The Sub-regions are organs of the Inter-American Conference of Social Security (CISS) in which their activities are deconcentrated, in accordance with the policies established by the General Assembly, in order to ensure the priorities and topics of the subregional level are reflected in the general program of activities of the CISS.

The General Secretary of the Conference is in charge of the general coordination of the Sub-regions, for which he meets annually with the Coordinators of the Executive Councils, -the authority of these bodies-, composed of a representative from each State of the Sub-region, who will be appointed by the CISS member institutions of the corresponding State.

The Executive Council of each subregion elects a coordinator, who serves as a Representative of the Subregion to the Permanent Committee. In addition, each Executive Council designates one of its titular members as a representative before the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Center for Social Security Studies.

For the proper performance of their activities, each subregion must prepare an annual report and program of activities.

The functions of the Sub-regions are:

  1. Attend the declarations and recommendations of the CISS.
  2. Present the program and annual activity report to the Permanent Committee on a yearly basis and every three years to the ordinary General Assembly, .
  3. Encourage cooperation and training of personnel of the subregion institutions.
  4. Organize and hold technical meetings.
  5. Carry out studies and research, promoting, where appropriate, coordination with CIESS and CASS.
  6. Cooperate and participate in the programs and activities of the other CISS bodies.

The General Assembly may integrate, modify or suppress new Sub-regions.

Currently, they are shaped like this:

  1. Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
  2. Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
  3. Southern Cone Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
  4. North America and the Anglo Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Curasao, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
  5. Mexico and the Latin Caribbean: Cuba, Guadalupe, Haiti, Mexico and Dominican Republic.

The following are the representatives of each Sub-region:


Andean Subregion I

  • Coordinator: Andrés Felipe Uribe Medina, Vice Minister of Employment and Pensions, Ministry of Labor, Colombia. (Ministerio de Trabajo Colombia).



Juan Carlos Meneses Copa, General Manager, National Health Fund Bolivia. (Caja Nacional de SaludBolivia).

Álvaro Hernán Vélez, President, positiva Compañía de Seguros SA, Colombia.

Néstor Ricardo Rodríguez Ardila, Director of the Family Compensation Fund, (COMPENSAR), Colombia. (Caja de CompensaciónFamiliar, (COMPENSAR), Colombia.) 

Roberto Arturo Sierra Manotas, General Manager Corporation for the Development of Social Security (CODESS), Colombia (Corporación para el Desarrollo de la Seguridad Social (CODESS), Colombia.)

Juan Carlos Henao, Rector of the Externado University of Colombia.

Santiago Martínez Méndez, Governor of the Colegio de Abogados Especializados, specialized in Labor Law and Social Security, Colombia.

David Alexander Ruales, General Director of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security, Ecuador. Instituto Ecuatoriano de Seguridad Social, Ecuador). 

EMC Ship Captain Alejandro Vela Loza, General Director of the Social Security Institute of the Armed Forces, Ecuador. (Instituto de Seguridad Social de las Fuerzas Armadas, Ecuador.)

Juan Carlos Novoa Flor, Superintendence of Banks and Insurance, Ecuador. (Superintendencia de Bancos, Ecuador).

Fiorella Morinelli

Executive President, Social Health Insurance (EsSalud), Peru. (Seguro Social de Salud (EsSalud), Perú).

Alejandro Arrieta Elguera, Chief Office of Pension Standardization (ONP), Peru. (Oficina de Normalización Previsional (ONP), Perú).

César Augusto Reyes Valle, General Manager, Derrama Magisterial, Peru.


Subregion II Central America

  • Coordinator: Vilma C. Morales Montalván, President Audit Commission, Honduran Institute of Social Security, Honduras. (Comisión Interventora Instituto Hondureño de Seguridad Social, Honduras).



Román Macaya Hayes, Executive President, Costarrican Department of Social Security, Costa Rica. (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, Costa Rica). 

Rodrigo Aguilar Arce, President Board of Pensions and Retirement of the National Magisterium, Costa Rica (Junta de Pensiones y Jubilaciones del Magisterio Nacional, Costa Rica).

Álvaro Ramos Chaves, Superintendent of Pensions Superintendence, Costa Rica.(Superintendencia de Pensiones, Costa Rica).

Georgina Díaz Sánchez, General Manager Life Insurance Society of the National Magisterium, Costa Rica.(Sociedad de Seguros de Vida del Magisterio Nacional, Costa Rica.)

Gilberth Díaz Vazquez, President, Union of Education Workers of Costa Rica, Costa Rica.(Sindicato de Trabajadoras yTrabajadores de la Educación Costarricense, Costa Rica.) 

Ricardo Cea Rouanet, General Director Salvadoran Institute of Social Security, El Salvador. (Instituto Salvadoreño del Seguro Social, El Salvador.)

José Ricardo Perdomo Aguilar, Superintendent Superintendence of the Financial System, El Salvador. (Superintendencia del Sistema Financiero, El Salvador.)

Rafael Antonio Coto López, President Director Salvadoran Institute of Teacher Welfare, El Salvador. ( Instituto Salvadoreño de Bienestar Magisterial, El Salvador.)

