Andrew Herrera, MPH, MBA

Executive Director

Before joining Curamericas Global in 2009, Andrew served with the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation for four years and spent a year studying in Ecuador. In 2004 Andrew was a State Department Ambassador to Jiaonan, China through the American Field Service. He has a B.A. in Hispanic Studies and Religious Studies from East Carolina University and an MPH from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health in Public Health Leadership and a concentration in Field Epidemiology (August 2017). He also has his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

In 2020, Andrew led the Curamericas COVID response in NC, reaching 10,000 Spanish speaking families with an innovative volunteer network. He led an $11M contract with NCDHHS to provide 209 community health workers across 26 counties, reaching over 160,000 people in NC in less than one year. The focus of the COVID response was to bring our learnings from abroad to our work here, providing resources to forgotten communities so families could stay safe during a very uncertain time. Andrew has been awarded the Triangle Business Journal 40 Under 40, the Latino Diamante Award for Health and Sciences and the Triangle Business Journal Health Care Hero award, among others.

As Executive Director of Curamericas Global since December 2013, Andrew has been responsible for leading strategic initiatives, development of the Board of Directors and the day-to-day operations of an international Nongovernmental Organization.

From Andrew:

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Montgomery, AL 1957

We must do good for others, but good is not good enough. We must use our minds so that every dollar and every minute of our work is for the most impact. We must hold ourselves to the highest standard, always seeking excellence and using data to ensure our work is verifiable and targeted.

I enjoy practically all music, especially if it is something I haven’t heard before.  Some things that make me smile in life are trying to speak different languages, ping pong, laughing with friends, and dancing.

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