Our team

While a large part of our work is powered by a volunteers, a strong main team lays at the core of Open Cultural Center and our work in Spain and Greece. Below you can find an overview of the people dedicating their working life to our projects and the people we work with.


Maria Serra

Operations Manager
GREECE

Being a volunteer first at OCC Greece, Maria became our operations manager of our Greek branch in August 2019, managing the main team and all the (ESC) volunteers at our center.

Vincent van Grondelle

Operations Manager
SPAIN

After being a volunteer for a year, Vincent co-founded and managed the MigraCode program of Open Cultural Center. Since February 2021, he is now responsible for the Spanish branch of Open Cultural Center.

Didac Guillamet

General Director
SPAIN & GREECE

Coming from a marine engineering background, Didac changed his career path in 2016 and went to Greece to work with refugees in the various camps in Greece, together with other volunteers. Their volunteer work became the foundation of OCC.

Marta Hormaechea

Communications & Fundraising
SPAIN & GREECE

Marta joined our MigraCode program as a trainee, supporting us with a wide range of tasks to grow and improve our program. From December 2020, Marta is responsible for communications and fundraising of OCC.

Joana Serrat Rovira

Project Manager
SPAIN

Joana started with OCC as an ESC volunteer. Proving her skills quickly after starting her ESC period, she soon transitioned from volunteering to becoming a parttime employee, managing the INCO program.

Irene Viti

Project Manager
GREECE

Starting as a Monitoring and Evaluation officer, Irene soon expanded her tasks to managing various projects and the core of OCC Greece, including our recently started European ITFLOWS project.

Sofia Madentzoglou

Project Manager
GREECE

Having a wide range of experience in the nonprofit sector, Sofia has been with OCC since 2020 and is mainly managing our European Projects, including coordinating the arrival and onboarding of all ESC volunteers in Greece.

Diana Dashkovska

Office Manager
SPAIN

Diana got involved into OCC as a MigraCode student, graduating as one of our best students. She now works with us mainly managing our Spain office and supporting our Head of Education of MigraCode.

Fatima Hasan

Community Carer
GREECE

Fatima started in OCC Greece as a volunteer in 2019, but now she facilitates all activities and communicates with participating families and children; she offers psychosocial support and early learning to refugee children and their families.

Leila Ibrahim

Community Carer
GREECE

Leila’s first connection to OCC was accompanying her daughters to our Kindergarten, but now she is the Community Carer, responsible for preparing activities and mediating for the families of the children involved in the activities.

Yogesh Yadav

Head of Education
SPAIN

Coming from the tech sector, Yogi is combining skills that together form a unique combination: student management, coding and tech education. He is managing the educational process of our MigraCode students.

Maria Iefimova

Project Manager
SPAIN

After being a great volunteer, Mariia become our main project manager in OCC Barcelona, being responsible for a wide range of tasks, including office management, fundraising and EU projects.