Darryn Jones has been elected to the Board of Directors for Esperança, a Phoenix-based nonprofit whose mission is to improve health and restore hope both locally and globally.
As Esperança looks to expand on the heels of its 50-year anniversary, Jones will utilize his expertise in sustainability and technological solutions to increase awareness and resources to bring hope, provide health and transform communities through domestic and international programs.
Jones is the Senior Business Developer for Mortenson, an integrated construction and real estate development firm, where he leads their healthcare and data center portfolios. An economist by training, Jones received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in applied economics from the Johns Hopkins University and began his career as a staff economist for former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.
“I am continually inspired by the work that Esperança does both at home and abroad to advance the mission of health equity. I am looking forward to working with our remarkable team of board members, staff, and volunteers,” said Jones.
“This is a big year for Esperança,” says Jeri Royce, president and CEO of Esperança. “We’re celebrating our 50th anniversary virtually and I couldn’t be happier to add Darryn’s unique skillset to the team in preparation for the event and as we plan for the future of our organization.”
Jones also serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Sustainability Alliance a group dedicated to the creation and support of cutting edge, project-based sustainability solutions in Arizona through civic engagement, collaboration and education.
In his spare time, Jones enjoys yoga, cycling, boxing, and exploring the Arizona’s many hiking trails.
Esperança, an Arizona-based global health nonprofit organization, is transforming lives on a local and global level. Its Phoenix-based program is uniquely positioned as the leader in providing health education and resources to Maricopa County’s most at-risk and under-served youth and adults through programs such as oral health, chronic disease prevention and management, and nutrition. Further, the organization works within some of the poorest communities in Nicaragua, Bolivia, Peru, Mozambique and Ecuador to coordinate volunteer surgical missions and community development projects like ecological housing, disease prevention and education, food security and access to clean water. For more information, please visit: