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.


Core team

Maria Serra

General 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

General 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.

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.

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Charlotte Lloyd

Project Manager
SPAIN

Charlotte started as ESC volunteer but after working with us for a year, we hired her as project manager to manage our OCC Language Lab and support other projects.

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.

Carla Palacios

Project Manager
SPAIN

Carla started with us halfway 2021 to start, further develop and implement the Youth4All project in the north of Catalunya, and managing the participants and partners.


ESC (European Solidarity Corps) Team

Marcel Clària Durán

OCC SPAIN

From Catalunya (Spain)

Farhana Tasnin Bipasha

OCC SPAIN

From Bangladesh

Emma Santanach

OCC SPAIN

From Catalunya (Spain)

Akram Almehanni

OCC SPAIN

From Yemen

Abdul Kousara

OCC SPAIN

From Syria

Maria Jose Ahumada

OCC GREECE

From Peru