Deepening Our Impact

Annual Report 2017

Message from the President & CEO

The past year has been a real joy for me as I have had the privilege and opportunity to get to know our PCI staff, donors and community participants. What I have witnessed makes me even more excited about our future and the ways in which we can deepen our impact in the communities we serve.

I have known this organization is special ever since I became a consultant for PCI in Indonesia in the early 1990s. Working with street children in the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic there, I saw firsthand the respect and care PCI extended to at-risk youth and their families, empowering them to identify and lead their own solutions to HIV in their community.

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Message from the Chairman

Now is a time of exciting growth and opportunity for PCI, especially as we welcome our new President & CEO, Carrie Hessler-Radelet.

Over the past two decades, we have seen the greatest advancements in global development ever with both the rates of extreme poverty and deaths of children under five cut in half. Your generous support to PCI played a role in this success, and there is so much more to do.

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Robert Sullivan


Helping Newborns Survive and Thrive

PCI’s ‘Every Preemie’ rolls out model to improve survival of early/small babies in Malawi

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Rallying Around Carlitos

PCI helps address malnutrition among Guatemalan families

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Greener Pastures in Africa

PCI’s first social enterprise helps pastoral communities survive

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Bringing Digital Solutions to Tanzania

PCI partners with tech startup to link women to mobile banking

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Strengthening the Role of Women in Society

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and PCI partner with Indian State to Empower Women

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More Than Just A Meal

PCI creates healthier environments at school and home

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Putting Human Trafficking Out of Business

PCI leads fight against modern-day slavery in San Diego

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Fleeing Danger and Finding Hope

PCI forms Women Empowered groups for Iraqi refugees in San Diego

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Our Mission:

PCI’s mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship.

Our Vision:

PCI envisions a world in which the most vulnerable people will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and for the future.

Our Core Values:


We maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior, and value transparency and honesty in our communications, relationships and actions.


We hold ourselves accountable for the quality and lasting results of our work and for the commitments we make to our participants, partners, donors and each other.


We value and celebrate the unique and diverse talents, experiences and perspectives of everyone, and treat our participants, partners, donors and each other with sensitivity and respect.


We go beyond conventional ideas and approaches so new possibilities and innovation can flourish to ensure real and lasting positive change.

By The Numbers

Impacted nearly 12 million people

46 active projects in 18 countries

Global Impact

Transforming nearly 12 million lives across Asia, Africa and the Americas
PCI FY17 Financials

Thank You To Our Donors

PCI’s efforts to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship worldwide would not be possible without the support of individuals, foundations, corporations, governments and partners that believe in and invest in our programs.

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Donor Spotlights

Sandra Driver Gordon

In Memory

Sandi Hadley

November 9, 1941 – November 8, 2017

PCI said goodbye to a longtime friend and supporter, Sandra “Sandi” Hadley. Sandi served on the Board of PCI for eight years and was the creator and driving force behind PCI’s “Day at the Races,” which raised close to $500,000 over 15 years. A beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Sandi was dedicated to her family.

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PCI On Call

Responding to disasters at home and abroad

Record-breaking natural disasters battered families living on the Gulf Coast, Caribbean and Mexico in 2017. With support from generous donors, PCI formed response teams and strategic partnerships to help address the immediate needs of vulnerable populations in Texas and Mexico.

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Board Of Directors

Robert S. Sullivan
Chairman of the Board
Stanley & Pauline Foster
Endowed Chair
Rady School of Management, UCSD

Ambassador Gaddi Vasquez
Chair Emeritus
U.S. Ambassador (retired)
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
Edison International

Nancy Plaxico
Managing Director
Retired Vice President
Healthways, Inc.

Joseph Abbate
Senior Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Steven Adams
Executive Director

William Bold
Bold Global Strategies

Alejandro Bustamante
Senior Vice President of Operations
Plantronics, Inc.

Susan “Susie” Callahan
Retired Director of Communications
International Relief Teams

John D. Collins, Esq.
Of Counsel
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP

Ruth M. Covell, MD
Senior Associate Dean Emeritus
Clinical Professor FM & Public Health
UCSD School of Medicine

Gerardo De La Concha
Retired Vice President
Medtronic Mexico Operation

Norm Hapke
Jacobs Family Foundation
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
Hapke Family Foundation

Peter Huffman
Managing Director
Merrill Lynch

James A. Merritt
Chief Medical Officer
CBR International Corporation

Haida M. Mojdehi, Esq.
Community Leader

Karen Paterson
Board Director
Moxie Foundation

Royce Pepin, AM, MBE, GCSJ, PhC
Pepin Pharmacies

Cheryl Pia
Pia Communications, Inc.

John H. N. Potter II
Vice President & Managing Partner
Strategy& UK

Lawrence A. Weitzen
Senior Vice President
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

Marshall Whiting, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

Michael Williams, DPhil
Managing Partner
Intellivet Capital Partners

Executive Leadership

Carrie Hessler-Radelet
President & CEO

Mark O’Donnell
Chief Operating Officer

Nikolos Oakley
Chief Financial Officer

Janine Schooley, MPH
Senior Vice President, Programs

Peg Ross
Vice President, Global Human Resources & Organizational Development

Richard Parker
External Affairs

Mauricio Vivero
Vice President, Strategic Engagement

Judith Robb-McCord
Vice President, Technical Leadership and Support;
Senior Director, Every Preemie-SCALE

Board Contacts:

Melinda Coil
Controller, Board Secretary

Haley VanderMeer
Executive Office and
Board Relations Manager

PCI Founder:
James Turpin, MD, MPH

2017 Annual Report


Maureen Simpson
PCI Staff


Steven Wade Adams
Chris Bessenecker
Gesler Castillo
Marie Cook
Ashley Dittmar
Summer Dunsmore
Heather Holmes
Elimase Kamanga

Ruth Kundecha
Blanca Lomeli
Amy Ostrander
PCI Staff
Judith Robb-McCord
Nery Sosa
Janine Schooley
Tony Tseng
Jennifer Waugaman