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Board of Trustees

Lincoln Community School includes a nine member Board of Trustees. Six trustees are elected for a two-year term by members of the LCS Parent Association and three trustees are appointed by the U.S. Ambassador and ratified by the Parent Association.

The LCS Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall health and long-term future of the school.  This governance role is essentially strategic rather than operational, with broad responsibility for:

  • Establishing policies that guide school operations
  • Maintaining a long-term financial plan and approving an annual budget for the school
  • Hiring, evaluating, and providing feedback to the Head of School
  • Ensuring that the school's Mission is reflected in its programs, and is adequately resourced

Nabil Moukarzel

Canadian, Elected

Nabil Moukarzel is the President of the Board and Chair of the Executive Committee and of the Facilities Ad Hoc Task Force. He holds a BA in Business Management. He is the cofounder and Executive Chairman of the Finatrade Holdings Ltd, a group that operates in Agricultural Commodities. Nabil and his family have lived in Ghana since 1995.

Clark Foulke

American, Appointed by US Ambassador

Clark Foulke is the Vice-President of the Board, Chair of the Advancement Committee and member of the Executive Committee. Clark is the First Secretary at the US Embassy. He has 28 years of experience in the United States Government with about 20 living overseas. He has wide experience in a number of management positions. Clark has a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and a BA degree in Political Science from the Trinity University. Clark and his family have been living in Ghana since 2011.

Amit Agrawal

Indian, Elected

Amit Agrawal is a member of the Executive Committee and Trusteeship Committee and the Chair of the Finance Committee. He is also the Treasurer for the Board. Amit is a Mechanical Engineer and holds a Masters Degree in Marketing. He works with OLAM International Ltd, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange and having worldwide operations in Agricultural Commodities since 2007. Amit and his family have lived in Ghana since 2000.

Jeanne Clark

American, Appointed by US Ambassador

Jeanne Clark became a Board member in June 2012.  She is a member of both the Executive Committee and Chair of the Trusteeship Committee. Jeanne is also the Board Secretary.  An information officer for the U.S. Department of State based in the U.S. Embassy, Jeanne has lived with her family in Accra since September 2011.  Before joining the Department of State, Jeanne worked as an attorney in New York State.  She holds of Doctorate of Law from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts of Law from the American University.

Kalonji Samuel

American, Appointed by US Ambassador

Kalonji Samuel is a member of the Finance Committee, of the Advancement Committee and of the Facilities Ad Hoc Task Force. Kalonji Samuel is a Deputy Controller with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Regional Office of Financial Management. He served in various Finance capacities in the US Army in Germany and Iraq and later served as a management consultant in Washington D.C. Kalonji served as budget and operations officer in a small school prior to joining USAID and accepting his first assignment to Peru. Kalonji has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a Master’s degree in Finance, and has lived in Ghana with his family since 2011.

Noam Sarfati

Israeli, Elected 

A member of the Finance Committee, of the Trusteeship Committee and of the Facilities Ad Hoc Task Force, Noam has 23 years of experience in business and management consulting and specializes in communications, infrastructure and agriculture projects, both in the government and private sectors in Ghana. Noam volunteers part time at the Golden Sunbeam High School in Dodowa where he teaches aquaponics. Noam has a MS degree in Industrial Engineering from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev and a BA in Logistics and Economics from Bar Ilan University. Noam and his family have been living in Ghana since 2011.

Alhassan Andani

Ghanaian, Appointed by Board

Andani Alhassan is a member of the Advancement Committee and of the Facilities Ad Hoc Task Force. Alhassan Andani, the Managing Director of Stanbic Bank Ghana, was appointed to Lincoln's Board of Trustees in November, 2011. Alhassan holds a certificate in International Management from INSEAD, Fontainbleau, France (1999), a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance from FINAFRICA, Milan Italy (1992 and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Ghana Legon in 1984. IN addition to his role at LCS, Andanni serves on two other private sector boards.

Eva Turteltaub-Cavanna

Venezuelan, Elected

Eva Turteltaub-Cavanna is a member of the Finance Committee, of the Trusteeship Committee and of the Facilities Ad Hoc Task Force. An electrical engineer by training with postgraduate studies in finance, Eva Turteltaub-Cavanna has held both technical and financial-commercial positions for the past 28 years in different areas, with particular focus during the last 15 years on the oil industry. Her last positions held include Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for International Negotiations. Eva has been living in Ghana since July 2012 with her family.


Africanus Mensah

Ghanaian, Appointed

Africanus Mensah is the Owner & CEO of Amaja Oilfield Limited, was appointed to the Lincoln’s Board of Trustees in December 2013. Africanus holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin, USA. Africanus began his work career with Schlumberger Oilfield Services Limited, where he worked for over 18 years in the Oil & Gas industry and rose to the Vice President for West Africa Operations and also Vice President QHSE for North and South America Region. His career with Schlumberger Oilfield Services spans over 11 different countries, including The United States, The United Kingdom, Canada, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Italy, France, Angola and Nigeria. Africanus serves on a few private sector boards.

Dr. Dennis Larkin
Head of School, American, Ex-officio

Dennis Larkin has worked in education for over 35 years, including nearly two decades in international schools.  As an administrator, he has been consistently recognized for his excellent leadership in and contributions to the field of international education.  Before coming to Lincoln as Head of School in 2009, Dr. Larkin was the Superintendent at Shanghai American School (SAS), where he oversaw expansion in both enrollment and the physical campus.  Other overseas assignments have included posts in schools in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and India.

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Abelemkpe, Accra
Ghana, West Africa

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