Regional Coordinators

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Walter Coffey

Walter is an international leader in the culture change movement and has the demonstrated ability to transform organizations to become person-centered.

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David Sprowl

David’s experience as the Executive Director of a retirement community led him through a transformative journey where he developed a person-centered approach in affordable housing.

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Eden Alternative Spain Ambassadors

An Eden Alternative SPAIN Ambassador is an individual who has been invited to serve and meets the following criteria:  1) demonstrated experience in the field of aging, 2) completion of the Eden Associate Certification, and 3) has agreed to serve as an advisor for Eden SPAIN, promoting the Eden philosophy as appropriate.

Stephan Biel, Consultant and trainer of innovation in social gerontology, and person centered care at Biel Consulting. (https://bielconsulting.eu.)

Josep de Marti, Director, https://inforesidencias.com

Anna Cebrian, Sales & Marketing Manager, https://inforesidencias.com

Josefa Ros Velasco, Researcher in Boredom Studies, President and founder of the International Society of Boredom Studies, https://www.josefarosvelasco.com. 

David Avila, Consultor del proyecto “foquus” ACP, REDES Sociedad Cooperativa Madrilena, 


Certified Eden Spain Educators

Eden Alternative SPAIN Certified Educators are authorized to facilitate the Certified Eden Associate curricula, certifying individuals to become Eden Associates. Certified Eden Spain Educators are individuals who have completed extensive training and demonstrate an exceptional knowledge of person-centered/person-directed care and the Eden principles. They have demonstrated experience/understanding in putting them into practice.  Certified Eden Spain Educators may only certify Eden Associates working directly through Eden Alternative Spain.  Contact us if you are interested in learning more.  

Once an organization is committed to becoming a Certified Eden Organization, a few employees from the organization may become Certified Eden Educators for their organization.  Then they are prepared to certify their colleagues as Eden Associates (as well as new employees joining the organization).  This creates the opportunity for ongoing education and certification of employees (and other organizational stakeholders) throughout the organization. 

David Ávila Duez

Gerontologist Consultant and trainer expert in project development and management of health and social projects

Josefa Ros Velasco, PhD

Researcher MSCA and instructor en la UCM. President of the International Society of Boredom Studies.

Stephan Biel (MA)

Advisor and trainer in innovation in social gerontology and demographic change.