Evaleen Jones founded Child Family Health International (CFHI) in 1992. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of California at San Francisco Family Practice Residency. She currently holds a position on the clinical faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is an active member of the International Health Medical Education Consortium, which is comprised of faculty and educators dedicated to international health education.
Her commitment to the underserved stems from growing up in rural New Jersey and spending her college years in the Appalachian region of the United States where poverty prevails. Jones began her work in international health, taking trips to Ecuador as a medical student. Within five years she founded CFHI to support her on-going work to promote better global health conditions. Thirteen years later CFHI has grown to a two million dollar organization that works with 145 global partners, including non-governmental organizations, physicians, and academic institutions. It sends 500 medical students abroad annually, while complimenting the partnerships with over one million dollars in donations of medical supplies and grants for health projects each year. Jones actively works to support the organization's growth and development and travels extensively to strengthen sustainable healthcare for underserved communities worldwide.