The Faces of The Foundation

Board of Directors

Hildegard Vásquez


– Founding Member of Fundación Calicanto

– Architect and main partner of Hache Uve Arquitectos.

– President of the Interoceanic Museum of the Canal

Roberto Jean-Francois


Director of Continuing Education at The Panama International Hotel School. Consultant at Panama’s Value Chain Management.

Carlos Araúz

Executive Vice President

– Volunteer at Fundación Calicanto since 2010

– Banker and Economist

– Cali/Aspen Fellow



Sebastián Paniza


– Founding member of Fundación Calicanto.

– Architect

Frederick Obediente


– Managing Partner of INDESA. – More than 30 years of experience in the areas of finanzas and technology, working in high positions in prestigious companies.


Gabriela Aued


– General Manager of TECNASA’s headquarters in Panama and CEO of Grupo TECNASA.

– She is an Aspen Institute Fellow, a Central American Leadership Initiative (CALI) Fellow and part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

– She is also a member of the NCR Corporation Advisory Board.

Elda Sansón


– Real estate professional with over 30 years of experience. – President of Activentas, S.A.

The Faces of The Foundation

The Team

Stephanie Lezcano

Executive Director


Cristina Silva

CAPTA Psychologist

Nefthaly Montenegro

Programs Director


Génesis Sierra

Volunteer Coordinator

Belkis Valencia

CAPTA Program Coordinator  

Luzbianca Brittain