Diana Lizeth Cálix Rubio
Diana has been the Director of Water and Community Water Development (ADEC) since 2008 and oversees all aspects of the organization. Diana started working with the Rural Water Association International (IRWA) in early 2007 in the construction and supervision of the Water Treatment Plant for Marcala, La Paz, Honduras. She is a founding member and former president of the Rotary Club of Marcala, has supervised and executed more than 15 basic water and sanitation projects in rural areas of the department of La Paz, in collaboration with several Rotary clubs in the United States. Before joining ADEC, I have served as Head of Public Works of the Municipality of the city of Marcala from 2004 to 2006.
Elías Enrique Mejía Orellana
Elías is a Circuit Rider who gives ongoing technical assistance to 65 communities in Santa Elena, Yarula, Santa Ana, Opatoro, Cabañas municipalities in the department of La Paz, Marcala, Honduras. He visits these communities at least once a month to ensure continued water quality in these systems. He also provides training to the Water Boards in management, operation, maintenance, plumbing, and chlorination. His work benefits to around 32,500 people.
William Nahúm Martínez Márquez
William is Supervisor of the Circuit Rider Program who provides ongoing technical assistance to 60 communities in Marcala, Chinacla, San José and Yarula municipalities in the department of La Paz, Marcala, Honduras. William supervises 5 Circuit Riders in the departments of Intibuca (Yamaranguila, Dolores), Copan Ruinas (Copan, Santa Rita), and La Paz (Marcala, South Zone). His work benefits more than 28,000 people. He also trains Water Boards on issues related to the administration, operation, maintenance and chlorination of water systems in communities to ensure access to potable water.
Oneida Carolina Lara
Oneida works as a technician in Health and Hygiene. She provides technical assistance to 18 communities with Combined Systems to Purify Water and 14 communities with Ceramic Filters, in 5 municipalities in the department of La Paz, provides training on good hygiene and health in schools and homes. Her work benefits more than 6,000 people. Oneida also works as a technician in the ADEC laboratory doing bacteriological, physical, and chemical analysis as part of a monitoring program for potable water quality in the communities where ADEC works.
José Israel Elvir Márquez
Israel works as the administration and accounting staff member of ADEC, and is responsible for maintaining the Chlorine bank stocks in the municipalities of Copán Ruinas and Marcala. He supplies of chlorine, reagents and test kits to Water Boards who are required to keep and monitor water quality in their systems.
Advisers are not employees of ADEC but are individuals who provide guidance and technical assistance to the program.
Fred is the volunteer Program Manager for the International Rural Water Association (IRWA). Fred began his involvement with IRWA in 1995 and has been an adviser to ADEC since its creation in 2006. He has committed significant time to developing the program as a grass roots program of instruction and technical assistance to rural communities through in-country groups dedicated to improving the quality, quantity and safety of drinking water. Fred has made Marcala, La Paz his second home and supports ADEC during his many trips to Honduras.