50 Years Creating a Hemisphere of Opportunity for All

Management and Staff

John Sanbrailo

Executive Director

Mr. Sanbrailo has been at the helm of PADF since 1999. He has over 40 years of experience managing international development programs and disaster assistance with funding from USAID, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, corporate, and other bilateral and multilateral sources.

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Judith Hermanson, PhD

Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Hermanson is an accomplished NGO senior executive with over 17 years of experience. She has directed program development and implementation, strategic planning, fundraising, donor relations, and finance and administration, and supervised annual programs of $400 million in 30 countries.

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Louis Alexander

Senior Programs Director

Mr. Alexander has 25 years of experience in Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia. He currently oversees general development and operations in the Latin America and Caribbean region, including youth and workforce development, at-risk-youth, community policing and citizen security

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Kristan Beck

Senior Director of Finance and Administration

Ms. Beck is an experienced non-profit executive manager with 25 years of experience. At PADF, she oversees all aspects of financial management, auditing, contracting, procurement, human resources, IT services, office administration functions, and serves as Chief Compliance Officer.

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Caterina Valero

Senior Programs Director

Ms. Caterina Valero is currently Senior Programs Director for PADF from where she oversees general development projects and operations in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

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Lance Leverenz

Director of Business Development

Mr. Leverenz leads PADF's Public Sector outreach to USAID, State Department, and other bilateral and multilateral donors. He has secured funding for many relief and development activities, including water and sanitation, emergency disaster response, human trafficking, and media freedom.

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Pilar Heraud

Program Director, In-Kind Donations

As Program Director of In-Kind Donations, Ms. Heraud engages U.S. government and private sector partners who want to contribute in-kind donations, including tools and medical and dental equipment that benefit health facilities and vocational training schools in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Paul Fisher

Director of Corporate Partnerships and Development

Mr. Fisher oversees fundraising activities and works with leading multinational companies to develop public-private partnerships and corporate social responsibility projects. He has developed corporate partnership projects in over 21 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region.

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Hearly Mayr

Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Mr. Mayr oversees PADF's external and internal communications. In this role, he implements strategic communications for specific programs, coordinates communications with country and regional programs, and manages organizational branding, message development, and communication strategies.

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Luisa Villegas

Program Director, South America

Ms. Villegas leads PADF's program implementation efforts in South America. As a seasoned development professional, she has extensive experience in designing, managing, and evaluating international development programs, including U.S. Government and private sector funded projects.

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Magalie Brunet

Program Director, Haiti

An international development specialist with 10 years of experience, Ms. Brunet backstops programs and budgets in Haiti, works closely with PADF's Finance office to monitor program expenditures, and ensures donor compliance management with Grants and Contracts.

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Nathalie Liautaud

Senior Program Advisor

Ms. Liautaud is the Senior Program Advisor at the Pan American Development Foundation, working on external relations and resource development opportunities for the Caribbean

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