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

 The 2019 Health at the Center Americares Partner Summit explores resilience—how resilient communities recover from disasters, how resilience is key to mental health and how public health depends on resilient environments.

Program

Featured Speaker
Sanjay Gupta, M.D.

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

Sessions

Building Resilient Communities

10:15 am

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. 

Creating Pathways to Better Mental Health

11:30 am

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.

Connecting Health and the Environment

2:45 pm

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. 

 

Guest Speakers

  • David Barash, M.D. – Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director, GE Foundation 
  • Rola Dagher – President, Cisco Systems Canada
  • Peter Fearnhead – Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, African Parks Network
  • Sanjay Gupta, M.D. – Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN
  • Erica Hill – Anchor and National Correspondent, CNN
  • Francine Katsoudas – Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President, Cisco Systems
  • Moyra Knight – Vice President Communications, Astellas US LLC
    President, Astellas Global Health Foundation
  • Jerry P. Leamon – Chairman, Americares
    Retired Global Managing Partner, Deloitte
  • S. Atyia Martin, LP.D., CEM – CEO, All Aces, Inc.
    Former Chief Resilience Officer, City of Boston
  • Honorable Gina McCarthy – Director, Center for Climate, Health & the Global Environment,
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Glen Moriarty, Psy.D.Founder and CEO, 7 Cups
  • Michael W. Painter, M.D. – Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Shweta Rawat – Chairperson and Co-Founder, The Hans Foundation
  • Stephen Sadove – Former Chairman and CEO, Saks 
    Founding Partner, JW Levin Management Partners
  • Peter Seligmann – CEO, Nia Tero and Chairman, Conservation International

Americares Speakers

  • Shripad Desai – Managing Director, India
  • Kate Dischino – VP, Emergency Programs
  • Walter James – Country Director, Colombia
  • Christine Squires – SVP, Chief Development Officer
  • Tara Waters – Associate Director, Institutional Relations
  • Julie Varughese, M.D. – Chief Medical Officer

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 sits down with CNN correspondent Erica Hill for a wide-ranging conversation about his work reporting on health and medical news. 

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Anchor and National Correspondent

Erica Hill

Erica Hill joins in conversation with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta, M.D. about his work.  

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Director, Center for Climate, Health & the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy joins in a dynamic conversation around the intersection of health and climate change, calling everyone to take action and respond to the global emergency.  

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Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of Cisco

Francine Katsoudas

Francine Katsoudas in conversations on Cisco's organizational approach to build pathways to better mental health. While global support for mental health is building, the need for broader awareness and acceptance remains.

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Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Michael W. Painter

Michael W. Painter discusses from the perspective of his work with the Foundation, the fundamental connection between health and the environment

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CEO, Nia Tero and Chairman, Conservation International

Peter A. Seligmann

Peter A. Seligmann joins the conversation on health and the environment from the perspective of indigenous peoples. 

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Former Chairman & CEO, Saks Fifth Avenue; member, Americares Board of Directors

Stephen Sadove

Stephen Sadove moderates conversations aboout the power of partnership to address health challenges in Colombia and India.  

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CEO and Founder of All Aces, Inc.

Dr. S. Atyia Martin

Dr. Martin is currently the CEO and founder of the social enterprise All Aces, Inc. All Aces mission is to activate the power of consciousness and critical thinking to manage the ways our unconscious mind can interfere with personal and organizational resilience. Additionally, she serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Northeastern University's Global Resilience Institute.

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Executive Director GE Foundation

David M. Barash, MD

David leads the GE Foundation work in health, education and disaster response. In health, David and his team are striving to improve surgical access to underserved populations globally and to impact the opioid crisis in Massachusetts. On the education front, he is leading GE Foundation’s commitment to improve STEM education opportunities. 

 

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President, Cisco Canada

Rola Dagher

Rola Dagher in conversations about building Pathways to Better Mental Health with innovative approaches to reducing stigma and promoting positive cultural shifts.

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Chairperson and Co-Founder, The Hans Foundation

Shweta Rawat

Shweta Rawat speaks with Americares India Director Shripad Desai about how the power of partnership helps to improve the quality of life for those in challenging situations in India.   

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CEO and Co-Founder of African Parks

Peter Fearnhead

Peter has been involved in formal conservation since the age of 13, where in his native Zimbabwe he developed a 2,000-acre wildlife reserve on the school campus. He graduated with a BSc in Agric Economics from the University of Natal and an MSc in Agric and Resource Economics from the University of Oxford. Peter has been at the forefront of innovations in conservation for over 20 years. Today African Parks manages 15 protected areas in 9 countries, covering 10.5 million hectares.

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Psy.D., Founder and CEO, 7 Cups

Glen Moriarty

Glen Moriarty is founder and CEO of 7 Cups, an online therapy provider and on-demand emotional health service. Moriarty is a psychologist with a passion for technology who strives to reduce health disparities and ensure emotional support for underserved populations worldwide.

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Vice President, Corporate Communications President, Astellas Global Health Foundation Astellas

Moyra Knight

Moyra Knight joins Americares Country Manager for Colombia Walter James to discuss the "power of partnership" in the clinic work serving the health care needs of Venezuelans affected by the humanitarian crisis in their country.

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Venue

Convene
101 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Convene is located just steps from Grand Central station and is the most versatile and technology-friendly space for meetings and receptions. The easily accessible street-level property receives plenty of natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows and creates the perfect open atmosphere for corporate-social receptions.. The Gensler-designed, 20,000 square foot space maximizes functionality and flexibility for hosting dynamic events and trainings. 

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