Board of Trustees

PAHO Foundation (formerly PAHEF) is led by a Board of Trustees comprised of individuals committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the people of the Americas. The Trustees advise the President on appropriate matters including but not limited to assisting and advising on fundraising initiatives, marketing and public relations, developing policies, procedures, guidelines and long-range plans for the operation of the Foundation, overseeing the financial affairs and investments of the Foundation, and serving as advocates on behalf of the Foundation with the external constituents of the organization. 

Each Board Trustee annually signs a conflict of interest statement and agrees to abide by the Foundation’s conflict of interest policy, as well as Standard Trustee Duties which include Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty and Duty of Obedience. Trustees serve for three years, except for ex-officio members, whose terms shall be determined in accordance with their appointment.




Victoria JonesVictoria Jones
Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs
The Clorox Company
Vice President/Secretary
The Clorox Company Foundation
Oakland, CA


Vice Chair

Esteban López Esteban López, MD, MBA
 Chief Medical Officer and Market President, Southwest Texas
 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
 San Antonio, TX






 Mariano Legaz
 Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer
 Sprint Corporation
 Overland Park, KS





Veronica EdwardsVeronica Edwards
President and CEO
San Antonio, TX





Simone AchaSimone Acha
CEO and Founder
Acha Consulting Services
Arlington, VA


Joel Dziengielewsk Joel Dziengielewski
 Navigant Consulting
 New York, NY

 Farah Farhoumand, DDSFarah Farhoumand
 Dentist and Owner
 Farhoumand Dental
 Vienna, VA



Jose TabuenaJose Tabuena, MA, JD, CFE, CHC
Chief Privacy Officer
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX





Ex-Officio Trustees:

Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson

Jennie Ward-Robinson, PhD
President and CEO
PAHO Foundation
Atlanta, GA