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Mary Abdo is a Senior Manager and a Founding Member of L.E.K. Consulting’s Global Education practice. She leads the practice’s work with public and social impact sector clients including governments, public and non-profit universities, impact investors, and foundations. Mary brings particular expertise in education innovation and emerging markets in Asia and has worked in the social impact sector across 20+ countries. She previously worked at EY-Parthenon where she held the position of Vice President at the Education Centre of Excellence. Before joining The Parthenon Group in 2012, Mary was a manager and venture lead at the Young Foundation, a think-and-do-tank in London. She holds a Master’s of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, which she attended as a Pforzheimer Fellow, and a Master’s from the College of Europe, which she attended as a Fulbright Fellow. She has a Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the University of Southern California.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":45,"name":"Modupe Adefeso-Olateju","firstName":"Modupe","lastName":"Adefeso-Olateju","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"a","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/adefeso-olateju_modupe.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/adefeso-olateju_modupe.jpg","shortDescription":"Managing Director, TEP Centre","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Modupe is Managing Director of The Education Partnership Centre (TEP Centre) and an policy expert specialising in public private partnerships in education. She has led workstreams on a range of education sector support initiatives funded or assisted by several international donors and funding agencies. She is also leading the implementation of LEARNigeria; Nigeria’s first citizen-led household assessment of learning which is testing the foundational literacy and numeracy competencies of 5-15 year olds. Mo was a member of the technical team assembled by the Honourable Minister of Education and wrote a section of the Federal Ministry of Education’s Strategic Plan for Education (2011-2015). She previously worked with DfID’s ESSPIN Programme, Accenture and Junior Achievement, and serves as a trustee of three nonprofits. As a Centenary Scholar (Africa), Mo received a PhD in Education and International Development from the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London. 

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":120,"name":"Nancy Adler","firstName":"Nancy","lastName":"Adler","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"a","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/adler_nancy2.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/adler_nancy2.jpg","shortDescription":"Professor of Psychology at the University of California San Francisco","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Nancy Adler is the Lisa and John Pritzker Professor of Psychology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Director of the Center for Health and Community. Using decision theory, her earlier work examined reproductive health behaviors. Subsequently, she directed the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Socioeconomic Status (SES) and Health, identifying mechanisms by which SES influences health, and is now testing interventions to address them. Dr. Adler, a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has served on the Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH, NIH Blue Ribbon Review and Search committees, and the Visiting Committee for the Harvard School of Public Health. She’s been awarded UCSF’s Chancellor’s Award for Advancement of Women, George Sarlo Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award, and Lloyd Holly Smith Award; the American Psychological Society’s James McKeen Cattell Award; American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award; the Institute for Women’s Health Leadership’s Marion Spencer Fay Award from; and the NAM David Rall Medal.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":221,"name":"Steve Adudans","firstName":"Steve","lastName":"Adudans","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"a","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/adudans_steve.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/adudans_steve.jpg","shortDescription":"Executive Director, Center for Public Health & Development, CEO MediQuip Global & Hewatele ","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Steve Adudans is a Kenyan born, UK trained public health and infectious disease specialist with over 10 years global experience. He received his under-graduate doctor of medicine and surgery training at the University of Nairobi, School of Medicine, and post-graduate training in Infectious Diseases at the University of London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He is the Executive Director of Center for Public Health and Development (CPHD www.cphdev.org), a local not-for-profit implementing public health innovations in maternal, newborn and child health in LMICs in Africa, and CEO of Hewatele (www.hewatele.org), a public-private-partnership medical oxygen generation enterprise and MediQuip Global (www.mediquipglobal.org), a biomedical equipment repair and maintenance social enterprise, subsidiaries of CPHD. Hewatele runs three oxygen plants in Kenya serving at least 10 million people with affordable and quality medical oxygen.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":1,"name":"Adriana Alejandro-Osorio","firstName":"Adriana","lastName":"Alejandro-Osorio","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"a","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/alejandro-osorio_adriana.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/alejandro-osorio_adriana.jpg","shortDescription":"Major Gifts Officer, UNICEF-USA","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Adriana Alejandro-Osorio serves as a Major Gifts Officer at UNICEF-USA. She drives supporter engagement and awareness, increasing connectedness to UNICEF’s mission to put Children First and ensure all children are safe, protected and empowered through fundraising, advocacy and education in her region. She also serves as a member of the Commission on Judicial Selection in Minnesota. Prior to her work at UNICEF-USA, she served as the Director of Partnerships and Engagement at Global Impact, as the President and Founder at Alejandro Consulting Group, and Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. Dr. Alejandro-Osorio received her B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras and her Ph.D. degree in Biomolecular Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":285,"name":"Maggi Alexander","firstName":"Maggi","lastName":"Alexander","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"a","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/alexander_maggi.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/alexander_maggi.jpg","shortDescription":"Partner & Director, Center for Global Philanthropy, The Philanthropic Initiative","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Maggi Alexander supports individuals, families, foundations, and corporations in aligning their philanthropy with their values in ways that are more effective. Maggi has spent over 30 years on improving the quality of life for children, families, and communities in over 40 countries worldwide. In 1991, Maggi joined the International Youth Foundation (IYF) shortly after it was established, playing key leadership roles as the organization expanded globally. Today, IYF is among the world’s leading public foundations focused on investing in young people, with operations in more than 100 countries. Over her career, Maggi has held senior leadership positions with national and international organizations, including the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, UNICEF, the Fetzer Institute, and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Maggi is currently a Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College and on the Board of New England International Donors. She has a Master's from John’s Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":159,"name":"Catherine Allegra","firstName":"Catherine","lastName":"Allegra","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"a","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/allegra_catherine.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/allegra_catherine.jpg","shortDescription":"Founder & Global Head, Markit Digital","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Catherine Allegra, Founder & Global Head of Markit Digital. Catherine Allegra founded Wall Street On Demand, an original fin-tech company, with James Tanner in 1991 in New York. Wall Street On Demand, now IHS Markit Digital, is a leading provider for the financial markets of design and development services and experiences -- from data integration to dynamic video. In 1996, the company moved its headquarters from New York City, NY to Boulder, CO, and two years later the company was acquired by Bridge Information Systems. Subsequent owners have included Reuters, Charles Schwab and Goldman Sachs. In 2010 Wall Street on Demand was sold to Markit which merged to become IHS Markit. Over the past twenty-five years, Catherine has led Markit Digital as Chief Learning Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and most recently as Global Head. Her work and passion is creating innovative and collaborative cultures, developing the managers to lead them, and listening to our clients to develop products and services that exceed their expectations. In addition to her career at Markit Digital, Catherine was the National Executive Director of Plays for Living, a non-profit theater company in New York focused on social and health issues; worked as a professional actress in Boston and Chicago and taught high school reading in the Chicago Public Schools. Catherine has served on many non-profit and corporate boards including the Bryn Mawr College Board of Trustees where she has served as Vice-Chairman, Special Representative and Co-Chair of the Two College Joint Council with Haverford College. Catherine is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and majored in history. She is married to James Tanner who is the Founder & President of Just Good Advice. They live in Boulder, Colorado and have three sons: Xan Tanner, Co-founder of Panorama Education; Zac Tanner, Paralegal Casehandler at The Legal Aid Society and Jackson Tanner, rising freshman at Colorado College.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":224,"name":"James Anderson","firstName":"James","lastName":"Anderson","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"a","cms":"judges_g0","image":"image/judges/anderson_james2.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/anderson_james2.jpg","shortDescription":"Dean, College of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

James D. Anderson is dean of the College of Education, the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Education and affiliate Professor of History and College of Law at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His scholarship focuses broadly on the history of U.S. education, with a subfield on the history of African American education. His book, The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935, won the American Educational Research Association outstanding book award in 1990. He was elected to the National Academy of Education in 2008. In 2012, he was selected as a Fellow for Outstanding Research by the American Educational Research Association and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. In 2013, he was selected Center for Advanced Study Professor of Education at Illinois. From 2006 to 2016 he served as senior editor of the History of Education Quarterly. He served as an adviser for and participant in the PBS documentaries School: The Story of American Public Education (2001), The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (2002), Forgotten Genius: The Percy Julian Story (2007) and Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (2018). In 2016, he was awarded AERA’s Palmer O. Johnson Award for best article.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":270,"name":"Suzy Antounian","firstName":"Suzy","lastName":"Antounian","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"a","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/antounian_suzy.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/antounian_suzy.jpg","shortDescription":"Chief Operating Officer, World Affairs Council of Northern California","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Suzy Antounian has extensive nonprofit management experience, with a focus on strategic planning, program design, institutional development and operations. Prior to becoming COO, she oversaw the Global Philanthropy Forum as Sr. Vice President and helped build its regional affiliates – the Brazilian Philanthropy Forum and the African Philanthropy Forum. As Vice President, she oversaw World Affairs’ Public Programs, including over 150 programs per year and an annual policy conference. Earlier in her career, she helped establish the American University of Armenia as Vice President, Dean of University Extension and Director of Policy and Planning. She oversaw the University’s grants, helped establish an LLM program and a legal resource center and begun a Speakers’ Forum. She was a consultant to the Aspen Institute and The Elders. She was a Tax Associate with Ernst and Whinney and the law firm Howard, Rice et al. She is on the boards of the American University of Armenia and the King Baudouin Foundation, U.S. She is a member of the California Bar.

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As deputy, Doug Arent supports integrating the Scientific Computing and Energy Analysis (SCEA) directorate’s cross-cutting technical capabilities and will bolster the strategic positioning and growth of the entire laboratory. In addition to his NREL responsibilities, Arent is Sr. Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, serves on the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Steering Committee on Social Science and the Alternative Energy Future, is a member of the National Research Council Committee to Advise to U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), and is a Member of the Keystone Energy Board. Arent is the Editor in Chief for Renewable Energy Focus and is Associate Editor for the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Arent serves on the World Economic Forum Future of Electricity Working Group, and is a member of the International Advisory Board for the journal Energy Policy and for Energy Academy Europe. Arent was a Coordinating Lead Author for the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He has been a member of Policy Subcommittee of the National Petroleum Council Study on Prudent Development of North America Natural Gas and Oil Resources, served from 2008 to 2010 on the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change, and also served on the Executive Council of the U.S. Association of Energy Economists. His research interests are centered in energy and sustainability, where he has been active for more than 30 years. He has published extensively on topics of clean energy, renewable energy, power systems, natural gas, and the intersection of science and public policy. Arent has a Ph.D. from Princeton University, an MBA from Regis University, and a bachelor's of science from Harvey Mudd College in California.

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Denise McGregor Armbrister is Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo & Company, and Executive Director of the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and the Wells Fargo Regional Community Development Corporation. The Foundation supports the creation and implementation of comprehensive, resident-driven neighborhood plans in urban, suburban, and rural low income communities in Delaware, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The CDC makes program-related investments, to non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses for select ventures that are designed to promote community and economic development opportunities for low-income individuals and communities in the same region. Prior to her current role, Ms. Armbrister was Vice President and Manager of Government Underwriting and Portfolio Management for the Northeast Region of the Bank.


Ms. Armbrister holds a B.A. in mathematics and psychology from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business. Ms. Armbrister currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Harcum College, the Board of The Forum of Executive Women, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation’s Community Capital Advisory Board. Previously, she also served as a member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.

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Edith has a lifelong commitment to bringing about social change by mobilizing people from all around the world through engagement campaigns she designed and managed together with the teams she has built. These campaigns have collectively mobilized millions of people and influenced global and national policies on education, human rights, public health and the environment. Previously, Edith held senior roles with The Atlantic Philanthropies, AVINA and NetAid. Starting her career in the countryside of Paraguay, she led environmental education campaigns and directed the environment program for USAID in the country. Edith is the author of two popular guides that have helped social change organizations be more effective at what they do: Are We There Yet? A Communications Evaluation Guide and Continuous Progress, an advocacy planner and evaluation tool. She served on the board of the Communications Network and on the advisory board of the Aspen Institute’s advocacy evaluation initiative. Edith holds an M.A. in Media Studies from Stanford and undergraduate degrees in Biology and Education from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. She is fluent in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Ms. Asiimwe is a Ugandan advocate and policy leader with over 20 years’ experience as a development advisor and practitioner and passionate about governance, trade, regional integration and development issues in Africa. She has designed and managed programmes for government agencies, private sector, civil society and donors across the African region. Until December 2017, she worked as a Consultant (attached to the Managing Director) at the African Export Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) in Cairo, Egypt supporting the implementation of the Intra Africa Trade Initiative- aimed at increasing trade among African countries from US $170bn currently to US $250bn by 2021. She currently works with TradeMark East Africa As the Chief Technical Officer charged with the technical direction and strategy of the organisation- focusing on reducing costs and time of doing business in the region.


Ms. Asiimwe is also the co- Founder of Girls For Girls aimed at Empowering Girls to Lead by giving them the vision, courage and skills (through mentorship) to act and change their lives and communities.

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Tina Assi is a Senior Program Officer with Grand Challenges Canada (GCC). At GCC, Tina leads impact investments in innovations that improve the lives of underserved women, girls and children in low-resource settings. In this capacity, Tina is GCC’s lead on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for the organization’s Transition-to-Scale portfolio, and provides strategic oversight on GCC’s seed portfolios: Stars in SRHR, Saving Lives at Birth (SLAB), and GCC’s new Options for Pregnancy Termination Innovation Initiative (OPTions Initiative). With over ten years of experience in epidemiology, global health, and business, Tina brings robust experience to GCC and has been central in helping the organization design its strategy and realize its objectives around advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Tina holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and an MPH and PhD in epidemiology from the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":245,"name":"N'Dri Thérèse Assi-Lumumba","firstName":"N'Dri Thérèse","lastName":"Assi-Lumumba","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"a","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/lumumba_assie.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/lumumba_assie.jpg","shortDescription":"Professor, Africana Studies & Research Center, Cornell University","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

N’Dri Assié-Lumumba is a Professor of African, African Diaspora and Comparative/International Education, social institutions, and gender at Cornell University and President of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES). She has served as President of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Director Cornell Program on Gender and Global Change (GGC), and Africana Studies Director of Graduate Studies (DGS). She is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg. She has also been Extraordinary Professor at the Stellenbosch University (South Africa), Professor at the Abidjan Business School-École de Commerce (ABSEC) at Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Research Affiliate of the Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance at the University of Houston, Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Carnegie Diasporan Fellow at the University of Ghana, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the American University in Cairo (Egypt), Visiting Professor at Hiroshima University (Japan), and Resident Fellow at the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) in Paris (France). She has published extensively on higher education and other levels and areas of education. She earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Education from the University of Chicago.

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Professor Atuahene received her J.D. from Yale Law School and her M.P.A. from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2002. Professor Atuahene is jointly appointed as a Professor of Law at IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law and as a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation. She has won many fellowships and awards, including the Fulbright Fellowship, Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, Princeton Law and Public Affairs Fellowship. She is an expert in property and housing, and has authored several articles and a book entitled, “We Want What’s Ours: Learning from South Africa’s Land Restitution Program” (Oxford University Press, 2014). To accompany her book, she directed and produced an award winning documentary film about one South African family's struggle to reclaim their land called “Sifuna Okwethu (We Want What’s Ours).” Most recently, she won a National Science Foundation Grant to support her new book project about housing in Detroit. 

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Eric joined The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation in April, 2008. As Vice President, he directs all Community Development grantmaking, focusing on Cincinnati’s distinctive urban neighborhoods, a talented regional workforce, and a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. Eric is also Founder and CEO of People’s Liberty (peoplesliberty.org), the foundation’s 8,000sf philanthropic lab in Over-the-Rhine that explores a new role for foundations interested in place-based grantmaking and civic re-engagement. Previously, Eric has advised Cincinnati's top CEOs on economic development issues as Associate Director of the Cincinnati Business Committee; launched Soapboxmedia.com, a weekly magazine focused on the region’s economic and physical transformation; and led efforts to convert an abandoned railroad bridge across the Ohio River into an award-winning linear pedestrian park, the “Purple People Bridge.” Eric attended McGill (Montreal) and Cornell Universities and he serves on the boards of Philanthropy Ohio, ArtWorks Cincinnati, and Cincinnati Development Fund. 

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Ronit Avni is a tech and media entrepreneur and Peabody award-winning producer. Named a \"DC Power Woman in Tech,” she is founder and CEO of Localized, a CareerTech platform that connects educated talent in emerging markets with global businesses—drawing on diaspora networks at scale. 


 Previously, Ronit founded and led the media organization Just Vision. Her work has won dozens of prizes--including the Puma Creative Impact Award—and was featured in nearly every major news outlet and viewed by millions of people on TV, online and in influential settings from TED to the UN.


Named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2009, a 2018 Halcyon Fellow and a Trailblazer Award recipient from the National Council for Research on Women, Ronit sits on the jury of the Global Teacher Prize. Born in Montreal, she began her career at WITNESS.org, and is on the WITNESS Advisory Council.



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Moiyattu is a Gender Development and Communications Professional with over a decade of experience in developing strong communities and organizations for African women and girls in Africa and the Diaspora. In her current role at the African Women’s Development Fund USA she serves as executive board member of Strategy and Governance and also is the Communications Chair. She is also Co-Founder of Girls Empowerment Sierra Leone, a feminist social impact organization developing girls as leaders and change agents in Sierra Leone. She is passionate about developing sustainable communities, channeling resources, and developing tools for women and girls globally. Moiyattu has a Masters in Social Enterprise Administration and Management from the Columbia University School of Social Work with a Law Minor , and has been recognized on various media platforms including Okay Africa Magazine’s Okay Africa 100 Woman Award 2018 as an Okay Africa Okay 100 Woman Honoree.

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Linda Barrington is Associate Dean, External Relations, for the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, appointed in July 2019 after serving four years as Associate Dean for Outreach and Sponsored Research at Cornell University’s ILR School. Barrington came to Cornell from The Conference Board to launch the Institute for Compensation Studies, for which she serves as executive director. Barrington began her professional career on the economics faculty at Barnard College of Columbia University, and has also taught economics at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, the University of Michigan, and the University of Illinois. Barrington’s research covers the working poor, gender economics, workforce demographics, and employee compensation. She has published in scholarly journals, numerous business reports and practitioner journals, as well as being contributing author/editor to three scholarly books. Barrington has been a frequent media contributor and has presented expert opinion to state and national policy panels on workforce related topics. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois, and a B.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin.

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Ellen Barry is a racial and social justice activist who focuses on challenging the destructive impact of the U.S. prison system on low-income people and people of color, their children and families. She has worked for justice on behalf of prisoners, their children and families for over 40 years and has specific expertise in working with women prisoners, incarcerated parents, children of incarcerated parents, formerly incarcerated people, and restorative justice and trauma healing. She is also committed to the important efforts of diversifying the leadership of non-profit organizations. In 1978, she founded Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, one of the first US organizations to raise issues impacting people in prisons and jails and their children. She served as executive director of LSPC from 1978 to 2001, building a diverse and effective program which achieved significant legal and policy changes around prisoners and formerly incarcerated people. Ellen helped to co-found several progressive organizations, including Critical Resistance, National Network for Women in Prison and the Circle for Justice Innovations. She is the principal consultant at Women & Justice Issues Consulting firm. In the last decade, she has focused on restorative and transformative justice, and currently serves as Director of Fund Development and Contracts of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, a visionary organization that is leading the effort to center restorative justice practices in a racially and culturally diverse indigenous traditions.

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For over 25 years, Sandra Bass has been a champion for social justice with professional and personal experiences cutting across sectors, issue areas, and geographies. Since 2015, Sandra has served as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Public Service Center at UC Berkeley. Prior to her time at Berkeley, she served as the Executive Director for Teach with Africa, as a Program Officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and as a faculty member at the University of Maryland, College Park. Sandra has co-edited three volumes and written numerous articles for academic and nonacademic publications. She holds a BA from San Jose State University and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, both in political science, is a nonviolence educator, and serves on the regional Board of the Jefferson Awards Foundation, the Board of the Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund, and is immediate past Board Chair for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":2001,"name":"Mary Ann Bates","firstName":"Mary Ann","lastName":"Bates","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"b","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/bates_maryann.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/bates_maryann.jpg","shortDescription":"Executive Director, J-PAL North America","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Mary Ann Bates is Executive Director of the North America office of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT. J-PAL North America seeks to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Since joining J-PAL in 2010, Mary Ann’s work has cut across multiple sectors, focusing on both US domestic policy and international development. In 2013, she worked with Amy Finkelstein and Larry Katz to launch the J-PAL North America office. She is a member of J-PAL's board and a co-chair of J-PAL North America’s State and Local Innovation Initiative, which provides resources to US state and local governments interested in testing policy questions with randomized evaluations. She is a co-investigator of a randomized evaluation of the Nurse-Family Partnership as a part of a pay-for-success initiative by the South Carolina DHHS. She holds an MPP from U.C. Berkeley and a BA from Denison University.

