Club Amazonas USA, also known as "CAUSA" is an independent and non-profit entity.
Our main goal is to provide specialized medical care and develop preventive and educational activities for the less fortunate in the region. According to human development sources, the Peruvian Amazon Region is considered to be a region with high levels of poverty, which in turn leads to high rates of child malnutrition, adolescent pregnancy, maternal and child mortality, and infectious diseases. The lack of specialized professionals has also clearly led to an increase in these cases.
We aim to increase our strategic alliances with other nonprofit organizations to jointly aid patients who require basic and specialized care that is insufficient or not available in the Amazonas region. Up until now, we have teamed up with Christian Life Movement, Solidaridad en Marcha, Clinica Luz y Vida, and Healing The Children Northeast USA to provide care to our patients.
Club Amazonas USA, also known as "CAUSA" is an independent and non-profit entity. It was founded by Dr. Giovanna Baldarrago and Mr. William Baldarrago in May of 2012, with the purpose of uniting the Amazonian community as well as members and volunteers from different parts of the world to carry out our Medical Missions in the Amazonas region of Peru- without racial, religious, or political discrimination. It consists of highly qualified professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, public servants, housewives, and students among others, who are willing to give without expecting anything in return.
Doctor Cesar Mendoza
Dr. Cesar E. Mendoza, a native of Chachapoyas, Peru, decided to become a physician at an early age. He attended Federico Villarreal National University Medical School, then did his rural medical service at Cerro El Pino Primary Medical Center. Subsequently, he completed a residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at INCOR Guillermo Almenara Hospital in Lima before he moved to the United States of America to pursue further training at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional/Endovascular Cardiology. For the past 12 years, he has been a practicing interventional cardiologist, primarily in academic settings, and he is currently the Director of Cardiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. He has earned a Fellow Status at the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Furthermore, he was recently appointed as an overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in Great Britain.
Attoney Romy B. Jurado, Esq.
General Counsel – Past President
Originally from Peru, Romy moved to the United States with the entrepreneurial dream of becoming an attorney and starting her own business. And today she has done just that and more. As a founder of Jurado & Farshchian, a thriving boutique law firm; and a founder of Marina Title, Florida’s premier title company; she is living proof that dreams really do come true. Romy has always been characterized as having a great heart and always helping those who are in need. It is this innate willingness to assist, that drove her to become a part of this noble cause. As a Peruvian herself, Romy is beyond gratified to have this opportunity to help the Peruvian community.
Attorney Ivette Labied, Esq.
Ivette Labied, Esq. moved from Cuba to the United States with her family at age 16. She graduated from high school with top honors and went on to Miami-Dade Community College and Florida International University. In December of 1997, Ivette received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Ivette went on to work as a registered nurse for several years as an intensive care and emergency room nurse, among other areas. It was during this time that she decided to become an attorney and continue helping others, but this time from a different level. Ivette received her Juris Doctor degree on December 2003 and soon thereafter she became a member of the Florida Bar. When not busy practicing law, Ivette uses her years of medical experience participating in International Medical Missions giving back to those in need.
Dra. Giovanna Baldarrago and William Baldarrago
Giovanna and William Baldarrago were born in the small city of Chachapoyas in Amazonas Perú. After graduating high school, they each decided to form their own path, leaving the small city in search of a grander future. Both found their passion: Giovanna in the medical field and William in business. While pursuing their personal and professional goals and overcoming adversities, their paths crossed in Lima, Perú in the late 90’s. There a relationship blossomed and they married few years later, emigrating to the United States of America as a family. Despite moving away, they never forgot their roots—the city they grew up in, nor the people that made it home. In 2012, under the pretext of celebrating William’s 50th birthday, they gathered friends and family together as a team to recruit volunteers from various parts of the world who would be eager to altruistically serve in Amazonas Perú. This is how the slogan “Amor con Amor se paga, 50 Años después” was born to promote the “1ra Misión Médica Internacional – Amazonas 2013” This mission took place in August 2013 and served over 3,000 less fortunate people in three days
Dr. Raul Tejedo Huaman
Ing. Chema Ruiz Perez
Club Amazonas USA is committed to help those who need it the most in the Amazon region and makes sure to abide by the following moral standards to provide help in the best possible way:
Ethics guide us in every step of patient care. We strive to provide patient centered care focusing on the safety and wellbeing of our patients.
The ability to work and cooperate as a team, while respecting and helping others is a core value that allows us to unite and progress toward our common goal. In this case: to help, support, and protect the inhabitants of the Amazon region.
We are especially focused on accepting and understanding the different general ways of acting and thinking that others possess. At Club Amazonas USA, respect is a value that is both expected and expressed at all times. Whether you are caring for a patient or you are working as a team.
We also believe it is important to accept ourselves as we are, with flaws and with virtues, and without flaunting our material possessions or intellectual knowledge. This is why our specialists and support staff always have the best attitude towards our patients.