Aida Repishti, President

Mrs. Aida Repishti has been part of the Lincoln Centers since establishment in 1997. Since that time she has continually played a leadership role in creating and establishing a professional staff and program, resulting in Lincoln Centers being a leader in Albania for business and language training. She has held the position of the director of Lincoln Centers since the opening of the first center. With her integrity and strong work ethic she has built a high level of trust among the staff, students and community.  Till 2015, she was working as the Executive Vice President for Public Relations involved with the government and businesses to make Lincoln a strategic partner in education.

Mrs. Repishti came at Lincoln center after 12 years of working as an architect in the planning office of Tirana and 4 years of living in New York City as the wife of an Albanian diplomat to the United Nations.

Favorite Movie:
The Life of the Others

Favorite Author:
Ismail Kadare

Favorite Food:
Any kind of fruit

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Robb Provost, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors

In 1997, Mr. Provost (together with the early leadership team including Aida Repishti and Edita Nikolli) founded Abraham Lincoln Foundation of Albania as a self-sustaining not-for-profit educational development organization. His passion has been to serve the people in such a way that God is honored and the nation is benefited. In 2009, recognizing his work of promoting the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, Mr. Provost was honored by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois with the Order of Lincoln award.

Favorite European City
Geneva (after Tirana)

Favorite Book
The Pilgrim’s Progress

Favorite Drink
illy coffee

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Lefter Roko, Vice President of Finance and Operations

Lefter Roko has been working at the Lincoln Center since his graduation at the Economic University in 2001. During these years, he has been working at the Finance Department as the Vice President for Finance and Administration, dealing with the cash flow report, budgeting, balance sheets, and also payroll and insurance. Meanwhile, he has enriched his knowledge in the finance field by earning a degree as a Chartered Accountant, and now is a CPA candidate.

Favorite Movie:
Edhe kështu, edhe ashtu / Olympus has fallen

Favorite Book:
L’Avare, by Molière

Favorite Food:
Spaghetti with tomato and sauce

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Edita Nikolla, Vice President of Administration

She has been working in administration at the Lincoln Center for 17 years and it has been a wonderful journey for her. She has changed several positions during the years as an Administrative Assistant, Manager, Director of Lincoln 1 and currently as the Director of Services. She is committed to serve with dignity and professionalism, as well as growing professionally. Her goal is to help grow the customer care process on the next level as she cooperates with each member of the Lincoln Center team and motivates them toward success.

Favorite Movie:
King Arthur

Favorite Singer:
Diana Krall, Jazz pianist and singer

Favorite Food:
Italian cousin, specifically Tiramisú

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Diana Tershana, Language Coordinator and Instructor

Diana works as the Language Coordinator and English Language Instructor at the Lincoln Centers of Albania. She has been teaching English for almost 17 years at Lincoln Centers and at public/private Universities. The more she teaches the more she feels motivated. Growing professionally has always been her aim. What Diana likes doing the most is reading magazine articles and exploring the net with regard to EFL teaching strategies and techniques. Diana has a BA in English language teaching and MA in Linguistics and Methodology.

Favorite Movie:
The Green Mile

Favorite Book:
Khaled Hosseini books; The Kite runner; A Thousand Splendid Suns

Favorite Food:
Baked vegetables/potatoes

Josh Miekley, Consultant

Josh Miekley works as a consultant at the Lincoln Centers of Albania managing projects in customer care, product development and marketing. He has spent over a decade teaching English students and training teachers in the US, Albania and Kosovo. Mr. Miekley has a Master’s in Education from the University of Cincinnati.

Favorite Movie:
The Pursuit of Happiness

Favorite Books:
Anything by Ismail Kadare & Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs.

Favorite Drink:
Mocha Latte from Starbucks. Freddoccino from Mon Cheri is a close second.

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Elvis Plaku, Marketing Manager/Consultant

Elvis Plaku works as the marketing manager and a consultant for Lincoln Centers of Albania, where he manages and implements marketing projects and campaigns. His experience results from his various engagements both in the private enterprise and corporate world. Mr. Plaku has an MBA degree from Regent University.

Favorite movie:
Lord of the Rings

Favorite books:
Librat e John C. Maxwell dhe Seth Godin

Favorite drink:
Cappuccino from Sophie

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