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Nicholas Beadle CMG is a former senior advisor to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, a Private Secretary to successive Secretaries of State for Defence and worked with the UN and NATO on security policy. He served in Baghdad as the US Coalition’s Senior Adviser to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and led the Cabinet Office Afghanistan/Pakistan Strategy Team. In 2010 he advised the National Security Council on the Libya uprising.


Nicholas has a law degree and an MBA; and is a former Weatherhead Fellow of Harvard University, Senior Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute, a member of Court at Heriot Watt University, Scotland and a board member of the Edinburgh Business School. Nicholas is an honorary professor at Exeter University and his interests include the politics of international security and disaster relief. He has property and farming interests and is a contributor to international risk assessments.

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Kathy is dedicated to using analytical and people skills while engaging others in tackling some of the most challenging issues in society.  As a mechanical engineer, her early career focused on manufacturing and supply chain management at 3M. Skills developed to solve problems, increase effectiveness and measure meaningful results, provided the foundation for her work in corporate, higher education and international nonprofit sectors.   She was a director of the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at the University of Minnesota and served on the Institutional Review Board. At the University of Minnesota Foundation, Kathy facilitated and secured major gifts for cancer research. She was most recently a Senior Vice President at Opportunity International, where she was responsible for marketing, donor engagement and strategic initiatives. Kathy earned her B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and her MBA from the University of St. Thomas. 

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Kennette Is Senior Advisor to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. From 2005-2015, she served as executive director and publisher of the Bulletin, the leading scholarly magazine about threats to humanity from nuclear weapons, climate change, and emerging technologies. She also writes articles and gives media interviews about nuclear weapons and disarmament, nuclear power, and global governance. From 1991-2005, Benedict was the Director of International Peace and Security at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, overseeing grant making on a broad international security agenda. She also directed a grant-making initiative in Russia from 1992-2001 and an initiative on science, technology and security from 2000-2005. Previously she taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She received her BA from Oberlin College and her PhD in political science from Stanford University.

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Sarah Berg, Executive Director, serves as a Senior Philanthropy Advisor at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, The Philanthropy Centre which provides clients with insights and services to help meet their financial and philanthropic goals through innovative advice, thought leadership, and collaborative opportunities.


Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Sarah served as Officer, Philanthropic Networks and Partnerships at The Pew Charitable Trusts. She was involved in managing Pew’s donor advised fund platform and built strategic partnerships to have greater impact. She worked with ultra-high net worth families for over a decade in an advisory role, providing philanthropic advisement and strategic planning to families, nonprofits, and foundations. As a senior wealth advisor, Sarah was also responsible for strategy and execution of financial decisions for complex, multinational, and multigenerational families in a DC based multi-family office.


She received double major B.A. in Political Science and French from Calvin College and is a Certified Financial Planner™. Sarah has served on several boards focused on community development and women’s philanthropy.

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Amy Berry is the CEO of the Tahoe Fund, a nonprofit that works with the private community to ensure more environmental improvement projects are completed around Lake Tahoe. Under Amy’s leadership, the Tahoe Fund has raised millions of dollars from the private sector and supported more than 35 projects, including watershed restorations, new hiking and biking trails, and stewardship programs. Prior to joining the nonprofit, Amy worked in renewable energy at ACCIONA Energy where she was a member of the North American management team and oversaw communications for wind and solar developments across the US and Canada. Amy was Co-Chair of the New Energy Exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, a 2008 Nevada Women’s Fund honoree, is a federal appointee to the Lake Tahoe Federal Advisory Committee, and was named a Reno Gazette Journal “Twenty under 40” honoree. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University where she was an All-American sailor.

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Donald Berwick MD, MPP, FRCP is President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He was Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from July 2010 to December 2011. Dr. Berwick has served as Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Policy at the Harvard Medical School; Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health; and as a member of the staffs of Boston's Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has also served as vice chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the first \"Independent Member\" of the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association, and chair of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. An elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Dr. Berwick served two terms on the IOM’s governing Council and was a member of the IOM’s Global Health Board. In 2005, he was appointed “Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire” by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his work with the British National Health Service.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":103,"name":"Mary Anne Beyster","firstName":"Mary Anne","lastName":"Beyster","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"b","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/beyster_maryanne.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/beyster_maryanne.jpg","shortDescription":"President, Foundation for Enterprise Development","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Mary Anne Beyster is president of the Foundation for Enterprise Development (FED), a non-profit focused on the promotion of entrepreneurial employee-ownership in science and technology communities. She is a producer and producer/director of two PBS broadcasted and award-winning films, We the Owners and The Kitchenistas of National City, that capture entrepreneurial stories of social change. She worked 25 years in environmental and technology management with SRI, CH2MHill, and SAIC. For 8 years, she led the small business technology transition program for DARPA. She has been a judge on numerous innovation competitions including the J.M. Kaplan Innovation Prize, and the MIT Inclusive Innovation Prize, and an active grant-maker for the environment, community health, arts and education. She is on the Advisory Board, Rady School of Management, UCSD; Executive Advisory Board, MIT Sloan School of Management; and former Board member and active member of The Nature Conservancy, California and La Jolla Music Society. She received an B.S. in industrial engineering from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, and M.S in management from MITSloan of Management.

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Dr. Nahid Bhadelia is an infectious diseases physician and the medical director of Special Pathogens Unit at Boston University School of Medicine, a medical unit designed to care for patients with highly communicable diseases. She oversees the medical response program for Boston University’s maximum containment biosafety level 4 program at National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories.


During the West African Ebola epidemic, she served as a clinician in several Ebola treatment units, working with World Health Organization and Partners in Health. She currently serves as the clinical lead for the Joint Mobile Emerging Disease Intervention Clinical Capability (JMEDICC) program which a joint US-Ugandan effort to create clinical research capacity to combat viral hemorrhagic fevers in Uganda at the border of Democratic Republic of Congo. She serves on national and interagency groups focused on medical countermeasures, the intersection between public health preparedness, research and clinical care for emerging pathogens. Her research focuses on identification of safe and effective clinical interventions and infection control measures related to viral hemorrhagic fevers.


She has served as a subject matter expert to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and World Bank.

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Leigh B. Bienen is a senior lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law and a criminal defense attorney whose areas of expertise includes capital punishment, sex crimes, and rape reform legislation.


A graduate of Cornell University, the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the Rutgers-Newark School of Law, she has worked as a journalist and an editor and published fiction and essays in TriQuarterly, The Ontario Review, Transition, and The O’Henry Prize Stories.


She has launched (December 2008) a website, The Life and Times of Florence Kelley in Chicago, 1890-1899 (florencekelley.northwestern.edu) and is the Director of the Chicago Historical Homicide Project (homicide.northwestern.edu).

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Jim Bildner is the CEO of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation.  Jim is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Senior Research Fellow at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University. 


Jim is a trustee of The Kresge Foundation, The Non Profit Finance Fund, The Public Citizen Foundation, Healthy Americas Foundation, Trustee Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University, an Overseer Emeritus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a member of the executive board of WBUR (Boston Public Radio).  He also serves on the boards of ROCA, Inc., Fox Islands Wind, LLC, the EBSF Loan Fund, the Island Institute and Coastal Innovation Loan Fund, Education SuperHighway, IDEO.org, CAST, OpenBiome, Education Pioneers, Service Year, Open Up Resources, Inc., Landed, Inc., the GroundTruth Project, the Empowerment Plan, UpTrust, on the board of the Lizard Island Research Foundation in Australia and Climate Central.  He is a member of Young Presidents/World Presidents Organization and a member of the Chief Executives Organization.


In his board service, Mr. Bildner serves on the Investment Committees of boards with aggregate endowments in excess of $4 B as well as a member of numerous finance, investment and/or audit committees of these boards. 

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Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder in Residence, started PolicyLink in 1999. Under Angela’s leadership, PolicyLink gained national prominence in the movement to use public policy to improve access and opportunity for all low-income people and communities of color, particularly in the areas of health, housing, transportation, and infrastructure.


Prior to founding PolicyLink, Angela served as Senior VP at the Rockefeller Foundation. A lawyer by training, she gained national recognition as founder of the Urban Strategies Council. From 1977 to 1987, Angela was a partner at Public Advocates. Angela is the co-author of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future, and she authored The Curb Cut Effect, published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2017.


As a leading voice in the movement for equity in America, Angela serves on numerous boards, and she advised the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve as one of 15 members of its inaugural Community Advisory Council. She is the 2018 recipient of the John W. Gardner Leadership Award, presented by the Independent Sector, and in 2017, she received the Peter E. Haas Public Service Award from the University of California, Berkeley.

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David serves as Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), Director of Harvard University’s NIA/NIH-funded Program on the Global Demography of Aging, and Director of HSPH’s Value of Vaccination Research Network. David received a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1976, an M.A. in Economics from Princeton University in 1978, and a Ph.D. in Economics and Demography from Princeton University in 1981. David’s current research focuses heavily on the interplay of health, demographics, and economic growth and development, and also on the value of vaccination. David has taught numerous courses on labor, health, and population and on statistics and econometrics. He has also published roughly 500 articles, book chapters, and books. In April 2005 David was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2015 he was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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Laszlo is CEO of Humu, a company making work better through science, machine learning, and a little bit of love. His New York Times bestseller, WORK RULES!, has been published in more than 25 languages.


From 2006 to 2016, Laszlo was S.V.P of People Operations and a member of Google’s management team, growing the company to over 70,000 employees while ensuring the culture remained innovative and robust. During his tenure, Google was recognized over 150 times as an exceptional employer, and was named the #1 Best Company to Work For in the United States seven times.


Laszlo is credited with creating the field of “People Analytics”, the application of academic-quality rigor and Google-paced innovation to people management.

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Kevin Bolduc, Vice President — Assessment and Advisory Services, leads the creation and delivery of performance assessments at the Center for Effective Philanthropy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He oversees the design of new tools, the refinement of CEP’s suite of current assessment offerings, and oversees CEP’s customized advisory services. After joining CEP in 2001, Kevin helped design CEP’s groundbreaking Grantee Perception Report and other funder assessments. He also helped conduct and write CEP research on issues of strategy and grantmaking, such as Beyond the Rhetoric: Foundation Strategy and “Luck of the Draw,” a Stanford Social Innovation Review article exploring how grantee experiences are affected by the quality of program officer performance. Kevin is a frequent speaker at conferences and to funder boards and staff on topics of strategy, assessment, and high quality grantmaking. Kevin is also a member of the board of directors of PEAK Grantmaking.

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Managing Director of the Osprey Foundation, where he leads programs on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and sustainable energy, including clean cookstoves. In addition to managing a portfolio of grants and impact investments, Louis works to advance these sectors through wide-scale systems change. From 2005-2013, Louis founded and led the WASH program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, building a portfolio of more than US$ 400 million, assembling a cross-disciplinary team, and focusing the program on non-piped sanitation. Prior to that, he worked for 15 years at International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, where he led the environmental finance team from 1997 to 2004. That team made over 30 impact investments totaling US$ 250 million in sectors ranging from solar power to sustainable agriculture. Louis holds a BA in economics from Yale University and an MBA and MA (Development Economics) from Stanford University.

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Sarah recently joined the Lego Foundation and provides strategic oversight to the Lego Foundation’s efforts to promote learning through play in early childhood in center-based approaches, in communities and with parents. Prior to joining the Foundation, Sarah led program quality efforts for ChildFund International, as Vice President for Program Development, and for CARE USA as the Director for Basic & Girls’ Education. She also has experience managing programs and partnerships in Africa and Asia centered around education and Early Childhood Development for Save the Children and the Aga Khan Foundation. Her professional accomplishments include developing a global monitoring and evaluation system tracking half a million children around the world, managing a $70M partnership focused on girls’ education and leadership, and starting a pre-school in Mozambique. She has served on several expert panels focused on education and gender, and has been a Steering Group Vice Chairperson for the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies.

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Foster Brown is senior scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center, as well as a professor in graduate programs at the Federal University of Acre in Brazil´s western Amazon. He also lectures in the Tropical Forest Sciences Graduate Program at Brazil´s National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA) and has become a member of INPA´s governing committee. He serves on the Science Committee of the Acre State Climate Change Institute, which has become a global leader in mitigation of carbon emissions from tropical deforestation. The Acre State legislature declared him an honorary Acrean for his work with Civil Defense during the severe 2005 drought and associated forest fires. Brown finished his Ph.D in geochemistry at Northwestern University in 1981 and his B.A. at Amherst College in 1973. His current research and educational focus concerns the preparation of the trinational southwestern Amazon for accelerating environmental change.    

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Steve received a Ph.D. in Physics and a Master of Pacific International Affairs from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He has held positions at the Marine Physical Laboratory of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography; the Institute for Nonlinear Science at University of California, San Diego; the University of California, Santa Cruz; the Center for Material Science at Los Alamos National Laboratory; the Science Applications International Corporation; Bermuda Associates; and Draper Laboratory. He served in the U.S. State Department as the Science and Technology Officer for South Asia and as a Program Manager in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Buchsbaum was the Founding Director of the Office of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Defense in the Homeland Security Advance Research Projects Agency of the Department of Homeland Security. He is currently a Deputy Director for Discovery and Translational Sciences team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Lynn E. Buquo, Innovation Consultant, is a nationally recognized expert in the field of collaborative innovation. She has consulted on numerous programs to engage the global crowdsourcing community in challenges to create the most impactful and feasible solutions for specific, real-world challenges. She has more than 30 years of federal service largely in information management and information technology (IT) at the NASA Johnson Space Center. In 2010, Ms. Buquo was asked to join a small team experimenting with the use of crowdsourcing as a new methodology to support research and development efforts. Ms. Buquo never looked back and was instrumental in standing up NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI). Federally recognized, CoECI focuses on the use of crowdsourcing as an innovative government acquisition tool. She has a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Cincinnati.

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Susan Butler Plum is the founding director of the Skadden Foundation, which awards two-year grants to 28 public interest attorneys per year. The foundation was established in April 1988 and has made grants to 849 attorneys who provide civil legal services to the poor.

Prior to joining Skadden, Ms. Butler Plum was the director of the Botwinick-Wolfensohn Foundation and program director of the Booth Ferris Foundation. She also was the associate director for the Environmental Defense Fund. She is a graduate of the University of Miami.

Among her board affiliations are trusteeships of the Stella and Charles Guttman Founda¬tion, where she is president, and of the Community Opportunity Fund. She is also a board member of Deaf Legal Advocacy Worldwide, which was founded by a former Skadden Fellow. Ms. Butler Plum is also a board member of Justice Labs, a Hong Kong-based public interest legal organization, and of Partners for Justice.

She also is a member of: the Foundation Board of Stella and Charles Guttman Community College of CUNY; the International Advisory Council of the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative; the Harvard Law School Venture Fund Advisory Group; the New York Weill Cornell Council; and the Columbia Law School Public Interest/Public Service Fellows Program Advisory Board.

In 2008, she received the annual North Star Award, Honoring New Yorkers Committed to Social Justice.
In 2013, she received a special Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Law Journal shared with the Skadden Fellowship Foundation.
In 2015, Ms. Butler Plum was selected as one of 50 Inspiring Change Makers worldwide by the Harvard Law and International Development Society and the Harvard Women’s Law Association.


In 2017, Ms. Butler Plum was honored by the Center for Popular Democracy.

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Robyn Calder is Executive Director and board member of The ELMA Philanthropies Services (U.S.) Inc. The ELMA Philanthropies develops and manages strategies, investments, and partnerships for The ELMA Group of Foundations, which are focused on improving the lives of children in Africa by investing in healthcare and education; providing relief to communities affected by humanitarian crises; investing in the growth of social enterprises in Africa; and supporting youth development through music in the United States.


Robyn has an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an M.Sc. in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. in Development Studies from UC Berkeley. She is a member of the Royal Bank of Canada Philanthropy Advisory Council and the Last Mile Health Advisory Council, and a board member of The END Fund, focused on ending neglected tropical diseases. She lives in NYC with her husband and two daughters.

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Valerie Casey is the head of design at Walmart, where she leads teams creating digitally enabled experiences for customers and employees. Previously Casey was Chief Product Officer for Samsung’s global innovation arm, and an executive leader at world-renowned design studios IDEO, frog design, and Pentagram. She founded the Designers Accord, the global community of creatives, business leaders, and educators working together to create positive social and environmental impact. She is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. Casey is a frequent author, moderator, and speaker on design, innovation, and entrepreneurship. She was named: Guru of the Year, Fortune magazine; Hero of the Environment, Time magazine; Master of Design, Fast Company; one of the World's Most Influential Designers, Businessweek. She holds a BA from Swarthmore College and an MED from Yale.

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Jim Cashel is Chairman of Forum One, a digital agency that works with mission-driven organizations on issues of importance including health, education, global development, environment, and other topics. Forum One's 750+ clients include multilaterals, government agencies, foundations, and non-profits. In the 2018-2019 academic year Jim was a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Jim also serves on the Harvard Medical School Dean's Advisory Council on Global Health and Service. Jim's recent book is titled The Great Connecting: The Emergence of Global Broadband and How That Changes Everything.

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Ramon Castillo was born in Cuba in 1949, but has lived in the United States since 1962. Ramon earned a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Yale College and a J.D. from the Harvard Law School. After practicing law, Ramon started CMF Global with Joe Fernandez in 2002 CMF Global supplies pipes, valves, and fittings for many water related applications throughout the world – principally potable water transmission/distribution systems and irrigation systems. CMF Global has exported to more than 54 countries. Exporting is about 60 percent of CMF Global’s business. We specialize in High Density Polyethylene piping products that are leak free, last more than 100 years, qualify for LEED certification credits, and have the lowest water system life cycle costs, eliminating the water waste that accompanies other piping systems.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":183,"name":"Adela Cepeda","firstName":"Adela","lastName":"Cepeda","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"c","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/cepeda_adela.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/cepeda_adela.jpg","shortDescription":"Managing Director, Public Financial Management, Inc.","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Adela Cepeda is a managing director of Public Financial Management, Inc., the largest municipal advisor in the United States. In 1995, she founded and led A.C. Advisory, Inc., a nationally ranked firm that provided advice to governments and corporations for over 20 years. She has advised on over $150 billion of municipal transactions across Illinois, New York and Connecticut. A financial expert, Ms. Cepeda is a director of the board of BMO Financial Corp., a major U.S. bank holding company. She is also a director of the UBS, Mercer and CGCM mutual funds. She serves on the boards of Arrupe College, Chicago Foundation for Women and Nuestro Futuro, an affiliate of the Chicago Community Trust, where she served as an executive committee member for 10 years.


Ms. Cepeda graduated cum laude with an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago School of Business.

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Maria Jose Cespedes is the Executive Director for Ashoka in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, where she leads a diverse team in achieving the organizations goals: selecting and supporting leading social entrepreneurs and building a regional ecosystem of changemakers.


Before joining Ashoka in 2012 María Jose worked at Sanando Heridas A.C., where she led the design and implementation of health and education programs for indigenous communities. She has 10 years of experience in the social sector, participating in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship programs in Kenya, Australia and the US, focusing on marginalized and indigenous populations.


She is a former professor at Iberoamericana University in Mexico, where she led the design of the social innovation portfolio, and is also a philanthropy advisor for private and family foundations in Mexico.


Maria Jose holds an MA in Development Studies from the University of Sydney, where she studied as an Australian Leadership Award fellow; and a BA in Communications by Iberoamericana University in Mexico City.

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Stephan Chambers is the inaugural director of the Marshall Institute at LSE. He is also Professor in Practice at the Department of Management at LSE and Course Director for the new Executive Masters in Social Business and Entrepreneurship. From 2000 to 2014 he directed the University of Oxford’s MBA and was the founding Director of Oxford University's Executive MBA programme. Before joining the Marshall Institute Stephan Chambers was the Co-Founder of the Skoll World Forum, Chair of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Director of International Strategy at Saїd Business School, Oxford University. He is a Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford and a Director of the Documentary Society Foundation. Stephan Chambers wrote a regular entrepreneurship column for the Financial Times and, in 2014, was special advisor to the Skoll Global Threats Fund in California.

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Gary Chanan is Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine and a former Chair of the Department. He was a long-time collaborator of Jerry Nelson and Terry Mast on the development, construction, and optimization of the twin 10-meter Keck Telescopes in Hawaii, the largest and most scientifically productive telescopes on earth. He has served as a consultant to major astronomical facilities around the world and was a member of the Product Integrity Team for the James Webb Space Telescope (the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope) for 16 years. He is currently working on the Thirty Meter Telescope project, an international collaboration to build a giant telescope based on the segmented-mirror technology developed at Keck. It is scheduled to see first light by the end of the next decade.

