(PHOENIX – Dec. 19, 2019) – Esperança, a Phoenix-based nonprofit whose mission is to improve health and restore hope both locally and globally, has elected Dr. Raymond Sachs to serve on its Board of Directors.
After serving in the United States Navy, Dr. Sachs attended and graduated from Loyola Medical School as an Orthopedic Surgeon and went on to work for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego.
Now retired, Dr. Sachs volunteers with Esperança, having led surgical missions in Bolivia, Nicaragua, Peru and Ecuador, providing free orthopedic care to Latin America’s most underserved population. In addition to these responsibilities, he joins the board of directors, lending his knowledge and expertise to the organization.
“I am passionate about delivering health care to those most in need and am devoted to helping Esperança grow and prosper,” says Dr. Sachs. “It is an honor to be a part of this organization in this expanded role.”
“Dr. Sachs has led 15 different surgical missions for Esperança over the years. We are thrilled that he will now be a part of our board of directors, helping to govern and guide our organization as we enter into our 50th year of service,” said Jeri Royce, president/CEO of Esperança.
Dr. Sachs served as Chairman of the Orthopedic Department at Kaiser Permanente and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors at his synagogue.
Since 1970, Esperança, an Arizona-based global health nonprofit organization, has transforming lives on a local and global level. Its Phoenix-based program is uniquely positioned as the leader in providing health education and resources to Maricopa County’s most at-risk and under-served youth and adults through programs such as oral health, chronic disease prevention and management, nutrition, and parent ambassador training. Further, the organization works within some of the poorest communities in the world, including Nicaragua, Bolivia, Peru, Mozambique and Ecuador, by coordinating volunteer surgical missions, ecological housing, disease prevention and education, food security and access to clean water. For more information, please visit: www.esperanca.org.