M. Rashad Massoud

Chief Executive Officer


C-Suite executive and recognized global leader in strengthening systems, and improving health and social services; adept at developing organizational capability focused on exceeding customer needs and expectations, innovation, results, and growth.

High energy; technologically savvy; continually learning. Master at orchestrating complex, multinational activities, and virtual operations. Strong cultural competencies, exceptional relationship management, effective leadership, empowering, and adaptive management.

Delivered results in resource-constrained settings. Respected by governments. Received multiple honors, recognitions, and awards. Well published.


Sep 2022 – Present

Visiting Faculty

Department of Global Health and Population (GHP)
François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights

Developing innovative, comprehensive curricular content and programs for health systems strengthening, global health security, and public health in humanitarian crises and providing mentorship to students in the MPH and DrPH programs.

Sep 2020 – Sep 2022

Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer

Working remotely overseeing the organization’s 50+ health programs at $60M/year with 3,000+ health centers in 20+ countries for people affected by poverty or disaster, and 1,000+ Free and Charitable Clinics in the US, its 30+ Emergency Responses in US and globally, and its global distribution of $1B+ pharmaceuticals to 90 countries. Oversee the program team of 470+ in 12 countries. Leadership Team Liaison to the Program Committee of Americares Board of Directors, working closely with the Chairperson and Members of the BOD. Oversee the Four Americares Free Clinics in Connecticut – a separate 501-c3, the Executive Director of which reports to the SVP Chief Program Officer. Ex-officio Board Member of the Americares Free Clinics. Ex-officio Chairman of the Board of Directors of Americares Tanzania.

Jan 2015 – Sep 2020

Chief Medical & Quality Officer / SVP

Oversaw quality improvement efforts and compliance with organizational and federal regulations within budget of $160M. Won multiple projects, including a $500M IDIQ.

Nov 2007 – Dec 2014

SVP, Quality & Performance Institute (QPI)

Generated revenue and managed $60M+, ~10 Projects; 30+ countries, 50 headquarters staff, 560+ field staff, and 180 consultants. Quadrupled QPI revenues from $15M/year to $60M per year.

Oct 2004 – Nov 2007

Senior Vice President

Led Strategic Partner Portfolio – key customers focused on innovation, transformation, and large-scale spread. Partners are in the USA, UK, and Sweden.


Led the Program Team to deliver significant improvements in the rigor of the programs. Improved blood pressure control in 12 mobile health centers in India from 63% to 90% and reduced gender inequity gap from 10.4% to 2.5%.

Led the development of Americares Program Strategy and Implementation Plan focused on: deepening impact through improved health outcomes; bridging health equity gaps; designing sustainability through local partnerships.

Successfully directed USAID’s “Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project” – $210M, 46 long-term program countries. Received $40.5M additional funding to address the Zika epidemic in 13 LAC and Caribbean countries.


Global Health

Government Affairs

Health Systems

Community Relations

Quality Management

Team Building


Knowledge Management


Cost Control

Strategic Planning


Program Design and Implementation


Complex Multi-Site Global Operations


Corporate Development


Business Development


Board Experience

DEI Multi-Cultural Competencies


Master of Public Health (MPH)

International Health Policy & Management

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Meet Rashad

Q & A

What is your greatest accomplishment?

I am proud to be one of the foremost to have introduced and implemented quality improvements in healthcare to different countries. I demonstrated the power of improvement methods in resource-constrained settings when the prevalent thinking was these methods were applicable to developed countries

What are your goals for the future?

To make the world a better place.

What gives you inspiration?

I am inspired by seeing improvements in outcomes of care and transformation in people as they accomplish these results.

What is your greatest strength?

I can inspire people to accomplish results they did not know they could.

Why did you choose your profession?

Because I care…