Board of Directors

Michael Lisman, Ed.D., President. Education Team Leader for Latin America and the Caribbean at USAID, formerly of Inter-American Dialogue’s Education Program (PREAL), Harvard University, and Peace Corps / Dominican Republic. Based in Washington, DC.

Desireé Pallais, Ph.D., Vice-President. Director and Founder of the Intercultural Center for Reading and Writing (CILEES). Guest lecturer, trainer, and researcher at the University of Texas (UT) Austin. Literacy consultant, instructional designer, and program evaluator.

Edgar Barillas, M.D., M.A., Treasurer. Consultant in Public Health. Previously with MSH (Management Sciences for Health), Washington DC, and GSD Consultores Asociados, Guatemala.

Felix Alvarado, M.D., Ph.D., Secretary. President, Vitruvian Consulting LLC. Formerly with FHI 360 and AED Global Learning Group, Washington DC, and GSD Consultores Asociados, Guatemala.

Vanessa Castro Cardenal, Ph.D., Director. International consultant in educational assessment. Among other organizations has worked with the Development Portfolio Management Group (DPMG), University of South California, World Bank, DevTech, Inter American Development Bank (IDB), and RTI. Formerly with CIASES, Nicaragua.