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Jessica is a senior manager at LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation, an annual international award established by philanthropist Dr. Lui Che Woo in 2015. Based in the Hong Kong SAR, the award recognises individuals and organisations in the areas of sustainability, welfare betterment and positive energy, with a cash prize of US$2.3M each. Jessica is a core member of the prize team responsible for raising awareness, cultivating relationships and building support for the prize. She has also been actively taking part in formulating and processing the nominations as well as the evaluation process that engage a three-tier external committee panel. Prior to that, Jessica spent almost a decade in China working as a marketing communications manager, both in-house and as a consultant, servicing global consumer brands. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Cornell University.

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Marina Fragata Chicaro – Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation Manager of applied knowledge department, her portfolio focus on implementing innovative and evidence-based models, policies, and practices with proven effectiveness and high potential for scale to address the ECD parenting challenges in Brazil.


Marina began her career in law firms and few years after reoriented her trajectory to work with Brazilian social challenges designing, leading, managing and assessing programs and public policies that directly impact the vulnerable population. She worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors, as well as in international organizations in the health, social assistance and early childhood development sectors at the federal, state and municipal levels. Her last positions was in UNDP and UNESCO at the Brazilian Social Development Ministry and in Brasilia Child Hospital. Marina holds a degree in Law, a Master degree in management of international cooperation entities for development and social interventions at the Universidad de Oviedo, Spain (AECID fellow).

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":2002,"name":"Avecita Chicchon","firstName":"Avecita","lastName":"Chicchon","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"c","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/chicchon_avecita.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/chicchon_avecita.jpg","shortDescription":"Program Director, Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Avecita Chicchón leads the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Andes-Amazon Initiative. As Program Director, Avecita oversees grantmaking that aims to secure the biodiversity and climatic function of the Amazon biome. Avecita has over 30 years of experience in natural resource use, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Previously, Avecita served as the executive director of the Latin America program at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), where she led programs in 15 countries. Before WCS, Avecita was a program officer at the MacArthur Foundation responsible for conservation and sustainable development grantmaking in Latin America and the Caribbean. She also served as Conservation International’s first country program director in Peru in the 1990s. Avecita earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Florida. She has degrees in social sciences from the University of Cincinnati and from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. In 2004, she was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the Universidad de la Amazonia Peruana (UNAP), and in 2017, a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Florida.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":209,"name":"Curtis Chin","firstName":"Curtis","lastName":"Chin","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"c","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/chin_curtis2.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/chin_curtis2.jpg","shortDescription":"Managing Director, RiverPeak Group LLC","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Curtis S. Chin is a public figure, speaker, author and policy specialist. He has served in leadership and operational positions in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors in the Asia-Pacific region and the United States– including as the 15th United States Ambassador to and member of the Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank under both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He also has served as a trustee of World Education Services and is the inaugural Asia Fellow of the Milken Institute.


Chin also provides support to a range of start-ups and social impact ventures through his advisory firm RiverPeak Group LLC, including to Equator Pure Nature of Thailand, the Dolma Impact Fund of Nepal, and TAEL Partners of Southeast Asia, with its focus on sustainable urbanization. A social media presence and media personality, Chin is a frequent commentator in Asia on the need for more effective, impactful and responsible development.

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Stacey Choe is Director at Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC), a non-profit initiative that convenes Asian philanthropists to learn, collaborate and catalyse new social interventions. At APC she launched regional and in-country projects, including collective impact funds targeting early childhood nutrition and community building, research projects that she co-wrote on the philanthropy ecosystem, and programmes targeting pressing issues like rising radicalism, ageing in society and education gaps. Stacey has a strong background in the philanthropic sector, having served as the Membership Services Director at the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) for 4 years before her last role as Director of Policy Engagement.


Prior to joining AVPN, she had 8 years of experience in marketing communications, market research and strategy in both corporate and government sectors in China, Italy and Singapore.


Stacey holds an MA in Social Anthropology of Development from SOAS, University of London, and a BA in Political Science and English Literature from the National University of Singapore.

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Elizabeth is President and CEO of the Rita Allen Foundation, an organization that invests in transformative ideas in their earliest stages to leverage their growth and promote breakthrough solutions to significant problems. In that capacity, Elizabeth is guiding the Foundation through a period of rapid expansion and an entrance into new funding areas, including civic literacy and engagement and leadership in science and social innovation. Prior to joining Rita Allen in 2009, Elizabeth was the first female Executive Director of New Jersey’s public broadcasting network (NJN), served on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Board, chaired the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and served as President of the New Jersey Women’s Forum. She is the recipient of five honorary degrees and numerous awards for public service, including the prestigious Women Who Make a Difference Award from the International Women’s Forum (IWF), and has served as a jury member for international media competitions, including chair of NHK’s Japan Prize.

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Claire Chua is a Director of Quantedge Foundation, a philanthropic organisation with a current focus on improving social mobility and helping families break out from inter-generational poverty. The Foundation funds programmes that seek to alleviate unfavourable starting conditions in life for children and youths from disadvantaged backgrounds – by improving their access to quality care, education and developmental opportunities – so that they may achieve their greatest potential, fulfil their dreams and build a better future for their families.


Prior to this, Claire had more than fifteen years of public administration experience in the Singapore Government, with portfolios in public housing, public finance, cross-border taxation, and organisational transformation. Claire holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.

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David Clark is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where he has worked since receiving his Ph.D. there in 1973. Since the mid 70s, Dr. Clark has been leading the development of the Internet; from 1981-1989 he acted as Chief Protocol Architect in this development, and chaired the Internet Activities Board. His current research looks at re-definition of the architectural underpinnings of the Internet, Internet security and the relation of technology and architecture to economic, societal and policy considerations. He helped guide the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Future Internet Architecture program. He is past chairman of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies, and has contributed to a number of studies on the societal and policy impact of computer communications.

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Dan Cohen is the Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, Dean of the Library, and Professor of History at Northeastern University. His work has focused on the impact of digital media and technology on all aspects of knowledge and learning, from the nature of libraries and their evolving resources, to twenty-first century research techniques and software tools, to the changing landscape of communication and publication. He has directed major initiatives that have helped to shape that future. Prior to his tenure at Northeastern, he was the founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America, which brought together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and made them freely available to the world.

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Josh Cohen is on a mission to make a difference via capitalism.  He believes that how you make money (and what you do with it once you have it) matters and wants to help improve the world, now.


When considering how he wanted to be remembered, Josh turned to impact investing before it had a name, combining his experience as a venture capitalist, technology company executive, and family office CIO with his values. Thus, the idea for City Light was born: partnering with experienced entrepreneurs using technology to generate significant financial returns while having a measurable social impact.

As a father of three boys, Josh’s sense of urgency to address issues such as education for underserved communities, tackling the global climate crises and keeping families safe has only continued to grow. It is this commitment that makes his work more than a passion, but a calling.


Prior to founding City Light, Josh led direct investments for a Greenwich CT-based family office, worked in venture capital for a family office based in St. Louis, was a Partner in a private debt fund, and was the Director of Business Development for Mobility Electronics (NASDAQ: IGOI). He began his career as an investment banker in the technology group of Deutsche Banc Alex Brown in San Francisco.

Josh co-founded (and is a Board member of) The ImPact, a member network whose mission is to inspire families to make impact investments more effectively. In addition, he is on the investment committee for a family office based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Josh sits on the Board of Directors for Ready Responders and is an advisor to OhmConnect, Trilogy, and Straighterline. Josh previously held advisory roles with 2U (Nasdaq: TWOU), Shotspotter (Nasdaq: SSTI) and Practice (Acquired by Instructure: INST). He is a frequent speaker on the topic of impact investing.

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Tom Cole is Senior Counsel and Chair Emeritus of the Executive Committee of Sidley Austin LLP. He joined the firm in 1975, was a partner from 1981 through 2016 and served in senior management of the firm from 1989 through 2014. His practice focuses on public company M&A and corporate governance.  He teaches the seminar on corporate governance at his alma mater, The University of Chicago Law School. His book “CEO Leadership: Navigating the New Era of Corporate Governance” will be released in November 2019. Mr. Cole has received numerous national recognitions for both practice and management, including the inaugural Thurgood Marshall Legacy Award which honored his commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. He has been active in civic and charitable affairs, is a member of the Board of Trustees of The University of Chicago and was chairman of the Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  

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Susan M. Collins is the Edward M. Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and professor of economics at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Professor Collins is an international economist, whose research interests center on determinants of economic growth and issues raised by increasing cross-national economic integration. She is currently also, a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She received her B.A. in economics from Harvard University, summa cum laude, and her Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Thomas Connelly is Executive Director and CEO of the American Chemical Society. Prior to joining ACS, he served as Chief Science and Technology Officer, and then as Chief Innovation Officer, for the DuPont Company. In these roles, he was responsible for science and technology with special emphases on polymer science, chemical process development and, later, bioprocessing for chemical synthesis and production. At DuPont, Connelly led R&D organizations and businesses while based in the US, Europe and Asia. He graduated with highest honors from Princeton University with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics. As a Winston Churchill Scholar, he received his doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Cambridge. Connelly was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and currently chairs the National Academies Advisory Committee on Earth and Life Studies. He has served in advisory roles to the U.S. Government and the Republic of Singapore.

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After sixteen years of service as a chemistry professor, division chair, and faculty leader, Dr. Cook became provost of Kalamazoo College (MI) in 1989. He was named president of Allegheny College (PA) in 1996. He served successfully in that capacity for twelve years prior to stepping down to pursue independent consulting and environmental advocacy.


Dr. Cook is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan and holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He was conferred an honorary doctorate and the title president emeritus by Allegheny College and is the recipient of numerous other awards and recognitions in education and civic service.


Dr. Cook’s professional experience includes leadership roles in the Great Lakes Colleges Association, Council of Independent Colleges, Annapolis Group, North Coast Athletic Conference, Bonner Foundation, and other organizations and initiatives. He is well known and respected nationally within the independent higher education community in a wide variety of contexts, including civic engagement, campus sustainability, international study, undergraduate research, enrollment management, and institutional positioning.


Long engaged in the combination of environmental science and policy, Dr. Cook held gubernatorial appointments to the Michigan Toxic Substance Control Commission and the Environmental Science Advisory Board of the State of Michigan. He was an independent reviewer of technical studies in connection with the Love Canal Hazardous Waste Site in Niagara Falls, a case that led to the adoption of the Federal Superfund Act. Cook has traveled extensively domestically and internationally, consulting on issues of hazardous and municipal waste.

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Lisa D. Cook is an Associate Professor of Economics and International Relations at Michigan State University. She was the first Marshall Scholar from Spelman College and received a second B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley with fields in macroeconomics and international economics.  Prior to this appointment, she was on the faculty of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Deputy Director for Africa Research at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, and a National Fellow at Stanford University. Her current research interests include economic growth and development, innovation, and financial institutions and markets. She is currently Co-Director of the American Economic Association Summer Program and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She was previously President of the National Economic Association and at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

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Vanessa Cooksey is the Managing Director of Communications and Marketing at Spire, Inc., the fifth largest, publicly-traded natural gas utility. Vanessa currently leads the team responsible for employee and customer communications, enterprise research, public relations, digital marketing and philanthropy. A creative communicator, systems thinker and future-focused strategist, Vanessa has worked for 14 government, non-profit and for-profit organizations including Mary Kay Cosmetics, Cartoon Network, The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office, Save-A-Lot Food Stores, Anheuser Busch and Wells Fargo.


Vanessa believes that her three decades of continuous community service is the foundation of her award-winning personal and professional success. She holds leadership roles on the board of directors for 9 non-profit organizations including the SIFMA Foundation for Investor Education, Harris Stowe State University, digitalundivided and VoteRunLead. Vanessa earned a bachelor’s degree in radio-TV-film from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":151,"name":"Cindy Cooper","firstName":"Cindy","lastName":"Cooper","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"c","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/cooper_cindy.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/cooper_cindy.jpg","shortDescription":"Program Officer, The Lemelson Foundation","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

As a Program Officer for The Lemelson Foundation, Cindy Cooper supports U.S. and developing country higher education initiatives that promote invention education and invention-based entrepreneurship to improve lives. She also leads the Foundation’s efforts to equip tomorrow’s inventors with fundamental principles of environmental responsibility.


\nCindy previously co-founded and served as the Executive Director of Portland State University’s Impact Entrepreneurs Program and led PSU’s successful bid for recognition as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus. She oversaw the creation of PSU’s Business of Social Innovation Certificate, the nation’s first online academic and professional certificate in social innovation and entrepreneurship. Cindy is the co-founder of Speak Shop, an award-winning social enterprise for learning Spanish online by videoconferencing with teachers in Guatemala.


\nCindy holds a Global M.B.A. with distinction from Thunderbird School of Global Management and earned a B.A. summa cum laude in Psychology/Spanish from Claremont McKenna College.\n

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":156,"name":"Clemencia Cosentino","firstName":"Clemencia","lastName":"Cosentino","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"c","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/cosentino_clemencia.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/cosentino_clemencia.jpg","shortDescription":"Senior Fellow & Director of STEM Research, Mathematica","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Clemencia Cosentino, Senior Fellow and Director of STEM Research at Mathematica, is also the former director of the Program for Evaluation and Equity Research of the Urban Institute. Much of her work over the past 20+ years has centered on program evaluations and served to enhance knowledge about program effectiveness, effective practices, and strategy; address implementation barriers; and reassess grantee- and grantor-led monitoring and evaluation activities. She has been invited by foundations, international organizations, professional societies, and universities to give lectures and offer workshops on monitoring and evaluation design—including the National Science Foundation, the National Academies, UNICEF, and Harvard University. Over time her work transitioned to domestic and international studies of greater complexity, including designing portfolio evaluations across a range of programs, collaborative studies with multiple stakeholders, and complex data systems. Dr. Cosentino received her master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from Princeton University.

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José Cossa, Ph.D., is a Mozambican scholar, writer/author, researcher, poet, blogger, “twitterer”, podcaster, entrepreneur, and a Senior Lecturer at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Prior to Vanderbilt, Cossa was a Visiting Associate Professor at the American University in Cairo. Cossa holds a Ph.D. in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies with a depth area in Comparative and International Education from Loyola University Chicago. He is the author of Power, Politics, and Higher Education: International Regimes, Local Governments, and Educational Autonomy and the recipient of the 2012 Joyce Cain Award for Distinguished Research on People of African Descent, awarded by the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Cossa’s research focus is on power dynamics in negotiation over educational policy; higher education policy and administration; system transfer; international development; and, global and social justice.

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Phyllis Costanza is the Head UBS Philanthropy and CEO of the UBS Optimus Foundation, UBS's Foundation dedicated to helping clients fund impactful philanthropic programs that improve children's lives globally. Phyllis has been instrumental in reshaping the Foundation's strategy and introducing innovative financing vehicles, like the first Development Impact Bond.\n


Prior to UBS, she was a senior executive and Board Member of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), a UK-based philanthropic organization, linked to the hedge fund TCI. She also has more than a decade of experience as a management consultant, and has worked in the public sector as the New York City Representative for New York State Governor Mario Cuomo, advising on policy and politics in Manhattan.\n


Phyllis is a Board Member of Nutrition International, the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), an Advisory Board Member to the Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and the Middle East, a Member of the Council of Foreign Relations. She was also a co-founding board member of the Power of Nutrition from inception to 2019.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":213,"name":"Carol Dahl","firstName":"Carol","lastName":"Dahl","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"d","cms":"judges_g3","image":"image/judges/dahl_carol.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/dahl_carol.jpg","shortDescription":"Executive Director, The Lemelson Foundation","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Dr. Carol Dahl is the Executive Director of The Lemelson Foundation whose mission is to use the power of invention to improve lives. The Foundation inspires and enables the next generation of inventors and invention-based enterprises to promote economic growth in the U.S., and social and economic progress for the poor in developing countries.


Prior to joining the Foundation, Carol was founding Director of the Global Health Discovery Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and led development of the Grand Challenges in Global Health and Grand Challenges Explorations programs. Previously, Carol worked at the U.S. National Institutes of Health at the National Cancer Institute and National Center for Human Genome Research, at a start-up diagnostics company, and on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh.


Carol currently is chair of the Executive Committee of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of Grand Challenges Canada, and serves on the Nomination Evaluation Committee for the US National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

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Dhun Davar is program lead for social finance at UBS Optimus Foundation and previously led on the foundation's education portfolio. She has worked on Development Impact Bonds in Education such as the Quality Education India DIB and the Educate Girls DIB amongst others and is also responsible for the foundation's India strategy.


She joined the Foundation from Hand in Hand Switzerland Association, where she was Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, she was CEO at the non-profit Apnalaya, where she worked on education and maternal and child health in Mumbai. Dhun has also worked with GiveIndia, Guidestar India, the Monze Mission Hospital, and VSO Zambia. She holds a degree in Economics from St. Xavier’s College and a master’s in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":6,"name":"Julie Davidson","firstName":"Julie","lastName":"Davidson","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"d","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/davidson_julie.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/davidson_julie.jpg","shortDescription":"Former Director, Kleptocracy Initiative at Hudson Institute","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Julie Davidson is the former Director of the Kleptocracy Initiative at Hudson Institute, one of the early projects examining the growing threat posed to Western democracies by modern unchecked autocractic regimes. At KI, she developed the website, the Initiative's Russia archives, and documentary film program. A former professional theater director, Davidson was co-founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Alliance, working with inner city teens to develop long-term entrepreneurial businesses. She has extensive experience building and funding urban, youth-based initiatives in the United States.

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Jeffrey R. Davis, MD is the Founder and CEO of Exploring 4 Solutions, LLC, and an Executive-in-Residence at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH). He serves as an advisor for the Game Changer Innovation Network, a board member and co-chair of the Houston Council for Girlstart, and a member of the advisory council for Medical Bridges. Jeff is a recognized international leader and consultant in strategic innovation and health care systems. Prior to Exploring 4 Solutions, Jeff served as the Director, Human Health and Performance, and the Chief Medical Officer for the NASA Johnson Space Center. He developed and then served as the deputy director for the NASA Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI). Jeff received his B.S. degree in Biology from Stanford University, an M.D. degree from the University of California at San Diego, and a Master of Science degree from Wright State University.

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Mark has chased horizons and defied categorization since his childhood in rural Ohio. A historian by training and a futurist in practice, he’s been known to transition from the sands of an archaeological dig to the boardrooms of Sand Hill Road. He’s worked for nonprofits big and small; taught classes on ivy-covered campuses and in community center cafeterias; organized international urban design summits and post-it-laden charrettes; advised century-old institutions and newly minted social entrepreneurs; and established his place as a global leader in both the climate and investment vanguard. His current work pursues regenerative economies by opening minds and doors to new modes of value generation in the climate sector. While Mark’s wanderlust will never wane, for the moment he is happy to call Portland, Oregon, home. Look for him this weekend on the Cascade trails. He’ll likely be carrying a fishing rod and humming a Johnny Cash tune.

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Liz is a Principal at the Skoll Foundation, where she manages the Foundation's strategic investments program, including direct investments in portfolio companies and collaborative funding partnerships. Liz has experience in the areas of investment and finance in developing markets and is a thought leader on program-related investments, scaling social enterprise, systems change, and best practices in philanthropy. She is passionate about growing markets and individual economic empowerment. Prior to joining Skoll, Liz held positions with USAID, World Economic Forum, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and OPIC. Liz is a Midwesterner at heart (KCMO!) and a globalist in spirit who never ceases to be moved by human kindness.

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Paula DiPerna is a widely published author, and strategic global environmental and philanthropic policy advisor. She serves currently as Special Advisor to CDP. She served formerly as President of the International division of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), which pioneered emissions trading worldwide; President of the Joyce Foundation, a major US philanthropy; and as Vice President for International Affairs for the Cousteau Society, whose principal was oceans pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. DiPerna has also been an Eisenhower Fellow; and a Bellagio Center resident Fellow. DiPerna is a member of the Women’s Forum of New York, and the Council on Foreign Relations among others. In various leadership and vanguard roles, DiPerna has been at the center of significant global events, such as the landmark Earth Summit in1992; securing release of political prisoners from Cuba; and the establishment of a 50-year moratorium on the exploitation of oil and other minerals in Antarctica known as the Madrid Protocol. DiPerna was also a candidate for the US Congress.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":140,"name":"Peter Donaldson","firstName":"Peter","lastName":"Donaldson","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"d","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/donaldson_peter.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/donaldson_peter.jpg","shortDescription":"Distinguished Senior Fellow, Schar School of Policy & Government, George Mason University","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Peter J. Donaldson is Distinguished Senior Fellow, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. He was president of the Population Council from 2005 to early 2015. He joined the Council after serving as president of the Population Reference Bureau. Earlier in his career, Donaldson was director of the Population Council’s program in Asia, director of the Committee on Population at The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and a senior staff member at Family Health International (now FHI360).


