Two new staff to bolster Health Care Without Harm’s efforts worldwide
Neydi Cruz and Diana Picon Manyari
Health Care Without Harm is pleased to announce that Neydi Cruz and Diana Picon Manyari have joined its Global team. This group leads the implementation of Health Care Without Harm’s international programs, aiming to foster greater sustainability in the health care sector while contributing to health equity around the world.
Neydi Cruz joined Health Care Without Harm as Sustainability Associate Director. Neydi will be responsible for the management and implementation of Health Care Without Harm’s international medical waste and procurement programs in collaboration with partners across our global network. She is based in Mexico City and has more than 15 years of experience building global networks and working in sustainability, international cooperation, foreign affairs, climate change, and social development.
In her role before joining Health Care Without Harm, she worked as Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation at the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources managing dozens of projects and staff. Neydi has experience as the negotiator for Mexico on multiple international bilateral and multilateral agreements including initiatives on climate change.
Diana Picon Manyari is the new International Climate Associate Director. Diana will be responsible for the management and operational implementation of Health Care Without Harm’s global climate program in collaboration with partners across HCWH’s global network. She will work to support health care decarbonization, resilience and health professional mobilization initiatives. Diana is based in the Washington D.C. area and for the past twenty years, has been working with international organizations in development and public health programming worldwide.
Diana has lived and worked in South Sudan, Thailand, Myanmar, and Ethiopia, and has provided technical assistance to organizations working in West and Southern Africa and Latin America. Before her work with Health Care Without Harm, her experience focused on monitoring, evaluating, learning, and management roles in resilience to climate change, food security, infectious diseases, and immunizations.