Americares President and CEO Christine Squires leads a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster.
By supporting over 4,000 health centers worldwide with transformative health programs and donations of medicine and medical supplies, Americares improves the health of millions of people in need. Americares helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters; increase access to medicine and medical supplies; improve and expand clinical services; and prevent disease and promote good health. The world’s leading nonprofit provider of donated medicine and medical supplies, Americares delivers over $900 million in products annually to more than 90 countries.
Squires has oversight of all Americares operations worldwide, including a staff of more than 500 in nine countries: Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Liberia, Malawi, the Philippines, Tanzania and the United States.
Squires has spent over 20 years championing humanitarian causes and has held numerous senior leadership roles within the nonprofit sector. Prior to being named Americares President and CEO in 2020, she served as executive vice president and chief development officer, where she was responsible for critical organization-wide initiatives as well as all corporate, foundation and individual giving. In less than four years, Squires expanded fundraising efforts and doubled the organization’s annual operating budget to more than $60 million.
Prior to joining Americares in 2016, Squires served as chief operating officer for Physicians for Human Rights, where she oversaw the organization’s global development and strategic planning efforts. Squires also headed up growth and fundraising for Human Rights Watch and spent 10 years at the United States Fund for UNICEF.
She holds a bachelor’s in English from the University of Delaware and is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership’s Executive Development Program.