New Appointments in the Casa Generalizia
® 01.09.2016 09:29 | 653 hits ®
Looking ahead to personnel for 2016 – 2017, Brother Superior General has appointed several Lasallians to join the Central Community at the Generalate for different services. Their presence will help to bring about the objectives determined by our last General Chapter.
Brother Alexander Gonzalez Morales
from the Bogota District has been called to work in the Communications
and Technology Service as Coordinating Secretary, replacing Brother
Jesús Martin who has held this position over the past six years while
upgrading the communications system, promoting the Lasallian corporative
brand, and fostering the creation of a consistent communications plan
at the Institute level.
Brother Alexander, who is 41 years old, has been both the RELAL
representative on the International Council of Communications and a
Communications Assistant during the last 45th General Chapter. His
experience will help us create a more effective Institute communications
network and heighten the visibility of our Lasallian mission worldwide.
Brother Robert Schaefer from DENA
(District of Eastern North America) will join the team of the
Secretariat for Formation. During the last three years, Brothers Vincent
Pelletier, also from DENA, and Jose Ricardo Moreno, from Bogota, have
been members of the Secretariat. They both were well-known because of
their valuable collaboration and fraternal spirit, especially through
CIL and other international formation programs.
Brother Robert “Bobby” Schaefer is 49 years old and has served as a
delegate from his District to the 45th General Chapter. Part of his new
assignment will be implementing the objectives related to the area of
Lasallian formation as determined by that General Chapter.
In addition to these appointments, Brother Superior has
appointed two Secretaries for Association and Mission whose posts were
vacant. These two positions are meant to work directly in the
implementation of the strategies (Circular 470) designed to follow up
the propositions of the General Chapter (Circular 469) in the area of
Association for the Lasallian Mission. Both of them will collaborate
closely with the General Councilors Brothers Gustavo Ramirez and Rafael
These two new Secretaries are Mr. Keane Palatino and Br. Nestor Anaya.
Mr. Keane Palatino is a Philippine lay Lasallian
from LEAD (Lasallian East Asia District). He attended Philippine
Lasallian institutions from primary through graduate school. He earned a
Bachelor of Arts in both Philippine Studies and in Mass Media at De La
Salle University, Manila. He also holds a Master of Arts in Educational
Leadership and Management from the same university.
Upon graduating from college, Keane was appointed Program Coordinator
of the Lasallian Youth Commission for the then District of Philippines.
In May of 2011, he became Executive Assistant to the Brother Visitor of
the newly created LEAD District. Since November 2013, he has held the
position of Executive Director of Lasallian Mission Services for De La
Salle Philippines. At an international level, Keane has represented his
District at several PARC Youth congresses, assemblies, symposia and
conferences. For the last two years, he has been a member of the
International Council of Young Lasallians.
Br. Nestor Anaya, a Mexican from
the Antilles-South Mexico District, holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in
Elementary Education, Spanish and Religious Studies. He also holds a
Master degree in Educational Administration from La Salle University of
Mexico. Currently, he is working on a PhD in Education, at the La Salle
Open University of Andorra.
Brother Nestor has teaching experience in elementary, high school and
higher education levels. He has been a Board member for two higher
education institutions within his home District, as well as Vice
President for Student Wellness and Integral Formation for De La Salle
University at El Bajío. He has been the chair of several School
Accreditation Committees, President of Mexico City´s Catholic School
Association, and consultant to the Mexican Confederation of Private
Schools for the Accreditation Model. At the District level, he has
served the past eight years as Secretary for Association and Mission.
Both, Keane and Nestor, as Secretaries of Association for the
Lasallian Educational Mission, will work collaboratively with Rafa and
Gustavo, the General Councilors responsible for the accompaniment of
CIAMEL, Young Lasallians, Lasallian Family and Lasallian Vocations in
fostering the Institute´s effective answers to the educational needs of
the 21th century.
We thank Brothers Jesús, Vincent and José Ricardo for their
abundant and generous service to the whole Institute from their base in
Rome. We wish them a happy and fruitful return to mission in their home
Districts. As we say goodbye to them, we warmly welcome Alexander,
Bobby, Keane and Nestor in the Central Community of the Casa
Br. Jorge Gallardo de Alba