Dr. Helene Gayle has announced her intent to step down from the role of President and CEO of CARE USA in July 2015. During her nine years as the organization’s chief executive, Dr. Gayle has made substantial contributions to positioning CARE USA for success in a very dynamic international aid environment. She will leave a lasting mark on CARE, having deepened the organization’s focus on empowering girls and women, strengthened partnerships with the private sector and widened CARE’s role in a growing poverty-fighting movement.
“Leading CARE is truly an honor,” Dr. Gayle said. “I am inspired every day working alongside such incredible people who share an unwavering commitment to empowering the world’s poorest communities. But all organizations— and those at the helm of those organizations — benefit from new leadership to ensure continued growth and innovation.” Dr. Gayle said she is making the announcement now to ensure there is sufficient lead time for a smooth transition.