United States Board of Directors
Our US board of directors oversees the management of all organizational operations, in particular the US 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity. The board also provides intensive volunteer support for a wide scope of organizational priorities and projects.
Lindsay Renaud, President
Results Management Specialist, Caribbean Development Bank
Lindsay joined the board in 2013 after working in Chajul as our Evaluation & Operations Associate from 2011–2013. The organization benefits from her expertise in monitoring and evaluation and international development. Lindsay has a BA in International Relations and Economics from McGill University, an MA in International Affairs, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Evaluation from Claremont Graduate University. She serves on our governance committee.
Laura Myers, Vice President
Learning & Development Training Coordinator, CUNY K-16 Initiatives
Laura joined the board in 2013 after serving on staff as International Coordinator in Chajul from 2011–2013. She brings years of nonprofit educational and youth development experience and an extensive knowledge of the organization’s programs and the Chajul community. Laura has a BA in Psychology & Education Studies at Carleton College, and is currently pursuing a master’s in Education Policy and Management. She serves on our programs and staffing committee.
Mary McCabe, Treasurer
Manager, KPMG LLP
Mary joined the board in 2014, and contributes crucial accounting and finance knowledge. She is a Certified Public Accountant, has a BA in Accounting and Finance from St. Joseph’s University. She chairs our finance committee.
Senior Development Manager, BPE
Lindsey brings a wealth of education and fundraising expertise to the board. Lindsey has a BA from Wesleyan University, an MA in Urban Education Policy from Brown University, and over five years’ experience working in nonprofit fundraising at BPE. She was one of the original members when the board was founded in 2008. She serves on our fundraising and communications committee.
Executive Director, Limitless Horizons Ixil
See Katie’s full bio in our staff section.
Manager, Business Assurance, Newmarket Corporation
Christie has served on the board since its founding in 2008 and served as Treasurer until 2014. She brings extensive accounting and financial experience to the board, and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor. Christie has a BA in Business Administration and an MSc in Accounting. She serves on our finance committee.
Programme Officer, Global Water Partnership
Molly worked in Chajul as International Coordinator from 2008–2009, and has served on the board ever since. She brings her experience in international development, communications, and the specific context of our programs in Chajul. Molly has a BA in Political Science from Swarthmore College and is currently pursuing an MA in International Development. She chairs our programs and staffing committee.
Development Officer, Corporations & Foundations, Mercy Corps
Jessica was our founding board president in 2008 and brings 10 years’ experience in fundraising, communications, and nonprofit management. Jessica has an MBA from the University of Tasmania, an MA in Geography & International Development from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a BA from Kenyon College. She serves on our fundraising and communications committee.
Co-Owner, Green Collar Consultants, LLC
Emma joined the board in 2016, bringing a wealth of legal, compliance, nonprofit, and international development experience to the team. She has a JD from University of Oregon Knight School of Law and a BA from Kenyon College, and is particularly interested in our work with weavers and artisans. Emma chairs our governance committee.
Program Director, Read Ahead
Courtney joined the board in 2010 after working as International Coordinator in Chajul from 2009–2010. She brings extensive nonprofit fundraising, communications, and education experience to the team. Courtney has a BA in Public Policy from Brown University. She chairs our fundraising and communications committee.
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Guatemalan Board of Directors
Our Guatemalan board of directors assists in the development of community-directed programming and the management of the Guatemalan nongovernmental organization side of our operations.
Ricardo Tomas Guzmán Cedillo, President
Regional Coordinator, Community Enterprise Solutions & Vice President, Centro Explorativo Associación
Ricardo brings nonprofit management experience, local business knowledge, and a deep cultural understanding to the board. Ricardo has worked for Community Enterprise Solutions, an organization that combats socioeconomic issues in rural Guatemala, since 2005. Ricardo has a high school degree in Primary Education from El Instituto Normal para Varones Antonio Larrazábal in Antigua and he is pursuing a degree in Psychology at Mariano Gálvez University in Antigua.
Katie Morrow, Treasurer
Executive Director, Limitless Horizons Ixil
Isabel Verónica Yat Tiu, Secretary
Managing Director, Limitless Horizons Ixil
Verónica is Limitless Horizons Ixil’s Managing Director. (See her full bio in our staff section.)
Ana Eymi Canay Canay
Program Associate, Limitless Horizons Ixil
Eymi is Limitless Horizons Ixil’s Program Associate. (See her full bio in our staff section).
Edgar Baudilio Velasco Gomez
Owner and Manager, Miscelánea Xhun Chee
Edgar brings technological expertise, local knowledge, and business insight to the board. He has owned his own business for 18 years and is the owner and manager of Miscelánea Xhun Chee, a store that provides computer maintenance services, computer parts, and stationary supplies. Edgar has a high school degree in Agronomy from the Centro De Educación Media Agropecuaria del Sur Oriente in Jutiapa.
Elma Elizabeth Noriega Rodas
Property Owner, Limitless Horizons Ixil Community Center
Elma is the property owner of the Limitless Horizons Ixil Community Center and provides consistent support for the staff and youth. A lifelong resident of Chajul, Elma is an active citizen and brings a deep understanding of the culture, politics, and civic structures of the community to the board.
Margarita Consuel Aguilar Palacios
Owner and Manager, Tienda y Zapatería Margarita
Margarita is the owner of Tienda y Zapatería Margarita and the owner of Limitless Horizons Ixil’s satellite office space. A business owner and active community member, Margarita has extensive experience working with other businesses and organizations in the Ixil area.