The BUILD Team

Our People

BUILD is about relationships.  The relationships we develop with our youth, and the ones we model in front of them, are as important to their success as any program or intervention we provide.  We build the kind of trust and lasting bonds that kids need to know they have an advocate, a support system and people with high expectations for them.

Our team is diverse—80% of our staff reflect the cultures and life experiences of the young people and communities we serve.

Our team is highly skilled—We bring proven expertise in youth programming, clinical services, community engagement, and organization administration to bear on improving lives.

Our team is committed—We are unwavering in our dedication to young people, to quality programming and interactions, and to genuine impact.

Our team IS BUILD.

Our Leaders

Howard “Bud” Schwarzbach , Chairman of the Board
Adam Alonso, MSW, Executive Director
Wanda Rodriguez, Director of Finance and Administration
Andrew G. Wade, Director of Strategy & Development
Bradly Johnson, Director of Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships
Jessica Carrillo-Guerrero – Director of Programs and Services

Our Staff 

Kevin Ayala, Prevention Specialist
Kreagan Carbone, Prevention Specialist
Chimera Green, Prevention Specialist

Diane Wehling , Manager of Operations
Martin Anguiano, Manager of Intervention Services
Heriberto “Coco” Calixto, Sports Coordinator
Mark Thornton,  Intervention Coordinator
Aisha Oliver, Intervention Coordinator (Girls 2 Women)
Max Cerda, Street Intervention Specialist
Pablo Galvez, Street Intervention Specialist
Clifton “Booney” McFowler Jr. , Street Intervention Specialist

Ebonee Shaw, Manager of Education and Support Services
Marco Guerrero, Education Outreach Specialist
Arick Lockhart, Education Outreach Specialist
Ricardo Miranda, Manager of Arts Academy Programs
Angela Bowman, Arts Assistant
Adolfo Tolayo, Creative Arts Assistant

Emily Muench, Manager of Foundation and Corporate Relations
Daniel Perez, Manager of Communications and External Relations
Jamey Makowski – Manager of Program Development and Compliance

Armani Brockman, Intern
Leonardo Ocampo, Intern
Olivi DeLeon-Rodriguez, Intern

For a complete list of staff, please click here [link].