Team Work

Nature inspires us and motivates us to continue working to leave a positive environmental footprint on this wonderful planet.

We believe in the important role that each of us plays to make changes to transform our environment.


Angel Ibarra
President of FIÃES


Silvia de Larios
Representative of the El Salvador Government


Alexandra Vidanovic
Representative of the US Government. UU


Ileana Gómez
Representative of the Area's environment


Samuel Leiva
Representative of the Area's survival


Johanna Vanessa Segovia
Representative of the scientific Area and/or academic


Jorge Edwin Montoya
Representative of the Department of community development


Luis Fernando Castaneda
Representative of tropical forests


Mary Latino
Observer for the U.S. Government


Substitutes



Carolina Dreikorn
Alternate for the Area of the environment


Eduardo Martínez
Alternate for the survival and progress of children Area


Miguel Hernández
Alternate for the scientific Area and/or academic


Irma Lourdes Centeno
Alternate for tropical forests


1,079

environmental projects funded

314

project implementing organizations

25

years of fundraising and resourcing for conservation

Member of:


Angel Ibarra

President of FIÃES

Doctor of medicine, postgraduate in public health; Master's degree in environment and natural resources. Academic, researcher and essayist, environmental activist, University Professor, altermondialist. Former rector of the University Lutheran Salvadoran - ULS, visiting professor of the master of management of environmental risks of Central America at the University autonomous of Barcelona and the University of Girona, Spain.

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Silvia de Larios

Representative of the El Salvador Government


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Mary Latino

Observer for the U.S. Government


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Ileana Gómez

Representative of the Area's environment

A degree in Sociology from the University "José Simeón Cañas" (UCA), master's degree in social sciences from the Latin American Faculty of social sciences FLACSO, Mexico; and PhD in Sociology from the University of Alicante, Spain.

He is currently principal researcher and member of the management team of the Salvadoran program on development and environment, Prism Foundation.

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Samuel Leiva

Representative of the Area of survival and progress of children

Doctor in medicine from the University of El Salvador, with a Masters in administration of health of the University of Valle, Cali, Colombia. Master in management of health - epidemiology of the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO.

He currently serves as a medical epidemiologist in the Salvadoran Social Security Institute of Zacamil. He has also worked as a Professor, consultant for the IDB and UNDP. He has been representative of the Medical College and Board member of the Superior Council of health, among other health agencies.

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Johanna Vanessa Segovia

Representative of the scientific Area and/or academic

Degree in biology from the University of El Salvador and Master Scientiae in biology with an emphasis in ecology from the University of Costa Rica. He has written several scientific publications and technical documents, including management plans for AMP´s. He has been lecturer invited to national and American conferences. It is part of the technical team of country, for the appropriateness of the indicators of the ODS of UN (objective 14) and is a member of the Advisory technical table for the elaboration of the policy of the sea of El Salvador.

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Jorge Edwin Montoya

Representative of the Department of community development

Doctor of medicine, master's degree in public health from the University of El Salvador. Credited as trainer of trainers in teaching of postgraduate and graduate master's degree in hospital administration from the University of Barcelona, Spain. He serves as executive director of the Association for the integration and the development Social IDS - VISION El Salvador, working in the formulation and implementation of projects with municipalities and Adescos in the fields of development, socio cultural, economic, environmental and institutional politician.

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Luis Fernando Castaneda

Representative of tropical forests

Engineer agronomist Phitotecnichal, a graduate of the University of El Salvador, with studies of Magister Scientiae in natural resource management with emphasis on management of watersheds at CATIE, Costa Rica. It also has studies on forestry, agroforestry, methodologies for the measurement of carbon blue, ecological Bases for the sustainable forest management of the secondary forest in El Salvador.

He is currently Secretary of the Faculty of Sciences agronomic, teaching and research of the Department of natural resources and environment and school of the graduate of the Faculty of agronomic Sciences, UES.

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Carolina Dreikorn

Alternate for the Area of the environment

Landscape architect, graduated from the A & M University, College Station, Texas, United States, with a master's degree in policy international development (sustainable development and natural resources) of Duke University, Durhan, in North Carolina, United States.

