Our Team

Directorate

  • Jessica Faieta - Regional Director
  • Susan McDade - Deputy Regional Director
  • Claudia Aguilar - Personal Assistant
  • Vladimir Domínguez - Executive Associate 
  • Francesca Nardini - Special Assistant

Planning, Reporting & Oversight Team

  • Ana María Díaz - Strategic Planner
  • Kenroy Roach - Regional Advisor
  • Ugo Blanco - Regional Advisor
  • Lorena Acevedo Narea - Regional Advisor
  • Ana María Luey - Programme Associate

Strategic & Analysis Team

 
  • Alejandro Pacheco - Strategic Advisor
  • Claudia Bresanovich - Programme Associate

Partnership, Resource Mobilization & Communications

 
  • Marcela Barrientos - Communications Specialist  

UNDG LAC

  • Maria Guallar - Regional Coordination Advisor

Compliance Operations

  • Karina Servellon - Operations Advisor
  • Irina Khomyakova - Operations Associate

Environment & Energy

  • Emma Torres - Consultant

Safety & Security

  • César González Espinoza - Regional Security Advisor

Regional Center in Panamá

  • Richard Barathe - Director ai
  • Bethzifanny Carrera – Director’s Assistant
  • CO & REGIONAL PROGRAMME SUPPORT

          PROGRAMME SUPPORT

    • Richard Barathe – Chief 
    • Itziar Gonzalez – Programme Specialist, Integration and Coordination Support

    UNDGLAC

    • Margarita Uprimmy - Humans Rights Advisor
    • Samuel Shin - Regional Coordination Officer
    • Luana Barrozo - UNDG LAC Secretariat Support
    • Miriam Naterón - UN Coordination Associate

          COUNTRY OFFICE SUPPORT

    • Carla Zacapa - Country Programme Specialist
    • Ian King - Country Programme Specialist
    • Carlos Benítez - Country Programme Specialist
    • Patricia Bustamante - Programme Associate
    • María Moreau - Programme Associate
    • Gloria Estarada - Programme Associate
    • Marta Ponce - Programme Associate

          DEVELOPMENT IMPACT

    • Pablo Basz - Programme Specialist - South-South Cooperation
          CONSULTANTS AND PROJECT PERSONNEL
     
    • Fernando Galindo – Consultant, South-South
    • Wilmer Castañeda - Consultant
    • Robert Rohlin – Consultant, Teamworks 
    • Marta Ortega Baldonedo – Communications Consultant

          MONITORING & PLANNING SUPPORT

    • Gonzalo Guerra Regional Monitoring Specialist

          COMPLIANCE & OPERATIONS

    • Paloma Morazo - Management Specialist
    • Florencia Alfieri - Planning & Monitoring Analyst

          REGIONAL PROGRAMME SUPPORT

    • Maribel Landau - Regional Programme Advisor
    • Maria Valeria Cabrera - Regional Programme Associate

    DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE, CONFLICT PREVENTION AND HIV

    • Pablo Ruiz - Head of Cluster
    • Marisol Palma - Programme and Administrative Associate

        RESPONSIVE INSTITUTIONS 

    • Gerardo Noto - Regional Cluster Leader
        INCLUSIVE POLITICAL PROCESSES 
     
    • Fernanda Lopes – Electoral Cycle Support Programme Specialist 
        RULE OF LAW
     
    • Daniel Luz  Citizen Security and Justice Regional Advisor
    • Gastón Aín Bilbao –Conflict Prevention and Dialogue Regional Advisorr
    • Juliet Solomon – Citizen Security in the Caribbean Programme Specialist
    • Aline Tavares – Administration Associate (UNV)
    • Adriana Ballestin – Transparency and Accountability (UNV)
    CONSULTANTS AND PROJECT PERSONNEL
     
    • Marcela Smutt Team Leader - INFOSEGURA
    • Juan Pablo Gordillo - Citizen Security Specialist and Project Coordinator - INFOSEGURA (based in El Salvador) 
    • Carla Hanania PREVJUVE - Regional Project Coordinator (El Salvador)
    • Hector Pacheco PREVJUVE - Project Associate (El Salvador)  
    • Camila Rocha - Administrative Assistant
    • Xenia de León - Administrative Assistant
    • Sandra Vargas - Administrative Assistant INFOSEGURA
    • Lorena Mellado – Consultant  

    HIV

    • María Tallarico - HIV Team Leader
    • Karin Santi - Programme Specialist HIV, Health, Governanc & Inclusive Development
    CONSULTANTS AND PROJECT PERSONNEL
     
    • Gabriel Roman – Consultant
    • Juana Cooke – Law and HIV Specialist
    • Monica Prieto - Research Assistant Governance

    SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

    • Matilde Mordt - Sustainable Development Regional Team Leader
    • Marlouis Alvarado - Programme Associate

        DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

    • Gonzalo Pizarro - Programme Specialist, SDG & MAF 2.0
    • Ivan González - Programme Specialist Poverty Reduction 
    • Jaime Mira Salama - PEI Programme Specialist

        GEF

    • Andrew Bovarnick - Global Head, Green Commodities Programme & Lead Nautral Resource Economist
    • José Vicente Troya - Regional Technical Advisor - Water & Ocean Governance
    • Alexandra Fischer - UNDP-GEF Regional Team Leader / Senior Technical Advisor - Ecosystems & Biodiversity
    • Santiago Carrizoza -Senior Technical Advisor - Ecosystems & Biodiversity
    • Alejandro Lago - Global Manager - UNDP-GEF Global Project on ABS (Access to genetic resources and Benefit-Sharing)
    • Lyes Ferroukhi - Regional Technical Advisor - Ecosystems & Biodiversity
    • Gabor Vereczi - Regional Technical Specialist - Green Low Emission Climate Resilient Development Strategy
    • Ernesto Kraus - Programme Associate
    • Maria Gabriela Pinto - Programme Associate
    • Joana Troyano - Programme Associate
    • Edwin Chipsen - Programme Associate
    • Querube Mora - Programme Management Analyst
    • Lorena Lee - Administrative Associate
    • Gisselle Bonini - Administrative Clerk
    CONSULTANTS AND PROJECT PERSONNEL
     
