LEADERSHIP

SARA LAMSON NATHAN, PRESIDENT & CEO

Sara NathanAs CEO, Sara leads the senior management team at AMIGOS in developing the vision and systems to ensure that programs stay relevant, sustainable, and impactful. Prior to leading the organization Sara served as Director of Programs at AMIGOS for four years, building new program models, including the gap year, college programs, and programs for youth from Latin America. Prior to working at AMIGOS, Sara served as Associate Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Sara holds a Master of Science in International Development Management from the London School of Economics and bachelor’s degrees in Conservation and Resource Studies and Spanish from the University of California Berkeley. Sara got her start with AMIGOS as a participant in Costa Rica (1997) and Brazil (1998) and worked on program staff in the Dominican Republic (2000 & 2001) and Paraguay (2003).

Top of her bucket list: Take a month touring across Vietnam to visit the cities and coastal areas and enjoy amazing Vietnamese cuisine every day.

LUIS MENA, CFO & VICE PRESIDENT OF ADMINISTRATION

Luis-390x390Luis is responsible for the finance, accounting, treasury, facilities, and IT functions at AMIGOS. Luis first got involved with AMIGOS in 2013 but became involved in ‘las Americas’ much earlier in life when he was born in El Salvador.

He was raised in Houston, TX and attended the University of Texas, where he received his BBA from the Business Honors Program. After a few years of working with Enron (sorry about that), he then received his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Business. Prior to joining AMIGOS, Luis worked in various energy/utility firms and in the microprocessor industry.

Top of his bucket list: Travel to Petra, Jordan.

 

 

KRISTA BOSCOE, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Krista Boscoe

Krista is from San Francisco and lives there now with her family across from Ocean Beach.

As soon as she heard about AMIGOS in her freshman year, she wanted to go. She waited impatiently until she was 16 and then headed to Mexico in 1982 to work in latrine construction. To this day, she walks by bags of concrete at Home Depot with a well-trained desire to get some water and start mixing. The following summer, she went to Ecuador on a rabies vaccination campaign. While studying Sociology at UCSC, she returned to Ecuador in 1985 as field staff and then went back to Mexico in 1987 as the project director in Michoacan.

After college, she moved to Washington DC for two years. Her life took an unexpected turn when she moved to Seoul ,South Korea for three months that became five years. Asia was a true revelation to her and she loved every moment. When she returned to the US, she came back to San Francisco to work in International Education. She is thrilled to come full circle and be back with AMIGOS on the west coast.

Top of Krista’s bucket list: Hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain with her husband (though he does not know that yet).