Donaldson is a former member of the board of directors of the Population Association of America and past president of the Association of Population Centers. He currently serves as a Humentum board member. He has authored or co-authored numerous scientific articles and popular essays, and written or edited six books. He received a B.A. from Fordham University, a Ph.D. from Brown, and an honorary doctorate from Mahidol University.

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Cheryl Doss is an Associate Professor and Senior Departmental Lecturer in development economics in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. She taught at Yale University for 17 years before coming to Oxford. She has published extensively on intrahousehold decision-making, technology adoption, gender issues in agricultural development, and the gender asset and wealth gaps. She is one of the leaders of the Gender Asset Gap Project, which was designed to demonstrate that it is both feasible and important to collect individual level asset data in household surveys. Since 2012, she has been the Gender Advisor for the CGIAR Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets. She has worked with numerous international organizations on issues involving gender, rural development and data collection, including the World Bank, the International Food Policy Research Institute, UNDP, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the African Development Bank, among others.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":180,"name":"Isabelle D'Ursel","firstName":"Isabelle","lastName":"D'Ursel","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"d","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/dursel_isabelle.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/dursel_isabelle.jpg","shortDescription":"Executive Director, Future Leaders Foundation","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Isabelle was hired to launch the Future Leaders Foundation in 2013. Since then, the Foundation grew the very successful Future Global Leaders Fellowship to foster the brightest and most altruistic 1st Year University students from modest background selected worldwide. Upon successful completion of its 3-year program, they are joining the Fortis Society, which unites them together with many other co-opted members of equally exceptional profile, into a growing influential network in which Members are bound by their Honor Pledge to empower each other and to enact positive change. From 2009 until 2012 she worked as Project Manager of the French Foundation Center in Paris, where she advised companies, families and individuals in the creation of their foundation. She launched and developed the programming of several working groups uniting Family Foundations, Community Foundations, Healthcare Foundations and Environmental Foundations.


Isabelle’s previous work experiences for international non-profit organizations (Human Rights Watch, International Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) led her to direct her career towards high impact social or environmental projects.

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Michael Edson is a strategist and thought leader at the forefront of digital transformation in the cultural sector. Michael is the co-founder of the UN Live Museum for Humanity, a new institution currently being envisioned for Copenhagen, Denmark and locations throughout the world and he was formerly the Director of Web and New Media Strategy for the Smithsonian Institution. Michael is a Presidential Distinguished Fellow at the Council for Libraries and Information Resources (USA); he serves on the Open Knowledge Foundation’s OpenGLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive, and Museum) advisory board; and he is the founder of the Openlab Workshop initiative, a solutions lab, convener, and consultancy designed to accelerate the speed and impact of transformational change in the GLAM sector. Michael is an O'Reilly Foo Camp alumni and he was named a \"Tech Titan: person to watch\" by Washingtonian magazine.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":190,"name":"Mieke Eoyang","firstName":"Mieke","lastName":"Eoyang","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"e","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/eoyang_mieke.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/eoyang_mieke.jpg","shortDescription":"Vice President, National Security Program, Third Way","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Third Way, Vice President for the National Security Program As Vice President for Third Way’s National Security Program, Mieke runs a team that works on every major national security issue—from the details of military personnel policy to the legal framework for going to war. She has particular expertise in intelligence oversight and electronic surveillance reform. In addition, she studies partisan perception on national security. Ms. Eoyang’s writing has been published in Politico, the Washington Post, Democracy Journal, The Hill, and Lawfare. She frequently provides commentary on MSNBC. Prior to joining Third Way, Ms. Eoyang had a long career on Capitol Hill. Most recently she served as Representative Anna Eshoo’s Chief of Staff (D-CA). Prior to that she was the Defense Policy Advisor to Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) during the Iraq War, the Subcommittee Staff Director on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and a Professional Staff Member on the House Armed Services Committee.

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As a growth leader and business developer with BCG, Vicki aligns people practices to business strategy while driving change in both the corporate and non profit sectors. As former CMO and EVP for Delta AirLines, she oversaw 16B dollars with P&L responsibilities for most operations for the company which included 52,000 employees.  After leaving Delta AirLines, she was selected as CEO of Feeding America, the nations 3rd largest nonprofit where she led a transformational strategy to rebrand the organization, triple fundraising, quadruple food distribution and materially change public policy related to hunger in America. More recently, she led a similar transformation as CEO, Opportunity International, a large global micro finance and educational organization dedicated to assisting some of the poorest women on earth to become self sufficient. She has extensive private, non profit board experience and received her degree from Georgia State University with Executive Management work from Harvard University. 

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José Estabil brings 20+ years of experience in translating technology into high growth businesses with cumulative $1B market impact. He is currently advising the Puente Program, an initiative to connect entrepreneur-immigrants in South Florida with the emergent tech entrepreneurs in Cuba. As co-architect, Jose co-architected and established a €1M venture competition in Portugal and was part of the MIT team that established the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology -a graduate school the size of Cal Tech-‐in Moscow, Russia, where he became Dean of International Research. Jose volunteers extensively for organizations that create leadership opportunities for underrepresented minorities at the high school, college, and post-graduate levels, including being a founding member of Miami Dade College’s Idea Center Board of Advisors. José earned his Sc. B. and Sc. M. in Physics from Brown University, where he is a Trustee.

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Richard Fass began his career as a faculty member at Pomona College with an active scientific research program in physical chemistry and was later asked to join the administration where he was a vice president for 37 years until his retirement in 2016 from the position of Vice President for Planning. Areas of expertise include institutional research, strategic planning, financial management, financial aid, information technology, and leadership in the national higher education community. He worked closely with the college’s Board of Trustees and has used his analytical skills and governance experience to serve a variety of community not-for-profit boards, a number of which he led as chair – most recently chair of the board of Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. These commitments continue in retirement, and he has recently affiliated with Executive Service Corps of Southern California where he provides volunteer executive coaching services to non-profit organizations in Los Angeles County.

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Michael Feigelson, Executive Director, Bernard van Leer Foundation Michael has spent 15 years focused on working with governments, civil society and business to improve opportunities for children and youth. He joined the Foundation as a Programme Officer in 2007 and held the positions of Programme Manager, Programme Director and Interim Executive Director before taking on his current role.


Prior to joining the Foundation, Michael served in a variety of positions including working directly with homeless children and families in three countries and as Business Analyst at McKinsey & Co where he focused on the media and pharmaceutical industries. He has degrees from Wesleyan and Princeton Universities, was honoured as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and was a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Behaviour. Most importantly, he is the father of a beautiful girl who reminds him every day of the importance, the challenges, and the joy that comes with a child’s early years.

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Wayne L. Firestone is trained as an international lawyer and devotes his career to innovative nonprofit leadership, social entrepreneurship, writing and thought leadership. Firestone has held national and international organizational leadership positions including: CEO of the International Lifeline Fund, which sparks catalytic market sensitive change in clean water and cooking in sub-Sahara Africa and Haiti; President of the Genesis Generation Challenge to promote young adult initiatives that measurably improve the world; and President and CEO of Hillel International which operates on over 500 university campuses around the world. Firestone is an active community leader serving as a board member for the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues and a participant in the Aspen Institute’s Inclusive America Project. He founded Plays2Gather- a community driven performing arts network inspired by Jewish stories to promote edgy, accessible, authentic experiences that celebrate diversity and educate about “the other.”

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Dr. Melissa Flagg is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Science and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University. Previously she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research, responsible for policy and oversight of Department of Defense science and technology (S&T) programs including basic research through advanced technology development. Over her career she has worked at the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Office of Naval Research, the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. She also ran her own consulting business and was the CTO of a small consumer food product start up. Melissa has served on numerous boards including the National Academy of Sciences Air Force Studies Board and the Department of Commerce Emerging Technology Research Advisory Committee and is currently on the Board of Humanity 2050. She holds a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry and a B.S. in Pharmacy.

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Rebecca L. Ford, of the Scharf Banks Marmor law firm, has more than two decades of experience as corporate counsel. Her key appointments include Executive Vice President for litigation and intellectual property at the MGM movie studio, where she oversaw all domestic and international litigation, as well as intellectual property matters, involving MGM and United Artists; and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a major real esgtate and financial services institution. There, she was also liaison to the City of Chicago and other stakeholders for an innovative mixed-income residential development where she engaged cultural anthropologists to create asset-based strategies for community building. At Scharf Banks Marmor, Rebecca concentrates her practice on complex litigation, board governance and pay equity as a specialized employment issue. Rebecca has written for several publications including the Milken Institute Review, the American Lawyer, the Chicago Reader, the New York Law Journal and the Chicago Tribune. She is a current or former Trustee to civic and cultural institutions, including the Goodman Theatre, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Chicago Humanities Festival and the Art Institute of Chicago. Rebecca received her BA from Harvard College, her JD from the University of Chicago Law School, and her LLM in Real Estate from the John Marshall Law School. She is a member of the bar in Illinois, New York, Massachusetts, California, District of Columbia and the US Supreme Court.

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Lucia S. Foster, Lucia Foster is Chief Economist of the Census Bureau and Chief of the Center for Economic Studies (CES). In these roles, Dr. Foster leads the economic research groups within CES, the network of Federal Statistical Research Data Centers throughout the United States, and the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics program. Dr. Foster has used Census Bureau micro data on businesses to conduct research on job creation and destruction; productivity and reallocation; the impact of self-service technology adoption on employment; management practices of firms; changes in organizational structures of retail trade firms; and characteristics of R&D performing firms. She has been instrumental in the development of two business surveys created by the Census Bureau in partnership with academic researchers and other institutions: the Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs and the Management and Organizational Practices Survey. Dr. Foster received her Ph.D. in Economics from University of Maryland and her B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University.

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Suzanne is a public health expert with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, bringing 15 years experience in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Before relocating to the UK, Suzanne was a Senior Development Officer at Global Affairs Canada, where she helped build the global evidence-base for integrated community case management of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea among children under-5 in sub-Saharan Africa. Suzanne holds an HonBSc in Molecular Biology and received her Master of Health Sciences in Community Health and Epidemiology from the University of Toronto.

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Josh has led organizations of all sizes, from start-ups to large business units. Currently providing senior level strategic and operating services in the media and technology industries as well as to non-profit organizations, Josh previously has been the Chief Digital Media Officer of Science magazine, CEO at several start-ups, EVP of Digital Media at Discovery Networks, and held a number of positions at AOL. Josh has an MBA and Master of Public Administration from Harvard and a BA in Russian Studies from Amherst College.

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Dr. Karen Fulbright-Anderson has nearly 40 years of experience designing, managing, implementing and evaluating programs and initiatives for foundations and non-profit organizations using a theory-driven approach. Her skill set includes leadership development, primary and secondary research, strategic planning, program design and management, the application of the theory of change approach to planning and evaluation, policy analysis, multi-disciplinary literature analyses, field scans, and capacity building. Her substantive areas of experience include community change, racial equity and inclusion, and youth development.


She was a Policy Program Director and Chair of Policy Programs at the Aspen Institute; a Program Officer and Senior Program Officer respectively at the Ford Foundation and Commonwealth Fund; Research Director at The Vera Institute of Justice; and a Faculty Member and Visiting Faculty Member at the New School University and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, respectively. She holds degrees from Wellesley College and MIT.

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Rosa Fuller is a tenured professor and counselor at Antelope Valley College. She helps students reach academic goals and achieve college success. Professor Fuller is active in local and statewide governance committees and manages professional and career programs on campus.\n
\n Rosa Fuller is involved in her community and has served on various local and national non-profit boards and commissions. She is passionate about equity and access issues, and opportunities for personal growth. She has helped to prepare underrepresented students for selective college admissions and has participated in alumni group initiatives sharing best practices with Universities in other countries. Rosa began her professional career as a Peace Corps volunteer and spent a decade living and working in South America. She speaks Spanish fluently and enjoys travel and learning about cultures. In her spare time she likes outdoor activities, reading and the performing arts.\n

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Terry Garcia is currently CEO of Exploration Ventures, a company providing strategic advice to global clients in a range of industries, including science and technology, art, media and education. For 17 years, Garcia served as Executive Vice President and Chief Science and Exploration Officer for the National Geographic Society. He was responsible for the Society’s core mission programs, including programs that supported and managed more than 400 scientific field research, conservation and exploration projects annually. In June 2010 Garcia was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. The Commission investigated the root causes of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to joining National Geographic in 2000, Garcia was Assistant Secretary of Commerce forOceans and Atmosphere, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Deputy Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) where he oversaw U.S. coastal, ocean, and atmospheric programs, including recovery of endangered species, habitat conservation planning, Clean Water Act implementation, the development of the national marine sanctuary system and commercial satellite licensing. From 1994 to 1996, he was NOAA’s general counsel. Among other responsibilities, he led the implementation of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Plan for Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska. Before entering government service, Garcia was a partner in the national law firms of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and Hughes Hubbard & Reed.

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Christopher Gebhardt has been building brands and creating social movements using the power of storytelling for over twenty years, most recently with Participant Media where he was an EVP for 8 years. While there he led the launch of Participant's digital platform, created an impact consultancy and storytelling agency that worked for MacArthur Foundation, Gates Foundation, American Express, Disney, Intel, Starbucks and others, played a key role in developing impact campaigns and communities around films such as Waiting for Superman, and most recently oversaw the development of the Participant brand. Prior to Participant he was an executive with Ogilvy and Pepsi, and has an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern. Currently, he is launching a new impact agency and consultancy that will bring together corporations, foundations, NGOs, and HNWIs to create impact using the power of storytelling-- Stir Strategy and Story.  

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Stacey Gillett leads research and development of new Government Innovation initiatives at Bloomberg Philanthropies. In this role, she has designed and launched multiple philanthropic programs, including initiatives to support US cities to better use data and evidence in decision making; to grow the leadership and management capacity of mayors and city leaders; and to help cities worldwide prepare for new technologies.


She previously worked in the NYC government, advancing priorities such as rolling out Pre-Kindergarten for all 4-year olds, promoting new school models through the Department of Education, planning for the long-term implications of climate change, and expanding NYC’s innovative anti-poverty strategies nationwide. Stacey began her career working as a legislative aide for US Senator Charles E. Schumer and on the Democratic staff of the Committee on Government Reform in the US House of Representatives. She received her MPA from NYU and BA from Barnard College, Columbia University.

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Kimberly Gire is the Founder of Global Women Leaders Strategic Philanthropy. A career banking and finance senior executive, she was previously the CFO for the retail, business and private banking divisions of Westpac Banking Corporation and has worked extensively in the international capital markets with Citi. As a strategic philanthropist, Kimberly donates her professional skills and experience in capital markets, treasury, philanthropy and structured finance to support humanitarian and development organizations, as a pro bono Special Advisor to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), The World Bank, UNHCR, UNICEF, Swisscross Foundation, Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and Middle East, and the Centre for Disaster Protection. 

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Laura Glick is the Chief Investment Officer at the Spencer Foundation in Chicago, IL. Prior to joining Spencer, she held senior and executive level private banking roles at firms including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Wells Fargo, in both Chicago and New York City.


Passionate about education, Laura serves on the Board of Directors for Bell Xcel and the Winnetka Public Schools Foundation. Laura is the President of the Auxiliary Board of the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation and the Treasurer for the Women’s Board of the Adler Planetarium. She is an alumna of the University of Michigan, where she earned an MBA from the Ross School of Business and a BSE and MSE in Industrial Engineering from the College of Engineering.

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Adria collaborates with high performing change agents who are creating a more just world. She has spent over 16 years developing fellowship programs and coaching individual leaders. She is the Chief Program Officer for The Pahara Institute, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify, strengthen, and sustain diverse senior leaders who are reimagining public education so that every child in America has access to an excellent public school. Adria serves on the faculty of Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. From 2005 to 2015, she was the founding director of Hunt Alternatives' Prime Movers fellowship program, a program that supports national social movement leaders in the United States. Adria earned her PhD from Boston College in sociology, specializing in social movement theory, public policy, and philanthropy. She has authored several pieces on movement leadership and has been a featured speaker at TedXBeaconStreet.

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Daniel L. Goroff is Vice President and Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a private philanthropy that supports breakthroughs in science, technology, and economics. Goroff is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Economics at Harvey Mudd College, where he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Before that, he was a faculty member at Harvard University for over twenty years.  Daniel Goroff has twice worked for the President’s Science Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, most recently as Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. 

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As Associate Provost at the University of Chicago, Ingrid Gould leads large projects such as institutional accreditation and bringing onsite childcare to campus. She works closely with deans, chairs, and administrators to address sensitive academic and interpersonal issues. These collaborations guide policy development and refinement and require the sound and equitable application of policies and principles. Her UChicago career has spanned Campus and Student Life, the Booth School of Business, and the Office of the President. She served twice as Interim Affirmative Action Officer. Ingrid earned her bachelor’s in Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago and completed her master’s in Public Policy there as well. In her free time, she enjoys books, birding, and travel.

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Graham Grady is trustee and treasurer of the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation and a founding member of the African American Legacy of the Chicago Community Trust. Grady serves as a director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, WTTW/WFMT public broadcast stations, the Shriver National Poverty Law Center, a former member of the Visiting Committee of Northwestern University School of Law. A partner at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP, Grady specializes in real estate development and government relations. Grady is a past president of the Realty Club of Chicago, the Lawyers Club of Chicago and is a long-standing member of the Economic Club of Chicago. Past honors include Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow, Crain’s Chicago Business 40-Under-40, Ebony Magazine 30-Under-30, and the Doris B. and Marshall M. Holleb Community Service Award by Lambda Alpha International, Ely Chapter. Grady has served on corporate boards including a pension fund and a risk-retention fund.

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Kathryn Greenberg is the Principal for KG Consulting, a firm dedicated to providing strategic fundraising guidance and positioning to progressive institutions. Greenberg is a seasoned professional who brings 20 years of development and communications experience to every client. Primary areas of focus include strategic development planning, organizational fundraising processes, project management, public-private partnerships, and positioning the organization for optimal fundraising outcomes.


Greenberg was most recently the Senior Vice President at the Democracy Alliance where she oversaw the strategy to grow the membership, managed all membership efforts and activities, and stewarded over $25M per year in resources for progressive organizations. Prior to her work at the Democracy Alliance, Greenberg was the Director of Development and External Affairs at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where she oversaw all foundation relations, grant writing, major gifts, events and marketing.


Before coming to Washington DC she was the Managing Director of Internal & External Communications at the Chicago Housing Authority where she oversaw the communications, policy, and resource development for the agency. She was responsible for raising $50 million in resources to support the housing redevelopment efforts. Greenberg also ran school health programs for the Department of Public Health in Chicago managing a 100 person staff and multi-million dollar budget.


Greenberg received her B.A. from NYU and an M.P.A. from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two children. 

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A working mom and lifelong Angeleno, Wendy attended LA public schools and graduated from UCLA. Wendy started her career in public service work for her mentor, former Mayor Tom Bradley, where for ten years she worked on a wide range of public policy issues including child care, senior care homelessness, housing, public health and education. While in Mayor Bradley’s office, Wendy was a leader in the creation of LA’s BEST, a nationally recognized after school program that provides a safe and supervised environment for children after school, and helped found the city's first childcare center.


Wendy’s commitment to affordable housing led her to Washington D.C., where she served in President Clinton’s administration as the Deputy Director of the Interagency Council on Homelessness and later as the Southern California Regional Director at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.


In 1997, Wendy transitioned into the private sector, wor for five years in the film industry as an executive at DreamWorks SKG. She provided strategic guidance in their civic and philanthropic efforts in the Los Angeles Region. In 2002, Wendy was elected to the Los Angeles City Council and quickly developed an impressive record of accomplishment by creating jobs, preserving open space and reducing traffic congestion. In 2009, Wendy was elected City Controller, becoming only the second woman in LA’s history elected to citywide office. As Controller, she brought a laser focus to examining government finances ensuring our taxpayer dollars were spent efficiently and she brought greater transparency to government. In 2013, Wendy was engaged by the Orange County Discovery Science Center to help open a new facility in the San Fernando Valley. She is providing strategic advice on Board development, fundraising and civic engagement. In addition, in 2016, Wendy was appointed as an Executive in Residence and Strategic Advisor at the California State University Northridge Nazarian College of Business and Economics. She currently serves as a LAHSA Commissioner working on homeless issues and on the boards of Emily's List, L.A. Kings Business Advisory Board, Discovery Cube Foundation, UCLA Luskin Center, ABODE Housing, Metro YMCA and the CSUN Foundation. Wendy and her husband Dean are the proud parents of Thomas, a sophomore in High School. 

