Stamford, Conn. – May 3, 2017 – Americares is pleased to announce longtime supporter Roberta Conroy of Westport has been elected to its Board of Directors. Conroy co-chairs the Americares Leadership Council and has co-chaired the Americares Airlift Benefit for the last four years.
Conroy brings many years of nonprofit experience to the Americares board. She co-chairs the board of Horizons at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, an enrichment program that helps children from low-performing schools develop strong academic, social and emotional skills, and also serves on the Advisory Board of Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma Pfriem Breast Center. Conroy previously served on the Greens Farms Academy’s Board of Trustees for ten years.
“Roberta brings both a passion for helping children and families in need as well as extensive experience in the nonprofit sector,” said Americares President and CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis. “We are fortunate to have her deepen her commitment to Americares and our health programs for people affected by poverty or disaster.”
The Americares Board of Directors oversees all aspects of thehealth-focused relief and development organization’s work in more than 90 countries. Americares helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, increase access to medicine and medical supplies, improve and expand clinical services, prevent disease and promote good health. Since its founding nearly 40 years ago, Americares has provided more than $13 billion in aid to 164 countries, including the United States.
“My husband and I were drawn to Americares because it reaches people all over the world, from our neighbors down the street who depend on the Americares Free Clinics to mothers and children in Africa,” Conroy said. “I am proud to work on behalf of an organization helping families in need every day.”
Conroy, an Atlanta native, earned a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and Art Therapy from Salem College. She and her husband, James, have four sons.