OUR LEADERSHIP

OUR LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ronaldo Stern | Co-Chair of the Board & HStern

Tara Kenney | Co-Chair of the Board & TCK Global Advisors, CEO

Luanne Zurlo | Educando by Worldfund, Founder

Steve Shindler | Educando by Worldfund, Director

Cecilia Bilesio | TenarisTamsa

Mary Bourque | Glovista Investments, LLC, Managing Director of Sector Research

Denise Damiani | Denise Damiani Consulting, Director

Mark Denham | Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP, Partner

Mimi Lichtenstein | Brownell Travel, Partner

Arturo López Martín | Cinepolis, Chief Investment Officer

Lisandro Miguens | JPMorgan, Head of Latin America Debt Capital Markets

Rosemary Schettini | Faculdade do Educador (Feduc), Director

Katherine Shea Westra | HSBC Securities USA, Director

Jane Winslow | Merrill Lynch, Retired

Susana Coppel | Fundación Coppel, President

Andrea Weichert | Ernst & Young, Former Partner

Valeria Gonzalez | Fundación Comunitaria Oaxaca A.C, President of the Board

Eduardo Deschamps | FURB – Universidade de Blumenau, University Professor

OUR TEAM

Kelly Maurice | Executive Director

Kelly was designated the Executive Director of Educando in January of 2016 after having held the role of Director of Educando Brazil since 2010.  Prior to that, Kelly maintained a 25-year international business development career at BankBoston, JPMorgan, and Royal Bank of Canada where she headed the corporate and institutional business for LATAM. Kelly is a US citizen living in São Paulo since 1991. In addition to her role at Educando, Kelly has maintained long-term volunteer leadership roles with charitable organizations and sits on several corporate and non-profit boards. Kelly holds a BA with a double concentration in Philosophy and Studies of Religion from the University of Michigan.

Victor Llantada | Chief Financial Officer

Victor joined Educando in August 2021. Prior to joining, Victor spent more than 27 years in the banking sector, beginning his career in the Treasury department with Citibanamex and moving to Finance where he held several positions in areas like FP&A, and Accounting and Taxes. Victor joined BlackRock in 2018 as Finance Director after Citi’s acquisition of the Asset Management business in Mexico. Victor holds a BE in Computer Engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and holds an MBA from Tulane University.

MEXICO

Consuelo Murillo | Director of ICAES Educando and Director of LISTO MAE

Consuelo joined Educando in 2012 after having graduated from the LISTO program. For over 10 years, Consuelo Murillo served in the Mexican elementary, secondary, and higher education fields in various capacities. She conducted research in innovation for the improvement of educational quality, sustainable, and environmental education. Consuelo co-authored the textbook entitled, Education for Sustainable Development, which is used in various graduate degree curricula. Consuelo holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology and PhD in Education with emphasis in Constructivism and New Technologies.    

Maricruz Bourillon | Coordinator of Educantional Technology and Communications, LISTO MAE

Maricruz joined Educando in 2017 and has over nive years of experience in Learning Management Systems (LMS) platform management and development for online learning.  Maricruz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pedagogy from Panamerican University with a Specialization in Education Innovation.

Miguel Ángel Báez López

Miguel Angel joined Educando, as a tutor and advisor in 2020, before joining the institution, he served as director of Academic Planning at the Colegio de Bachilleres. He has experience in Curriculum Design, Evaluation, Public Policies and Training of teachers and managers. Also, he has 40 years of experience as a teacher and director  at different educational levels and has worked in different institutions, within which stands out UNAM, UIA, UPN, CONOCER, SEP, CENEVAL, among others. He has a Master’s degree in Pedagogy and a degree in Psychology by the UNAM.

Adi Marcela Lara Trenti

Adi Lara recently joined Educando after 7 years of teaching experience at a prestigious national university. Before joining Educando, Adi Lara worked for 11 years in Spain and London where she improved her language skills and opened her horizons to new ways of working and thinking. Adi Lara is a passionate educator, reason why she studied her masters degree in Education from TecMilenio University. Her most outstanding skill is working with all types of clients, always reaching win-win resolution to problems. Her Bachelor’s degree is in International Business from the Marista University of San Luis Potosí

Eduardo Flores | Senior Development Manager 

Eduardo joined Educando in 2017 as Educando’s Manager of the STEM in Mexico program.  During much of his career, he focused on the areas of science, education, technology, development, and innovation. Eduardo is adept at developing high-level relationships to promote public and private development, including the procurement of funds and strategic development work.  Eduardo worked to establish Research Centers in Mexico and Latin America and has been a researcher himself at numerous universities in Mexico, having worked with both municipal and state governments to promote systemic change in the education sector.  Eduardo holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management and Audits with a specialization in Natural Resource and Waste Management from Centro Panamericano de Estudios Superiores and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes and has completed the following Diploma Specializations: “Design and Project Management for Internationalization of Local Areas” from the Instituto Matías Romero y el Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora, “Project Management from Local to Global” from Tecnológico de Monterrey and “Public Policies and Democratic Government” from Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE).

Diana Vales | Senior Finance & Operations Manager

Diana joined Educando in 2017 after previously having worked for fifteen years at the Hospital Español, with her last years acting as a Financial Administrator in the Oncology Unit. Diana graduated in 2011 with a Degree in Finance from the EBC School of Banking and Commerce in Mexico City. 

