General Directorate

The Beneficent Spiritist Center União do Vegetal has a General Directorate with the mission of managing the Center and the General Headquarters in their material, social, cultural, medical and educational aspects. Therefore, there are specific departments and the coordination of each department is the responsibility of UDV members who are elected or appointed as officers of the General Directorate, including a President, Tadeo Feijão and seven Vice-Presidents. All officers are unpaid volunteers and the UDV does not receive any financial resources from private companies or the public sector. Resources for the maintenance of the Center come from dues and donations from members.


The UDV is constantly growingand to ensure the sustainability use of available resources, the General Directorate has five vice-presidents who are responsible for specific areas of operation. They are:

        • Vice-President responsible for the Prosperar Association: Mestre Maurício Bernis (Nucleo São João Batista – Mairiporã-SP)
        • Vice-President of Finance: Mestre Thiago Ribeiro (Nucleo Rei Inca – Aparecida de Goiânia-GO)
        • Vice-President of Regional Departments and Directors: Mestre Hugo Leite (Nucleo Flor de Maria – Maceió-AL)
        • Vice-President of Operations: Mestre Glycon Garcia (Nucleo Grande Ventura – Jarinu-SP)
        • Vice-President of Information Technology: Mestre Magno Ramos (Nucleo Mestre Bartolomeu – Porto Velho-RO)
        • Vice-President of International Relations: Mestre David Bronfman (Nucleo Senhora Santana – Campo Grande-MS)
        • Vice-President responsible for the Management of the General Headquarters: Mestre Francisco Pinto (General Headquarters – Brasília-DF)

The vice-presidents are supported by other elected officers  of the General Directorate (see chart below) and Regional Coordinators (voluntary members who are responsible for ensuring that decisions made by the General Directorate are fulfilled throughout the 19 Regions of the União do Vegetal).


The organizational structure of the General Directorate consists of 19 elected members, 105 appointed members and 16 paid employees who develop specific activities in the office of the UDV in Brasilia (DF). They are responsible for assisting the General Directorate with its needs. All office staff are members of the UDV and do not occupy elected positions in the General Directorate.