We are a team of connectors, facilitators, and champions.
We are also experienced engineers, managers, and innovators who are passionate about working as partners with communities to bring to life the structures and systems that support their health and resilience.
Guy Engineering, Retired
MARIA KRUG COMMUNIELLO
Xylem Digital Solutions Group
USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance
DAVID FROMMEL, Secretary
Beltzer Bangert & Gunnell LLP
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
MARY JANE GREEN
Explorer Pipeline, Retired
STEPHAN GUY, President
ONEOK, INC. Retired
BRANDON JOHNSON, Past President
Synergistic Consulting Services
MIRO KURKA, Governance Committee Chairperson
Mead & Hunt
PATRICK MALONE, Vice President
Civil Division – PCL Construction
MALLORY MEAD, Advancement Committee Chairperson
Strategic Communications – PCL Construction
LUIS VENTOZA, Treasurer
Civil Infrastructure – PCL Construction, Retired
Steiner Systems, Retired
Bureau of Land Management National Operations Center
Carlos Ernesto Aguilera
Director of Operations - Ecuador
Carlos Augusto Valdez Beltran
Director of Operations - Bolivia
Bridge Program Director
“Safety, dignity, health, and hope… these are things I get to work for every day.”
The FIEA Bolivia staff is a multidisciplinary team that over the years has gained the capacity and ability to fully understand serve our partner communities. The administration and operative staff share one common feeling of the work that we do: to improve the living conditions of the people that need it. In our work we do face different problems but working as a team enables us to overcome and accomplish our goals.
In addition to being really good at building bridges, connecting communities, and empowering our volunteers to be global change-makers, our Bridge Program staff are also just really cool people.
Despite the fact that we spend our free time doing drastically different things (e.g., ultimate frisbee, extreme rock climbing, cliff jumping, playing in musical bands, gourmet cooking and gardening, publishing books), we still love hanging out together whenever we get the chance. It’s even more rewarding to pursue a common mission when you’re doing it with friends.
We are committed to rural and sustainable development and meeting the needs that exist in our country. Our team enjoys working with people – especially the opportunity to share in their knowledge, understanding of life, and their beautiful culture, which is something we should all learn from.
Meet our Team Members
“Bridge building has provided me with both the most challenging and most rewarding experiences of my life, and it’s such a blessing that my job is to continue making that opportunity available for generations of students to come.”
“I have the opportunity to apply all my skills to find solutions and funding to provide water for families that do not have access to it, to implement infrastructure that will improve their lack of income, and to build sanitation systems that will avoid future diseases, especially children below 5 years old.”