Thursday, May 9, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 The 2019 Health at the Center Americares Partner Summit will explore resilience—how resilient communities recover from disasters, how resilience is key to mental health and how public health depends on resilient environments. Americares believes heath is fundamental to all aspects of development. With good health, people can attend school, be productive at work, care for their families and contribute to strong and resilient communities.


Featured Speaker
Sanjay Gupta, MD

A conversation with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta, MD and CNN Anchor and National Correspondent Erica Hill.


Creating Pathways To Better Mental Health

One in four people across the world experiences mental health issues. While global support for mental health is building, the need for broader awareness and acceptance remains. Learn how mental health conditions affect all ages, races and income levels and listen to featured speakers’ innovative approaches to reducing stigma and promoting positive cultural shifts.

Building Resilient Communities

Extreme weather is the new normal. Learn how coordination before disasters can build community resilience from our expert panel of business executives, public officials and non-profit leaders. Panelists will bring insights from the health, energy, consumer goods and disaster management sectors to answer some of the most pressing questions in emergency preparedness. 

Connecting Health and the Environment

Health and the environment are fundamentally connected. Join a dynamic conversation around the intersection of health and climate change. Then, gain expert insight into how wildlife conservation impacts community health in Africa. 

Session speakers and times will be confirmed at a later date.

Confirmed Speakers

  • David Barash, MD – Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director, GE Foundation 
  • Kevin Buckley – Senior Director, Government Affairs & Policy, Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson
  • Peter Fearnhead – CEO, African Parks Network
  • Francine Katsoudas – Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President, Cisco
  • Atyia Martin, PhD – CEO, All Aces Inc. and Former Chief Resilience Officer, City of Boston
  • Hon. Gina McCarthy – Director, Harvard Center for Climate, Health & Global Environment
  • Glen Moriarty, PhD – CEO, 7 Cups
  • Michael Painter, MD – Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Stephen Sadove – Former Chairman & CEO, Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Peter Seligmann – CEO, Nia Tero and Chairman, Conservation International

Award Presentation
Honoring Carol and George Bauer

Americares will honor Carol and George Bauer for their longstanding commitment to Americares and its mission to save lives and improve health for people affected by poverty or disaster.  


Speaker Bios

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent

Sanjay Gupta, MD

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy® award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN’s shows domestically and internationally, and contributes to  

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Anchor and National Correspondent

Erica Hill

Veteran morning TV anchor and award-winning journalist Erica Hill serves as CNN lead fill-in anchor and national correspondent. Most recently, she anchored HLN's On the Story with Erica Hill, a daily, New York-based daytime news program. During her tenure, she covered major news stories on location including, in 2017, the Las Vegas shooting and hurricane Irma from Florida.

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Director, Center for Climate, Health & Global Environment

Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy is Professor of the Practice of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment. 

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Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Michael W. Painter

Michael W. Painter, senior program officer, is a distinguished physician, attorney and health policy advocate. His work includes identifying cutting edge ideas and investments that could help build a Culture of Health. He and his colleagues scour the nation and the world looking for those great ideas that can help us all learn how to build a healthy future. He is personally dedicated to ensuring that health equity is front and center in those efforts.

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Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of Cisco

Francine Katsoudas

Francine Katsoudas is Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of Cisco. She plays a major role in the company's overall performance, leading organizational strategy, promoting operational effectiveness, and elevating team performance through innovative leadership.

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CEO, Nia Tero and Chairman, Conservation International

Peter A. Seligmann

Peter A. Seligmann is the CEO and co-founder of Nia Tero, a joint venture of the Emerson Collective, the MacArthur Foundation, the Mulago Foundation and Conservation International. Nia Tero supports indigenous peoples and local communities in securing their rights, cultures, and well-being through agreements that secure the vitality of their oceans and lands.

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Former Chairman & CEO, Saks Fifth Avenue

Stephen Sadove

Mr. Sadove joined the board in 2014 shortly after retiring as chairman and chief executive officer of Saks Incorporated.

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New York, NY

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