RACI's Executive Committee is formed by seven Executive Directors from the network's member organizations. Those aspiring to be part of the Committee should apply for the position. They will be elected by vote in the Members Assembly that is carried out annualy in October.
The term in office lasts two years and it is possible to be reelected two terms in a row. The main objective is to have a Committee formed by seven members from a diverse thematic spectrum, in geography and scale.
Besides full members, the Committee designates alternate members within the appointed organizations to take over the role of the full member in case they were not to be able to comply with her or his functions in a given time. In addition, the organization's full members are backed up by the Organization's Alternates, which will replace them whenever it is necessary.
ROLE OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
- Contribute to the implementation of the annual action plan approved by the Members Assembly.
- Develop political actions according to medium and long term strategies.
- Suggest modifications to the Internal Regulations at the Members Assembly in order to keep the entity working adequately.
- Present candidates to the Members Assembly to occupy the position of Executive Director in the event of a vacancy, after evaluating potential applicants.
COMMITMENTS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
- Taking decissions by simple present majority voting except for the particular cases that the Internal Regulation sets not to.
- Participating from monthly meetings with the Executive Commitee, to accompany it actively in the execution of the annual action plan.
- Taking full care of the operative work and giving support to the Executive Direction daily.
- Carrying out functions of the Evaluative Commission during the process of incorporation of new partners.
- Carrying out the functions and powers instructed by the Members Assembly.
Executive Director – AMIA
Daniel Pomerantz is a public accountant graduated from the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires. He completed postgraduate studies in Business Administration at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires and has taken part of FLACSO’s master’s degree in Design and Management of Social Programs. He has taught several classes at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires and is currently a professor of the Professional Council of Economic Sciences and the Postgraduate Course in Social Organizations of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Catholic University of Argentina. Since 2002 he has served as Executive Director of AMIA and has integrated various associative initiatives of the Argentine Civil Society and Advisory Councils called by the National State, and the City of Buenos Aires.
General Director – Banco de Alimentos Foundation
Marisa Giráldez graduated as an Industrial Engineer from the Catholic University of Argentina. After an extensive career in the private sector, she assumed the Development Project Directorate at the Agency for Cooperation and International Affairs of the Province of Buenos Aires. In parallel, during these years she began volunteering for the Fundación Banco de Alimentos and led the team that allowed the organization to achieve ISO 9000 Certification in 2007. Currently, she is the General Director of this institution in which she works in order to fulfill a clear mission: to help the hungry.
Executive Director – Amnistía Internacional
Mariela Belski is a lawyer graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), with a minor in Administrative Law. She holds a master’s degree in Human Rights from the University of Essex, United Kingdom. She also holds a postgraduate degree in Constitutional Law and Human Rights from the University of Palermo and a Diploma in Human Rights and Democratization Processes from the University of Chile. She was a Fellow of the University of Chile; of the International Center for Transitional Justice; of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights; of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland; and of the Human Rights Institute of Abo Akademi University.
General Director – Fundación Vida Silvestre
Manuel Jaramillo is a Forestry Engineer from the National University of Patagonia. He obtained the Diploma of Advanced Studies in the doctoral program Biodiversity Conservation and Management of Species and Habitat by the University of Alicante (Spain). He was a member of the technical team of the Environmental Management Area, the Center for Forest Research and Extension (CIEFAP) in Esquel, Chubut. In 2004, he began his work as Coordinator of the Selva Paranense Program in the regional office of Fundación Vida Silvestre, in the province of Misiones. In 2016, he assumed the Directorate of the Department of Conservation and Sustainable Development and in January 2017 the Directorate General of the aforementioned organization. He has also been a representative of the Argentine Fundación Vida Silvestre at national and international events, promoting the sustainable management of natural resources.
Executive Director – Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Género (ELA)
Natalia Gherardi is a lawyer with a Diploma of Honor from the University of Buenos Aires. She received the degree of Public Translator and, with a scholarship from the British Council and Fundación Antorchas, she studied a Master of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2003, together with a group of colleagues, she founded ELA as a space for advocacy in public policies aimed at improving women’s access to justice and gender equality. Since October 2007, she has held the position of Executive Director at ELA and is also a professor at the University of Buenos Aires, the National University of Lanús and the National University of La Plata. She has published numerous articles and has been a consultant to CELAC, the Inter-American Commission on Women and UN Women. She currently serves on the advisory councils of civil society in the Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity, and in the Directorate of Sexual and Reproductive Rights of the Ministry of Health of the Nation.
President – TECHO Argentina
Virgilio Gregorini is an Industrial Engineer from the University of Buenos Aires. He developed his bachelor’s Thesis in “Hydrogen Production from Ethanol for Use as Fuel” and began his professional career in Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes. Afterwards, he served as a Commercial Planning Analyst and then as Supervisor of the Cold-Heat Machine Workshop at Nestlé Waters. He then moved to the public sector, where he served as an advisor on applied research projects at the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, under the National Atomic Energy Commission. He was professor in the University of Buenos Aires and at the Faculty of Engineering of the Catholic University of Córdoba. Today, he serves as Organizational Consultant, Social Entrepreneur and President of TECHO Argentina, after being Executive Director for 7 years, where he led the strategic change and institutional development of the organization.
Executive Director – Fundación León
Diego Aguilar graduated as psychologist from the National University of Tucumán. After pursuing an exchange program at the University of Cambridge, he obtained a postgraduate certification in Community Gerontology at the National University of Mar del Plata, was part of the MBA of the Catholic University of Tucumán and is currently doing the master’s thesis for FLACSO’s Gender and Public Policy program. Since 2013 he has served as Executive Director of the Fundación León, from where he has promoted the country’s first and only Alzheimer’s law. He has appointed as an advisor to the provincial program of assistance to people in street situations and elected as management director of the Faculty of Psychology for two consecutive periods.