Board Members


rocioRocio Garcia, President:
Rocio Garcia, originally from Venezuela, is the current president of PSLA and the proud mom of two. Rocio graduated as an engineer in Venezuela and received a Masters degree at UBC. While computers are her passion, Rocio also loves to cook, sew and do arts and crafts. Rocio is passionate about promoting the Spanish language and Latin American culture.


OnelisOnelis Estevez, Treasurer:
Originally from Cuba, Onelis received a degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami. She currently works as a Montessori teacher in Vancouver. She is passionate about preserving the Spanish language, providing opportunities for her daughter to reflect on her own heritage, and understand and appreciate her parents’ culture. Her love of promoting the Spanish language and her desire to have her daughter speaking Spanish led Onelis to enroll her daughter at PSLA.


castorCastor Fernandez, Vice President:
Castor is an artist (painter and sculptor) recognised in Montreal and now also in Vancouver. Apart from his artistic projects, he also works in administration and as a teacher. Castor was born in Bordeaux, France, spent his childhood in Galicia, Spain, and has also lived many years in Canada. He speaks five languages and has two children.


lisaLisa Kelso, Secretary:
Lisa is originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario. She holds a degree in biology and speaks Finnish and, after having lived in Colombia for several years, Spanish.  Lisa’s two daughters are students of the PSLA School.


Konrad Godt, Member at Large.