Program Director (Peru)

Gabriela has been Program Director of SVP since 2012. Born in Piamonte, a small village in Argentina, Gabriela graduated from the Universidad Nacional of Rosario with a degree in Psychology. Previously, Gabriela was the Director of the Santa Cecilia Center in Rosario, Argentina for six years. At this home-care and day-care center, she managed its child development programs focusing on youth with cognitive deficits and supported the program’s overall operation and growth. Throughout her career in psychology, she has maintained a focus on working closely with children with developmental disabilities while honing in on more specific areas of study such as the prevention and intervention of school and domestic violence, vocational orientation, and sports therapy for children with disabilities.

As the program director, Gabriela manages finance, coordinates volunteers, oversees community and family relationships, and leads educational development, house policies, partnerships and general day to day operations of both dormitories.