2020 Global and Regional Humanitarians of the Year
Since 2007, the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation has awarded global and regional humanitarian awards to Herbalife Nutrition Independent Distributors who exemplify our foundation’s mission.
Nominations were received from around the world and were evaluated based on the nominee’s philanthropic activity, community leadership, volunteerism and advocacy.
Through their outstanding involvement and dedication, these incredible people have made a significant contribution to changing lives.
In addition to this amazing accomplishment, Global Humanitarians will receive a $10,000 USD donation to give to a charitable organization of their choice, and Regional Humanitarians will receive $2,000 USD.
Global – Raquel Cortés Jaimes (Founder’s Circle)
Raquel Cortes is an example of perseverance, integrity and self-improvement. She inspires others to change their lives and achieve their dreams. She is the official godmother of Casa Hogar del Perpetuo Socorro, I.A.P., an organization in Mexico that supports young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. She frequently hosts gatherings in her home for the girls and lends her support whenever it is necessary. It is of utmost importance to her that the girls feel empowered, and that is exactly what she does with her words of encouragement and commitment to them. She leads by example and is truly making a difference in the lives of children.
APAC Regional – Kia Chun Loo (President’s Team)
Loo, Kai Chun gives back in more ways than one. On a regular basis, he helps provide fresh food to an orphanage so that children in need get good, nutritious meals. He also volunteers at a home for senior citizens and abandoned disabled children, engaging with them in ways that truly make a difference in their lives. He is committed to making a positive impact in his community, and it truly shows through his leadership and dedication.
EMEA Regional – Natália Ferreira (Chairman’s Club)
Natalia is a passionate supporter of the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation. She actively inspires others to go out into their communities and help make a difference. She regularly volunteers with several organizations, including Helpo, a non-governmental organization based in Portugal. She highlighted Helpo’s work when it was responding to the Cyclone Idai disaster in Mozambique and neighboring countries and inspired the rest of the leadership in Portugal to donate in order to help the 87,000 people displaced from their homes. She is a true leader when it comes to giving back and does it all out of the goodness of her heart, truly seeking no recognition.
SAM/CAM Regional – Fernando “Nani” & Judith Rancel Marquez (Chairman’s Club)
For over 20 years, Fernando “Nani” Rancel has given unconditional support to charities that help vulnerable children in his country of Venezuela. Nani was instrumental in having Asoprogar and Casa Hogar Nido Alegrebecome part of the Casa Herbalife Nutrition program, working with local leadership to ensure they would be supported by volunteers, while also having adequate resources. He has a passion for giving back and makes the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation a priority during his trainings, motivating others to make a difference in the lives of others. His community comes first, and it truly shows, having returned to Venezuela to ensure that he is personally making a difference, one person at a time.
NAM Regional – Dominique Montes (President’s Team)
A prime example of true leadership, Dominique began the Royal Run for Hope in 2012 when she and a group of friends wanted to give back to the community. Her downline worked for the local children’s hospital and helped her gather the information needed to see where they could make the largest impact. Once it was decided that the department of pediatric oncology was in need, they began fundraising and eventually established the Royal Run for Hope 5k. The first year, the event raised over $10,000 and continues to grow each year. In fact, in 2019, the El Paso Children’s Hospital named a nurse’s station after the Royal Run for Hope made a $100,000 commitment over five years. The Royal Run for Hope has now grown to 768 participants, with the support and participation of running teams from other organizations–all thanks to Dominique’s passion, time and dedication to giving back.
Previous Global Humanitarians Honorees (2007-2019)
- 2019 – Queenie Leung (APAC)
- 2018 – Stephan Gratziani (Europe, Middle East & Africa)
- 2017 – Hery Tri Basuki & Sulistyorini (Asia Pacific)
- 2016 – Sara Alfaro (Mexico)
- 2015 – Dave Balangue (+) and Arlene Balague (Asia Pacific)
- 2014 – Chan Shih-Hao and Chang Chiao-Yen (Asia Pacific)
- 2013 – Tae Ho Kim and Hyun Mo Koo (Asia Pacific)
- 2012 – Carmen Gloria Schindler (South & Central America)
- 2011 – Mary and Mario Barreiro (Mexico)
- 2010 – Leslie Stanford (North America)
- 2009 – Guillermo Luna (North America)
- 2007 – Garry DeBrabander (+) and Jennifer Bates DeBrabander (Asia Pacific)