Team Members

We have many talented team members who will develop the project of UBI/UBU:

Board of Advisors

  • Sharyn Abbott, Founder & CEO
  • Joe Giove, Director of Innovation
  • Douglas Hollie, Vice President of Student Transitions

Management – Ultimate Business International (parent to UBU)

  • Sharyn Abbott, Founder & CEO
  • Marc Levy, CLO
  • Tom Salvaggio, COO
  • Andrew Sims, CFO
  • Ralph Taylor, COO, Construction

Binestar Medical Team

  • Repha Awino Dunya, RN
  • Dr Gil Paiz, Chief Medical Officer
  • Dr Marc Nadreau, Chief Medical Officer
  • Ken VanOsdol, Chief Medical Director
  • Chantelle Taylor, Medical Advisor
  • Cheryl Wolff, RN Director of Bienestar Center
  • Gary Wolff, Executive Administrator Director of Bienestar Center

Bienestar Center

  • Patricia Aguinaga, Director of Bienestar
  • Sunil Chand, Director of Hyperbaric Chambers
  • Lucia Ellis, Director of Bienestar
  • Galen Friend, Director of Program Acquisition
  • Robin Grant, Director of Equipment Acquisition
  • Nicolle Hedberg, Director of Bienestar
  • Esther Marc, Director of Bienestar
  • Rosanna Medeiros, Director of Ayervedic Medicine
  • Lien Potgieter, Director of Color Therapy
  • Alexi Roseby, Director of Bienestar
  • Parvaneh Safavi, Director of Bienestar
  • Arti Shah, Director of Bienestar
  • Helen Wang, Director of Bienestar
  • Chris Westney, Director of Bienestar

Business Development

  • Moma Dimitrijevic, Director of Business Development
  • Ahmet Ozcam, Assistant Business Development Director
  • Mark Pilcher, Director of Retail Development
  • Mark Siddle, Project Manager

Automotive Design

  • Juovenir Talastasin, Director of Automotive

Auto Restoration

  • Wes Lyda, Director of Auto Restoration

Descatar Jewell Performance Team

  • Tee Crane, Director of Music Programs
  • Arelis Diaz, Director of Travel
  • Gareth Jenkins, Director Band Management
  • Shawn Medeiros, Director of Live Music Programs
  • Abdul Nahleh, Director of Dance Performance
  • Anas Nahleh, Director of Dance Performance
  • Sharif Williams, Director of Live Music Programs

Descatar Jewell Hospitality Team

  • Selam Batkitar, Director of Hospitality, Food Services
  • Vic Mena-Carrillo, Director of Hospitality, Food Services 
  • Lance Pelayo, Director of Food and Beverage
  • Janini Vega, Chef
  • Sherlyn Williams, Assistant Resort Manager

Dive Programs

  • Michael Davis, Director of Dive Programs

Business Development: Innovation & Inventions

  • Matt Angiono, Assistant Director of Photography & Videography
  • Rasheed Arzu, Director of Marketing
  • Don Baker, Director Innovation & Inventions
  • Ronnier Balan, Finance Manager
  • Arin Bhowmik, Director of Customer Service
  • Shara Bores, Communications
  • Chayanne Chan, Customer Service
  • John Cissko, Director of Engineering-Inventions
  • Tan De, Director of Printing
  • Akhil George, Director of Writing
  • Mari Glavonjic, Project Manager
  • Naim Green, Assistant Director Innovation & Inventions
  • Nilesh Jetain, Director of Sales Inventions & Innovations
  • Kapil Mittal, Director of International Business Development
  • Austin Petillo, Project Manager
  • Hussnain Qureshi, Director of 3D Printing
  • Peter Sangolade, Graphic Designer
  • Joshua Smith, Assistant Director Innovation & Inventions
  • Ranji Thomas, Director of Business Development
  • Emil Usher Director of Marketing
  • Brent Van Der Vyver, Director of Sales


  • Maria Ayuso, Clothing Design
  • Johandre Beylefeld, Director of Environmental Projects
  • Leon Dawson, Assistant Director of Environmental Projects
  • Gabbie Dimitrijevic, Director of Food Processing
  • Muhammad Imran, Director of Food Processing
  • Mitch Kamp, Alternative Energy
  • Dargel Pérez Tamayo, Mechanical Engineer
  • Lila York, Director of Environmental Processes

