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Meet Our Board of Directors


Simone Mitjans


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Simone Mitjans is the co-author of the book “Grandes Erros-21 Atitudes Que Você Deve Evitar Para Obter Sucesso na Carreira e na Vida.” As a business growth, marketing expert, and professional networking consultant. She is passionate about helping her clients attract ideal clients on demand. 

​​Fernando Koatz

​​Fernando Koatz

Legal Advisor/Director

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He is a real estate practice lawyer in New York with over 30 years of experience in commercial and residential transactions, and with clients mostly from Latin America and Western Europe.  Fernando studied at Columbia University and the Georgetown University Law Center. He speaks, reads, and writes in Spanish, Portuguese, and French.


Akira Ensiki


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Retiree, Former President at United Americas Insurance Company. Michigan State University MBA and Finance. 

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Adriana Daiuto

Membership Director

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Former Latin American Counsel at PAG.Law PLLC, Former Partner at Demarest Advogados’ (Brazil and New York branches, LLM in U.S. Law at Fordham University Law School.

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Cristine Larson


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Experienced Financial And Administrative Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in Translation, Youth Work, Educational Technology, English, and Teaching English, Portuguese, and Spanish as a Second Language. 


Néia Silva 

Volunteer Committee

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With 12 years of experience in Human Resources, including 8 years focused on organizational development, She has expertise in creating and improving processes and programs, such as onboarding, development programs (internship, apprenticeship, and leadership), performance evaluation cycles, and individual development plans, as well as conducting climate surveys and managing internal communication.

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Raul Torrão

Miami Chapter Leader

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Raul is a partner at Vialex law firm Law, licensed in Florida and Brazil, and speaks fluent Portuguese, English, and Spanish. Raul and Vialex Law are focused on assisting Brazilians and other Latin Americans in the areas of immigration, business, civil litigation, and international asset recovery.


Henri Cardim

Alex Ferrari

Miami Chapter 



Especialista em equipes de alta performance. Ao todo, já são quase 25 anos de vivência no mercado corporativo, multinacionais de consumo e serviço, e empreendedorismo.

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Rejane Guerreiro

Alex Ferrari

Atlanta Chapter Leader

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Graduated in Psychology and Neuro Leader Specialist, holds a master's degree in Neuroscience in Leadership (Neuroleadership) from the highly-regarded Middlesex University in London.
She specialized in Reichian Body Psychotherapy and simultaneously acquired numerous certifications in human development and leadership.

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Thais Conte Lopes

Alex Ferrari

Atlanta Chapter

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Highly qualified client advocate with more than 10 years of experience in assisting internal and external clients and online customers in great companies, banks, and websites.

Thank you to our former board members

We appreciate that you used all of your experience, skills, knowledge, and education to move our organization forward.

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