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 Revenue 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

Djibril Ouattara

Chief Program Officer, Global
burkina-faso
Burkina Faso

Kayla Hunter

Chief Program Officer
massachusetts
Boston

Development Team

Marc Friedman

Chief Revenue Officer, buildOn

Erin Hartsough

Vice President of Development, Community Engagement
usa
United States

Aled Hollingworth

Development Director, Boston
usa
United States

Courtney Lanza

Community Engagement Manager, Chicago
illinois
Chicago

Emma McClure

Manager, Grants & Foundation Relations
california
Oakland

Maurice Muchene

Vice President, Business Development
usa
United States

Kristen Milliron

Vice President of Philantrophy
california
Oakland

Kapria J. Morrell

Development Director, Detroit
michigan
Detroit

Jason Schultz

Development Director, Chicago
illinois
Chicago

Jon Mucciolo

Development Manager, CT/NY
new_york
New York

Olivia Offutt

Development Manager, CA
california
Oakland

buildOn U.S. Team

Rosann Jager

Chief Operating Officer
michigan
Detroit

Kayla Hunter

Chief Program Officer
massachusetts
Boston

Kelsey Dunshee

Program Director, Bronx
new_york
New York

Kimberly Townsend

Program Director, Chicago
illinois
Chicago

Meira Keil

Program Director, CT/MA
connecticut
Connecticut

Michael Matthis

Program Director, Detroit
michigan
Detroit

Brianna Wilkinson

Program Director, Oakland
california
Oakland

Monja Johnson

Curriculum Designer
usa
U.S.

buildOn Global Team

Rosann Jager

Chief Operating Officer
michigan
Detroit

Djibril Ouattara

Chief Program Officer, Global
burkina-faso
Burkina Faso

Brooke Ahles

Trek Manager, Midwest
michigan
Detroit

Suze Charles

Country Director, Haiti
haiti
Haiti

Nirmala Chaudhary

Country Director, Nepal
nepal
Nepal

Danielle Gilbert

Trek Manager, East Coast
new_york
New York

Allyson Goida

Special Events Manager

Danilo Llanes Gutierrez

Global Regional Director, Americas
nicaragua
Nicaragua

Daniela Ibarrola de Lanuza

Trek Manager, CT/Boston
connecticut
Stamford

Alhousseyni Maiga

Country Director, Mali
mali
Mali

Assane Ngom

Country Director, Senegal
senegal
Senegal

John Sorek

Trek Director
california
Oakland

Jocelyne Tenkouano

Country Director, Burkina Faso
burkina-faso
Burkina Faso

Marketing Team

Carrie Pena

Chief Experience Officer
new_york
New York

Caryn Bladt

Marketing Manager, buildOn Global
michigan
Detroit

Crystal Christian

Digital Community Organizer
new_york
New York

Hollyanne Compton

Interim Immersion Director & Special Events Director
usa
United States

Aaron Story

Marketing Coordinator, buildOn US
usa
United States

Srijan Tamrakar

Senior Graphic Designer
california
Oakland

Haylee Thikeo

Marketing Manager, buildOn US
california
Oakland

Brandon Worth

Vice President of Digital Fundraising and Marketing
illinois
Chicago

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

Get In Touch

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