Advisory Council members boost outreach efforts



New members (l-r): Mauri Shuler, Mark Collins, and Madison Barlow

We’re proud to profile three new members of the LAMP Advisory Council who are helping with outreach efforts to news media, educators, and social media.

Mauri Shuler, a retired NBC News journalist from Seattle, has a strong background in international communications and in community college education, and is working with LAMP to develop outreach activities to news media and community colleges.

For 30 years, she worked in broadcast news as a reporter, producer, editor, and manager in a career that spanned the globe from California to China and the Philippines, from Israel to Argentina, and points in between. As NBC Bureau Chief in Tel Aviv, Israel, during the first Intifada, she arranged the first live broadcast from the Old City in Jerusalem. She managed a full team, including live Nightly News broadcasts, from the 1986 Mexico City earthquake. Her other coverage included the wars of Central America during the 80s, the revolution in the Philippines, dictatorships and uprisings in South America and, finally, the Persian Gulf War in 1991 and the Oklahoma City terrorist bombing in 1995. She was nominated for a national Emmy Award for her Middle East work and received two regional Emmys for television news production.

Mauri is a strong supporter of community colleges and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Edmonds Community College and president of the Trustees Association of Community and Technical Colleges. As a Public Affairs volunteer for the American Red Cross, she is responsible for writing, editing and posting stories and photographs about disasters and the Red Cross. She has also acted as a Red Cross spokesperson doing television, radio and print interviews.

Mark Collins is a teacher in Prince George’s County, Maryland, who will be advising LAMP on ways of connecting with teachers in the DC, MD, and VA area. He has taught various history, government, and social studies related courses over a career of several decades in Washington, DC, and is currently teaching at Suitland High School in Forestville. He has written curriculum and standards for D.C. Public Schools in history, served as a cooperating teacher for student teachers, and has served on a wide variety of panels and committees during his career.

As a result of a series of Facebook posts he discovered the connection between Abraham Lincoln and Mexico, and the Abraham Lincoln and Mexico website, which has also piqued an interest in researching and writing about Lincoln’s diplomatic appointees and foreign policy during his term in office. One of his favorite historical sites is in Washington, DC and that site is Fort Stevens. Mark earned a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and later this year will finally enroll in a Master’s program in American History.

Madison Barlow is a recent college graduate who is marketing coordinator for a finance company in Newport, RI, and she is helping LAMP with social media strategies and content. At Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, she studied Integrated Marketing Communications and Writing and her college concentrations included social media marketing, brand management, event planning & management, and creative writing, plus she held positions on Ithaca College’s campus as lead Image-Text Editor for Stillwater Literary Magazine and Contributing Writer for Buzzsaw Magazine. During the summer of 2018, she had a position as Communications Intern for a business in Providence, Rhode Island, where she participated in a number of projects with the marketing team, including managing social media platforms, publishing press releases, and designing marketing materials.

We’re delighted with the involvement of Mauri, Mark, and Madison, and welcome them to the LAMP Advisory Council. The full list of current members is:

  1. Janet Layton Arribas, teacher, Pasadena CA area
  2. Madison Barlow, Marketing Coordinator, Embrace Home Loans, Newport, RI
  3. Ronald Barnett, Ph.D. historian and former professor, Jocotopec, MX
  4. Shaun Arron Cassidy, social media marketing, San Diego CA
  5. Gen. Clever Chavez Marin, historian and Mexican military expert, Zapopan, MX
  6. Noor Chehabeddine, Advanced Placement US History (APUSH) student, American School Foundation of Guadalajara (ASFG), Guadalajara, MX
  7. Mark Collins, high school teacher, Washington DC area
  8. Sylvia N. Contreras, businesswoman, history activist, and LAMP PR representative, Long Beach, CA
  9. Robert DiYanni, Ph.D. Professor, and instructional consultant, Center for the Advancement of Teaching at NYU, New York City
  10. Heribert von Feilitzsch, historian, author, and business executive, Washington DC area
  11. Héctor García Chávez, Director, Latin American-Latinx Studies, Loyola University, Chicago IL
  12. Emb. Carlos Gonzalez-Magallon, retired Mexican foreign service official, Ajijic, MX
  13. Rocìo Guenther, freelance journalist, San Antonio, TX
  14. Jorge Haynes, retired California State University administrator, Austin, TX
  15. Janet Heinze, international education consultant, Guadalajara, MX
  16. Javier Hernández, photojournalist and reporter, Chihuahua, MX
  17. Michael Hogan, historian and author, Guadalajara MX
  18. Fiachra Keogh, international history educator, Ireland and Mexico
  19. Cindy A. Medina Gallardo, history activist, genealogist, and LAMP senior PR representative, Austin, TX
  20. Carlos Alberto Méndez Villa, Ministry of Culture, Chihuahua, MX
  21. Luciana Mendez, computer sciences student at DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  22. Liam O’Hara, Social Studies Department Head, International School of Panama
  23. Stacy Lynn Ohrt-Billingslea, International School, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  24. Brenda Prado, independent scholar, New York, NY
  25. Mark Sconce, author and retired businessman, Camarillo, CA
  26. Mauri Shuler, retired NBC News journalist, Seattle, WA
  27. Jason Silverman, Ph.D. retired university history professor, Rock Hill, SC
  28. Richard Stafford, retired journalist, Washington DC area
  29. Philip Stover, historian and retired deputy superintendent of San Diego Unified School System, Chihuahua, MX
  30. Isaias Torres, Social Studies Department Head, ASFG, Guadalajara, MX
  31. Christena Wiseman, retired high school educator, Reno NV
  32. David Wogahn, digital publishing executive, Carlsbad CA



Author: LAMP

Co-founder of the Lincoln and Mexico Project. Email: USA: 619-246-4342. MX: +52-33-3676-5897

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