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Paso del Norte Foundation Board names new Executive Director

July 22, 2016

The Paso del Norte Foundation Board of Directors announced the appointment of Anna Alemán as the new Executive Director for the Paso del Norte Foundation (PDNF), a public charity established in 2013 by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to increase the resources available to improve well-being in the Paso del Norte region.

Alemán comes to PDNF with extensive experience in the binational nonprofit and philanthropic area. She previously served for 11 years as the Executive Director of the FEMAP Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to support the health, preventive health, micro-lending and youth programs of FEMAP/SADEC in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. In 2013, Alemán assumed the responsibility of the FEMAP Capital Campaign, raising $10 million in gifts and pledges for FEMAP/SADEC’s new School of Nursing and the expansion and remodeling of Hospital de la Familia.

“Anna is passionate about improving health and well-being in our region. We welcome her experience and leadership. She is a great addition to our team,” said Tracy Yellen, CEO of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and its affiliated foundations (PDNF and Fundacion Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar).

A native of El Paso, Alemán holds a Masters of Arts in Public Administration from Bernard M. Baruch College in New York City and is a National Urban Fellow. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.

“The Paso del Norte Foundation received a great response to the announcement of the Executive Director position,” said Robert Ash, immediate past Chair of the Paso del Norte Foundation. “After an extensive review process, the Board of Directors selected Anna Alemán to lead the PDNF.”

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