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Claude Grunitzky is the founder of TRACE, a fast-growing media company which was successfully sold to a French investor group in 2010, and TRUE Africa, a media tech platform championing young African voices all over the world. In 2017, TRUE Africa was funded by Google’s Digital News Initiative.\n


Grunitzky was raised between Lomé, Togo; Washington, DC; Paris and London. Growing up, Grunitzky was exposed to many different cultures. These foreign interactions shaped his transcultural philosophy and informed the creative energy of his media ventures.\n


A graduate of London University and MIT Sloan, where he received an MBA, Grunitzky is also a trustee at MASS MoCA, a contemporary art museum in Massachusetts, and at Humanity in Action, a foundation that works internationally to build global leadership, defend democracy, protect minorities and improve human rights.\n


Grunitzky is a Visiting Social Innovator at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Social Innovation and Change Initiative.\n

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Tom Guevara joined the IU Public Policy Institute as its fifth director in April of 2017. Prior to coming to PPI, Tom spent six years as deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration, including leading the agency during the transition of presidential administrations.


Tom has worked in a variety of state and local government positions in Indiana in addition to a six-year career in the private sector as a Director at Crowe Horwath LLP in Indianapolis. His public sector career includes positions with the state of Indiana as Assistant State Budget Director of the Indiana State Budget Agency, Chief Information Officer of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, and locally as Controller for the city of Bloomington. Tom recently was appointed to a three year term on the Innovation Policy Forum of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and serves as co-chair of the Forum.

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\"Popularly known as the Clothing Man and recipient of 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Award, Anshu Gupta has done Mass communications twice and has a masters in Economics. Starting as a freelance journalist, Anshu left a corporate job in 1998 and founded Goonj with a mission to make clothing a matter of concern and to bring it among the list of subjects to work on, for the development sector. Under his leadership Goonj has taken the menacing growth of urban waste and used it efficiently as a tool to trigger large scale rural development work. By creating barter between two new currencies; labor of the beneficiaries and old material of cities, Anshu has built the genesis of a parallel economy which is not cash based but trash based.


Anshu is an Ashoka and Schwab Fellow and has been listed by the Forbes magazine as one of India’s most powerful rural entrepreneurs. He has recently been conferred the Public Service Excellence Award for the year 2017 by AIMA.


Anshu brings to the table an instinctive empathy and connect with people by dignifying the act of giving. By using what the world considers a part of the problem i.e the discard of the cities, as a part of the solution it offers a doable, sustainable and viable economic model for eliminating poverty and its related issues. In the macro picture Anshu has identified some basic needs outside the radar screen of the development sector and the civil society, that too by structuring imaginative solutions using urban waste. A foody, an entrepreneur, a thinker, a doer, avid traveler, photographer and a journalist by heart, Anshu often pens prose and poetry, giving vent to his feelings and opinions on the issues that bother him about the world around him.


The citation of Magsaysay award, known as Noble of Asia, conferred to him in 2015 summerises it well in a few words. It says- “The Board of Trustees recognizes his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor, and in reminding the world that true giving always respects and preserves human dignity.”

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Ara Guzelimian has served as Provost and Dean of the Juilliard School since August 2006, where he works closely with the President in overseeing the faculty, curriculum and artistic planning of the distinguished performing arts conservatory in all three of its divisions – dance, drama and music.

Prior to this appointment, he was Senior Director and Artistic Advisor of Carnegie Hall (1998 – 2006). He previously held the positions of Artistic Administrator of the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado (1993 - 1998), Artistic Director of the Ojai Festival in California (1992 - 1997), and Artistic Administrator of the LA Philharmonic (1986 – 1993). He currently serves on the Music Visiting Committee of the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City and serves as Artistic Consultant for the Marlboro Music Festival and School in Vermont.

Mr. Guzelimian has lectured at the Metropolitan Opera, the Salzburg Easter Festival, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Jerusalem Music Center, where he was on the faculty of the 2000 International Chamber Music Encounter, led by Isaac Stern. He is editor of Parallels and Paradoxes: Explorations in Music and Society (Pantheon Books, 2002), a collection of dialogues between Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said.

In September 2003, Mr. Guzelimian was awarded the title Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government for his contributions to French music and culture.

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Christina Hachikian is the founding executive director of the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Since its establishment in 2012, she has lead the center’s global work as the hub for people solving complex social and environmental problems. Under her leadership, the center has become an integral part of the university’s social impact ecosystem, growing to an organization supported by a $30 million endowment and a team of 18 people.


Hachikian teaches several Booth social impact courses, focusing on scaling social innovation and social enterprise strategy, and coaches the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge, the social impact track of the university’s nationally ranked startup program.


Hachikian has contributed substantially to the education and workforce development sectors serving on a variety of committees and boards, including as executive coach for the ED of VOCEL and as a board member for AutonomyWorks, a for-profit marketing services firm employing adults with autism.


Prior to joining Booth, she was VP, investor relations and corporate development for Cole Taylor Bank and before that AVP at ShoreBank (now Urban Partnership Bank). Hachikian holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an AB in public policy from the University of Chicago.

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Jamie Hackleman serves as a Senior Philanthropy Advisor at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, providing clients with insights and services to help build and execute their philanthropic strategies.


Prior to J.P. Morgan, Jamie worked with Paul G. Allen’s philanthropy team at Vulcan where she focused on identifying, building, and managing high impact partnerships. Before Vulcan, Jamie was at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she served in multiple roles, including managing partnerships with philanthropists who co-funded projects with the foundation, and as a special assistant to the president of the Global Policy & Advocacy division. She has also worked at PATH, Save the Children UK, the Clinton Foundation, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Indonesia.


Jamie received a MSc in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics and a BA in Political Science from Pacific Lutheran University.

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Susan Hackwood is Professor of the Graduate Division, Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor and Director of the Science to Policy (S2P) program at the University of California Riverside. She is also Dean Emeritus of the Bourns College of Engineering. Until July 2018 she was the Executive Director of the California Council on Science and Technology where she headed an organization that advises the state on all aspects of science and technology including energy, information technologies, biotechnology, stem cell research, healthcare technologies, climate change, disaster prevention, intellectual property, workforce development, and education. The new S2P program at UCR, is founded on the idea that graduate student scientists can and should play a critical role in public policy. Participating students engage with practitioners at the highest level to understand local, state, and federal policymaking; strategize the value of scientific input in policymaking; and garner professional development critical to careers in public policy.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":177,"name":"Zarlasht Halaimzai","firstName":"Zarlasht","lastName":"Halaimzai","title":"","group":"g1","subgroup":"h","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/halaimzai_zarlasht.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/halaimzai_zarlasht.jpg","shortDescription":"Executive Director, Refugee Trauma Initiative","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Zarlasht Halaimzai is the Director and co-founder of Refugee Trauma Initiative (RTI) – an organisation committed to resourcing refugees, aid workers and organisations with skills and tools to deal with stress, insecurity and trauma. Over the last 10 years, she has developed programmes that promote resilience in vulnerable populations in several countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Syria, United Kingdom and Greece. Zarlasht has trained in Childhood and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy at Cambridge University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Oxford University. She is multilingual and was selected as a Kathryn Davis Peace Fellow to study Arabic at Middlebury College in 2016. Zarlasht has written for several publications including the Guardian, Washington Post, the Good Journal, Huffington Post and the New Statesman. Her work has been profiled by the Psychologist Magazine, NPR, Grazia, International Business Times, She Owns Success, Groundbreakers and was the recipient of 2017 Future Shapers Award from Marie Claire Magazine. She is a Fellow of the Obama Foundation.

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Dr. Victoria Hale is a global health social entrepreneur. She has founded and run two nonprofit pharmaceutical companies, OneWorld Health, the first nonprofit pharmaceutical company in the US (2000), and Medicines360 (2009). She and her companies developed a new cure for visceral leishmaniasis, developed a platform technology to reduce the cost of artemisinin malaria drugs by more than 10-fold, and developed an FDA-approved hormonal IUD. Dr. Hale established her expertise in all stages of drug development at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and at Genentech. She earned her PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where she presently maintains an Adjunct Associate Professorship in Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences. She was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies, and was granted the MacArthur “Genius” Award. Dr. Hale is internationally recognized as a senior social entrepreneur by the Skoll Foundation, Schwab Foundation, and Ashoka. The Economist named her the recipient of its Social and Economic Innovation Award. 

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Heidi Jedlicka Halvarson is a Senior Philanthropy Specialist for the Medtronic Foundation who serves staff and community partners by connecting plan to processes and ideas to resources.


Heidi believes in the powerful combination of planning & policy and that well-governed organizations are strong organizations. Heidi has moved through the social sector in grant funded positions, as a grant seeker, and as a grantmaker. She is passionate about the intersection of the arts, activism, and public health.


Prior to her tenure at Medtronic Foundation, Heidi served the St. Jude Medical Foundation and Vera and Joseph Dresener Foundation in addition to several non-profit boards. She serves on both the Minnesota chapter and Corporate steering committees for PEAK Grantmaking. Heidi holds a Project Management Certification from University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from College of St. Benedict. Heidi is currently a Master of Public Affairs candidate at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

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Evelynn Hammonds is the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science, professor of African and African American Studies and chair of the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. She was the first Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Harvard University (2005-2008). From 2008-2103 she served as Dean of Harvard College. She holds honorary degrees from Spelman College and Bates College. Professor Hammonds’ areas of research include the histories of science, medicine and public health in the United States; race and gender in science studies; feminist theory and African American history. She is currently the director of the Program for the Study of Race & Gender in Science & Medicine at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. She served two terms as Member of the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) the Congressionally Mandated Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation. She currently serves as a member of the Committee on Women In Science, Engineering and Medicine (CWSEM) of the National Academy of Sciences. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in 2018.

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Tim Hanstad leads the Chandler Foundation as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining the Chandler Foundation, Tim co-founded Landesa, the world’s leading land rights organization, and led its growth from a two-person team to a Top-10 Global NGO with more than 20 offices around the world. He launched Landesa’s programs in China, the former Soviet Union, and India, where he lived for five years. Tim is a Skoll Social Entrepreneur Awardee and Schwab Foundation Outstanding Social Entrepreneur. He has authored numerous books and articles on economic and social development. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and beyond. He holds two law degrees from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University.

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Chuck Harris plans and oversees the execution and advancement of Blue Meridian’s strategy and operations while leading efforts to engage new philanthropic Partners and to support their engagement. As a member of EMCF’s senior leadership team, he also provides strategic support and guidance on Foundation matters. In his previous role as an EMCF Portfolio Manager and its Director of Capital Aggregation, Chuck managed relationships with various grantees and oversaw the Foundation’s capital aggregation activities, notably the True North Fund. Before joining the Foundation, Chuck co-founded and served for five years as Executive Partner of SeaChange Capital Partners, a financial intermediary designed to enhance the flow of capital to outstanding nonprofits serving children and youth in low-income communities in the United States. Chuck spent 23 years in the banking business before retiring in 2002 from his position as a partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he served as co-head of Corporate Finance in the Americas. He is a graduate of Harvard College and holds a master’s degree in finance from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

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Katherine Hatton is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a $10 billion national foundation working to build a Culture of Health, enabling everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2004, Ms. Hatton was Vice President and General Counsel of Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc. (PNI), publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com. Before that, she was a shareholder in a Philadelphia law firm. She began her career as a reporter for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. Ms. Hatton was named General Counsel of the Year for New Jersey nonprofits and governmental organizations in June 2016 by NJBIZ and will be inducted into the Bowling Green State University Academy of Distinguished Alumni in September. She long has been active in regional and national nonprofit organizations. She now serves on the board of the Forum of Executive Women in Philadelphia and on the advisory board of DirectWomen, a national organization that aims to increase the number of women on corporate boards. Ms. Hatton received a law degree with honors from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a Master of Studies in Law degree from the Yale Law School. She graduated magna cum laude from Bowling Green State University with a B.A. in political science and a B.S. in journalism. 

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Isabelle Hau is an investment partner at Omidyar Network, where she leads the firm’s US education initiative. She has held board seats or observer/advisory committee roles with EdSurge, Ellevation, GeniusPlaza, Holberton School, Khan Academy Kids, Reach Capital, Tinkergarten in US education, as well as d.light and dr.consulta outside of education. She joined Omidyar Network in 2012 in investment management.


Previously, she was an executive director at Morgan Stanley, where she worked in venture capital investing in technology companies, and in investment banking. She also worked at ImpactAssets, a non-profit organization focused on increasing capital flows in impact investing.


Isabelle earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and also graduated from ESSEC and Sciences Po Paris. Isabelle was honored as 100 Harvard Business School Women in the Bay Area.

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Eleanor Heartney is an art critic and author and has written extensively on contemporary art issues for many publications, including Art in America, Artpress, Artnews, Art and Auction, The New Art Examiner, the Washington Post and the New York Times. Her books include Critical Condition: American Culture at the Crossroads, Postmodernism, Defending Complexity: Art Politics and the New World Order, Postmodern Heretics: The Catholic Imagination in Contemporary Art, and Art and Today. She is a co-author of After the Revolution: Women who Transformed Contemporary Art, and The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium. She is past President of AICA USA, the American section of the International Art Critics Association. Her awards include the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award and the French government’s Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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Mr. Hecht was appointed President & CEO of Living Cities in July, 2007. Since that time, the organization has adopted a broad, integrative agenda that harnesses the collective knowledge of its 22 member foundations and financial institutions to benefit low income people and the cities where they live. Living Cities deploys a unique blend of more than $140 million in grants, loans and influence to re-engineer obsolete public systems and connect low-income people and underinvested places to opportunity. Prior to joining Living Cities, Mr. Hecht co-founded One Economy Corporation, a non-profit organization focused on connecting low-income people to the economic mainstream through innovative, online content and increased broadband access. As President, from 2000-2007, Mr. Hecht led the growth of the organization from 4 employees to a $12 million organization with 50+ staff, online media properties serving more than 150,000 low-income people a month, and programs in 40 states, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Hecht received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center and his CPA from the State of Maryland. For 10 years, he taught at Georgetown University Law Center and built the premier housing and community development clinical program in the country. In 1997, he was awarded Georgetown’s Charles Fahy Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award. Mr. Hecht has written three books, ManagingNonprofits.org (2001) with Rey Ramsey, Developing Affordable Housing: A Practical Guide for Nonprofit Organizations(3rd Edition, 2006) and Managing Affordable Housing: A Practical Guide for Building Stable Communities (1996) with James Stockard, all published by John Wiley & Sons. Ben is currently Chairman of EveryoneOn, a national initiative founded by the Federal Communications Commission to connect low-income Americans to digital opportunity. He also sits on the National Advisory Board for StriveTogether and Duke University’s Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Advisory Council. In 2013, Ben was selected as one of the Top 100 City Innovators Worldwide in the area of Urban Policy. 

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Peyton R. Helm is co-founder and principal of Torrey Helm, LLC, an educational leadership consulting firm. He formerly served as interim Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (2016-2017). He is President Emeritus and Professor of History Emeritus of Muhlenberg College in Allentown Pennsylvania, which he led for 12 years (from 2003-2015). A graduate of Yale University, where he majored in archaeology, he earned his Ph.D in ancient history at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also taught and served in a variety of administrative roles. From 1988 to 2003 he served as Vice President for College Relations and Professor of Classics at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. His teaching and research focus on ancient Greece and the ancient Near East. He is a former Trustee of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP), and is currently a Trustee of the American Schools of Oriental Research. He lives in Hood River, Oregon.

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A graduate of Yale, Stanford, and Harvard, Vic Henningsen began his career as a ranger-naturalist with the Vermont Department of Forests & Parks before shifting gears and teaching history for almost forty years, most of them at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. During that time he also served as a visiting scholar in education at Dartmouth College, held summer research fellowships with the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, and was for fourteen years a regular commentator on history, politics, and culture for Vermont Public Radio. He currently teaches history at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth, where he co-chairs the Curriculum Committee. He lives in Thetford Center, Vermont.

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Gregory D. Hess is an economist and thought leader with experience in the public and private sectors, and he is the president of Wabash College in Indiana. He has written, edited, or contributed to more than 20 books, including Intranational Macroeconomics (Cambridge Press; 2000) and Guns and Butter: The Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict (MIT Press, 2009). Dr. Hess is a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee and a former economist for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. He earned his bachelor’s degree with high honors from the University of California-Davis and his Ph.D. in economics from The Johns Hopkins University. He has held teaching positions at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Kansas, St. John’s College-Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Oberlin College, Claremont McKenna College, and Wabash College. Dr. Hess is President of the North Coast Athletic Conference, and serves on the board of the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Great Lakes Colleges Association, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and the Economic Club of Indiana.

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Mike Hettwer is a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine focused on paleontology, archeology and geocultural stories. His project on the toxic and dangerous shipbreaking yards of Bangladesh was one of the most popular for the magazine, and is helping change policies in the industry. His stories have taken him to 75 countries in pursuit of compelling photojournalism that focuses on impact. He has been involved with the TED conference for fifteen years, and co-founded TEDxMidwest and Chicago Ideas Week. The TEDxMidwest conference in Chicago was a previous MacArthur grantee and featured dozens of TED, MacArthur, Pulitzer, National Geographic and other exceptional speakers. The event hosted 1200 attendees including 500 Chicago Public School students. Mike is also a serial entrepreneur who built and sold several web-related companies.

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Amy is the Vice President of Investments and Administration at Polk Bros. Foundation where she oversees finance, human resources, and grants management. Prior to joining the Foundation, Amy obtained commercial and private banking experience with J.P. Morgan and predecessor institutions, institutional investment management experience with Wespath, and consulting experience with Accenture. Amy earned a B.A. in Mathematics from DePauw University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Management Policy from Kellogg School of Management. She is a member of Foundation Financial Officers Group and volunteers for Catholic Charities. She and her husband reside in Glencoe, IL and have three grown children.

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Tom Hodgson holds an M.A. in philosophy from Yale University. He is currently an Instructor Emeritus at Phillips Academy (1976-2017) where he taught courses in ethics, logic, political philosophy, existentialism, metaphysics and theory of knowledge. There he also coached multiple sports, and advised generations of students. Career highlights: Newman Teaching Foundation; Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies; Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Williams College; Founder, SquashBusters Lawrence; Director of the B.A.S.K interdisciplinary summer program in Kunming, China. Tom is currently a squash coach at Williams College and an instructor with the Berkshire branch of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Parker Hudnut is currently the CEO of ICEF Public Schools, a charter management organization operating 9 schools educating over 3500 predominantly African-American students in South Los Angeles. He has guided ICEF from insolvency to financial stability, raised millions of dollars to support development of new facilities, and refocused organizational attention on instructional excellence. Prior to joining ICEF, Mr. Hudnut was responsible for supporting and holding accountable a portfolio of over 200 schools educating over 100,000 students within the Los Angeles Unified School District. Previously, Mr. Hudnut was the founding COO/CFO and helped launch Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools, a Los Angeles based network of public charter schools that now serves over 10,000 grade 6-12 students. Mr. Hudnut holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, where he was a Leadership Fellow and received a Morgenthau fellowship for commitment to public service. He earned his BA in Environmental Science at the University of Virginia. Mr. Hudnut has been an Aspen-Pahara fellow and was a resident with the Broad Residency in Urban Education.

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Roxanne Hughes, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Integrating Research (CIRL) and Learning at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab). As a high school science teacher in the US, she began to notice the gap in confidence between girls and boys in her classes. This phenomenon motivated her to become a researcher who explores issues affecting women and people of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. She currently conducts qualitative research that explores the institutional, cultural, intersectional, and individual issues that affect people’s ability to identify with STEM careers – feeling like they belong and can succeed in this field. Her research has focused on all levels including adolescent youth, college and graduate level students, and faculty. As part of her work as the Director of CIRL, she infuses best practices learned from her research into the structure of the educational programs at the MagLab.

