Introducing the 2018 Class of Ford Fellows

After receiving over 150 applications from individuals across all five regions of Brazil, we're delighted to announce the 2018 Class of Ford Fellows, who will participate in the inaugural year of the program in Brazil March 5 - 9, 2018. These Fellows were selected by members the Ford Fellowship Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from the nonprofit sector in Brazil, 92nd Street Y, Ford Brazil, and Ford Fellow alumni.

2018 Ford Fellows:

  • Ines Alvarez-Gortari, Institutional Development Officer, Casa Fluminense, (Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro)

  • Marcos Antonio Candido Carvalho, Art Educational Coordinator, Centro Projeto Axé, (Salvador, Bahia)

  • Rodrigo Chia, Vice-president, Observatório Social de Brasília, (Brasília, Distrito Federal)

  • Jamile Coutrim Dalri, Fundraising Coordinator, Instituto Oncoguia, (São Paulo, São Paulo)

  • Silvia Daskal Hirschbruch, Executive Director, Instituto Doar, (São Paulo, São Paulo)

  • Daniel De Castro, Communications Advisor, UNAIDS Brasil, (Brasília, Distrito Federal)

  • Janaina Lazzarotto Simioni, Psychologist and Director Member Psychologist as Secretary, Instituto Orbis de Proteção e Conservação da Natureza, (Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul)

  • Binka Le Breton, Co-Founder and Director, Amigos de Iracambi (Iracambi), (Rosario da Limeira, Minas Gerais)

  • Fabiano Lopez da Silva, Executive Coordinator, Fundação Vitória Amazônica - FVA (Manaus, Amazonas)

  • Alan Maia Silva, President & CEO, Agência do Bem, (Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro)

  • Marcos Oliveira, Executive Director, Instituto MeViro, (Brasília, Distrito Federal)

  • Mariana Ribeiro, Director of Communications and Incubations, Nossas, (São Paulo, São Paulo)

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