Who We Are

Diamond Leaders and Core Team

We hire, train, and manage our Diamond Leaders to sign-up new Union Capitalists. Diamond Leaders support their members in accessing resources and achieving goals, while also organizing to address collective community concerns

  • Daisy Coto- Diamond Leader for KIPP Academy Boston
  • Elsa Flores- Diamond Leader for FII in East Boston
  • Diana Garcia- Diamond Leader for Nurtury & Bromley-Heath
  • Blanca Gomez- Diamond Leader for DSNI
  • Dioneiris Medrano- Diamond Leader for KIPP Academy Boston
  • Thomas Ruffen- Diamond Leader for Smart from the Start’s Fathers
  • Sonia Salcedo- Diamond Leader for Let’s Get Movin’
  • Shellina Semexant- Diamond Leader for KIPP Academy
  • Adriana Torres- Diamond Leader for EBNHC’s Education & Training Institute

Leadership Team

Leadership Team


Our leadership team is open to all Union Capitalists who want to have an impact on how our organization grows.

Tech and Data Consultants

Partner Organizations

Mission driven Partner Institutions pay organizational dues to join UCB. The fee covers signing up their members as Union Capitalists and hiring a Diamond Leader to serve as point-person with their organization.





Board of Directors

  • Jason Harburger– Chair
    Distribution Strategy at Financial Engines
  • E. Peter Alvarez– Vice Chair
    Associate at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
  • Josh Garver– Treasurer
    Vice President at C.W. Downer & Co.
  • Roy Chan– Secretary
    Innovation Co-Lead at Boston Public Schools and Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics
  • Crystal Murphy– Board Member
    Family Liaison/Special Projects Coordinator at Family Independence Initiative and Registration Specialist for Boston Public Schools
  • Liz Miranda– Board Member
    Chief Amplifier, AMPLIFY Boston
  • Mike Perez – Board Member
    President and COO at Exaptive, Inc.
  • Amy Ricigliano– Board Member
    Vice President, Client Services at Eidolon Communications

Foundational & Corporate Support

Bank of America Peters Memorial Fund
The Boston Foundation Open Door Fund
Foley Hoag Foundation
Hyams Foundation
John Hancock
Listen For Good
Maximus Foundation
Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation
Social Venture Partners

Champion Funders

Mary & Richard Frey
Jason Harburger & Amy Ricigliano
Jonathan Hu
Clare Walker Leslie & David Leslie
David Loehlin
Jay & Robin Varon
Josh Varon & Devon Flaherty
Anonymous (2)

Platinum Funders

Roy Chan
Donald Cook
Anne & Walter Gamble
Walter Giles
Joe Harrow
Jim & Allie Loehlin
Jordana Price
Matthew & Melissa Stein

Diamond Funders

Phil & Ania Auerbach
Bruce Auerbach & Robin Richman
Becci Backman & Steve Cotton
George & Prilla Brackett
Jan & Leo Dressel
Bryan Falchuk
Debra-Ellen Glickstein
Ben Grossman
Paul Lee
Cindy Liu
Mike Perez
Dorothy Tuma
Shawna Wells

Gold Funders

Wunmi Aibana
Amanda Bowen
Brad Braufman
Becky Burgee
Will Dunham
Eric Esteves
Charles Goff
Jim & Bridget Harburger
Donald Hart
Rona Kiley
Rita Klein
Chris & Kathy Leahy

Josh & Lauren Lustig
Morgan & Courtney Macdonald
Crystal Murphy
Nancy Murray
Joe & Linda O’Neill
Joe & Karni Perez
Phil Reitz
Nora Reynolds
Jan Scislowicz
Leigh Smith
Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal
Kristen Zale

Silver Funders

Ingrid Boucher
David Cohen
Sarah Deblasio
Neil Dwyer
Mark Ferraris
Juliette Gundy
Javier Gutierrez
George & Linda Harrar
Rob Leith
Gleb Liferenko & Tomoyo Kawano

Ben Lockwood
Julie Nations
Jeff Novich
David Petty & Lucy Patton
Leah Plunkett
Samantha Slovy
Doug Stone
Chrismaldi Vasquez
Mariama White-Hammond
Adam Zuehlke

Supporting Funders

Robin Berg
Julius Brown
CJ Crowder
Laurel Dumont
John Guarco
Tracey Hsu
Christine Jauregui
Hilary and Kestrel Linder
Jake MacArthur

Erica Mosca
Maritza Ortiz
Lesyslie Rackard
Niki Reitz
Naomi Ryan
Tanisha Salmon
Robin Saunders
James Tresner
Maria Zambrano-Viggiano