WHO WE ARE

FOUNDER/CEO

Kelly Fontoura

Brazilian by birth and American by choice, Kelly Fontoura has lived in New York City since 1999 – the year she arrived in the country as an immigrant to start a new life. Graduated in Liberal Arts, she has worked as an English Teacher, Translator, Interpreter and Paralegal before establishing herself as a leading Immigration Consultant.

She followed the same path as many immigrants who arrived in the United States in search of opportunities and legalized himself through the EB-3 process in the professional category through the law firm Martin C Liu & Associates, where he was happy to start his journey in this field working between the years 2007 and 2017.

Later, she worked for Epstein Becker & Green, further consolidating her knowledge in Green Card processes for work, a branch in which she stands out today due to her experience and daily interaction with immigrants, especially those who have recently arrived in the United States.

After all these years working with immigrants, especially with the Brazilian community, and for understanding this work as her mission in life, she felt the need to centralize in one place the different types of services that are essential for those who decide to live far from their homeland. With that in mind, the Imigra Foundation emerged as a way to facilitate the integration of newly arrived immigrants who seek guidance, information, education and the application of immigration processes, with a main focus on EB-3.

For her, successful integration builds communities that are economically stronger and more socially and culturally inclusive, which is one of the central pillars that foster the work of the Imigra Foundation.

WHO WE ARE

Imigra Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to help immigrants integrate into American society. This includes the core purposes of welcoming, assisting, serving, and enabling low-income immigrants to integrate into American society/culture, providing information related to social, educational, and advocacy for the various immigrant communities.

Facilitate the integration of service providers, entrepreneurs and the community.

In addition to promoting and defending the rights of immigrants to foster equality and social justice in a world that supports all.

OUR MISSION

The IMIGRA Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist immigrants in their integration into American society.

This includes the core purposes of welcoming, assisting, serving, and enabling low-income immigrants and others to integrate into American society/culture, promoting access to essential services, social assistance, education, civic participation, and advocacy for the various communities of immigrants.

We seek to inform, promote and defend the rights of immigrants to foster equality and social justice in a world that supports everyone.

We push for changes in laws and regulations, as well as fairer judicial practices.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PETER PEARSON TRAUB (G-28)

Supervisor / Lawyer
Volunteer attorney who oversees the foundation's activities.

Adriana Selmenska

Treasurer and Volunteer

EQUIPE

BRUNO LIMA

Voluntary

Volunteer who has been with the Imigra Foundation since its foundation in 2023. He assists in the preparation of processes such as EB-3, adjustment of status and other immigration processes.

BRYAN FONTOURA

Administrative assistant

Responsible for customer service activities and operational services such as sending documents and invoices, scheduling consultations, translations, process preparation and development of internal projects for the foundation.

FRANCINE GALBIER

Freelancer

She is responsible for developing and managing the foundation’s social media, developing social counterpart projects and assisting with tasks related to immigration processes, writing and customer service.

RENAN POPOWICZ

Freelancer

Responsible for content development and creation of all graphic arts, institutional and commemorative videos created for social media, as well as other graphic materials.

LUCIANA PASSOS

Lawyer

Brazilian lawyer who acts in cases of consensual divorce and Brazilian actions and assists in filling out immigration forms.

RITA FONTOURA

Translator

Experienced translator who assists in document translations into English and Spanish.

ISABELLA BODDY

Translator

Experienced translator who assists in translating documents into English.

THIAGO FONTOURA

Administrative Assistant and Translator

Experienced translator who assists with customer service among other functions at the foundation.

Despachante 55 (Brazilian documentation).

Teacher Aline (English and Citizenship Classes).

OUR PARTNERS

Contact:

Email: info@imigrafoundation.org    

WhatsApp: (646) 847 6689          

Instagram: @imigrafoundation