MEET OUR TEAM

Isis Mejias, PhD

Isis Mejias, PhD

Founder & Director

Isis has been a passionate Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) advocate for more than a decade. Her career in WASH started with her work in Kenya, with Rotary and Engineers Without Borders, while working on her Chemical Engineering and her Environmental Engineering PhD degree. She worked in various WASH programs in primary schools and health care facilities. Isis is also the founder of the WASH Research Network of the Venezuelan Science Incubator (IVC) and a Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WaSRAG) Ambassador. Her mission is to create awareness of the impact that improved WASH has on living a healthier life and protecting our planet.

Monica De La Torre, B.Sc.

Monica De La Torre, B.Sc.

Strategy Officer

Monica is a highly tactical, proactive, and visionary professional with twenty nine years of progressively responsible customer service, marketing, sales, entrepreneurship, global mobility and real estate experience with a proven international record of accomplishments – Latin America, Europe, and the USA – for major corporate organizations, small business owners, entrepreneurs and expats. This dedication to client consulting has enabled Monica to develop a capacity for rapid complex problem solving allowing her to provide creative and analytically rigorous advice on strategic challenges and to devise effective solutions to drive her clients’ programs forward. Restlessly reinventing herself & being highly driven and motivated with a dedicated attitude, she is now committed to contribute meeting the needs of today access to clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene around the world.

Michael Matheny

Michael Matheny

Chief Financial Officer

Mike is an accountant who specializes in the nonprofit sector, where he has worked in staff, management and consulting roles for almost a decade. He is passionate about giving back and has served as a volunteer, treasurer and pro-bono consultant for several local non-profits, including animal rescue, educational, and anti-human trafficking organizations. He is excited to apply his skill and expertise to further solutions in the WASH sector, which represents to him such a worthy and important cause!

Alberto E. Paniz Mondolfi, M.D., M.S., PhD., FFTM RCPS

Alberto E. Paniz Mondolfi, M.D., M.S., PhD., FFTM RCPS

Tropical Medicine Health Advisor

Alberto is a specialist in travel medicine and infectious disease and is also a skilled pathologist with strong research and professional interests in molecular diagnostics of cancer and infectious diseases. He is the Academic Director and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases / Tropical Medicine and Dermatopathology at the IDB Clinic (Barquisimeto, Venezuela) and the Assitant Director of Microbiology in the Department of Pathology, Molecular and Cell-Based Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also head of the Infectious Disease Pathology Laboratory and the Zoonosis and Emerging Pathogens Regional Collaborative Network (Venezuelan Research Incubator). He is the founder and academic director of the Venezuelan Science Incubator.

Manuel Alejandro Prado, M.Sc.

Manuel Alejandro Prado, M.Sc.

Project and Talent Manager

Manuel Alejandro is an Environmental Advisor with extensive experience working in activities related to research and development, energy industry, education, biodiversity, water & waste treatment, nature conservancy, and public affairs. He has a Bachelor of Science in Renewable Natural Resources Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering. Manuel Alejandro is the kind of an environmental professional who really believes that sustainability is the technical and economical path that will bring us a better tomorrow.

Fernanda Deister Moreira, B.Sc.

Fernanda Deister Moreira, B.Sc.

Environmental | Sanitary Engineer

Fernanda is an Environmental and Sanitary Engineer. She is currently finishing a MSc in Sanitation, Environment and Water Resources at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerias (UFMG) in Brazil. She has been working with public policies, sanitation management, and qualitative research. She truly believes in the power of people to change the world. Because of that she has been working in the WaSH sector since 2016, when she joined Engineers Without Borders Brazil. She has been a volunteer for EWB until today. Her passion is to find the appropriate WaSH solutions for vulnerable communities and to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.