Our foundation operates with the help of many dedicated volunteers and is organized by the following board members:

Nicole Galinsky – Chairperson
Nicole arrived in Lagos in 2014 with her family and accepted the role of Treasurer with IBSF shortly thereafter.  In 2017, she accepted the role of Chairperson.  She has her Masters Degree in Economics and 20 years experience in Accounting/Finance.  She is excited to support IBSF and help provide education and long-term opportunities to the children of Ishahayi Beach School.

Hafeiz Mat Jusoh – Vice Chairperson
Hafeiz moved to Lagos in 2015 and started with IBSF in the role of Facilities Director.  In 2017, he accepted the role of Vice Chairperson.

Ed Erb – Treasurer
Ed moved to Lagos in late 2016 with his wife Betsy after two years in Angola.  He has a B.S. in Geology and an M.B.A.  Ed is grateful for the opportunity to help support the IBSF and eager to see the progress made by the students, schools, and communities.

Bonnie Pellicano – Secretary
Bonnie moved to Lagos in August 2013. She has worked as an Elementary School Principal, and was an Assistant Principal for several years. As an educational leader, she is passionate about supporting students globally and looks forward to helping the Foundation educate Nigerian children.

Tanwa Taiwo – Marketing Director
Tanwa completed her early education in Nigeria and has recently relocated to Nigeria. She has degrees in Economics and Marketing. She has over 15years working experience in Marketing. In addition, she has worked in a variety of roles working with children including mentoring and tutoring.  She is passionate about education and ensuring that all children get the opportunity to attend school.

Anita Senan – Sustainability
Anita moved to Lagos in 2004.  She is also the founder and trustee of Serving Hands charity organization.  She has her degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science.  She holds a Masters Diploma in Montessori Education.  She has worked for the Small World “entertainment team” committee.  She is also well-versed in Indian classical dance “Bharatha Natyam’ and many other dance forms.