Member Bios

Gilberto Rosado

Gilberto Rosado, P.E., LEED AP Board Member, Senior Infrastructure Adviser   Global Caravan welcomes Mr. Gilberto "Gil" Rosado as board member and senior infrastructure adviser. Mr. Rosado has approximately 14 years of Infrastructure Engineering experience including Civil Engineering, Transportation Infrastructure and Institutional Facilities. Mr. Rosado has a particular interest in developing sustainable facilities in Developing Countries

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Lisa Wheeler

Treasurer, Global Caravan Lisa Wheeler is a long-time Northern Virginia resident. She received masters in science in Accounting from George Mason University with and started her accounting career with Blue Cross Blue Shield National Capital Area upon graduation. She left the work force to raise her family, but spent much of those years running her husband’s company, Artistry Painting and Decorating. She re-entered the work force as an accountant

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Roland Raoul KOUASSI

Board Member Senior Advisor, Director of Program West Africa & Cote d'Ivoire E-mail: rrkouassi@gmail.com Tel: (+225) 07 92 94 07 / (+225) 01 08 88 01 Mailing address: 22 BP 434 Abidjan 22, University of Cocody, Abidjan View Roland Raoul KOUASSI's Biography and CV

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Dr. Bernard Mambo Ph.D.

Executive Vice President & Senior Academic Advisor Dr. Bernard Mambo, co-founder of Global Caravan for Education and Cultural Exchange, was born and raised in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. In 1997 he came to the United States for his graduate studies with the goal to use the the knowledge and experience he gained in the United States to improve the lives of those less fortunate in the developing world. Dr. Mambo graduated from Kansas State University

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Dr. Bedia Francois Aka

Dr. Bedia Francois Aka Boad Member Senior Advisor Public Relations, Europe, Africa, Canada Dr Bédia François Aka is a teacher in the Department of Economics at University of Bouaké (Côte d’Ivoire) and a permanent researcher in the center of Research for Development (CRD) of the University of Bouaké. He is also a member of the global faculty of the trade policy training center (trapca) based in Arusha (Tanzania), a member of the African Research

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KOUASSI koffi Hippolyte

Director of Operations, Cote d'Ivoire Project View KOUASSI koffi Hippolyte's Biography and CV  

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Ron Phillips

Board Member Director of Public Relations Ron Phillips works in public policy in Washington, DC. He began his career as an aide on Capitol Hill, where he worked for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. He has worked for several agricultural industries in the communications and government relations functions.   A native of Ohio, he received a BA degree in communications from Cedarville College and a MA in journalism

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Joan Vistica

Board Member Vice President & Senior Operations Co-ordinator Joan Vistica joined Global Caravan because of her love of reading, interest in education and desire to see children who want to learn have the resources they need to achieve their goals. She is a part time student at University of Maryland and serves in the children’s ministry at her church leading the Awana club. She lives in Maryland with her husband Greg and her three daughters.

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Todd Kilbourne

Board Member President & Senior Advisor E-mail: Todd.kilbourne@globalcaravan.org Tel: 703-801-4285 Todd is currently a Lead Systems Engineer at Systems Enginuity, Inc. Todd has previously worked as Principal Engineer at JIL information Systems, Inc; and as a Senior Electrical/Systems Engineer at SAIC. Tood was educated at the Catholic University of America; and at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Electircal Engineering.

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Eby Aka

Board Member Founder & Senior Strategist E-mail: Eby.aka@globalcaravan.org Tel: 571-970-3909 Website: ebyaka.com Eby Aka, the founder of Global Caravan for Education and Cultural Exchange, was born and raised in the West African country of Côte d’Ivoire. As a trained English teacher, Eby Aka started his career teaching in local private schools before he was accepted to teach French and African Studies at the international Christian Academy

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