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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
Yenny Rodriguez
Ivonne Zucco
Valeta Prendergast
Alejandra Gomez
Pia Roeser
Leonel Restrepo
Lupita Figueroa
Cathy Ostuw
Mary Maarbjerg
Nijole Vileikis
Jose Luis Zepeda
Adriana Podesta
Don Strait
Anka Badurina
Lorely Peche
Suzanne Vega
Margarita Zimmerman
Ted Pardoe
Arisleyda Riehl
Andrea Hunt
Douglas Penn
Aleksandr Troyb
Gretchen Anderson
Olga Lopez
Bernadette Sotomayor
Eleanor Riemer
Miguel Carnero
David Cohen
Maria Sandoval
Bruce Koe
Jenny Ramirez
Daniel Wilson
Daniel DeAndrade
Paola Idrovo
Lauren Hughes
Jennifer Williams
Dr. Tamu Lucero
Mary Sommer
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Eve Reyman Lopez
Doris Victorino
Sonia Alcantarilla
Suzanne Wind
Jorge Chiluisa
Susan Adamsen
Arthur Wit
Adhlere Coffy
Elena Perez Moreno
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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]

Grants Manager:
Valeta Prendergast
(203) 674-8585 ext.141
[email protected]

Development Associate:
Andrea Hunt
O: (203) 674-8585
[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
[email protected]

Family and Individual Services Case Manager:
Nijole Vileikis
(203) 674-8585 ext. 122
[email protected]

Program Coordinator: Education Advocacy & Support
Bernadette Sotomayor
O: (203) 674-8585 ext. 135
C: (203) 883-2059
[email protected]

Rental Assistance Coordinators:
Lourdes Jordan
[email protected]

Maria Pardo
[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 Assistant:
Jessica Stone
O: (203) 674-8585 ext. 137
C: (203) 249-0864
[email protected]

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

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

Data Systems Associate:
Sophia Corsaro
[email protected]

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

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

Receptionist:
Yenny Rodriguez
(203) 674-8585

Board of Directors

• Jose Luis Zepeda, Chair
• Douglas Penn, Vice Chair
• Eleanor Riemer, Secretary
• The Rev. Edward Pardoe, Treasurer

• Susan Adamsen
• Sonia Alcantarilla
• Jorge Chiluisa
• Adhlere Coffy
• David Cohen
• 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

• Christopher Geotes, Esq., Pro-Bono Counsel

Past Board Members

• Jeannette Ayerza
• Ana Maria Badash*
• Bia Bettamio
• The Rev. Jean-Luc Charles
• Beatrice Chodosh*
• Angeles Dam
• Melanie Danisi
• Carmen Domonkos
• Anne Downey
• Ginny Fox
• Sarita Hanley*
• Ellen Isidro
• The Rev. Tommie Jackson
• 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

*Founding Board Members

 

• Catalina Samper Horak, Founding Executive Director

 

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

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

We are currently looking for a:

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

REMOVAL DEFENSE IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

FAMILY SERVICES OUTREACH & CASE MANAGER


AFTERNOON FACILITIES COORDINATOR

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

Our partner, United Parents and Students (UPAS), is looking for:

LEAD ORGANIZER - CONNECTICUT

OUR PARTNERS

Because It Takes a Village to Build One Community.

Our partners are essential to the success of our work at Building One Community and to the advancement of our mission.

From devoted volunteers who share their time and skills, to the generous donors providing financial or in-kind support, to the community and program partners that work with us hand in hand to make our life-changing programs a reality. Together we act as a beacon of hope to the immigrant community.

The deep appreciation we have for our partners is boundless. Without you, we simply could not be the Center for Immigrant Opportunity.

Our Community and Program Partners include:

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

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