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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 

Michael Boorstein, M.B.A.



Mr. Boorstein, a national of the United States of America, grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in information systems management, from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. At Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he conducted research in information technology and diplomacy as a Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He also participated in the Senior Seminar at the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service Institute, the most advanced professional development program available to senior foreign policy and national security officers of the United States Government.

Mr. Boorstein has over thirty years of international experience as a Foreign Service Officer, serving in various positions at United States diplomatic and consular posts in Italy, Zaire, Canada, Russia, Poland, Venezuela, and China. His vast experience overseas has made him proficient in Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Polish, and Chinese.

His most recent assignments with the Department of State have been at its Headquarters, in Washington, D.C. From 1999 to 2001, he was the Director of the Beijing Program Office in the Office of Foreign Building Operations (FBO). In 2001, he was appointed as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for FBO. From 2001 to 2002, he served as the Managing Director of Planning and Development in the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. From 2002 to 2005, he was the Director of the United States Diplomacy Center in the Bureau of Public Affairs.

Mr. Boorstein joined the board of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation in November 2006.

Mr. Boorstein signed a conflict of interest statement and agrees to abide by PAHEF's conflict of interest policy.