About us» Team

The NAMA Café de Costa Rica and its support projects are implemented by various national and international institutions. In the following you will find our team members from all implementing partners according to the institution they belong to.

Please click on the institution´s name to find out more about its team.

Felipe Arauz

Minister of Agriculture and Livestock

Ivannia Quesada

Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Livestock

Gabriel Umaña

National Manager “Programa de Café”

Adriana Gómez

Management assistant “Programa de Café”

Edgar Gutiérrez

Minister of Environment and Energy

Andrea Meza Murillo, Director for Climate Change

Andrea Meza Murillo

Director Climate Change Department

Patricia Campos, Vice-Director of Climate Change

Patricia Campos

Vice-Director Climate Change Department

Kathia Aguilar, Advisor for the Department for Climate Change

Kathia Aguilar

Advisor Directorate of Climate Change

Ronald Peters

Executive director

Guido Vargas Artavia

President Board of Directors

Xinia Chaves, Vice-President of the Board of Directors

Xinia Chaves Quirós

Vice-President Board of Directors

Víctor Vargas

Head of Department for Sustainable Production

Carlos Fonseca Castro

Technical manager

Rolando Chacón Araya

Head of Department for Industrialization

Mario Arroyo, Head of Deparment for Promotion, Distribution and  Projects

Mario Arroyo Uder

Head of Department for Promotion, Distribution and Projects

Sandra Spies

Project manager

Christina Poser, Advisor responsible for climate funding

Christina Poser

Advisor Climate finance

Sergio Musmanni Sobrado

Advisor Measuring, Reporting and Verification

Gustavo Jimenez, Advisor for Coffee production and coffee mills

Gustavo Jiménez Elizondo

Advisor Coffee production and coffee mills

Roberto Picado, Advisor for climate funding

Roberto Picado Coto

Advisor Climate finance

Annika Berlin, Junior Advisor for Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management

Annika Berlin

Junior Advisor Monitoring & Evaluation, Knowledge management

Alexia Quiros de la Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Alexia Quirós Rojas

Junior Advisor Coffee mills

Foto of Emilia Umana, Junior Advisor responsible for Coffee production

Emilia Umaña Acosta

Junior Advisor Coffee production

Ann-Kathrin Schloenvoigt

Junior Advisor Communications

Krista Marín von Koeller


Candy Carvajal Morales

Office & Logistics

María José Espinoza Marín


Jose Benavides Soto


Emma Aguilar Carvajal