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Interim Vice President, Emergency Programs

Betsy Warfield

Americares Interim Vice President of Emergency Programs Betsy Warfield oversees the organization’s response and recovery programs worldwide. She is responsible for deploying emergency response teams, coordinating large-scale deliveries of medicines and relief supplies and implementing recovery programs that restore health services for disaster survivors.

Warfield led the Americares Emergency Programs Team to achieve World Health Organization certification as an Emergency Medical Team Type 1 Mobile provider in 2022. She previously served as Americares director of global readiness, overseeing the organization’s training and preparedness to deploy response teams in response to natural disasters, disease outbreaks and humanitarian crises. Each year, Americares reaches 85 countries on average, including the U.S., with life-changing health programs, medicine, medical supplies and emergency aid.

Warfield joined Americares in 2018 with extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to Americares, she managed volunteerism and coordinated volunteer service trips in her roles with the nonprofit Heart to Heart International, spent several years with People to People International, a not-for-profit program established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and worked for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce World Trade Center.

Warfield earned both her bachelor’s degree in international business and marketing and her master’s degree in business administration from Rockhurst University in Missouri.