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Andrea Huntington joined Shirley Heinze Land Trust, 2018 Recipient of Land Trust Alliance’s National Excellence Award, in July 2017. As Director of Development, she raises awareness, cultivates relationships, and builds support for land conservation in Northwest Indiana. Prior to joining Shirley Heinze Land Trust, Andrea practiced law serving under Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s administration as an Assistant City Attorney with the City of South Bend and as a Juvenile Delinquency Public Defender in Indianapolis. She received her B.A. in English and Political Science from Temple University in Philadelphia, and earned her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, before being admitted to the Indiana Bar. Andrea serves as a Board Member for the Friends of Indiana Dunes. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering in the community, traveling, running, and backpacking

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Megumi Ikeda is the managing director of Hearst Ventures, the investment arm of the US conglomerate headquartered in New York City. She oversees the group’s investments across Europe including managing those in Signal Media, The Plum Guide and GeoPhy.


Ikeda previously ran the European arm of the Peacock Equity Fund, GE Capital and NBCUniversal’s $250MM venture fund. Previously, she worked in corporate M&A and distribution deals at NBCUniversal. Ikeda started her career in Tokyo as a reporter for Dow Jones and an international business manager at Wired in San Francisco.


Ikeda received her undergraduate degree from Columbia College, Columbia University and earned her MBA at UCLA’s The Anderson School. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

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Kinga is a human rights lawyer specialized in working with multidisciplinary teams in the private and nonprofit sectors. At CAF America, Kinga shaped the voice of the organization with the creation of signature initiatives such as the annual International Grantmaking Symposium, the Diaspora Philanthropy Summit, and the publication of Cross-Border Giving: A Legal and Practical Guide(CharityChannel Press).


Kinga is passionate about using human rights principles to motivate the private sector to deliver social benefits. Her experience spans from assisting companies in developing community-focused expansion strategies into new markets, to working on international justice and minority rights-focused projects in the nonprofit arena.


Kinga holds LL.M. degrees in European Union Law, University of Amsterdam and International Human Rights Law, Central European University, Budapest. As an Adjunct Faculty, she lectured on the intersection of business and human rights at Regis University and Maastricht School of Management.

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Audrey is the founder and principal of The Sarafina Group, Inc., an organization providing consultation services to philanthropic and non-profit organizations. Audrey was most recently the Director of the Center for Family Philanthropy at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. For the past eleven years, Audrey worked with a team to engage individual philanthropists and families in philanthropy. As a philanthropic advisor, Audrey worked with philanthropists and families in developing and implementing strategic philanthropic plans, including succession planning, fund development, next generation involvement, legacy planning, gift planning, along with program development and evaluation. With more than twenty years of experience in the non-profit sector, Audrey helps non-profits fulfill their mission by helping with fund development, strategic planning and Board development. Audrey worked with several organizations in New York City, including Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, and the New York Women's Foundation. Audrey is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, is a former member and immediate past president of the Emory University Board of Visitors. Audrey received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College, Columbia University; and a juris doctorate degree from New York University School of Law. Audrey resides in Sandy Springs, Georgia, with her husband, Roland Matthews, MD and two young adult sons, now away at college.

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Sharath is the Founder and CEO of STiR Education, an international NGO which focuses on reigniting intrinsic motivation in teachers and education systems. STiR believes in a world where teachers love teaching and children love learning, and its model of teacher networks is currently impacting 200,000 teachers and 6 million children across India and Uganda. Sharath studied at Cambridge and Oxford and received his MBA from INSEAD. He was awarded an honorary doctorate for his contribution to global education, and serves on the Education Commission’s workforce group – the pre-eminent institution chaired by the UN’s Gordon Brown. Sharath was previously founding CEO of Teaching Leaders – an initiative that raised $25 million in government funding to increase attainment for every disadvantaged secondary school in the UK. He was also Head of Social Ventures at eBay UK, a Project Leader at Booz & Co, and a Senior Manager at Action Aid.

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A Chicagoan with a passion for the city’s neighborhoods and diverse cultural treasures, Justine Jentes has built collaborative teams to create vibrant, engaged communities and leverage Chicago’s rich assets. Justine created insideART, a 1990’s contemporary gallery and art tours/program business focused on “demystifying the art world.” As founding director of the Mies Van der Rohe Society at IIT (2003 – 2013), Justine promoted the legacy of one of the 20th century’s greatest architects, raised $14+ Million for award-winning restorations and curated annual exhibitions. As Associate Campaign Director for IIT’s “Fueling Innovation” $250 Million campaign, Justine brought people and ideas together to create campaign communications, attract/cultivate donors, engage high-level volunteers, and successfully launch the public phase of the campaign. Justine now serves as Exelon’s Community Engagement Manager where she sets strategy and oversees employee volunteerism and the Employee Giving Campaign, manages signature Stay in School and Opt4STEM programs as well as counsels on community relations activities and participates in the company’s grantmaking. Justine serves as a trustee of her alma mater, Bryn Mawr College, and on the boards of the Hyde Park Art Center, ChiArts and the Woman’s Board of The Art Institute of Chicago. 

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As President of Komaza, Inc., Willene A. Johnson advises national governments and international organizations on issues related to finance and development. Her recent work focuses on building capacity for the security sectors in African countries and has included designing workshops for practitioners engaged in resource management, peacekeeping, and economic reconstruction. Dr. Johnson served as U.S. Executive Director at the African Development Bank, member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy, and chair of the Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee of the United States Export-Import Bank. Her work on African finance benefited from her twenty years in the Federal Reserve System, where her research assignments and operational responsibilities in foreign exchange and international finance included work on Latin American and European markets. Actively involved in enhancing education, Dr. Johnson taught at a public school in Brooklyn and later served as adjunct faculty at Bank Street College of Education, Columbia and Cornell Universities and as a Trustee of Tuskegee University. She holds degrees in social studies (Radcliffe College, Harvard University) and African history (St. John's University) as well as a doctorate in economics (Columbia University).

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Mark Joseph is the Leona Bevis and Marguerite Haynam Associate Professor of Community Development at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, and Founding Director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities. His current research focuses on mixed-income development as an anti-poverty strategy. He is co-author of the award-winning book Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation. He received his Ph.D. from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and was a Harlech Scholar at Oxford University. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the George Gund Foundation and an External Advisor to the Chicago Commitment at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He also serves on the Governance Board of the Urban Affairs Association and the Advisory Boards of the journals Cityscape, Housing Policy Debate and the Journal of Community Practice.

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Falona channels her passion for social justice into supporting philanthropy that drives a wide range of innovative partnerships and projects. As a consultant to philanthropic and non-profit institutions, she guides organizations of all sizes to design, launch, advance, and assess ambitious initiatives, while providing direct support in raising capital, ensuring organizational relevance and developing strategies to sustain impact.


Falona is also an impact investor and advisor to startup social enterprises and has a passion for arts and culture, parks, public lands, and conservation initiatives. She serves as the founding garden leader for the 42nd Street Garden in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, is a life trustee of the Chicago History Museum, was an officer and board member of the Illinois Humanities Council from 2006 to 2015, and was named a Chicago Cultural Champion by the Chicago Cultural Alliance. Falona is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE) and received her BA with honors from Stanford University.

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Sarah H. Kagan is a gerontological nurse. Currently Professor of Gerontological Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, Sarah teaches both undergraduate and graduate students, practices in the Supportive and Palliative Care Program in the Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, and conducts inquiry into the experience of cancer for older people. She regularly publishes essays on compassion and care in our aging world and is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Older People Nursing. Her teaching, practice, writing, and research all further her aims to better support older people and their families, educate health care professionals, and improve life for all in our aged communities. Sarah is a MacArthur Fellow, Class of 2003. She received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Oxford Brookes University in 2013. Sarah presently holds honorary faculty appointments at universities in Ireland, England, Scotland, Armenia, and Hong Kong where she consults on education, research, and clinical care related to older people, care for cancer and other chronic conditions, and nursing development.

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Nicole has over 20 years of experience working with global and local mission-driven organizations advising in governance, human capital, organizational development and a variety of C-suite leadership transitions. She has expertise across many sectors, including philanthropy, impact investing and inclusive finance, international NGOs, think tanks/research, human rights and sustainability/the environment. Her work has spanned the globe in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Based out of Chicago, she focuses on expanding Koya’s work for organizations with a global emphasis whether in the US or abroad.


Additionally, Nicole has spoken at various globally focused venues including the Maxwell School’s TNGO initiative at Syracuse University, at InterAction International, with Ronald McDonald House’s Global Leadership Conference, an adjunct professor at Eastern University, and with the Mission Investors Exchange Institute. She presently serves as a board member of the Global Fund for Children.


Overall, she has lived and worked abroad for over 20 years in Romania, Kenya, Hungary, and London before returning to the United States. She presently resides with her family in Chicago.

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Wynne Kandur is an organic chemist turned national security analyst. She earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College and her PhD in organic chemistry from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Kandur spent two years after college in Process Research at Merck & Co., Inc. and three years after graduate school teaching organic chemistry at New York University. From 2016 to 2018, Dr. Kandur worked in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow. Following her time in the Pentagon, Dr. Kandur was hired as a national security analyst at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, where she currently works.

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Shah Karim is an expert on big data and omni-channel retail, and CEO of SafeRock a retail analytics and strategy company that improves shareholder value and return on investment. Shah is a leading researcher and speaker on retail megatrends, convergence of retail stores and ecommerce, mobile and digital solutions, U.S. retail sales, education technology and customer engagement. Shah has authored and co-authored research published in CITI Research, Retail & Leisure, Retail Solutions Online, Chain Store Age, Apparel News, Handelsblatt, and Shopping Center Business. He delivered keynotes at InCommerce 2016 in Berlin, 9th CIO Summit at IGDS, SXSW 2016 German Haus, and is recognized as a top 100 retail industry influencer by Retail Digest. Since 2013, he has served on the board of governors for UNT’s merchandising and digital retailing program and the Think Tank for the program’s research center. Most recently, Shah was invited to Penn State’s Industry Advisory Board for Enterprise Systems, and is an Advisory Board Member of NJIT School of Management. He is a Fellow of the Tribeca Disruptor Foundation, a community of accomplished and promising innovators dedicated to propelling their respective fields further.

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As Director of Social Investments, Tracy Kartye leads the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s social investment portfolio. Casey has allocated 4% of its endowment to investments that achieve a financial return as well as a social returns that build brighter futures for children in the United States. In her tenure at Casey, Ms. Kartye has invested more than $150 million in projects and nonprofit organizations across the country. These investments have leveraged more than $1 billion for thousands of new jobs, affordable housing units and community facilities. Ms. Kartye sits on the boards of the Mission Investors Exchange and the Episcopal Housing Corporation in Baltimore. Ms. Kartye is a graduate of Hendrix College and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. 

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Dr. Aly Kassam−Remtulla is vice provost for international affairs and operations (acting) at Princeton University. As the University's senior international affairs officer, he leads the development and administration of partnerships, policies, and programs that advance the international scope of Princeton's mission. Beyond his administrative responsibilities, Aly is a faculty advisor for first and second year students and a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology.


Prior to coming to Princeton, Aly was a program officer at the MacArthur Foundation where he managed the arts and culture portfolio, the New Ideas project, and the MACEI awards. He chairs the board of trustees of the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya and serves on the boards of the national American Civil Liberties Union and Princeton in Africa. He is a graduate of Stanford and Oxford where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

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Rehmah Kasule is the President and Founder of CEDA International-Uganda, not-for-profit organization focusing on Education, Leadership, Mentoring, Entrepreneurship, Youth Employment, and Countering Violent Extremism. Her work is a catalyst in re-framing youth and women’s thinking to confidently take charge of their lives and lead change in their communities for peace, economic and social development. Since 2009, she has inspired, mentored, and skilled over 18,000 girls in secondary schools, universities, out-of-school youth, women leaders and entrepreneurs. Her work was recognized by President Barack Obama in 2010, won The International Women’s Alliance-World of Difference 100 Awards 2011, the Goldman Sachs/Fortune Global Women Leaders Award 2014, and Country Winner for Africa’s Most Influential Women in Welfare and Civil Society Organization 2016. Amanda Ellis, an International Gender Specialist described Rehmah as “an African Light House” which is guiding the future generation. Rehmah is Chartered Marketer and a graduate of the University of Edinburgh Business School, a #LetGirlsLearn Global Ambassador, Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, a Synergos Senior Fellow, and a VV Lead Fellow.

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Robert K. Kazanjian is currently Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Organization and Management, and Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives at the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. In his current role, he has supported the launch of initiatives related to social enterprise, non-profit management, and leadership among others. Over the past decade, he has also served as Interim Dean and as Vice Dean for Degree Programs. Prior to his appointment at Emory, Rob was a faculty member at the Graduate School of Business, University of Michigan. More recently, he was a Visiting Professor at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He has a BA in economics from Hamilton College. Following an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he served as an Administrative Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, working as Director of Development and Planning at Paine College. He later received his Ph.D. in Organization and Strategy, also from Wharton. His research interests center broadly issues of organizational creation, innovation processes and entrepreneurship.

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Bill Kelly co-founded Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF), served as its President, and is now its Strategic Advisor. SAHF is a consortium of thirteen leading social enterprise nonprofits that provide affordable rental housing for vulnerable populations, including seniors, persons with special needs, low-income families, and the formerly homeless. Operating throughout the country, they provide rental homes to 140 households. SAHF’s major initiatives include practice-based housing policy solutions, innovations to enable residents to achieve their goals using housing as a platform, and strategies to increase energy and water efficiency in affordable rental housing. Earlier, Kelly was a partner in the law firm of Latham & Watkins, a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., and Executive Assistant to the Secretary of HUD. He is a director of several nonprofit social change institutions, including Ashoka, the Low-Income Investment Fund, and the Governance Institute.

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Karen Kerr is passionate about partnering with entrepreneurs to build technology-based companies. She has spent more than two decades as a venture investor, instigator, and advisor to intrepid entrepreneurs. She is a lead Investor with the Portfolia Rising America fund. Most recently she was Executive Managing Director at GE Ventures where she lead a team investing in advanced manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and enterprise software companies that drove productivity at General Electric. She was previously a Managing Director at ARCH Venture Partners and started her career as a Sr. Associate and Kauffman Fellow at Patricof & Co. Karen was a Director at Intellectual Ventures and helped to launch numerous startups as Senior Director of New Ventures and Alliances at the University of Southern California.


Karen earned a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Chicago and an AB in Chemistry from Bryn Mawr College.


She is a member of the Charter Class of Kauffman Fellows and is active on multiple boards including the Kauffman Fellows, mHub, and Clean Energy Trust boards as well as the University of Chicago Physical Sciences Division and Institute of Molecular Engineering Visiting Committees, and the Bryn Mawr College Board of Trustees.


Karen has been recognized as a CVC Rising Star, a Crain’s Tech 50, one of LA’s Top Innovators, Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40, and C200 Women Business Leaders.

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Ghazal Keshavarzian, Director, Elevate Children Funders Group Ghazal joined Elevate Children Funders Group in January 2016. Ghazal has experience working in the field of child protection, maternal and infant health, conflict resolution and human rights in the United States, South Asia, Middle East and the CEE/CIS region. Prior to joining ECFG, she was Senior Associate with Maestral International and provided technical and policy assistance to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and Asia to improve knowledge, policy and programming in relation to child protection. Prior to joining Maestral, she managed the Better Care Network (BCN) and managed inclusive education, conflict resolution and maternal health programs with a number of NGOs in Azerbaijan and the Republic of Georgia. Ghazal holds a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Carleton College and Masters in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

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Jess Kiely serves as Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Penn State Health and College of Medicine. In her role, Jess brings academic insight and business experience to her work focused on securing support for research, education, patient care and community outreach efforts. She works with corporations and foundations to establish win-win collaborations and opportunities that advance the mission of both organizations.


Before joining Penn State in 2015, Jess supported the sales team at an orthopaedic medical device distributorship. Earlier in her career, she spent more than a decade operating and owning two quick casual restaurant franchises, a role that grew from her family’s business. She holds a master’s degree in higher education from Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in business administration finance from Millersville University in Millersville, Pennsylvania.

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MRS STELLA KILONZO, MBS, is a Seasoned Finance Executive and Immediate Past Senior Director of the Africa Investment Forum of the African Development Bank Group. As the first Senior Director, drove the design, inception and rollout of Africa’s successful inaugural premier investment marketplace and leveraging platform to facilitate private sector and public-private-partnership projects to bankable stages, raise capital, and accelerate financial closure of Africa deals. Steered the identification, development and management of strategic partnerships and mobilization of multi-investors, in particular institutional investors. Prior to this, Stella set up the client-facing Capital Markets practice of the African Development Bank Group and Headed the Division where she focussed on driving innovation in Africa’s capital markets through lending transactions deals execution and non-lending work on capital markets development both in the private and public sector through equity investments, partial credit guarantees, debt, sovereign loans, technical assistance & capacity building. She oversaw the African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) to deepen Africa’s domestic bond markets. She served as Chief Executive of the Capital Markets Authority in Kenya from 2008-2012, where she led in introducing new capital markets products, and a successful reform agenda to transform Kenya’s capital markets to its current global competitiveness. She founded Astute Capital, a strategic advisory firm, whereby she successfully executed a key mandate: to advise the President and the Cabinet of Kenya and steer the creation of a Kenya Sovereign Wealth Fund. She has worked at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Chicago, and PricewaterhouseCoopers Africa. She is a Choiseul 100 Africa Laureate, Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) East Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Global Financial Systems 2012-2014; and Banking and Capital Markets 2011-12. She was decorated with the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) in 2010 by the President of the Republic of Kenya; is a Forbes 20 Youngest Powerful Women in Africa, 2011 and a 100 most influential people in Africa, 2011. She is an International Alliance for Women World of Difference 100 Award recipient 2012. Stella graduated with a Summa Cum Laude in Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya, an MBA in Corporate Finance from Loyola University Chicago, and is a Certified Public Accountant, US.

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Jacqueline King began her working career in Public Policy and Administration in Barbados which presented the opportunity to initiate and organise the first Prison Arts Exhibition in the Caribbean.


Her work as an international fundraiser with the Caribbean Conference of Churches enhanced her knowledge of social developmental issues which provided an interesting balance with her education and previous duties in public policy. Jacqueline later taught Computer Studies at Queen’s College in the Bahamas. She was a member of several voluntary charitable organizations in Brussels and Washington, DC. She was recognised by the Governor of Maryland for her community work as a member of the Board of the Cultural Academy for Excellence (CAFE].\n


Jacqueline has a BA in Sociology and Politics from the University of the West Indies and a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management from George Washington University. She also has a Diploma in French from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.\n


Her watercolor paintings have been exhibited in Brussels and Washington DC.\n

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Charly Kleissner is an impact investor. He believes that the deeper meaning of wealth is to make a positive contribution to humanity and the planet. He sees impact investing not as an intellectual exercise, but as an expression of who he really is.

Dr. Kleissner co-founded KL Felicitas Foundation, Social-Impact International, the Central European Investment Ready Program, Hawai’i Investment Ready, as well as Toniic and the ‘100% Impact Network’, global networks for impact investors. Dr. Kleissner serves as Chairman of the Board at ImpactAssets, on the Board of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and on the Advisory Board of Chi Impact Capital, the Global Hub Company, Industree Foundation, the Katapult Fund, and the UNSIF High-Level Advisory Board.

Dr. Kleissner has over twenty years of experience as a senior technology executive in Silicon Valley working for companies like NeXT and Ariba. Dr. Kleissner earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Technology, Vienna.

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Sean has spent his career supporting organizations and individuals committed to making a positive impact on complex issues in our world. He is also Co-Founder and Partner at SidePorch, a consulting group supporting organizations driving positive social impact alongside business returns. Sean serves on the founding team of the Liminal Collective, a company reimagining the future of human potential. As CEO and Portfolio Manager at Estabrook Investors, he has grown the current absolute return fund-of-funds and leads the development of a second fund that will focus on managers integrating analyses of financial, sustainability and other social impact considerations. Previously, he held executive positions at the MacArthur Foundation and the Jeff Skoll Group and spent a decade teaching at the university and high school levels. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill and masters degrees in International Development Policy from Duke University and Interdisciplinary Education from Santa Clara University. He lives in the LA area with his wife and two kids.

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Nalini P. Kotamraju, Ph.D. is a sociologist who spent the past 25 years investigating people’s professional and personal use of technology. Nalini’s interest in technology solidified when she witnessed firsthand the Internet’s global influence while working in the NGO office for the historic 1995 United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing. After completing her Ph.D., Nalini held positions of Associate Professor at IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark and University of Twente, Netherlands, focusing on digital technologies, design practice, and research methods.


Currently, Nalini is Vice President of Product & User Insights at Salesforce, where she leads a cross-disciplinary team that drives insights for product design and development. She previously led research at Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, and assorted dot.coms.


Nalini earned her B.A. cum laude in Social Studies and her B.A. cum laude in Women’s Studies from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in Sociology from University of California, Berkeley.

