Sandra Vásquez de Zambrano, Executive Director

Sandra Vásquez de ZambranoSandra Vásquez de Zambrano, Salvadoran by birth, currently resides in Las Tablas with her husband and two children. She has a psychology and business administration degree. Sandra has more than 15 years of executive experience in human resources management, business opening, marketing strategies, project execution, among many others. She founded Search Inc., a recruitment and selection firm at the management level, in Panama and Honduras, developing it into one of the most important firms in the region. She has had the opportunity to work in several Central American countries. She started at Pro Eco Azuero Foundation as a volunteer. She, then, worked as Program Manager where she led projects such as forming an Eco Crafts association, leading Social Innovation workshops and coordinating many community outreach events. Sandra was promoted to Executive Director in January of 2020. Sandra is part of the workforce of the 20×20 Initiative, a member of the IUCN Education and Communications Committee, certified in Syntropic Agriculture and a member of ISTF (International Society of Tropical Foresters). She has led several conferences in Panama and recently at YALE during the ISTF conference. Sandra has also had the opportunity to attend a Geoff Lawton Permaculture course. Furthermore, she is the founder of Festarte Las Tablas, the first festival of art, culture and gastronomy in the region, which began in 2016. For Sandra, the most important thing is her family, leaving them a better world which fuels her passion for her work, empowering communities and observing how one can make a profound impact with almost nothing. You can contact her at