Le Châtelard

Switzerland

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Mr. Javier Valenzuela
BASED IN ATLANTA, USA

Born in Mexico City, holds a BS in Business Administration from the Anahuac University and a Master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Wisconsin. Worked as a High School Catholic Formation teacher at the Cumbres Institute in Mexico. After 5 years working in the financial sector, he arrived to Oaklawn Academy in Edgerton, Wisconsin in 1998 where he served as principal for almost 17 years. Since August 2015 he has been appointed Executive Director of Oak International Academies. He enjoys music as well as playing and watching soccer. Now lives in Atlanta Ga.

 


 

 

Asunta Serrano
BASED IN MADRID, SPAIN

Asunta was born in Seville, Spain. Asunta gained a degree in Management and Business Administration in 1998 at the Complutense University in Madrid. Following this she was a PhD student from the University Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid, Spain. Here she also earned a Masters in Management and Evaluation of Education Centers in 2003 together with a Masters of Arts in 2010. She is also trained as both a Dialogue Coach and a Team Coach. From 1999 to 2001 Asunta worked as the Assistant Principal at Highlands College in Seville before doing the same occupation between 2001 and 2005 in Madrid.
Between 2005 and 2008 Asunta worked as Academic Coordinator for the Department of Management and Quality at Regnum Christi Spain before becoming Director of the department between 2008 and 2012. Since then she has been working at the Center of International Studies for Adolescents and Youths and has been recognised by Oak as a teacher of instructors for the Academies Summer School Accompaniment program, 2014 in the United States of America and then Ireland in 2015. Asunta has always been very close to education and youth.


 



 

Ms. Jacinta Curran
BASED IN DUSSELDORF, GERMANY

Born in Dublin, Ireland During her secondary school years in Mount Anville Convent School she got to know Regnum Christi. After obtaining a degree in Psychology from University College Dublin in 1981 she initiated her formation as a consecrated member in Rome, Italy. 

In 1984 she founded Overbook academy in Orange, Connecticut where she spent almost 6 years. She then spent a year studying a course on Marriage and Family at the Lateran University in Rome and then served as principal of the Irish Institute in Mexico City for 8 years before returning to Europe. She worked in a school in Vienna, Austria for some years and travelled helping to coordinate the work of consecrated women in Central and Eastern Europe. She spent 10 years in Seville, Spain, 9 of them as principal of the Highlands School. Since March 2014 she has served as territorial director of the consecrated of Regnum Christi for the Central and Western European territory.


 


 

 

Fr Andreas Schöggl, L.C.
BASED IN DUSSELDORF, GERMANY

Fr Andreas Schöggl was born in Herzogsdorf , Oberösterreich, Austria. On September 10, 1993, he joined the novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ in Roetgen , Germany. He made his perpetual profession on October 5, 2001. He was ordained a priest on December 24, 2003, in Rome. He holds a license in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. From 1999 to 2000 he was a member of the formation team of the Center for Higher Studies of Rome. From 2003 to 2005 he served as dean of studies for theology at the same centre. Fr Andreas has held positions in the congregation’s general secretariat, first as head of the historical archives ( 2000-2003) and later as Communications Director for Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi (2005-2012). From 2005 to 2010 he worked in the German section of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See. In December, 2010 he was appointed as one of the secretaries of the central commission for the revision of the Legions’ constitutions. He was appointed territorial director of Western and Central Europe in March 2012.


 


 

 

Kevin Egan

BASED IN MONTERREY, MEXICO

Kevin is Irish and has been the director of the Himalaya School in Monterrey, Mexico since 2011.

He graduated from the University Regina Apostolorum, Rome Italy with a major in Philosophy and also a Diploma in Theology.  Whilst at the Center of Humanity Studies, Salamanca, Spain he acquired a B.A. in Humanities.

From 1987-1991 Kevin was a Dean of Discipline at the Irish Institute Mexico then between 1993-1997 he worked as the Assistant Director of Youth Formation of Spain in Network of Schools Semper Altius.  Here he lead a national team of people dedicated to helping boys achieve a more integral formation in the cities of Madrid, Sevilla, Salamanca, Valencia and Barcelona, directed many formation courses to future directors of school and Youth organizations. Lead a team in Aachen, Germany to begin youth work in the area and organized and directed a month long summer course for teenagers in the north of Spain for over a hundred boys from all over the world.

He is currently attending courses at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

He has also worked as Intern Director at Cumbres School, Caracas, Venezuela from 1998-1999.  Director of Cumbres School Saltillo, Mexico from 1999-2007 and between 2007-2011 was the Director of Alps & Cumbres School, Guadalajara, Mexico.


 


 

 

Mari Carmen Avila Diaz-Rubín
BASED IN ROME, ITALY

Was born in Mexico. She has an honors degree in Industrial Design together with a degree in Education and Development which she achieved at Anahuac University.  She also has a MA in Religious Studies a BAFD and a liturgy for pastoral action from 2012 until present.

From 1978 to 1983 she was an English teacher in elementary and high school with the School del Bosque, Mexico. Between September 1983 and July 1984 she was coordinator of the English department and technical deputy director of the Institute Rosedal in Mexico. Following this she was a member of the founding team of the Irish Institute school in Rome, Italy and was the director of this school between February 1987 and July 1994.

Mari Carmen was in collaboration with the founding of the Châtelard School between January 1991 and July 1992. For the school year 1994-1995 she was the Director of Studies at Everest School, Madrid before becoming the director of Le Chatelard from September 1995 until July 2002.

She then spent 5 years as the National Director of Training Groups and apostolate of children, youth and adults in France.  From 2007 to 2010 she was Director of Studies of the Regnum Christi consecrated Training Centre in Madrid before becoming a teacher of the Regnum Christi consecrated in Monterrey, Mexico until 2012.

Mari Carmen is now the General Counsel of the Association of Consecrated Regnum Christi and has been since 2012.


 


 

 

Mario Olivieri Sangiacomo 
BASED IN ROME, ITALY


Born in Mexico City. Studied at the Cumbres Institute his primary and secondary formation. In the year 1982 he became a lay consecrated member of the Regnum Christi.   

Graduate in Business Administration at the Anahuac University, obtained a Master in Business Administration at the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.  He also has post graduate studies in philosophy.

Currently Mr. Olivieri is based in Rome and is the Finance Director of the Regnum Christi since 2012 and member of the Board of Directors of the Universidad Interamericana de Desarrollo (UNID) and the Universidad Europea de Roma. 

Started working in 1986 in the Territorial Administration of the Territory of Mexico in the accounting, tax, audit, corporate and treasury areas and held the position of Finance Director for several years until 2011, supervising more than 200 educational institutions, works of apostolate, public charities and real state corporations.

 

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