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With more than two decades of public affairs experience spanning the White House, renowned think tanks, law firms, and universities, Lindsey Kozberg is an experienced leader of advocacy campaigns in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. A practicing attorney, Kozberg is working with Park & Velayos to help clients navigate the complex web of codes and regulations that affect how property is used and developed. Over the past decade she has led strategic communications and government relations at the nonpartisan RAND Corporation and at Truth Initiative, the public health foundation dedicated to ending tobacco use. During the George W. Bush Administration Kozberg was director of public affairs for the U.S. Department of Education and served as a special assistant the White House, handling communications for signature domestic policy initiatives. Earlier in her career, Kozberg practiced law with Latham & Watkins. She has also led development for a real estate firm that builds retail centers, and has been an advisor with the public strategy firm California Strategies and an instructor at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism and Communications.

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Ms. Kozin is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s community relations efforts. She manages GCM’s firm-wide charitable contributions, volunteer programming and employee engagement activities in the community. In her previous role at GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Kozin managed the onboarding and integration of new talent as a human resources associate and analyst. Ms. Kozin received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Ms. Kozin currently sits on the Young Leadership Division of the Jewish United Fund and the Affiliates Board of the Ounce of Prevention Fund.

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Anu Kumar is the president and CEO for Ipas, an international women’s reproductive health and rights organization based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She holds masters degrees in public health and anthropology, and received her doctorate in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining Ipas, Dr. Kumar spent worked at the World Health Organization in the Reproductive Health Research Division, and spent seven years at the Macarthur Foundation in their Population and Reproductive Health Division.

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Sarah Laskin serves as the Vice President for National Advocacy at the National Wildlife Federation, directing the organization’s work to engage the public and policymakers in the cause of conservation. She is an accomplished leader and facilitator with over 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations on global programs in conservation, science, public engagement, and storytelling.  Prior to joining the National Wildlife Federation, she spent 16 years at the National Geographic Society in their Science and Exploration Programs. There she served as senior vice president and chief operating officer for Science and Exploration through July 2016 and oversaw strategic planning, budgeting, and program development and implementation across National Geographic's global field research, conservation, exploration, and public events activities.  Prior to joining National Geographic in 2000, Laskin spent five years working on ocean, coastal, and fishery policy issues in the Clinton Administration. She served as associate director for fisheries and coastal issues at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and as the program examiner for NOAA programs at the White House's Office of Management and Budget, which she joined as a Presidential Management Fellow in 1995. She has a master’s degree from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard. She currently serves on the boards of WildlifeDirect and of The Painting Experience.

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Mosun Layode is a development professional with over fifteen years of experience in international development and nonprofit leadership. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the African Philanthropy Forum (APF). She works extensively across Africa with established and emerging philanthropists who are committed to the sustainable and inclusive development of Africa. Prior to this, she served as the Executive Director of WIMBIZ and LEAP Africa, leading nonprofits in Nigeria.


Mosun studied Urban and Regional Planning at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria and obtained an MSc. in Environmental Resources Management from Lagos State University. She has an MBA from Lagos Business School and benefited from Executive Programs offered by the IESE Business School, Barcelona and Harvard Business School. Mosun sits on nonprofit boards and serves an adviser to organizations in the development sector. She is an alumnus of the United States International Visitors Leadership Program.

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Kimberlyn is an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and an associate professor of health policy and management at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, where she is the \"Enabling Change\" program director. Leary is also the executive director of policy outreach at McLean Hospital/Partners Healthcare, a fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School and with the New America Foundation’s International Security Program, senior advisor to the CEO at the National Math and Science Initiative, and a Trustee of Amherst College. As a Robert Wood Johnson health policy fellow, she served as an advisor to the White House Council on Women and Girls for one year, developing the \"Advancing Equity\" initiative, which focused on improving life outcomes for women and girls of color, and for an additional six months, as an advisor to White House Office of Management and Budget’s Health Division.  

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Daniel Jae-Won Lee is the Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation, which supports pioneering social change in the areas of HIV/AIDS, worker rights and well-being and social justice in communities touched by Levi Strauss & Co.’s business. Board service has included La Cocina, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Astraea Foundation, Council on Foundations, Funders Concerned about AIDS and Massachusetts Asian AIDS Prevention Project; and the advisory boards of Open Society Foundation’s Public Health Programs, Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, The Giving Side, Horizons Foundation and the Global Fund for Women. Previously, he was Senior Program Officer for Asia Pacific at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and served as a researcher/writer for Let’s Go travel guides.  He received his AB in religion from Princeton University, Master of Divinity from Harvard University and Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Theology from the Starr King School.

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Benoît Lefèvre has over 15 years of experience in international affairs. He has held various positions of increased responsibility with the Montréal Council on Foreign Relations, the International Economic Forum of the Americas and Montréal International. Benoît has an extensive expertise in international event planning, project management, governmental relations, but more importantly, in financing, strategic planning and development of International NGOs, associations and IGOs. He is currently working as an economic development consultant.

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Marissa leads the health portfolio for the UBS Optimus Foundation. The Foundation focuses on programs with the potential to be transformative, scalable and sustainable in the areas of child health, education and protection and seeks to help UBS clients enhance their philanthropic impact. In her role, Marissa rigorously selects and actively supports programs run by entrepreneurs that use new approaches and technologies to solve problems that prevent children from surviving and thriving. Prior to UBS Marissa spent over 10 years at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where she most recently served as the Innovation Team Leader in the Global Health Center for Innovation and Impact.

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Rebecca Levy is the Empowerment and Inclusion Division Chief at USAID. She oversees programs that seek to strengthen child protection systems and enable the full participation of marginalized and vulnerable populations in family and community life, including the Leahy War Victims Fund, the Displaced Children and Orphans Fund, and the Disability Program. Rebecca joined USAID in 2010 as a Presidential Management Fellow. She has served as an Advisor to USAID Administrator Raj Shah, where she helped stand up initiatives such as the Young African Leaders Initiative, the Global Development Lab, and Power Africa, as well as the Director of USAID/Cote d'Ivoire's Economic Growth Office, and USAID's Liaison to the African Development Bank. Prior to USAID, she worked for CARE in Mali and UNHCR in Ghana. She received a BA in political science from Haverford College and a Masters Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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Laurence Lien is Co-Founder and CEO of the Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC), a membership-based platform for Asian philanthropists to exchange, learn and collaborate. Laurence is also the Chairman of Lien Foundation, a family foundation that has become well-regarded for its forward-thinking and radical approach in the fields of education, eldercare and the environment, as well as the Chairman of Lien AID, the foundation humanitarian arm for enabling sustainable access to clean water and sanitation for Asia’s rural poor.


Laurence was the CEO of the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre in Singapore from 2008-2014, and was the Chairman of the Community Foundation of Singapore from 2013-2019. Prior to his work in the non-profit sector, Laurence served in the Singapore Government. Laurence holds degrees from Oxford University, the National University of Singapore, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He was also a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2012-2014.

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Deidre Lind currently serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Pfaffinger Foundation, one of the oldest private foundations in the Los Angeles region, with a focus on serving employees/retirees of the LA Times and Times Mirror Companies. Ms. Lind was also the founding President of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles with Mayor Eric Garcetti, created in 2014 to build public/private partnerships. In that role, she supported more than 30 civic programs while also playing a pivotal role in driving cross sector collaboration city-wide. Prior, Ms. Lind led Mattel’s social responsibility efforts for ten years, including the launch of Mattel’s first international social impact strategy and first global sustainability assessment. Ms. Lind began her career in a series of government and community relations roles at Kaiser Permanente’s California Division.


Ms. Lind currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Southern California Grantmakers and the Social Impact Fund and serves as a social impact consultant on a limited basis.


A native of Los Angeles, Ms. Lind received her BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and both a Masters of Social Work and of Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

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JOHANNES F. LINN is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Distinguished Resident Scholar at the Emerging Markets Forum in Washington, D.C., and a Senior Fellow at the Results for Development Institute.


He currently serves as the Global Facilitator of the first replenishment of the Green Climate Fund, and since 2011 was chaired three replenishment consultations of the International Fund for Agricultural Development. From 2005-2010 he was Director of the Wolfensohn Center for Development at Brookings. Prior to joining Brookings in 2003, he worked for three decades at the World Bank, including as the Bank’s Vice President for Financial Policy and Resource Mobilization and Vice President for Europe and Central Asia. He has published extensively on development issues and worked with many international development organizations on helping them develop and implement a scaling up agenda. He holds a doctorate in economics from Cornell University.

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Trinita Logue is a national leader in the community development finance sector. In 1988, as Assistant Director of the Chicago Community Trust, she founded and led IFF (formerly Illinois Facilities Fund), a nonprofit financial institution that focused on real estate lending to nonprofit corporations in low income communities. Trinita retired in March 2016, after leading significant growth and program expansion – IFF serves nine states in the Midwest with financial and real estate consulting products and programs. Today Trinita continues her role in community development investment by serving as a board member of ARC, the governing LLC of Benefit Chicago, a $100 million impact investing fund in Chicago established by the Chicago Community Trust and the MacArthur Foundation. She also is a consultant to Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool, on the growth of the Children First Fund, a foundation established to facilitate foundation grants to programs in the schools. 

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George Lopez is The Reverend Theodore Hesburgh Chair in Peace Studies, Emeritus, at the Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame. Lopez's research and policy work focuses on economic sanctions, human rights, and various aspects of peacebuilding training and education. He writes regularly for The Hill in these areas.


During 33 years of affiliation with the Kroc Institute, Lopez has engaged in a diverse set of policy and public roles. From mid-2010-2011, he served on the United Nations Panel of Experts for monitoring and implementing UN Sanctions on North Korea. From September 2013 – July 2015, he was Vice President of the Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding at the United States Institute for Peace in Washington, D.C.


In the past three years he has accompanied the development of university peace studies programs in Poland, Colombia and Ecuador, the latter as a US Fulbright Senior Specialist in the spring, 2019.

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Thackston Lundy is the Chief People Officer of Relay Lab Schools, a non-profit organization that partners with urban public school districts to manage neighborhood public schools. Prior to that, Thackston was the founding Chief Operating Officer of Together Education, a non-profit incubator supporting start-up education projects devoted to serving low-income public school students, including Cooperman College Scholars, Generation Teach, nXu, One World Network of Schools, and Zearn. Before helping to launch Together Education, Thackston was Chief of Staff at Relay Graduate School of Education. He also worked as the Director of Operations at Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School in Brooklyn, NY, a 5th-8th grade charter middle school and member of Uncommon Schools. Thackston began his career in public education in New York City as an Associate in the Department of Education's Chancellor's Strategic Response Group. Thackston earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar. He received his Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Dr. Andrew Lyon has over 20 years of experience as a chemist, bioengineer, educator, and entrepreneur and currently serves as the Founding Dean of the Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering at Chapman University. Prior to his current role, he served as Dean of the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman from 2014-2018. Before arriving at Chapman, Dr. Lyon spent 16 years at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a member of the Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty, directing a research program aimed at creating new types of biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications. In addition to his role at Chapman, he serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of Sanguina, LLC, an early-stage biotechnology company. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER, Beckman Young Investigator, Research Corporation Research Innovation, and Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the National Fresenius Award.

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Kenneth Mack is the inaugural Lawrence Biele Professor of Law and Affiliate Professor of History at Harvard University. He is the co-faculty leader of the Harvard Law School Program on Law and History. His 2012 book, Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer (Harvard University Press), was selected as a Top 50 Non-fiction Book of the Year by the Washington Post, was a National Book Festival Selection, was awarded honorable mention for the J. Willard Hurst Award by the Law and Society Association, and was a finalist for the Julia Ward Howe Book Award. He is also the co-editor of The New Black: What Has Changed – And What Has Not – With Race in America (New Press, 2013). His work has been published in the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Journal of American History, and Law and History Review. He has written opinion pieces for TIME, the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, The Root, Baltimore Sun, and other general interest publications. In 2007, he was named as a Fletcher Fellow by the Fletcher Foundation. He has served as the Co-Director of the Workshops on “The History of Capitalism in the Americas” (2015-16) and “The Long Civil Rights Movement” (2008-09) at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. In 2010, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Public Service by Harrisburg University of Science and. Technology. During the 2008 and 2012 Presidential election cycles, he offered commentary on number of national television and print media outlets. He began his professional career as an electrical engineer at Bell Laboratories before turning to law, and history. Before joining the faculty at Harvard Law School, he clerked for the Honorable Robert L. Carter, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of the firm, Covington & Burling. 

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Albert Madansky is the H.G.B. Alexander Professor of Business Administration Emeritus in the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. All of his education was at the University of Chicago, with an undergraduate degree from the College, and advanced degrees from the department of statistics. For his research in statistics, Madansky has been named a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a fellow of the American Statistical Association, a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and a fellow of the Econometric Society. He was also a 2005 recipient of the American Statistical Association Founders Award and the 2018 recipient of the American Statistical Association’s W. J. Dixon Award for Excellence in Statistical Consulting.


He has been a faculty member at Chicago Booth since 1974 and has also served as its director of the Center for Management of Public and Nonprofit Enterprise, director of the Center for International Business and Education Research, associate dean for PhD studies, and deputy dean for Faculty. In addition, he was editor-in-chief of its Journal of Business.

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Masego is a social and economic justice warrior with over 20 years’ experience. Her passion is driving work that demonstrates the interdependence between democracy, economic development and human rights. She is especially interested in strengthening social movements and nurturing young and emerging civil society voices and leaders. Prior to joining the Southern Africa Trust, she worked at the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa as the team leader for the Economic and Social Justice Cluster providing grants to organisations and movements in the area of social accountability, socio-economic rights, land tenure, development economics, social policy, food security, climate change, and illicit financial flows. She is one of the co-editors of the book Towards democratic developmental states in southern Africa attesting to her sharp research interests and deep commitment to the development of Africa. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from the Rhodes University and is at the tail end of completing the MPhil in Development Policy and Practice with the University of Cape Town.

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Anne Magege became the Director-Health for ELMA Philanthropies (U.S) in 2018, having spent eight years managing the health portfolio in southern Africa. Anne comes from the health NGO sector, where she worked for many years on pediatric HIV service delivery in South Africa. She holds an M.Sc. in Management from New York University, Graduate School of Public Service and a B.A. in Economics from Howard University.

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Susan Martin is the Donald G. Herzberg Professor Emeritus in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She previously served as the Director of Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of International Migration. She currently serves as the Chair of the Thematic Working Group on Environmental Change and Migration for the Knowledge Partnership in Migration and Development (KNOMAD) at the World Bank. Before coming to Georgetown, Dr. Martin served as the Executive Director of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, established by legislation to advise Congress and the President on U.S. immigration and refugee policy. Her most recent book publications include International Migration: Evolving Trends from the Early Twentieth Century to the Present, Migration and Humanitarian Crises: Causes, Consequences and Responses and A Nation of Immigrants. Dr. Martin received her MA and PhD in the History of American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Ms. Matthews is an experienced intellectual property and business transactions attorney specializing in high tech solutions, artificial intelligence, and data (big and small). She is currently Director and Senior Corporate Counsel at San Francisco-based Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in SaaS solutions for civil engineering, construction and manufacturing verticals. Previously she held positions as General Counsel at VIZ Media, Director of Business Affairs of Lucasfilm, Ltd. and as a law partner in a major Los Angeles-based law firm. She has also served as a director on non-profit boards in the arts and education.

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Aliyya is the Executive Director of the PaperSeed Foundation, a grantmaking organization underwritten by CellMark to strengthen educational opportunities for children and young people in underserved, resource-lacking communities around the world. She is also the Founder of the Global Girls Fund, working for and with girls to advance their education, achievement and transition to a healthy adulthood. She specializes in multi-sector collaboration to increase educational achievement, harnessing existing business relationships of CellMark and utilizing transactional commission in order support sustainable grassroots development work. Aliyya has more than fifteen years of experience in the fields of education, empowerment, international development and gender-based violence prevention. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and has studied at Cornell University Johnson School of Business, Harvard Business School, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and the University of Cambridge. Her experience includes working to mitigate on-campus sexual violence with the University of California, leveling the playing field for low-income students with Aspire Public Schools, empowering and educating indigenous girls with the Population Council and serving as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Angel Island Conservancy and Keep California Beautiful, on the Advisory Board for Girl Rising India and the Steering Committee of the International Education Funders Group (IEFG). She is enjoying seeing the world with new curiosity through the eyes of her young daughters and looks forward to sharing her work with them when they are old enough to pack their own suitcases.

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Kate McAdams is a managing director at Arabella Advisors, where she works with a wide range of families and individuals, foundations, and corporations to design and deliver the solutions they need to achieve their philanthropic and impact investing goals. Kate’s career demonstrates a commitment to public service and to solving difficult problems through partnership. Prior to joining Arabella, Kate was appointed by President Obama to serve as senior advisor to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. She focused on growing entrepreneurship, strengthening community and economic development, and leading policy initiatives to support 21st-century skills development. Previously, Kate served as executive director of The Pritzker Traubert Foundation, where she guided investments to improve schools, health and fitness, and skills training in Chicago and nationally. She also held policy advisor roles in the Mayor’s Office in New Haven, Connecticut and the Office of Mayor Richard M. Daley in Chicago. Kate earned a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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Brigid McCormack is Deputy Director for Tempest Advisors LLC where she helps manage operations and a team of philanthropy experts focused on addressing climate change in the United States and internationally.


Prior to joining Tempest Advisors, Brigid served as Executive Director of Audubon California and Vice President of the Pacific Flyway for the National Audubon Society. In earlier positions, Brigid served as Vice President for External Affairs at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she managed development and external affairs. She spent almost a decade in development at business schools, first at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and later at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Brigid served as a U.S. Peace Corps Environment volunteer in Ukraine.


Brigid holds a Masters in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco and degrees in biology and history from Santa Clara University. She lives with her husband and son in San Francisco.

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Meg McDonald has extensive international career experience in business, and in government, as a senior career diplomat, in environmental policy and in philanthropy. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and on the Board of the Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL). She also serves as Emeritus Trustee for The Nature Conservancy Australia (TNC) and as a judge for the MacArthur Foundation #100andchange program.


Meg has had leadership roles in renewables and innovative clean energy financing as COO of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and as CEO of Low Carbon Australia (LCAL). She previously had senior global roles with Alcoa as President of Alcoa Foundation and Director, Global Issues, Alcoa, in New York and General Manager, Corporate Affairs for Alcoa in Australia. Before joining Alcoa, she was a senior Australian career diplomat, including serving as Australia’s Deputy Ambassador to the United States and as Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment, as well as having been senior Adviser in the offices of three Australian Government Cabinet ministers.


In 1997-98, Ms McDonald was Australia’s lead negotiator for the Kyoto Protocol and played a key role in shaping those negotiations and with responsibility for international environment and conservation issues. Meg holds an Honours Degree in Applied Science from the University of NSW. 

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Danielle McLaughlin is a NYC-based attorney, author, columnist, and legal and political commentator. She has practiced law for nearly a decade, specializing in white collar defense and complex commercial litigation. Danielle co-wrote The Federalist Society: How Conservatives took the Law Back from Liberals which explores important constitutional issues including the scope of the President’s power, reproductive rights, immigration, LGBTQ rights, consumer rights, eminent domain, and the tension between international law and sovereignty. Danielle appears frequently on U.S. and international TV (including Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, MSNBC, TVNZ, and TV3 New Zealand) providing analysis on legal and political questions. She is a weekly contributor to the Sean Hannity Radio Show, writes a weekly column on U.S. politics for New Zealand’s largest Sunday Newspaper, the Sunday Star-Times, and is a contributor to the Daily Centrist, an online news and opinion source for America’s political center.

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Barry Mills is the President Emeritus of Bowdoin College, serving from 2001-2015. He also served in 2017-2018 as the interim chancellor of University of Massachusetts Boston. He currently serves on a number of nonprofit boards and foundations. Before Bowdoin, he was a partner in the New York office of the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton.

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Denis is CEO of Bemol, a retail and consumer finance company in northern Brazil. He co-founded the Museum of the Amazon and the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation. Denis has served as State Secretary for Planning and Economic Development in Amazonas (Brazil) and as a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs &Co. Denis holds an MBA from the Wharton School, an M.A. in Latin American Studies and a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University. In 2012 he was nominated a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

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Cora Mirikitani is an independent consultant and former President and CEO of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) where she served from 2015-2019. Prior to that she co-founded and led the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) for ten years, a nonprofit grantmaker and program incubator supporting working artists and creative entrepreneurs in California. Cora’s extensive career in the nonprofit sector also includes more than a decade working in philanthropy as Program Officer for Culture at The Pew Charitable Trusts and later as Senior Program Director at The James Irvine Foundation in charge of their Arts program and Innovation Fund. She has also held key leadership positions as Director of Performing Arts and Film at the Japan Society in New York, Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and CEO of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles.

