Brazilian Voices is segmented into four structured departments: Arts and HealingConcerts and PerformancesCulture and Education and Customized Performances. The organization is formed by members who dedicate hours of volunteer work to meet, exchange ideas, and develop artistic programs.

Each member brings a professional background, and experience in different fields. Brazilian Voices meets for rehearsals, music appreciation lessons, planning, and research of cultural, artistic, and educational projects.

Board of Directors

Dr. Eugene Ahn

Dr. Eugene Ahn is Medical Director of Research in Integrative Oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America Midwestern Regional Medical Center and Associate Professor at Rosalind Franklin University and currently lives in Chicago. He has also served as an Assistant Professor in Medical Oncology at the University of Miami and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center for over 7 years. He is an advocate and spokesperson on the importance of treating the whole person not just the disease and is honored to serve on the Board of Directors for Brazilian Voices. He is proud of the impact that Brazilian Voices has already had on the South Miami community through their Arts and Healing Program which brings live vocal harmonies to patients at their bedside.

Dr. Paula Petry

Paula Petry, PhD is an author, presenter, and energy medicine practitioner whose life has been shaped and transformed by both her daughter Alexandra’s birth with a severe disability and her death. In lieu of accepting the fate prescribed by physicians she chose to pave a new path for not only her daughter, but for herself and many others. Paula formed what is now one of the strongest parent advocacy organizations in the country, and brought her passion for family empowerment to her 12-year faculty position at the University of Miami, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. Her awakening led to studies of shamanic energy medicine, sound healing, mindfulness, and somatic therapies. She finds purpose and meaning in helping others discover their innate power to transform their lives. Dr. Paula has a private practice and is the Wellness Director at the Lightwork Education & Wellness Center, where she teaches her Medicine Wheel & Me curriculum. Her memoir, A Mother’s Courage to Awaken was released through Mango Publishing in October 2020 and is available through Amazon.

Dra. Anele Manfredini

Dr. Anele Manfredini received her Medical Degree from the UGF/RJ in Brazil. After moving to the USA, she completed a one-year research in HIV/ Special Immunology at ACRU Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami as well as a Family Medicine Residency Training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in NY and a Women’s Health Fellowship at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. In 2010 she joined the Medical Staff Group at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. She was honored the Hispanic Women of Distinction in 2014 and is a member at the Board Of Directors for Broward County Medical Association. She believes Music is healing and it brings a positive energy and joy to everyone specially the ones in need.

Wellington Nogueira

Wellington Nogueira, founder of  "Doutores da Alegria", Social Entrepreneur, Actor and Singer. Doutores da Alegria is Brazil's pioneer non-profit organization to bring joy to hospitalized children, their parents and healthcare workers through the art of professional clowning on a regular basis, 48 weeks a year. It has also invested in research on the impact of joy amidst adversity and disseminated this knowledge to places outside of hospitals, such as corporations and medical schools.

Beatriz Malnic

Co-President, Musical Director
Born in São Paulo, Brasil, Beatriz is a vocalist, vocal arranger, and Director of Brazilian Voices who arrived in the United States in 1996. She has performed and recorded with musical luminaries such as Al Di Meola, Nestor Torres, Toquinho, Chico Buarque, Roberto Menescal, Duduka da Fonseca, jazz pianists Mike Renzi and Mike Orta, guitarist Ulisses Rocha, saxophonist Harry Allen and many others. Beatriz received the Brazilian International Press Awards as the best Brazilian singer living in the U.S. in 2009. Her last CD, entitled "Chico Buarque by Beatriz Malnic," received the same award as best Brazilian CD released in the U.S. in 2012.
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Loren Oliveira

Co-President, Musical Director
Co-President and Musical Director of Brazilian Voices since 2001, Loren also works with producers, singers and musicians from diverse cultures through concerts, corporate events, recording projects and cultural exchange programs. Loren Oliveira has been recognized for her achievements as artistic project director, singer, composer and also as one of the five local artist-entrepreneurs selected to brainstorm and design the multicultural performances at Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale, for Broward County’s Centennial Celebration in 2015. Loren promotes projects of spontaneous social interaction among people from all backgrounds through musical performances, and believes music has the power to create humanistic dialogues.
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Viviane Neves

Viviane Neves has been working in Finance and Management for the past 25 years. She has graduated in Business Administration, specialized in Finance and has an MBA in Business Management. As a non-profit Treasurer she is responsible for overseeing the development and compliance of the organization’s financial policies, developing the annual budget as well as comparing the actual revenues and expenses incurred against the budget and bookkeeping. Viviane is in charge of web-based grant submission processes: coordination of program launch, processing grant applications, ensuring conformity with application standards and confirming accuracy of data entry. She is also responsible for the preparation and distribution of the organization’s conference documents, guidelines and policies.