International Women's Club of Mexico City Board
Victoria Sneed, President
Victoria and her family relocated to Mexico City in July of 2015 from the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area. Upon arrival, she promptly joined International Women's Club and enjoyed the help acclimating and connecting to a circle of friends from around the world. Victoria has worked in communications consulting for over 20 years, with an expertise in not-for-profits and foundations, and also sits on the Board of Calvary Women’s Services, a women’s housing and social services organization in Washington DC. For fun, Victoria likes to travel, play tennis, read, explore the fabulous food and art of Mexico City and spend time outdoors with her family and dog Shawnee.
Fareen Samer, Vice President - Operations
Fareen moved from Moscow to Mexico in July of 2016 with her two sons and husband, Eddie. This is their second expat assignment, and are originally from Michigan. In Moscow, Fareen was the Membership and Winter Bazaar Chair in the International Women’s Club of Moscow. She loves traveling, running and spending time with her family. Fareen is very excited to join International Women’s Club of Mexico City, and being part of the board. She hopes to give her positive energy and time to make a difference in someone's life.
Lesan Malana, Vice President - Member Services
Lesan moved to Mexico City with her husband Carlo in June 2016 from Dallas, Texas. Lesan has lived in various cities including San Francisco, California; Manila, Philippines; Beijing, China; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In Dallas, Lesan was a Client Services Manager for an advertising marketing company and was a member of their Women's Leadership Forum. During her free time, she loves to travel, cook, try out new restaurants, run, bike and do triathlons.
Judy Kim, Vice President - Charities
Judy has lived in Mexico since 2014. She moved here from chilly Chicago and absolutely loves it here due to the beautiful weather and rich culture. For 14 years, Judy taught 1st and 2nd Grade in both Bilingual and Dual Language classrooms. Back in college Judy questioned her decision to major in Spanish Literature; she didn't think she would ever speak the language after graduating...boy, was she wrong. Besides her charity work, Judy keeps busy selling Mexican pottery, crafting, cooking, baking, and spending time with her husband and two Yorkies, Lucha and Mia.
Debbie Reyes, Vice President - Finance
Debbie relocated to Mexico with her husband, Rudy, and son, Ricky, two years ago from the NJ/NY area. She has a Master’s degree in Accounting and has worked for two of the Big Four public accounting firms. She has also worked in the industry as a Director of Accounting
and Senior Director of Internal Audit for a non-profit membership-based professional association in the US. Debbie enjoys spending her time with her family exploring Mexico.
Lisa Muhn, Vice President - Communications
Lisa relocated to Mexico City with her husband, Robert, in March of 2016 from Santiago, Chile. She was born in Venezuela to ex-pats and didn’t live in the United States until attending university in upstate New York. Since then Lisa has lived in 7 US states and 3 countries: Spain, Chile and now Mexico. She has worked as a graphic designer in both a professional and volunteer capacity for over 30 years. In addition to design she enjoys quilting, traveling, cooking and trying out all the fabulous restaurants in this amazing city.
Lynnis Roberts, Vice President - Events
Lynnis is a native of Washington, D.C. and relocated to Mexico City last summer. This is her second overseas post, she previously lived in Tanzania. Lynnis is a contracts professional turned homemaker, and hopes to turn some of that energy into planning some exciting events this year. She is mother to a young daughter. Her hobbies include gemology, sewing, hiking, and bodybuilding.
Erin Nolan, Secretary
Erin has lived in various cities in Mexico since 2003 when she moved from Chicago to volunteer "for a year" with an orphanage in Cuernavaca, Morelos. During that year of service, she happened to meet her husband, who is Mexican, and they moved to San Luis Potosí and Mérida for several years before returning to the Mexico City area. Erin has a degree in Spanish and works as a Spanish/English translator and copy editor while raising three bilingual, bi-cultural children. Despite not being new to Mexico, Erin has been a member of International Women's Club for six years, she is happy to lend her bilingual skills to help the club and its members. Erin enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, practicing yoga, and writing.
Key Position - Non-Voting
Debbie Majors, Bazaar Coordinator/Retail
Debbie moved to Mexico City with her husband Randy in February of 2014 from Denver, Colorado. Debbie and her family have lived in many cities in the US as well as Russia and Norway. She has enjoyed many careers in the US but mostly enjoys her time on the golf course as an LPGA golf professional. Debbie and Randy have 2 sons in Oklahoma and travel often to spend time with their boys. Debbie has been active with the International Women's Club for the past 2 years and is looking forward to introducing new members to the community of expats.