Areana Quiñones, Senior Director, Programs and Grants, brings 18 years of public health programing and proposal writing experience to the Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Areana held positions with various professional associations and international NGOs. She has worked in technical areas, such as maternal and child health, tropical diseases, malaria, HIV/AIDS, NCDs, and health and laboratory systems strengthening. Areana spent several years working for the CORE Group where she helped to establish NGO networks for malaria advocacy in Africa and worked closely with the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Board. While at Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), she led efforts to mobilize resources for programs in eight countries. At CMMB, Areana had the opportunity to serve as a representative on the CORE Group Board of Directors. Areana received her MPH from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, where she completed a thesis on tobacco use and adolescent health in Latin America. Areana is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.
Senior Director, Programs and Grants