Veronica Valdivieso serves as Executive Director of Global Health, leading health, safety, and wellness initiatives for Pro Mujer. In this role, she oversees ongoing health operations as well as the development and implementation of a new global strategy to improve health outcomes and financial protection for women in the areas where Pro Mujer works.
Veronica brings over 15 years of experience in health in both the private and public sectors. Most recently, she was a partner at LV Peru Invest, a boutique financial services firm in Lima, Peru. Previously, she served as the Deputy Health Team Leader for Latin America and the Caribbean at USAID, where she oversaw programs and projects on health systems strengthening, maternal and child health, family planning, infectious and non-communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, violence prevention, and public-private partnerships. Before joining USAID, Veronica spent nearly two years as U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg’s Legislative Assistant and Counsel on health, social welfare, labor, and agriculture issues. Prior to her work in the Senate, Veronica practiced health law for five years at a large firm in Washington, DC, where she led an extensive evaluation of the District of Columbia’s response to HIV/AIDS and advised a range of clients on legislative and regulatory issues. She also has experience working as a consultant for the World Health Organization and UNAIDS in Sri Lanka.
Veronica graduated with a degree in Molecular Biology and a Certificate in Latin American Studies from Princeton University. She holds a Master of Public Health from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She is based in Lima, Peru.