Our Team

A multidisciplinary team with extensive professional experience and a wide cultural background ready to support you!

FTHub trainers have practical experience in implementing disease prevention and treatment projects, such as interventions aimed at stress management, occupational health, cognition, emotional health and Forest Therapy for specific mental health populations and vulnerable groups.

The team has training in fields such as pedagogy, tourism, mountain techniques, forestry, landscape architecture, psychology, social intervention, ecology, ecotherapy, human resources and business development, among others.

The FTHub team has trained and mentored more than 600 professionals from all over the world in Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy.

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STAFF

Alex Gesse

Executive Director

Spain

Rocío Ferraro

Communication

Argentina

Ana Plantier

Learning & Development

Portugal

Claudio Vásquez

Latin America Coordinator

Chile

Marta Ayats

Training Coordinator

Spain

Pedro Trindade

Training Coordinator

Portugal

Stefania Rapisarda

Graphic Content

Italy

Raúl Hermoso

Web Design

Spain

Paulina Szmidka

Learning Platform Management

Poland

TRAINERS

Emma Sánchez

Trainer

Colombia

Marta Grabowska

Trainer

Poland

Vivian Winterhoff

Trainer

USA

Sang Ok Kim

Trainer

Hong Kong

Caitlin Keddie

Trainer

United Kingdom

Manuela Renzi

Trainer

Italy

Marco Nieri

Trainer

Italy

Marta Ayats

Training Coordinator

Spain

Jacques Girerd

Trainer

France

Pietro Ostano

Trainer

Italy

Pedro Trindade

Training Coordinator

Portugal

Claudio Vásquez

Latin America Coordinator

Chile

Alex Gesse

Executive Director

Spain

PROFESSORS

Renowned international experts in specific areas of knowledge who offer master classes on aspects related to Forest Bathing or Forest Therapy.

Leticia Ortega

PhD cum laude in Biology | LL.B. | BBA | B.Sc.Bio | B.Sc.Env

Spain

Nevin Harper

PhD | RCC | Nature-based Therapist

Canada

Natalia Ruiz de Cortázar

B.A. Psych | M.A. Mental Health Counselling

Spain

Rita Nunes da Ponte

B.A. ChemE | Art-Psychotherapist

Portugal

Helena Dias Pinto

B.A. Psych | Art-Psychotherapist

Portugal

Carlo Bifulco

PhD in Forestry and Natural Resources Engineering

Italy

Irma Toquero

B.A. Psych | M.A. Sociology | Art-Psychotherapist

Spain

OUR PARTNERS

The partners of the Forest Therapy Hub form a solid network of students and an extensive network of governmental entities, non-governmental and private organisations and research institutes around the world to exchange, share and support knowledge adapted to the social context and local traditions. If you want to be part of this network, we invite you to join us here.

Government Institutions

Ecosystem Restoration and Conservation

Mental Health and Social Justice

Associations

Forestry Sector

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Walk the Talk Talks!
Short conversations with FTHub trainers that bring relevant topics for Forest Bathing Walks and Forest Therapy Interventions.

15-minute talk where wisdom nuggets and practical hints from the heart of professional know-how are offered, followed by 15 minutes for questions.

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