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“Our goal must be a world in which good health is a pillar of individual well-being, national progress, and international stability and peace. This cannot be achieved without partnerships involving governments, international organizations, the business community, and civil society.”

— Kofi A. Annan, ex-Secretary-General of the United Nations

About the Foundation 

Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees

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   

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

Board Members

Michael A. Boorstein, M.B.A.
Director of Administration
Pan American Health Organization

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

Maria Claudia Garcia
Senior Director Public Policy & Communication, Latin America
Merck Sharp & Dohme

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

Frederick Naftolin, M.D., Phil. D.
Director of Biology Research
New York University, School of Medicine.

Martha B. Pelaez Ph.D.
Director, Healthy Aging Initiative

Health Foundation of South Florida

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

Jose Ignacio Santos, M.D., M.Sc. 
General Director
Hospital Infantil de Mexico "Federico Gómez"

Ambassador Sally Shelton-Colby
International Consultant

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

Derek Yach , M.B.Ch.B., D.S.C, M.P.H.
Director of Global Health Policy


All members of the PAHEF Board of Trustees sign a conflict of interest statement and agree to abide by the conflict of interest policy.