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Salina VanDeman to Chair the 2014 FEMAP Gala

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 -- The FEMAP Foundation is pleased to announce Salina VanDeman as the 2014 Chair for the FEMAP Fundraiser Gala to take place on Friday, September 26, 2014.

VanDeman is originally from Alpine, TX but considers El Paso her home. She has been a Friend of FEMAP since 2009 working primarily through the gala. VanDeman has a Bachelor in Business Administration and a minor in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at El Paso. She works for Sierra Providence Health Network as a Physician Relations Manager. This has given her the extensive experience in the Health Care industry as she has a vital role in building and maintaining relationships within the border region.

VanDeman volunteers because she believes in the mission of FEMAP - To raise the quality of life among people living in poverty in our Region, through health services, education, research, and economic and social empowerment. VanDeman has taken the opportunity to tour the Hospital de la Familia, the Pedi-Orthopedic Clinic and FEMAP School of Nursing and has seen firsthand the positive impact volunteering has made.

“The FEMAP Foundation has been such a strong advocate for the U.S. - Mexico border region, and with the help of Friends of FEMAP International, the Foundation can continue to raise awareness and help serve people that need access to FEMAP’s important programs and services,” says VanDeman.

The Friends of FEMAP International volunteer group was started in the 1990s. The original group helped raise funds to expand and buy medical equipment for Hospital de la Familia. Today’s Friends hold various functions within the organization, from coordinating the fundraiser gala, to assisting with administrative projects, event planning and publicity.

2014 FEMAP Gala Corporate Tables are $1,750 and individual tickets are $150 each. To reserve a corporate table, secure individual tickets or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brenda Rodriguez at (915)544-4151 or

You may also purchase tickets via our secured website: