United States Board of Directors
Lindsay Renaud, Chair (Tbilisi, Georgia)
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 in Chajul.
Laura Myers, Vice Chair (New York City Area, NY)
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 chairs our programs and staffing committee.
Mary McCabe, Treasurer (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 school committee.
Lindsey Musen, Clerk (Boston Area, MA)
Lindsey brings to our board extensive expertise in nonprofit management, fundraising, and education. She is Senior Manager, Grants & Finance, at TSNE MissionWorks, and 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 school committee. Lindsey was previously board chair, and has also chaired both the fundraising and communications and school committees.
Melissa Granetz (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 school committee.
Martine Keating (Boston Area, MA)
Martine brings deep experience in accounting and finance from her 15+ years at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is currently an Audit Director and a Certified Public Accountant. Martine has a BS in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley University. She joined the LHI board in 2023 and serves on our finance committee.
Daisy Lin (Santa Fe, NM)
Daisy is the Head of Content for Treasury Prime, a financial technology company based in San Francisco. Prior to that, she launched a digital news magazine for East West Bank. An Emmy award-winning journalist, she covered news stories for NBC News in Los Angeles. Her writing has been published in Forbes, Thrive Global, and Huffington Post, and she has produced video content for various organizations such as UCLA Health, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and LA Metro.
Kelly Mandish (Bay Area, CA)
Kelly joined Netflix in 2014 as the company’s first employment attorney, and now leads an expanded global team of employment lawyers around the world. Prior to Netflix, she spent just over 10 years at Baker & McKenzie LLP. She initially started as an employment litigator, but quickly discovered her preference and passion for the collaboration aspect of counseling and became a specialist in international employment counseling. Kelly attended UC Hastings College of the Law, and also has an MFA in Acting from the University of Washington. She joined the board in 2021, and chairs our governance committee.
Hannah-Rose Mann (New York City Area, NY)
Hannah-Rose brings expertise in global education, operations, project management, and communications to the board. She has been a supporter of Limitless Horizons Ixil since visiting Chajul in 2009 and joined the board in 2020. Hannah-Rose earned an MBA at NYU’s Stern School of Business, a Diploma in Global Business from Oxford University, and a BA in International Relations from Brown University. She works at Bain & Company in London starting in fall 2022. She serves on our governance committee.
Michelle Morneau (Boston Area, MA)
Michelle brings significant expertise from her 30+ years with Fidelity Investments in strategic planning, marketing strategy, and marketing communications. She also has direct experience on nonprofit boards and has spent numerous years providing marketing, fundraising, and strategy development support to various nonprofit organizations. Michelle has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Syracuse University and an MBA from Boston University. She joined the board in 2021, and chairs our fundraising and communication committee.
Courtney Wong (New York City Area, NY)
Courtney brings significant fundraising, communications, and youth development experience to the team. She was the International Coordinator in Chajul from 2009–2010 and has worked in nonprofit partnerships, youth development, and fundraising ever since. Courtney currently provides communications and fundraising services to nonprofit organizations. She has a BA in Public Policy from Brown University. Courtney serves on our fundraising and communications committee, and was previously the chair.
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Guatemala Board of Directors
Zuliana Cristabel López Toledo, President (Nebaj)
Guatemalan Assistant Director | Limitless Horizons Ixil
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Ricardo Tomas Guzmán Cedillo, Vice President (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 Morrow, Treasurer
Executive Director | Limitless Horizons Ixil
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Ana Eymi Canay Canay, Secretary (Chajul)
Operations & Community Outreach Manager | Limitless Horizons Ixil
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Maria Carmen Itzep Acabal (Chajul)
Carmen is the Program Coordinator of Filantropis in Chajul.
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.
Maria Olga Santiago Brito (Nebaj)
Maria taught academic support classes to our scholars in 2019.
Isabel Verónica Yat Tiu (Nebaj)
Managing Director | Limitless Horizons Ixil
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Alyson Ball (Charlottesville, VA)
Alyson spent 23 years in Marketing and International Business before becoming a troubleshooter for an international microfinance organization. More recently, she consulted with and taught nonprofit boards and executives. Alyson currently spends her time in Virginia and Arizona and informs the general public about US Immigration and the US/Mexico border. Alyson holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Cornell University.
