Executive Team


Degree in Geography (UB) with a Master's Degree in International Cooperation and Emergencies
(UCJC), and another Master's Degree in Leadership and Social Innovation, Direction and
Management of NGOs (ESADE).

Director of the Foundation. He grew professionally during his years with the Group of Forestry
Actions (GRAF) of Bombers de la Generalitat de Catalunya and later in the Pau Costa Foundation,
led European projects, operational exchanges and advice on risk management, fire analysis and
meteorology of forest fires in countries such as Portugal, France, Argentina, Chile, Australia and

Contact: jvendrell@paucostafoundation.org | Twitter | Linkedin |

Jordi Vendrell​

Director General


Bachelor's Degree in Humanities and Postgraduate Degree in Cultural Business Management.

She is in charge of the Administration and Finance department of the Foundation since 2017. She also
participates in the organization of seminars and conferences and in the management of Human

Contact: anna@paucostafoundation.org | Linkedin

Anna Fàbrega

Head of Administration


Núria is in charge of the Foundation's Project Area where she participates in the development of new
project proposals, as well as the coordination of their execution once funded. She also
participates in applied research and she is member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Wildland Fire.

Contact: nprat@paucostafoundation.org | Twitter | Linkedin|

Núria Prat

Head of R+D+i Projects


Forestry Engineer

Juan works as responsible for the Training and Knowledge Exchange area, mainly coordinating
projects aimed at improving the capabilities of organizations through training and exchange of

Contact: juan@paucostafoundation.org

Juan Caamaño

Head of Training


A forestry engineer, she coordinates the Education and awareness-raising part of the Foundation. She is in charge of fire risk management projects and collaborates in European projects.

Helena Ballart

Head of Education and Awareness


Graduated in Forestry Engineering, she has been working in the Foundation since the beginning,
managing several projects and coordinating the Communication of the entity until 2021. Currently,
she is in charge of managing the network of members and the Foundation's relations with the fire

Contact: mariona@paucostafoundation.org

Mariona Borràs

 Community Engagement


Degree in Political Science and Sociology (UAB) and Master in Communication Management

Ariadna is responsible for communications since February 2022. She is in charge of defining the strategy and communication actions with the aim of contributing to achieving the objectives of the Foundation.

Contact: agoenaga@paucostafoundation.org

Ariadna Goenaga

Head of Communications


Marc Arcarons

Fire Flocks Project


Sílvia Lapeña

Administration Technician


Graduated in Technical Specialist in Administration.

Lourdes is part of the Administration and Finance department, collaborating in the tasks of budgeting
and project coordination in its economic aspect.

Contact: lourdes@paucostafoundation.org

Lourdes González

Administration Technician


Degree in Environmental Sciences (Universitat de Girona), and a Master in Analysis and
Management of Global Environmental Change.

Guillem is responsible for coordinating and implementing projects and initiatives related to fire risk management at local and landscape scale, always in
coordination with the main actors of each territory and seeking to integrate the different visions. He
also collaborates in European projects (Horizon, Interreg, ERASMUS+).

Contact: gcanaleta@paucostafoundation.org  | Twitter | Linkedin

Guillem Canaleta

Resilient Landscapes Project Officer


Degree in Environmental Sciences, Master in Biodiversity Management, FUEGO Master.

David coordinates, implements and prepares
proposals. He also collaborates in local and regional projects, generally in the fields of environmental awareness and landscape management, and more particularly in the identification of opportunities in the field of biodiversity and nature conservation.

Contact: dmartin@paucostafoundation.org

David Martín

R+D+i Project Technician


Jonathan Troncho

Project Technician


Bachelor of Science (UC Berkeley- College of Natural Resources); Master in Agroecology
(Universidad Internacional de Andalucía); PhD Candidate Wageningen University & Research

Kata is developing a PhD project within the MSCA Innovative Training Network, PyroLife. She collaborates with the technical team of the foundation and we foster opportunities for participatory and transdisciplinary research.

Contact: kauyttewaal@paucostafoundation.org | Twitter | Linkedin|

Kathleen Uyttewaal

PhD Student


Laura Gracia

Project Technician


Graduated in Law and Global Governance from ESADE, current student of the Master's Degree in Law at the UOC.

Gerard is a project technician for FIRE-ADAPT.

