Our foundation operates with the help of many dedicated volunteers and is organized by the following board members:
Patricia Shu – Chairlady
Patricia arrived in Lagos in August 2015 with her husband. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and professional experience in marketing. Patricia has volunteered with HOLA (Heart of Los Angeles) where she taught after school art classes to Kindergarten and First Grade students. She was also a volunteer with the Junior League of Los Angeles where she organized recruitment and fundraising events. Patricia is excited to see the students at IBSF grow as leaders and make an impact in their community and Nigeria!
Nicole Galinsky – Treasury
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.
Puspa Ramloo – Marketing Director
MJ Hafeiz – Facilities Director
Michelle Ricotta – Special Projects Director
Michelle has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and was a CPA before moving overseas in 1997. She is passionate about education and helping others less fortunate. She arrived in Lagos in January 2016 with her husband and joined the board soon after.
Jos van den Berg – Community Liaison
Jennifer Engels – Community Liaison