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

SHANNON FISHER

Seattle 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

JENN BELL

Senior International Programs Manager

BRIDGET BLACK

Monitoring & Evaluation Sr. Associate

LUCAS HOLMES

Staffing & Staff Development Manager

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

SWB COLORADO

CASEY THOMAS

Director

ZACH KILIMANN

Senior Program Coordinator

LAURA KRANISH

Program Coordinator

NAH OPHI

Program 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

JOHN TEWELDEBIRHAN

High School Boys Coach

SAL BENITEZ

Youth Development Assistant

STEPHEN CRAIG

Coach

 

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

 

SWB OAKLAND

BEN GUCCIARDI

Director & SWB Founder

CARSON MCFADDEN

Senior Program Coordinator

MADDY BOSTON

Girls Program Coordinator

ERIC CORTEZ

Program Coordinator

KEITH DRURY

Program Coordinator

CHRISTIAN RUIZ

Program Coordinator

MACKENZIE KINGSTON

Girls Program Coordinator

NYUNT KHIN

Head Coach

AZAAM ALGAHIM

Head Coach