He is currently an independent consultant. She has been coordinator of sustainable development and resilience in the United Nations program for development, UNDP, for 16 years.

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Eduardo Martínez

Alternate for the survival and progress of children Area

Doctor of Medicine of the universidad Alberto Masferrer, master's degree in university teaching of the Evangelical University of El Salvador, master of family medicine and community of the Argentine Institute in health and development. With studies at the Latin American Faculty of social sciences, FLACSO, Argentina, research bioethics and bioethics committees.

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Miguel Hernández

Alternate for the scientific Area and/or academic

Agricultural engineer in agricultural engineering, master's degree in sustainable agriculture. It holds University expert in systems of information geographic of the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Spain. PhD candidate in Earth science and the sea from the University of Palermo, Italy 2017.

He is currently Professor of the school of graduate and continuing education of the Faculty of agricultural sciences of the UES. He has been consultant to the IDB, IICA, GIZ and FOMILENIO.

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Irma Lourdes Centeno

Alternate for tropical forests

Agronomist engineer graduated from the University of El Salvador, with a master's degree in management of the technological University of El Salvador, pedagogical training of the Don Bosco University studies. He is specialist of microenterprise and microfinance with youth, for CRS. He has extensive experience in marketing of enterprise products.

Regional specialist in agribusiness for A.C. of the project of CRS headquarters El Salvador, with extensive experience in marketing for artisan producers.

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Jorge Oviedo

Executive Director

Agronomist with a master’s degree in Integrated Resource Management, speicalizing in Environmental Economy and Sociology from the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higer Education Center (CATIE) in Cost Rica. Mr. Oviedo has directed and managed diverse institutions working in the areas of agriculture, environment and rural development.

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Nubia Alfaro

Assistant to the Executive Management

Graduated with a degree in English and finalizing a master’s degree in International Relations, Ms. Alfaro is an experienced executive assistant to management and direction of organizations working for the protection of the environment.

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Veronica Klein

Communications Coordinator

She is an experienced communicator with an undergraduate degree in communications and advanced studies of master in organizational communication. She specializes in strategic communication, event coordination, audiovisual production, coordination of editorial projects, social media management, web sites and publicity.

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Ileana Lainez

Communication technique

Management and communications and RR.PP. Ms. Lainez is experienced in Marketing and Publicity, event coordination, protocol, RSE activities. She also has worked in social media content management, production of internal publications, such as the annual report as well as radio production, direction and locution.

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Mariano Pacas

Technical Manager

Agronomist with 20 years of experience provided oversight, evaluation and assistance to socio-environmental projects. Mr. Pacas has supervised projects involving watershed management, soil conservation, agricultural diversification and the production of organic fertilizer.

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Silvia Flores

Territorial Coordinator

Agronomist with a master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University of El Salvador. Ms. Flores has more than 15 years of experience working with organizations dedicated to the development, protection and conservation of natural resources and community work. She is an environmental technical advisor and educator.

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Daysi Herrera

Territorial Coordinator

Biologist with training and experience in the formulation, evaluation and oversight of projects in restoration ecology and natural area management. Ms. Herrera is a technical advisor in diverse ecosystem and biodiversity research projects.

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Jorge Trejo

Territorial Coordinator

Agronomist with ample background in environmental work, specializing in sustainable systems of agriculture production. Mr. Trejo possesses an ample knowledge of alternative technologies and project supervision, monitoring and evaluation as well as the application of geopositional systems in project management.

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Carlos Perez

Finance and Administration Manager

Business administrator with a master’s in Finance and 15 years of experience in the administration and finance departments of public and private organziations. Mr. Pérez has worked in financial planning and analysis, administration of international cooperation funds and financial supervision of projects.

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Claudia Martinez

General accountant

Accountant experience in financial and administrative supervision of projects and general accounting practices. She is well prepared in Technical Accounting Rules as well as Tax and Labor Laws.

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Ingrid Orellana

Territorial Finance and Administration Technician

Licensed Public Accountant with post-graduate work in Strategic Business and Financial Management. Ms. Orellana is trained as an auditor by the Corporation of Accountants of El Salvador, and has 11 years of experience in administration, finances and operation of private and public organizations.

