Before joining Smile Train in 2011, Mariane worked with Smile Train Partner Sobrapar, the first partner in Brazil, and was responsible for managing the Smile Train program within their cleft center. She also worked as an Executive Secretary for Systagenix INC, a multinational company in the area of wound care. She holds a Bachelor’s of English and Portuguese Language from University of Campinas PUC.
As Area Director for South America, Mariane oversees the growth and maintenance of Smile Train’s partnerships and programs across the entire region, increasing access to cleft care in the poorest of communities. Driven by her commitment to sustainability, her vision is for every child born with a cleft in South America to have access to free, safe, cleft repair surgery and comprehensive care services so they may fully reengage with the societies and communities where they live.