The Team

UCOF Academy is supported by an international team of philanthropically-minded, skilled professionals with backgrounds in fashion, beauty, the arts, and business. These individuals donate their time and expertise to fully carry out UCOF Academy’s mission.

AMBASSADORS

Devyn
Global Ambassador, Winner of “The Face”

Millen Magese
UCOF Cares Ambassador

Skye
UCOF STAND Ambassador

PAST AMBASSADORS

Sarah Atereth
Ambassador, Singer/Songwriter

Semira Hadžimehmedagić
European Ambassador, Miss Bosnia 2011

Lunga Shabalala
South African Ambassador

Kaye Tucker Man
Chief Ambassador
Lead Actress: Mamma Mia!

BOARD OF ADVISORS

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Steering Committee Chair

Fabrice Armand
Board Member

Brad Armstrong
Bisila Bokoko
Board Member

Elizabeth Cohen
Debi Levenson
Board Member

Jan Malan
Board Member

Ruth Mumo Muinde
Board Member
Senior Marketing Consultant

Hugo Uys
Board Member

MARKETING DEPARTMENT

Saunak Shah
Director Of Marketing

EVENTS DEPARTMENT

Debbie Louis
Director of Events

Jason Gardener
Model Coordinator

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Anupriya Mehta
Director of Finance

MEDIA DEPARTMENT

Jamil Khan
Press Editor & Coordinator

Gretchen Sumera
Director of Public Relations

Jean-Raymond Alexandre
Publicist

ART/DESIGN DEPARTMENT

Donnie Atis
Music/Arts Director

Wladimir Gilbert
Graphic Designer

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Brad Armstrong
Legal Attorney

Melissa P. Bernier, Esq
Legal Attorney

PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT

Jan Malan
Executive Producer

Camille Evans
Director of Production

Sandi Bass
Casting Director

Claire Livingstone
Artistic Director

Luan Luu
Manager of Photography & IT Advisor

Nina Nassera
Director of Hair

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Michael Palladino
Vice President of Fashion Education

Lovely Atis
Senior Creative Director

Seth Howard
Global Fashion Instructor

FORMER EDUCATION DIRECTORS

Ji In Lee
Director of Education

Grace Manalo
Manager of Education

FUNDRAISING, GRANTS AND SPONSORSHIP DEPARTMENT

Dayanara Tater
Financial Advisor
Board Member

Hugo Uys
Board Member

Fabrice Armand
Board Member



Make a Difference. Join Our Staff.

United Colors of Fashion (UCOF) is supported by an international team of philanthropically-minded, skilled professionals with backgrounds in fashion, the arts, and business. These individuals donate their time and expertise to passionately carry out UCOF’s mission of Empowering Youth through Fashion.

Join UCOF’s staff for the opportunity to use your specific skills, talents, education and experiences to positively impact youth in New York and South Africa.

Pick a Team.
From Finance to Fashion Show Production, if you’re committed to making a difference in the lives of young people through fashion, there’s a team for you at UCOF:

Time Commitment.
While many of our staff members are based in the New York tri-state area, a significant number are scattered across the country and around the world. Each staff member commits about seven hours per week to help run our programs. However, through emails, conference calls and in-person meetings only as needed, our staff has the flexibility to work for UCOF according to their own schedules.

For more experienced professionals unable to commit seven hours each week, UCOF invites you to apply to join our Board of Advisors where you will be able to use your unique expertise to provide advice and counsel to our staff.

Contact Us to Apply.
If you are interested in applying for any of our teams, please contact Ciano Clerjuste at:
ciano@unitedcolorsoffashion.org | 917.266.4171

Past Officers

Veronica Rovegno
Juan E. Torres
Cheve Chan
Ivan Suarez

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