The Family Association has a Board of Directors comprised of volunteers elected for a two-year period during a General Assembly. The volunteers who can run for a chair in the Board should be members of the IDB Family Association and will be responsible of preparing and executing a definite Work Plan while in functions of the following roles:
- Area Directors
- Career Development
- Country Offices
Each of the directorates has a group of volunteers in charge of carrying out and assessing specific responsibilities related to their professional profile.
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Meet the Board
Argentine. Luciana lives in Maryland since 2018. She is a mother of four children and is a lawyer specializing in the Prevention of Money Laundering, with postgraduate studies in Cultural Management, among others. She has worked for more than twenty years in public and private management, and in the same time, she has been involved in the world of art and culture from many perspectives. She has been making ceramic sculpture for more than 10 years, her pieces have been sold in museums and other cultural spaces. Since 2021 she has served in the role of Socio-Cultural’ s Director in the Association. She hopes to continue providing support to the members, in an atmosphere of inclusion and respect.
Born in Bolivia. She studied business administration at Universidad Mayor de San Andrés and professional cook graduated from the Instituto Gastronómico Argentino. Former IADB staff at the country office in Bolivia and volunteer member of the family association in the country offices of Chile and Paraguay.
Mother of four children, enjoys cooking, dancing and reading. She is very thankful for all the support that the Family Association gives to its members not only at country offices but also at headquarters.
Costa Rican. Business Manager. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. Mother of two (12 and 10 years old), has lived in Washington, DC since 2006. She has extensive experience in Corporate Affairs of multinational companies, as well as corporate social responsibility, relationships with government and development and implementation of volunteer projects that benefit the immediate community.
Argentine. He has lived in the Washington, DC area since 2018 and has been a member of the Association since that year. His professional work has been developed as a psychologist for 30 years in private practice and in different health institutions. Since he has been in this country, he has managed to insert himself professionally as a counselor in substance use disorders in an institution in Washington, DC. He considers that the Association has been key in its professional adaptation, a place where he has found great cordiality.
Rafael Alonso Mayo
Colombian. Anthropologist and specialist in political communication. He has worked as a journalist for various media in his country and the region, specializing in social research and armed conflicts. As a result of his work, in 2018 he published the book "Sanar las heridas, crónicas del conflict armado en Ituango".
He has been a communications consultant for various academic and international cooperation projects. He has also worked as a university professor. Currently, he is carrying out a Master's degree in Human Rights, Democracy and Globalization.
Designer and artist. Founder of the Art + Design & Craft Club, where she works as volunteer since 2019. Fashion designer by the Istituto di Moda Burgo in Milan, Italy. Covered the Sao Paulo Fashion Week as fashion editor for websites and magazines for five years. Post-graduate in International Trade by Mackenzie University. Over 15 years professional experience as executive working for corporations and the textile industry. Moved to the US in 2009 and has since focused studies in Design and Art in several institutions in the Washington metropolitan area.
Uruguayan, she has lived in Maryland since 2020. Mother of three children. Teacher with postgraduate study in Education and Learning Disabilities. She worked 15 years at different educational levels ending as Coordinator at Colegio Jesús María in Montevideo. Since 2000, Aline has become an entrepreneur of clothing and used items for the whole family (second hand), betting on sustainability, circular economy, and environmental responsibility. She has volunteering and being involved in social work in Uruguay public agencies in CAIF Centers (Center for Assistance to Children and the Family) providing support to the teaching group. Interested in being part of the IDB Family Association, to share and contribute her vision and experiences.
Career Development Director
Carolina is a Belgian/Venezuelan married to Julien Collaer who has worked at IDB starting June 2019 and who she has two children with.
She is a political scientist, a lawyer and an image consultant. In Belgium she had worked as a freelance consultant in the area of styling, content creation, marketing, advertising, communication and social media.
It's her first time in the United States. She is currently working on improving her English, as well as taking advantage of the countless opportunities this country has to offer. As a Career Development Director, she is committed to work diligently to help all dependants in their search for career development opportunities and for this to be a mutually beneficial experience for everyone involved. The doors are open, and she thanks the IDB Family Association for always ensuring the well-being of all its members.
Director of Country Offices
She has been living in DC since 2018. Previously, she has lived in the Dominican Republic, where she was the President of the IDB Family Association for 3 years.
She studied communications and journalism at the Externado University in Bogotá, Colombia.
She has two children: Juan Camilo, 21, who lives in Bogotá and Sara María, 18, who lives in Maryland, finishing her High School.
She has 12 years of experience working in construction companies in Colombia, managing the commercial area. Prior to this experience, she worked in the commercial area for the financial sector for 4 years. After this work, she managed the communications of the project that designed the policy of women farmers with the UNDP in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Colombia. Additionally, she was part of the Superintendence of Domiciliary Public Services of Colombia in the Social Control division.
She thinks that the Family Association is the most important pillar and support for an expatriate in the transition to a new country.It is the friendly face of the organization, which extends its hand. Particularly, when arriving in this country the Association becomes our space of wellness. It’s the place where identity unites us, the space that brings us together and where we become a family.