Our Team

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

We are the FTHub. Akin to the hub trees (also known as Mother Trees) that extend their mycorrhizal networks to support the entire ecosystem, our interdisciplinary team with extensive professional experience and a wide cultural background is ready to support you. Our strength lies in our expertise and our commitment to generously share the knowledge. Our core focus is to connect people from all over the planet.

FTHub trainers have practical experience in implementing disease prevention and treatment projects, interventions aimed at stress management, and occupational, cognitive and emotional health through 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.

We are here to empower you and contribute to the collective advancement of mindful green health education while continuously supporting our network of guides, practitioners and collaborators. The FTHub team has trained and mentored more than 1,500 professionals from all over the world in Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy and participated in more than 30 Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy intervention pilot projects.

STAFF

Alex Gesse

Executive Director

Spain

Marta Ayats

Training Manager

Spain

Pedro Trindade

Training Manager

Portugal

Manuela Renzi

Director of FTHub 3-Days

Italy

Rocío Ferraro

Communications Director

Argentina

Sonia Juarez

Learning Manager

Portugal

Betty Fang

Social Media Coordinator

Singapore/China

Inga Dreimane

FTI Lab Member

Latvia

Erika DiPasquale

Hub Seedlings Manager

USA

TRAINERS

An interdisciplinary and multicultural team of the most experienced trainers with whom you will learn Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy techniques and methodology inherent to the FTHub Method and the Liquid Interactions Model.

Angela Stangoe

Trainer

United Kingdom

Evelyn Cecil

Trainer

United Kingdom

Erika DiPasquale

Hub Seedlings Manager

USA

Susan Andrien

Trainer

USA

Betty Fang

Social Media Coordinator

Singapore/China

Sang Ok Kim

Trainer

Hong Kong

Vaishnavi

Trainer

India

Rocío Ferraro

Communications Director

Argentina

Claudio Vásquez

Trainer

Chile

Alex Gesse

Executive Director

Spain

Marta Ayats

Training Manager

Spain

Johanna Maluenda Terreros

Trainer

Spain

Manuela Renzi

Director of FTHub 3-Days

Italy

Marta Battaini

Trainer

Italy

Inga Dreimane

FTI Lab Member

Latvia

Pietro Ostano

Trainer

Italy

Pedro Trindade

Training Manager

Portugal

Marta Grabowska

Trainer

Poland

Monika Uklejewska

Trainer

Poland

Magdalena Kidoń

Trainer

Poland

PROFESSORS

Renowned international experts in specific areas of knowledge who offer content of the core programmes of Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy.

Nevin Harper

PhD | RCC | Nature-based Therapist

Canada

Sharon Toma

B.S. Biology | PhD Botany | UW-Madison

USA

Chiara Tomasi

B.A. Psych | M.A Drama Therapy

Italy

Irma Toquero

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

Spain

Leticia Ortega

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

Spain

Natalia Ruiz de Cortázar

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

Spain

Juan Aubert

B.B.A., Specialisation in Tourism Development

Argentina

Rita Nunes da Ponte

B.A. ChemE | Art-Psychotherapist

Portugal

Helena Dias Pinto

B.A. Psych | Art-Psychotherapist

Portugal

LECTURERS

Leading international experts in specific areas of knowledge who offer Lectures on aspects related to Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy.

Dr Kirsten McEwan

PhD Psych | Research Psychologist, Univ. of Derby

United Kingdom

Nevin Harper

PhD | RCC | Nature-based Therapist

Canada

Kari Krogh

PhD Psychology

Canada

David Roland

PhD | Clinical Psychology

Australia

Tanya Ginwala

M.A. Psych | Experiential Edu. | Adventure and Nature-based Therapist

India

Daniela Silva-Rodríguez Bonazzi

Horticultural Therapist

Peru

Lis Leão

PhD | Senior Researcher | Full Prof. Health Sci. | Hosp. Israelita A. Einstein

Brazil

Dr María Guadalupe Garibay Chávez

MSc Psych | PhD Psych | Res. Prof. Univ. Guadalajara

Mexico

Martha Liliana Perdomo Ramirez

Bogota Botanical Garden

Colombia

Dr Carlos A. Guzmán

Ass. Prof. Grad. School Univ. Maryland Baltimore

Costa Rica

Antoni Sanz

Ass. Prof. Univ. Autònoma Barcelona

Spain

Xavier Roget Padrosa

Advisor, Parks Network Diputació Barcelona

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

Universities

Ecosystem Restoration and Conservation

Mental Health and Social Justice

Associations

Forestry Sector

FTHub is a member of:

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