Feliciano Reyna

Venezuela  |  Founder and Executive President, Acción Solidaria

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Feliciano Reyna is the founder and executive president for Acción Solidaria, an HIV/AIDS service organization created in 1995. Since 2016, he has also served as coordinator for relief efforts through the organization’s Humanitarian Action Program, focused on the complex humanitarian emergency affecting Venezuela. Since 2002, he has been a fellow with Ashoka, a global network of entrepreneurs. Between 2005 and 2012, he was president of Sinergia, the Venezuelan Association of Civil Society Organizations.

In addition to Acción Solidaria, Reyna has founded a number of other human rights organizations. In 2003, together with other health-rights activists, Reyna helped create the Coalition of Organizations for the Right to Health and Right to Life (CODEVIDA) to promote and defend the rights of people with chronic health conditions. In March 2010, Reyna helped found CIVILIS Human Rights to document and inform on the state of democracy and human rights in Venezuela. 

Reyna is a board member of the International Center for Non-profit Law (ICNL), and was a board member at the Johannesburg-based Global Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS) between 2010 and 2016.

Reyna was an event speaker at the Dialogue.


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