Chairman and Co-Founder
Renato Marcus Silva has made it his life’s work to improve the lives of everyone he comes across, one person or child at a time. His career as a licensed physical trainer and founder/owner of two fitness studios, is dedicated to helping others live healthier lives and make healthier decisions.
Renato never saw the world and just accepted it; he makes the world his own and works to improve it for everyone. He has a passion for helping others that drives his everyday decisions. His most memorable clients are those whose health issues improved or vanished thanks to his guidance- tales he humbly tells not realizing his full impact.
Mr. Silva’s desire to help one person at a time began as a child. While growing up in Sao Paulo, Brazil in a middle class family, he learned his best friend was not as fortunate as he was, often struggling for basics like food and clothing. Renato welcomed his friend into his life, sharing everything he had thereby empowering and enabling his friend to work towards a better life.
The effect his simple acts had on improving the life of a friend stuck with him throughout his life and continues in his work with the Renand Foundation. Mr. Silva’s passion for Haitian children emerged when he learned about this world, so close to our own, yet struggling in seemingly every way- geographically, economically and politically. Renato Silva was shocked to learn that young children were sold into an accepted form of servitude just because their families could not afford to feed or house them.
Renato’s heart immediately went out to these innocent children. He flew to Haitian to learn more about the Haitian children’s plight. He was shocked to find a nation with 80% of the population living below the poverty line. Two thirds of the children suffer from malnutrition, and fifty percent of primary aged children are not enrolled in school because their families cannot afford it. Without an education, these children are fated to continue in poverty with no path towards a better life. “There had to be a better way,” he thought. And Renato Marcus Silva created one.
Renand Foundation was born out of this desire to provide a path for children that seek an education and possess a desire to work towards a better future.
Renato Markus Silva
Board MemberVince has over 24 years of Patient Access and Revenue Cycle Management administrative experience in the healthcare industry, and currently is the Patient Access Services Director for Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Florida. Specifically, and along with his management team, he oversees patient access functions and responsibilities for the main hospital, Emergency Room, Outpatient Surgery Center, Clinic Lab, Clinic Physician offices and three satellite Family Practice Health Centers. Vince is an undergraduate Alumnus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and obtained his MBA in Healthcare Information Management from the University of Phoenix. Vince also is a US Navy Veteran having served in 3 combat deployments overseas, and was honorably discharged in 1990. He remained in the Active Reserves until he retired as a full Lieutenant in 1991. Becoming involved with the Renand Foundation was effortless and without second guessing once the mission of rescuing Restavek Children became known, and seeing the need to help the people of Haiti especially after the devastating earthquake. “Making a difference” and “paying it forward” were childhood teachings by a mother who lived out these principles every day of her life , never once regretful, and always grateful to God for being able to help those in need. Proudly following in her footsteps and fulfilling a personal desire to help others has been the driving motivator to become actively involved with the Renand Foundation. Making a difference through a labor of love has “saved my life” at a time when I need a purpose more than ever before.
Vincent T. Wright, M.B.A (HCM)
Board MemberFROM: Cedar Rapids IA GRADUATED: Northwestern University Evanston IL CAREER: 39 years at Neiman Marcus - now retired Assistant Buyer Department Manager Buyer Store Merchandise Manager Store Human Resource Manager Store Operations Manager Store VP/General Manager - 4 markets
Andis was born and raised in Cuba. He escaped from Cuba in a boat in 1991. After his arrival in the US he worked in different jobs while also attending school. He holds a BS degree in Computer Engineering from FAU, a MS degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Carlos Albizu University, and a Doctor degree in Organizational Development from Barry University. Dr. Tamayo went to Haiti for the first time in January of 2015. After his returned, he created the Renand Foundation, which received its status of 501 (C) 3 in March, 20th of 2015.