Karen Antonio | Accounting Coordinator

Karen Antonio joined Educando in 2017.  She had previous work experience in Administration and Finance from the Chartered Accountant Association and from two accounting firms and completed additional courses on Mexican financial reporting standards. Karen graduated as a Public Accountant from the National Polytechnic Institute.

BRAZIL

Marcos Paim | Chief Technology Officer and Director of STEM Brasil and siSTEMa Educando 

Marcos Paim is the leading architect of Educando’s STEM Brasil and STEM Mexico programs.  Marcos is the Head Trainer and Coordinator of the Educando STEM trainers. Prior to joining Educando in 2009, Marcos worked at the Cognitive Studies Laboratory of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul State (LEC/UFRGS), where he trained teachers and managed educational projects for the Organization of American States and the Brazilian Ministry of Education. Marcos also managed educational projects for Grupo Positivo, the Technology Institute of Paraná, and for the Municipality of Curitiba. Marcos graduated from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul with a concentration in Physics.

Anderson Sakuma | Manager, STEM Brasil and siSTEMa EDUCANDO in México

Sakuma was a Senior Trainer Consultant at Educando before officially joining the Educando team in 2018. He worked as a researcher at the LACTEC Institute and at the TECPAR Institute of Technology in Paraná in the area of Environmental Engineering with an emphasis on Effluent Treatment. Sakuma was a Professor and Coordinator of the renewable energies area at the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) of Paraná and a Senior Researcher at Geo Energy. Sakuma graduated from the Federal University of Paraná with a degree in Technology in Public Management, and from the Faculty of Education of Araucária with a degree in Technology in Environmental Management.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering and Material Sciences from the Federal University of Paraná.

Marcelo Diletti Carelli | STEM Brasil Trainer

Marcelo joined Educando in 2018. He has experience in engineering and bioenergy projects. Marcelo is proficient in graphic and mathematical software and computational tools and he has Green Belt Six Sigma training with critical knowledge in managing quality processes and tools.  Marcelo worked for 4 years as a consultant and in the final two years was a project leader.  Marcelo has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the State University of Maringá.

Igor da Silva Deggerone | STEM Brasil Trainer

Igor joined Educando in 2018 with the task of developing educational activities and as an instructional trainer. He has experience in electrical installations and residential automation that use microprocessor systems. Igor is an Electrical Engineer with a degree from the State University of Londrina.

Taciana Ziembowicz | STEM Brasil Trainer

Taciana joined Educando in 2021. Biologist, Specialist in Environmental Education, Master in Environmental Sciences and PhD in Geosciences (Germany). She worked as a teacher in elementary, high school and technical education. She worked as a biologist in the public sphere, working in the area of environmental management, environmental licensing, implementation of selective collection and control of solid waste and environmental education. Extensive experience in the scientific area, with a focus on his research in geoprocessing and georeferencing focused on Landscape Ecology and Ecology of the Riparian Zone.

Marília Gessa | Development Director

Marília Gessa joined Educando in 2014 after having worked as a teacher for 8 years and as an editor for 5 years. Marília conducted Social and Educational Programs in several of São Paulo impoverished communities since 2006. Marília speaks Portuguese, French, and English and has both a Bachelors’sand a Master’s Degree in Linguistics from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) and is a Brown University fellow.

Sean Hutchinson | Senior Development Manager 

Sean joined Educando in 2018 after over 30 years of experience, having initiated his career with the Hyatt Group in the US, then moved to HR Services in large multinationals such as Randstad, Manpower, and Adecco.  More recently he became engaged in the education sector.  Sean held business development and operations management roles in these organizations.  He serves on the volunteer Board of Directors of the American Society of São Paulo where he coordinates the Corporate Sponsorship Committee. In addition, Sean is an independent Board Member of Cultura Inglesa and of the Hospital Samaritano of São Paulo.  Graduated in Hospitality Management from Boston University, Sean has lived in Argentina, Venezuela, the USA, and now in Brazil.

Izabela Desgualdo | Finance & Operations Manager

Izabela joined Educando in 2016. Her professional experience includes seven years as a Financial Coordinator in several travel-related businesses. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism from Unibero and has completed a specialization course in Management and Entrepreneurship at Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) in São Paulo.

Maria Cecília Jurado | HR and Administrative Manager 

Maria Cecília joined the Educando team in 2017, bringing solid experience as an Executive Secretary in large multinational companies such as Eurofarma Laboratórios, Goodyear, Telecomunicações Intraco, and Sperry Vickers. Cecilia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature from São Marcos University.

Lucas Lobo | IT Coordinator, Educando by Worldfund

Lucas joined Educando in 2017.  His professional experience includes four years in Database System Development, software installation, and configuration with an emphasis on the Moodle, Oxwall, and Tableau platforms. Lucas worked in technology companies and with the Barigui Automotive Group. He is completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology Management at FACSUL.

Jean Cleber da Silva | Assistant, STEM Brasil

Jean joined Educando in 2018. Previously he worked as a Coordinator at the Government Contracts Research Center. Jean has 20 years of experience in the cosmetic industry in production engineering, as a Planner and Project Coordinator at Grupo O Boticário, and in the pharmaceutical company, Becton Dickinson, as a Planner.  Jean holds a degree in Business Administration from Faculdade SPEI.