Our Team

Inova Consultancy United Kingdom

Our United Kingdom team are:

Marina Larios

Marina is Inova’s director and set up the company in 2001, to support her passion for promoting equal opportunities and particularly for supporting women in business and non-traditional fields. Marina is an experienced entrepreneur and business coach and also practices Clinical Hypnosis.

Eric Wijmenga

Eric is co-director of Inova Consultancy, Finance Manager and a Senior Researcher. He is also the founder and director of our subsidiary Inova Education, an educational marketing and recruitment agency working across Latin America, established in 1996.

Carolyn Usher

Carolyn joined Inova in 2011 and is a Project Manager, trainer (specialising in Social Media) and coach. She is passionate about development and supporting people to achieve their dreams.

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Val Boulding

Val joined Inova in 2017 as Project Manager and has extensive experience in Community Development and Training. Val thrives on supporting others to meet their full potential.

Babett Csokán

Babett is an International Project Coordinator at Inova working on projects related to employability and entrepreneurship. Her academic and professional background is in human rights, a topic she is passionate about.

Emma Humphrey

Emma is an International Project Officer. With a passion for the written word, she decided to study English Literature at the University of Sheffield. After graduating, she joined the Inova team,
assisting with projects related to the creative industry, digital media and employability skills.

Michele Lockwood-Edwards

Michele is a teacher, educator, coach and writer. She has been involved in learning and development for over 30 years. She has worked as a teacher (English and German), senior manager in the health service, lecturer, management consultant and coach. She comes from an entrepreneurial family. Her Dad was a market trader who went to Germany to sell his goods in the 1970s with knowledge of only a few words of German. She wrote a book about him and his trading family. When Michele’s not at work she enjoys practising calligraphy and she has a secret interest in comedy. She has a number of wigs and a dressing up box!

Sinéad Graham

Sinéad is an International Project Assistant and she joined the team in March 2019. She has a Masters in International Relations from the University of Sheffield. This course instilled in her an interest in theories and policies that aim to create a more equal and diverse society and she is continuing to research these concepts at Inova.

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Dominika Tkacova

Dominika joined Inova after graduating in Psychology, she is a Graduate International Project Assistant. Her main interest lies in supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds and working on projects which promote equality. She has experience in cultural awareness from mentoring international students at university, where she helped individuals settle in and integrate.

Emily Savidge

Emily took on an internship position at Inova and works as a Project Assistant helping with the co-ordination and administration of various national and international projects.

Amber Wilson

Amber joined Inova in September 2019, as a Project Assistant and is currently studying a degree in International Events Management with
Experiential Marketing. She is passionate about Inova projects and is excited about the year ahead, developing her skills and assisting with events,
workshops and project developments.

Inova Education Mexico and Latin America

Our Latin America team are:

Geert van Witteloostuijn

Geert (we call him Jack) is the General Manager of Inova Education, based in Mexico City. Working with people and building bridges is what he likes best. Inova Education allows him to help students from Latin-America to achieve their goal of studying in the UK. He’s fond of music, travelling, watching movies and any kind of sports.

Deborah Cedeño

Deborah is a Senior Study Advisor at Inova Education, with over 6 years of experience in UK Higher Education. Certified by the British Council she is an authorised student counsellor for the United Kingdom. Having studied abroad herself, she enjoys travelling, meeting new people, cultures and learning from different ways of thinking.

Santiago Mehle

Santiago joined Inova Education in 2019 and is responsible for the admissions process. He enjoys helping students achieving their dreams of studying overseas. Santiago loves travelling, learning about new places and cultures and is a big fan of coffee and martial arts.

Liliana Ruiz

Liliana is our Junior International Study Advisor and Marketing Assistant, working for Inova Education. Besides helping Latin American students reach their educational goals, one of her main duties is being “the office DJ”. She likes to take photographs, go to concerts and drink coffee.

Andrew Fleming

Andrew is the International Recruitment Manager for the University of Sheffield. Previously he worked as an International Summer School administrator and International Student Ambassador for his alma mater, Northumbria University. He is passionate about international education and promoting and supporting student mobility.

Fabiola Delfín

Fabiola is one of Inova Education’s International Study Advisors based in our Mexico City office. She has lived in Mexico, the United States and in New Zealand. Fabiola previously worked in Civil Society Organizations, and an Embassy, among others. She enjoys learning about other cultures and people, is passionate about human rights, and believes that student mobility not only develops personal and professional growth, but also helps connect countries and cultures.

Elizabeth Coloma

Elizabeth (Licy) works as a coordinator for Inova Education and is based in La Paz, Bolivia, where she works with students from across the region. Licy worked for most of her professional career at the British Embassy in Bolivia as a Chancery and Programme Officer and is very keen to help students pursue their studies in the UK. She is also an expert on the UK government’s Chevening programme.

Hugo Cortés

Passionate about education, and having been educated himself in 4 countries, Hugo is in his element being one of our International Study Advisors, based in our Mexico City office.
It’s his aim to help Latin American talented dreamers to study in the United Kingdom. He’s in love with cultures, languages (he speaks no less than 5 of them) and coffee.

Ross Collins

Ross is the Country Coordinator for Paraguay and Uruguay and is based in Asunción, Paraguay. Ross also teaches British History at the Universidad Nacional de Asunción and works as an adviser to the Ministry of Health. Ross studied at the universities of Edinburgh, Oxford and the Gregorian University in Rome. If there is a consistent theme in his life, it has been the quest to accompany young people as they explore their dreams and destinies thus Inova seems a natural home.

Veronica Lugo

Veronica has worked with Inova Education for quite some years now and she covers High School university fairs and exhibitions around Mexico. A decade of residency in Spain marked her professional experience, which currently translates into skills in understanding and adaptation to diverse cultures. She has specialized in topics such as public opinion, educational programs and
behavior analysis of intercultural consumer societies.

Maru Serratos

Maru has been working for Inova Education for the last five years and is our High School Counselor. She taught History of Art and Grammar in Senior High School and worked as an English language coordinator. She is also the official translator for the Mexican Society of Egyptology, where she’s been a lecturer for six years. She is passionate about working with young people, culture and languages.

News from the Weight Matters project!

17 October 2019

One of our most exciting projects has sadly come to an end but we're happy to share the latest news from Weight Matters! Weight Matters began in October 2017 with the aim of working to help lower obesity levels and…

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Launch of the Weight Matters eGuide: A Practitioners Guide to Developing a Healthy Mind and Body

17 October 2019

The Weight Matters project ended in September, however we still have a great range of resources available through our website! Our final offer is this fantastic, interactive eGuide which is aimed at practitioners and those working with adults to help…

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InterMed Training

08 October 2019

Registration is open for the InterMed training which will take place on 30th Ocober, 6th November and 13th November. For more information and to secure your place, click on the link.

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Project EUMentorSTEM – Promoting mentoring to prevent waste of talent and competences for highly skilled migrant women in STEM across Europe.

07 October 2019

According to Eurostat (2011), almost 30% of all tertiary-educated migrants in Europe (around ten million people) are over-qualified and de-scaled women in their working age. In spite of increasing numbers of vacancies for highly-skilled jobs in the innovative sectors of…

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