Pan American Health and Education FoundationThe Pan American Health and Education Foundation


The Pan American Health and Education Foundation is led by a board of directors comprised of health experts, business leaders, and academics. The board of directors has valuable experience in administering health-related grants and in cross-border grant making.

Each director of the board signs a conflict of interest statement and agrees to abide by PAHEF's conflict of interest policy.

Executive Committee of the Board of Directors

Benjamin Caballero, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Patricia P. Barry, M.D., M.P.H.
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk

Arnold Simonse, D.S.W., J.C.D., M. Div.
Professor of Social Work
Mountain State University

Fernando Mendoza, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Chair
Stanford University School of Medicine

Edward L. Kadunc, M.P.H.
Pan American Health and Education Foundation

Board Members

Margaret Catley-Carlson
Chair, Crop Diversity Team
Chair, Water Security Council
World Economic Forum

Jorge Daboub, B.C.B.A.
Vice President of Marketing & Business Development
Univision Television Group

Dr. Terrence Forrester, M.B.B.S., D.M., F.R.C.P., Ph.D.
Professor of Experimental Medicine and
Director Tropical Medicine Institute
University of the West Indies

Sharon Frahler
Area Manager
Financial Management and Reporting
Pan American Health Organization/WHO

María Claudia Garcia
President, MCG Consultores

Isaías Daniel Gutiérrez, M.D.
Area Manager, Planning, Budget, and Resource Coordination
Pan American Health Organization

Harold Hamana
Senior Vice President
Edelman Latin America

Martha B. Peláez, Ph.D.
Director, Healthy Aging Initiative
Health Foundation of South Florida

David Pérez, M.B.A.
Managing Director
Palladium Equity Partners

Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Ph.D.
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
Yale University School of Public Health

José Ignacio Santos, M.D., M.Sc.
Professor and Head of the Infectious Diseases Unit
School of Medicine
National Autonomous University of Mexico

Ambassador Sally Shelton-Colby
La Pietra Coalition
Vital Voices Global Partnership

Ricardo Uauy, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Public Health Nutrition
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


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