Brazilian Health Expeditionary
In addition to the volunteer doctors, EDS relies on the support of other professionals and institutions that help make its project possible.
Executive Board of Directors
Dr. Affonso Ferreira is an orthopedic doctor and one of the founders of EDS. He is the leader of many of the EDS expeditions and is also responsible for the establishment of and collaboration with partner institutions. Alongside his work at the NGO, Mr. Affonso Ferreira acts as a practitioner at the Affonso Ferreira Institute and is a member of the clinical staff at the Campinas Medical Center.
Dr. Paganini is a plastic surgeon responsible for the breast reconstruction service at the Santa Paula Oncology Hospital (IOHSP). During the expeditions, he takes part in the coordination of the general surgery area and oversees selecting the medical team.
Mrs. Abdala is a pedagogue and is responsible for the general and institutional coordination of the organization and for the management and logistics of the expeditions.
Dr. Campos is an ophthalmologist, an associate professor at Unifesp University, a researcher at CNPq. He is the coordinator of the ophthalmological center at EDS. He has been active in the area of Community Ophthalmology since the early 1990s.
Mr. Damha Filho is a lawyer who graduated at PUC-Campinas Law School and has specialized in Civil Procedure and Constitutional Law. He has acted in Magistrature, Public Ministry, Private Law Practice and Multinationals during his professional career. Mr. Damha is also the founder of Damha Filho Law Office.
Board of Auditors
Mrs. Ceglia is the Tax Area Leader at Damha Filho Law Firm. She has a specialist degree in tax law from PUC SP and an MBA in tax management.
Mr. Inocêncio is the Director of Finance and Culture at Epharma. AMP by INSEAD, specialized in General Management from Kellog School of Management, MBA from IBMEC-SP and Master and Bachelor in Business Administration from PUC SP. He is also the co-founder of Pypou.
Dr. Barbosa is an ophthalmologist and physician who graduated from the Faculdade de Medicina do ABC. He is Co-Founder and Technical Director of Eye Hospital Group and CEO at Verter Institute.
Dr. Barbosa is an ophthalmologist and physician who graduated from the Faculdade de Medicina do ABC. He is co-founder and technical director of Eye Hospital Group and CEO at Verter Institute.
Air Officer, Systems Analyst, Master in Applied Computing and responsible for Operations and Logistics planning in expeditions.
A doctor specializing in vascular surgery and acupuncture graduated from the University of São Paulo. She is a full member of the clinical staff of Santa Catarina Hospital.
Publicity and Public Relations Manager, Mr. Moraes is responsible for the Marketing and Communication department and oversees relationships with national and international sponsors. On expeditions, he gives support to the IT area.
Mr. Kanashiro Filho is a nurse, responsible for hospital equipment stock management and logistics. He is also chief operation officer and responsible for patient triage and setting up the Hospital Complex during the expeditions.
Mrs. Silva is a nurse responsible for managing supplies, medications, and hospital stock control at the Campinas Distribution Center. In addition to heading the surgery teams during the expeditions, she is also responsible for selecting and training the volunteer nursing teams.
Mr. Botelho has a degree in Philosophy and is responsible for project management and national and international fundraising.
Economist, Mrs. de Oliveira, is responsible for the financial and accounting areas of the organization.
Mr. Pignati is responsible for supervising the Campinas Distribution Center. On shipments, he provides support to the head of operations.
Mr. Camisao, nurse, provides support for the demands of the Campinas Distribution Center.
Mr. Caldas provides support for logistical demands in the field.
Anesthesiologist on the clinical staff of Santa Sofia Hospital and Centro Médico de Campinas Hospital. The expeditions’ Chief of the Mobile Surgical Center and Anesthesiology Area Coordinator.
Ophthalmologist member of the Hospitais Centro Médico de Campinas clinical team. He established the field of ophthalmology.
One of the founders of EDS and the Commercial Director of the International Paper Packaging Division.
Entrepreneur and a member of the EDS founding team.
Public relations expert in sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and marketing. Director of Mendes & Nader Communication and Social Responsibility.
Dentist and EDS dental department coordinator.
Physician, lawyer, and professor at the UNICAMP Medical Sciences Faculty’s Anesthesiology Department.
Entrepreneur who has overseen Volunteer Expeditions’ nutrition department since 2005.
Anesthesiologist, specialized in chronic pain.