Stamford, Conn. –July 16, 2020 – Americares is pleased to announce the promotion of Megin Wolfman to senior vice president of strategy. In this elevated role, Wolfman is responsible for setting the strategy of the health-focused relief and development organization as well as executing critical organization-wide initiatives. Wolfman will also retain her current role as chief of staff, serving as a key liaison between the Americares Board of Directors, the senior leadership team and global staff to extend Americares presence in the global nonprofit community.
“We are delighted to have Megin join our senior leadership team,” said Americares President and CEO Christine Squires. “During these uncertain times the ability to build, adjust and execute our strategy is more important than ever. We are fortunate to have Megin’s expertise and experience in these areas.”
Americares helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters; increase access to critical medicine and medical supplies; improve and expand clinical services; and prevent disease and promote good health. Americares carries out health programs in over 20 countries and maintains offices in Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Liberia, Malawi, the Philippines, Tanzania and the United States, including Puerto Rico.
Wolfman joined Americares in 2011 as a strategy and operations consultant. She was hired as director of the executive office in 2014 and was named vice president and chief of staff in 2017. Prior to joining Americares, Wolfman served as the director of operations support at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she reported to the CEO and managed key hospital-wide leadership initiatives including strategic growth, capacity planning, operational readiness and compliance, service excellence and the evolution of leadership team structure. Prior to that, Wolfman served as the director of operations analysis at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she reported to the COO and led efforts to identify, implement and monitor organization-wide productivity improvements. She also served as a senior consultant for Deloitte’s health care practice, where she oversaw large-scale strategic and operational transformation projects.
“I’m honored to work alongside such talented and dedicated professionals across our organization as we chart our course toward having an even greater impact in the lives of the people and communities with whom we partner, particularly in this moment of unprecedented global challenge, but also unprecedented opportunity,” Wolfman said.
Wolfman earned a bachelor’s degree in political philosophy from Princeton University and holds a Master of Public Administration degree in health policy and management from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She previously served on the board of New Canaan Country School in New Canaan, Conn. Wolfman lives in Denver, Colo., with her husband, Adam, and two children.