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Executive Director

Larissa MarangoniLARISSA MARANGONI BERTINI Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador on July 28, 1967 her primary years of study were in a German school in Guayaquil, with a scholarship she went to Lester Pearson College of the Pacific International in Canada, where she finished her High School. Being a distinguished student and obtaining high grades she was given a scholarship for Bennington College, where she obtained her degree in sculpture and Drawing. Also based in her outstanding academic achievement she obtain a scholarship for her Master degree in Sculpture at Syracuse University. www.larissamarangoni.com

In 2006, she began working as the Executive Vice Director of the Association for Ecuadorian family Welfare (APROFE) in order to perform according to the organization needs she started to get prepare in corporate management, she finished a master degree in Public Health and a course in Advanced Negotiation. In 2016, she becomes the new Executive Director of Aprofe.

Larissa Marangoni has renovated Aprofe’s mission with new ideas and a fresh vision of how to manage a non profit organization. Aprofe has changed its institutional image perceived as an organization attended by people with low income to an institution with modern looks that offers good quality of services in an environment of comfort at low prices which is accessible to all kind of clients. Hand in hand with infra – structure changes have also promoted the continuous training in quality of care to all the medical center’s personnel.

With operative re- engineering and physical restructuring in the 7 Centers operated by the organization. She has strengthened community development establishing the Program for Social and Community Development for Guavas Province. This strengthening has gone hand in hand with the creation of artistic residencies that have shown a new methodology of participation where the artists and commune members have shared knowledge and memories, This has resulted in the creation of collective works of art where ancestral wisdom and knowledge have been recovered.

Larissa Marangoni combines her executive career with her artistic producing sculptures participating in exhibitions, being an art consultant for the Municipal Museum, and permanent assessment to the Ministery of Culture for the creation of the University of the Arts in Ecuador.