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Board of Directors

Alma Jane Macauley Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, AmeriCares Foundation      
Michael J. Nyenhuis President & Chief Executive Officer, AmeriCares Foundation
C. Dean Maglaris Chairman of the Board, AmeriCares Foundation
C.E.O. of Cytogel Pharma, LLC
Carol B. Bauer Former Chairman, Board of Trustees, Norwalk Hospital
Jerry Leamon Former Managing Director, Deloitte
Stephen Winter, M.D. Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Norwalk Hospital; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University 
   

Leila Macauley, Board of Directors, AmeriCares Free clinics, health care for low income citizens.Alma Jane (Leila) Macauley,
Co-founder and Vice Chairman, AmeriCares Foundation
Mrs. Macauley is the Co-founder and Vice Chairman of AmeriCares. She is Executive Director of Friends of Children, a nonprofit foundation promoting the well-being of orphaned, abandoned, sick and injured children around the world, and a founding director of Covenant House in Florida and Good Counsel in New York and New Jersey. Mrs. Macauley received her M.A. from the University of Miami in Guidance and Counseling  back to top



Michael J NyenhuisMichael J. Nyenhuis,
President & Chief Executive Officer, AmeriCares Foundation
Michael J. Nyenhuis joined AmeriCares in 2014 as its President and Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he leads a global organization with partners in 90 countries and an annual budget of approximately $500 million. He oversees offices in the U.S., India, Haiti, Japan and Sri Lanka and a network of free health clinics in AmeriCares home state of Connecticut. Previously, Nyenhuis was with global nonprofit MAP International since 1995, serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2014. A native of Minnesota, Nyenhuis holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University. nbsp;      back to top


C. Dean Maglaris, Board of Directors, AmeriCares Free clinics, health care for low income citizens.C. Dean Maglaris, 
Chairman of the Board, AmeriCares Foundation
C.E.O. of Cytogel Pharma, LLC

Mr. Maglaris joined the AmeriCares board in 2004 was elected Chairman in 2011. He is the CEO of Cytogel Pharma, LLC, a bio-pharmaceutical development company. He retired from Pfizer Inc. after 33 years where he held executive leadership positions in marketing and general management. He has also worked as a health care consultant, advising companies on business development, strategic planning, marketing and management. Mr. Maglaris is a past trustee of the New Canaan Country School and past Chairman of the University of Vermont Board of Trustees. He has a B.S. from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University.   back to top



Carol Bauer, Board of Directors, AmeriCares Free clinics, health care for low income citizens.Carol B. Bauer,
Former Chairman, Norwalk Hospital Board of Trustees
Ms. Bauer joined the AmeriCares board in 2002. She currently serves as a chaplain at Norwalk Hospital, where she served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2001. She previously taught physically and mentally handicapped children and has lectured in French history. Ms. Bauer has also served on the boards of The United Way, the American Heart Association, the Honey Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Connecticut and the Green Lake Conference Center in Wisconsin. Ms. Bauer received a B.A. from Harris Teachers College and attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. back to top



Jerry Leamon, Board of Directors, AmeriCares Free clinics, health care for low income citizensJerry Leamon,
Former Managing Partner, Deloitte

Mr. Leamon joined the AmeriCares board in 2005.  He is a former Managing Director at Deloitte, responsible for all client and market-facing programs, including the Global Strategic Clients, Strategic Clients, and Global Industry Programs, as well as Marketing and Business Development.  Mr. Leamon graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.B.A. in accounting, where he participated in a co-op student program with the Internal Revenue Service and earned CPA certification.  back to top



Dr. Steven Winter, Board of Directors, AmeriCares Free clinics, health care for low income citizens.Stephen Winter, M.D.,
Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Norwalk Hospital
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University.
Dr. Winter joined the AmeriCares board in 2003. He is Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Norwalk Hospital and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Winter has received numerous awards for his contributions to medicine and international relief work, including the American Thoracic Society’s 2010 Public Service Award and the 2009 American College of Chest Physicians’ D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP Humanitarian Award. He earned a medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, a M.S. in Systems Analysis and Synthesis from Stanford University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Illinois. He completed a residency in internal medicine at The New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering and a fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  
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