PaperSeed Staff:

Aliyya Shelley Mattos, Executive Director   

Aliyya Shelley Mattos is as comfortable teaching a class on life skills to a group of teenagers in rural Latin America as at her desk in San Rafael, California. . . (read more)

"I believe that changing the world starts with empowering individuals to change their own lives. My hope is to support children and young people dreaming big and reaching their goals; to increase access to quality education in a world where real opportunity is within reach and goes on to multiply exponentially."


Diana Gray, Operations ASsistant

Diana has a great track record on communications, office administration, organization and project management, in addition to a number of paid and volunteer positions supporting education programs. . . (read more)

"Growing up, I loved school and was lucky to have some amazing teachers and mentors in my life who helped foster my natural love of learning. It means the world to me to be able to make a measurable difference in children's lives at home and abroad; to give all children the opportunity to love school."


PaperSeed Board of Directors:

Joseph Hoffman, Chair

Joe Hoffman has been involved in the forest products business since joining Fraser Papers in Stamford, CT in 1989. . . (read more)

“I was very fortunate to be raised in a strong family with tremendous resources and opportunities available to me. There are so many children that have so much less and I believe it is our inherent responsibility to give back. Not only give back , but create, fund and develop real opportunities for the less fortunate. We do business in these parts of the world and its imperative we make every effort to help all those that we can.”


Aliyya Shelley Mattos, Secretary


Hugo GalleTta

Hugo is the head of CellMark's Chemicals division, with 25 years of industry experience in global trade. . . (read more)

"I believe that education is one of the answers that can make a difference in a world that continues to struggle with many issues surrounding social and economic poverty.  PaperSeed is an organization geared towards providing educational opportunities to those that would otherwise not be in a position to gain the knowledge required to improve their own quality of life and the lives of the people around them." 


Vic Rice

Vic Rice has 40 years experience in the pulp and paper industry focused largely on paper recycling. . . (read more)

"As a world traveler I see so much need both home and abroad. PaperSeed allows me to combine my personal and professional life in pursuit of bettering the lives of youth who just want to learn. Knowledge is power."


Yun Zheng

Yun joined CellMark in 1994 and has been involved in business activities in Asia for the past 21 years. . . (read more)

"Having seen firsthand the tangible results of PaperSeed's support for children in need, it is very gratifying to be able to engage even closer with this important work. Children everywhere are our future; it's an honor for me to help effect change that betters their chances for a happy healthy life."


Doug Smith

Doug Smith is the President of CellMark’s Pulp Division.  Doug joined CellMark 7 years ago. . . (read more)

"I'm honoured to be a small part of the PaperSeed Foundation and I'm  proud of CellMark's role in support of this important work. 

PaperSeed has envisioned & implemented unique solutions to improving education opportunities for the world's poor. As an example, PaperSeed learned that lack of access for young girls to sanitary pads was a major contributor to school absences in the developing world. PaperSeed organized solutions and donations focused on this specific issue.  This type of creative and thoughtful aid makes real and immediate improvement in the lives of people trying to increase their education."


Pernilla Jordan


Previous Board Members:

Thomas Hedberg

Thomas Hedberg has more than 30 years of experience in pulp and paper marketing. . . (read more)

“Common goals and tasks unify people. PaperSeed is to me an effort to unite employees and business partners in a common goal to improve the conditions for children. What better common task can you have!”


Kelly Ng

Kelly Ng is the Finance Director of CPA Singapore and fellow member of ACCA . . . (read more)

“I felt very honored to be invited to be a voice on the board of PaperSeed, it enables me to be part of the solution for Asian children.”


Mitra Farr

Mitra Farr was with CellMark for 14 years as the VP of Finance and Operations. . . (read more)

“I am very excited to serve on the Board of PaperSeed as it is a wonderful opportunity to make a fundamental impact in the future of underprivileged children. I am planning to actively participate in PaperSeed projects in all and any ways that I can."