Gisela Valle – Director

Jhoanna Mosquera – Fundraising & Development Manager

Priscila Brandão -Operations Manager

Amanda Odelius – Administrator & Finance Officer

Sara Zavala – Administrator & Finance Officer

Elizabeth Jiménez – Policy and Communications Coordinator – VAWG

Dolores Modern – Policy and Communications Coordinator – Employment Rights

Noel Genne – Outreach & Development Coordinator

Tamya Bustamante – No Limits Project Coordinator

Marcela Benedetti -Training and Development Manager

Isabela Gomes – VAWG Manager

Myriam Bell – Violence Against Women Senior Caseworker

Giorgina Mendez – VAWG Outreach & Prevention Coordinator (Portuguese speaker)

Linda Sandoval – Violence Against Women Caseworker

Nahir Hernández – Counselling & Psychotherapy Team Manager

Marjorie Yanagihara – Counsellor & Psychotherapist (Portuguese speaker)

Francisca Saavedra – Girls and Young Women Counsellor & Psychotherapist (Spanish Speaker)

Brenda Ramirez – Counsellor & Psychotherapist (Spanish speaker)

Nunkui Baldajos – Housing, Money, Debt Coordinator

Katia Brassea – Drop in Adviser

Gladys Medina – Immigration Adviser & Employment Rights Drop in Adviser

Ornella Ospino – Community Activist Coordinator

Betsy Terrones – Integration & Volunteer Coordinator and Counsellor & Psychotherapist (Spanish speaker)

Patricia Pons – Bookkeeper



LAWRS General email:

Policy and Communications team:
Elizabeth Jiménez-Yáñez:
Dolores Modern:

Violence Against Women and Girls team:

Counselling team:

Volunteers Coordinator:



Company registration and accounts

The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a charitable company incorporated on 15th December 1997 and registered as a charity on 19th April 1999. The company was established under a Memorandum of Association, which sets out its objects and powers, and is governed under its Articles of Association.

Find our latest annual report and accounts here.


Board of Trustees

Vanesa Gabriel-Robinson – Chair  

Laura Somoggi – Trustee

Floralba Hague – Trustee

Catherine Boutet – Trustee

Sofia Collignon – Trustee

LAWRS’ board of trustees is currently formed of Latin American women with a variety of skills sharing a feminist perspective.

The Board is responsible for overall governance, determining LAWRS’ strategic direction, maintaining a long-term overview of the organization and ensuring LAWRS’ financial health and compliance with legal obligations. The Board currently meets every six weeks. All LAWRS trustees are directly elected from the membership.


Strategic aims

Four strategic aims will determine our programmes of work over the next five years, and we will judge our success against them:

To continue providing immediate support to Latin American women facing or at risk of, violence and poverty.

To develop or implement new, more sustainable ways of addressing immediate and long term needs of Latin American women, including putting in motion initiatives to underpin LAWRS’ longer term sustainability.

To continue working towards visibility and recognition for the Latin American community.

To influence policy and practice that affects Latin American women, addressing the key barriers identified by the No Longer Invisible research.