buildOn Staff

Meet our global team of changemakers

The buildOn movement is made up of passionate and determined people from all walks of life who are committed to the belief that service and education can end poverty. Our team includes staff in six U.S. cities and 8 developing countries throughout the world.


Leadership Team

Jim Ziolkowski

Founder, President & CEO, buildOn

Marc Friedman

Chief Development Officer, buildOn

Frank Ertl

Chief Financial Officer
connecticut
Connecticut

Rosann Jager

Chief Operating Officer
michigan
Detroit

Carrie Pena

Chief Experience Officer
new_york
New York

Jemar Ward

Global Director of HR and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
connecticut
Connecticut

Travis Welcome

Chief Program Officer, U.S.
usa
U.S.

Djibril Ouattara

Chief Program Officer, Global
burkina-faso
Burkina Faso

Danilo Llanes Gutierrez

Global Regional Director, Americas
nicaragua
Nicaragua

Development Team

Marc Friedman

Chief Development Officer, buildOn

Tom Silverman

Vice President of Transformational Partnerships
california
Oakland

Erin Hartsough

Vice President of Community and Corporate Partnerships
california
United States

Maurice Muchene

Vice President, Business Development
usa
United States

Emma McClure

Manager, Grants & Foundation Relations
california
Oakland

Morgan Dickerson

Community Engagement Manager, Midwest
california
Oakland

Aled Hollingworth

Vice President of Development
usa
United States

Jon Mucciolo

Development Manager, CT/NY
new_york
New York

Daniela Lanuza

Community Engagement Manager, East Coast
connecticut
Stamford

buildOn U.S. Team

Rosann Jager

Chief Operating Officer
michigan
Detroit

Travis Welcome

Chief Program Officer, U.S.
usa
U.S.

Tunisia Jones

Program Director
illinois
Chicago

Kelsey Kang

Senior Program Director, Bridgeport & Bronx
new_york
New York

Michael Matthis

Program Director, Detroit
michigan
Detroit

Michael Bright

Program Director, Oakland
california
Oakland

Jordana Monteiro

Program Director, Boston
massachusetts
U.S.

Marketing Team

Carrie Pena

Chief Experience Officer
new_york
New York

Brandon Worth

Vice President of Digital Fundraising and Marketing
illinois
Chicago

Eric Donley

Director, Salesforce Products and Program Data
california
Oakland

Srijan Tamrakar

Senior Graphic Designer
california
Oakland

Caryn Bladt

Marketing Manager, buildOn Global
michigan
Detroit

Hollyanne Compton

Special Events Director
usa
United States

Nicole Vanterpool

Community Partnerships Director
usa
U.S.

buildOn Global Team

Rosann Jager

Chief Operating Officer
michigan
Detroit

Djibril Ouattara

Chief Program Officer, Global
burkina-faso
Burkina Faso

Suze Charles

Country Director, Haiti
haiti
Haiti

Nirmala Chaudhary

Country Director, Nepal
nepal
Nepal

McDonald Chiputula

Country Director
malawi
Malawi

Danilo Llanes Gutierrez

Global Regional Director, Americas
nicaragua
Nicaragua

Alhousseyni Maiga

Country Director, Mali
mali
Mali

Assane Ngom

Country Director, Senegal
senegal
Senegal

Jocelyne Tenkouano

Country Director, Burkina Faso
burkina-faso
Burkina Faso

Carlos Zeledón Lanuza

Country Director, Nicaragua
nicaragua
Nicaragua

John Sorek

Trek Director
new_york
New York

Finance

Frank Ertl

Chief Financial Officer
connecticut
Connecticut

James Liebertz

Global Controller
connecticut
Connecticut

Karen Fountain

Controller
connecticut
Connecticut

Human Resources

Jemar Ward

Global Director of HR and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
connecticut
Connecticut

Linda Marquez

Human Resources Manager
connecticut
Connecticut

Media Requests

Carrie Pena
Chief Experience Officer

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