Mandee Heller Adler
Mandee Heller Adler is the Founder and Principal of International College Counselors, LLC. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with Honors and two degrees- one from the Wharton School and one from the College of Arts and Sciences. She also received an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was selected as a Class Day Speaker. Additionally, she received a fellowship from Rotary International to study at ICADE, a premier business school located in Madrid, Spain.
Ms. Adler served on the Executive Board of the Penn Fund, and for 13 years worked as an alumni interviewer for the school. She was also President of the Penn Gold Coast Alumni Association, representing Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Additionally, she spent six years as her Class Fund Chair for the Harvard Business School. She has personally visited over 150 colleges and universities, and continues to do so. Ms. Adler is currently completing a book called “From Public School to the Ivy League: How to get into a top school without top dollar resources.” She is a member of NACAC, the National Association for College Admission Counseling and a professional member of the IECA, the Independent Educational Consultants Association.Prior to starting International College Counselors, Ms. Adler worked as an Investment Banker for Goldman, Sachs & Co in New York. She later was the Co-Founder of HerDollar, Inc, which she sold to Siebert Financial Corp (NASDAQ: SIEB) in October of 2000, and served as EVP and COO of Women’s Financial Network at Siebert, a fully operational national discount brokerage focused on women.
Barry N. Liebowitz
Barry N. Liebowitz is a Principal of International College Counselors, LLC. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in English with minors in History and Journalism from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Mr. Liebowitz is a member of NACAC, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, SACAC, the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling and a professional member of the IECA, the Independent Educational Consultants Association. He has personally visited over 100 colleges and universities in order to help students and their families prepare for college.
Prior to his work with International College Counselors, Mr. Liebowitz spent ten years as a Marketing and Sales Director in New York City. Mr. Liebowitz is also a member of the Mt. Sinai Medical Center Foundation Young Presidents Club and a member of the Jewish Federation of Broward County Horizon's Leadership Program.
As a former high school and college student-athlete who played baseball and basketball, Mr. Liebowitz enjoys working with students as they strive to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level.
Pablo Botero serves as Director of International Outreach in Colombia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Harvard University. At Harvard, Mr. Botero was the Vice-President of the Latin American Students Association. Prior to attending Harvard, he volunteered to serve with the Colombian Army and was stationed in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt with the Multinational Force & Observers; an independent, international peacekeeping organization. Before representing ICC in Colombia, Mr. Botero was Private Secretary to Colombia’s Minister of Finance at that time. He is currently a board member of the Harvard Club in Colombia and is involved in several educational and technological initiatives in his home country.
Dr. Lourdes Martinez Cowgill
Lourdes Martinez Cowgill, Ph.D. serves as a Director of College Counseling for International College Counselors. Prior to joining International College Counselors, Dr. Cowgill worked for 15 years as President of Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, one of the top private college preparatory schools in the United States. During her 38 years at Pine Crest, Dr. Cowgill worked in a variety of positions, including Headmistress, Director of Curriculum, and Foreign Language Department Chair. Additionally, in the last 25 years she also worked as a College Counselor for the school, providing one-on-one support for students including Presidential Scholars, National Merit Scholars, scholar-athletes, visual and performing arts majors, Ivy League-bound applicants, and many others.
Dr. Cowgill’s leadership positions on the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Board, National Merit Corporation Advisory Council and Educational Records Bureau (ERB) Board of Trustees offer families insight into standardized testing and the role it plays in selective college admissions. Dr. Cowgill’s native language is Spanish. She has done national work in that academic field as a member and Chair of the Spanish Achievement Test (Spanish SAT II) and presenter for Spanish AP workshops in the Southern region. Dr. Cowgill earned her B.A. from Barry University, her M.A. and Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College, and her M.Ed. from Florida Atlantic University.
Cheryl Delaney serves as the Senior College Advisor in the Greater New York area for International College Counselors. Ms. Delaney is a New York State certified K-12 school counselor. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Boston University’s College of Communication and has a Master of Science in Education from the CACREP accredited counseling program at Lehman College of the City University of New York. At Lehman, Ms. Delaney was inducted into Chi Sigma Iota, the Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society. Ms. Delaney is a member of the New York State Association for College Admissions Counseling (NYSACAC) and the Westchester Putnam Rockland Counseling Association (WPRCA).
Ms. Delaney’s experience encompasses working in different middle schools and high schools in several capacities including college advisor, substitute teacher and school counselor. Ms. Delaney has also spent nearly two decades in Manhattan as a marketing and communication professional. Her work includes B2B marketing at several Am Law 200 firms and managing Fortune 1000 clients from the advertising/promotions agency side. Ms. Delaney’s pro bono service is dedicated to academic achievement in urban schools. As a mom, Ms. Delaney understands parents' need for effective time management as it relates to their children's future college plans.
