Board of Directors

The UMA Board of Directors is a diverse group of individuals with a wide range of skills. It is united by a commitment to community and to UMA’s mission

The Board meets every third Wednesday of the month. Subcommittees meet at the discretion of each committee.

Emmanuel Marsh

Emmanuel Marsh

Interim President

Karen Lynch

Karen Lynch

Interim Vice President


Lori Ardai


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Brian Boswell



Lissette Alvarado


Jonathan Bekemeier


Eden Garhart-Smith


Alexandria Onuoha

President, Ari Taylor

Ari Taylor

Help shape the future of UMA and consider being part of the UMA Board of Directors or one of our subcommittees!

Board Updates

1/10/24 – Jonathan Bekemeier selected for member seat position.

12/21 – We are thrilled to announce Karen Lynch’s re-election to the board and look forward to her joining us for another term.

12/6 – Eden Garhart-Smith and Lisette Alvarado appointed to UMA Board. The UMA Board is still looking to fill two appointed seats. Apply today!


Community Outreach- Membership and engagementfinding ways to engage and meet the community they are present at fundraisers, address community groups work with marketing team, intern team and others. This Committee should also focus on DEIA as it pertains to the work we are doing and the community as a whole 

Development / Event Committee: supporting fundraising plans and ideas throughout the year. Goal is to raise 25k per year with 3-4 events and several online fundraisers. Community engagement is a must, meetings of this committee are monthly and participation is required. 

Finance: oversight of financial management and integrity

Nominations: oversee board nomination process and outreach