Americares president and CEO
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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 projects, medicine and medical supplies, Americares improves the health of millions of people affected by poverty or disaster every year. One of the world’s leading nonprofit providers of donated medicine and medical supplies, Americares delivers over $1 billion in aid annually to an average of 85 countries.
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 health services, prevent disease and promote good health.Squires has oversight of all Americares operations worldwide, including more than 700 staff in eight countries: Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Liberia, 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 responsible for critical organization-wide initiatives as well as all corporate, foundation and individual giving.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.