Executive Team

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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
USA.

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

Jordi Vendrell​

Director General

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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
Resources.

Contact: anna@paucostafoundation.org | Linkedin

Anna Fàbrega

Head of the Administration Area

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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 the Knowledge and Applied Science Area

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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 the Resilient Landscapes and Societies Area

 

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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
experiences.

Contact: juan@paucostafoundation.org

Juan Caamaño

Head of the Training and Operations Area

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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
community.

Contact: mariona@paucostafoundation.org

Mariona Borràs

 Head of the Membership and Community Engagement Area

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Degree in Political Science and Sociology (UAB) and Master in Communication Management
(IDEC-UPF).

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 the Communications Area

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Marc Arcarons

Head of the Fire Flocks Project

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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 Area

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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

Administration Area

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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

Knowledge and Applied Science Area

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Jonathan Troncho

Knowledge and Applied Science Area

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Biologist from the University of Granada and Environmental Educator. European funding project technique: coordination and execution of proposals, such as Fire-Adapt and ResAlliance.

Júlia Nogués

Knowledge and Applied Science Area

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Biologist from the University of Granada and Environmental Educator. European funding project technique: coordination and execution of proposals, such as Fire-Adapt and ResAlliance.

Víctor Gil

Knowledge and Applied Science Area

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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 and Societies Area

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Graduated in Forest Engineering from the Universitat de Lleida and with a master's degree in Occupational Risk Prevention from the Universitat of Vic, Carla works as a project technician at the Education and Awareness Area of the Foundation.

Carla Vilarasau

Resilient Landscapes and Societies Area

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Martí Romaní

Resilient Landscapes and Societies Area

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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

Training and Operations Area

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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.

Lucía de la Riva

Communications Area

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Graduated in Digital Design and Creation (Open University of Catalonia). She also has a postgraduate degree in Book Publishing.

Georgina Solà

Communications Area

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Graduated in Biology  (UB), PhD in Ecology (UAB) and Master degree in Scientific Communication (UPF).

Mia Morante

Communications Area

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Graduated in Agricultural Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), with a Master's Degree in Clinical Ethology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Finally, she was trained at the School of Pastors of Catalonia.

As a Fire Flocks technician, Merlès works on the development and drafting of the project.

Contact: merles@paucostafoundation.org 

Merlès Martínez

Fire Flocks Project

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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

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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

Training and Operations

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Ona Alay

Fire Flocks Project

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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

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Graduated in Agricultural and Food Engineering from the Universitat de Lleida (UdL).

As a Fire Flocks technician, Pol is in charge of managing the grants and subsidies for the shepherds of the project.

Contact: pol@paucostafoundation.org 

They have been part of the Executive Team...

  • Alícia Torres – Communications (2022-2023)
  • Aniol Ferragut – Training and operations (2017-2018)
  • Antonia Arilla – Administration (2015-2017)
  • Berta Treserras – Internship in Communication (2019-2020)
  • Carles Sant – Internship in Administration (2019-2020)
  • Celia Conde -Communications (2017-2021)
  • 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)
  • Laura Gracia – Knowledge and Applied Science (2022-2023)
  • 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)
  • Mercè Roura -Art and Fire project (2023)
  • 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)
  • Pol Arcarons –  “Ramats de Foc” project (2023-2024)
  • Sébastien Lahaye – Knowledge and Applied Science (2019)
  • Sergi Nuss – Resilient Landscapes and Societies (2019)
  • Sílvia Lapeña – Administration (2018-2023)
  • Vanessa Font – Administration (2017)
  • Wafaa El Khader – Administration (2020)
  • Xènia Juan – Knowledge and Applied Science (2022)