Our Team

Our team is composed of highly trained and experienced people in the fields of donation and transplantation, organs and tissues, research and management from several nationalities. 

Gloria Páez RN, CCNS, MSN, MBA, is the TPM Educational director since 1999. She is specialist in bioethics, law, information systems, human resources, critical care and transplant procurement management. She is the author of 4 book chapters, 1 e-learning module, 5 articles and 64 abstracts, with 36 international and 17 national communications, member of various scientific committees.

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+34 93 402 08 96

“It is our duty to share our expertise to improve organ donation and transplantation all over the world, self-sufficiency in organ and tissue transplantation is our goal and we can do it!” – January 2014

In charge of the cooperation projects of the DTI Foundation to improve and develop organ and tissues donation and transplantation at an international level.She is also a faculty member of the TPM training projects and coordinates grade and postgraduate programs of donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells training programs of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona.

Chloë Ballesté Delpierre MD, is associate professor at the Department of Surgery and Surgical Specialities of the Medical School of the University of Barcelona. Beneficiary of national and international interships, coordinator and member of several national, European and international projects she collaborates with TPM and Hospital Clínic of Barcelona since 2006.

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+34 93 403 19 03

“An active research is a clear sign of good health project of the Foundation” – October 2012

Coordinates the research area of the foundation, both in training and in international cooperation. For this reason, advises team members on the research orientation of their activities, especially promoting the scientific aspect of the Foundation. Directs the Scientific Committee of the Foundation, and is also a member of the Advisory Committee and a founding member of the Advisory Board.

Ricard Valero, MD, PhD, is associate medical professor of anaesthesiology at the Department of Surgery and Surgical Specialities at the University de Barcelona (Division IV) and head of neuroanesthesia, Anesthesiology Department, Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. He is Senior Specialist and collaborating physician since 1990 with the Transplant coordination at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.

“Optimize organ donation in the world has to be an objective of our generation” – November 2012

The Institutional Relations Department aims to improve the positioning and image of the Foundation, as well as to maintain and get grants and aid. It is also responsible for developing volunteering and organizing solidarity actions to get sponsors.

Degree in Romance Languages and Translator-Interpreter at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He has also done a course in Economic Management and Hospital Management in EADA. Since 1984 has experience in Hospital Management because she is Responsible for Economic and Customer Management in the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. Moreover, since 1993 is responsible for economic and administrative TPM project.

“We work to strengthen the organ and tissue donation for transplantation system in the world, through training and international cooperation” – December 2012

He is in charge of the different areas of the foundation: economic, administrative, legal, human resources and communication.

Bachelor in Political Science and Administration, Corporate Communications and Postgraduate in politics. Specialized courses: Foundations leadership and management; leadership of nonprofit activities, project management and fundraising.

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+34 93 4020896

“The more professionals trained in organ donation and transplantation, the more opportunities for donation to occur” – December 2012

She is TPM course coordinator since 2004. She has a degree in English Philology at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona. She has also an Executive Assistant Course and a Master in Translation and Localization.

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+34 93 403 7687

“Transplantation is a life-saving procedure which cannot be made possible without organ donation. When death takes its toll and the world seems to be falling to pieces, this gift of life keeps hope alive” – December 2012

Coordinator of educational initiatives & European projects.

She is currently PhD student at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pécs, Hungary. Educational background: Registered nurse (RN), Bachelor of arts (BA), Master Degree in Project Management and one year postgraduate program in European Studies organized by CIFE (Centre International de Formation Européenne) in collaboration with Jean-Monnet Chair for Political Sciences and European Affairs, University of Cologne, and with the support of the European Union. Traineeships and scholarships: ISODP/TTS/Astellas Transplant coordinator scholarships, 2010; Comenius language assistant, St. Michael CE Primary School, Oxford, Great Britain, 2006.

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+34 93 403 7687

“Being part of a project that helps people around the world in the field of the donation is an enriching experience” – December 2012

The Department of administration manage all aspects related to the financial part of the Foundation, both of suppliers as clients.

Working at the Foundation since 2009 as administrative assistant she has experience in the field of administration and training in international secretariat. She is also responsible for the registration of participants to the TPM courses and coordinator of those who attend advanced courses in Spain.

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+34 93 402 08 96

“Donation for human tissue for clinical and research purposes is essential to prevent, diagnose and treat many diseases in the future”– January 2014

Estephan is charge of coordinate and develop projects related with the procurement of fresh human tissue to clinical, research and advanced therapies purposes.

He has a degree in Biology, specializing in biotechnology, with master Donation and Transplantation of tissues, organs and cells from the University of Barcelona.  He has been beneficiary of numerous traineeship in this area. His currently research is beeing carried out based on an analysis of the effects of variables pre-, intra-and postoperative organ donor on the isolation and obtained cell viability.

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+34 93 403 19 03

“Improve people’s quality of life through organ donation and transplantation is a gratifying project, both at personal and professional levels”  – January 2014

Clara carries out the tasks related at Assistance of the President, managing and coordinating the events and meetings where the President is involved.She is also in charge of the Presidency communication, aswell as monitoring the agreements in which the President is related.

She has a Law Degree from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a Postgraduate in Conflict Resolution and Peace Culture from the Peace School (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). She has a background in management and administration.

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+34 93 402 09 68

“Life is for everyone” – January 2015

Master Degree in Biotechnology, Team Leader, Member and Volunteer in numerous local, national and International NGOs, Foundations and Associations.

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+34 93 403 19 03

“The greatest feats are always altruistic” October 2015

Graduated in Biochemical degree. Participates in development of projects related to organ, tissue and cells donation for research purpose, with special interest in human biology, pharmacy and public health.

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+34 93 403 19 03

“From the ashes of a life a new one can start again. We work to make it possible” October 2015

Entela is a Medical Doctor, Master in “Donation and Transplantation of Organs, Tissues and Cells” and PhD student at the University of Barcelona. During her professional career has been involved in several investigation projects and training activities assembling knowledge and experience in Donation and Transplantation field.

Within DTI-Foundation her contribution is to strengthen the international cooperation of the institution in improving Donation and Transplantation practices.

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+34 93 403 19 03

“Training is essential to provide the society with professionals competent in the field of organ procurement and transplantation” –  May 2016

She is in charge of the coordination of the Master degree, postgraduate programs and online courses in donation and transplantation of organ, tissues and cells.

Alba Coll has a PhD in Linguistic Communication and Multilingual Mediation, a Master degree in Linguistics and Applied Technologies, and a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She has been associate professor in grade and postgraduate programs at the same university and is specialized in teaching coordination.

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(+34) 934 037 687