Construction: Architects,  Engineers, Landscaping & Construction

  • Lino Alvarez, Project Manager
  • John Beltz, Director of Concrete Construction
  • Leonard Bonenberger, Director of Construction Equipment
  • Jamir Osmani Caal, Plummer
  • Tony Collard, Construction Engineer
  • Jose Comco, Construction
  • Bill Ellingsworth, Team Leader
  • Greg James, Director of Campus Planning
  • John Northrop, Director of Road Services
  • Stephen Pitzold, Construction
  • Denmar Russell, Construction
  • Ric Sitar, Structural Engineer
  • Mark Stephens, Construction Team
  • Jarren Sutherland, Construction Team
  • Phil Swanson, Site Manager
  • Taryn Thompson, Construction

·  Construction: Housing

  • Gary Schuitema, Director of Housing Construction

·  Architect

  • Ivan Camal
  • Bilal Loumi
  • Rhonda Lowe

·  Landscaping

  • Ismail Geloglu, Director of Landscaping
  • Herbert Haylock, Landscaping
  • Msafiri Kiswaga, Assistant Director of Landscaping
  • Delmer Romero, Landscape Architect
  • Joe Salazar, Landscaping
  • Melida Thompson, Assistant Director of Landscaping
  • Dariel Torres, Assistant Landscape Architect
  • Joe Salazar, Landscaping
  • Melida Thompson, Assistant Director of Landscaping
  • Alberto Vasquez
  • Wilber Vega, Agronomist


  • Edward Harris, Operations Director
  • Accounting
    • Bay Abdelmaseeh, Accounting Department
    • Amin Rhaman, Director of Payroll
    • Gia Rivera, Assistant Director of Accounting Payroll
    • Fayaz Shamshudeen, Payroll Department
  • Automotive Mechanics
    • Juovenir Talastasin
    • Amin Vega
  • Community Outreach
    • Travis Bardalez, Community Outreach Programs
    • Kenroy Ellis, Director of Community Outreach Programs
    • Brads Neal, Corporate Outreach
    • Genroe Pelayo
  • Financial Projections
    • Mary Diaz, Assistant Director of Financial Projections
    • Jorge Medina, Director of Risk Management
    • Bothwell Ndou, Director of Financial Projections
    • Hillary Nnamdi, Director of Financial Analysis
    • Shiva Prasad, Financial Analyst
    • Rami Jawdat Al Qadi, Director of Financial Projections
    • Guillermo Trigo, Director of Financial Projections
    • Claudia Zambrono, Director of Finance
  • Human Resources
    • Racquel Castro, Assistant Director of Human Resources
    • Edwin George, Director of Recruiting
    • Theda Muller, Human Resources Director
    • Armin Rivera, Director of Recruiting
    • Cesar Rodriguez, Director of Human Resources
    • May Talastasin, Assistant Director of Human Resources
  • Legal Division
    • Marc Levy, Chief Legal Council
    • Danika McFadzean, Compliance Officer
  • Operations Department
    • Elzaan-Mari Beylefeld, Executive Liaison
    • Connie Bonenberger, Assistant Executive Liaison
    • Zalika Jamilla Garbutt, Executive Liaison
    • Maria Graydon, Assistant Executive Liaison
    • Aisha Kumal, Executive Liaison
    • Shristi Kumal, Executive Liaison
    • Annie Lyda, Senior Executive Liaison
    • Rudo Ndou, Executive Liaison
    • Jane Ndiritu, Assistant Executive Liaison
    • Shanti Quiroga, Executive Liaison
    • Glena Stevenson, Director of Personal Shopping
    • Monica Swanson, Assistant Executive Liaison
  • Procurement
    • Anne-Marie Atse, Director of Procurement
    • Chandra Kumal, Assistant Director of Procurement
    • Melanie Lammey, Procurement
    • Miki Majzik, Procurement
    • Sacha Meaux-Echendu, Director of Procurement
  • Property Acquisition
    • Jeanpier Anaya, Director of Property Finance
    • Rich Heyman, Director Transition Facilitates Acquisition
    • Julian Kaplan, Director of Property Acquisition
    • Joseph Usher, Legal Counsel
  • Property Management
    • Libby Ayuso, Director of Housekeeping
    • Aidia Chuc, Housekeeping
    • Bertha Woods, Director of Property Management
  • Security
    • Zahil Ayuso, Assistant Director of Internal Security Services
    • Ernest Carter, Director of Security
    • Bob Cepeda, Director of Campus Security
    • Ricardo Costa, Director of Security
    • Humberto Miranda, Director of Corporate Security
    • João Neno, Assistant Director of Security
    • David Parkes, Director of Security Personnel
    • Deremiah Phillips, Director of Internal Security
    • Georgia Westby, Security Team
    • Hugh Williams, Security Team
    • Gordon Woods, Director of Security
  • Shipping & Receiving
    • Jose Rosel Acosta, Dir Warehouse
    • Damodar Bandekar, Director of Shipping & Receiving
    • Mahmood Kanji, Director of International Shipping
    • Shirlett Martinez, Assistant Director of Shipping
    • Marcello Tapia, Director of International Trade
  • Technology
    • Ed Grant, Director of Technology
    • Robert E. Lee, Director of IT
    • Sumithra Marimuthu, Director of Computer Design
  • Travel
    • Pooja Shukla, Director of Travel
  • Website Design
    • Tahir Ifran, Director of Website Development