Carlos Francisco Contreras Solórzano, President of the Board of Directors of the Guatemalan Institute of Social Security, Guatemala. (Junta Directiva Instituto Guatemalteco de Seguridad Social, Guatemala.)

Martha Doblado Andara, Executive Director, National Retirement and Pension Institute for Employees and Officials of the Executive Branch, Honduras. (Instituto Nacional de Jubilaciones y Pensiones de los Empleados y Funcionarios del Poder Ejecutivo, Honduras.)

Aleyda Suyapa Barahona Borjas, President, Social Security Institute of Law Professionals, Honduras. (Instituto de Previsión Social del Profesional del Derecho, Honduras.)

Ernesto Emilio Carías, President Director National Institute for Teacher Welfare, Honduras. (Instituto Nacional de Previsión del Magisterio, Honduras

Aldrin Enrique Lainez Cruz, General Manager, Social Security Institute for Employees of the Autonomous University of Honduras, Honduras. ( Instituto de Previsión Social de los Empleados de la Universidad Autónoma de Honduras, Honduras). 

Colonel José Ernesto Leva Bulnes, Manager of the Military Welfare Institute of Honduras (IPM), Honduras. ( Instituto de Previsión Militar de Honduras (IPM), Honduras).

Roberto José López Gómez, Executive President, Nicaraguan Institute of Social Security, Nicaragua. Instituto Nicaragüense de Seguridad Social, Nicaragua).

Julio García Valarini, Acting Director General, Social Security Fund, Panama. (Caja de Seguro Social, Panamá).


Subregion III Southern Cone

  • Coordinator: María José Zaldívar, Assistant Secretary of Social Welfare, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Chile (Previsión Social Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social, Chile).



Emilio Basavilbaso, Executive Director, National Administration of Social Security (ANSES), Argentina. (Administración Nacional de la Seguridad Social (ANSES), Argentina).

Carlos Alberto Rodríguez Morán, President, Mutual Association of Agents of Organisms for the Elderly (AMAOTE), Argentina. (Asociación Mutual de losAgentes de los Organismos para la Tercera Edad (AMAOTE), Argentina).

Sergio Cassinotti, Executive Director National Institute of Social Services for Retirees and Pensioners (PAMI), Argentina. (Instituto Nacional de Servicios Sociales para Jubilados y Pensionados (PAMI), Argentina).

Gustavo Darío Morón Superintendent Superintendence of Labor Risks, Argentina. (Superintendencia de Riesgos delTrabajo, Argentina).

Sebastian Neuspiller, Superintendent, Argentina Superintendence of Health Services, Argentina. (Superintendencia de Servicios de Salud, Argentina).

Ramón Ayala, President, Social Work of Rural Personnel and Dockers of the Argentine Republic (OSPRERA), Argentina. (Obra Social del Personal Rural y Estibadores de la República Argentina (OSPRERA), Argentina).

Norberto Domingo Di Prospero, Secretary General Association of Legislative Personnel, Argentina. (Asociación del Personal Legislativo, Argentina).

Carlos Ortega, Secretary General Employee Union of the Former Family Allowance Fund for Industry Personnel (SECASFPI), Argentina. (Sindicato de Empleados de la Ex Caja de Subsidios Familiares para el Personal de la Industria (SECASFPI), Argentina).

Christian Alejandro Gribaudo, President, Social Security Institute of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina (Instituto de Previsión Social de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Andrés Rodriguez, Secretary General, Union of the Civil Personnel of the Nation (UPCN), Argentina. (Unión del Personal Civil de la Nación (UPCN), Argentina).

Rogeiro Simonetti Marinho, Special Secretary for Welfare and Labor, Ministry of Finance, Brazil. (Secretario Especial de Bienestar y Trabajo, Ministerio de Hacienda, Brasil) (PT-  Secretário Especial de Previdência e Trabalho, Ministério da Fazenda, Brasil-)

Herickon Rubim Rangel, President, National Association of Municipal Pre-Entity Entities (ANEPREM), Brazil. (National Association of Municipal Welfare Entities (ANEPREM), Brazil) (PT – Associaçao Nacional de Entidadesde Previdência Municipal (ANEPREM), Brasil -)

Nelson Rojas Mena, General Manager Compensation Fund Los Andes, Chile. (Caja de Compensación Los Andes, Chile).

Oscar Parada Salinas, President of the Board of Directors of the Social Security Research, Study and Development Corporation (CIEDESS), Chile. (Junta Directiva Corporación de Investigación, Estudio y Desarrollo de la Seguridad Social (CIEDESS), Chile).

David Sandoval Plaza, President, Blest Riffo Clotario Senior Adult Foundation, Chile.(Fundación del Adulto Mayor Clotario Blest Riffo, Chile).

Armando Daniel Rodríguez Franco, President of the Social Security Institute, Paraguay. (Instituto de Previsión Social, Paraguay). 

Ernesto Murro Oberlín, Minister of Labor and Social Security. (Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social, Uruguay).

