Education Beyond Borders

Our Governing Board

The Board of Directors:

Noble Kelly, BEd, MEd (President):

Noble has been a High School Educator since 1991. Mr. Kelly has a Post Baccalaureate in Educational Technology and a Masters in Adult Learning and Global Change. He is an Adjunct Professor with the Teacher Education Department at UBC and has worked as a teacher mentor and trainer for the Simon Fraser University Educational Technology Post Baccalaureate program. Noble has served as the co-chair of the board for BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) from 2013 to 2017 and has designed and facilitated workshops to teachers as a member of the Peace and Global Education Provincial Specialist Association of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation. He has been involved in education reform work and teacher training in South Africa, Ethiopia, Guyana, Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya. Mr. Kelly founded Education Beyond Borders in 2007 and is presently devoting his time to its continued growth and developing and implementing systemic strategies and awareness to teachers and development practitioners to foster quality education globally.

Dr. Carolin Rekar Munro, CHRL, CTDP (Vice President)

Carolin Rekar Munro is Professor and Intellectual Lead for Leadership and Human Resources, and MBA Mentorship Coordinator in the Faculty of Management at Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC. Carolin is also Adjunct Professor for Central Michigan University in the MA in Education and was Visiting Professor in the MBA program at Mount Meru University, Tanzania teaching HR, Organizational Behaviour, and Strategy. Carolin has an international consulting practice in which she collaborates with leaders in: workplace learning and performance; strategic architecture; multigenerational workplace unity; leadership development; design and facilitation in hybrid worlds; and, organizational renewal and engagement. Carolin received her Master and Doctoral degrees with a focus on HR and Leadership from the University of Toronto. Carolin has been an active member of Education Beyond Borders since 2012, including project team member and leader for leadership development and community education initiatives in Tanzania, and collaborator on the design and facilitation of remote workshops on Social and Emotional Learning. Carolin serves on the Board of Directors, Institute for Performance and Learning, with involvement on the Conference Committee (Chair) and Communities of Practice development team. Carolin is Academic Ambassador, VP Leadership, and Conference Organizer for the Annual International Conference on Communication and Management, Greece.

Kin Lo, PhD, FCPA, FCA (Treasurer):

Dr. Lo is the Senior Associate Dean of Students at UBC Sauder School of Business. He holds the CPA Professorship in Accounting established by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC). After receiving a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary, he articled at PwC and subsequently earned his doctorate from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago. His research has been published widely and he has served as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Accounting and Economics from 2003-2011. Aside from research and teaching, Kin is also active in the professional accounting community serving on provincial and national committees such as the Academic Advisory Council for the Accounting Standards Board of Canada. He was elected as Fellow of CPABC (FCPA) in 2013.

Maureen Hillman BA, Certificate in Education, MA (Secretary):

Maureen Hillman taught ESL in high school and later at college level where she was Modern Languages Coordinator. She spearheaded a project focussed on developing students’ conversational skills in English in authentic situations. She also designed the English curriculum for an engineering program at a school in rural Senegal and facilitated teacher professional development in competency-based learning. After retiring, she started teaching French conversation workshops for newcomers to Quebec, designed and delivered workshops for Développement, Expertise et Solidarité Internationale (DESI), co-authored a guide on distance learning for DESI and joined EBB. Starting in 2011, Maureen took part in EBB programs in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, collaborating on designing and facilitating in-country workshops. Since 2020, she has been working with a small team of EBB volunteers focusing on designing and delivering remote workshops, writing resource materials on Social and Emotional Learning and exploring how to best support distance learning.

Kimberly Brown, BEd, MEd

Kimberly is a retired school administrator with Regina Public Schools who is enjoying being back in the classroom as a substitute teacher. She has travelled to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with Education Beyond Borders since 2010. Since 2020, she has been working with a small team of EBB volunteers focusing on designing and delivering remote workshops for Social and Emotional Learning for teachers in Uganda. Kimberly also worked in Kolkata, India in the fall of 2022 with Her Future Coalition (HFC) designing then teaching an English Language Program.  She continues to meet remotely with students in Kolkata to practise spoken English. Kimberly holds Bachelor and Master of Education from the University of Regina focusing on Curriculum and Instruction. She has also taken classes through the University of British Columbia on Reconciliation through Education to support the Indigenous students and families that she works with. Kimberly has worked for most of her teaching career in community schools in Regina supporting students and families through promoting family involvement in learning, making school a welcoming place and having high expectations for learning. She believes that all students will grow and succeed if they are given the supports they need at school whether it is through learning interventions, developing positive behaviour interventions, meeting students basic needs or offering them a quiet place during a busy day. This belief is why she is committed to the EBB's work.

Philip Omanyo, Bed (ECD):

Mr. Omanyo is a leader in the field of education, teacher training, coaching and mentorship, and project management and planning. Philip works as an Education Officer for a digital learning for projects in Kenya, as well as an NGO advancing Numeracy and Literacy outcomes in Kenya and Nigeria through working with scalable government solutions. Prior, Philip has worked with several organizations as an instructional coach with Women Education Researcher of Kenya (WERK) and Education Development Trust (EDT). Notable of his skills are, project management and coordination, education and research, child protection and inclusion, parental education, teacher training, teacher coaching and mentorship, training of trainers (ToT), monitoring and evaluation, administrative and planning skills, community engagement and partnerships. He holds a Bachelors of Education (Early Childhood Education and Development) from the University of Nairobi. 


Yoweri Mugweri, BBA:

Mr. Mugweri holds a bachelor's in Business Administration majoring in Accounts with a diploma in Cooperative and Business Administration and has a CPA. He also has a certificate in Project Planning and Management. Yoweri has been in service since 1990, working with the Uganda Government in the Ministries of Cooperative, Trade and Industry, as well as the Ministry of Local Government and Private Organizations Local and international. Yoweri has served as the board Chairperson of Good Shepherd community development association and the founder of Elite College and Good Shepherd Junior School all in Uganda. Apart from that above, Yoweri is active in auditing at JOELSEN and Co. Certified Public Accountants - Uganda. He is also the Vice Chairperson of Kamuli district private school owners association.


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