Samiah Ahsanuddin Hamdani serves as the Director of Field Operations in Pakistan. Ms. Hamdai received her Masters in Economics, Banking & Finance from the Lahore School of Economics (LSE) in Lahore, Pakistan where she also served as President of her class. She further went for an MPhil in Education in School Development at University of Cambridge, UK, where she graduated top of her class. Ms. Hamdai also has a Diploma in Photography from the American College in London. After graduation, Ms. Hamdai returned to Pakistan where she worked as a Curriculum Developer and Evaluator for Pakistan’s largest school system, the Beaconhouse School System. She married & moved to Karachi where she joined the prestigious Aga Khan University & Hospital and taught English to nursing students and doctors. In addition to working at International College Counselors, Samiah gives teacher training courses and also runs her own photography business, working as a freelance photographer.
Aimee Heller serves as the Director of Communications for International College Counselors. She is an award winning advertising copywriter who knows how to best showcase a student's unique achievements, personality and passion in 500 words or less (or more if the essay requirements specify). For 25 years, she worked in New York on a number of accounts including Coca-Cola, IKEA, The History Channel and Moët & Chandon. In addition to working for International College Counselors, she currently writes for CBS, The Miami Herald and a few other clients.
Ms. Heller graduated Cum Laude from Boston University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications and has a Master’s degree in Education from City College of New York. She has worked with students in high schools and boarding schools throughout the United States and has contacts at many of the nation's leading secondary school programs.
Annie Hsu serves as a Senior College Advisor for International College Counselors. Annie graduated cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and was awarded the Robert G. Crowder Prize for her undergraduate thesis. Ms. Hsu received her Masters in Education in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has taught English in China and worked as a senior administrator for an international university in Bangladesh. She was the director of student affairs at The New England School of English and has also worked on a research project designed to improve reading comprehension in students at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
In addition to working with International College Counselors, Ms. Hsu is working at Northeastern University in an office to support international students. She is the founder of a non-profit volunteer organization that provides free English classes to immigrants and international students. Ms. Hsu speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese. She currently resides in Boston.
Cheree Heller Liebowitz serves as the Director of Marketing for International College Counselors. She graduated with Honors from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Minor in Business while enrolled in the school’s Honors Program. Ms. Liebowitz spent a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain through Syracuse University’s Study Abroad program. She also holds a Certificate in Sports Marketing from New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Cheree is active in the University of Florida’s Alumni Association and served as an Officer in the Gator Club of Miami.
Prior to her work at International College Counselors, Ms. Liebowitz spent many years in Experiential Marketing coordinating events for American Express OPEN, Motorola, Basketball Hall of Fame, MLB Baseball, Lipton and other corporations. She most recently served as the Director of Marketing at Special Needs Group.
Brenda Rudman serves as a Director of College Counseling for International College Counselors. She graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and a Masters of Arts in Teaching History. Ms. Rudman is a lifelong educator who began her classroom teaching career at Phillips Exeter Academy where she earned the distinction of “Continuing Appointment,” a lifetime appointment to the faculty. At Exeter, Ms. Rudman also served as an Academic Advisor and Head of Boys Varsity Tennis. For the last two decades, Ms. Rudman has remained in education as an independent consultant and researcher in multiple capacities. Her former clients include St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, Florida Atlantic University’s College of Education, Palm Beach County School District, Barnes and Noble, and most recently, Eduventures, a global research and consulting firm, primarily serving colleges and universities.
Prior to International College Counselors, Ms. Rudman was associated with Academic Concepts Tutoring, an independent learning center, where she served as College Prep Programs Director and administered its SAT prep program. Additionally, Ms. Rudman is a former alumni interviewer for Brown University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions and graduated Cum Laude from St. Andrew’s School.
Jonathan Saltzburg serves as a Director of College Counseling for International College Counselors, as well as President and Founder of College Recovery Counselors, which is engaged in the business of providing educational consulting for emotional and behavioral problems, substance abuse, ADHD and other learning disabilities in adolescents and young adults.
Mr. Saltzburg has worked in the Office of Admissions for both the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and Florida Atlantic University. Prior to working at Florida Atlantic University, Mr. Saltzburg earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business majoring in Finance and Marketing. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Penn Gold Coast Alumni Association, representing Palm Beach County and as a member of the Spanish River Community High School Career Academies Advisory Board. Prior to business school, he worked as a Supervisor and Senior Financial Analyst at Warner Brothers Entertainment. Mr. Saltzburg earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mr. Saltzburg is an associate member of the IECA, the Independent Educational Consultants Association.
Lindsey Stahley serves as the Director of Client Relations for International College Counselors. Ms. Stahley began her educational career as an Elementary Reading Specialist within the Miami Dade County Public Schools where she worked with students grades K-5 on basic reading and verbal skills. She later worked as Assistant Director of the Huntington Learning Center in Pembroke Pines, Florida where she met with families and coordinated learning solutions within the center. Ms. Stahley is a graduate of the University of Miami, where she was a Trustee’s Scholarship recipient. She is a local Floridian who attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.