Welcome from President


As the President of Texas Partners of the Americas (TPOA), I am honored to unveil our Strategic Plan for 2014-2017. With support from Accenture, Cuso International, and USAID, our Diasporas for Development (DfD) Initiative partners, we have developed this Strategic Plan to identify opportunities for TPOA to support growth and advancement throughout the Americas.

Now, more than ever, the people of Peru and Mexico need our help, and TPOA will continue to evolve as an organization to meet their needs. The success of our mission would not be possible without your support. Over the years, our members and volunteers have played an integral part in shaping our work, and it is important for us to recognize that our success would not be possible without you.

As the oldest Partners of the Americas chapter, we must continue to communicate and coordinate with our network. And after celebrating TPOA’s 50th Anniversary, we will recommit to becoming the strongest chapter of Partners, inspiring and motivating other chapters to create change, by supporting our members to ensure that our efforts are realized.

In the words so eloquently spoken by my mother, “Excellence is not a choice. It is a commitment.” As a TPOA member and current President, I am passionately committed to TPOA, our members, our future, and our legacy, which we will pass onto future generations.

With your support, we can continue to serve the people of the Americas every day and help to ensure a brighter future for tomorrow.

Thank you,


Iliana Q. Diaz