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Board of Directors

Caio Prado
President
Bio
Caio Prado is originally from Santos, São Paulo. He moved to Brasilia in 1999, the same year he married Daniela Prado. They are parents of three children: Antonio (4th grade), Pedro (K5), and Catarina (K4). The family has attending EAB since 2008, which is when Caio also began to study English, supported by EAB’s parent education program. Caio joined the Board in June 2012. He is a lawyer specializing in Labor and Social Security Law. Caio opened his own law firm in 2005 after working with outstanding law offices in São Paulo and Brasilia for nearly 10 years. Caio is also a Board member of a Catholic Charitable Institution for poor children, called Promovida, in São Sebastião, Brasília.
Naomi C. Fellows
Vice-President
Bio
Naomi Fellows has lived in Brasilia since November 2015. She is the Deputy Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy. She is married to Facilities Manger Fernando Ospina, originally from Bogota, Colombia. They have two sons, Andres (13) and Sebastian (12), both students at EAB.

Prior Overseas posts include Moscow, Russia; Managua, Nicaragua; Yaounde, Cameroon; Bogota, Colombia; and Conakry Guinea. As a diplomat Naomi has worked on economic, political, consular, and public affairs issues. Prior to joining the U.S. diplomatic corps, she worked as a school teach teaching Spanish and history. Naomi has Latin roots as she was born in Caracas, Venezuela and lived in many countries of Latin America until age 14. She attended high school in San Diego, CA and received a BA from Pomona College in Los Angeles, CA. She then received a Masters in Latin American Politics and Economics from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
João Victor Mokdissi
Treasurer
Bio
João Victor Mokdissi was born and raised in Brasilia and attended the American School of Brasilia from pre-school to high school graduation. As a student at EAB, João Victor was involved in student government, Model United Nations, Entrepreneurship Club, Knowledge Bowl, National Honor Society and Volleyball. João Victor currently works at Grupo Carlton, a real estate investment company. Prior to that, João Victor lived in New York City and worked at J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking Division doing Mergers and Acquisitions. João Victor has a Bachelor of Sciences in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Real Estate from The Wharton School, in the University of Pennsylvania.
Márcia Farias
Board Secretary
Bio
Marcia Farias is a retired Prosecutor at the Tribunal de Contas do DF, where she was Chief Prosecutor for five two-year terms. She holds a Bachelor in Law degree from the University of Brasilia-UnB, and a Master in Law degree from the University of Pernambuco-UFPe. Marcia was a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow (2005/2006) at Boston University. In her year in the USA, she held professional affiliations with HUD-Region 1 and EPA-Region 1, as well as with the Planning Department of the City of Newton, MA. Marcia is an EAB alumna (Class ’83), and her three children attended EAB (Classes of 2010, 2014 and 2016). She is currently an Independent Educational Consultant-IEC, and a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association-HECA.
Kristin M. Kane
Board Member
Bio
Kristin M. Kane is currently the Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia. She is married to Hamed “Lamine” Kane, an IT specialist also working at the U.S. Embassy, and they have two daughters, Sophie (age 16 – grade 11, IB program), and Fatima, or “Tima” (age 14 – grade 9). Kristin has been a diplomat with the U.S. Foreign Service since 2001. She most recently served in Paris and has also served in Lagos, Lisbon, Maputo, Dakar, and Washington, DC. Before joining the State Department, Kristin worked as a travel writer; served at a non-profit development organization; and got some of her best real-world experience waiting tables. Kristin is a proud Californian. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from UC Berkeley and a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) from Georgetown University. She loves being outdoors and going to cultural events. This is her family’s first time living in Brazil.
Anna More
Board Member
Bio
Anna More is a professor of literature whose research focuses on Latin American cultural and social relations. She currently teaches at the Universidade de Brasília and previously was professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anna is originally from Providence, Rhode Island but grew up in Washington D.C. She holds a B.A. in History and Literature (Harvard University) and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures (UC Berkeley). She is the mother of Clarice in grade 7 at EAB and Olivia, who is in kindergarten at another local school. Anna has a strong interest in the pathways from K-12 to higher education and in debates on the humanities as a tool for global understanding.
Anne Posthuma
Board Member
Bio
Anne Posthuma has worked for the International Labor Organization (ILO) since 1998 and is currently the Senior Specialist in Employment Policies at the ILO Office in Brazil. She worked previously at the ILO Sub-Regional Office in Santiago, Chile and ILO headquarters in Geneva. She focuses on issues related to youth employment, industrial development and changing work patterns in the global economy. She holds a PhD in International Development and a Masters in Science and Technology Policy (Sussex University, England) and a Bachelor Degree in Social Anthropology and Development (Stanford University, USA). She and her husband Antonio have two daughters at EAB. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, writing and cooking.
Annette Windmeisser
Board Member
Bio
Dr. Annette Windmeisser arrived in Brasilia August 2017. She heads the Cooperation for Sustainable Development at the German embassy. Before that, she was head of legal affairs at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, as well as deputy head of the division for Climate Policy and Climate Finance there. A previous overseas post with the Foreign Office was in Uganda. She thoroughly enjoyed her doctorate research in the South Pacific (PNG, Solomon Islands and Fiji with a home base on Great Barrier Island off New Zealand), as well as her time as junior professor at the Europa University Viadrina in Frankfurt /Oder with many exciting forays further east on human rights matters. Tropical gardening, cooking and baking as well as reading are her favorite pastimes. Husband Chris Umbeck works for T-Systems Brasil and is a keen swimmer. Kilian is starting 4th grade and Sophia is about to embark on the IB program.
Laura Davies
Board Member
Bio
Laura Davies and her family have been in Brasilia since July 2017, when her husband took up his posting as Political Counsellor at the British Embassy in Brasilia. During this time, Laura has been working remotely for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. Her past postings include Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Paris and Brussels. The family have two daughters at the EAB junior school.
Paul Furgiuele
Board Member
Bio
Paul Furgiuele is the Facility Manager and Safety Officer at the U.S. Embassy. He arrived in Brasilia July 2016 with his wife and their 3 children who attend EAB in grades 11, 9, and 6. His only prior Foreign Service posting was in Cape Town, South Africa. Before joining the Foreign Service, Paul spent many years representing the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) on military construction projects in Italy, including new schools for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS). He grew up outside of Rochester, New York, but attended DoDDS schools abroad for middle and high school. Paul also, and many many years ago, worked for DoDDS as a full-time substitute teacher for grades K-12. This is his first time on a school board and he is honored for the opportunity. He looks forward to supporting the Board to make positive contributions for EAB and our community.
David Brassanini
Board Member
James Wiggins
Board Member
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