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
While they help steer the strategic decisions that chart our school's course, the Board is also part of the LCS community. All current board members are parents with students enrolled at the school. As such, they understand the importance of involving parents, teachers, and staff in decision-making.
The nine member Board of Trustees is made up of four trustees who are elected by parents, two who are appointed by the Board members, and three who are appointed by the U.S. Ambassador.
The governance structure of the Board of Trustees consists of three standing committees, Finance, Trusteeship, and Executive. They are made up of members of the Board, Administration, and members of the community.
The role of the Finance Committee is to exercise oversight over school finances, recommend draft annual budgets for Board approval, and develop a rolling seven-year financial plan for LCS.
The Trusteeship Committee is to sustain an effective Board at LCS to carry out its mission using good governance practices and to ensure that a strong pool of candidates stands for election each year.
The role of the Executive Committee is to give recommendations to the Board of Trustees which arise from standing committees. The EXCOM committee is designed to facilitate communication between and among board committees, as well as with Board membership as a whole.
In any given year the Board may create ad hoc committees, such as the Facilities Task Force to perform specific tasks or goals. Such committees will normally exist for a pre-determined period of time but will follow the same guidelines as standing committees.
- Kristina Dunlevy, President
- Alberto Wilde, Vice President
- Tula Zeng, Treasurer
- Maria Oram, Secretary
- Yvette N. Malcioln
- Juan Guerra
- Warren Leishman
- Haim Lewy
- Ghida Eid
- Sheena Nabholz, Head of School
Appointed by US Ambassador - American
Kristina Dunlevy and her family arrived in Ghana in August 2018 to serve with the United States Embassy. Kristina is an experienced international development professional and consultant, with nearly 20 years of expertise in the areas of program and financial management on a wide variety of social change projects. Most recently, Kristina served as the Deputy Chief of Party for the USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement Project in Haiti. Kristina holds an MBA and a MS in development management from American University, and speaks French. A former Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar and Gabon, she is delighted for the opportunity to share her commitment to service with her two children, both students at LCS.
Elected by parent community- Bolivian
Alberto Wilde is a business administrator by profession and holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance. With more than 25 years of experience in project management, finance, and business administration. Mr. Wilde is currently the Country Director of Global Communities -Ghana. During his career, he has successfully implemented a series of complex and multi-dimensional projects in the fields of economic development, governance, capacity building, water, sanitation, and hygiene as well small, medium, and large infrastructure projects.
Mr. Wilde has been living in Ghana for the past eight years with his wife Monica and two children Sebastian and Mateo. Mr. Wilde has served on the LCS Board of Trustees as Treasurer, Vice President, and President during the period of 2014/15 and 2017/18.
Appointed by the Board - Australian
Tula Zeng is the Regional Planning Director – Africa for Newmont Mining Ltd. Prior to arriving in Ghana, Tula held a similar role in the Newmont Australia office. Tula has worked in the mining industry for 7 years and prior to that managed her own consultancy business, providing strategic planning and project management services for various local, state and National public sector agencies in Australia. Tula has also worked in Papua New Guinea for several years and lived and worked in China. Tula holds a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from Murdoch University, a Graduate Diploma in Computing from Curtin University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. Tula has lived in Ghana since March 2017 with her husband and two children, Aidan and Xiana.
Elected by the Board- British
With a career in Shipping and Logistics behind her, Maria Oram has been an actively involved parent at the school since arriving in Ghana in 2009. She has served for several years as a member of the PTO executive committee, is a constant supporter of the arts at the school, and has also volunteered with charities around Accra. Maria brings extensive institutional knowledge of the school with her to the board and looks forward to using it in the best interests of our children, school and our community.
Yvette N. Malcioln
Appointed by US Ambassador - American
Yvette Malcioln joined USAID/Ghana on August 11, 2017 as Senior Education Advisor and as of June 2018 will be the Deputy Office Director in USAID's Education Office. Prior to this assignment, Yvette served as the Education Team Leader in USAID/Bangladesh for four years. She has worked for USAID for twenty-three years, mainly in education, in various posts in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Washington DC. She was a Community Development Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana in the Volta Region. Yvette is a proud New Yorker (go Yankees!) and has a Masters’ Degree in Organizational Psychology from Teachers’ College at Columbia and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Smith College. Yvette is happy to be back in Ghana, this time with her daughter, Michelle, a 10th grader, and their two dogs, Tiger and Coco.
Juanicotena Guerra Juan G
Appointed by the Board- Venezuelan
Juanicotena Guerra Juan is an electronics engineer with more than twenty years of experience in oil and gas and metallurgical sector in LATAM, Caspian Sea Region and Africa. He specializes in business development in complex environments and institutional relations in the oil and gas market. Juanicotena is currently the Commercial and Managing Director -Sub Sahara Africa for Tenaris (Techint Group). He holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela. He recently moved to Ghana with his wife and two children and is pleased to join the board.
Appointed by US Ambassador - American
Warren has served as the Supervisory Resident Legal Officer in the USAID/West Africa Regional Mission based in Accra, Ghana since 2017. Prior to Ghana, he held similar positions in Jordan and Ethiopia. Warren began his USAID career in Washington, D.C. for eight years after serving in the U.S. Air Force. He earned a bachelor's degree in History with a minor in French from Brigham Young University and a law degree from the University of Utah. He is joined in Accra by his wife Nadine and two youngest children who attend LCS.
Elected by parent community - Israeli
Haim Lewy is an Entrepreneur Operating in West Africa since 2002. He is a Security and Communication Technology expert with over 16 years of experiences in International sales, technical management and business development with focus on West Africa. Haim is a Creative thinker and a quick learner with excellent communication and negotiation skills, with experience working with divers nationalities and complex organizations. Among others Haim is a Director in the Ghana Israel Chambers of Commerce and an active parent in the LCS community activities.
Elected by the parent community- Lebanese/Ghanaian
Ghida is Owner and Director at Teledata ICT, a leading ISP company in Accra. She is also co-owner and co-director at We Events Ltd company also in Accra. In May 2017, Ghida took an intensive course in Neuro Linguistic Programming which has certified her as an NLP practitioner and coach. Ghida is fluent in English and Arabic and having grown up in Ghana she can read, write and speak Twi to a great extent. Ghida lives permanently in Accra with her husband and 3 children.
Head of School - American
Sheena Nabholz joined LCS as Head of School in 2017-2018 coming from Yaoundé, Cameroon where she was Director of the American School for four years. Sheena has worked in international schools for over 17 years on three continents after a 10 year tenure in Alberta, Canada. Previously, she was in Jordan at Kings Academy where she held the posts of Dean of Academic Affairs and Deputy Headmaster for four years. Before that, Sheena spent 6 years in Syria at Damascus Community School as Secondary Principal and teaching assignments in Costa Rica, Egypt, and Canada in the area of secondary mathematic. Sheena has a MA in Educational Administration from Framingham State College and a B.Ed. from the University of Regina, Canada. Sheena is joined in Ghana with her husband, Barry Nabholz. Sheena brings extensive experience, positive energy, and an inclusive leadership style to our school.