Our Team

We are a group of enthusiastic and tireless professional experts. The organization also includes a Board of Directors of the Corporation for the Conservation of the Estuario de la Bahía de San Juan, the Estuario de la Bahía de San Juan Management Conference, and two active committees that meet several times per year.

We are diverse, we are experts, we are Estuario

Brenda Torres Barreto, Executive Director
Dr. Jorge Bauzá-Ortega, Scientific Director
Cathy Ortiz, Operations Officer
Cristina Ramírez, Aquatic Debris Manager
Ivangs Rivera, Citizen Science & Education Manager
María Gabriela Huertas Díaz, Assistant Project Manager for Strategy
Delia Jiménez, SRF Projects Officer


  • Álex Villegas – Community Resilience Coordinator
  • Carola Diaz – Accountant
  • Coral Avilés – Education Coordinator
  • Coralys Ginés – Coordinator of the Water Quality Monitoring Day 2023
  • Eliezer Nieves – Specialist in education and citizen participation
  • Joselín Ramírez – Coordinator of social networks and education campaigns
  • Lara Medina – Community Resilience Coordinator—Arts and Culture
  • Maricela Perryman – Grants and Compliance Manager
  • Mario García Quesada – Citizen Participation Coordinator—Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve
  • Nellymar Rodea Pérez – Volunteer Coordinator—Coastal Resilience
  • Patria Aponte Marcano – Coastal Resilience Coordinator—Coral Reef Monitoring
  • Rita Cáceres Charneco – Project Officer—Coastal Resilience
  • Sandra Villerrael – Content Creator
  • Tamaris Fournier – Communications Specialist
  • UPR Mayagüez – Monitoring Consulting Team, Principal Investigator Dr. Gustavo Martínez
  • Víctor M. Cuadrado Landrau – Maintenance of the Geographic Information System (GIS) and Web

María de Lourdes Jiménez

Carl Soderberg
Vice President

Rafael Vélez

Carlos J. Fernández Lugo

Friedel Stubbe

Blas Fonalledas

Jorge San Miguel
San Juan Bay Estuary Management Conference

María de Lourdes Jiménez
Corporation for the Conservation of the San Juan Bay Estuary

Anais Rodríguez
Interim Secretary
Department of Environmental and Natural Resources

Plan. Julio Lassús Ruiz
Planning Board

Carmen Guerrero
Federal Environmental Protection Agency for the Caribbean

Ariel Lugo
Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)

Marisol Jiménez
Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC)

Ramon Lloveras San Miguel
Representative of the Banking and Finance Sector

We have the following active committees that meet several times per year:

  • Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)
  • Civic Advisory Committee (CAC)

The STAC president represents the academic/technology sectors and the CAC president represents residents before the Management Conference.

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