Staff

Admin
Andrew So
Executive Director

Mario Biancamano
Director of Operations
Caitie Adams
Development Director

Joshua Guerra
Communications and Community Outreach Manager

Lillian Martinez
Office Coordinator

Katelan Newman
Development and Community Outreach Associate

Education and Social Services
Bridget Hillin
SBU Academy Program Director

Jessica Marroquin
Director of College Placement and Alumni

Lynn Thach
High School Education Director

Hector Maquieira
Middle School Education Director

Sara Gomez
Immigration Services Program Manager

Djedji Camara
Social Services Program Manager

Mario Cornejo
College Success Coordinator

Alondra Vasquez
Volunteer Coordinator

Maggie Malone
SBU Academy Program Associate

Soccer Programs Staff
Andy Jenkins
Director of Soccer Programs

Sam Kellogg
Community Soccer Programs Coordinator
Reindorf Kyei
Soccer Operations Coordinator

Sara Gomez
Global Youth League Coordinator
Julieth Noguez
AmeriCorps Coach-Mentor

Ronny Delgado
AmeriCorps Coach-Mentor

George Nantwi
SBU Academy Master Coach


Andrew So Executive Director and Co-Founder
Prior to founding South Bronx United in 2009 with his wife Steph, Andrew served as a mathematics and special education teacher and administrator at New Day Academy, a public secondary school in the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx. He also supported several New York City public schools and their teachers as a math instructional coach. Over the past two decades, Andrew has worked with Bronx youth in other capacities from summer counselor to guidance counselor to athletic coach. He holds a D-level coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation and has coached athletes of various ages and levels. Andrew received a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University and earned an M.S.Ed. in Middle School General and Special Education from the Bank Street College of Education in New York. He is an alumnus of the We Are The Bronx Fellowship and the American Express United Way of NYC Leadership Academy. He is a former trustee of the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League and former chair of the Bronx Nonprofit Coalition. In 2020, he was named Administrator of the Year by the East New York Youth Soccer Association.

Mario Biancamano Director of Operations
Mario joined South Bronx United full-time in 2016, after volunteering as a coach in the Recreational Program. He has served as Center Director at Score, an after school educational center in Queens, and lived abroad to run a modeling agency, Trinity Talent Qatar. Mario earned a B.A. from Northwestern University in Economics and International Studies. He also holds a US Soccer Federation ‘E’ License.

Caitie Adams Development Director
Caitie began volunteering with South Bronx United as a College Prep Mentor in Fall 2016. Before joining the staff as the organization's full time Development Manager, Caitie worked in the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health managing various projects and research initiatives. In Cleveland, Caitie served as a Development Associate for a diversity and cultural competence training organization. She lives in Washington Heights, is learning Spanish and is an avid runner. Caitie has an M.A. in Sociology and a B.A. in Environmental Studies, both from Cleveland State University.

Joshua Guerra Communications and Community Outreach Manager
Josh was thrilled to join SBU’s staff in 2019, after a year of service to the organization as an AmeriCorps VISTA. He brings to his work a passion for storytelling and community development. There are few things Josh thinks about as deeply or as frequently as soccer. It is a profound inspiration and motivation in most of the endeavors to which he commits himself. He was educated at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, where he majored in Urban Studies.

Lillian Martinez Office Coordinator

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Kartika Fuentes Community and Volunteer Outreach Associate

Bridget Hillin SBU Academy Program Director
Bridget joined South Bronx United in 2015 as a Youth Development Counselor. Bridget earned a B.S. from the George Washington University, where she played Division I soccer as a goalkeeper. She went on to earn a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling at Boston University, with a specialization in Sport Psychology. Prior to South Bronx United, she served as a Clinical Liaison at Youth Villages Germaine Lawrence in Arlington, MA, and as a Staff Therapist at the South Bay Mental Health Center in Malden, MA.

Jessica Marroquin Director of College Guidance and Alumni
Jessica previously worked as a College Readiness Program Coordinator at Middle Earth, a youth services organization in New Jersey. In working with SBU youth, she has been able to draw on her personal background having immigrated with her family from El Salvador. She holds a B.A. from Thomas Edison State University in Social Sciences.

