Strategic Partnerships Officer
Lourdes Tiglao currently serves as the Strategic Partnerships Officer for Team Rubicon Global, responsible for establishing relationships with the 50 most disaster-prone countries around the world. She is a US Air Force veteran who served in the medical field as part of the 3-person USAF Critical Care Air Transport Team while also serving as a member of the International Health Specialist Team for the US Air Force, a team that used medicine as an approach to crossing cultural barriers. Her career in aerospace medicine deployed her to multiple countries, including Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and the Philippines until 2007. During those years, she assisted in launching the first Critical Care Medical Attendant Team in the Pacific for the US Air Force, helped standardize the aeromedical evacuation protocol for Camp Lester Naval Hospital in Okinawa, and started integrating naval personnel into the specialized 3-person teams. After her honorable discharge, Lourdes joined Team Rubicon and has deployed numerous times with the organization to include Hurricane Sandy in New York and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and has been a staunch veteran advocate, speaking on various topics, including non-profits, medicine, veteran reintegration, humanitarian response, and volunteerism. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland University College, a certificate in graduate medical education from Georgetown University, and finished her World Executive MBA degree from George Washington University. Ms. Tiglao has appeared on ABS-CBN News, The Loyolan, US News & World Report, Republic of the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs, The Filipino Channel, GWToday, Stars and Stripes, Philippines News Central, CNN, ChannelOne and others. She has been invited to speak on topics ranging from medicine, veteran reintegration, Team Rubicon, humanitarian response, and the volunteer mobilization at several venues including the Philippine Embassy in DC, the New York Philippine consulate, the State Department, as a guest speaker by an international television network, universities, as well as academic and scientific conferences.