Flamboyan Foundation Hires Managing Director of Relief Efforts

November 7, 2017 02:02 PM
by / Topics: Puerto Rico

Flamboyan Foundation has hired Jaime Farrant as managing director of hurricane relief efforts effective November 2017. Jaime, who previously served as grants program specialist for the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants in Washington, D.C., joins Flamboyan in a new position created to respond to the immediate humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

Jaime has a unique blend of experience establishing, overseeing, and funding programs in the United States and Latin America. He served as executive director of Ayuda, a non-governmental organization based in Washington, D.C., that advocates for low-income immigrants through legal, social and language services, education, and outreach, after spending ten years in human rights advocacy roles in Arizona and across Latin America.

“I’m thrilled to welcome an experienced professional who is originally from the island and brings a deep understanding of the challenges and promise that exist there. Jaime will have the ability to hit the ground running so that we are able to raise funds, partner with local organizations and mobilize long-term support to rebuild Puerto Rico”, said Kristin Ehrgood, President and Board Chair of Flamboyan Foundation.

Jaime shares this excitement about his new role. “The kindness shown by so many across the world during this past month leads me to believe that a new Puerto Rico will rise from this experience. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to join Flamboyan and its great team at this time to help build this new Puerto Rico with them.”

Jaime earned a bachelor of science in marketing and organizations management from Marquette University, a juris doctor from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Law, and a master of laws in international legal studies from American University, Washington College of Law. He currently serves as a board member for the National Puerto Rican Agenda and has been involved with the group’s efforts to unite the Puerto Rican diaspora, acting as the Coalition’s DC Coordinator.