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Where and How Does PPM Operate?

PPM delivers social programs limited geographically to the three local Punta de Mita villages, Coral del Risco, Emiliano Zapata, and Higuera Blanca. Current and future PPM programs are, and will be delivered solely in 3 program categories: Education, Health/Lifestyle, and Community Pride. PPM operates out of the Peace Punta de Mita Center in Emiliano Zapata.

Who manages PPM?

PPM Executive Director is Ali Elias and she has a very high standing in the three villages. Ali reports monthly to the PPM Board and submits a report including monthly financial results comparing actual to budget.

How much staff does PPM have?

PPM’s staff, all active in program delivery, in addition to the Executive Director, consists of 11 teachers [2 supervisor, 9 fulltime, and 2 part time].

Who are the Homeowners behind PPM?

PPM began operations on April 1, 2013 and was founded by a group of Punta Mita homeowners. The PPM Board of Directors and Board Advisors are all Punta Mita homeowners with financial “skin in the game”, maintaining a rolling commitment to support the annual Pledge For Peace fundraising campaign. The Board members are: Ron Budacz, Mariette Woestemeyer, Bob Farquharson, Peter Newton, Rob Ritchie, Louise Temerty, Margaret Isberg and Roberto Santacruz. The Advisors to the Board are John Gladish, Jay Precourt, Valerie Ewell and Stan Grad. Deeply engaged, are the Committee Chaire, who too are Punta Mita homeowners/residents: Tania Ritchie and Paty Vergara.

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