BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Lincoln is a non-profit school governed by a Board. These volunteers are responsible for setting and approving school policy, overseeing Lincoln’s financial status, recruiting, supporting and evaluating the Superintendent and guiding the strategic direction of the school.
The Board hosts monthly meeting and invites members of the community to attend open sessions.
The Board members are volunteers, parents and alumns, representing companies plus two honorary members representing the embassies of US and Canada. They are elected for 2 year terms by Association members.
As parents, we know the difference happiness makes to our kids.
Happiness changes everything. The happier they are, the more they explore, discover, and share. The more they feel they belong, the more they radiate confidence. As the Board of Governors of Lincoln, we know how important it is for our school to be a welcoming community, where kids enter to learn and leave to serve.
As Board members, our responsibility is to ensure Asociación Escuelas Lincoln has the leadership, direction and resources it needs to be one of the finest schools in Latin America.
Lincoln’s mission is to offer an education to the highest US accreditation standards, focused on academic excellence and developing confident, ethical world citizens.
At Lincoln, academic excellence is not just what you learn. It is how you learn. Our teachers are also learners, challenging themselves with professional development as well as the thoughtful integration of the Argentine, US and IB curricula. Across the grades, the results of their dedication come to life in the classroom. Lincoln’s teachers have our respect and our thanks. What they do makes a difference to our kids’ lives, every day.
Values are integral to Lincoln’s culture. A school of 46 nationalities and multiple languages is by definition open to different cultures, accents, religions, and experiences. Lincoln kids know firsthand how it feels to be the ‘new kid’ and what a difference a friendly face makes. Service learning is integrated across all grades. The older High Schoolers take annual service trips across Argentina. Others volunteer weekly to teach closer to home, where the need is as high. Elementary kids join in book donation drives; Middle Schoolers help clean the river. None of these activities is ‘academic’, but all are at the heart of educating confident, ethical world citizens.
While Lincoln is a non-profit, our responsibility as a Board is to ensure it has the resources to be sustainable. Our accounts are audited annually by KPMG. More stable inflation and exchange rates should help budgeting predictability. While overseeing sound financial management by the administration, we believe the quality of education should not be compromised. We anticipate student numbers will pick up as economic and political changes encourage investment.
MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Juan Mora y Araujo
Juan is a Lincoln alumni and holds a Master degree in International Education Policy from Harvard University. His work experience includes being Academic Director of Social Economy for the Ministry of Social Services and former Director of Environmental Education and Sustainable Development. He has two children at Lincoln, both in Middle School. His family is unique to Lincoln, with three generations attending the school, starting with his mother, himself and now his children.
Douglas holds a BA from Harvard University, a Master degree in Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. His current position is Chairman of Celulosa Argentina and some of his previous work experience include being co-founder of Farmacity, and positions in Circular and Patagonia Bioenergía.He has three children at Lincoln: one in High School and two in Middle School. His personal interests range from enjoying the piano and guitar to science. He also loves good food.
Carolina is a Lincoln alumni and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from IAE Business School. She is currently Director of Inversiones JR and Treasurer from Fundación Vida sin Violencia. Her family has a long tradition at Lincoln and she has two children attending Elementary School.
Marcos is General Manager of Strategy, Business Performance and Finance for Chevron in Latin America. He previously held positions with he company in the US, Angola, Bangladesh, Venezuela and the UK. Marcos holds a Master degree in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Marcos is the father of two sons attending Lincoln.
Tamar holds a BA in Political Science from Tel Aviv University and a Master degree in Journalism and Latin American Studies from New York University. Her current position is Director of the United Nations Information Center in Buenos Aires and she also worked as Communications Officer for UNICEF in New York, Geneva and Panama. She has two children at Lincoln: one in High School and one in Middle School.
Javier Sanchez Carranza
Javier holds a Master degree in Business Administration from IPADE, in Mexico, and has undergone several postgraduate studies in London Business School, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and IAE Business School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is currently CEO at Coca-Cola FEMSA for Argentina and Uruguay, and his previous experience includes being Chief Digital Officer at the same company. He has two children at school, both attending High School.
Walter has served Lincoln since March 2017. Initially as CEO of Schlumberger for Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile. Walter is an Electronic Engineer from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba with orientation on Industrial process and Bio-engineering. He worked 20 years in Schlumberger in several management positions in Saudi Arabia and Latin America including two global roles, as Vice President of Human Resources based in the US and as Commercial Director for the Drilling group based in London. His two children have attended Lincoln since 2017. Currently, Walter is the CEO of AESA a YPF subsidiary that he represents.
Luisa holds a Medical degree from the University of Milan and a Master in Epidemiology from LSHTM. She is currently the representative of UNICEF Argentina, and she previously worked as Health Adviser for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNICEF) and in several humanitarian and development posts in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She has three children at Lincoln: two in High School and one in Elementary School.
Helena is a Director at AR Partners, a Buenos Aires based financial services firm. She previously worked at Merrill Lynch, Raymond James and Citi. She has a Masters Degree in International Relations from Columbia University. Helena is originally from Sweden and her husband is an Argentine diplomat. They have two sons at Lincoln.
Joaquín Lo Cane
A graduate of ITBA, the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires. His two sons and his daughter are attending Lincoln.
Elena, who is a Geoscience Advisor, is currently Chief Development Geologist and B20-Officer in YPF. Previously, she was Head of Reservoir for Fugro in Dubai and Reservoir Geologist for Shell in The Netherlands and Oman. Elena has a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from Lausanne University, a Bsc. in Earth Science and an IB from UWC of the Adriatic. Her sons, Sebastiano and Salvatore, currently in Grades 10 and 5, are happy Lincoln students since K4. Elena represents OFI in the Lincoln board.
Austin holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and he is currently serving as Political Officer at the US Embassy in Buenos Aires. He previously worked with the Department of State in Venezuela, Germany and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has two children at Lincoln, both of them in Elementary School.
Lourdes Rodriguez Chamussy
Lulu (Lourdes), is a Development economist working for the World Bank. She has a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She has a daughter and a son, currently in grades 6 and 2. Lulu has lived in Mexico, France, Canada, the United States, and Finland.