President & CEO / Investment Committee, Staff

The Rev. Dr. Charles C. Buck

Charles Buck has been President and CEO of UCF since March 2019. He is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, having served as pastor in Northern California and Hawai`i, as well as conference minister in Hawai`i and New Hampshire. Prior to joining UCF, Charles was a member …

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Director, Finance & Administration / Staff

Theodore E. Phillips

Ted joined UCF in 2014 bringing with him extensive experience in the finance and accounting industries. A CPA/CGMA, he earned his BS in Accounting and MBA in Finance from St. John’s University before going on to hold Client Service and Senior Management positions, including Senior Manager at Deloitte, Vice President …

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Director, Social Responsibility / Staff

Kathryn McCloskey

Katie joined the team in 2007 and oversees the social responsibility program of UCF. With extensive experience in the not-for-profit and humanitarian fields, she holds a BA in Women’s Studies and Literature from the University of Virginia. Katie previously worked at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and the Corporate …

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Director, Business Development / Staff

Howard W. Hawkins III

Howard joined UCF in 2015, bringing a record of success selling institutional investment products and services to Fortune 1000 companies as well as non-profit organizations. His sales career includes positions as Vice President of Defined Contribution Plans at Putnam Investments, Managing Director of Institutional Sales – Retirement Services at MassMutual …

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Controller / Staff

Karen Sherman-Chang

Karen joined UCF in December 2011 bringing with her over 15 years experience in finance — with a specialty in Credit Default Swaps and Commodity Trading Industries. Karen attained a BA in Business Administration from Baruch College in 1998 and has completed all parts of the Certified Public Accountant examination. …

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Director, Institutional Relationships / Staff

Matthew W. Wagner

Matt joined United Church Funds in February 2013 as the Investor Development Associate, was promoted to Senior Executive, Business Development in 2015, and currently serves as the Director, Institutional Relationships. His role with United Church Funds includes promoting UCF to prospective clients, working directly with current clients to develop prudent …

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Institutional Relationships Executive / Staff

Stacey Pettice

Stacey joined UCF in 2016 as a Business Development Executive. She brings extensive knowledge and experience in the Financial Services & Investment industry. Stacey graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hampton University where she received a BS in Finance. Upon graduation she joined Goldman Sachs & Co. as an Options and …

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Client Services Team Leader and Planned Giving Associate / Staff

Milagros Hernandez

Milly joined UCF in 2004 and is the friendly voice you often hear on the other end of the phone, overseeing the customer service for account-related inquiries. Prior to UCF she worked in public opinion research at Baruch College, Greenpath Debt Solutions, and at a Bio-Chem Laboratory. Milly holds two …

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Client Services Representative / Staff

Crysta Seelal

Crysta joined UCF in 2011 and serves the front lines of our Investor Services Department. She handles the day-to-day client processing and provides customer service to investors needing account information. Crysta has 12 years of banking experience in customer service and accounts payable. She lives in Brooklyn, is a mother …

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Staff Accountant / Staff

Michele Hamilton

Michele has worked with the UCC since 1989. A native New Yorker, she earned her BS in Accounting from City University of New York. In addition to her work with UCF, Michele owns Sara Mae Bakery, a Harlem-based catering and baked goods business. Michele is a member of the African …

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