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Barbara Villaurel President

Barbara is a seasoned professional in marketing and business management, currently serving as an HR Associate at Amazon. Her corporate journey is characterized by a diverse range of experiences and an unwavering dedication to facilitating businesses' success in the marketing landscape.

With a career that encompasses various roles, Barbara initially ventured into the entertainment industry with MTV Networks/Nickelodeon, where she made a substantial impact during her eight-year tenure. Her responsibilities included overseeing the production of on-air promotions and half-hour shows, affording her invaluable insights into the world of media and entertainment. 

Barbara's passion for making a meaningful impact also led her to the non-profit sector, where she served as a marketing manager and consultant for organizations such as the Brooklyn Children's Museum, Rays of Hope, BCAT, AYM, and PENCIL. Her unwavering commitment to aiding these organizations in achieving their goals underscored her dedication to driving social change. 

In the corporate realm, Barbara applied her expertise to renowned pharmaceutical companies, including Cardinal Health, Baxter, Pfizer, Amarin, Actelion, Mylan, Daiichi Sankyo, Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb, IQVIA, and Celgene. She adeptly managed a wide array of projects and product launch campaigns, consistently demonstrating her ability to navigate the corporate landscape while maintaining a sharp focus on effective marketing strategies. 

Barbara's academic background is equally impressive, as she holds a master's in marketing from New York University and a bachelor's in business management from Pace University. Her academic achievements reflect her unwavering commitment to ongoing learning and professional development. She harbors aspirations of achieving her PMP certification and embarking on an academic journey to attain a Ph.D., exemplifying her dedication to continuous growth and excellence.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Barbara is a devoted wife and a proud mother of two college-bound children who have been an integral part of Rays of Hope since its inception. She credits her achievements to the unwavering support of her devoted husband, Nigel and loving family. 

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