Our team

Institut Guttmann Foundation Team

Foundator Members of Institut Guttmann Foundation
Àngels Hervàs

Àngels Hervàs Social worker

Diploma in Social Work, head of the Social Work Unit at the Institut Guttmann.

Joan Saurí

Joan Saurí Principal Researcher

PhD in Psychology, Principal Researcher of the project.

Blanca Cegarra

Blanca Cegarra Researcher

Degree in Sociology, head of the Empowerment and Quality of Life area.

Eloy Opisso

Eloy Opisso Research Coordinator

Doctor in Biomedical Engineering, Coordinator of the Research Office and project researcher.

Javier Solana

Javier Solana Researcher

Doctor in Biomedical Engineering, Researcher and Chief Technology Officer of the project.

Alejandro García Researcher

Doctor in Artificial Intelligence, project researcher.

Júlia Bestard Journalist

Graduate in Journalism, in charge of project communication

Elisabet González

Elisabet González Head of Communication

Journalist, head of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Communication Area.

Josep Maria Tormos

Josep M Tormos Head of Research

Doctor in Medicine and Surgery, Head of Research.

Jana Arimany

Member of the Communication and CSR team of the Institut Guttmann.


Alina Ribes



Marc Navarro Berenguel

Technician in Microcomputer Systems and Networks and Senior Technician in Web Applications Development.

Members of the Advisory team

Advisory Team Members


The Advisory team is chaired by Mr. Demetrio Casado, doctor in Pharmacy, diploma in Health, expert in disability, aging and dependency. He is the author of an extensive bibliography, from which his introduction to social services stands out, frequently used in Spanish social work training.


Àngel Gilis a doctor in Psychology from the UB, specializing in mental health and drug addiction. Since 2007, he has worked at Institut Guttmann as head of social, public health and social research programs, and since 2015, as a consultant on social disability matters.

Members of the Advisory team

Abel Muñoz
Vice-president of the Catalan Association “LA LLAR” for multiple sclerosis sufferers.

Agustina Grandvallet
President of AMIDA, Andorran Association of People with Functional Diversity.

Alejandro Bonet
Graduate in Social Work and graduate in Psychology. Social worker at ACAEBH, Catalan Association of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

Ander Chamarro
Doctor in Psychology. Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Antoni Vilà
Doctor in Pedagogy. Researcher in IGOP-UAB.

Antonio Reyes
President of the ASPAYM Catalunya, Association of People with Spinal Cord Injury and other Physical Disabilities.

Asun Pié
Doctor in Pedagogy. Professor and researcher of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Dolors Colom
Expert in Health Social Work, director of the Agathos Magazine and professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Eduardo Díaz
Doctor in Sociology. Professor at the Universidad de Alcalá (UAH).

Elena Antelo
Managing director of COCEMFE, Spanish Confederation of People with Physical and Organic Disabilities

Elena López
Graduate in Social Work. Head of Quality and Technician in the Personal Autonomy and Independent Living area of PREDIF, State Representative Platform of People with Physical Disabilities.

Elena Ortega
Director of the Spanish Centre for Documentation on Disability, CEDD.

Josep M. Solé
Lawyer and director of SUPPORT-Fundació Tutelar Girona.

Laura Sanmiquel
PhD student in Social Psychology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

Lourdes Andreu
Graduate in Social Work. Director of TRACE, Catalan Association of Cranioencephalic Trauma and Brain Damage.

Marcel Post
Doctor in Psychology. Researcher at the University Medical Center Utrecht.

Maria José Moya
Degree in Psychology. Head of the Personal Autonomy and Independent Living area at the ECOM Catalunya Confederation.

Mariona Peracaula
Degree in Psychology. Project area at MIFAS, Association of Physically Disabled in Girona.

Miguel Pérez
Degree in Psychology. Project Technician at FEDACE, Spanish Federation of Brain Damage.

Nicolás Barbieri
Doctor in Political Sciences. Professor of International University of Catalunya

Núria Grané
Member of the Board of Directors of APPCat, Polio and Post-polio Associates of Catalunya.

Patricia Buedo
Social Worker at ASPID, Association of Paraplegics and Physically Disabled in Lleida.

Quim Bonaventura
He was a member of the Board of Directors of MIFAS, ECOM, COCEMFE and CERMI.

Ramon Lamiel
Manager of the Municipal Institute of People with Disabilities (IMPD).

Renaud Scheuer
Head of Research and Development at EASPD, European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities