Our Team

The Alliance

The structure of AGA has a External CEO, Internal CEO, Administrative coordinator and Communication coordinator. On the other hand, there are Program and Field Coordinators. In addition, there are focal points for each country, with one representative for each of the four rank countries. All these positions are elected every 3 years, and make up the AGA Council that assists the General Coordination in the decision-making process. All the active members of AGA have voice and vote in the general meetings.


María José Bolgeri
Conflict Mitigation Program, Field Coordinator.

Her love for nature and its animals started very early on, and she therefor did not hesitate to study biology when deciding on a profession…

Florencia Chiapero
Active member

Ever since a young age, she enjoyed being outdoors and spending long hours observing her cat’s behaviour. After three years of studying Law, she finally decided to follow her true passion….

Mauro Lucherini
CATcrafts General Coordinator

Although he has worked with bighorn sheep in Canada and porcupine in Italy, which is his country of origin, his passion has always been carnivores. So when the opportunity arose…

María José Merino
Active Member

Coordinator of the Educational Program of the GECM, INBIOSUR, Universidad Nacional del Sur – CONICET. Besides being a teacher of Natural Sciences in secondary schools, since the ..

Rocío Palacios
External executive director

She considers herself a crazy cat lady, and celebrates it with pride. From an early age she was interested in wildlife, particularly felines. She gave her first presentation at an environmental congress

Juan Reppucci
24/7 Program- Camera Traps Coordinator - Focal Point, Argentina.

He has worked in the research and conservation of carnivores in Argentina throughout his career. The High Andean carnivores, especially the Andean cat, were the focus of study …

 Cintia Tellaeche 
Internal executive director – CATcrafts, Field Coordinator

Since she was a girl, Cintia was attracted to animals, which is why she decided to become a biologist. In 2007, while earning her Bachelor of …


Gabriela Aguirre
Focal Point, Bolivia.

Gabriela was always very analytical and critical, in adolescence she began to see the impacts that human activities caused on nature,…

Giovana Gallardo
Active member

Since Giovana was a child, she always felt a particularly strong connection with nature. As a
Bolivian-Canadian scientist, she has been working on conservation and education projects…..

Juan Carlos Huaranca
Green Gold Program General Coordinator

One of the groups of animals that caught his attention from his childhood were carnivores, such as lions and tigers. In his undergraduate years he had the fortune of being able to observe …

Sandra Rivera
Active Member

As a child, Sandra was president of the science club of the San Calixto school in La Paz. She discovered that biology was her true passion because it allowed her to be in touch with nature….

Alejandra Rocío Torrez Tarqui
Active Member

Her first steps related to nature were taken as a biology student, during zoology and ecology classes, which helped her develop her interest in the conservation of wildlife. In 2006…

Ma. Lilian Villalba
Administrative Coordinator

Lilian was born in La Paz, Bolivia. Surrounded by mountains, she learned to love the rocky landscape and was determined to study Biology. During her studies, she had…..


Gonzalo Cruz
Focal Point, Chile.

Gonzalo was born in Santiago de Chile. He studied Civil Engineering of Industries at the Catholic University of Chile. He has always liked sports and nature. After some years working ….

Agustín Iriarte Walton
Active Member

He was born in Santiago de Chile. Initially, he studied Biological Sciences with an emphasis in at the University of Chile. Later on he did a Masters in Ecological Sciences degree ….

Nicolás Lagos
CATcrafts Field Coordinator – Focal Point, Chile.

Nicolás was born in the middle of Santiago, Chile. However, his observant spirit and interest in nature led him to get involved with the natural ….

Constanza Napolitano
In the Field 24/7 Genetics Program Coordinator

Since she was a little girl she was attracted to nature she liked to play with organisms from the sea or the mountains during family walks …

Ricardo Pino
Collaborator Member

From a very early age, Ricardo was attracted to animals and nature. He lived his childhood
surrounded by the feline company of kittens that his grandmother adopted every year….

Francisco R. Rojas Díaz
Active Member

He was born in the desert solitude of Chile in the mining camp of El Salvador. He grew up in Salamanca, in the valley of the Choapa river, near the mountain range and the sea in the narrowest…

Cristian Sepúlveda
Conflict Mitigation Program Field Coordinator

Since he was a child he has lived with cats. This triggered in him a great interest in the care of nature and wildlife, especially ….

Alonso Salazar
Collaborator member

Alonso is an illustrator of vast experience. His training began at a young age, where he
almost intuitively drew and marveled at his natural environment-a rural area of the …

Bernardo Segura
Collaborator Member

From Santiago, his city of origin, Bernardo grew up exploring nature. In particular, he explored
the beautiful and previously unexplored mountain range of central Chile,…

Jorge Valenzuela Oyarzun
Active Member

Jorge is a veterinarian dedicated to the conservation of wildlife. Since being an undergraduate his interest in wildlife has led him to participate as a volunteer in different…..


Dennis Xavier Huisa Balcon
Focal Point, Perú.

Dennis studied Biological Sciences with a major in Ecology at the National University of the
Puno Altiplano, where he holds a Master’s Degree in Ecology and Environmental Management. He is fond of nature illustration, a fan of the high Andes…

Gabriel Llerena Reátegui
Active member

He is a young enthusiast who likes cats and wildlife in general.He knew about the Andes as a child,
that’s where his spirit to learn about wildlife was born, as well as the taste for documentaries about
nature …

Anthony Gerardo Pino Charaja
Communication and network coordinator – CATcrafts and Conflict Mitigation Program Field Coordinator

Anthony is a biologist and a lover of nature and photography. He’s also particularly interested in carnivores. He was a participant in several ….

Omar Rodriguez Bravo
Collaborator Member

From a very young age, Omar loved nature and felt a great connection with nature and wildlife.
As a biologist, he worked in the field of conservation and the study of wildlife…..

Estados Unidos

Sebastian Kennerknecht
Collaborator Member

He is a wildlife and conservation photographer with over fourteen years of experience visually
covering wildlife and environmental issues internationally, focusing in particular …

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