The Director & Board



nancy caceres Felix Farina

Director of the Centro Cultural Melodía Villa Hayes.

President of the Association of Young Tourism Guides of the Department of President Hayes

Member of the Executive Committee of the Paraguay Japan Association

Founding member of the Volunteer Firefighters of Villa Hayes


martha oviedo

Martha Roussillón de Oviedo

Coordinator of the Parents' Association of the city of Villa Hayes "Sounds of the Land" Project.

Small-business woman.

Member of the Board of Directors of the "Nueva Bordeos" Cooperative.

jose salomon oviedo

Ing. José Luis Salomón

Director of the "San Francisco" Agricultural School of the Paraguayan Foundation for Cooperation and Development, in Benjamín Aceval.

Civil Engineer.

raul gauto

Ing. Raúl Gauto

Regional Representative and Board Member of the AVINA Foundation. Founding Member and former Executive Director of the Moises Bertoni Foundation for Nature Conservation.

don pedrozo

Don Isidoro Pedrozo

Construction and Livestock Businessman.

Former Member of the Board of the Department of Presidente Hayes.

Active collaborator on diverse community initiatives. Winner of honorary mentions, decorations and various national and international awards.

miguel arbe

Lic. Miguel Domínguez Arbe

Teacher, specialized in Guaraní Language and Culture; current Secretary of Education for the Department of Presidente Hayes; Director of the Polytechnical School of Villa Hayes. Teacher at the Villa Hayes affiliate of the Guaraní Language and Cultural Association.

carmen cristaldo

Carmen E. Cristaldo

Professor for future Primary Education Teachers,

Graduate of the No. 1 Teacher-Training School.

Manager of Books SRL.

Advisor for book publication and high school reading programs.

victor alterbunger

Dr. Víctor Alterbunger

Dental surgeon by profession.

Active member of the First Fire Company of the Department of Presidente Hayes.

Active collaborator of the community's service and citizen training activities.


The Association is a non-profit civil entity for the common good. It functions as a Registered Association with Limited Capacity (Art. 118 to 123 of the Civil Code) and bears the name: "Melodía Association for the Promotion of Education and Culture."

Its legal domicile is in the city of Asunción , with the capability to have establishments, affiliates and representations in different localities, within the Republic and abroad. It has legal status and its objective is to raise funds for the operation of the Centro Cultural Melodía Villa Hayes.


diane espinoza

Diane Espinoza, President

Manager of Books S.R.L., distributor in Paraguay for Oxford University Press and the Pearson Publishing Group. Founding Member of the Board of the Moises Bertoni Foundation. Director of Emprendimientos Rurales S.A.

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Juan Antonio Galeano, Vice President

Rector of the Autonomous University of Luque. Senior Partner of Public Accountant Business Advisors, a company of auditors and consultants. Former Dean of the Economic and Administrative Sciences Faculty of the National University of Asunción and Catholic University. Emeritus Profesor of the National University of Asunción.

jorge brown

Jorge Gross Brown, Member

Senior Partner of Estudio Jurídico Gross Brown, a law firm with important international clients, including CitiBank, Shell Oil, Lloyds Bank Plc, etc. Member of the Inter-American Bar Association. Eisenhower Fellow.

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Antonio Espinoza, Member

President of Emprendimientos Rurales S.A., a livestock enterprise.

Former Ambassador of Paraguay in Great Britain, Sweden and Norway.