November 18, 2018
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PBI Guatemala > What we do > Our staff and volunteers 

Meet the team

Project Committee

Montse Garcia Blas (Spain)

  • Member of PBI Spain since 1996.
  • PBI Guatemala Team Member, 1997-98
  • WOLA (Washington Office on Latin America), 1999-2000.
  • Experience in the preparation and leading of PBI trainings for the Guatemala Project.
  • Project Coordinator between 2002 and 2008.

Project Consultant

Fermín Rodrigo (Spain)

  • Experience in preparing and leading PBI trainings in political analysis.

Eva Scarfe (Australia)

  • Colaborating with PBI since 1989 and in various areas in Guatemala since 1991.

Cristina Barbeito (Spain)

  • Coordinator of the PBI Guatemala Project from November 2008 to September 2014.

Project staff

Amaya de Miguel Vallés (Spain) - coordinator

  • lived in Guatemala from June 1997 to March 2005.
  • Volunteer promoter with PRODESSA (Development Project Santiago) in Huehuetenango, 1997.
  • Systematisation and introduction of cases of human rights violations in the database of the Historic Clarification Commission (CEH), 1998.
  • Investigator for two studies published by the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), 1999.
  • Investigator for the consultation “Mechanisms of Consultation of Indigenous People” carried out by the Institute of Political, Economical and Social Studies (IPES), 2000.
  • Coordinator of the Project of International Accompaniment ACOGUATE (2000-2005).
  • Specialisation in Gender Studies (Foundation Guatemala and Autonomous University of Mexico), 2004-2005.
  • Member of the PBI Guatemala committee from June 2011 till December 2013.
  • Coordinator of PBI Guatemala since September 2014.

 Kerstin Reemtsma (Germany) - Representative to the European Union

  • Worked in programms with Guatemalan refugees in Mexico 1989-93.
  • Preparation of work delegations to contruct development programms of the Communities of Population in Resistence, CPR-Ixcán and CPR-Sierra, 1993-97.
  • Observador of the negociations of the CPR Sierra team with the Guatemalan government, 1993-97.
  • Coordinator of different projects of education and health in the CPR communities, 1994-99.
  • Consultant for various projects in the Ixil area, 2000-02.
  • Elaboration of formative documents for the Fundación Manuel Colom Argueta, 2000-02.
  • Representative to the European Union

Maria Teresa Quesada (Spain) - Administration worker

  • Member of PBI Spain until 1994.
  • PBI Spain Administrator, 2001-2005.
  • PBI Guatemala Administrator since 2005.

Silvia Weber (Germany) – Field Support

  • Member of PBI Germany since 2005.
  • Masters in Political Science at the University of Leipzig 2008.
  • Member of the PBI Guatemala field team (2008-2009).
  • Project Field Support since November 2009.

Jacques Van Luytelaar (Netherlands) – Financial Supervisor 

  • Member of the PBI Guatemala field team in 2007.
  • Member of the PBI Guatemala Project training team since 2008.
  • Financial Supervisor of the project since 2008.

Paola Sartí (Italy) - Fundraiser

  • Studies in Cooperation for development in public Universities of Valencia (Spain)
  • Worked since 2003 in various Spanish development organizations
  • Fundraiser of the proyect since 2012.

Maike Holderer (Germany) - Responsable of formation

  • First Guatemala experience in 2007-2008 with a street children project.
  • Member of PBI Germany since 2010.
  • Member of volunteer team of PBI Guatemala in 2011.
  • State Examination in Special Needs Education in 2010 and 2014.
  • Member of PBI Guatemala Training Team since November 2012.
  • Founder and coordinator of the MILPA project in Xela, Guatemala.
  • Member of the project committee since October 2014.
  • Responsable of formation of future volunteers and PBI team since 2015.

Guatemala Field Team

Dylan Lebecki (Portugal),

Clara de Paz (Argentina),

Jessica García (Switzerland),

Evelina Crespi (Italy) and

Antonia Pérez Bravo (Chile/United Kingdom),

Viviana Annunziata (Italy),

Emily Spence (United Kingdom),

Daniel Jiménez Hita (Spain),

Jordi Quiles Sendra (Spain),

Sara Lodi (Italy) and

Sophie Maily (Canada).





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