Our Team & Associated Experts


Diverse, committed, dynamic and global – this is how we like to describe our team. Our core team consists of 6 professionals based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and 3 experts abroad, in East Africa, Central Asia and the United States. To complement our team, we count with the support of 3 associated experts in specific thematic fields. Together, we work as connectors, enablers and facilitators of change.

Bertha Camacho

Managing Director & Knowledge Management Specialist

Matthias Saladin

Deputy Managing Director & International Programme Coordinator

Andrea Güpfert

Head of Finance & Administration

Sean Furey

RWSN Director

Rena Salzmann

Junior Programme Officer

Susanna Germanier

Trainee in Solid Waste Management

Aline Saraiva Okello

RWSN Global Network Manager (based in Kenya)

Batima Tleulinova

RWSN Communications & Engagement Officer (based in Kazakhstan)

Dipti Vaghela

HPNET Network Manager (based in the United States)

Sandra Méndez

Associated Specialist in Solid Waste Management (Ecopartner Ltd.)

Karla Schlie

Associated Expert & Project Manager

Kerstin Danert

Associated Specialist in Water Supply (Ask for Water Ltd.)

We work in collaboration with:

benevol St.Gallen

Ueli Rickenbach, Nicole Rüegg and Renata Rölli
IT, Graphic Design and Administrative Support

Büro ö

Irène Ferraro
Bookkeeping and Accounting

“Change is the only constant in life.”

Heraclitus, c.500 BC