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

Atlanta, GA (January 23, 2017) – Uniting for Health Innovation 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, Uniting for Health Innovation Board of Trustees Chair, and Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, Uniting for Health Innovation President and CEO, with special speeches from Hector Valle Mesto, Founder, INNOVASALUD, and the Honorable Dr. Patricia Garcia, Minister of Health, Peru.

Uniting for Health Innovation extends sincere appreciation to the event’s special guests for their participation in addition to Uniting for Health Innovation 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 Uniting for Health Innovation's Partnership Engagement VIP Dinner commences

Uniting for Health Innovation staff Katherine Cantrell, Senior Associate Manager, Programs and Shelia Buchanan, Associate Vice President, Operations

Shaquasia Blair, Uniting for Health Innovation Receptionist greets guests as they arrive

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

Jose Tabuena, Uniting for Health Innovation Board Secretary and Simone Acha, Board Treasurer

Jose Tabuena, Uniting for Health Innovation Board Secretary; Simone Acha, Board Treasurer; and Tiaji Salaam-Blyther, FTAG Committee Member 

Uniting for Health Innovation staff, Board of Trustees, FTAG and special guests enjoying the Partnership Engagement VIP Dinner

Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, Uniting for Health Innovation President and CEO and Dr. Tim Ford, FTAG Chair

Dr. Judy Monroe, CDC Foundation CEO and Dr. Thomas Prohask, Uniting for Health Innovation FTAG Committee Member

Victoria Jones, Uniting for Health Innovation Board Vice Chair and Dr. Esteban López, Board Trustee

Distinguished Uniting for Health Innovation Board of Trustees and Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, President and CEO

Jose Tabuena, Uniting for Health Innovation Board Secretary; Areana Quiñones, Senior Director, Programs and Grants; Tiaji Salaam-Blyther, FTAG Committee Member; and Simone Acha, Board Treasurer

Uniting for Health Innovation staff and special guests

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

Veronica Edwards, Uniting for Health Innovation Board Chair provides opening remarks

Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, Uniting for Health Innovation President and CEO thanks guests for their attendance

Hector Valle Mesto, Founder, INNOVASALUD and Uniting for Health Innovation 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

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

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

Uniting for Health Innovation leadership, Board of Trustees and FTAG members take a photo before the event's conclusion

Another photo of Uniting for Health Innovation leadership, Board of Trustees and FTAG members

For more information about Uniting for Health Innovation, please contact Viet VoPham, Uniting for Health Innovation Associate Manager, Communications, by phone at 404-382-8722 or via email at vvopham@ufhi.org.

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About Uniting for Health Innovation

Improving the health and wellbeing of the people of the Americas is at the heart of Uniting for Health Innovation’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.