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, Global
michigan
Detroit

Carrie Pena

Chief Operating Officer
new_york
New York

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

Senior Vice President of Strategic 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

Director of Strategic Partnerships
california
Oakland

Aled Hollingworth

Vice President of Development
usa
United States

Morgan Dickerson

Community Engagement Manager, Midwest
california
Oakland

Jon Mucciolo

Development Director, CT/NY
new_york
New York

Daniela Lanuza

Community Engagement Manager, East Coast
connecticut
Stamford

Sterling Spence

Development Director, Oakland
california
Oakland

William Holbrook

Development Director, Boston
massachusetts
Boston

Daniel Gaudette

Development Director, Chicago
illinois
Chicago

buildOn U.S. Team

Carrie Pena

Chief Operating Officer
new_york
New York

Travis Welcome

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

Nicole Vanterpool

Community Partnerships Director
usa
United States

Kelsey Kang

Senior Program Director, Bronx
new_york
New York

Michael Matthis

Program Director, Detroit
michigan
Detroit

Jordana Monteiro

Program Director, Boston
massachusetts
U.S.

Carolyn Roach

Program Director
connecticut
Bridgeport

Andrea Alanis

Program Director
illinois
Chicago

Marketing Team

Trevar Mazza

Vice President, Marketing and Communications
california
Oakland

Wendy Herman

Director of Marketing
illinois
Chicago

Srijan Tamrakar

Senior Graphic Designer
california
Oakland

Caryn Bladt

Director of Donor Engagement
michigan
Detroit

Benjamin Kelly

Marketing Manager
new_york
The Bronx

Jada Jameson

Social Media Content Creator
california
California

Data Team

Eric Donley

Director, Salesforce Products and Program Data
california
Oakland

Olivia Offutt

Fundraising Analytics Manager
california
Oakland

Anupama Mohan

Prospect Research Analyst
connecticut
Stamford

buildOn Global Team

Rosann Jager

Chief Operating Officer, Global
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

Linda Marquez

Senior Human Resources Manager
connecticut
Connecticut

Media Requests

Wendy Herman
Director of Marketing
(310) 801-5119 wendy.herman@buildon.org

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