BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Welcome the AISM
Board of Trustees
Mr. Rigobert Kilu - Chair
Ms. Lillian Best
Ms. Jenny Bjork
Mr. Michael Blees
Mr. Barry Dagold
Mr. Wael Hariz
Ms. Sunshine Ison
Mr. Jeffrey Szuchman
Ms. Kim Toure
Message from the Board Chair
Dear Students, Parents, fellow Members of the Board and Faculty & Staff,
I am Rigobert Kilu and I will have the great honor to chair the AISM Board for the 2021/2022 school year. I am a German National working for the German Cooperation in Liberia and have two daughters at the AISM.
We just had a very difficult school year behind us and I would like to express a special thanks to the AISM Staff, the parents, the students, and my fellow Board members for the effort in making this year a success. My very special thanks will go to our School Director Dr. Bobbi McDaniel, who during this very difficult time, showed leadership skills and vision.
I would like also to thank the outgoing Board members for the good work and warmly welcome the new ones into the AISM Board. I would also take this opportunity to wish all the best to the Students and Staff members, who have left the AISM Family, at the same time I would like to welcome ALL the newcomers, staff members, Students, and their parents.
We have challenges ahead of us and for sure the upgrade to a High School will be one of them. The start has been done and the rest will follow.
I will conclude by wishing everyone a very nice holiday and hope to see all of you healthy and ready for the new challenges of 2021/2022
Rigobert Kilu (Pr. Eng.)
Mr. Wael Hariz is a Canadian with a Lebanese ethnic background. This is his first year on the AISM Board and he serves as Treasurer. He has a son in first grade, a daughter in 8th grade. Mr. Hariz is the managing Director for the Royal Grand Hotel. He is also a Business Consultant, Honorary Consul of Belgium in Liberia. Mr. Hariz has worked in Canada, the USA, the UK, and the Middle East.
— Wael Hariz
My name is Mrs. Kimberly Kpan Toure. A Liberian, mom, wife, and over 15 years career businesswoman who has created several businesses in Liberia. I graduated from the Business College of the University of Liberia with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. I have worked with organizations for quite some time and have acquired vast experience in negotiations. Currently, volunteering as National Treasurer at the Association of Liberian Construction Contractors and ex-official of the Liberian Business Association.
— Kimberly Kpan Toure
My name is Jenny Osterlind , I am from Sweden. I have two boys at AISM, one in Kindergarten and one in fourth grade. This is our second year in Monrovia, the whole family enjoys our time here. I am a new board member and I am looking forward to engaging further in the present and future development of the school. Besides being a board member, I am studying computer science at a Swedish university. I also enjoy playing golf, traveling near and far, and cooking. Additionally, I am passionate about the environment and recycling and how we can sustain a recycling program at AISM.
Sunshine Ison currently serves as the Director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) at the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia but has dedicated much of her diplomatic career to cultural, educational, press, and public engagement issues, including partnerships with schools and universities in the United States and abroad. In addition to Liberia, she has served in Peru, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Vietnam, and Mexico, as well as in Washington, DC. Sunshine grew up on a farm in Eastern Kentucky, and interactions with exchange students changed her life by inspiring her to study abroad and later to join the U.S. Foreign Service. Sunshine serves a the US Ambassador’s Boardmember Representative.
— Jenny Osterlind
— Sunshine Ison