In a valley in the Andean Cordillera is Popay´n, the capital of the province of Cauca, Colombia. Rodrigo Muñoz, the son of a judge and the grandson of a powerful and charismatic attorney, was born and raised in Popay´n, making Dr. Rodrigo Muñoz the first APA President from the Southern Hemisphere. Rod’s grandfather was a dramatic revolutionary figure who was very much revered by the people. It appears that the seeds of dramatic change which the APA experienced under Rod’s leadership were sown in the rich soil of this heritage. Rod’s mother has also been a powerful influence. She was certain that Rodrigo’s destiny was to be an outstanding student en route to a very successful career, and Mrs. Muñoz’s convincing certainty and Rod’s dedication and hard work ensured that this vision became a reality. Rod’s two brothers, Christian, a sociologist, and Diego, a Superior Court judge, and his sister Lucy, a paralegal, all live in Colombia; a second sister, Consuelo, a health care administrator, lives in California.