Dr. Blanca Lomeli is the regional director of North America programs for Project Concern International, an outreach organization that works to prevent disease and provide access to clean water and nutritious food around the world. Lomeli has over 20 years of experience in the fields of community health and medicine. She has served as director of Project Concern's programs in Mexico for over 17 years, overseeing all operations and supervising staff in both Tijuana and Mexico City. She currently oversees a multi-million dollar project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development that supports the efforts of the government of Mexico in prevention and control of tuberculosis in vulnerable populations. Lomeli has implemented joint programs throughout Mexico with the Mexican Ministry of Health and the departments of Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning and AIDS, and has provided technical assistance to the Mexican ministry in design, supervision and evaluation of programs. Lomeli is a member of several advisory groups and committees along the U.S.-Mexico border, including the advisory committee of the California Office of Binational Border Health, the advisory committee of the Smart Choices Program for the Women's Foundation in San Francisco, the steering committee of the Binational Consortium for Research and Action in Reproductive Health, advisor to Colegio de la Frontera Norte's Reproductive Health Program, member of the Binational HIV/STI Committee, and member of the Baja California Women's Network. Lomeli is a member of Project Concern's Global Leadership Team. She also collaborates with a multi-country initiative of Project Concern focused on capacity building for HIV/AIDS.