Who We Are

Team U leads the first and only intercollegiate fundraising endurance team, dedicated to improving global health and alleviating poverty while promoting healthy lifestyles.

Team U Leadership

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Team U, Inc.

  • Shannon McGue

  • Eitan Sufian
    NESS Director

  • Helena Hengelbrok
    Operations Whiz

  • Ian Spear
    Operations Whiz

    ENS Paris

    • Pauline Hot

    • Laure Andrillon

    • Jacques Pisarik

    • Verónica Miró Pina

    • Suzan Hmoud
      Marathon Chair

    • Guillaume Conchon
      Marathon Chair & Coach

    • Emilie Polak
      Publicity Chair

    • Yousra Aoudi
      Team Events Chair

    • Elsa Perrin
      Team Events Chair & Coach


    • Helena Hengelbrok

    • Isao Anzai
      Marathon Chair

    • Lindy Zeng
      Marathon Chair

    • Aileen Huang
      Campus Events Chair

    • Jen Guo
      Campus Events Chair

    • Josh Umansky-Castro
      Publicity Chair


    • Ian Spear

    • Nell Gallogly
      Social Chair

    • James Landefeld
      Marathon Chair

    • Claire Chang
      Social Chair

    • Ryan Reza

    Advisory Board

    Team U is grateful to have the advice and mentorship from the following industry leaders and skilled professionals:

    • Dr. Julie Angel
      Parkour Athlete

    • Dave Balassiano

    • Mike Bledsoe
      CrossFit Memphis
      BBS Podcast Host

    • Terra Castro
      Be Bold Crew

    • Joe Decker
      Gut Check Fitness
      Endurance Athlete

    • Jeffrey Dweck, Esq.
      Community Leader

    • Shane Eversfield
      Zendurance Cycling
      TI Coach

    • Rob Falk
      General Counsel

    • Charlie Fortin
      Fulbright Scholar
      Medical Student

    • Dr. Lisa Herschbach
      Associate Dean
      Princeton University

    • Dr. David Horton

    • Terry Laughlin
      TI Swimming

    • Travis Macy

    • Jake Miller
      PhD Student

    • Alexis Morin
      Nonprofit Founder

    • Marc Mouhadeb
      GFI Capital
      Health Coach

    • Denis Murphy
      Friends of Jaclyn
      Nonprofit Founder

    • Michele Redrow
      CGI Racing
      Cofounder & CEO

    • Claire Shorenstein
      Registered Dietitian

    • Lisa Smith-Batchen
      Dreamchasers Founder

    • Atul Sood
      Only Insight
      Founder & CEO

    • Toby Storie-Pugh
      Social Entrepreneur

    • Ann Trason

    Board of Directors

    Team U is proud to have the following members as part of the board of directors. A talented group of individuals from a variety of backgrounds united in upholding the Team U vision.

Joe Benun, Board Chairman
Joe Benun is a health/fitness nut from the Jersey Shore. As a personal trainer, he founded and coached several nonprofit sports teams, including Team U, which he led for four years. Separately, Joe is the cofounder and operations lead at Good St., board member of Music is Medicine, and founding board member of the African Peace Center. Joe blogs occasionally, is a proud audiobook evangelist, and is currently working on the nonprofits and various tech/startup initiatives.
Anthony Caponiti
Anthony is the Co-Founder and Partner of Activ8Social, a sports & lifestyle digital marketing agency. While leading up the agency, Anthony has developed various technology and media platforms including FanScore.com and HashtagSports.com. Prior to Activ8Social, Anthony co-founded StarBurbs, a startup focused on syndicating sports social media content, after beginning his professional career at IBM as a Strategy & Change Consultant. Anthony graduated from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University where he was a captain of the NCAA track & field team. He is now an avid marathoner and intramural sports enthusiast. Anthony is originally from the Washington, DC area and currently resides in NYC in the heart of Silicon Alley.
Dr. Rob Gilbert
Dr. Rob Gilbert is one of the world’s leading experts on Sport Psychology. As a professor at Montclair State University, he teaches Sport Psychology and also researches athletic motivation and teamwork, studies that have helped literally thousands of athletes defeat their mental problems. He has studied the mental skills of not only the world’s greatest athletes, but also the most successful business executives and highest-earning salespeople.
Shannon McGue
Shannon works with chapter presidents and other leaders on the Executive Operations Board to develop chapters and further Team U's mission. She first became involved with Team U in the fall of 2011, and served as Princeton Chapter President (2013-14), Triathlon Chair (2014-15), Half Marathon Chair (2012-13). She graduated from Princeton in 2015 with a degree in Evolutionary Biology, and has had the opportunity to work in health care in India and Ghana. Now, she is a health policy associate at a DC nonprofit and plans to attend medical school in fall 2016. In her free time, she can be found training for a trail marathon or reading at a coffee shop.
Shubhro "Shu" Saha
Shu is a runner and triathlete from California, where he currently works as a software engineer at Facebook. A geek at heart, Shubhro has developed hacks ranging from rich web applications to talking computers. When he's not at his keyboard programming, you'll find him cycling with friends around the bay area.