Population and Public Health

Global Health Equity Week Spotlight: Maya Crauderueff

Maya Crauderueff

In recognition of Global Health Equity Week 2023, HIMSS is celebrating women in nonprofit leadership who share a commitment to realizing the full health potential of every human, everywhere.

Explore what drives these leaders, learn about their organizations and consider championing their missions.

Learn more about Global Health Equity Week.

Maya Crauderueff, Maya’s Hope

Maya Crauderueff is the founder and president of Maya's Hope, an organization that has touched the lives of countless children.

Crauderueff’s unwavering dedication is rooted in her Filipino and Ukrainian heritage, nurturing a global perspective and a deep commitment to international problem-solving. Her journey is enriched by her diverse experiences. Her life story epitomizes the incredible journey that begins with personal pain but flourishes into a global movement of hope and change.

Her vibrant spirit, born from her identity as a mother, her cross-cultural roots and her innate gift for empathy, continues to illuminate the path toward a brighter future for the world's most vulnerable children.

Tell us about your organization’s mission, its impact on advancing healthier communities and the people you serve.

Maya’s Hope works to improve the quality of life of orphaned, impoverished and special-needs children on a global scale. Whether providing funding for loving caregivers, vitamin-rich formula or access to quality medical care, Maya’s Hope improves lives, one child at a time!

Our impact is felt through the countless lives we touch. In the Philippines and Ukraine, where children often face insurmountable challenges, Maya's Hope provides them with the opportunities they deserve. Through educational initiatives, we empower these children to break the cycle of poverty and reach for brighter futures. Our healthcare programs ensure their well-being, while our humanitarian assistance provides them with the basic necessities.

Maya's Hope doesn't just offer assistance; we help communities to thrive despite their hardships. By addressing the unique needs of each child, we create a holistic ecosystem of care that fosters healthier communities. We believe that empowering children today will shape stronger societies tomorrow.

Our work goes beyond charity; it's a testament to the transformative power of compassion and dedicated action. Maya's Hope stands as a symbol of resilience, unity and progress. We continue to illuminate the path toward healthier communities and brighter lives for the children we serve, fostering a legacy of change that spans continents and generations.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced and how did you overcome it?

Maya's Hope faced a significant challenge when the war broke out in Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, jeopardizing the well-being of the children and families the organization supports. By leveraging existing partnerships and establishing new ones, the organization provided essential assistance including medical care, sustenance, hygiene supplies and support for displaced families. Introducing direct applications for financial aid, Maya's Hope built a capable team to process requests efficiently, ensuring families received support for shelter, sustenance, medications and winter necessities.

Are you looking for certain types of technology partnerships who can support your mission?

We always welcome collaborations that could enhance Maya's Hope's impact. One area that HIMSS members may be able to support our organization is through data analytics and visualization services.  Partnering with data analytics firms could help Maya's Hope collect, analyze and visualize data related to program impact, ensuring informed decision-making and strategic planning.

What are ways HIMSS members and staff can get involved with your organization?

By uniting with Maya's Hope, HIMSS members and staff can become catalysts of change, shaping a brighter future for children in the Philippines and Ukraine. Currently, within our annual gala event, two HIMSS members serve on our committee. This year, we're rolling out the red carpet of opportunity and inviting you to join us and be part of something truly spectacular – the Maya's Hope Lotus Ball Host Committee!  

Maya’s Hope Lotus Ball will take place Nov. 15, 2023, at the Players Club in New York City.

Your involvement will not only elevate the event to new heights but also directly impact the lives of underprivileged children in the Philippines and Ukraine.

Let's create a night to remember while making positive change — become a part of our dynamic Host Committee today! Contact Maya directly at maya@mayashope.org to learn more about this exciting opportunity and make a difference that's as stylish as it is meaningful.

About Maya’s Hope


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