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The General Assembly is the institution’s highest authority and is made up of active associates.

It meets once a year and additionally when the Board of Directors considers it appropriate, and it is principally responsible for reviewing and approving reports on completed activities, the accounting and financial situation of the organization, strategic plans, work, and budgets; as well as for making necessary and appropriate decisions for the appropriate development of EntreMundos activities, the resolution of problems, and the operation of the Board of Directors.

 

 

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The Board of Directors meets quarterly and among its principal tasks are to discuss and establish the general policies and strategies of EntreMundos; oversee the integration of the different members; approve operating, timetable, and budget plans; ensure that administrative and financial duties are carried out appropriately; monitor and evaluate progress, appropriate implementation, and achievement of goals and results of initiatives.
 

The Board of Directors 2016-2018 is as follows:

  • President and Legal Representative: Glenda Gabriela López Ximin

Vice President: Pilar Cajas Argueta

Treasurer: Thomas Anthony Lingenfelter

Secretary: Emmanuel Yac

Spokesperson: Manuel Rodolfo Sánchez Díaz
 
 
 
9 Equipo Técnico
The Technical Team is comprised of the General Director, the Coordinator and the Assistant of the Capacity Building, Computer Skills and Small Grants Programs, the Coordinators of the Volunteer and Community Tourism Programs, the Magazine Editor, the Editor of the On-line Magazine, and the Financial Administrator. It is required to meet once a week and during said meetings, the staff discuss the activities they have developed, their difficulties and the results they have achieved, the methods of intervention that they have used, the operating plans for the following weeks, the technical and logistical coordination of their actions, the execution of their activities in order to achieve an effective integration of the different pieces, and the schedule for the use of the organization’s transportation and technical equipment. The Technical Team maintains direct contact with the community organizations that are EntreMundos’ partners, systematizes their problems/needs and offers a tangible contribution to the design of solutions.
 

The members of the Technical Team (updated in January 2016) are the following:

10 Fabio Carbone

FABIO CARBONE - Director

Fabio has a specialization in “Local Management and Development” from the Unión Iberoamericana de Municipalistas of Granada (Spain) and has more than 12 years of experience in International Cooperation: he worked with CARITAS in Ecuador in 2004/2005, as a representative of the Italian NGO CISV in West Africa from 2006 to 2008, and in Guatemala from 2008 to 2013, where he coordinated various projects financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Piemonte Region of Italy, and the Episcopal Conference.

Fabio is an expert in the study, elaboration, execution, logistics, monitoring, and evaluation of Development Projects, with an emphasis on Decentralized Cooperation and Rural Development/Community Strengthening. He began working with EntreMundos in January of 2014 as the Coordinator of the Capacity Building, Computer Skills, and Small Grants Programs, and took the position of Director a year later in January 2015. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 11 Simona Rovelli

SIMONA ROVELLI - Capacity Building, Computer Skills and Small Grants Programs Coordinator

Simona has a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Turín, Italy (2002), a specialization in micro-finances from Boulder Institute of Microfinance, USA (2005), and postgraduate studies in Sustainable Development from the SOAS University of London, G.B. (2012).

She worked in Ecuador with a micro-finance institution and later in Burkina Faso (West Africa) as the Coordinator of Rural Development projects and micro-finance for the Italian NGO CISV, until 2008.

She subsequently moved to Quetzaltenango, where she worked as a consultant for local NGOs and since 2011 as a professor in the Political Science and International Relations department of Rafael Landívar University. In January 2015 she joined the EntreMundos team as the Coordinator of its Community Strengthening initiatives. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 
12 Yessica Pastor

 

YESSICA PASTOR - Capacity Building, Computer Skills and Small Grants Programs Assistant

Jessica has a bachelor’s degree in Local Environmental Management, from San Carlos University of Guatemala and has completed Regional Development studies at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO).

