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Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts, Ph.D

Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts, Ph.D

Chairperson

Dr. Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts is an expert in policy research, youth empowerment, peace and security. She has worked in national and international advisory roles in governance and global development.

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Jennifer Reddick

Jennifer Reddick

Global Partnership & Fundraising Liaison

Jennifer Reddick is a former healthcare provider and philanthropist. She brings direct experience as a public health service provider for marginalized community members internationally through nonprofit service and private practice to U4C’s mission and impact.

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John Scardina

John Scardina

Vice Chairperson

John Scardina brings his depth of experience to U4C as former Chairman (Clerk) of Quaker Bolivia Link – USA (QBL) and a psychologist with Quaker schools, where he has worked since 1991.

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Raul Vasquez

Raul Vasquez

Treasurer

Raul Vasquez Hernandez comes to U4C with expertise serving small, minority, and women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs, and those in LMI (low and moderate income) communities, as well public policy and economic development. He brings deep knowledge to U4C from his consultancy leading economic development, regional integration, finance and entrepreneurship projects in multilateral organizations including CAF-Development Bank of Latin America and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).

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Sonia Murillo-Branin, M.D.

Sonia Murillo-Branin, M.D.

Secretary & Healthcare Liaison

Dr. Murillo is a Pediatrician at Nor-Lea Hospital, where she has delivered critical healthcare services to women and children for more than ten years. She is a philanthropist and serves as an advisor to several U4C’s international medical campaigns.

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Alvaro Carrasco

Alvaro Carrasco

Project Management Committee

Alvaro Carrasco is an entrepreneur and brings in-depth experience as managing director, director of operations, and director of global services at Medical Bridges, an international nonprofit serving the healthcare needs of underserved communities worldwide.

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Ximena Murillo

Ximena Murillo

Chief Executive Officer

Ximena Murillo serves as CEO of U4C, providing leadership and strategic vision to the organization. She has devoted her life and career to fight against social injustice, inequality, gender-based violence and extreme poverty. Ximena has been internationally recognized for her work, dedication and leadership. 

Ximena holds a Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of St. Thomas, Houston. Ximena is a graduate of the Social Entrepreneurship Executive program at Stanford Graduate School of Business and has received many recognitions for her leadership roles and professional accomplishments over the years.

Her work in global development and research includes the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Latin America Regional Service Centre), USAID, United Nations Association Houston and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative, all of which provided her with the leadership, entrepreneurial, and management skills to effectively lead U4C so that the lives of women and families served, especially in fragile communities, are profoundly changed forever.

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Advisory Board

Bob Reid, Ph.D.

Bob Reid, Ph.D.

Advisor

Gerardo Berthin, Ph.D.

Gerardo Berthin, Ph.D.

Advisor

Luis R. Torres, Ph.D.

Luis R. Torres, Ph.D.

Advisor

Josefina Vera Velasco, BA

Josefina Vera Velasco, BA

Advisor

U4C Team & Staff

María Carla Murillo, MBA

María Carla Murillo, MBA

Rep. for Latin America / Consulting Economist /

Víctor Hugo García Carvallo, BA

Víctor Hugo García Carvallo, BA

Programs Director, Bolivia

Sabrina Fernandez Mendez

Sabrina Fernandez Mendez

Marketing & Social Media Director

Khalid Adil

Khalid Adil

Web / App Developer Specialist

U4C Partners

Sister Martha

Sister Martha

Field Partner Tanzania

Maria Anotnia Perez

Maria Anotnia Perez

Field Partner Colombia

Cristal Montanez

Cristal Montanez

Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project

Silvia Rosa Limachi

Silvia Rosa Limachi

Field Coordinator, Quime La Paz

Teresa Zorrilla

Teresa Zorrilla

Salud, Arte y Educacion (SAE) Mexico

Maria Julia Moreyra / Gabriela Rivera

Maria Julia Moreyra / Gabriela Rivera

Guatemala Project

Elizabeth Ngere

Elizabeth Ngere

Field Partner Kenya

Magdalena Zurina

Magdalena Zurina

EXO S.A. Soluciones Tecn. Argentina

Omid Wali

Omid Wali

Afghanistan

Laety Ingeni

Laety Ingeni

Field Partner Rwanda

Efrain Ventura

Efrain Ventura

Fundacion Quaker Bolivia Link

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