About us

 

We are a nonpartisan organization that promotes the strengthening of legislatures and the consolidation of democratic systems in Latin America through dialogue, transparency, and access to public information.

Mission

Directorio Legislativo Foundation is a nonpartisan organization, which promotes the strengthening of legislative branches of government and the consolidation of the democratic systems in Latin America, through dialogue, transparency and access to public information.

Vision

Representative and transparent legislatives that exercise their controlling function over other branches of government and are capable of responding to the needs of the citizenry.

General Management

María Baron

Global Executive Director

She is a journalist, with a master’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Bologna, and is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the National University of San Martin. In addition, she won the NDI Democracy Award for “Civic Innovator”. She has worked in civil society organizations in both Argentina and abroad with the aim of reducing unethical practices of legislators and public officials. She is a Fulbright-APSA Congressional Fellow. She has published nine editions of the Legislative Directory: Who our legislators are and how they represent us in the National Congress, as well as other publications related to Legislative Branch in general. She is a founding member of the Latin American Network for Legislative Transparency and a member of the Steering Committee of Open Government Partnership.

Noel Alonso Murray

Executive Director

She holds a degree in Political Science from the Catholic University of Argentina, and has obtained a Master in Public Policy at the FIAPP of Spain. For the past fifteen years, she has worked at Argentine civil society organizations and is the current General Director of the Foundation. She has coordinated a number of studies on Latin American legislative and political transparency.

Agustina De Luca

General Manager

She´s earned a degree in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires and is working towards a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management at the Universidad de San Andrés, both in Argentina. Prior to her appointment as General Director, Agustina performed several roles in the organization’s Transparency Program. She specializes in issues of open government, transparency and accountability, and is now a Fellow at the Open Government in the Americas Fellowship, organized by the Organization of American States. [email protected]

Team

Matías Pellegrini

Political Analysis Director

He studied Political Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires, and mastered in Public Administration at the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires. In 2011, he joined the Directorio Legislativo Foundation as an assistant in the area of Legislative news. He was an advisor at the National Direction of Academic Affairs at the Ministry of Justice between 2014 and 2015. Since october 2015, he has served as the Political Analysis Director at Directorio Legislativo. [email protected]

Dayanni Olivo

Political Analysis Director

She studied Social Communication Technology at the Inpahu University Foundation, and received a degree in journalism from the Universidad de Los Libertadores in Colombia. She has written for local Colombian newspapers, and served one year as a volunteer in the journalistic production of the radio Sistema Vida Internacional. She was trained as a military war correspondent in the Colombia military forces, and obtained a diploma in Public Administration in District Oversight and Social Control. She is currently working on a Masters in Journalism and Media at the National University of La Plata (Argentina).
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Mercedes de los Santos

Coordinator of Citizenship and Government Institutions


She has a degree in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires with 5 years of experience in project management within the public sector. He worked coordinating, designing and implementing projects on transparency, open government, citizen participation and access to public information. He currently serves as a teacher in the Seminar on Political and Electoral Behavior at the University of Buenos Aires. In 2017 she joined the Legislative Board to play the role of coordinator of the Citizenship and Government Institutions area. [email protected]

Paula Pissaco

Communications Coordinator

She is finishing up a major in Social Communications from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), and has worked in various sectors, performing communications and digital marketing tasks. Over the last four years she has worked in civil society organizations as an analyst of institutional communication at the Leloir Institute. She attended several courses on communications and digital marketing aimed at social organizations. Since January 2016, she has been responsible for institutional communication of Directorio Legislativo. [email protected]

Leandro Dominguez

Political Analysis Coordinator

He is a journalist, who studied Social Communications at La Plata University. He developed as a journalist in several media. He covers the National Congress activity as an certified journalist since 2012. He has developed several courses and seminars, regarding parliamentary activity and legislative processes. He performs as an editor at the Political Analysis area since July 2016. [email protected]

Iván Vallejos

Political Analysis Coordinator

He is a political analyst for the Universidad de Argentina de la Empresa (UADE), and is close to finish with his degree in Government and International Relations (UADE). He was a volunteer in the area of Legislative news at the Directorio Legislativo, and develops as an Assistant since MArch 2016. He joined the Africa and Middle East Commission as Editor-in-Chief at the RACEI Network. [email protected]

Cecilia Ramos

Citizenship & Government Institutions PM

She has an International Relationships degree from the Saint Andrew’s University. She has worked in international organizations such as the British Council in the projects’ management area for Argentina and Uruguay. She has developed as a volunteer in several civil society organizations such as CIPPEC and Techo. [email protected]

Michelle Volpin

Citizenship & Government Institutions Assistant

She has a degree in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and a journalist (TEA). She has worked as an editor independently, in the Government of the City of Buenos Aires and in non-governmental organizations such as Doctors Without Borders. She has volunteered as head of non-formal education activities with children and adolescents and communication workshops for young people. [email protected]

Juan Francisco Krahl

Analyst

He is about to graduate in International Relations from the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA). He has made a one-semester exchange at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has worked as an invigilator and supervisor in the Argentine Association for English Culture (AACI) and has volunteered in the European History Group of the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI). [email protected]

Chiara Balestrero

Analyst

She has a degree in Government and International Relations from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE). In 2014 he made a study trip to New Zealand. Participated in different programs on parliamentary processes and non-profit organizations. [email protected]

Pablo García Baccino

Analyst

He has a degree in Political Science from the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires. He studied International Relations, specializing in problems of Latin American Regional Integration. In 2018 he joined the Legislative Directory as a Political Analyst for the southern section of Latin America. [email protected]

Delfina Vildósola

Analyst

She is a lawyer with orientation in public international law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires. She served as an advisor in the Chamber of Deputies of the Nation. Integrates the Executive Committee of the Argentina Debate Association since 2012, where coordinates training and skills for teachers and secondary and university students. She was a volunteer at Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales. [email protected]

Gastón Rieder

Analyst

He is about to graduate in Political Science (UBA). He has exhibited in several academic congresses on topics such as the European Union, and French politics. He has taken courses on international relations and electoral analysis both in the country and abroad. He has worked as an assistant for the University of Cambridge. [email protected]

Fernando Hansen

Analyst

Felicitas Torrecilla

Analyst

She has a degree in International Relations from the Universidad del Salvador and post-graduate studies in Social Anthropology at the University of San Martín. He worked for more than 12 years in the university field, focusing on international cooperation and management of evaluation and accreditation processes. Between 2016 and 2017, she was a legislative advisor in the Chamber of Deputies of the Nation.

Marisa Di Vito

Accountant

(+5411) 2057 – 0082 

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Gabriel Luján

Auditor

(+5411) 2057 – 0082  [email protected]

Institutional Transparency

Transparency form

Statute

Charter of principles

Financing

Organization chart

Consensus building role