Heber Galli, President, Social Security Bank, Uruguay. (Banco de Previsión Social, Uruguay).

Gustavo Pedro Weare, President, Banking Government Social Security Fund and Pensions, Uruguay. (Caja de Jubilaciones y Pensiones Bancarias, Uruguay).


Subregion IV North America and the Anglo Caribbean

  • Coordinator: Timothy Hodge, Director, Social Security Board, Anguilla.



David A. Matthias, Director Antigua & Barbuda Social Security Board, Antigua & Barbuda.

Edwin Marcelino Jacobs, Social Director Verzekeringsbank, Aruba. (Sociale Verzekeringsbank, Aruba).

Anton Saunders, Chairman, the National Insurance Board, Bahamas.

Justin Robinson, Chairman, National Insurance Scheme, Barbados.

Douglas Singh, Chairman, Social Security Board, Belize.

Antoinette Skelton, Director, Social Security Board, British Virgin Islands.

Mariana Giordanno, Director CPP Policy and Legislation, Employment and Social Development Canada, Canada.

Philip Martis, Social Insurance Bank Director, Curação.

Janice Jean-Jacques Thomas, Director Dominica Social Security, Dominica.

Dorset Cromwell, Director National Insurance Scheme, Grenada.

Elvin Bailey, Social Director Security Board, St. Kitts& Nevis. 

Matthew Mathurin, Director National Insurance Corporation, St. Lucia.

Lennox Bowman, Chairman, National Insurance Services, St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

Niala Persad-Poliah, Executive Director National Insurance Board, Trinidad & Tobago

Rhesa Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer, National Insurance Board, Turks & Caicos.

Delton Jones, Chairman National Health Insurance Board, Turks & Caicos.


Sub-region V Mexico and the Latin Caribbean

  • Coordinator: Yamira Yusimí Campos Suárez, Vice Minister of Social Security, Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Cuba. (Seguridad Social, Ministerio del Trabajo y Seguridad Social, Cuba).



Henri Yacou, General Director Cassié Général de la Securité Sociale, Guadeloupe

Chesnel Pierre, Director General, Office National d’Assurance Vieillesse (ONA), Haiti

Germán Martínez Cázares, General Director, Mexican Social Security Institute, Mexico (Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, México)

Luis Antonio Ramírez Pineda, General Directorate, Institute of Security and Social Services for State Workers, Mexico (Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado, México)

Alberto L. Peredo Jiménez, Director General Institute of Social Security of the State of Mexico and Municipalities (ISSEMYM), Mexico (Instituto de Seguridad Social del Estado de México y Municipios (ISSEMYM), México)

Ricardo Sergio de la Peña, General Director, Institute of Social Security of the State of Guanajuato (ISSEG), Mexico ( Instituto de Seguridad Social del Estado de Guanajuato (ISSEG), México).

Carlos Martínez Velázquez General Director, Institute of the National Housing Fund for Workers, (INFONAVIT), Mexico (Instituto del FondoNacional de Vivienda para los Trabajadores, (INFONAVIT), México.

D.E.M. Major-General, Alejandro Saavedra Hernández, General Director of the Social Security Institute for the Mexican Armed Forces, Mexico (Instituto de Seguridad Social para las Fuerzas Armadas Mexicanas, México).

Diana Eugenia Lara Gamboa, Director General, Institute of Social Security and Services for Workers of the State of Campeche ISSSTECAM, Mexico (Instituto de Seguridad yServicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado de Campeche ISSSTECAM, México). 

Jesús Manuel Urióstegui Alarcón, General Director, Social Security Institute of Public Servants of the State of Guerrero, Mexico (Instituto de Seguridad Social de los Servidores Públicos del Estado de Guerrero, México).

Iván Hilmar del Pliego Moreno, Executive Member, National Pension Fund for Workers at the Service of the State, Mexico (Fondo Nacional de Pensiones de los Trabajadores al Servicio del Estado, México).

Felipe Duarte Olvera, General Director, Afore XXI Banorte, Mexico

Winston Santos, Minister of Labor and President of the CNSS National Social Security Council (CNSS), Dominican Republic (Consejo Nacional de Seguridad Social (CNSS), República Dominicana).

Pedro Luis Castellanos, Superintendent, Superintendence of Health and Risks, Labor (SISALRIL), Dominican Republic ( Superintendencia de Salud y Riesgos, Laborales (SISALRIL), República Dominicana).

Elisaben Matos Díaz, Executive Director, Occupational Health Risk Manager, Safe Health, Dominican Republic (Administradora de Riesgos Laborales Salud Segura, República Dominicana).

Alba Joselin Holguín, Executive Director, Dominican Association of Medical Equals and Health Risk Administrators, Incorporated, ADIMARS, Dominican Republic (Asociación Dominicana deIgualas Médicas y Administradoras de Riesgos de Salud, Incorporada, ADIMARS, República Dominicana).


Nélsida Marmolejos, Director, Directorate of Information and Defense of Affiliates (DIDA), Dominican Republic (Dirección de Información y Defensa de los Afiliados (DIDA), República Dominicana).