Meet the Trainers

Rev. 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
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
Youth and Student Programs Director at UNH's The Browne Center for Innovative Learning. 

Tara 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.  Tara's passions include facilitation and training in adverture and social justice.  In addition to her administrative role, she teaches in the Outdoor Education and Social majors at UNH.  One of Tara's professional highlights, is the publication of her first book in 2016 "Social and Emotional Learning in Action: Experiential Activities to Positively Impact School Climate". 

Additional Social Justice Educator facilitators and team members include

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, Isaiah Iboko, Coordinator Special Student Programs, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Te-Hsin Chang, PhD student, Lisa Enright, Associate Dean of Instruction and Director of Academic Success at UNH Manchester, Kristen Butterfield, Program coordinator, Honor's Program

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.