Field Managers

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Taleen | Egypt Field Operator

Taleen joined the Global Fund for Widow in 2009 as its volunteer field operations manager. Taleen earned her degree with high honors in Social Work from Helwan University in Cairo, Egypt. Pursuant thereto, Taleen worked as a social worker in various public and private sector capacities, including counseling children in Egypt’s school systems.

mervanaDr. Mervat, MD | Egypt Field Manager

Dr. Mervat was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Mervat is a graduate of medicine from Kasr al Eini University in Cairo.  Currently, Dr. Mervat is a clinical pathologist at El Galaa Teaching Hospital. Dr. Mervat joined The Global Fund for Widows in 2009 as a field volunteer, and has been responsible for the distribution of critical medicines and medical supplies to widows in the programs.

mariaMaria Rene | Bolivia Field Manager

Maria Rene joined the Global Fund for Widows in the winter of 2011 as the field manager of Bolivian operations.  Maria Rene is the director of the Santa Cruz based Amor y Esperanza.  Born in Bolivia, Maria Rene completed her education in hospitality and hotel management in Mexico City. After working for nine years as a public relations officer in the Viru-Viru airport in Bolivia, Maria Rene relocated to the United States to pursue other career options. Compelled to return to Bolivia, Maria Rene felt a strong compulsion to join the non-profit world, where she found her most fulfilling working with children, single mothers, and widows. As a female head of household and daughter of a widow herself, Maria Rene is acutely aware of and empathetic to the plight of widows, which has been a guiding force in her impassioned execution of our programs in the field.