OUR TEAM

Our passionate team brings a culture of welcoming and inclusion to life on the field and off. Soccer Without Borders values authenticity, and strives to ensure our staff and volunteers reflect the communities we serve.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Together, the Soccer Without Borders Leadership Team focuses on the strategic development of the organization as a whole, as well as the management of each individual program location.

MARY MCVEIGH CONNOR

Co-Founder & Executive Director

BEN GUCCIARDI

Founder & Oakland Director

LINDSEY WHITFORD

Managing Director of Programs

DREW JACKSON

Director of Operations

BRUNO CONTRERAS

Boston Director

CASEY THOMAS

Colorado Director

VERONICA BALLADARES

Granada Co-Director

CESAR MORALES

Granada Co-Director

STEVE DAVIS

Kampala (Voluntary) Director

EMILY SHERMAN

Maryland Director

 

COLLECTIVE IMPACT TEAM

As a shared service organization operating in multiple locations, the Collective Impact Team manages the infrastructure and operations of the organization, while also coordinating training, tools, and evaluation across locations, amplifying best practices and driving program delivery beyond our core programs. 

MARY MCVEIGH CONNOR

Co-Founder & Executive Director

LINDSEY WHITFORD

Managing Director of Programs

DREW JACKSON

Director of Operations

LUCAS HOLMES

Staffing & Staff Development Manager

BRIDGET BLACK

Monitoring & Evaluation Sr. Associate

TREVOR LAROCHE-THEUNE

Development Operations Associate

WARSHAN HUSSIN

Finance Associate

 
 

PROGRAM STAFF

 

Our core programs are directly serving youth participants on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.  We currently operate 26 program sites out of 7 locations across the United States, Nicaragua, and Uganda.

 
 

SWB BOSTON

BRUNO CONTRERAS

Director

YE-HTET SOE

Senior Program Coordinator

CAITLIN SAUPE

Girls Program Coordinator

YAJAIRA FLORES

Family Outreach & Engagement Associate

KEYDY VANESSA RICO

Girls Program Associate

SWB COLORADO

CASEY THOMAS

Director

ZACH KILIMANN

Senior Program Coordinator

LAURA KRANISH

Program Coordinator

NAH OPHI

Program Associate

ALLIE YOUNG

Youth Development Associate

MIA GOLIN

Youth Development Associate

SWB MARYLAND

EMILY SHERMAN

Director

KAT SIPES

Senior Program Coordinator

RYAN GITONGA

Program Coordinator

SARAH STANGL

Program Coordinator

LUKE FREY-WEDEEN

Youth Development Associate

WARSHAN HUSSIN

Finance Associate

ERIN O'BRIEN

Youth Development Associate

CARSON MCFADDEN

Senior Program Coordinator

DILLON BROADWELL

Youth Development Associate

APRIL CROPPER

Family Mentor Program Associate

XAVIER WOODYARD

Youth Development Associate

 

SWB NICARAGUA

VERONICA BALLADARES

Co-Director

CESAR MORALES

Co-Director

LISBETH CALDERON

Education Coordinator, Head Coach

HELEN RAMIREZ

Education Coordinator, Head Coach

FRANCISCA ALVAREZ

Head Coach

FATIMA LOPEZ

Head Coach

JOSELYN MENESES

Head Coach

REYNA ROBLERO

Head Coach

ERICK VICTOR

Head Coach

KIMBERLY DIAZ

Coach

FRANCISCO CASTILLO

Cocibolca Academy Director

 
CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ

Assistant Coach

SWB OAKLAND

BEN GUCCIARDI

Director & SWB Founder

MADDY BOSTON

Girls Program Coordinator

ERIC CORTEZ

Program Coordinator

KEITH DRURY

Program Coordinator

CHRISTIAN RUIZ

Program Coordinator

MACKENZIE KINGSTON

Girls Program Coordinator

AZAAM ALGAHIM

Head Coach

JOHANNA THEVAKUMAR
GERARDO MERCARDO

Assistant Coach

MILES JOHNSON

Program Coordinator

SOPHIE GOETHALS

Program Associate

 
 

SWB SEATTLE

SHANNON FISHER

Director

STEPHANIE ARROYO

Program Coordinator

ROBBY DOHRN

Program Associate

SWB UGANDA

STEVE DAVIS

(Voluntary) Director

(Uganda Leadership Team)

JEREMIAH LUKEKA

Senior Program Coordinator 

(Uganda Leadership Team)

CATHERINE "MINA" KABANYANA

Senior Program Coordinator 

(Uganda Leadership Team)

JULES MAYELE

Program Coordinator

(Uganda Leadership Team)

LAURA AMABANGE

Youth Instructor

KABAYAHE IMMACULATE

Youth Instructor

REBECCA ABIO

Youth Instructor

CHRIS AKILI

Youth Instructor

FARAJA BISOKA

Senior Coach

DELPHIN BAHAYA

Senior Coach

ESPOIRE RAMOS

Senior Coach

YANNICK MAPESA

Alumni Coach

AMSI MALU

Alumni Coach

 

WOMEN'S SPORTS CORPS

FAHABY KITIMBO

Local Fellow - Uganda

LIBBIE RANDOLPH

International Fellow - Kenya