Gerard Querol

Project Technician


Forestry Engineer (UCLM), Master in Integrated Management of Forest Fires (UdL), Master in Civil
Protection and Emergency Management (UV), Higher University Degree in Mindfulness and
Emotional Management (La Salle) and University Expert in Forest Planning and Management Tools
based on LiDAR technology (UCO).

Julián works as an instructor for the Training and Knowledge Exchange area. He is in charge of instruction, coordination, organization and development of contents in different courses, plans and training frameworks at national and international level. He's currently focused on the joint CONAF-PCF Training Framework, BREMIF training project in Ecuador and MIF project in Bolivia.

Contact: julian@paucostafoundation.org| Twitter | Linkedin|

Julián Cuevas



Forestry Engineer (ULe), Graduate in Forestry Engineering (MEC), Master in Forest Fires (ULe).

Jorge works as an instructor for the Training and Knowledge Exchange area. He is in charge of the instruction, coordination, organization and development of contents in different courses, plans and training frameworks at national and international level. He's currently focused on the joint CONAF-PCF Training Framework.

Contact: jorge@paucostafoundation.org | Linkedin | Twitter |

Jorge García



Felipe Borderas



Biologist (University of Seville) with a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (University of Barcelona), an MSc in Science Communication (Imperial College London) and a Master´s Degree in Secondary Education (University of Seville).

Lucía is in charge of the communication of the European projects PyroLife and Fire-Adapt. She also gives a hand in the communication of other PCF projects such as Fire Flocks and EduFire.

Lucia de la Riva

Projects Communications


Graduated in Political Science and Administration from the University of Barcelona, with a Master in Political and Institutional Communication from the Pompeu Fabra University (BSM).

As a communication technician, Alícia is in charge of the management and strategy of social networks and digital marketing of the Foundation and the Fireflocks project. She also provides support in communication campaigns.


Alícia Torres

Communications Technician

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Degree in Journalism (UMH), Master in Social Sciences (Universität Siegen) and Course in Scientific Communication (UVIC).

Celia collaborates in some projects of the Foundation. She has been responsible for the communication area of several European projects such as IOPES, HEIMDALL, GEO-SAFE, among others. She also gives support in the coordination of the Erasmus Plus project "EduFire Toolkit" and in the organization of conferences or events.

Jordi Pagès

Prevention plans


Celia Conde

Projects’s Communication


Ona Alay

Fire Flocks Project

They have been part of the Executive Team...

  • Aniol Ferragut – Training and operations (2017-2018)
  • Antonia Arilla – Administration (2015-2017)
  • Berta Treserras – Internship in Communication (2019-2020)
  • Carla Vilarasau – Landscapes and resilient societies (2014-2017)
  • Carles Sant – Internship in Administration (2019-2020)
  • David Caballero – Knowledge and Applied Science (2019-2020)
  • Emma Soy – Resilient Landscapes and Societies.
  • Erika Verdiani – Internships in the project area (2022-2023)
  • Guillem Armengol – Landscapes and resilient societies (2022-2023)
  • Iman El Hammouti – Administration (2019-2020)
  • Isabel Vázquez – Training and operations (2017)
  • Jordi Bayés – Internship in Landscapes and Resilient Societies (2021-2022)
  • José Luis Duce- Training and operations (2015-2021)
  • Júlia Charles – Knowledge and Applied Science Internship (2021-2022)
  • Laia Abelló – Internship in Communication (2022)
  • Laia Estivill – Knowledge and Applied Science (2021-2022)
  • Lluc Piquer – Internship in Communication (2022-2023)
  • M. Carmen Muñoz – Knowledge and Applied Science (2018)
  • Marcel Guarque – Internship in Resilient Landscapes and Societies (2019-2020)
  • Marta Sellart – Internship in Communication (2021-2022)
  • Montserrat Cabré – Resilient Landscapes and Societies (2015)
  • Núria Molero – Internship in Communication (2021-2022)
  • Oriol Vilalta – Management, Knowledge and Applied Science (2013-2021)
  • Ornella Guzmán – Administration (2017-2018)
  • Pablo Puertas – Administration (2019)
  • Sébastien Lahaye – Knowledge and Applied Science (2019)
  • Sergi Nuss – Resilient Landscapes and Societies (2019)
  • Vanessa Font – Administration (2017)
  • Wafaa El Khader – Administration (2020)
  • Xènia Juan – Knowledge and Applied Science (2022)