Meet the Trainers

Reverend Larry Brickner-Wood
Chaplain and Executive Director of the United Campus Ministry to the University of New Hampshire

The UCM, aka the Waysmeet Center, is an ecumenical and inter-faith ministry that has existed at UNH for over 60 years. He has a Bachelors degree in Public Administration from James Madison University in Virginia, a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Vermont, and a Master in Divinity from Andover Newton Theolgical School.

Faina Bukher Faina Bukher
Program Manager for the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise (CSIE)

Faina provides pivotal support to programs such as the annual New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge, the annual summer Social Innovation Internship program, the Semester in the City program, as well as other events throughout the year.  She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Purchase College and an M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her role as Program Manager, she was the Coordinator of the Social Justice Leadership Project and Assistant Coordinator of the Women’s Studies Program at UNH.  As part of the UNH Social Justice Educator’s team, Faina facilitates social justice workshops to faculty, staff and graduate students.  She has also taught a number of undergraduate courses through the UNH Women’s Studies Program, including Introduction to Women’s Studies and Leadership for Social Change.

Lu Ferrell
Assistant Director of  the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and LGBTQA+ Initiatives at the University of New Hampshire

Lu holds a Bachelors of Science in Multimedia Graphic Design from Champlain College and a Masters of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont. Lu has a strong personal and professional commitment to social justice education and working with underrepresented groups.

Tara Flippo
Holds a B.A. in Outdoor Experiential Education from Hampshire College and a M.A. in Social Justice and Outdoor Experiential Education from Vermont College.

Prior to her full-time role at UNH’s The Browne Center, she was the Training and Consulting Team Manager and the Youth & College Programs Director at Project Adventure Inc. In addition to managing day-to-day operations for adventure programs and teaching in the Kinesiology Department’s Outdoor Education program, Tara is passionate about social justice issues and training others in innovative techniques and methods.

Ezra Temko
Sociology PhD student at UNH, where he researches structural inequality and popular politics.

Ezra has a Bachelor's degree in Politics from Oberlin College in Ohio, a Master of Public Administration from University of Delaware, and a Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching from Wilmington University in Delaware. Prior to coming to UNH, Ezra worked on a variety of social and economic justice issues as the Delaware organizer for Americans for Democratic Action. Ezra also serves on the Town of Newmarket Planning Board, as president of the UNH Graduate Student Senate, and as an instructor at Great Bay Community College.

Additional Social Justice Educator facilitators and team members include

Sean McGhee, Director, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA); Kathy Fletcher, Reference and Public Services Librarian, UNH Law School, Darnelle Bosquet-Fleurival, Assistant Director, Residential Life, Andres Mejia, Program Coordinator, Connect,  Michele Holt-Shannon,  Associate Director, NH Listens (Read her Bio),  and Joelle R. Ryan, Contract Faculty, Women's Studies.


If you are interested in becoming a Social Justice Educator Trainer, (Click Here) to view the application process.  If you have additional questions, please contact one of our trainers.