WAFA Team

Tina

Tina Lindgreen

Founder and President

Background: Corporate HR advisor and trainer, executive coach, project manager and trainer for global conventions.

Why WAFA?

“My team and I are building a solid platform for a message of hope and solutions to the world’s biggest problems.

I have founded WAFA because I see that water, air and food for all is possible. It brings me joy and frees up my passion to work for the good.”

patrickPatrick Smith

Program Manager

Information technology architect for supply chain logistics and operations.  An accredited program and project manager, Patrick brings a wide range of business operation skills to WAFA..

Why WAFA?
“People involved in philanthropy services want to see what works and what’s successful.  Recognition inspires and inspiration propels.  WAFA’s important in a world of so much need and so much innovation”.

snehaSneha Singh

Corporate Sponsorship
Manager USA

Ms. Singh has 10+ years experience in guiding corporations, universities, and non profits towards implementation of sustainability and corporate social responsibility programs. Currently she is working as a sustainability professional and has initiated programs that aligns people, planet, and profit with triple aims of healthcare.

Why WAFA?

“I support WAFA because I sincerely believe in the sayings of one of its founders, Prem Rawat, who believes that Peace and Sustainability go together. I volunteer to support WAFA because it is making a difference in the lives of our community by awarding innovations in sustainability in the area of clean water, fresh air, and food for all”.
Mail: [email protected]

CarlosCarlos Saraiva

Applications & IT

michael-sommerMichael Sommer

COO & Director of Funding

International leader and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in international transportation, trade and logistics.

Why WAFA?

“I found the concept of WAF Awards to be very compelling. The world needs new solutions and celebrating the pioneers that find solutions for those most in need is endeavor that needs doing, and well.
Hope and innovation are precious resources”.

Mail: [email protected]

VirginiaVirginia de Cabrera

Translation Manager

Professional Experience as a Spanish Interpreter, Translator, Voice-Over
since 1994

Why WAFA?

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fabFabrizio Negossa

Graphic designer

An accomplished artist, hailing from Italy, Fabrizio managed a store for years where he sold his drawings. When the computer age dawned, new perspectives on art opened up. Now he’s also a graphic and Web designer, where he believes creativity is “my daily bread”.

Why WAFA?

“A more sustainable and peaceful world is something we all want. WAFA has an incredible potential. Collaborating with WAFA is a beautiful way to start creating a better world, and overall it makes me feel good”.

Mail: [email protected]

NikitaNikita Gavrilovs

Production & Broadcast

“I am Nikita Gavrilovs, born in Stavropol, Russia, in 1990. Since 2009, I’ve been living in Copenhagen, doing my studies and work.

I worked for several media companies, advertising agency, newspaper, magazine and on television.

Worked as cameraman on TED Talks (TEDxCopenhagen), educated as multimedia designer from Køge Business College, and got a bachelor degree in e-Concept development from KEA (Købebhavns Erhvervsakademi).

Why WAFA?

I joined WAFA, because of international team, inspiring vision and amazing and promising future”.

MariaMaria D’Andrea

IT expert & Web Architect

Maria was born in Italy where she studied law, communications, marketing and computer science, qualifying her as a Web architect and journalist. Her technical expertise is in IT and graphics, including Word Press and Photoshop. She has experience in on-Web project management and website updating. Now living in Denmark, she has started up her own IT company and serves as graphics editor for the Italian-Danish magazine Il Ponte

 

Why WAFA?
“WAFA’s purpose is praiseworthy; food, air and water are the basis of life. It is also really satisfying to do what I love, especially for a noble cause, and I am glad to be part of such a great team”.

Mail: [email protected]

RichardRichard Reive

English language editor
Canadian by birth, Richard is a Master of Political Science, holds a BA and teaching diploma in English, and certificates in translation and interpretation (English, French, Spanish). Some 40 years of professional experience include teaching, translating, interpreting and editing.

 

Why WAFA?
“Contributing to WAFA’s mission is a unique opportunity. I also appreciate working with a dynamic inter-generational team”.

Mail: [email protected]

DianeDiane Walters

Journalist/Editor
Ms. Walters is working on a Master of Arts in creative writing and English at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). She previously owned a graphic design company, Articulated Excellence, and published the community newspaper. Currently, she works as a freelance writer for Southern New Hampshire University.

 

Why WAFA?
“Some things in life are more than coincidence. In 2014, I worked for SNHU’s website Be a Social Entrepreneur (now retired) through an internship. I loved writing about the special people in the world who could create so much good through creative thinking and innovative ideas in helping people survive and thrive. When I found WAFA, and these wonderful people working for the good of the planet, I immediately felt a universal connection had been made. I felt like I found home.”

AncutaAncuța Gabriela Tarța

Social Media Manager

Adopted by Denmark, Ancuta comes from the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca, in the heart of Transylvania. She has a background in digital media and communication and a PhD from the University of Copenhagen. Her expertise is in social media research and digital project management, and she thrives on anything that allows her to be creative.

Why WAFA?

“WAFA embodies my view of the world:  humankind cannot move forward before ensuring that basic needs like water, food and clean air are there for everyone. There is so much talk about it, but people who actually make this happen every day are so little in the spotlight! These are the people we should expose and learn from.”
Mail: [email protected]

brianBrian Seger

Research Team Leader
Brian is originally from the United States and has a background is in chemistry, physics and engineering.  He is currently an assistant professor at the Technical University of Denmark with his research focus in the field of sustainable energy.
Why WAFA?
“WAFA is great concept because it exposes successful solution in regards to water, air and food.  These are three of our most basic needs, and there are many places where these needs are not adequately met.  I enjoy seeing people and projects working to solving these pressing issues.”.

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pauPau Revilla Besora

Research
Why WAFA?
“For me WAFA is a great opportunity to give recognition and visibility to different projects which aim at providing food, water and clean air to areas in need. Collaborating with an organization and people with such a goal is a highly rewarding experience. I believe we are contributing towards making the world a better place for everyone.”

nishanNishan Lamichhane

Research
Nishan is a MSc graduate in Global Health and currently works in the area of public health research in Copenhagen.
Why WAFA?
“Mankind has achieved the unachievable when it comes to science and technology or food and medicines but at an immense cost of limited resources such as water and air. We have got to prevent it from getting worse and together with our small efforts and innovation we can change. WAFA is one of the many ways to do so by helping people and organisations get their good works and ideas recognised and spread.”.

Mail: [email protected]

arianaAriana Viana

Crowdfunding Manager
Property management background
specialising in Crowdfunding for nonprofit organisations.
Why WAFA?
“Joined WAFA because i am looking for better and sustainable solutions for all and WAFA gives me the opportunity to take part and witness great projects become alive and help others in need to gain access to the solutions available.”.

Mail: [email protected]

Be part of our team

Will you like to volunteer at WAF Award?

Water, air and food security are major planetary challenges. WAFA’s mission is to raise awareness and to share sustainable solutions. We count on our volunteers to make it happen.

Join us! Be part of a team that creates a solid platform for a message of hope and provides solutions on a mission of global significance.