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About Us

Keyla Silva-Byrd LMSW, LCSW                                    Founder/President &Executive Director
Email: ksilva@indacares.org

Keyla Silva-Byrd graduated from New York University with her Masters in Social Work. She received a BA in Psychology and a certification in Child Advocacy from Montclair State University. Mrs. Byrd has worked as a psychotherapist for 5 years, as a sexual violence advocate and prevention specialist for 3 years, and is currently working as clinical social worker at an alternative high school.  She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and has a passion for empowering youth and watching them succeed. Her vision for this organization arose from a recent trip to Angola where she was both touched and inspired by the people but bothered by the circumstances of the country.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Vice-President & International Correspondent
Gisela Fialho                                                                      Email: gfialho@indacares.org

Studied Computer Programming with web tech in the US. She studied Business Economics at UAN (Universidade Agostinho Neto) in Angola.  She is also Business Owner at Hecos Advertising Specialties, Lda in US, Elizabeth NJ as well as Valsa, Publicidade e Marketing Lda in Angola.

Secretary: Edna Correia                                              Email: ecorreia@indacares.org

Edna is a native Angolan whom developed a deep passion for charitable work. This resolve stuck with her through college, leading her to get her BA in both Education and Mathematics from Kean University. She is currently obtaining her Masters in Speech Pathology. Edna provides support to the community by fulfilling her passion as a teacher. She is delighted to be an advocate for Inda Cares and is happy spending her days continuing to serve the public.

Treasurer:  Vinod Thachin                                        Email: vthachin@indacares.org

Vinod is a senior business and certified technology executive with broad international experience in small, mid-size and multi-billion companies, driven by maximizing value of information technology and delivering in conjunction with business objectives.  He has a demonstrated track record of simplifying business processes and consolidating systems to reduce complexity and operating costs. He is also the President and Chief Architect for ShopSharePoint LLC, a certified SBE/WBE & a technology, management and consulting company that delivers high quality SharePoint services.