People

Staff


Lena Granberg

Interim Executive Director

Lena Granberg returned to UNAGB in November 2015 as interim Executive Director, having previously served in the position from 2000-2014. Lena’s passion is global education, with an emphasis of looking at issues from different perspectives. Prior to joining UNAGB in 2000, Lena worked for two decades for Boston-based World Times, Inc., publisher of The WorldPaper, […]

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Caitlin Moore

Education Director

A graduate of Bowdoin College and Harvard Graduate School of Education, Caitlin taught middle school social studies in Fitchburg and East Boston and was a Dean of Curriculum and Instruction in Lawrence. As a teacher, she led a Model UN club, and taught Model UN in her classroom. As an administrator, she supported social studies […]

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Lynn Arsenault

Communications Manager

Having served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, Lynn is enthusiastic about educating our youth about global issues. While in Vanuatu, Lynn worked as an English Literacy Trainer and Teacher. Her position involved training teachers, co-teaching six grade levels, hosting youth leadership workshops, and implementing sustainable development projects […]

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Raina Kadavil

Model UN Conference Operations Fellow

Raina Kadavil is a rising junior at Boston University studying International Relations with a specialization in Security Studies in the Middle East and North Africa. She is no stranger to UNA-USA, as her very first internship was with the President of UNA-USA’s Southern New York chapter. Since then, she has spent three years as the Programming […]

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Rachel Hunkler

Curriculum Consultant

Rachel is a proud graduate of the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and a current M.Ed. student in the International Education Policy program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  She comes to UNAGB with four years of experience teaching in middle and high school classrooms in Spain and the U.S.A.  As a Fulbright English […]

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Idia Irele

UNAGB Special Projects Intern

Idia Irele is a graduate of Smith College and a current International Education Policy Master’s Candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining the UNAGB team, she was living in Andorra, teaching English and youth leadership to upper-secondary school students as a Fulbright Fellow. Her professional experience is rooted heavily in education, […]

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Fiona Creed

Special Advisor

Fiona completed her BA and MA at University College Dublin, Ireland and her PhD (EU Foreign Policy coordination at the United Nations) at University College Cork, which included a one-year research scholar position at the Macmillan Center at Yale University. She also worked as a Junior Political Analyst at the EU Delegation to the United […]

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Allison Smith

Special Advisor

After being a UNAGB intern through college and a dedicated volunteer following graduation, Ali had a brief stint working at Liberty Mutual, but then returned to UNAGB to organize events for the community to raise awareness for the wonderful and varied ways that the UN affects all lives around the world. She has a degree […]

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Liz Harvey

Education Intern

Liz Harvey is currently pursuing her master’s degree in International Development and Global Health at Northeastern University. Liz’s passion for international development and global issues was ignited when she was living, teaching, and volunteering in Thailand. Originally from the Bay Area, Liz received her bachelor’s degree from Chico State. Since graduating, Liz has lived in […]

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Tausif Bashar

Education Intern

Tausif is a senior at Boston University and is pursuing a double major in biology and international relations. He is from Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the summer of 2015, Tausif had the opportunity to work for Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder of the world’s largest NGO, BRAC. Over the summer of 2017, he had the […]

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Anton Manzano

Education Intern

Anton is a recent graduate from Brown University who concentrated in Economics and Anthropology. Originally from The Philippines, Anton moved to Spain for a few years before starting his undergraduate education in the United States. He was an active member in Brown University’s chapter of Model United Nations and has worked as an intern in […]

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Jade Castro

Education Intern

Jade is a second-year law student pursuing her Juris Doctorate with an emphasis on international law and national security at Boston College Law School. She is originally from Miami, FL, and went to the University of Florida for undergrad where she majored in political science and minored in mass communications. Prior to law school, Jade […]

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Liz Cao

UNAGB Programs Intern

Liz is an Ed.M. candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education studying International Education Policy. Prior to graduate school, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Georgia. During her time in Peace Corps, she worked closely with Georgian teachers to develop English language curriculum and was also heavily involved with girls’ leadership […]

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Ebeny Torres

Education Intern

Ebeny J. Torres is currently a senior at Regis College pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Politics & Global Studies as well as Spanish. She is native to New Jersey but has traveled to various parts of the globe, specifically Europe and Latin America. Her love of traveling has allowed her to view the […]

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Board of Directors


Richard Golob

President

Richard Golob serves as Global Head of Life Sciences at EPAM Systems, a publicly traded IT services firm with 22,000 professionals worldwide. Previously, Richard co-founded GGA Software Services, an outsourcing company that provided scientific informatics services to the life sciences industry, and served as its president and chief executive officer until the sale of GGA […]

