Keyla Silva-Byrd LMSW, CNP                                    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. Keyla has worked as a psychotherapist for 9+ years, as a sexual violence advocate and prevention specialist for 4 years, worked with the adolescent population for 7 years, and specializes in individual, couples, and family therapy. Keyla is a certified non-profit professional whose aim is to continuously enhance and improve the organization so that she can continue to meet the needs of the target population. .  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 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: Amona Major                                                                  Email: amajor@indacares.org

Amona is an English Foreign and Second Language (EFL, ESL) and Portuguese Foreign Language Teacher. She has been working in the field for just over 10 years – teaching from teens to adults.  Her work ethic has put her in good standing with past and present students. She strives to create a teacher – student environment based on open-communication, mutual respect, and a shared eagerness to learn.  She’s worked in freelance and full-time positions at various places, including a Higher Education institution, Language Centres and in the private corporate world. When not working or being a student in online courses, she enjoys spending time with family, reading novels, chatting it up with her daughter, and visiting new eating spots with friends.   

Secretary: Open                                     Email: 

TreasurerLiliana Pinto                                      Email: lpinto@indacares.org 

Liliana provides treasurer support with shared accounting skills to help advance the cause of the organization. Liliana is a native Angolan and has worked in the nonprofit community in the Mission of Angola to the United Nations as an Administrative/Finance Assistant. This experience gave her a deep appreciation and drive to go above and beyond helping oversee and safeguard organization’s finance for continuous inspiration of future generations.

Member at large: Dora Palma            Email: dpalma@indacares.org

Dora Palma is a Portuguese soul who currently resides in the UK. Dora is a launch coordinator for Amazon in the UK.  She is naturally curious and very sociable by nature.
She enjoys getting involved in great causes specially projects that involve the most precious thing in life, our children! Children are our future!

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