Team

Carolina Polisel
Carolina Polisel
assistant to executive director

In the administrative sector, I am responsible for the control of the Institute’s assets, facilities, travel, events, among other support functions to the transversal areas.

Cleane Gomes
Cleane Gomes
general services assistant

My function at Arapyaú is to help keep the space clean, organized and pleasant to work in. I am studying Education and my dream is to work with literacy for young people and adults. I like to help people because I know there are many people who need support.

Débora Passos
Débora Passos
people and processes manager

Responsible for the areas of HR, administrative-financial, governance, and the Office of Projects and Incubations. I encourage reflection on development, autonomy, and proactivity of each person. I also increase the maturity of the transversal processes, connecting them to the Institute’s strategy.

Élidi Inoue
Élidi Inoue
senior project analyst

I follow the international front and offer support to Arapyaú’s institutional initiatives. I also participate in the organization of the project portfolio, monitoring the evolution of the programs supported by the Institute. I believe in building real spaces for dialogue.

Erica Dias
Erica Dias
administrative financial specialist

Here at Arapyaú I have been taking care of people in the Human Resources area. I am also responsible for the financial area. I believe people are the key to the success of any company, institution or project.

Fernanda Baron
Fernanda Baron
communication intern

I work in institutional communication and support administrative activities. I understand communication as a vital tool for sustainable development and, through our work, we seek to establish a culture of transparency and engagement, mobilizing networks.

Jade Menezes
Jade Menezes
Jade Menezes
project assistant

I support the communication and management of the Institute’s climate change projects. I believe that the responsibility for building a sustainable future, both socially and environmentally, is collective. I consider it an opportunity to collaborate with this construction through our projects.

João Victor Pelozio
João Victor Pelozio
senior project and incubation analyst

I am part of the PMO team, providing support in the design and execution of the projects in the portfolio, strategic planning, monitoring and maintenance of the management systems, and supporting the administrative management of the initiatives incubated by the Institute.

Lívia Pagotto
Lívia Menezes Pagotto
Lívia Menezes Pagotto
senior knowledge manager

Making knowledge management available to the networks and strategic initiatives developed by Arapyaú is at the core of my activities. I believe that in this way we can guide and qualify philanthropic action, making it more coherent and impactful.

Luiz Attié
Luiz Attié
communications intern

I am a journalism student and currently I support the communication processes of the Institute, besides giving support to the administrative area. I believe that the environmental agenda is a subject that needs to be central to debates, and I hope to contribute to giving it the attention it deserves.

Nerivalda Santos
Nerivalda Santos
general services assistant - Vila de Serra Grande (Bahia)

I am one of the ones who have worked here longest. I enjoy taking great care of the office here in Serra. I am very happy at Arapyaú, and my work here helped me buy my house more quickly. Also I really like the entire team. They all are very good to me.

Paulo Sena
Paulo Sena
administrative financial specialist

I am responsible for monitoring Arapyaú’s finances, helping manage its resources. I invest in quality in interpersonal relations for my personal and professional development.

Rafaela Bergamo
Rafaela Bergamo
Rafaela Bergamo
project analyst

I support the coordination and monitoring of projects and the articulation with Arapyaú partners. I believe that by integrating the production of knowledge and networking, we generate positive impact by promoting socio-economic development allied to the preservation of environmental potentials.

Renata Piazzon
Renata Piazzon
General Director

I lead the areas of communication, advocacy, knowledge, international, and networks. On this front we mobilize civil society, philanthropy, academia, and the public and private sectors to foster transformative networks capable of creating systemic and scalable solutions. I am co-facilitator of the Coalizão Brasil network.

 

Renata L. Weiss
Renata L. Weiss
coordinator of the Fellows Program, of institutional communication and of the communication of the Territorial Development of the South of Bahia program

Responsible for initiatives such as the Fellows Program, my goal is to develop and disseminate skills so that working in networks generates systemic solutions.

Nathalia Dreyer
Nathalia Dreyer
specialist in Nature Based Solutions

I contribute to the development of the NBS strategy for Arapyaú, addressing social, economic and environmental challenges in an effective and adaptive way to contribute to human well-being, ecosystem services, resilience and biodiversity benefits.

Ricardo Gomes
Ricardo Gomes
South of Bahia Territorial Development Programme manager

I head Arapyaú’s actions and partnerships in the south of Bahia. My challenge is to engage actors in promoting structured, scalable initiatives in the social, environmental and economic spheres. I believe that networking is key to promoting positive changes in society.

Priscila Tavares
Priscila Tavares
Financial Administrative Analyst

I am responsible for leading the administrative and financial areas of the office in Ilhéus and Serra Grande, in addition to providing support to the projects also executed in the Southern Coast of Bahia.

Sabrina Fernandes
Sabrina Fernandes
communication manager

I am responsible for Instituto Arapyaú’s communication and also for the Amazon Concertation initiative.

Thais Ferraz
Thais Ferraz
Director

I am head of the strategic planning, project management and communication area. In this area I assumed the commitment of implementing and managing high impact projects. Another challenge is to strengthen our institutional voice, structuring our communication and aligning it with our causes by strengthening the institute’s institutional voice.

Vinicius Ahmar
Vinicius Ahmar
strategy manager for sustainable development

Searching for and developing effective and scalable solutions to sustainable development challenges is what I do at Arapyaú. I believe in networking and collaboration as ways to promote fairer and more prosperous societies.

Vinicius Elias de Souza
Vinícius Elias de Souza
Vinícius Elias de Souza
senior project analyst

The impact of climate change is an agenda that public administration and other sectors of society cannot be silent about, and on which they must take transformative action. I lead, in the Climate Change Program, the front of institutional strengthening of subnational governments in the Amazon region to face this challenge.

Governance Board

Guilherme Leal
Founder
Roberto Waack
Chairman of the Board
Pedro Villares
Claudio Padua
Johannes Van de Ven
Ricardo Leal
Felipe Leal
Joana Angélica Guimarães da Luz

Fiscal Council

Gilberto Mifano
Chairman of Fiscal Council
Roberto Miranda
Valner Barcelos