PAHO Foundations Convenes Global Business and Public Health Leaders for Partnership Engagement VIP Dinner

Atlanta, GA (January 23, 2017) – PAHO Foundation held its Partnership Engagement VIP Dinner, bringing together public health and business leaders from internationally recognized organizations based in Atlanta, GA. The Foundation welcomed leadership from local organizations, including CDC Foundation, the Taskforce for Global Health, MedShare, the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Health and Delta Airlines.

The event included opening remarks from Veronica Edwards, PAHO Foundation Board of Trustees Chair, and Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, PAHO Foundation President and CEO, with special speeches from Hector Valle Mesto, Founder, INNOVASALUD, and the Honorable Dr. Patricia Garcia, Minister of Health, Peru.

PAHO Foundation extends sincere appreciation to the event’s special guests for their participation in addition to PAHO Foundation Board of Trustees, Foundation Technical Advisory Group (FTAG) and staff, for making Friday’s event a huge success.

See below for photos from the Partnership Engagement VIP Dinner.

Guests start coming in before PAHO Foundation's Partnership Engagement VIP Dinner commences

PAHO Foundation staff Katherine Cantrell, Senior Associate Manager, Programs and Shelia Buchanan, Associate Vice President, Operations

Shaquasia Blair, PAHO Foundation Receptionist greets guests as they arrive

Undra Patrick, Vice President, ITeVia Solutions Inc. and Dr. Phyllis Nsiah-Kumi, FTAG Committee Member

Jose Tabuena, PAHO Foundation Board Secretary and Simone Acha, Board Treasurer

Jose Tabuena, PAHO Foundation Board Secretary; Simone Acha, Board Treasurer; and Tiaji Salaam-Blyther, FTAG Committee Member 

PAHO Foundation staff, Board of Trustees, FTAG and special guests enjoying the Partnership Engagement VIP Dinner

Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, PAHO Foundation President and CEO and Dr. Tim Ford, FTAG Chair

Dr. Judy Monroe, CDC Foundation CEO and Dr. Thomas Prohask, PAHO Foundation FTAG Committee Member

Victoria Jones, PAHO Foundation Board Vice Chair and Dr. Esteban López, Board Trustee

Distinguished PAHO Foundation Board of Trustees and Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, President and CEO

Jose Tabuena, PAHO Foundation Board Secretary; Areana Quiñones, Senior Director, Programs and Grants; Tiaji Salaam-Blyther, FTAG Committee Member; and Simone Acha, Board Treasurer

PAHO Foundation staff and special guests

FTAG members and Dr. Melissa Kottke, Director, the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health

Veronica Edwards, PAHO Foundation Board Chair provides opening remarks

Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, PAHO Foundation President and CEO thanks guests for their attendance

Hector Valle Mesto, Founder, INNOVASALUD and PAHO Foundation FTAG Committee Member during his presentation

The Honorable Dr. Patricia Garcia, Minister of Health, Peru and the night's featured speaker during her presentation on Peru's current health situation

Dr. Patricia Garcia, Minister of Health, Peru, answers questions following her presentation

PAHO Foundation's 2017 Recognition of Service Award, which was given to Dr. Patricia Garcia, Minister of Health, Peru, for her commitment to PAHO Foundation and its FTAG

Simone Acha, PAHO Foundation Board Treasurer; Dr. Patricia Garcia, Minister of Health, Peru; Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, PAHO Foundation President and CEO; and Veronica Edwards, PAHO Foundation Board Chair

PAHO Foundation leadership, Board of Trustees and FTAG members take a photo before the event's conclusion

Another photo of PAHO Foundation leadership, Board of Trustees and FTAG members

For more information about PAHO Foundation, please contact Viet VoPham, PAHO Foundation Associate Manager, Communications, by phone at 404-382-8722 or via email at vvopham@pahofoundation.org.

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About PAHO Foundation

Improving the health and wellbeing of the people of the Americas is at the heart of PAHO Foundation’s work. As an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, we are committed to enabling better health and a brighter future for people across the region. Our mission is to develop programs, share insight and collaborate with experts and partners to have a profound, positive impact on seemingly intractable public health problems that threaten the health and prosperity of people in the Americas.