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Arese Carrington

Vice President

Arese Carrington is a medical doctor and public health consultant. She is Vice President of Africana Consultants where she specializes in public health programming and investment promotion in Africa. She previously worked as an Associate Director of the Harvard School of Public Health’s AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeri a (APIN). She received her medical degree […]

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Jacob Homiller

Treasurer

Jacob Homiller is Senior Vice President, Global Business Management for A.W. Chesterton Company.  He is responsible for the management of Chesterton’s global business, including operations in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Jake’s responsibilities include the commercial activities globally, as well as manufacturing and operations outside of North America.  Prior to Chesterton, Jake worked with […]

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Nathaniel Tassinari

Clerk

Nate Tassinari has been serving on the Board of UNAGB since 2012 and has been a member of UNAGB since 2006. Professionally Nate has had a varied career which includes work in software, startups, retail, finance and publishing. Currently Nate is a Vice President at TD Bank where he serves as a Commercial Relationship Manager […]

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Patricia Chilangwa

Patricia started volunteering at UNAGB in 2002, motivated by a strong desire to make a positive impact in the area of global women’s issues.  Since then, she has chaired and collaborated on many educational initiatives with global non-profit organizations to raise awareness about critical issues affecting girls and women everywhere.  Patricia started her career in the investment […]

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Harriet Cross

Harriet Cross is Her Majesty’s Consul General to New England. Harriet has been a member of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service for 20 years. Before coming to Boston in 2016, she was Deputy Ambassador at the British Embassy in Yemen. However, due to the conflict in Yemen, she organised the evacuation of the Embassy and subsequently […]

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William Febbo

Connecting the Pharma & Healthcare industry with compliant innovation has been Will Febbo’s trademark in over 18 years of leading health service & technology companies. In 1999, he co-founded MedPanel, a market intelligence and communication provider to the biomedical & medical device industries. When Febbo sold it in 2007 to Merriman Capital, he held dual […]

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Kari Heistad

As founder and CEO of Culture Coach International, Kari leads a diverse team of cross cultural specialists who provide consulting and training services in the areas of cross cultural and diversity issues. Diversity has been the hallmark of her work and her experiences have brought her into contact with world leaders, inner-city youth, non-profit organizations […]

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Jonathan Lacoste

Jonathan Lacoste is the Co-Founder and President of Jebbit, a mobile marketing software company. Jebbit has raised over $10M in venture capital with some of the largest brands in the world as customers and partners, including Google, eBay and the Expedia. Since launching the company, Jonathan has been named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” and was the […]

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Janice Hunt

Janice G. Hunt lives in Needham. In addition to being on the UNAGB board, she is an Overseer of the Huntington Theatre, serves on several committees of The Trustees of Reservations (past President) and Wellesley College (past President of the Alumnae Association and Trustee) and many other community organizations. She and her husband, Roger B. […]

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J.D. LaRock

Dr. J.D. LaRock is President and CEO of the Commonwealth Corporation, a $55 million public-private corporation that advances Massachusetts’ economic leadership through signature initiatives in workforce development, youth development, and economic development.  Previously, J.D. was a member of Northeastern University’s senior leadership team, where he was chief of staff to the university’s president, among other […]

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Robert Maloney

Robert P. Maloney is a Partner at Prince Lobel Tye LLP. Bob focuses his practice in the areas of corporate law, tax, and estate planning.  He advises companies on all stages of their development–from inception to financing, benefit plans, equity plans, acquisitions, mergers, and sale of the business.  As co-chair of the firm’s Closely Held […]

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Alma Morrison

Alma G. Morrison has been a member of the Board of UNAGB for many years, serving in various capacities, including as Clerk and Chair of the Advocacy Committee. Alma is a former Chair of the Steering Committee of the UNA-USA Council of Chapters and Divisions and served 10 years as Representative from its New England […]

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Hakan Satiroglu

Hakan Satiroglu is an entrepreneur and seasoned executive focused on the transition of business models and processes in the digital age. In 2004 he founded Xplana Learning, a social learning network which is paving the way for how learning will be enabled in the 21st Century. Xplana is the leading personal learning environment integrating local […]

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Mark Stein

Mark B. Stein is a partner in the Corporate Department in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, where he concentrates his practice in securities, mergers and acquisitions and general representation of start-ups. Mr. Stein speaks regularly on matters of interest to emerging and growth companies, including corporate finance strategies, corporate governance and equity-based incentive compensation. He […]

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Gina Wilcox

Gina Wilcox first experienced Model UN as a high school student from upstate New York representing the Republic of Belarus at the Hague International Model UN. She continued her involvement through college and now runs the Model UN middle school program at The Park School in Brookline, MA, with her husband. Ms. Wilcox received her […]

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