Governing bodies and team

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This is the Foundation's governing and administrative body. Among other things it chooses the central theme of each year's La Marató telethon and approves the awards of grants to the most highly assessed biomedical research projects that are presented for consideration. Its members are:

  • Chair
    Chair of the Governing Board of the Catalan Media Corporation
  • First deputy chair
    Mrs. Núria Llorach i Boladeras
    Governing Board of the Catalan Media Corporation
  • Second deputy chair
    Mr. Armand Querol i Gasulla
    Governing Board of the Catalan Media Corporation
  • Members
    Mr. Albert Barberà Lluís
    General Director of Research and Innovation in Health. Catalan Health Ministry
    Mr. Joan Gómez Pallarès
    General Director of Research in the Catalan Ministry of Business and Knowledge
    Mr. Saül Gordillo Bernárdez
    Director of Radio Media and Digital Media of the CCMA
    Mr. Vicent Sanchis Llacer
    Director of Television Media of the CCMA
    Mr. Bernat Valls i Fuster
    General Director of Civic and Community Action in the Catalan Ministry of Employment, Social Affairs and Families
  • Secretary, non-board-member
    Mr. Ignasi Jaén Viñuales
  • Executive Management
    Mr. Lluís Bernabé Valera

This is a consultative and advisory body made up of representatives of the main scientific-medical institutions in the country. Among other responsibilities it makes a proposal to the Board for theme for the La Marató telethon, sets the conditions for the competition and the parameters for assessing the research projects, and is involved in the criteria for awarding the research grants. Its members are:

  • Sr. Albert Barberà Lluís
    General Director of Research and Innovation in Health. Catalan Health Ministry
  • Dr. Jordi Barretina Ginesta
    Director of the Biomedical Research Institute of Girona (IDIBGI)
  • Dr. Joaquim Bellmunt Molins
    Director of the Institut Municipal d'Investigació Mèdica and Director of Research of the Parc de Salut Mar de Barcelona
  • Dr. Lluís Blanch Torra
    Scientific Director of the Parc Taulí
  • Dr. Elías Campo Güerri
    Director of the Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS)
    Acting director of the Institut d'Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili
  • Dr. Gabriel Capellà Munar
    Director of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL)
  • Dr. Joan Xavier Comella Carnicé
    Director of the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital Research Institute Foundation
  • Mr. Joan Gómez Pallarès
    General Director of Research in the Catalan Ministry of Business and Knowledge
  • Dr. Jaume Kulisevsky Bojarsky
    Director of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau Research Institute
  • Dr. Jaume Reventós Puigjaner
    Catalan Ministry of Health
  • Dr. Manel Puig Domingo
    Scientific Director of the Health Sciences Research Institute of the Germans Trias i Pujol Foundation (IGTP)
  • Dr. Joan Vendrell Ortega
    Director of the Institut d'Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili (IISPV)
  • Dr. Ernest Viñolas Bargallo
    Scientific Committee of the Institució d'Investigació en Atenció Primària IDIAP Jordi Gol
  • Board of Management
    Institut de Recerca Biomèdica IRBLleida
  • Scientific Advisor of the Fundació La Marató de TV3
    Dr. Jordi Duran Castells

  • Director
    Lluís Bernabé Valera
  • Administration, accounts and finance
    Ester Garcia Fita
    Cristina Roura Riu
  • Project Management and publicity talks
    Anna Monsó José
    Mònica Codina Fortuny (CCMA, SA)
    Àngels Farré Ramos (CCMA, SA)
  • Marketing and operations
    Joaquim Condomines Fonoll
  • Public-Initiative Activities
    Diana Sobrequés Ferrer
  • Communication, press, institutional relations and publications
    Begonya Garcia Batllori
    Míriam Rodríguez Anguas