Board of Directors

The USFUVG Board is made up of a diverse group of people spread across the United States. What unites us is our desire to improve lives and communities by increasing access to quality education for deserving students in Guatemala. 

USFUVG board members with UVG staff and scholarship recipients at a recent board meeting.
  • Marcello Canuto
    Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University; New Orleans, LA
  • Ana Lucia Cottone
    Knack Talent, Inc.; Los Angeles, CA
  • Margot Herrera
    Independent Book Editor; New York, NY
  • Catalina L. Keilhauer, Secretary
    Educational Consultant; Baltimore, MD
  • Gerrity Lansing
    Equator, LLC; New York, NY
  • Stephen McFarland
    Former Ambassador to Guatemala; Vienna, VA
  • John E. Mack III, Treasurer
    Imperial Capital; Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Stephen Miller
    Dillon Gage; Addison, TX
  • Alvaro Molina-Cruz
    Biomedical Researcher; Bethesda, MD
  • José Carlos Monzón
    Plus Technologies & Innovations Group; Palmetto Bay, FL
  • Tessa Namuth
    Newsweek Magazine, Retired; New York, NY
  • Carlos Nottebohm
    Commodity Trader, Retired; Gladwyne, PA
  • A. Lorena Passarelli
    Kansas State University, Division of Biology; Manhattan, KS
  • Gabriela Quiñonez
    Embassy of Guatemala; Washington, DC
  • Luis von Ahn
    Carnegie Mellon University, Duolingo; Pittsburgh, PA
  • Rita H. von der Goltz
    Investment Professional; Key Biscayne, FL
  • Bruce Wharton, Vice President
    Foreign Service Officer, Retired; Asheville, NC
  • Peg Willingham, President
    Fairtrade America; Washington, D.C.
  • H. S. Wright III
    Seattle Hospitality Group, LLC; Seattle, WA
Staff
  • Leslie Jenkins Reed, Executive Director
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Ted Grover, Comptroller
    Princeton, NJ
Trustees Emeriti

The Trustees Emeriti are former members of the Board who have provided distinguished service and extraordinary contributions to USFUVG throughout their tenure and who we gratefully recognize:

  • John R. Hamilton (2006–2018)
  • Berkley Cone (1996–2017; 2019–2020)
Past Board Members

Since the late 1970s, USFUVG has benefited from the dedicated leadership of men and women who have served on the Board of Directors. Their dedication and hard work has made a significant contribution not only to the US Foundation of the University of the Valley of Guatemala but also to the University itself and to the future of education in Guatemala. USFUVG is most grateful for their board service.

  • David Anstice
  • Gary Bratcher
  • David Bird*
  • Rachel Bird Anderson
  • Admiral R.C. Benitez
  • Susan Benson
  • Jack Blackburn*
  • Allen Burns
  • Laura Canuto
  • Araceli Castaneda
  • Stephen Cheng
  • Shelby Counce
  • Berkley Cone
  • Charley Davis
  • Rick Falck
  • Joe Fox*
  • Cristina Franco
  • Helen Franklin*
  • John R. Hamilton
  • Kenneth Jacobsen
  • Jeff Horowitz
  • Philip Herrera*
  • Richard King
  • Lutz Langnau
  • Erick Mack*
  • Walter Mahoney*
  • Walter B. Mahony, Jr.
  • Peter Nash
  • Hugo Pinillos
  • Fritz Rosengarten*
  • Leveo Sanchez
  • Guillermo Sanchez*
  • Robert Sharer*
  • William Skidmore
  • John Sly
  • Robert Strider*
  • Tom Stroock*
  • Robert Taichert
  • Jane Thery
  • Neil Tillotson*
  • Kristin Lion Torres
  • Jack Vaughn*
  • Kenneth Veronda
  • Joseph Weintraub

*Deceased