Our Team

Tim Cross, President, YouthBuild International

Peter Twichell, Senior Program Director, Global Program Development

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Laurie Bennett, Director of International Field Operations

Bora Chiemruom, Administrative Manager

David Burch, Global Director of Construction, Training and Education

Miguel Rodriguez, Projects Director, Latin America

Tere Lanzagorta,  Program Director, Youth Pathways - Mexico

Emilia Ramirez Valenzuela, Program Manager, YouthBuild Mexico

Jasmin Jasarevic, Program Director and Country Representative - Bosnia Herzegovina

Eli Flores:  Youth Leadership Development, Senior Consultant

Sangeeta Tyagi, President, YouthBuild USA

Daryl Wright, Vice President, Career Development and Knowledge Management, YouthBuild USA

Long Nguyen, Senior Consultant, Asia

Neil Qusba, Senior Consultant, Green Construction

Caroline Hopkins, Senior Consultant, Africa

David Rosen, Senior Consultant, Africa, Caribbean

David Calvert, Senior Consultant, Latin America, Africa

Country Partners

  • Canada:  YouthBuild Canada, David Hughes, Founder 
  • Mexico: Omar Galicia, Director, Jovenes Constructores de la Comunidad
  • Mexico:  Gustavo Verastica, Director General, SERAJ
  • Central America: Rick Jones, Senior Technical Advisor, LAC, Catholic Relief Services
  • Haiti: Guerda Previlon, Director, IDEJEN
  • The Bahamas: Inter-American Develoment Bank
  • Jamaica: Marcia McCloud, Director, St. Patrick's Foundation
  • Brazil: Katia  Edmundo,  Director, CEDAPs/ Ivonette Albuquerque, Director Galpao Aplauso
  • Peru:  Esther Diaz, Director, INFANT
  • Panama:  Instituto de Estudios Interdisciplinarios
  • South Africa: Clayton Peters, Head of Division, National Youth Service and Skills Development, NYDA
  • Israel: Edna Bustin, Board Chair, YouthBuild Israel
  • Bosnia Herzegovina:  Edin Mujacic, Director, Center for Sustainable Development
  • Bosnia Herzegovina: Jasmin Jasarevic, Director PRONI Center for Youth Development
  • Serbia: Civic Initiatives
  • Romania and Bulgaria: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Scotland: Mark MacMillan, Public Policy Advisor, Kibble Education and Care Center
  • United Kingdom: John Montague, Chairperson, Youthbuild UK
  • Iraq: Hanaa Edwar, General Secretary, Iraqi AL-Amal Association