We are very excited to welcome two new Directors to the governing board of Soccer Without Borders.
Ryan Hawke first connected with SWB as a participant in Small Goals, Big Change New York 2010, through her NYC women's team, the Central Park Rangers. As the Vice President of Under the Influence Productions, Ryan has gained vast experience in project development and management, as well as a critical eye for quality and opportunities for growth. Prior to Under the Influence, Ryan worked in business development at the Doe Fund, and served as a program coordinator at the Everett Foundation. Ryan currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, writer/actor/director Ethan Hawke and their four children. Her passion and commitment to SWB will be a tremendous asset to the board in 2015.
John O'Brien has been an invaluable member of the SWB family for the last 6 years, taking on a variety of different roles after retiring from professional soccer. During his playing years, John excelled at the international level, appearing for the United States in two World Cups and competing for the renowned Dutch club AJAX. A member of the U.S. Soccer Athlete Council, John has given back to the game in innumerable ways, including his incredible commitment to SWB. Now pursuing his Psy.D in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University, John lives with his wife Amy in the Bay Area. As an SWB Ambassador, Advisory Board member, and a Program Director, John has contributed to every aspect of SWB's development and growth, and we could not be more excited for John to now join the Board of Directors.
Please join us in welcoming John and Ryan!