Founder and President of Libros para Todos. Susan Neulist began Libros para Todos during a Spanish conversation class in 2013 and is proud of the growth over the past 6 years and the success of reaching children, especially in rural communities.
She worked in the US in many settings including not for profit organizations in administration and organization. These include the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Chapel Hill, NC; the University of North Carolina, medical offices and small businesses.
She moved to Mexico with her husband Richard when they retired.
She has volunteered and organized volunteers for much of her adult life and brings to LpT her knowledge and dedication to organization and working in the service of others.
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A denison of the east coast of the USA, Tina has spent many years doing many things as might be expected from any self respecting Gemini. That said, in her corporate career she has worked extensively in diverse fields including organizational development and planning, human resource development , succession planning , marketing, training and communication.This work has spanned established major companies and venture capital startups , the majority of which was in technology sector businesses. Chapter two has seen her consulting, owning and operating restaurants and retail businesses , frequently more than one at a time, as well as being deeply involved in community activism and leadership and volunteering.
Her relationship with San Miguel de Allende began in 2010, and her relationship with Libros para Todos began when she was seduced by an author event in support of LPT many years ago.
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Gerardo Arredondo Hernandez
Gerardo has been a promoter of culture all his life and has specialized in promoting literature since the year 2000. He founded the reading club Jorge Ibargüengoitia which collaborated with CONACULTA, the Secretary for Culture in Mexico. A teacher by trade, Gerardo has been committed to spreading the habit of reading for pleasure among children and youth in the municipality of Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato. As a member of the Board of Directors for Libros para Todos, he manages the reading campaigns in Dolores Hidalgo which includes hundreds of young participants.
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Richard Neulist is the Treasurer of Libros para Todos. His background includes accounting and computer technology and has worked in both private and not for profit organizations in the US, with a strong emphasis on budgeting. He moved to Mexico upon retirement and besides his joy of learning a language, he has given much of his volunteer time to helping organizations to develop a database for tracking donations. He has also volunteered teaching English and loves working with children.
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He was born in the City of San Miguel de Allende 49 years ago. After finishing high school he studied to become a teacher in Spanish as a second language.
He has been involved in the NGO´s Sector working for different NGO´s our area for almost 30 years. He worked in CASA A.C. for six years, and was in the board of Directors of HOSPICE San Miguel. Nowadays he is an advisor in The Latin American Relief Foundation.
In 2004, he founded the Non-for profit organization called APOYO A.C. where he is the Executive Director. With APOYO. In 2014 he won the prize for Social Entrepreneurship by Ashoka-Tec de Monterrey. In 2015, he was appointed as The Citizen of the Year by the Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende. He has collaborated in different projects with Feed the Hungry, Rotary Club, Mano Amiga, Caminos de Agua and Vancouver Island University and municipal and federal government.
Emma Guerra Arguero
She worked for the private sector for 32 years in all periods of secondary and upper secondary education as a teacher from preschool to high school, always in private institutes. She was director of a middle school and high school for five years in a Lasallian school in Coatzacoalcos. She has taught development courses working with a human resources international company. In San Miguel, she worked in a tutoring school teaching Spanish as a second language. She is currently a regularization tutor for young people who have not finished high school, and tutors at the Guanajuato Open High School program and where she prepares and guides young people to take a single exam at the Colbach Institutes (National High School). She is a certified teacher in INEA and has been guiding and helping children ages 10-14 and up, to obtain a secondary and primary certificate through the module system for eight years. Likewise, for five years she has been working in a state-owned school in the municipality of San Miguel de Allende. In GTO she runs a project for a self-sustaining schools, providing fresh food, in addition to promoting reading comprehension with the creation of a new library.
Daniela Elena Franco
She began as a volunteer for LPT in 2013 and became director in 2015. Daniela studied International Affairs and Foreign Languages from Lewis & Clark College, a masters in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a masters in Business Administration from ITESM Queretaro. She loves traveling, dancing flamenco, reading, spending time with her two daughters, and, of course, reading.
Mariana Tapia Hernández
Mariana is from the small community of El Carmen in the municipality of San Miguel de Allende. She was raised by her mother and grandmother. She discovered her gift for working with kids and her passion for community development projects at a young age. Upon graduation from high school, she worked for a micro-lending institution where she assisted in designing the curriculum for a children's program that teaches the basic tenets of financial literacy. Mariana has been the Outreach Program Coordinator for Libros para Todos since 2019.