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The Soccer Without Borders Team

Soccer Without Borders is a collaboration among athletes, coaches, educators and artists throughout the USA and the world. We employ a team approach at every level, prioritizing authentic local input in every SWB community.

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Executive Team:

Ben Gucciardi, Founding Director:

Mary McVeigh, Executive Director:

SWB Main Team:

Lindsey WhitfordMonitoring and Evaluation Manager:

Larkin Brown, Program Development Associate (Team Leaders, Ambassadors):

Katy Nagy, Development Associate:

Bookkeeping Services:

Program Team

Amy Snider, Program Director, Greeley, CO, USA:

Josh HardesterLocal Program Director, Granada, Nicaragua

Prospero HerreraCo-Program Director, New York City, NY, USA:

Ben Gucciardi, Program Director, Oakland, CA, USA:

Jason Lemberg, Program Director, Chicago, IL, USA:

Olivier Matanda, Local Program Director, Kampala, Uganda:

Jill Pardini, Program Director, Baltimore, MD, USA:

Lindsey Whitford, Program Director, Boston, MA, USA:

Demetrios Yatrakis, Co-Program Director, New York City, NY, USA:


To learn about our Program Staff, check out our program pages: Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Chicago, ILGranada, Nicaragua; Greeley, CO; Kampala/Ndejje, Uganda; New York, NY; Oakland, CA