The Board of Directors of YouthBuild USA, Inc. has overall responsibility for the operations of YouthBuild USA and YouthBuild International. The Board consists of individuals with relevant expertise in the fields of public policy, research, financial management, law, advocacy, nonprofit management, corporate management, housing, youth development, and community economic development. It includes four graduates of YouthBuild programs.

The Board of Advisors for YouthBuild USA provides advice related to sustainability and growth in the USA.


Executive Leadership Team

John Valverde

President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Brotchner

Chief Strategy Officer

Tim Cross

President, YouthBuild International

Gina Plata

Chief Program Officer

Shauna-Lee Ruglass, MSW

Chief of Staff