Board of Directors

Gabi J. Garcia

Mrs. Garcia born in Caracas, Venezuela. She obtained a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from Universidad Simon Bolivar in 1990. She worked as an Architect & President in her own Firm for more than 20 years.  She combined her specialization as a General Inspector in several Projects with a lot of designs Projects and renovations.

Also, Mrs. Garcia was the Founder & CEO of a group of retail stores in Caracas for 10 years (Bath & Body Collection) 

For many years she volunteer with many humanitarian projects in Venezuela.  She worked as a part of the community team as a coordinator in several local and national elections for more than 30 years. 

Currently she is living in Canada with her family, where combines her activities as a Executive VicePresident of Venezuelan Engagement Foundation with her role as a World Jurist Association Delegate for UNICEF, in order to organize and impulse Humanitarian Aid Programs to the people in need.

Ph. +1 (305) 5631435 

Executive President & Co-Founder

Kendry S. Naranjo

Graduated as Mechanical Engineer from Universidad Politecnica Antonio Jose de Sucre (UNEXPO), by its acronym in the Spanish language), Vice Rectorate Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. She has a specialization in Mechanical Engineering in Process Plants at Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas. She worked at Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) for 9 years in the area of Gas Plants and Production Water Engineering. She moved to Bogota in 2014, where she worked for Cameron Colombia LTD, she was the Sales Manager for South America's Services. She has lived in Montreal since 2016 with her family. She joined this Foundation as a volunteer in December 2017, and she is the present Coordinator of the Food Program for Venezuela.

+1 (438) 9218277

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VEFG Executive Director

Glenie Salazar

She graduated in the area of ​​marketing management from the University College of Caracas, worked for Elizabeth Rossi and associates, the Telares Maracay Group and Empresas Polar in the area of ​​market studies and marketing. He studied three years of Social Work at the renowned Central University of Venezuela until he decided to move to Canada in 1994, where he has taken certificates in the French and English languages ​​at the University of Quebec à Montreal, graduated from the College Marie-Victorin of Montreal in childhood education, obtained a certificate in early educational intervention at the University of Montreal. Currently, she works in the preschool educational area for one of the Children's Centers that derive from the Ministry of the Family of Quebec CPE. Since her arrival in Canada, she has participated as a volunteer in various agencies and programs aimed at the integration and assistance of immigrants, children and at-risk youth.

+1 (514) 5596829

CVEF Executive Director

Constanza Viera  ​

Constanza Viera has a background in Economics and Business, and after finishing her Master’s Degree at the University of Miami she started volunteering to help feed children in Venezuela through the Engagement Foundation Group. Being born and raised in Venezuela, she felt the need to use her skills to devote her time to those in need of basic necessities, and the Engagement Foundation was the perfect way to merge Marketing and Philatrophy. Through organizing fundraisers and social events in Montreal, Madrid, and South Florida, she has been able to expand the Foundation and reach worldwide contacts that constantly contribute towards our cause.  

Ph. +1 (617) 8663825

Executive Assistant

Martha H. Viera

Mrs. Viera is a well respected dermatologist graduated from Medical School in Venezuela (Universidad Central – Escuela Luis Razetti) and moved to USA in 2001 where she continued with her medical curriculum at University of Miami,Florida where she completed her Dermatology specialty. She works in private practice at Doral Dermatology Group and she is a volunteer faculty at University of Miami. She has been awarded with the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA); In 2008 Recognition of Excellence Award (Residents and Fellow Section of AMA) and in 2012 Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award.

Currently she is the Operational Director and Event Coordinator of the Venezuelan Engagement Foundation Group for which she has developed many fundraising events such as “Una comida por Venezuela" and “Una obra para Venezuela”, where the funds where directed to the VEFG Food Programs.  

Ph. +1 (786) 4782998

AVEF Operational Director & Miami Coordinator

Katiuska Rivas

Katiuska Rivas was born in Caracas-Venezuela where she developed her career as Business Administrator of the Santa Maria University in this same house of studies, completing a specialization in finance. She occupied different managerial roles in "Banco de Venezuela", "Banesco" and "Corporación Digitel". In this last one, she developed as Regional Sales Manager for the Central Zone of the Country with excellent results, in fact from this position she participated in the IESA Sales Leaders Program being The first woman to participate in this program. In 2003, he began his career in other latitudes, occupying the position of Financial Manager for special projects of the Atlantis Group in the Caribbean. Finally, she settled in Toronto-Canada with her family, where she lived 15 years ago. On this path, she worked at a corporate level as coordinator of international relocation's for executives of the main multinational companies around the world.

Currently working as Real Estate Agent in Remax, he has established social and commercial links with the Hispanic communities of Toronto, thus becoming a community leader with a lot of charisma and enthusiasm to help humanitarian causes.  

Ph. +1 (647) 8877633

CVEF Operational Director & Toronto Coordinator

Carlos E. Sardi

Mr. Sardi was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and raised in Miami, Florida since 1979. Mr. Sardi practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy, creditors' rights, insolvency, reorganization and restructuring, and general commercial and corporate matters. Prior to founding SARDI LAW PLLC in 2015, Mr. Sardi worked at a prestigious boutique law firm in Miami, Florida. Previously to practicing law, Mr. Sardi was an entrepreneur owning his own company, and before that he worked as a financial analyst for Xerox Corporation. Mr. Sardi is also very active in professional organizations such as the American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, Dade County Bar Association, Cuban American Bar Association, Venezuelan American National Bar Association, Put Something Back Program of Miami-Dade County, Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, The Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, and the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida. He is also a Fellow of the Florida Bar Foundation in support of the value of justice, leadership, and charitable programs. Mr. Sardi has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers and as a "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Barry University teaching a course in bankruptcy law and has lectured for the National Business Institute. Mr. Sardi earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from the Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University in 2004.  Prior to obtaining his juris doctor degree, Mr. Sardi graduated from the University of Miami School of Business with a Bachelors in Business Administration, cum laude, in 1985, and later a Masters in Business Administration from the same school in 1987, both with a concentration in finance.  

Ph. +1 (786) 3255934

American Venezuelan Engagement Foundation Director

Jesus Becerra ​

Criminal lawyer specialized in property and economic-business crimes. Attribution of criminal responsibility, intuitu personae in business structures and corporate criminal liability. Consultant in legal-criminal patrimonial and economic matters. Professor of Criminal Law at Pompeu Fabra University.

Mr. Becerra is a member of the research group in economic-business criminal law in the area of ​​criminal law of the Pompeu Fabra University.  

Ph. + 34 (671) 298626

European Venezuelan Engagement Association Director

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