Amigos de Nicaragua, Azul y Blanco (ANAB), is a nonprofit charity organization recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c) (3). The founder and president, Dr. Edward Mena is a nationally recognized hepatologist and researcher. He is president and CEO of the California Liver Research Institute (CLRI) and is the Medical Director of the Pasadena Liver Center located in Pasadena, California.
Dr. Mena’s extensive professional experience and passion for providing medical aid to people in need led him to take action in response to the outbreak of violence and increasing numbers of deaths in his native country of Nicaragua. He brought together A.N.A.B.’s governing board, all Los Angeles based medical and business professionals who are working together to deliver awareness and fundraising to provide the humanitarian aid Nicaragua desperately needs.