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Life Saving Health Services For Those That Need It Most With Stephanie Kauffman of AmeriCares, Disaster Relief & Global Health Organization

Life Saving Health Services For Those That Need It Most With Stephanie Kauffman of AmeriCares, Disaster Relief & Global Health Organization

AmeriCares is a health-focused relief and development organization that provides life-changing health programs, medicine, and medical supplies to people affected by poverty or disaster. AmeriCares provides transformative health programs and quality...


AmeriCares is a health-focused relief and development organization that provides life-changing health programs, medicine, and medical supplies to people affected by poverty or disaster. AmeriCares provides transformative health programs and quality medical aid to over 90 countries each year, including the United States.

AmeriCares distributes aid to institutions through partner organizations in the United States and around the world. Thousands of general and specialty hospitals, outpatient clinics, community health programs, hospice residences, rehabilitation centers, and homes for children and the elderly are among the institutions.

AmeriCares also works to develop or improve existing health-care programs that address specific health issues such as maternal and child health, malnutrition, cholera, and chronic diseases.

About Our Guest: Stephanie Kauffman is Americares' head of strategic partnerships. She began her career in museums and marketing before moving on to work for Universal Studios for 16 years. She then took a different path, which led her to the non-profit sector, where she is now working to make the world a better place.

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00:00 Introduction

2:13 Who is Stephanie Kauffman?

8:43 Differences between working internationally in the private sector vs. the nonprofit sector.

10:58 Cultural differences around the world.

14:46 The power educating yourself on different cultures.

18:52 How AmeriCares continues to make an impact, after the news stations have moved on.

21:25 When was a time that AmeriCares Made a noticeable impact?

23:34 What is AmeriCares Doing to help displaced migrants from Venezuela?

27:01 What is the most interesting effort that AmeriCares is working on right now?

28:48 What is AmeriCares doing for the US homeless populations?

29:57 What do you hope to see change in 5 years because of the work you’re doing now?

31:10 Ways to support AmeriCares.

34:32 Advice for those interested in moving from the private to the nonprofit sector.

40:25 How to make your own social impact at the companies you work for.



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Stephanie Kauffman

Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, Americares

Stephanie Kauffman is Americares' head of strategic partnerships. She began her career in museums and marketing before moving on to work for Universal Studios for 16 years. She then took a different path, which led her to the non-profit sector, where she is now working to make the world a better place.