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 
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



A Sample of Recent PAHEF Projects in the Region