Luiza Serpa

Founder and Executive Director

Holds a degree in advertising, attended an MBE course in Sustainable Business Management, and migrated to the Third Sector in 2005 after working in corporate communication.

She is a member of the BMW Foundation’s Herbert Quandt's Responsible Leader network and a Senior Fellow of both Skoll Foundation and Nexus Global.

She loves going to the movies, enjoying good food and, as a “good Carioca”, enjoys going to the beach with her family and friends in her free time.

Emilia Freire

Director of Operations

Graduate from FGV with a degree in Project Management, she has worled in the administrative, financial and marketing fields, developing promotional campaigns. She joined the Third Sector in 2011 and worked for seven years as an administrative manager at Instituto Rio.

Whenever she can, she loves traveling to meet new people, try new food, and explore different scenarios.

Lara Saboya

Administrative and Financial Analyst 

Lara has a degree in business administration and obtained a graduate degree in Business Logistics. She has over 10 years of experience in corporate, finance, and financial markets, and is accredited through Ancord.

She loves the beach, karaoke, and dancing samba with friends.  

Aline Ferreira

Administrative and Financial Analyst 

Has a degree in administration, and over 5 years of professional experience in the financial sector. In addition to administration, she has experience in customer service. As a child, she participated in an educational project supported by Phi.   

In her free time, she enjoys dancing samba and playing sports, mainly soccer and footvolley. A passionate Flamengo fan, she loves going to Maracanã to watch her team play. 

Julia Rampini

Projects and Communications Manager

Julia has a degree in administration from UFRJ masters degree in Human Rights, Social Responsibility, and Global Citizenship from PUC-RS. She has worked in finance at a large consulting firm, and in project management at an infrastructure company. Julia joined the Third Sector professionally in 2019, but has served as a volunteer coordinator in social projects since 2015.

As a Carioca, she is passionate about travelling, going to the theater and museums with her family and friends.

Marcello Stella

Projects Coordinator – SP

Marcello has a Masters in Sociology from USP and is currently a Sociology PhD candidate at the same institution. He has had experience in the Third Sector as a teacher and also in corporate diversity and sustainability.  

His professional and academic interests are arts, culture, education, and human rights. 

He is passionate about literature, the culinary arts, and São Paulo. 

Carolina Alencar

Project Analyst - SP

Carolina holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science from UFPI, a Masters in Social Sciences from Unifesp, and a PhD in Social Sciences from Unifesp. She has worked as a social educator, project assistant, and consultant in social projects in São Paulo since 2017.

Her experience is focused on migration, gender equity, governance, and Afro-Latin Caribbean studies.

She is currently learning to play two percussion instruments, the agbê and the xequerê.

Andrezza Ribeiro

Project Coordinator – RJ

Andrezza graduated with a Bachelors degree in Administration and Accounting Techniques and a Masters in Business Management from UFRJ. Has worked since 1998 with Strategic and People Management in public and private organizations. In 2005, she began her career in the Third Sector with the coordination of a social institute, implementing processes and indicators for sustainable development.

She has experience in project management and community relations. A sustainability enthusiast, she believes that equity and respect are the keys to prosperity.

Andrezza loves learning about new cultures and places, listening to music, and being with family and friends.

Matias Hernandez

Project Analyst – RJ

Matias graduated with a degree in Tourism from IFSET (Instituto de Formación Superior) and obtained a specialized degree in Tourism and Public Management from the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero. He has worked for nine years in analysis, monitoring, and evaluation of governmental and Third Sector projects.

He is passionate about community development projects, and sustainable, innovative social impact. An Argentine living in Rio, Matias loves to learn about new cultures, cook, and go to the beach.  

Carla Benfica

Junior Project Analyst

Carla is a graduate of the Bachelor of Science and Humanities at the Federal University of the ABC (UFABC), she began her journey in the social sector through volunteering. With a personal mission to co-create transformative experiences that generate collective compassion, she has been involved in the development and management of various projects. She has experience in youth advocacy and social impact initiatives; she also completed a course on Entrepreneurship in the Third Sector through a semester program in Wastson Institute ulder, Colorado).

Carla is passionate about music, cooking, and the works of Paulo Freire.


Board of Directors

Marcos Flávio Azzi

Vanda Zambrotti Martins

Fiscal Council

Renato Jorge Pereira Aymar

Paulo Bandeira Pinheiro

Mariana Figueiredo

Consulting Boar

Tatiana Loureiro

Celso Colombo

Aik Brandão




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