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Nohemy Vasquez

Territorial Finance and Administration Technician

Business administrator with 20 years of experience in project accounting and general accounting in non-profit organizations. Ms. Vasquez is a finance and Credit Consultant.

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Raul Sánchez

Administrative technician

Accountant experienced in the development of administrative and logistic processes, including adquisitions and contracting through public and private bids. Mr. Sanchez is an effective project evaluator, analyzing financial and administrative aspects.

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Yanira Godoy

Secretary-receptionist

Bilingual executive assistant with experience in public relations, client service, administrative support and logistics.

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Francisco Mendoza

Driver/Messenger

Experienced in general services, logistic support and institutional delivers in private institutions.

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Denisse Zelaya

Business alliances and compensation technique

Degree in business economics, graduate student of Marketing Digital and scholarship of the Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program on climate change and public policies. Experience in social responsibility and corporate sustainability, leadership and management in projects, public relations, volunteerism, environmental education, environmental compensation and sustainability Dow Jones (DJSI) index.

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William Hernandez

Technical of monitoring and systematization

Industrial Engineer (UCA), master of international business (UJMD); and studies of local development and governance (UCA). He has experience in the use of instruments of planning, monitoring and evaluation in the area of territorial development. It has been part of the policy-making team of national public policies (strategy of development of the Strip coast of El Salvador, Master Plan of the Region East, among others); It has expertise in systems of geographic information (GIS).

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David Vasquez

Administrative technician

Degree in public accounting, graduate of the University of El Salvador, with 14 years experience in the areas of auditing and accounting in commercial enterprises.

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José Antonio Rivera

Territorial Communicator

Audiovisual producer, professional photographer and graphic designer. Experience in directing, production, presentation and speech from radio and television programs. Director, Coordinator and host of social events. Experience in the management and design of web pages and social networks.

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Alexander Zaldaña

Territorial Coordinator

Degree in biology with expertise in strategic planning, environmental management, risk management and integrated management of water resources at the University of El Salvador and San Carlos Guatemala University. He has experience working with entities involved in the management, protection and conservation of natural resources, management and sustainable development.

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Héctor Martínez

Territorial Communicator

Degree in journalism and communications Audiovisual of the University Catholic of El Salvador, with experience in management of equipment and audiovisual production, taking photography, journalistic writing, graphic design and community manager of media.

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Queen Teban

Administrative technical - financial

Bachelor of business administration, master's degree in strategic management. Extensive experience in the financial and operating administrative monitoring of projects of local and environmental development in non-governmental organizations and private organizations.

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Mario Montano

Territorial Coordinator

Engineer agronomist of the Evangelical University of El Salvador, with more than 23 years of experience in the implementation and coordination of rural development projects, environmental and productive, with governmental institutions and cooperation agency. Operations Manager, Assistant Technical Director, technical coordinator and project officer.

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Ana Lopez

Technical financial - administrative

Degree in certified public accountant graduated from the University of El Salvador, with 9 years of experience in administrative, financial, auditing and measuring economic impact in Corporate Social responsibility projects.

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Enmanuel Durán

Technical administrative - territorial financial

Degree in public accounting, tax audit experience with private sector accounting. Seven years experience in financial Areas and techniques of NGOs, formulation and evaluation of budgetary bases, evaluation of execution of projects, administrative processes, evaluation of risk and internal control.

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Diego Campos

Territorial Communicator

Engineer in systems and computer networks, President of the Association of development network youth Xiriualtique. Experience in communication, coordination of events, audiovisual editing, management of social networks, web site and advertising.

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Víctor Bonilla

Technical administrative - territorial financial

Degree in accounting and a master's degree in economics and business, with experience in the areas of accounting and auditing of private companies, non-governmental organizations counter. Experience in planning, analysis and financial monitoring.

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Nelson Rodriguez

Territorial Communicator

Degree in Social communication with diploma in integrated management of the water resource. With experience in institutional communication, production of audiovisual and radio documentaries; and in municipal environmental coordination.

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Alexandra Vidanovic

Representative of the US Government. UU


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