Comisión Directiva 2016-2018


Carolina Galli

Carolina has been on the Board of Directors for three terms serving as the secretary. She is now on her second term as AMA President. She has enjoyed volunteering for AMA since its inception in 2001.
Born and raised in Argentina, she moved to Canada in 1999. She got married to Vince and had two beautiful daughters Ariana and Marina. Carolina is Vocational Teacher and she had obtained her Bachelor of Education at University of Winnipeg.
Carolina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, loves camping, yoga and going for bikes rides and walks.


Marcelo Mandelbaum

This is Marcelo’s second term as a Member of the Board of AMA. Marcelo’s been a regular volunteer at Folklorama since 2003, when he moved to Winnipeg from Buenos Aires, Argentina with his wife Viviana and their two daughters, now 23 and 19. While not working, Marcelo enjoys spending quality time with friends and family. He enjoys preparing ‘asados’ (Argentinean barbecues), snowshoeing in the winter (when is not THAT cold) and practicing yoga. Marcelo is an Architect and he is currently working as a Project Manager in the Construction field for Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.


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Marcela Pomerianic

This is Marcela’s first year on AMA’s board. She volunteered for Folklorama helping with treasury tasks and working as a cashier. She moved to Winnipeg in 2002 with her husband and two daughters. Marcela has her accounting designation from de University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and she is currently working as an Accounting Assistant for Akman Construction Ltd.
Marcela enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog, and in her free time she practices reflexology and natural healing, including reiki, bach flowers and NLP

Sub Treasurer

Mabel Fridson

Mabel has been on the Board of Directors for two terms serving as the treasurer from 2004 to 2008 and has been the Tango Pavillion Finance Coordinator for Folklorama 2005 & 2007
Born and raised in Argentina, she moved to Canada 13 years ago with her husband and her three sons. Mabel has a B. Commers (Hons) from de Universidad Argentina de la Empresa and the Supply Management Training certification from the University of Manitoba and she is currently working as a Buyer @ Pollard Banknote.
Mabel likes to cook for her family and friends, play Tennis and Zumba classes.

Board Member

Judith Izraelowicz

This is Judi's first year in the AMA board. She has volunteered at the argentinian pavillion since 2003 in different  areas and as  the buffet coordinator in 2016. She was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Winnipeg by herself in 2002. Her parents, Eva and Jose, brother, Fafa and my grandparents moved in 2004. Judi works for a pharmaceutical company as a research associate and also holds a Bachelor of Education.
Judi's biggest passion is to travel and get immersed in different cultures. She enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Board Member

Karina Izbizky

This is Karina's first year on AMA's board. She was elected in October of 2014. She has volunteered in a few Folklorama festivals in the past as part of the cultural display team. Karina moved to Canada 12 years ago with her husband and her son. She is a licensed audiologist in the province of Manitoba and works as a clinical Audiologist in the private sector. Karina has a passion for baking and enjoys spending time with friends and family.