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Executive Staff


Elly Brtva

Interim President and CEO, Chief Philanthropy Officer

Elly BrtvaWith over 20 years of experience in fundraising, development, and philanthropy, Ms. Brtva has worked with former presidential families, chief executive officers of Fortune 500 companies, and the philanthropic community to raise over $100 million for medical research throughout her career.

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Pilar M. Torres
Director of Programs

Pilar TorresBorn in Puerto Rico, Ms. Torres holds a Bachelor in business administration with a major in accounting from the University of Puerto Rico. She has also completed her graduate studies in the same field.

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A Sample of Recent PAHEF Projects in the Region