Forrest Broman is the founder of TIE (The International Educator) and The Principals' Training Center for International School Leadership (The PTC). He is the CEO of the Overseas Schools Assistance Corp. (OSAC), which conducts both programs. He was formerly the headmaster of international schools in Israel and in Caracas, Venezuela.
He has a Law Degree from Harvard Law School and served as Associate Professor in Leadership and Education at Boston University.
A native of Massachusetts, Frank has been involved in education for over 45 years. He served as Superintendent for 27 years of Colegio Internacional de Carabobo (CICC) located in Valencia, Venezuela. Upon his relinquishing that position in 2004, he joined the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCASI) in Decatur, Georgia, as Executive Director for Latin America. Frank has also served on the Boards of AAIE, AASSA, Search Associates, TIE, and VANAS and has visited over 70 SACSCASI accredited schools throughout Latin America.
He is currently involved in providing leadership for two charitable foundations WeCanHelp in Venezuela and Children of Haiti Project (COHP) in Port au Prince, Haiti and offers professional based consultations throughout Latin America.
Frank and his wife Sally reside in Atlanta, Georgia. Their sons, Kevin and Keith, graduated from CIC, Valencia.
Bambi Betts, one of the original founders of COHP, is the director of the Principals’ Training Center for International School Leadership (PTC) and the Teacher Training Center for International Educators (TTC) and founder of two additional training centers for counselors and school business leaders. She has also recently completed ten years as the CEO for the Academy for International School Heads (AISH).
Bambi has been a director, principal and teacher in international schools for over 30 years. She has been a consultant in over 150 international schools, conducting professional development sessions on a wide range of topics related to the effective international school. She has written many articles on practical ways to improve international schools and authors a blog. The International Educator (TIE).
As an educational consultant Patricia Handly has supported teachers and principals in more than 100 international schools across the globe. Over the years she has worked with several organizations including the Developmental Studies Center, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt International Group, and the Principals Training Center for International School Leadership. Prior to her work as a consultant, Pat served as the elementary principal in international schools in The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Her earlier work in education included roles as classroom and resource teacher, school psychologist and college lecturer. She received her Principals Certificate from the College of New Jersey, her Masters degree in clinical and school psychology from George Mason University and her undergraduate degree in child development from Connecticut College. She has served as a volunteer in support of initiatives for children at The Children’s Home Society of Florida.
Jeff Keller is the Director General of the American Nicaraguan School, in Managua, Nicaragua. He has worked in American International schools since 1975, having served as the Head of School in Mexico, Colombia, and Guatemala. He earned a doctorate from the University of Alabama. In addition to his interest in supporting COHP, he is heavily involved in Operation Smile activities, first in Mexico and now in Nicaragua.
Jacqueline Fabius was born in Manhattan in 1971 to Haitian immigrant parents. She grew up in Haiti, Egypt and Israel, where she met Forrest Broman who was then the superintendent of her international high school.
After extensive travels as a photographer, Jacqueline settled in New York in the late nineties and in 2001 opened her own Project Management Consultancy focused on media and the Internet for 10 years.
When the disastrous earthquake struck Haiti in January of 2010, Jacqueline felt compelled to put her project leadership skills to use. Six weeks later in collaboration with Forrest Broman, she was on the ground in Haiti starting the Children of Haiti Project, where she continued to work for a year and a half. After her experience at COHP, she worked for the United Nations in Haiti from 2011 to 2014.
As of 2015 Jacqueline has been an independent consultant for International Development. She holds a degree in Comparative Literature and Spanish studies from Hamilton College in 1995 and speaks five languages.
Deborah Welch, Ph.D., is the CEO of the Academy for International School Heads (AISH). She was formerly Director of American School Doha, Qatar, and Deputy Director for Learning at the International School Bangkok, Thailand. Prior to this, she worked in various administrative and teaching positions in Boulder, Colorado, USA. She was also Director of Teacher Training Center (TTC) and a course developer, trainer and consultant for Principals' Training Center (PTC). Deb has been a teacher, curriculum director, staff developer, university instructor and educational consultant. She holds a Ph.D. in human and organizational development and a Master's degree in educational leadership and curriculum.