She has experience working in the tourism sector in the areas of Tikal and Flores in Petén and worked as a Spanish teacher for several years in different schools in Quetzaltenango. She has worked as the assistant to the EntreMundos Capacity Building and Small Grants Programs since 2012.

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13 Patricia Rabanales

 

PATRICIA RABINALES - Community Tourism Program Coordinator

Patricia graduated from the Rafael Landívar University of Quetzaltenango in 2010 with a degree in Business Management, with a specialization in tourism. She has overseen studies in areas such as local economic development, management strategies for Municipal Tourism, and the creation of tourism projects.

She worked with the management and development program of the Municipal Women’s Office of Quetzaltenango and has offered capacity building services on topics such as local economic development, community tourism, gender, environment, and youth.

She joined EntreMundos as a workshop facilitator in 2012 and became a permanent member of the team in 2013. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

14 Patricia Schwartz

 

PATRICIA SCHWARTZ - Volunteer Program Coordinator 

Patricia holds a degree in Sociology from the University of Arizona.

She has worked with a number of different non-profit organizations, including in program development and management for an organization that supports recently homeless families in recovery from substance abuse and mental health barriers. She also has experience facilitating educational workshops with themes such as mental and sexual health, empowerment, and job training, as well as coordination of volunteer programs, events and grant writing.

Patricia joined EntreMundos in August 2015. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 
 
15 Francisco Cojulun
 

FRANCISCO COJULUN - Guide for Volunteer Groups

Francisco was born and raised in Quetzaltenango. He joined EntreMundos in March, 2013 as the Coordinator and Guide for the community service program of the University of Alberta, Canada.

Since then he has worked with the James Madison, Bridgewater, and Drexel Universities (USA) and the Universities of Alberta and Ottawa (Canada) on a large number of projects that range from reforestation and school projects to the improvement of infrastructure and the management of cultural activities.

He also works at a local Spanish school, where he coordinates online classes and many of the extracurricular activities that take place across the western highlands of Guatemala.

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16 Valeria Ayerdi
 

VALERIA AYERDI - Magazine Editor

Valeria has been the editor for the EntreMundos magazine since June of 2008. As a local journalist, she has worked and collaborated with various newspapers and magazines in Guatemala over the past 10 years, including: the newspapers El Quetzalteco, La Hora, and Universidad, the editorial paper ServiPrensa, and the magazines Este País and Magna Terra magazine.

She combines her EntreMundos position with a weekly column in La Noticia and the Al Dente restaurant guide, which she founded. Her work is characterized by the need for and interest in the construction of a more democratic, inclusive, self-critical, and balanced Guatemala.

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17 Richard Brown

 

RICHARD BROWN - On-line Magazine Editor

Richard has worked with EntreMundos since October, 2013.

He gathers stories and articles from grassroots groups, academic experts, and public figures to cover issues like climate change, food security, and labor relations in Guatemala and internationally.

He recruits and supports Guatemalan and foreign writers to publish original journalism and promote intercultural dialogue and equitable and sustainable development.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Columbia University in New York.

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18 Patricia Macías

 

PATRICIA MACÍAS - Editor and Journalist

Patricia began working with the EntreMundos Magazine in October, 2013.

She has a degree in Journalism from Universidad Complutense in Madrid and has worked in international cooperation and communication in Spain, England, and Guatemala.

With the EntreMundos Magazine, Patricia writes, translates, edits photography and video and manages social media.

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19 Pilar Cajas
 
 

PILAR CAJAS - Accounting Administrator

Pilar has a bachelor’s degree of Sciences and Letters with a specialization in Health and a Diploma of Teaching Spanish as a Second Language, and has worked as a teacher for five years at the El Quetzal Spanish School.

She has worked in various roles with children as a volunteer and has experience in the Quetzaltenango’s tourism sector. She currently studies Business Administration in the San Carlos University, Guatemala.

Pilar has been part of the EntreMundos General Assembly and its Board of Directors, as well as a valued member of the institutional team, since 2014.

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