Community Health Worker

Santiago Quim Santiago Quim is a community health facilitator in the community of Santa Elen Secacao, municipality of Senahú, department of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Santiago recognized an emergency that required intervention: his patient was experiencing prolonged labor, and she had the risk factor of multiple previous births. It took an hour and… Continue reading

Nurse Practitioner & Grad

Ingrid Lorena Santiago Traveling Nurse Practitioner, Fundameno Prestadora health services. [Translated and edited from the Spanish original Ingrid Lorena Santiago.] I currently work as a traveling nurse, and cover the jurisdiction of San Cristóbal Quixal, which comprises approximately 23 communities, where I attend the needs of providing health services, prenatal care,… Continue reading

Technical Nurse & Tutor

Georgina Gladys Reyes Mo Technical Nurse & CAEC Course Tutor Outpatient CAIMI (Maternal & Child Comprehensive Care Center), San Cristóbal, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Community Auxiliary Nursing Course Tutor, San Cristóbal [Translated and edited from the Spanish original Gladys Georgina Reyes Mo.] “It all started when in activities of my church a… Continue reading

TulaSalud Tech

Karla Pop Molina. Karla was born in Cobán, Alta Verapaz. Her family speaks Queq’chi, so she learned it as a child. She studied accounting and at the College of Social and Legal Sciences. In the course of those studies she did an internship in a health institution and after that worked… Continue reading


Dr. Moises Chen Cruz. Dr. Chen, Physician and Surgeon, was born in Rabinal, Baja Verapaz, and is therefore a native speaker of the Achí language. His speciality is Epidemiology. He trained in Mexico and at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, and through several additional courses in his speciality. He… Continue reading

TulaSalud Coordinator

Jesús Amado Soto Morales.  Amado Soto was born in Cobán and now resides in nearby Tactic. He was trained as a nurse and as a middle school teacher. Over the years he has had additional training in fire fighting, air rescue, survival, mountaineering, air rescue, emergency operations, safety and industrial… Continue reading


Dr. Cesar Augusto Diaz Molina Dr. Diaz grew up in Cobán in a family of eleven children. Dr Diaz says of his family: “What my father earned was not enough to give family members much comfort, but what he taught us was helping others, discipline, responsibility, honesty and the desire… Continue reading

Program Director

Christy Gombay Global Health Program Director, has worked with the Tula Foundation since 2003. Christy has a PhD from the University of Toronto where he studied Political Science and Public Administration. He began working in Guatemala in 1986 while doing research for his M.A. thesis. After more than twenty-five years he… Continue reading

Chief Technology Officer

Ray Brunsting Chief Technology Officer, has worked with the Tula Foundation since 2007, many of the early years as a volunteer. Ray has an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, where he studied mobile networks and applications. Ray loves working closely with his technical counterparts in Guatemala:… Continue reading