Boards of Directors

United States Board of Directors

Lindsay Renaud, Chair (Manila, Philippines)
Lindsay brings significant expertise in organizational performance management, strategic planning, evaluation and international development to our work. She currently works at the Asian Development Bank as a Results Management Specialist. Lindsay is a credentialed evaluator (CES), has a BA and MA in International Affairs, and from 2011–2013 she was our Evaluation & Operations Associate based in Chajul.

Laura Myers, Vice Chair (New York City Area)
Laura brings a decade of education and youth development experience to the team. She is the Associate Director, College Counseling Initiatives, CUNY K-16 at the Research Foundation of the City University of New York. She has a BA in Psychology & Education Studies, and a EdM in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University. Laura was the International Coordinator in Chajul from 2011–2013, and serves on our programs and staffing committee.

Mary McCabeTreasurer (Philadelphia Area, PA)
Mary provides critical accounting and finance knowledge and has been Treasurer since 2014. She is Audit Senior Manager at KPMG LLP. A Certified Public Accountant, Mary has a BA in Accounting and Finance from St. Joseph’s University. She chairs our finance committee and serves on our program expansion committee.

Melissa Granetz (San Francisco Bay Area, CA)
Melissa has significant expertise in school leadership and instruction as a former principal and teacher. She has been a supporter of Limitless Horizons Ixil since she visited Chajul on our community engagement trip in 2012, and she joined the board in 2019. Melissa is a leadership coach at TNTP and has an EdM in School Leadership from Harvard University and a BA in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire. She chairs our program expansion committee.

Lindsey Musen (Boston Area, MA)
Lindsey brings to our board extensive expertise in nonprofit management, fundraising, and education. A consultant to education nonprofits, Lindsey has a BA from Wesleyan University and an MA in Urban Education Policy from Brown University. She is a founding board member of Limitless Horizons Ixil and serves on our fundraising and communications committee and program expansion committee.

Molly Robbins (Stockholm, Sweden)
Molly has a decade of experience in international development, communications, and the specific context of Chajul. She was the International Coordinator from 2008–2009, and has served on the board since then. Molly is the Strategy & Partnerships Specialist at Global Water Partnership and has a BA in Political Science and an MA in International Development. She chairs our programs and staffing committee and serves on our program expansion committee.

Emma Weisman (San Francisco Bay Area, CA)
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. She is the Associate Director of Operations, Burners Without Borders, Civic Activation at Burning Man. Emma chairs our governance committee and serves on our program expansion committee.

Courtney Wong (New York City Area)
Courtney brings significant fundraising, communications, and youth development experience to the team. She was the International Coordinator in Chajul from 2009–2010 and is currently the Director, Strategic Partnerships at Read Ahead.  She has a BA in Public Policy from Brown University. Courtney chairs our fundraising and communications committee.

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Guatemala Board of Directors

Ricardo Tomas Guzmán CedilloPresident (Nebaj)
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 MorrowTreasurer
Executive Director | Limitless Horizons Ixil
See bio on our staff page

Isabel Verónica Yat Tiu, Secretary (Nebaj)
Managing Director | Limitless Horizons Ixil
See bio on our staff page

Ana Eymi Canay Canay (Chajul)
Operations & Community Outreach Manager | Limitless Horizons Ixil
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Edgar Baudilio Velasco Gomez (Nebaj)
Edgar brings technological expertise, local knowledge, and business insight to the board. He has owned his own business for over 20 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, Guatemala.

Elma Elizabeth Noriega Rodas (Chajul)
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. Elma is the property owner of the Limitless Horizons Ixil Community Center and provides consistent support for the staff and youth.

Margarita Consuel Aguilar Palacios (Nebaj)
A business owner and active community member, Margarita has extensive experience working with other businesses and organizations in the Ixil area. She owns Tienda y Zapatería Margarita in Nebaj, Guatemala.

Advisory Board

Mehdi Lazar (San Francisco Bay Area, CA)
Mehdi is an international education expert specializing in bilingual education. An author, and Head of School at École Bilingue de Berkeley, he provides invaluable technical and practical advice to guide and inform our programmingespecially in the area of socioemotional learningdrawing on his extensive combined knowledge and experience in teaching, administration, and research.

Beatriz Moreno (Los Angeles County, CA)
Beatriz brings nearly a decade of well-rounded experience in the nonprofit sector as a funder, grant writer, and capacity builder. She completed her undergraduate degree at UCLA, majoring in political science with substantial coursework in accounting and business. A proud native of Honduras, she is committed to partnering with grassroots organizations that improve the educational and economic prospects available in Latin America.

Lauren Roth (Chicago, IL)
Bio to come!

Simran Su (Boston Area, MA)
Simran brings invaluable expertise to the finance committee and board at large. She is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and received her BS in finance from Penn State University. Simran is currently a Vice President & Account Manager in the Global Relationship Group at Wellington Management Company. Prior to this, she was an equity research analyst at Citadel/Surveyor Capital, a long/short hedge fund after starting her career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers/Barclays.

Emeritus Board

Christie Leighton (Fort Lauderdale Area, FL)
Christie was a founding board member in 2008 and served as Treasurer until 2014, and a member of the finance committee until 2020. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor, with extensive expertise in internal audit.

Kevin Saunders (Boston Area, MA)
Kevin chaired the governance committee from 20102016. He is an attorney specializing in providing mission-driven counsel related to impact investments, not-for-profit/tax-exempt compliance and governance, and the full spectrum of in-house legal issues.

Jessica Sherman (Portland, OR)
Jessica provided years of invaluable leadership as the founding board Chair (20082014), and a member of the fundraising and communications committee from till 2019. She is a seasoned fundraising and communication expert for humanitarian, social, and environmental causes.