    • José Chung – Administrative Support Green Commodities
    • Vanessa Briceño – Programme Administrator of the Green Commodities Programme

          MONTREAL PROTOCOL

    • Kasper Koefoed - Portfolio Specialist - Regional Coordinator for LAC MPU/Chemiclas
    • Paloma Somohano - Programme Specialist 
    • Carlos Andrés Hernández - Programme Specialist
    • Christopher Hawkins - Programme Assistant         

          UNREDD

    • Pierre Yves Guedez - Senior Regional Advisor - UN-REDD Programme
    • Clea Paz Regional – Regional Technical Advisor
    • Marco Chiu - Regional Technical Advisor
    • Bruno Guay - Technical Specialist (Global) - National Financial Arrangements
    • José Arturo Santos - Regional Technical Specialist - Stakeholder Engagement
    • Fernando Pinel - Programme Assistant

    CLIMATE CHANGE & DISASTER RISK RESILIENCE

    • Matilde Mordt - Head of Cluster 
    • Noemi La Grotta - Programme/Finance Associate

          DISASTER & CLIMATE RISK

    • Jacinda Fairholm – Programme Specialist, Disaster Risk Caribbean
          CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY
     
    • Cayetano Casado – Climate Change and Sust. Development Programme Specialist 

        CONSULTANTS AND PROJECT PERSONNEL

    • Gianluca Merlo – Consultant
    • Salvador Rivas - Consultant 
    • Meylene Chiari – Programme Associate
    • Luis Gamarra – Program Coordinator a.i.
    UNV
     
    • Jihye Choi - UNV Climate Change Specialist
    • Javier Muñoz Blanco UNV - Sustainable Development Policy
    • Ainoha Mingolarra UNV - Coordination Officer for Extractives Project

    GENDER

    • Eugenia Piza-Lopez - Head of Cluster
    • Malena Botello - Programme Associate
    CONSULTANTS AND PROJECT PERSONNEL
     
    • Bárbara Aurricchio – Gender Specialist
    • Guillermina Martín – Specialist - Gender Equality in the Labor Market and Private Sector
    • Diana Gutierrez - Consultant Gender Equality Seal
    • Esperanza Franco - Technical Specialist 

    BUSINESS SOLUTIONS & OPERATIONS

    • Alfonso  Fernández -  Chief, Business Soluutions & Operations

          RH SERVICES & ADMINISTRATION

    • Sugeiry Arosemena - Administrative Associate - Premises
    • Liliane Arauz - Administrative Associate - Travel
    • Edgar Navas – Driver

          HUMAN RESOURCES

    • Lydabel Cabrera Regional - HR Analyst
    • Bélgica Camero - HR Associate
    • Gisselle de Marin - HR Assistant
    • Antonella Calcagno - HR Assitant
    • Desiree Davidson - HR Administrative Clerk

          PROCUREMENT

    • Johanna De Martinez - Procurement Analyst
    • Alvaro Wong - Procurement Assistant

          ICT

    • Fernando Villalobos - ICT Specialist
    • José Daniel Cornejo - ICT Assitant
    • Fernando Navarro - ICT Assistant
    • Leydis Tello – Consultant - ICT Assistant
          FINANCE
     
    • Donerys Ramos - Finance Analyst
    • Belita Siu - Programme Finance Associate
    • Ana del Carmen Ortega - Finance Associate

        CONSULTANTS AND PROJECT PERSONNEL

    • Marcelino Rodriguez – Procurement Associate
    • Carmen Solís – Procurement Support
    SERVICE HUB
     
    • Ruben Alvarado - ICT - System Engineering
    • Gisela Innis - Procurement Assistant
    • Eleida Madrid - HR Associate
    PARTNERSHIPS
     
    • Jonas Bergström - Regional Partnerships Specialist
    REGIONAL ASSETS, CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT COMMITTEE (RACP)
    • Sandra Sosa - Chief
    • Carmen de Canales - Associate to the RACP

    MANAGEMENT SUPPORT CENTRE (MSC)

    • Ignacio Etcheverry - OIST ERP Help Desk - Finance Analyst
    • Rogelio Alba - Global Application Support - Tier 2
    • Arturo Torres - ERP Help Desk Associate

    OIST-GIA (BOM)OIST

    • Jarle Herikstad - Global Information Advisor
    SECURITY
     
    • Jose Torralbo - Sub-Regional Security Specialist for LAC

    REGIONAL AUDIT CENTER

    • Guillermo Muñoz - Chief RAC-LAC
    • Gonzalo Gómez - Programme Specialist
    • María Luisa Rivera - Audit Specialist
    • Carolina Valmaggia - Audit Specialist

    UNV

    • Francisco Roquette - Regional Manager
    • Hernán Badenas - Regional Programme Specialist
    • Germán Reyes Suárez - Regional Knowledge Management Specialist
    • Gabriela Nunes - UNV Youth Specialist 
    • Andreia Henriques - Regional Youth Specialist
    • Romeral Ortiz Quintilla - Regional Peace Specialist 
    • Alejandro Iberico Hervias - Regional Climate Change and DRR Specialist 
    • Dayra Díaz - Programme Associate