ARCAS Administrative Structure
Board of Directors
Roberto Rodríguez, President
Roberto is a very successful Guatemalan lawyer with more than 30 years of practice. He is also nephew of the famous author Virgilio Rodriguez Macal, who wrote many books on the Mayan jungle, where Roberto got his love for nature.
Roberto A. Monterroso, Vice President
Roberto is a Guatemalan dentist with more than 40 years of practice. Besides being an astronomer, soccer referee, and birdwatcher, he also an avid environmentalist. He is a founding member of ARCAS and held the presidency of the board for more than 24 years.
Byron Rodríguez González , Treasurer
Byron is a Guatemalan architect and founding member of ARCAS. He was also instrumental in finding the land where the present rescue center stands.
Julio Piedra Santa, Secretary
Julio is a Guatemalan engineer and businessman, who has been on the ARCAS board for 15 years. He owns one of the largest publishing companies in Guatemala, and with ARCAS, developed the “Education is Fun” series on sea turtles, mangroves, endangered species and other themes.
Fernando Ramos, Vocal I
Fernando, is a Guatemalan dentist with 40 years of practice and has been on the ARCAS board for 15 years. He loves canaries.
Scott Allen Helwig Vocal II
Scott is the only foreign ARCAS board member, but he is also one its longest and hardest-working volunteers. Originally from Chicago, he has been involved with ARCAS since 1993.
- Miriam Monterroso, Executive Director
- Colum Muccio, Administrative & Development Director
- Juan Manuel Perez, Director Education Department
- Ena Elizabeth Yanes,Bookkeeping
- Luisa Maria Ortiz, Project Assistant
- Lucia García Director, ARCAS/Hawaii
- Mario Crespo, Park Guard (CONAP)
- Mayra Gálvez, Cook/Cocinera
- Fernando Martinez, Director Peten Program
- Alejandro Morales, Assitant Director Peten
- Anna Bryant, Volunteer coordinator
- José María Bol Tzin, Park Guard
- Gerardo Pérez, Park Guard
- Jorge Chi Laínez, Park Guard
- Benedicto Contreras, Park Guard (CONAP)
- Marvin Márquez , Park Guard (CONAP)
- Carlos Chata, Park Guard (CONAP)
- Carlos Chajaj, Park Guard (CONAP)
- Natividad Tiul Coc, Cook