Chairman of the Board
Elizabeth Quila is a writer, journalist, psychologist and psychoanalyst. Now, living in Houston for the last ten years, she is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Casa Cultural de las Américas, in Houston, Texas a Non-profit Organization.
In her country, Ecuador, she was General Editor of Agencia Literaria El Conjuro, Guayaquil; Creative Director of Citra Publicidad, Quito; Creative Director of MS & S Agencia de Publicidad, Guayaquil.
In the area of education Elizabeth has teached at: Universidad Del Salvador, Buenos Aires; UDLA, Quito; Universidad Autónoma de Quito; Escuela Superior Politecnica, ESPOL, Guayaquil; Fundacion Teleducando, Guayaquil; and ITV, Guayaquil. She also gives workshops and conferences around the world for prevention of child abuse, female emotional intelligence and therapy through the arts.
She has obtained awards in Madrid, Guayaquil, Cuenca and Houston, both for her literary work as well as her work as a psychotherapist and pioneer of social projects in education and health.
Publications in chronological order are: “La mirada ciega” (short stories), “Conjuros y Maldiciones”(novel), “Cristina”(novel), “Travesti de Almas”(short stories), “El Culto”(novel), “Oblivion” (poems), “El amante despiadado” (novel), “El pueblo de los ahogados”(novel), “El Cadaver que envejece dentro de su tumba“ (novel).
Chairman of the Board
Vice President of Public Relations
Born and raised in Buenos Aires where he owned a Ladies Boutique in a fashionable avenue, studied Theatre and acting before coming to Houston in 1973. Started a restaurant career at the then very famous Brennan's, Restaurant in Downtown Houston, that ended in 1999 with the Ninfa’s restaurant chain, where he acted as, Director of training, Purchasing, and Real Estate, among other duties assigned by the President of the Company. From 1999 to 2005 was sales adviser at Advantage BMW, where he resigned being a part at a national level of the company’s Professional Sales Council. In 2006, created with two partners and was president of Night-Bright, a company dedicated to manufacture and distribute Photoluminiscent exit signs and emergency evacuation systems, where he retired in 2012.
As a founding member of CCA, in August 2012, he now is the VP of public relations and fund raiser of the Organization.
V.P. Public Relations
Vice-President of International Relations
Born in Chihuahua, México, she studied Latin American Literature at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. She obtained the State Prize for Youth in Artistic Expression, and a prize in Queretaro, Mexico. She was Elected by Foro We as one of the 60 outstanding young women. She has written for national and international media such as Nexos, El Universal, Grupo Imagen, El Heraldo de Chihuahua, El Diario, Altertexto, Punto en Línea, Harpers Bazaar and Esquire Latin America and Spain. She was a Qualifying Jury in the Juan Rulfo National tale contest. She has given lectures and presentations on literature and cultural management. She had interviewed dozens of illustrious characters of art and culture with the
desire to show the world their great work. She went to the School of El País- Autonomous University of Madrid, in Madrid, Spain in order to complete her academic life, in addition she studied Cultural
Management at the University of Salamanca in Spain in conjunction with UNAM. She currently writes for various media jointly she is a founding partner of Olbiospublishing house and has a cultural network called Casa Fábula.
Andrea E. Lichfield
Andrea Elizabeth Lichfield, was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She has a graduate degree in Business Administration and Economics.
She is an experienced financial professional and part of the Institute of Management accountants and the Houston CMA Branch. Andrea has over 8 years of experience collaborating in her field with companies from Italy, Ecuador and United States.
She also loves art, and is herself an advanced impressionist oil painter.
Andrea Elizabeth Lichfield
Jocelyne Flores, Mexican, raised in Morelia, where she studied International Trading and lived for 28 years. Specialized in Supply Chain since 2016, Jocelyne worked for the movie theater industry on a multinational company based in Mexico, leading the logistic strategy for 14 countries from 2010 until 2018 before she decided to focus her logistic expertise to the humanitarian cause. She volunteered to work on a project in South Sudan with Doctors Without Borders on March 2018, implementing the supply strategy for the hospitals and clinics across the country, which was a life changing experience both personally and professionally. Jocelyne married the love of her life in 2018 and moved to Houston where she continues her studies of French and Portuguese and pursuits her dream of being a writer. Devoted reader of Latin American literature joined Casa Cultural de las Americas in 2019.