Lynn Thach High School Education Director
Lynn joined South Bronx United during the fall of 2020. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Language from the University of Utah and went on to earn her master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University. During her time at Michigan State University, Lynn focused her academic program around the areas of educational access, equity, and opportunity. During her two years at the university, she also served as an academic mentor to student-athletes, where she advised and guided freshman football players on their transition into higher education. Following graduate school, Lynn worked in a variety of college settings throughout Boston, and most recently served as the academic and college coordinator for the Upward Bound Program at Boston University, a federally funded program that supports college access initiatives for first-generation college bound high school students from low-income family backgrounds. Lynn is now thrilled to be joining the SBU team and is excited to support youth and families throughout the South Bronx!

Sara Gomez Immigration Services Program Manager
Soccer has always been a part of Sara's life, starting her playing career at age 5. Her mother is a first generation Puerto Rican and South Bronx native and her father immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico. Sara intimately understands the power of soccer as a tool for social change. She is passionate about the game and the South Bronx community. Prior to joining SBU Sara worked as a youth advocate/social worker for NYCFC and at the Federal Defenders of New York as a paralegal and then as paralegal supervisor. She was raised in Arizona and moved to NYC in 2011. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from New York University in 2015 and Master's in Social Work from Columbia University in 2019. She lives in Harlem with her beloved cat, Fred, and her little brother.

Alondra Vasquez Volunteer Coordinator, Community Programs

Andy Jenkins Director of Soccer Programs
Andy joined the SBU team in August 2017 after receiving his BSc in Business Management from Queen’s University in his native home, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Football has always been an integral part of Andy’s life from playing to watching to coaching. Andy started his coaching career with Glentoran Football Club and today holds a UEFA B Coaching License. His first venture into US Soccer came in 2014 when he worked for Global Premier Soccer as a Head Coach and Head of Player Development for Wellesley United Soccer. In Spring 2017, Andy was a Head Coach and Regional Manager for Liverpool FC NJ. As SBU’s Director of Soccer Programs, Andy oversees all on-field programs, providing support and guidance to our Recreational and Travel coaches.

Sam Kellogg Community Soccer Programs Coordinator
Sam joins South Bronx United through the AmeriCorps Up2Us Coaches program in 2018 season. Sam started his coaching career as a recreational coach in the Westchester county area. He also has previous and current experience coaching for the New York Red Bulls youth programs. He currently holds a USSF D License and obtained a B.A in Psychology from SUNY Purchase. As Community Soccer Coordinator, he oversees the Recreational Soccer Program and SBU Community Schools sites.

Reindorf Kyei Soccer Operations Coordinator
Reindorf is an alum of South Bronx United's SBU Academy. He joined the organized in high school shortly after moving to the Bronx. Although born in Ghana, Reindorf spent much of his childhood in Italy where he picked up his love for soccer. Reindorf graduated from Bloomfield College in 2018 with a degree in Business. As the Soccer Operations Coordinator, he oversees all operational aspects of the organization's travel and community soccer programs from purchasing to scheduling to transportation.

Jose Lacayo Recreational Program Coordinator

Mario Cornejo College Success Coordinator
Mario was first involved with South Bronx United as a volunteer recreational coach from 2017-2018, then as an intern for Summer Soccer Scholars, and now joins staff as an Americorps Up2Us Coach and Mentor, working with both the soccer and academic programs. Having just completed a service year with Americorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), he has plenty of experience working with a wide range of non-profit organizations that support underserved communities across the United States. Mario received a Bachelors of Science degree from New York University in 2018 in Global Public Health with a concentration in Biology. As a first-generation American and college graduate of a Salvadoran family, and NYC-native, he is now looking to use his background and experiences to continue to serve and create positive social change in his local communities. Playing soccer since the age of 9 and being an avid soccer fan since, Mario understands how sports represent a perfect opportunity to demonstrate and symbolize positive morals and values to youth in the community and will look to continue that work as a youth development coach and mentor in the SBU Academy.

George Nantwi SBU Academy Master Coach
George joined South Bronx United in 2009 as a travel soccer coach. While coaching both girls, boys, and mens teams, he also assists with coordination of the Travel Soccer Program. He is a graduate of Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, New Jersey, where he majored in political science. He works as a researcher at the EdLab at Columbia University Teacher’s College currently focusing on Understanding Fiscal Responsibility, a multi million dollar grant aimed at teaching the federal budget, national debt and deficit to junior and high school students.