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Stamford, Conn. – Sept. 26, 2012 – Leslie McGuire has joined AmeriCares as Director of U.S. Programs in charge of the organization’s aid deliveries to U.S. free clinics and community health centers. In her new role, McGuire will provide leadership and strategic direction for AmeriCares growing U.S. Medical Assistance Program, which provides donated medicines and supplies to 400 health care facilities all across the country serving the poor and uninsured. AmeriCares has been rapidly expanding the program – tripling the number of participating clinics in the past two years – to reach more low-income Americans without health insurance.
McGuire comes to AmeriCares from TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University where she served as deputy executive director of the national mental health screening program for adolescents.
“Leslie McGuire brings fourteen years of experience in the U.S. public health sector,” said AmeriCares Vice President of Global Programs Adam Zayan. “We have a very ambitious plan to expand our aid deliveries for the underserved and she has the knowledge and the energy to make it happen.”
McGuire earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lafayette College and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She currently resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut.