board of directors

The Careyes Foundation is overseen by a Board of Trustees who have expertise in each of the Foundation’s focus areas: community, ecology, and the arts. The Executive Board collaborates to determine the scope of projects and implement proposed ideas that are transformational, scalable, and sustainable. Members of the international Honorary Board serve as global ambassadors for the Foundation and support our programmatic and philanthropic efforts.

Board Members


Our day-to-day operations and programs are managed by our administrative team. 

Sarah Lerman

Pepe jacobo
Music School Director

Ignacio Pelayo
Field Manager 

Katie Alhart
development manager


We rely on the support of our dedicated team of volunteers, who move to Careyes to spend a year working with us. Their primary responsibility is to teach weekly classes in the local elementary schools through our Children’s English Program. They also provide invaluable support in the operation of our other community programs.