As alumni from the “La Concepción school” in Venezuela, all the board members and founders have a core set of values that create a strong bond between us, and with the communities, we work for. Furthermore, this exceptional network of “Concepcionists” former students have been together longer than four decades sharing and establishing enduring friendships. Life brought us back together once more to continue finding ways to help those in need. Saint Mother Carmen Sallés, founder of the Conceptionists, use to say: “Onwards, ever onwards. God will provide”, and it is a legacy that as members of Bandazul we honor today.
DIRECTOR. Viviana Anel was born in Caracas, Venezuela and currently resides in Miami, Fl. She holds a bachelors degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Miami. Viviana is passionate about helping those in need in her native country and is one of Bandazul’s newest members.
DIRECTOR. Eduardo is a civil and oil engineer living in Texas with his wife and daughter. He is an advocate for those in need and represents a tremendous support for this board.
Mercedes is a marketing professional in the IT space and a leader for Cisco System’s Partner Experience Team within the Global Partner Marketing organization. She is an alumnae of Colegio La Concepcion in Venezuela, which is at the heart of the vision instrumental in the creation of BandAzul’s efforts.
She is an American citizen with a Ph.D. from La Laguna University in Spain and a bachelor degree in Mass Communication from the Andres Bello Catholic University in Venezuela; college professor, She has always been focused on finding ways to help others, engaging in local community activities.
TREASURER. Venezuelan-American architect, owner of the Florida based firm, Arkintex.
CEO. Eng. Rodríguez is a Spaniard citizen with a Bachelors degree from the Simon Bolivar University of Venezuela. For more than 20 years she has been actively involved in promoting kids and youth’s healthier lifestyle. She was the President and Treasurer of different associations focused on supporting sports teams for underprivileged communities in Venezuela. Her experience in the Latin American market is an asset for any venture.
DIRECTOR. Sonia is a Pastry, bake and cake decorator owner of Adri´s Sweet Cakes.
DIRECTOR. Renata Moreau is an accomplished educator with experience in academic coordination, management, and organization at San Lázaro school, as well as an experienced collaborative member of San Vicente of Paul home for the elderly in Cumaná, Venezuela for over 7 years. She is director and founder of OIA Schools in Miami and Florida Health Care Academy of Orlando.
Vice President Geraldina Urciuoli is an American citizen with a bachelors degree in accounting from Universidad Católica Andres Bello of Venezuela where she was also licensed as a CPA. She has been involved in many charities. Specifically, she had worked to target the issues of poverty and homelessness. Geraldine is fluent in three languages: English, Italian, and Spanish. She is now an entrepreneur and has had her own business.
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