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OUR TEAM

Our dedicated employees and Board members along with hundreds of committed volunteers are the people who “make it happen” at Building One Community.  They are the essence of the services we provide and the immigrants we support.

Fernando Castellanos, Facilities Coordinator
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Emendya Diaz
Jennifer Williams

Staff

Executive Director:
Anka Badurina, PhD
(203) 674-8585 ext. 104
[email protected]

Deputy Director:
Don Strait
(203) 674-8585 ext. 106
[email protected]

Development and External Relations Director:
Elena Perez Moreno
(203) 674-8585 ext. 105
[email protected]

Marketing & Outreach Coordinator:
Alejandra Gomez
O: (203) 674-8585 ext. 123
C: (475) 333-9216
[email protected]

Communications Director:
Suzanne Wind
(203) 674-8585 ext. 136
[email protected]

Family and Individual Services Director:
Lorely Peche
O: (203) 674-8585 ext. 119
[email protected]

Family and Individual Services Case Manager:
Olga Lopez
O: (203) 674-8585 ext. 134
C: (475) 419-5340
[email protected]

Education Support Coordinator:
Lesley Ulloa
O: (203) 674-8585 ext. 135
C: (203) 883-2059
[email protected]

Rental Assistance Coordinator:
Lourdes Jordan
O: (203) 674-8585
[email protected]

Immigration Legal Services Director:
Adriana Podesta, Esq.
(203) 674-8585 ext. 112
[email protected]

Immigration Legal Services Senior Program Manager:
Dan Wilson
O: (203) 674-8585 ext. 139
C: (203) 391-4084
[email protected]

Removal Defense Director
Jennifer Williams, Esq.
(203) 674-8585 ext. 129
[email protected]

Legal Administrative Assistant:
Jenny Ramirez
O: (203) 674-8585 ext. 115
C: (203) 391-4084
[email protected]

Immigration Legal Services Paralegal
Eva Lopez Reyman
(203) 674-8585
[email protected]

Immigration Justice Corps Fellow
Lauren Hughes, Esq.
(203) 674-8585 ext. 124
[email protected]

Immigration Justice Corps Fellow
Paola Idrovo, Esq.
(203) 674-8585 ext. 121
[email protected]

Workforce Development Director:
Emendya Diaz
(203) 674-8585 ext. 116
[email protected]

Workforce Development Assistant:
Shirley Yorro
O: (203) 674-8585 ext. 137
C: (203) 832-0755
[email protected]

Workers' Coordinator:
Daniel DeAndrade
O: (203) 674-8585 ext. 102
C: (203) 252-7044
[email protected]

ELL Director:
Gretchen Anderson
O: (203) 674-8585 ext. 107
[email protected]

ELL Manager:
Suzanne Vega
O: (203) 674-8585 ext. 103
C: (203) 883-2098
[email protected]

Volunteer Director:
Margarita Zimmerman
(203) 674-8585 ext. 120
[email protected]

Operations & HR Director:
Ivonne Zucco
(203) 674-8585 ext. 132
[email protected]

Data & Cloud Systems Manager:
Pia Roeser
(203) 674-8585 ext. 113
[email protected]

IT Specialist:
Miguel Carnero
(203) 674-8585 ext. 138
[email protected]

Office Manager:
Lupita Figueroa
(203) 674-8585 ext. 117
[email protected]

Facilities Coordinators:
Fernando Castellanos,
Leonel Restrepo,
Pedro Mendez,
Doris Victorino
(203) 674-8585 ext. 110

Child Care Coordinator:
Ana Ruales
Carmen Rodriguez
(203) 674-8585 ext. 111

Receptionist:
Yenny Rodriguez
(203) 674-8585

Board of Directors

• Anne Downey, Chair
• Douglas Penn, Vice Chair
• Eleanor Riemer, Secretary
• The Rev. Edward Pardoe, Treasurer

• The Rev. Jean-Luc Charles
• David Cohen
• The Rev. Tommie Jackson
• Laura Jordan
• Bruce Koe*
• Dr. Tamu Lucero
• Mary Maarbjerg*
• Cathy Ostuw*
• Arisleyda Riehl
• Patrick de Saint-Aignan
• Maria Sandoval
• Mary Sommer
• Aleksandr Troyb
• Arthur Wit
• Jose Luis Zepeda

• Christopher Geotes, Esq., Pro-Bono Counsel

Past Board Members

• Jeannette Ayerza
• Ana Maria Badash*
• Bia Bettamio
• Beatrice Chodosh*
• Angeles Dam
• Melanie Danisi
• Carmen Domonkos
• Ginny Fox
• Sarita Hanley*
• Ellen Isidro
• Maryann Kann
• Earl Kim
• Peter Krane*
• Hana Lane
• Rev. Mark Lingle*
• Robie Livingstone
• Mary Luvera
• Eilish Main
• Eva Maldonado*
• Alex Martinez
• Mike Meyer*
• Ted Michelfelder
• Caroline Murray*
• Rev. Juan David Paniagua*
• Diane Rosenthal*
• David Smith*
• Mirellise Vazquez
• Kathleen Walsh*
• Ximena Velasquez

• William Malpica, Esq., former Pro-Bono Counsel

*Founding Board Members

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

We are currently looking for a

Program Coordinator:
Education Advocacy & Support


Family Services Case Manager

Grants Manager

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. No telephone calls, please.

OUR PARTNERS

Building One Community is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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