Boards of Directors

United States Board of Directors

LHI US Board

Lindsay Renaud, President
Lindsay joined the board in 2013 after working in Chajul as our Evaluation & Operations Associate from 2011–2013. We benefit from her expertise in organizational performance management, evaluation and international development. She works at the Asian Development Bank as a Results Management Specialist. Lindsay is a credentialed evaluator (CES) and has a BA and MA in International Affairs. She serves on our governance committee.

Laura Myers, Vice President
Laura joined the board in 2013 after serving on staff as International Coordinator in Chajul from 2011–2013. She brings years of educational and youth development experience. Laura 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. She serves on our programs and staffing committee.

Mary McCabeTreasurer
Mary joined the board in 2014 and contributes crucial accounting and finance knowledge. 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
A former principal and teacher, Melissa brings expertise in school leadership and instruction. She has been a supporter of Limitless Horizons Ixil since she visited Chajul on our community engagement trip in 2012, and she joined our 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 serves on our program expansion committee.

Christie Leighton
Christie has served on the board since its founding in 2008 and served as Treasurer until 2014. A Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor, she is a consultant specialized in internal audit at Indivior. Christie has a BA in Business Administration and an MSc in Accounting. She serves on our finance committee.

Lindsey Musen
Lindsey brings to our board 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 at Limitless Horizons Ixil and serves on our fundraising and communications committee.

Molly Robbins
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. She 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
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 Government Agency Relations Manager at Burning Man. Emma chairs our governance committee and serves on our program expansion committee.

Courtney Wong
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. She is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Read Ahead. Courtney has a BA in Public Policy from Brown University. She chairs our fundraising and communications committee.

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Guatemala Board of Directors

Ricardo Tomas Guzmán CedilloPresident
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 her bio in our staff section.

Isabel Verónica Yat Tiu, Secretary
Managing Director | Limitless Horizons Ixil
See her full bio in our staff section.

Ana Eymi Canay Canay
Operations & Community Outreach Manager | Limitless Horizons Ixil
See her full bio in our staff section.

Edgar Baudilio Velasco Gomez
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
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
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.