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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.
Robert Frazier
Vice-President
Bio
Robert Frazier Brasilia will cap Rob Frazier’s Foreign Service career, which began 27 years ago in 1988, with a first assignment to East Berlin. He followed his tour at the center of the universe with assignments to Ankara and the Multinational Force and Observers (Sinai). Other overseas tours have included Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai, China; Santiago, Chile; Yerevan, Armenia; Hanoi, Vietnam; and La Paz, Bolivia. Rob has also served multiple assignments in Washington, D.C. Rob will quickly and proudly tell you he is from Texas, a native of Austin, which he still calls home. After a single enlisted tour in the Army, he attended Texas State University, majoring in German language and literature and earning a B.A. and an M.A.T. degree. He also attended the Universität Würzburg in Germany. He is married (his wife is from Shanghai), and has one daughter, age 11, who was born in Santiago. Besides his family, Rob’s interests are brewing, music, photography, reading, and hiking.
Adelle Gillen
Secretary
Bio
Adelle Gillen has been a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State since 2005. She is currently the Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia. She has served in diplomatic assignments in Luanda, Bogota, Mexico City, and Lisbon, as well as in Washington, DC. She has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and studied liberal arts at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM. She is married to Timothy Gillen, Visas Chief in the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia. They have three young sons.
Holly Kirking
Treasurer
Bio
Holly Kirking Loomis arrived in Brasilia in June 2014, just before the World Cup. An American diplomat, she recently completed her tour in the Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy in Brazil. During her 12 years as a diplomat, she has also served two tours in Beijing and one tour in Tegucigalpa. Prior to joining the foreign service, Holly worked in trade finance in Chicago. She graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Minnesota, and is currently completing her masters degree at Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Holly speaks Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese. With her diplomat husband Landon Loomis, Holly spends her free time exploring the world with her three young sons, managing a small family business, and tending to gardens and chickens on a little urban farm in Lago Sul. The Loomis family returns home to Wisconsin and New Orleans at every opportunity.
Anna Lisa
Bio
After many years of living in Europe and working in marketing, sales and licensing, in 2015 Anna Lisa moved to Brasilia with her husband, who works for the Foreign Ministry of Denmark, and their two children who are currently attending EAB. As part of the family’s move to Brasilia, Anna Lisa decided to take the opportunity to explore alternative career options. Her most recent positions were in Copenhagen where she served as director and partner at Nordic Licensing Company (NLC), Middle East Licensing Company (MELC) and Ink Brands (formerly Kidz Entertainment/EEMC). Throughout her career, her focus has been on branding, marketing and managing the sales of licensing rights to companies interested in developing licensed merchandise and promotional programs. In those leadership roles, she led the sales and marketing efforts to ensure both her companies and her clients’ companies were representing and reflecting the core values of the brands. Anna Lisa has represented Warner Bros., Activision, Mattel and a handful of the major European football clubs. Her expertise and experience lie in the US and across most European countries. With more than 20 years in client service, Anna Lisa’s experiences have solidified her skill and love for communication, with a special focus on building lasting and lucrative partnerships with her clients and teams. In her free time, she enjoys sewing, cooking and writing.
Anne Posthuma
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.
Allan Bredy
Chris Chamberlin
Bio
Chris Chamberlin arrived in Brasilia in January 2016 with his family of two girls, Anna and Emily both at EAB in grades 10 and 11, and his wife Caroline Bilkey who is New Zealand’s Ambassador to Brazil. Chris is an American, raised in California, where he attended Lowell HS in San Francisco, UC Santa Barbara and UCLA, gaining a PhD in economic history. His real career, after spending many years as a professional student, began on Capitol Hill where he served as an advisor to Senator Paul Tsongas of Massachusetts. Chris later joined the World Bank where he enjoyed 20 years of working as an economist and manager in the areas of health and social protection. After retiring from the World Bank in 2004, Chris was an independent consultant working in Asia and the Pacific. Chris is on the Board of the Ambassadors Spouses Group here in Brasilia, and loves to play tennis.
Henrik Sjöberg
Bio
Henrik Sjöberg is Swedish and moved to Brasília in 2015 when his wife took the position as counselor at the Swedish Embassy. Henrik has a Master of Science in political scientist and has worked for the Ministry of Industry and several different public affairs and communications agencies in Sweden and in China. He has three kids at EAB: Nilo (5th grade), Elsa (3rd grade) and Joel (K4). Henrik is connected to Stockholm based business development consultant Six Year Plan and is currently working on a book project.
Janice Mills
Bio
Janice Mills arrived in Brasilia with her family in July 2015. She is current the Counsellor (Management) and Consul at the Embassy of Canada. She has been a Foreign Service officer since 2000 with the Government of Canada, and her previous assignment was in Warsaw, Poland. Janice studied Commerce at Mount Allison University, French at the Université de Strasbourg, and Education at the University of New Brunswick. When not abroad, Janice and her family live in Ottawa, Canada. Janice and her husband have two children at EAB – a daughter in grade 6 and a son in grade 4. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to the many beautiful sites in Brasil.
João Victor Mokdissi
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
Bio
Márcia Farias, an EAB alumna (Class ’83), was born in Rio but has lived most of her life in Brasilia, where she met Paulo Farias, her husband of almost thirty years. Their three children are part of the EAB family – Antonio (Class ’10), Maria Clara (Class ’14), and Pedro (Class ’16). Marcia studied Law at UnB (Class ’86), and holds a Master in Law from UFPE (2003). She went back to UnB for a PhD in the Social Sciences (2009/2012), and 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 a Prosecutor at the Tribunal de Contas do DF, and was appointed Chief Prosecutor for five two-year terms. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and learning art history. Marcia is an avid reader and founder of a book club that has met every month for over ten years. She supports the project Garatuja in São Sebastião.
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