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

 
 

TEAMS BY LOCATION

 

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.

 
 

BOSTON OFFICE

Reach us by telephone: (857) 400-8681 or email: boston@soccerwithoutborders.org

BRUNO CONTRERAS

Boston Director

YE-HTET SOE

Boston Senior Program Coordinator

CAITLIN SAUPE

Boston Girls Program Coordinator

LUCAS HOLMES

Staffing & Staff Development Manager

KEYDY VANESSA RICO

Boston Girls Program Associate

YAJAIRA FLORES

Boston Family Outreach & Engagement Associate

TREVOR LAROCHE-THEUNE

Development Operations Associate & High School Boys Coach

COLORADO OFFICE

Reach us by telephone: (720) 577-5594 or email: colorado@soccerwithoutborders.org

CASEY THOMAS

Colorado Director

ZACH KILIMANN

Colorado Senior Program Coordinator

LAURA KRANISH

Colorado Program Coordinator

BRIDGET BLACK

Monitoring & Evaluation Sr. Associate

NAH OPHI

Colorado Program Associate

ALLIE YOUNG

Colorado Youth Development Associate

MIA GOLIN

Colorado Youth Development Associate

MARYLAND OFFICE

Reach us by telephone: (410) 205-9792 or email: baltimore@soccerwithoutborders.org

EMILY SHERMAN

Maryland Director

DREW JACKSON

Director of Operations

KAT SIPES

Maryland Senior Program Coordinator

CARSON MCFADDEN

Maryland Senior Program Coordinator

RYAN GITONGA

Program Coordinator

SARAH STANGL

Program Coordinator

WARSHAN HUSSIN

Finance Associate & Coach

ERIN O'BRIEN

Youth Development Associate

LUKE FREY-WEDEEN

Youth Development Associate

APRIL CROPPER

Family Mentor Program Associate

XAVIER WOODYARD

Youth Development Associate

DILLON BROADWELL

Youth Development Associate

 

NICARAGUA OFFICE

Reach us by email: granada@soccerwithoutborders.org

VERONICA BALLADARES

Nicaragua Co-Director

CESAR MORALES

Nicaragua 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

 

OAKLAND OFFICE

Reach us by telephone: (510) 859-4874 or email: oakland@soccerwithoutborders.org

BEN GUCCIARDI

Oakland Director & SWB Founder

MADDY BOSTON

Oakland Girls Program Coordinator & Goal Five Manager

ERIC CORTEZ

Program Coordinator

KEITH DRURY

Program Coordinator

CHRISTIAN RUIZ

Program Coordinator

MACKENZIE KINGSTON

Girls Program Coordinator

MILES JOHNSON

Program Coordinator

SOPHIE GOETHALS

Program Associate

AZAAM ALGAHIM

Head Coach

GERARDO MERCARDO

Assistant Coach

CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ

Assistant Coach

JOHANNA THEVAKUMAR
 
 

SEATTLE OFFICE

Reach us by telephone: (206) 569-4904 or email: seattle@soccerwithoutborders.org

LINDSEY WHITFORD

Managing Director of Programs

ROBBY DOHRN

 Seattle Program Associate

UGANDA OFFICE

Reach us by email: kampala@soccerwithoutborders.org

STEVE DAVIS

Uganda (Voluntary) Director

(Uganda Leadership Team)

JEREMIAH LUKEKA

Uganda Senior Program Coordinator 

(Uganda Leadership Team)

CATHERINE "MINA" KABANYANA

Uganda Senior Program Coordinator 

(Uganda Leadership Team)

JULES MAYELE

Uganda 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

 
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