Heather joined La Paz Global in 2015. Her career as a teacher, education researcher and non-profit founder and administrator focused on building educational pathways and opportunities for underrepresented youth. When her three children attended the La Paz Community School in Costa Rica, Heather experienced first-hand the depth of commitment of La Paz educators as well as the efficacy of the school model in building community across cultural, socio-economic and language differences. Heather joined the Board of the La Paz Global to support the long-term sustainability of this impactful work.
Brian has been an active board member of La Paz Global since 2007, serving in many capacities. He continues to serve because he understands the profound impact that the organization has on the youth and their communities. Brian’s vision is to create sustainable growth for La Paz Global.
Teg is an entrepreneur, product manager and former engineer of software who co-founded and led product management at Adap.tv and was CEO of Uncommon.co. Teg pursued his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Stanford University, researching machine learning and computational linguistics. Teg bridges the domains of technology and human needs to create both business and social value. He began supporting La Paz Global after his children attended the La Paz Community School. As the Chair of the Friends of La Paz Endowment Fund, Teg supports it ensuring responsible investment and distributions into the future.
Annie joined the La Paz Global in 2019 after supporting students at the La Paz Community School for many years. Annie has been instrumental in identifying and educating donors about the mission of La Paz Global. Annie’s experience in cross-cultural community building, business and leadership in her community led her to join La Paz Global. She is a long time resident of Costa Rica, where she has raised her family. Prior to her life in Costa Rica, she worked and lived in the Chicago area as a broker with Solomon Brothers and in business development with Oracle. La Paz Global is excited to bring her knowledge, energy and perspective to the board.