Jeana Deninger (Chicago, IL)
Jeana brings 20+ years of marketing and operations experience growing businesses at Charles Schwab and multiple financial technology companies in the US. As an accomplished Chief Operations Officer, she possesses a unique blend of expertise in people leadership, organization growth, marketing management and end-to-end customer experience. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jeana is passionate about supporting literacy, girls empowerment, and youth leadership development in Chajul.
Paul brings a breadth of financial experience to LHI. With over a decade of work in research, consulting, financial operations, microfinance lending, and nonprofit management, he has versatile skills in all aspects of the financial world as well as a variety of different industries. Paul has always believed that education is the one of the most important tools to come out of poverty and looks to make a difference in the lives of the underserved.
Liz Haffa (Santa Cruz, CA)
Liz worked for Limitless Horizons Ixil spearheading our development & communications work from 2017–2022 and transitioned to the Advisory Board in spring 2022. She led the growth of our revenue and our Colegio Horizontes capital campaign. Liz brings years of experience in fundraising, communications, and international development to the team, and has a BA from UCLA and a MPA from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
Radhika Kolachina (Bay Area, CA)
Radhika joined the LHI advisory board in 2022 after being a LHI volunteer for 2 years. She brings extensive experience in the field of global education with a passion for STEM education, especially with a focus on women in STEM. With double Masters in Mathematics and Educational Leadership, she has taken on various roles as a teacher, instructional coach and STEM program director. She envisions to be a continued supporter of the vision and mission of LHI in empowering women through education.
Paula LeRoy (Scotts Valley, CA)
Paula is a long term volunteer of LHI supporting and leading staff and teacher trainings. She currently is also a mentor for 3 of our Colegio Horizontes teachers. She has 30+ years in the education field and has taught almost every subject and age in various schools. She has a BA in History, plus Teaching Credentials in Multi-Subject, History, PE/Dance, Language Development Specialist and a Masters in International Development with a minor in Nonprofit Administration. Paula believes that education for girls is the most effective way to improve the world, if the education is an effective one.
Carlos T. Pérez-Brito (East Asia)
Carlos is from Chajul’s neighboring town of Nebaj in Guatemala’s Ixil region, and he credits his educational and professional success to scholarships and support. He is a senior social development specialist at the World Bank, focusing on sustainability, social inclusion, and sustainable infrastructure. He’s worked in Latin America, Washington, DC, and now East Asia. Carlos was previously a social specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC and an education and social specialist at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Guatemala. He has an MA in International Development from Tulane University and a BA in Marketing from Loyola University New Orleans which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar. Carlos is passionate about helping others from his home community to reach their full potential.
Lauren Roth (Chicago, IL)
Lauren is Guatemalan and grew up in Guatemala City. She has a professional background in fundraising and has worked to support both American and Guatemalan organizations, currently as the Associate Director of Institutional Giving at Year Up’s Chicago site. Lauren has a BA in Political Science from Roosevelt University and an MPA in International Public Management from DePaul University.
Jimmy Cook (Santa Cruz, CA)
Jimmy was a founding board member, and was one of the first Limitless Horizons Ixil sponsors back in 2005. The young woman he sponsored has since graduated high school, college, and became only the second woman from Chajul to ever earn a master’s degree. He has a BA in Spanish from SDSU, a Diploma in Spanish Perfection from the University of Salamanca, Spain, and a Master of Social Work from CSULA.
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.
Molly Robbins (Park City, UT)
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 served on the board from then until 2021. Molly has a BA in Political Science and an MA in International Development. She chaired our programs and staffing committee and served on our school committee.
Kevin Saunders (Boston Area, MA)
Kevin chaired the governance committee from 2011–2016. 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 (2008–2014), 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.
Emma Weisman (Bay Area, CA)
Emma was on the board from 2016–2021, 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. Emma chaired our governance committee and served on our school committee.