Board of Directors

Collaborate

The board represents, directs and manages la Coordinadora in the broadest manner recognized by the Law; makes proposals to the General Assembly and enforces its decisions, convokes assemblies, presents balance sheets and reports, and approves the hiring decisions of personnel. The board positions are not paid. You can contact its members by writing to info@sindromedown.cat

Mrs. Glòria Canals
Mrs. Glòria CanalsPRESIDENT
Clinical psychologist and Therapeutic Pedagogue, pioneer in Europe in Support Employment. Founder and President of Aura Fundació and founder of EUSE.
President of Down Catalunya since 2019.

The president directs and legally represents la Coordinadora by delegation of the General Assembly and the Board of Directors, where he or she can cast a vote in case of a tie.  

Mrs. Antònia Fernández
Mrs. Antònia FernándezSECRETARY
Primary and elementary teacher, and specialist in volunteering and dynamization of mutual help groups. Cofounder of Andi-Down Sabadell in 1994. Member of Down Catalunya’s board since 2004.

The secretary is responsable for the documentation of la Coordinadora, picks up and authorizes the certificates to be issued, records the minutes and controls the membership record book.  

Mrs. Montserrat Asensio
Mrs. Montserrat AsensioTREASURER
Graduate in ADE + Economics. Secondary school teacher in Public Institute. Board member at Ampa Aspasim and president of FamiliaAMIC. Board member of Down Catalunya since 2019.

The treasurer is responsable for the custody and control of la Coordinadora’s resources, as well as the preparation of the budget, balance and settlement of accounts. 

Mr. Xavier Sanmiguel
Mr. Xavier SanmiguelVOWEL
Technical advisor and Coordinator in a chemical sector company. Training as an Industrial Master. President of Down Tarragona since March 2019 and member of Down Catalunya’s board since 2019.

The spokesperson approves or rejects the decisions submitted to the Board for discussion.

Mrs. Olga Parés Simón
Mrs. Olga Parés SimónVOWEL
Psychopedagogue, Child Education Teacher and School Director.

President of Down Lleida and Member of the Board of Down Catalunya since 2019

The spokesperson approves or rejects the decisions submitted to the Board for discussion.

Mrs. Sandra Fernández
Mrs. Sandra FernándezVOWEL
Director-manager of the Fundació Astrid 21 since 2007 and a member of Down Catalunya since 2010. She has graduate in Management and Public Administration. Member of the Board of Down Catalunya since 2014.

The spokesperson approves or rejects the decisions submitted to the Board for discussion.