Mary Jo Cook Joins VIA Global Health Board of Directors, Strengthening Commitment to Global Healthcare Access
[Seattle, 1/7/2023] – VIA Global Health is delighted to announce the appointment of Mary Jo Cook to its esteemed Board of Directors. With over 30 years of experience as a mission-driven CEO, COO, VP, and Board Member in Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial environments, Ms. Cook brings a wealth of expertise to help VIA Global Health scale its model for delivering vital medical technologies to underserved communities.
Throughout her distinguished career, Mary Jo Cook has held pivotal leadership positions in various organizations, making significant contributions to innovation, sustainability, and impact investing. Notably, she served as the first Vice President of Innovation and Sustainability at the Clorox Company, where she spearheaded groundbreaking initiatives like the GreenWorks natural home care line. As the CEO of Pacific Community Ventures, Ms. Cook provided capital and mentoring to small businesses and impact investors, driving economic growth and social impact. She also served as the Chief Impact Officer of Fair Trade USA, where she influenced global supply chains to improve the lives of farmers and workers while promoting ethically aligned consumer choices
Currently, Ms. Cook serves as a board member of Ganaz, a venture-backed HR SaaS platform for agriculture that provides financial services to farmworkers. She is also a Limited Partner in How Women Invest venture funds, supporting women-founded and led startups with capital. Her advisory roles include serving on the boards of Mightly, a fairtrade eCommerce children’s clothing company; Sustainable Brands, a global community promoting ESG integration into brand strategy; and the Heron Foundation’s US Community Investing index, a fund of publicly traded companies screened for their human, civic, environmental, and financial performance.
Mary Jo Cook’s commitment to the belief that business can be a force for good and deliver outstanding financial returns alongside strong social impact aligns seamlessly with VIA Global Health’s mission. She joins the organization with the shared vision of leveraging business expertise to bridge healthcare gaps and enhance the lives of underserved communities worldwide
About VIA Global Health: VIA Global Health is a groundbreaking social enterprise that leverages technology and innovative partnerships to make quality medical supplies and healthcare solutions more accessible to healthcare providers in low-resource communities. The company’s innovative platform connects medical suppliers with distributors in underserved regions, enabling efficient and equitable access to life-saving medical products.
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