health for people affected by poverty and disaster across the globe.

The Chicago Council advances the mission of Americares in a variety of ways:

  • As philanthropists, members personally contribute financially to Americares work, lend their networks and unique expertise, and encourage others to join in support.
  • As advocates, members are engaged and informed, promoting the organization’s message and concerns in their communities.
  • As advisors, members share their knowledge of Chicagoland and lend their professional expertise to help Americares build a regional presence and raise awareness around important health issues.

The Chicago Council is seeking members to build a global network of diverse leaders. Please contact Rachelle Bennett (rbennett@americares.org)

Chicago Council Members

Christopher Benassi, Chicago, IL

Cory Cancila, Glenview, IL

John Goebel, Hinsdale, IL

Gregory Oreskovich, Wilmette, IL

Christopher Robb, Chicago, IL

Ginny Rogers, Glenview, IL

Vicki Smith, Deerfield, IL

Katherine & Laird Stabler, Chicago, IL

Junior Council

Americares Junior Council is a group of young professionals who act year-round as ambassadors for Americares important work. The group, led by Chair, Tim Bosek, meets quarterly to discuss innovative ways to engage a younger generation of philanthropists through events, Social Media campaigns and volunteer activities.

To learn more about Americares Junior Council, please contact Lydia Feinberg Henze (lfhenze@americares.org).

Junior Council Executive Committee

Tim Bosek Chair

Sara Bosek

Ankur Bhargava

Chris Garofoli

Alexandra Gerber

Alec Magdaleno

Paul Mignone

Andrew Ogren

Jennifer Porti

Farrell Ulrich

Karan Vazirani