Board of Directors

Who we are, what we do and - most importantly - why.

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Board of Advisors

Our Guardian Angels

Tegla Loroupe

Olympic Athlete, and United Nations Ambassador of Sport

Tegla Loroupe is a brilliant Kenyan long-distance track and road runner. She was the first African woman to win the New York City Marathon.

At the age of seven, she started to go to school – which involved a barefoot run of ten kilometers every morning. It was at school that her first talent for running was spotted.

Between 1997 and 1999, she won three consecutive world half marathon Championships. In the World Championships, she won bronze in the 10,000m in both 1995 and 1999.

The marathon proved to be Loroupe’s most successful distance. She won the marathons of Rotterdam three times between 1997 and 1999, New York in 1994 and 1995, Berlin in 1999, London and Rome in 2000 and Lausanne in 2002.

In 2006, she was named a United Nations Ambassador of Sport. She is also a member of the ‘Champions for Peace’ a group of athletes seeking to use the power of sport to bring about peace.

Father Renato 'Kizito' Sesana

Comboni missionary, journalist and humanitarian worker

Father Renato 'Kizito' Sesana worked as editor for the prestigious magazine Nigrizia from 1973 to 1975.

Father Kizito’s missionary work in Africa started when he was assigned to Zambia in 1977.

In February 1988 he was sent to Nairobi (Kenya), with the responsibility of founding a new magazine, the ‘Nigrizia’ for English speaking in Africa, which was to be called New People.

During this year, he founded Koinonia, a lay Christian community with social and humanitarian projects in Kenya, Zambia, and the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.

Kizito continues to promote the Koinonia projects, in particular the activities for the Nairobi and Lusaka street children, and educational projects for the youth in the Nuba Mountains. He his also active in projects and associations that promote justice, peace and reconciliation.

Kizito also continues to successfully nurture his work as an essayist and writer

Board Members

'Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.' Henri Ford


Didi Kiaviha

Senior Program Associate, Clean Up,

and Planting Initiative

Jack Matika

Senior Development & Operation Manager


Willy Kioko Mbuvi

Development Assistant

Borinquen Gallo

Co-founder, Artist and Educator

Borinquen Gallo is an Italian-Puerto Rican Bronx-based artist whose work delves into themes of beautification, community, and socio-cultural systems.

Her passions include engaging in art making and art education as agents to promote individual and social transformation.

Borinquen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Sculpture from the Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art, and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Hunter College.

Prior to co-founding Run4Future, she taught and held a wide array of roles with the NYC Department of Education. She is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Design Education at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

She lives in NYC.

Alessandro Berni

CEO, President and Co-founder.

Writer, Entrepreneur, Art Dealer

Alessandro Berni is an internationally recognized expert in the Contemporary Art Market Field.


His passion is sharing knowledge and goals, being an Argonaut of systems intra- and inter-connected to creativity and communication.

Alessandro holds a MBA Master of Quality System, Environment and Safety, Business Administration and Managementfrom University Pio IX in Rome (Italy) and a Degree in Environmental Economics From the Economics University of Siena (Italy). 

Prior to co-founding Run 4 Future Foundation, Alessandro  founded Hydra Art Project, Clio Art Fair and Alessandro Berni Gallery. 


He lives in NYC.

Misha Capnist

Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer

The man of thousand pasts, Misha Capnist is an Art Advisor at Clio Art Fair.

His passion is adressed to Art and environmental issues such as the climate change and ecology urgencies.

Misha holds a degree in Communication (IULM, Milan), and an Actor Patent (Cours Florent, Paris).


Prior to co-founding Run 4 Future Foundation, he worked in fashion and cosmetic industry (Puri company Ldt, Bangkok; L’Oréal Professionnel, Paris).  Theater actor, and novelist, he takes care its family vineyard since 2016. 

​He lives and works between Italy and NYC.