Stamford, Conn. – June 21, 2023 – Americares, the health-focused relief and development organization, is pleased to announce the election of award-winning writer, director and producer Marti Noxon to its Board of Directors. Her three-year term began in May.
“We are thrilled to welcome Marti to the board,” said Americares President and CEO Christine Squires. “She has been a steadfast Americares supporter for nearly two decades and has generously volunteered her time, creativity and influence to help us raise critical funds and awareness for our health programs around the world. We look forward to the contributions she will continue to make in this leadership role.”
Noxon first learned of Americares in 2004, when the organization was responding to the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. Shortly thereafter, she hosted a fundraiser for Americares at her home in Los Angeles, which was the first of several events she held to help raise visibility and funds for the organization. In 2009, Noxon helped found Americares Los Angeles Council, a volunteer group comprised of people in the entertainment industry working to promote awareness around Americares health programs and raise funds locally. The Los Angeles Council went on to organize a number of events in support of the organization. In 2012, Noxon also led the effort to produce “We Hate Hurricanes,” a comedy benefit to support Americares response to Hurricane Sandy. The successful event featured a number of celebrities, including Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm, Sarah Silverman and more. In 2020, Noxon served as an executive producer of Americares star-studded “COVID is No Joke” virtual comedy benefit to support frontline health workers at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, she co-chaired the Americares Airlift Benefit, which raised nearly $1.8 million for the organization’s programs worldwide.
At the same time, Noxon has traveled with the organization to Guatemala and the Dominican Republic on volunteer service trips to see Americares health programs firsthand and meet with the health care providers and patients benefitting from these transformative health projects.
“I’m both honored and excited to join the board of directors of an organization I so greatly admire,” said Noxon. “Having been involved with Americares for the better part of 20 years, I can say firsthand that they truly change lives with their thoughtful programs and their compassionate outreach to those who need it most.”
The Americares Board of Directors oversees all aspects of the health-focused relief organization’s life-changing health programs, including its disaster response work and support for 4,000 under-resourced hospitals and health clinics worldwide.
Noxon is one of the most prolific writer-producers in television today. Among her most recent projects as creator-showrunner are the critically acclaimed series “Sharp Objects,” “Dietland” and the Peabody Award-winning first season of “UnREAL.” Recently, she also produced the Netflix documentary feature film “Split at the Root,” a story of an asylum seeker separated from her children at the U.S. border and the grassroots movement of women in America to reunite them. Noxon also wrote and made her feature directorial debut with the powerful Netflix original film “To the Bone,” which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. She currently has an exclusive first-look deal with Entertainment One to produce television and new media content through her production company Tiny Pyro. Over the course of her impressive career, she has been part of some of the most beloved and critically acclaimed series of the past two decades, including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Point Pleasant” and “Still Life.” Noxon has also served as a consulting producer for “Mad Men,” “Prison Break,” “Angel” and “Glee.”
A leader in the humanitarian sector, Americares is number 10 on Forbes list of Top 100 Charities and a four-star rated charity—the highest possible—by Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Americares helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters; increase accessibility, availability, affordability and acceptability of medicine and medical supplies; improve and expand clinic services; and prevent disease and promote good health. Since it was founded more than 40 years ago, Americares has provided $22 billion in aid to 164 countries, including the United States.
Noxon earned a degree in theater arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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