Plant-for-the-Planet A.C. (Mexico) Board

Dr. Raúl Negrete

President of the Plant-for-the-Planet Mexico A.C.

Dr. Raúl Negrete
President of the Plant-for-the-Planet Mexico A.C.

Gabriela Alejandra González López

Member of the Board of Plant-for-the-Planet, Notary

Gabriela Alejandra González López
Member of the Board of Plant-for-the-Planet, Notary

Julian Tarcicio Lopez Carta

President of the Association of Engineers, Playa del Carmen

Julian Tarcicio Lopez Carta
President of the Association of Engineers, Playa del Carmen

Restoration Supervision Expert Board

Our restoration project on the Yucatán Peninsula is supervised and advised by the following four independent experts:
Dr. Pilar Angélica Gómez-Ruiz

Researcher and Professor, Universidad Autónoma del Carmen, Mexico

Dr. Pilar Angélica Gómez-Ruiz
Researcher and Professor, Universidad Autónoma del Carmen, Mexico

She is a Biologist and holds a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Dr. Rakan A. Zahawi

Executive Director of the Charles Darwin Foundation, Ecuador

Dr. Rakan A. Zahawi
Executive Director of the Charles Darwin Foundation, Ecuador

Dr. Zahawi graduated with a degree in Botany and went on to get his Masters and Ph.D. in Plant Biology.

Dr. Joachim Hamberger

Forestry Director at the State Academy for Food, Agriculture and Forestry

Dr. Joachim Hamberger
Forestry Director at the State Academy for Food, Agriculture and Forestry

Graduate Forest Economist (Univ.), Forestry Director at the State Academy for Food, Agriculture, and Forestry (FüAK) Landshut

Joachim Elsässer

Representative, Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Joachim Elsässer
Representative, Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Representative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) for project coordination.

The Board meets three times annually to review and approve all of our restoration plans and provides feedback and guidance to improve our overall restoration efforts.

Plant-for-the-Planet
Restoration Team

Our passion comes from our people. Different backgrounds, ideas, and perspectives make us a stronger and more capable team. This is especially true for our workers on site. Every single team member makes a valuable contribution. The experts listed here, as well as all the other members of our restoration team, are the true heroes who put our mission and the donors' mandate into action.
Ricardo Gaumer

Research Coordinator

Ricardo Gaumer
Research Coordinator

I am in charge of organizing and carrying out the experiments and taking measurements and samples for the study of forest restoration.

Samantha Davalos

Restoration Projects Evaluator

Samantha Davalos
Restoration Projects Evaluator

I am in charge of developing the project standards and coordinating the evaluation of all the planting projects present in the Plant-for-the-Planet platform.

Antonio Dominguez

Restoration Coordinator (Las Americas)

Antonio Dominguez
Restoration Coordinator (Las Americas)

I coordinate and supervise the restoration activities in all Las Americas sites. I work in the field verifying all the site preparation, planting and maintenance.

Ivett Marquez

Restoration Coordinator (Bacalar)

Ivett Marquez
Restoration Coordinator (Bacalar)

Together with Carlos, I coordinate the restoration work in La Ceiba, Bacalar. Supervising and participating in the activities of the program.

Elder de la Cruz

Logistics Coordinator

Elder de la Cruz
Logistics Coordinator

I’m in charge of all logistics and support staff, so I ensure that our vehicles and buildings are maintained, that our kitchen staff provides tasty meals for everyone and that the roads are intact.

Fernando Garcia

Acquisitions & Purchasing Officer

Fernando Garcia
Acquisitions & Purchasing Officer

I’m in charge of all acquisitions, that includes food for 100 people, machetes, car parts and research equipment.

Montserrat Samaniego

Field Technician

Montserrat Samaniego
Field Technician

Doris and I are in charge of data collection (height, diameter and survival of plants), physically and digitally of the experiments.

Isaias Gomez

Accountant

Isaias Gomez
Accountant

I am from Constitucion and an accountant by training. I’m responsible for HR and accounting at Plant-for-the-Planet Mexico.

Antony Zacarías Morales

GIS Technician

Antony Zacarías Morales
GIS Technician

Together with Oscar Verduzco I elaborate maps and help to monitor TreeMapper.

Oscar Verduzco

Botanical Coordinator

Oscar Verduzco
Botanical Coordinator

I am the contact in the TreeMapper projects and the elaboration of maps.

Francisco Díaz Palomeque

Filmmaker & Photographer

Francisco Díaz Palomeque
Filmmaker & Photographer

Based in México, I work as a filmmaker and photographer at Plant-for-the-Planet

Carlos Sosa

Restoration Coordinator (Bacalar)

Carlos Sosa
Restoration Coordinator (Bacalar)

Together with Ivett, I coordinate the restoration work in La Ceiba, Bacalar. Supervising and participating in the activities of the program.