Michael J. Nyenhuis

President and Chief Executive Officer

Areas of Expertise:

  • Disaster response and recovery
  • Global health programs in low-resource settings
  • Corporate partnerships
  • Nonprofit management and accountability
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic planning

Americares President and CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis leads a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster.

He has oversight of all Americares offices worldwide, including its operations in the U.S., El Salvador, Haiti, India, Liberia, Nepal, the Philippines and Tanzania. A global health professional with more than 20 years of experience, Nyenhuis joined Americares in 2014. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of MAP International. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University. 

Michael began his career as a journalist and spent nine years as a reporter and editor for The Florida Times-Union, where his reporting took him to South America, Europe and the Middle East. Over the years, his work has brought him to more than 40 countries, including Argentina, Cuba, El Salvador, India, Indonesia, Liberia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Uganda and Ukraine.

Michael has been interviewed by numerous media outlets including NPRReutersUSA TODAY, the Hartford CourantWCBS 880WABC-TV New York, and he has been a guest on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.