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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
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Valeta Prendergast
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Aldo Cabrera
Leonel Restrepo
Lupita Figueroa
Andie Schau
Ivonne Zucco
Nijole Vileikis
Josephine Fulcher Anderson
Adriana Podesta
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Lorely Peche
Suzanne Vega
Margarita Zimmerman
Noah Lapine
Arisleyda Riehl
Andrea Hunt
Ellen Williams
Terrie E. Wood
Gretchen Anderson
Olga Lopez
Bernadette Sotomayor
Eleanor Riemer
Miguel Carnero
David Cohen
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Angelica D. Gorrio
Jenny Ramirez
Douglas Penn
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Paola Idrovo
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Gina Atanasoff
Dr. Tamu Lucero
Mary Sommer
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Doris Victorino
Sonia Alcantarilla
Suzanne Wind
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Susan Adamsen
Patrice Morley
Adhlere Coffy
Fernanda
Elena Perez Moreno
Patrick de Saint-Aignan
Cathy Butcher
Laura Jordan
Talay Hafiz
Lina Rojas
Bell Horwitz
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Staff

Executive

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

Deputy Director:
Ivonne Zucco
(203) 674-8585 ext. 111
[email protected]

Program Director:
Fanny Ferreira
(203) 674-8585 ext. 145
[email protected]

Development & External Relations

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

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

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

Events & Communications Coordinator:
Andrea Hunt
(203) 674-8585 ext. 142
[email protected]

Development Coordinator:
Gina Atanasoff
(203) 674-8585 ext. 131
[email protected]

Adult Education and Workforce Development

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

Workforce Development Manager:
Olga Lopez
(203) 674-8585 ext. 116
[email protected]

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

ELL Training Coordinator:
Patrice Morley
(203) 674-8585
[email protected]

Skills Development Coordinator:
Jessica Stone
(203) 674-8585 ext. 137
[email protected]

Employment Coordinator:
Isabelle Riou
(203) 674-8585 ext. 143
[email protected]

Workers Outreach Coordinator:
Jonnatan Tovar
(203) 674-8585 ext. 102
[email protected]

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

Family and Individual Services

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

Family and Individual Services Case Manager:
Fernanda Moreno Soto
(203) 674-8585 ext. 134
[email protected]

Education Support Coordinator:
Bernadette Sotomayor
(203) 674-8585 ext. 135
[email protected]

Family and Individual Services Case Manager:
Izadorha Cayo
(203) 674-8585 ext. 144
[email protected]

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

Immigration Legal Services

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

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

Affirmative Practice Attorney:
Cathy Butcher
(203) 674-8585 ext. 130
[email protected]

Removal Defense Attorney:
Paola Idrovo, Esq.
(203) 674-8585 ext. 121
[email protected]

Immigration Legal Services Paralegal:
Eva Lopez Reyman
(203) 674-8585 ext. 140
[email protected]

Immigration Legal Services Paralegal:
Leni Borges
(203) 674-8585 ext. 144
[email protected]

Immigration Legal Services Assistant:
Jenny Ramirez
(203) 674-8585 ext. 115
[email protected]

Operations

Operations Manager:
Valeria Verdejo
(203) 674-8585 ext. 132
[email protected]

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

Human Resources Manager:
Margarita Zimmerman
(203) 674-8585 ext. 120
[email protected]

Outreach and Marketing Coordinator:
Lina Rojas
(203) 674-8585 ext. 123
[email protected]

Data and Systems Manager:
Sophia Corsaro
(203) 674-8585 ext. 147
[email protected]

Data and Systems Coordinator:
Estefania Serrano
(203) 674-8585 ext. 113
[email protected]

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

Board of Directors

• Eleanor Riemer, Chair
• Mary Sommer, Vice Chair
• Ellen Williams, Secretary
• Susan Adamsen, Treasurer

 

• Sonia Alcantarilla
• Aldo Cabrera
• Adhlere Coffy
• David Cohen
• Josephine Fulcher Anderson
• Angelica D. Gorrio
• Talay Hafiz
• Belle Horwitz
• Laura Jordan
• Noah Lapine
• Dr. Tamu Lucero
• Douglas R. Penn
• Arisleyda Riehl
• Patrick de Saint-Aignan
• Andy Schau
• Terrie E. Wood

 

• Christopher Geotes, Esq., Pro-Bono Counsel

Past Board Members

• Jeannette Ayerza
• Ana Maria Badash*
• Bia Bettamio
• The Rev. Jean-Luc Charles
• Jorge Chiluisa
• Beatrice Chodosh*
• Angeles Dam
• Melanie Danisi
• Carmen Domonkos
• Anne Downey
• Ginny Fox
• Sarita Hanley*
• Ellen Isidro
• The Rev. Tommie Jackson
• Maryann Kann
• Earl Kim
• Bruce Koe*
• Peter Krane*
• Hana Lane
• Rev. Mark Lingle*
• Robie Livingstone
• Mary Luvera
• Mary Maarbjerg*
• Eilish Main
• Eva Maldonado*
• Alex Martinez
• Mike Meyer*
• Ted Michelfelder
• Caroline Murray*
• Cathy Ostuw*
• Rev. Juan David Paniagua*
• The Rev. Edward Pardoe
• Diane Rosenthal*
• Maria Sandoval
• David Smith*
• Aleksandr Troyb
• Mirellise Vazquez
• Kathleen Walsh*
• Arthur Wit
• Ximena Velasquez
• Jose Luis Zepeda

*Founding Board Members

• Catalina Samper Horak, Founding Executive Director

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

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

We are currently looking for a:

Immigration Legal Services Director

Community Navigator

Development Director

Volunteer Manager

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

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

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