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Vital Strategies Welcomes Ping Hsieh and Renata Reis to Board of Trustees

March 14, 2024 (New York)—Vital Strategies, a leading global health organization committed to addressing the most pressing public health issues facing cities and countries worldwide, is pleased to announce the appointment of two distinguished members to the Board of Trustees: Ping Hsieh, former Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary at Hubbell Incorporated, and Renata Reis, Executive Director of the Doctors Without Borders office in Brazil.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Ping and Renata to the Board of Trustees,” said Bruce Mandell, Board Chair, Vital Strategies. “Their breadth of expertise in law, advocacy and shared international experience, make them incredible additions to the Board of Trustees. We anticipate a strong collaboration toward our mission of building strong public health systems for all.”

Ping Hsieh, former Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Hubbell Incorporated brings a wealth of operational and international experience to the board. At Hubbell, he was responsible for the company’s legal, governance, compliance, internal audit, and environmental, health and safety functions. Before joining Hubbell, Hsieh held a 16-year tenure at United Technologies Corporation. He held key roles such as Deputy General Counsel of Otis Elevator and General Counsel of UTC’s Fire & Security division and worked on a four-year assignment as Chief Legal Officer for Otis Elevator’s Asia Pacific Area in Singapore. Hsieh is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

“I am honored and delighted to join Vital Strategies’ Board of Trustees during such a critical time in global health,” said Hsieh. “I am deeply committed to Vital Strategies’ mission, and I look forward to working with the board to advance and strengthen public health systems worldwide.”

Renata Reis, Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders Brazil, brings her expertise in advocacy, fundraising, communication, and organizational strategy to the board. Leading a team of about 200 employees access various functions, Reis plays a crucial role in guiding the office’s operational and organizational strategies in Brazil. With a Ph.D. in law and a background in social policy and communication, Reis has remained committed to health and social issues throughout her career. She is currently a Lecturer in Advocacy and Lobbying at Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro.

“Vital Strategies is a leader in using global expertise to drive locally led solutions to advance public health, and it is a privilege to join the Board of Trustees,” said Reis. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members to advance Vital Strategies’ critical mission of reimagining our cities and countries as places where everyone has access to strong public health.”

“As we face a pivotal juncture for public health, it is an honor to have Ping Hsieh and Renata Reis join our Board of Trustees,” said José Luis Castro, President and CEO of Vital Strategies. “Their extensive experience in improving health outcomes aligns with our mission as we navigate the impacts of the recent pandemic and work toward greater health equity and inclusivity.”

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Vital Strategies believes every person should be protected by an equitable and effective public health system. We partner with governments, communities and organizations around the world to reimagine public health so that health is supported in all the places we live, work and play. The result is millions of people living longer, healthier lives.

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