Our foundation operates with the help of many dedicated volunteers and is organised by the following board members:
Lynsey Elston – Chairperson
Lynsey moved to Nigeria in late 2014. She is a Business in owner in Nigeria. Having always been active in volunteer work she continued this passion in Nigeria. There are many important causes but she believes that the root of everything is education and therefor chose to focus her efforts in this area. She joined the board as a community liaison and then took over as chairperson. Being very immersed in the Nigerian community she brings a well rounded perspective to the board.
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. As well, she is eager to see progress made by students, schools and communities.
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.
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.