Our leadership


Rosarina Maciel


Rosarina headshot from Paraguay

What’s her role and connection to the cause?

Rosarina Maciel de Russo is not just an accomplished professional with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Administration from the Catholic University of Asuncion, Paraguay (1984), but a passionate advocate for change and empowerment. With over 25 years of rich experience in the private and financial sectors in both Paraguay and Argentina, she brings a wealth of expertise to her role as the Finance and Risk Manager at the Children Believe Organization for the past 18 years.

What academic work set her up for success?

In her multifaceted role, Rosarina has been instrumental in focusing on capacity building, establishing robust internal control systems, and diligently monitoring program efficiency and transparency. Her commitment to excellence extends beyond her professional qualifications; she holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Social Development, showcasing her dedication to continuous learning and personal development.

Fluent in English, Guarani, and her native Spanish, Rosarina is also studying Italian, a testament to her love for exploring and embracing diverse cultures. She believes in the power of cultural exchange as a means to deepen our understanding of the communities we serve.

Beyond her professional achievements, Rosarina is fuelled by a profound passion for making a difference in people’s lives. Her commitment extends to fostering a culture of excellence, integrity, and collaboration among staff and partners. Her leadership qualities and values are evident in her dedication to personal and professional growth.  Her journey is a testament to the transformative power of dedication, empathy, and a commitment to creating a better world for those in need.

Interesting tidbit

In her free time, Rosarina finds joy in engaging in family activities, whether it’s through travel or immersing herself in a good book. Her family-oriented nature shines through as a proud mother of two successful children.