World Urban Parks -Staff

Management and administration is provided by a CEO at large and the Secretariat with the office in Edmonton, Canada. As a non-profit organisation, World Urban Parks is primarily funded from member subscriptions, congresses and other services. *Click on photos for LinkedIn Profile


Luis Romahn, CEO

Luis Romahn is president and founder of Parks of Mexico and of the National Association of Parks and Recreation of Mexico. He has worked for more than 10 years in urban parks and public spaces projects in Mexico through participatory design models, community construction and financial sustainability; in addition to organizing the International Congresses of Urban Parks of Mexico and South America.

He is a member of the Council of the World Urban Parks and representative in Latin America. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the City Parks Alliance in the United States and vice president of the World Academy of Urban Parks.

In recent years Luis has given conferences about public spaces in Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and the United States.

He is the author of the book "Building My Park-From citizen participation to the administration of public space"

Luis has a bachelor's degree in marketing and a master's degree in communication and education, both from Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Global Secretariat Coordinator - Katelyn Christensen

Katelyn Christensen is the current Secretariat Coordinator for World Urban Parks. Katelyn is part of the Alberta Recreation & Park Association (ARPA) team who are contracted as the World Urban Parks Secretariat.

LATAM Secretariat Coordinator - Vitoria Martin

Vitoria Martin is the current Secretariat Coordinator for World Urban Parks. Vitoria is Director of Content and Education of the National Association of Parks and Recreation of Mexico (ANPR Mexico), who are contracted as the World Urban Parks LATAM Secretariat.

For more than 4 years, Vitoria has advocated for inclusive parks and public spaces that reflect and respect the ideology of each community for their greater impact on the creation of the social fabric of cities. Vitoria has experience in the management, development and coordination of public space education programs and projects.