Visiting Instructors Program

  • Donatella Shine Lupetti, Director of Visiting Instructors Program


  • Director of Foundations
    • Feed the World
      • Nick Amwata, Director of Feed the World, Little Syria
      • Enzo Bertucci, Director of Feed the World, Environmental
      • Luis Garcia, Director of Distribution Feed the World
      • Lucy Wambui Ndungu, Director of International Relations
      • Barry Nelson, Director Feed the World
      • Jenn Mena-Wenstrom, Director of Little Syria Millennium Project
      • Jorge Zambrano, Feed the World – Environmental International Relationships

Ranch Manager

  • Roland Buchanan, Ranch Manager


  • Elsner Campos, Director of Agronomists
  • Chris Downs, Director of Farming
  • Heather Downs, Director of Herb Farming
  • Hardeep Ghuman, Director of Farming Overseer
  • Rabia Imran, Director of Horticulture
  • Kyrah Lopez, Agriculture
  • Byron Manzanero, Director of Agricultural Science
  • Prabha Renganathan, Director of Agronomists Hydroponics
  • Hipolito Sanker, Agriculture
  • Aya Sitruk, Director Environmental Biotechnologist


  • Matthew Martinez, Livestock
  • Kristy Whitehill, Associate Director Equestrian Programs

UBU High School

  • Dr. Bill Bach, Director of Administration
  • Priyanka Parkar, Teacher Recruiter
  • Frances Tsakonas, Director of Educational Development
  • Zaib Unisa, Curriculum Development

Entrepreneurship Development

  • Diana Ireland, Teacher Entrepreneur
  • Mohammad Mohd, Director of International Education
  • Mustafa Shahat, Director of Entrepreneurship

Student Assessment

  • Karl Burke, Senior Director of Student Assessment
  • Marty Downing, Associate Director of Student Relations
  • Vanessa Grant, Associate Director of Student Relations
  • Martin Graydon, Director of Student Screening
  • Leslie Heard, Director of Student Screening
  • Raphael Martinez, Youth Director
  • Daniel Sutherland, Assistant Director of Student Relationships
  • Paul Sutherland, Director of Student Relationships
  • Merlene Torres, Assistant Director of Student Assessment


  • Sampson Addo, Director of Business Development
  • Priyanka Bhowmik, Teacher of Dance
  • Saira Caal, Cosmetologist
  • Angel Figueroga, Director of Music Performance
  • Amadou Guissett, Teach of Finance
  • Sasha Lee Hernandez, Teacher
  • Arna Jenkins, Director of Sculpture
  • Mitch Kamp, Alternative Energy
  • Ilia Lee, Languages
  • Ramiro Morejón, Videography
  • Ushasi Mahalanabish, General Education
  • Lilliane Neves, English
  • Miracle Nnamdi, Medical Processes
  • Medi Shafic, Soccer Coach
  • Luciano Tayrovitch, Drama
  • Justo Torres, Teacher
  • Erika Vega, Cosmetologist
  • Tdrinda Woods, Music Teacher

Teacher Assistants

  • Itar Lee

UBU – Staff School K-12

  • Jenny Borde, Employee School Administrator
    • Ushasi Mahalanabish
    • Gianni Martinez
    • Melonia Ramclam
    • Mary Topero


  • Adam Mukiibi, Director of Uganda
  • Patience Awazi, Director of Cameroon
  • Richard Kent, Director of Uganda
  • Jamyang Pasang, Director of Tibet
  • Chandani Senaratne, Director of Sri Lanka

Student Recruiting

  • Chuck Kubasek, Student Recruiter
  • Tom Rohrer, Director of Student Recruiting
  • Norma Ward, Student Recruiting

Student Live/Work Facilities

  • Lorenzo Parker, Director of Youth Center, DC

Transition Facility

  • Douglas Hollie, Director of Transition Facility & Board of Advisors
  • Shirley Howard-Johnson, Director of the Transition Facility

Youth Sports Camps

Sports Recruiting Programs

  • Vida Blue, Director of Youth Sports Programs
  • Matt Shelton, Director of Youth Sports Programs
  • Thomas Williams, Director of Youth Sports Programs