Archive for Team Members

Emily Lopez

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Emily López is our Executive Assistant. She is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks English. In 2016, she began studying her Bachelors of Business and Administration at the Universidad Rafael Landívar. She worked in private businesses before joining our team. Emily is excited to work with an…

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Meghan Farley Webb

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Meghan has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Kansas. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Albion College. Her research centers on the daily lives of women and children. Meghan has worked with WK since 2011, carrying out projects on family dynamics, shifting nutritional…

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Blanca Chiroy

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Blanca is a nurse and nutrition technician who works with our nutrition and complex cases programs. She is passionate about women’s health and enjoys the opportunity to visit families in their homes. Blanca is also close with her family and goes on frequent trips with them to the countryside…

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Lilian Aju

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Lilian is a research assistant, helping to collect data about women’s and child’s nutrition for ongoing projects. However, she tries to go beyond her focus area to get to know the participants she works with. Lilian has an adventurous personality and loves to go on excursions with her…

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Marta Julia Quiná

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As a research assistant, Marta collects, enters, and analyses data for several of our ongoing research projects. She loves to visit the cobblestone streets and idyllic cafes of Antigua Guatemala, as well as the coast where she can feel the ocean breeze. She also enjoys life in Tecpán…

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Eddy Roquel

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Eddiy is an agronomist working with our garden project. He passes on his knowledge to rural Guatemalan families, helping them find healthy and affordable food options. Eddy loves the outdoors especially the Boca Costa area  and the lush forested areas of the Altiplano. He is also a loving…

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Cecia Chonay

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Cecia is a health navigator with our Stars program, helping rural Guatemalans work through the complexities of the local healthcare system. She is always driven to perform her best weather at work with Maya Health or in her studies, which continue in her spare time. Cecia is also…

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Stephen Alajajian

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Stephen is a nutritionist and research fellow coming to Maya Health from Boston, Massachusetts. He works with our community gardens pilot project and conducts research through the US Academy of Nutrition trying to understand the impact of this project.  Stephen is also passionate about languages and has quickly…

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Cindy Xajpot

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Cindy loves to get to know the patients she works with as a health promoter with our Mobile Health program. Much of her daily work involves conducting interview with these patients to learn more about their experience with Maya Health and ensure they are receiving quality care. Cindy…

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Yolanda Raquec

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Yoli is a nurse with the our Women’s Health and Nutrition programs. She travels everyday to small rural communities bringing expert care and guidance to her patients. Her six year old son and family motivate Yoli to follow her passion and set new goals for herself everyday. When…

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Carol Teleguario

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Carol is a free spirit who enjoys spending time in the Guatemalan countryside and visiting natural wonders such as Semuc Champey. She is also passionate about social justice issues and holds a degree in Indigenous Rights along with her nursing license. This combination of interests has made Carol…

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Rosa Tecun

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Rosa recently completed her third year as a nutrition technician at Maya Health Alliance, helping families to live happy healthy lives. She enjoys the opportunity to visit these families in their homes as well as giving nutrition classes. Outside of work, she is a loving mother and her…

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