Mavy d’Aché Assumpção Harmon

Mrs. Mavy Harmon

Mrs. Mavy Harmon served as a member of the Standing Commission between October 1986 and December 1995. Prior to joining the Standing Commission, Mrs. Harmon was Vice-President of the Brazilian Red Cross from 1974 to 1977 and National President from 1977 to 2001. She also served as a member of the Committee on the Revision of the Statutes of the International Red Cross (1984-1986) and was a member of the Executive Council of the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent. She supported and encouraged the first meetings of the National Societies of Portuguese Language. Mrs. Harmon was Vice President of CORI (Inter Regional Committee) from 1984 till 1987, and in 1985 was elected to the League Commission Baremo. During her presidency the Brazilian Red Cross hosted the Sixth General Assembly of the League of Red Cross Societies from 16 to 28 November 1987. Outside the Movement, she was Chairman and founder of the Non-Governmental Organizations in Brazil (CENG) and founder, Member of the Board and Director for the Community Affairs of the organisation Fundo Comunitario (United Way). She was the first Brazilian woman graduate from the War Military College in 1973. Mrs. Harmon also graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro as Professor of Germanic Languages​​. She was married and spoke five languages (English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese).[1] She was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1924 and died there in 2002[2]

[1] IFRC archives

[2] Brazilian Red Cross Society