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Elizabeth Missokia is a senior professional with over 16 years experience in organizational and institutional capacity development and program management with a strong focus on basic and girls’ education. Ms. Missokia was co-founder and Executive Director of HakiElimu, a leading education NGO in Tanzania. She was Gender Advisor and Program Management Specialist for USAID-Tanzania where she supervised mission funded programs and gender audit. Ms. Missokia has experience in policy analysis, budget, adolescent reproductive health, participatory monitoring and evaluation, program design and donor relations community facilitation. Ms. Missokia is a member of Advisory Council of Firelight Foundation (Santa Cruz, CA) and Board Member of several NGOs in East Africa. She also served as Advisory Director for Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) providing education technical support for 7 Civil Service Organization (CSOs) in Kenya, Uganda, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. She holds a Master in Community Economic Development, with concentration in International approaches to addressing social, political, cultural impacts to economic development for poor communities, from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor of Arts, with concentration in Sociology and psychology, from University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Currently, Elizabeth works an independent consultant in gender and organizational capacity development.

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Regina is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and is the Chair of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings’ Task Force on Poverty. Ms. Montoya is currently working on a book about the importance of incorporating Latinos into the economic, political and social fabric of America, and she is a frequent public speaker on a wide range of issues including health care, poverty, diversity and children. Ms. Montoya is the Chair of the Board of the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the ChildCareGroup, and she is a member of the Board of Directors of a number of nonprofit organizations, including Girls Inc. (National Board), the Texas Book Festival, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the Center for Public Policy Priorities.  Ms. Montoya earned her B.A. from Wellesley College, where she is a Trustee Emerita, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.  

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Dr. Marie T. Mora is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She is also the Director of the American Economic Association’s NSF-funded Mentoring Program and founding member and former President of the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE). Dr. Mora is nationally recognized for her research on the socioeconomic outcomes of Hispanics. Her recent honors include the 2019 Outstanding Service Award from ASHE; 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award from Insight into Diversity; 2016 Outstanding Support for Hispanic Issues in Higher Education Award from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education; 2015 Cesar Estrada Chavez Award from the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity; and an invited 2015 Monthly Labor Review essay published as part of the MLR’s centennial commemoration. Dr. Mora earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A&M University, and B.A. and MA. degrees from the University of New Mexico in her hometown of Albuquerque.

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Yolanda currently serves as Professor of Anthropology and former Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Excellence at the University of California, Riverside from 2004-2016. Dr. Moses’ research focuses on the broad question of the origins of social inequality in complex societies through the use of comparative ethnographic and survey methods. She has explored gender and class disparities in the Caribbean, East Africa and in the United States. More recently, her research has focused on issues of diversity and change in universities and colleges in the United States, India, Europe, South Africa and Australia. She served on steering groups of several U.S. National higher education projects with the National Council for Research on Women, Campus Women Lead and The Women of Color Research Collective. She was Co-PI and Chair of the National Advisory Board of a multi-year national public education project sponsored by the American Anthropological Association and funded by NSF and the Ford Foundation on Race and Human Variation. 

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Before he founded the Unfunded List, Dave Moss helped to grant over $6 million and raised over $150 million for groups like SEED Foundation, National Youth Rights Association, Atlas Corps, the Slingshot Fund, PVBLIC Foundation and others. His proudest accomplishment is directing partnerships and media donations for the launch of the \"It's On Us\" campaign launched by the Obama White House. He is a former Presentense Fellow, a former member of the Grand Street Network at 21/64, a member of the Schusterman REALITY Community, and is a regular delegate to the Nexus Global Youth Summit where he was one of the event’s original organizers. In 2015, he founded the Unfunded List to help make sure that the next generation of social startups get the feedback and recognition they need to succeed. Passionate about shining a light on philanthropy, Dave hosts the Open Door Philanthropy podcast.

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Chiedza Mufunde is a social worker by training. She brings skills and experience in strategy, research and policy in global development. She has worked with various organizations focusing on global education policy and advocacy in Boston and Washington, D.C. Chiedza is the 2016 Winner of the Youth Innovation Fund sponsored by the World Bank where she was awarded $15,000 to implement a youth entrepreneurship project on leadership and business skills in her hometown of Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. Most recently, Chiedza worked as a Special Assistant to CEO and Chairman at the African Leadership University in Rwanda. Chiedza currently works as a Strategy and International Liaison and also Executive Assistant to the Chairman and SouthBridge, a pan-African financial solution advisory services firm for public and private clients across Africa.


She holds a BA in Psychology cum laude from Mount Holyoke College in MA, and a Masters of Social Work in global practice and policy from Boston College in MA.

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A forester by profession, Arthur has studied and worked in the field of natural resources management for over 20 years. He has a Masters’ degree in natural resources policy and a PhD in natural resources management from the University of Florida, Gainesville, which focused on the socio-economic aspects of conservation in African natural resources.


He has worked in government in the national parks service where he served as the Executive Director among other positions and also with international conservation organisations such as Fauna and Flora International (FFI).


He is the co-founder and Director of AIMMGreen Ltd a private consulting Company on natural resources conservation and development, registered in Uganda. He is the Chairman of the Uganda Biodiversity Trust Fund and serves on different Boards of conservation organisations. He is an expert in policy formulation community mobilisation, agri-tourism and institutional development.

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James Munson grew up outside of Milwaukee, WI, attended a suburban co-educational high school, and graduated from Yale College with a BA in American Studies. He earned a JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School and worked for a year as a law clerk for John W. Reynolds, a federal district court judge in Milwaukee and former governor of Wisconsin.


He joined Kirkland & Ellis, a law firm based in Chicago, and was a commercial case trial lawyer for 38 years, working in 50 different industries including energy, financial services, health care, construction, insurance, media, real estate, airline supplies, apparel, dairy, outsourcing, retail grocery, employment training, and professional sports. He represented both defendants and plaintiffs and handled voting rights and constitutional law cases. He was lead trial and appellate counsel in trials, appeals, arbitrations, mediations, temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction cases, in federal and state courts and administrative proceedings throughout the U.S.


Since retiring from Kirkland, he has worked as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and has been an arbitrator in 50 plus arbitrations in 20 different industries. He has also worked as an assistant football coach at Evanston High School in Illinois and has worked as a professional actor, appearing 70 plus plays, tv commercials, voice overs, internet videos, industrial films, and print ads. He is married and has four children and two grandchildren.

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Samuel's research has focused on racial earnings inequality, racial disparities in crime, discrimination in home mortgage lending and consumer credit markets, racial and ethnic disproportionality in child welfare systems, faculty underrepresentation in STEM fields, and racial disparities in government contracting. At the University of Minnesota, Myers holds concurrent appointments in the Applied Economics Ph.D. Program and the graduate minor in population studies. He maintains an affiliation with the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing, China) where he was in residence in 2008-2009 and is a visiting lecturer at the National Law School of India University (Bangalore, India). He received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT and his undergraduate degree from Morgan State University.

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Motivated by a passion for building resilient organizations and leaders, James Nardella serves as a Principal on the Portfolio & Investments Team at the Skoll Foundation. He leads the Foundation’s relationship with a $40M portfolio of current Skoll Awardees and manages a team responsible for tracking the pipeline of candidates and monitoring the performance of past Skoll Awardees.


Prior to joining Skoll, James led the Lwala Community Alliance, a Kenyan health and development organization known for its community approach to increasing child survival, skilled delivery rates, and access to HIV care.


James holds a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts from Boston University and a M.Ed. in International Education Policy and Leadership from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. James is married to Jena Lee Nardella, the co-founder of Blood:Water Mission and the author of One Thousand Wells. You can hear James as the host of Skoll’s podcast series “Role Models for Change”.

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Mina Pacheco Nazemi is a member of Barings Alternative Investments, a global real estate, private equity and real assets platform. Mina is part of the Funds & Co-Investments team and serves on the investment committee. She is also responsible for originating, underwriting and monitoring primary fund, co-investment, and secondary fund opportunities for private equity and real assets. Mina has worked in the industry since 1998 with experience as a General Partner and Limited Partner investor in private equity and focused on underwriting direct/co-investment opportunities. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Mina held several leadership and investment positions including Co-Founder and Partner at Aldea Capital Partners and Partner and Investment Committee Member at GCM Grosvenor Customized Fund Investment Group (formerly Credit Suisse CFIG). Mina received her Bachelor of Arts with honors in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University and her Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. She is an alumna of Sponsors for Education Opportunity (SEO) and Robert Toigo Foundation. She also is a board member of the Pan American Development Fund and on the alumni board of Harvard Business School.

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Ngware is Senior Research Scientist and heads Africa Population and Health Research Centre’s Education and Youth Empowerment Unit. His research work has led to many innovations, for instance, the introduction of classroom observations using digital cameras and assessing teacher pedagogical knowledge in the region. He has used advanced research methods, including mixed methods and RCTs, to generate policy-relevant evidence as well as translate knowledge for policy uptake. His leadership in education research and evaluations has witnessed the completion of more than 18 impact evaluations and surveys in sub-Saharan Africa that improved policymakers’ understanding of what is happening in the education sector. He is currently engaged with what is happening inside the classroom, how youth transit to workplaces and impact evaluation of education interventions that aim to improve education systems. Ngware has a Ph.D. in Economics of Education from Egerton University, Kenya, and has over 100 different types of scientific publications.

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Scott Nielsen is Arabella’s managing director of advocacy. He leads the advocacy team in helping foundation, family, and individual clients use their resources to effectively pursue the social and political goals that matter to them. Prior to joining Arabella, Scott founded Alexander Nielsen Consulting, a philanthropic strategy firm, and he spent 13 years as a program officer at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He holds an MA and a PhD from the University of Chicago and a BA from Macalester College.

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Roy Norton is Diplomat-in-Residence at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the Universities of Waterloo and Laurier in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Most recently, he was Canada’s Chief of Protocol. His nearly 30-year career in the Canadian Foreign Service included assignments as Consul General in Chicago, Consul General in Detroit, and Minister (Congressional Relations & Public Affairs) at Canada’s Embassy in Washington, D.C. He was a member of Canada’s NAFTA negotiating team; served for five years as Senior Policy Advisor to Canada’s Foreign Minister; served in the Government of Ontario as President of the province’s export agency, and worked in various capacities in the Canadian Parliament. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School, and three other post-graduate degrees. He is a Fellow the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and of the Canada Institute at Washington, D.C.’s Woodrow Wilson Center.

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Emmanuel Nouga serves as Private Sector Advisor with the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) at USAID. In this role, he leads private sector engagement efforts, working with global and national private companies for principled and sustainable collaboration across the disaster risk management spectrum (mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery). Prior to joining OFDA, Mr. Nouga worked as Operations Manager, Emergency Relief Project Manager, and Country Manager at PAE leading security sector, peacekeeping, and humanitarian assistance capacity building programs in 12 African countries. He previously worked for The Corporate Council on Africa, the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, and in the public sector in Cameroon. Mr. Nouga holds a Master of Public Administration in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Finally, he is a husband and a father to two daughters.

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Dr. Ali Nouri is the President of the Federation of American Scientists, a think tank that since 1945 has been at the intersection of science and policy. He was previously legislative director and national security advisor to U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and a science and energy policy advisor to Senator Jim Webb’s (D-VA.) Nouri started his Capitol Hill career as a AAAS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow and currently chairs the fellowship's advisory committee. Nouri was previously an advisor to the office of the UN Secretary General, and a research associate at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School where he developed initiatives to maximize the beneficial applications of biotechnology to global health, while working to cut off pathways through which biotech can be used to develop biological weapons. He was recently selected as a member of the “New Voices” project of the National Academies’ outstanding leaders in science, engineering, and medicine. He holds a B.A. in Biology from Reed College and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":193,"name":"Neera Nundy","firstName":"Neera","lastName":"Nundy","title":"","group":"g3","subgroup":"n","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/nundy_neera.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/nundy_neera.jpg","shortDescription":"Co-Founder, Dasra","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Neera Nundy is the Co-Founder of Dasra, an India based strategic philanthropy foundation that uses a field building approach to create systems change in India. Over the past 20 years, Dasra has actively shaped the development sector by building stronger institutions such as Magic Bus, Educate Girls and SNEHA. She has also been critical to establishing partnerships with global leaders in development that include Harvard University, Stanford University, USAID, Omidyar Network, CIFF, Packard Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; additionally engaging with the state and national government to leverage strategic philanthropy and institutional building into the development agenda.


Neera leads Dasra’s field-building initiatives in the areas of Adolescents & Urban Sanitation. In 2016, she launched the Dasra Adolescents Collaborative, a $50 million fund to foster multi-stakeholder collaboration to impact 5 million adolescent lives. She facilitates key partnerships including one with Harvard Business Publishing to launch the Dasra Social Impact Leadership Program, a first-of-its-kind executive education program for over 500 social sector leaders in India. She supports knowledge creation and has overseen 70 social sector research reports, influencing over USD 100 million in funding for hundreds of nonprofits.


She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, is an Indian Leadership Initiative Fellow with The Aspen Institute, and is a Global Board Member of The Hunger Project. She is a recipient of the Canadian Governor General's Medallion for her dedication to addressing India’s critical development challenges, and has also been awarded the Forbes Philanthropy Award in the Crossover Leaders Category.

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Mike Oberman graduated from Culver Military Academy. He earned his BA in Sociology and Philosophy from Brandeis University and his MBA in Marketing and Finance at Northwestern University. Mike is also an Honor Graduate of the Air War College. His business career began in Business to Business Publishing, starting magazines in the recycling and environmental fields. Mike then founded Omeda, Inc. and, in retirement, serves as the company’s Chairman. Omeda functions in the fields of Data Management, and Digital Marketing for the Media industry. He is a Member of the Board of The Lyric Opera’s Ryan Center and Chairs the Advisory Board of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. He was also a founding vice president of Moriah Congregation. Mike lives in Mettawa, IL with his wife of 49 years, Margo; and the couple is proud to be parents of 4 and grandparents of 7.

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Patrick is a talented professional with more than 15 years of experience in philanthropy, organizational assessment and development, strategy development and programme management. Over the years, Patrick has managed a portfolio of international organisations and programmes working in multiple countries across Africa, Asia and Europe.


Early in his career, Patrick established an educational leadership development programme in East Africa. He later moved into Philanthropy with a role at Porticus Amsterdam to advise the board of the foundation on social investments in Education, Health, Civil Society, and Church and Faith. At the IKEA Foundation, Patrick led their Education work and currently manages programmes on Employment and Entrepreneurship. Patrick sits in the steering committee of the International Education Funders’ Group (IEFG). Beyond his expertise on education, entrepreneurship and employment, he is excited about innovative and transformative solutions for the world’s social problems and has impressive skills around problem solving, creativity, teamwork and robust communication. Patrick has a master in Statistics and MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management.

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Jenna O’Brien is a social impact professional with more than 12 years of experience specializing in program development, project management, research, data collection, and strategy. She is passionate about organizational effectiveness, social entrepreneurship, and grantee centric philanthropy. Jenna is a strong advocate for human rights, with a particular interest in women's equality, and believes the best way to solve complex social problems, is by supporting community driven grassroots solutions.

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Friday Okonofua is a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science. He has served as the Executive Director of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics and as Honorary Adviser on Health to President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria. Professor Okonofua is a global champion in women’s health, a discipline where he has published more than 250 journal articles and obtained up to 45 international research grants. He is the founder of the Women’s Health and Action Research Centre, one of Nigeria’s leading NGOs, and the founding editor of the African Journal of Reproductive Health. He is a member of the editorial board of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a reviewer to several international journals. He has served as program officer at the Ford Foundation and as consultant to several international agencies. He is the team leader of the World Bank Centre of Excellence Project in Reproductive Health in Nigeria, and he is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Medical Sciences in Ondo City in Southwest Nigeria.

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Dr. Bernard Olayo is a Kenyan physician and public health specialist with more than 14 years’ experience as an Africa healthcare system. He is also an entrepreneur and is the founder for a non-profit organization (Center for Public Health and Development) and two social enterprises working toward improving access to quality healthcare in Africa. These include the Medical Oxygen company HEWA TELE ( www.hewatele.org) and a medical equipment social enterprise Mediquip Global- MQG (www.mediquipglobal.org)


Center for Public Health and Development (CPHD) is a non-profit organization who mission is to improve health systems through training and other innovations in East and Southern Africa region. It is well known for founding HEWA TELE an PPP solution for medical Oxygen among other innovations.


Dr. Olayo is also a technical team member for several World Bank programs in East Africa and an advisor to several ministries of Health in the region- with the focus on enhancing the role of private sector in improving access to health services and goods through public private partnerships.

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Richard P. O’Neill is an independent consultant. From 1998 until 2018 he directed the Highlands Group, convening cross-disciplinary gatherings of creative leaders from the private sector with global policy makers. These sessions included The Highlands Forum, in support of U.S. policy makers; and in Singapore, the Ministry of Defence Island Forum and the Foresight Conference on behalf of the Office of the Prime Minister. Since 1998, Mr. O’Neill has been a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He was a board member of the international NGO, the Alliance for Peacebuilding. He previously served in government, in his last position as deputy for strategy and policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense. Mr. O’Neill graduated from Holy Cross College, receiving a bachelor of arts in political science. He also holds masters’ degrees from Georgetown University, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Naval War College. He served in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a captain.

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Edwin Ou leads Skoll's strategic engagements with peer funders, manages key relationships with social entrepreneurs and multi-sector partners, and structures funding opportunities that collectively target large-scale change. Edwin has held previous roles at Skoll—including Principal and Senior Program Officer.


Prior to Skoll, Edwin led programming for the Marine Aquarium Council and led business development at Benetech. Edwin had also assumed roles of increasing responsibility in product management for a SoftBank-funded technology startup and in mergers and acquisitions for an energy investment bank.


Edwin earned his B.A. in Economics at Rice University and M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Packard Environment Fellow. He has served on regional boards of three nonprofit organizations—the Red Cross, Surfrider Foundation, and Taiwanese American Citizens League—and in advisory capacities for the Initiative for Smallholder Finance, Scaling Solutions Toward Shifting Systems, and Greenwood Place.

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Dr. Pabo is Founder and President of Humanity 2050 (humanity2050.org), a new public policy institute that is 1) developing new tools for thought and thereby 2) offering new ways of addressing key global challenges of the modern age.  We're working to ensure a livable human future in the world of 2050 and beyond.  Previously, Dr. Pabo was a Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  In these roles, he made crucial advances focused on the structure and design of DNA-binding proteins.  He then made a mid-career transition to work on thought with the award of a Guggenheim Fellowship and with appointments as a Visiting Professor at Caltech, Stanford, Berkeley, and Harvard.  He received his B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale in 1974 and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Harvard in 1980.  He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":247,"name":"David Perlmutter","firstName":"David","lastName":"Perlmutter","title":"","group":"g3","subgroup":"p","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/perlmutter_david.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/perlmutter_david.jpg","shortDescription":"Professor & Dean, College of Media & Communication, Texas Tech University","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

David D. Perlmutter is a professor and dean of the College of Media & Communication (CoMC) at Texas Tech University. Perlmutter has been described by a Chronicle of Higher Education editor as a “household name among American professors” because of the widespread readership of some two decades of his writings on academic careers and higher education operations for the Chronicle and other publications. Perlmutter is also the author or editor of ten books on political communication, new media technologies, and higher education published by, among others, Palgrave, Oxford, and Harvard University Press. He further published several dozen research articles for academic journals. At Louisiana State University, he edited a political communication book series and won two faculty awards including the main campus-wide award for research, teaching, and service. In 2018, he was bestowed with the Texas Tech President’s Excellence in Gender Equity Award for advancing gender diversity, inclusion, and equity in his college. He has been twice elected to chair the research committee of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), one of his field’s leading professional associations. In 2017, he was elected vice president of AEJMC by the membership and will accordingly be installed as president in 2019.

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Gregory is the Arthur J. Mahon Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, and Director of the Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, theNational Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He is Past-President of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He has founded several publicly traded companies and serves on numerous advisory boards. His research interests include protein structure and function and the development of methods to treat age-related neurodegenerative diseases, including ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and frontotemporal dementias. His public lectures on the aging of the population and its implications for human health have attracted a wide audience on the Internet (one of his TED talks, for example, has been downloaded over 700,000 times). He has also written a widely-read column on science and society, the first ten years of which have just appeared in book form.  He admits, however, that the columns guest-written by his two dogs, Mink and Clifford, are much more popular than those he writes himself.

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Jim leads the Foundation’s strategies for partnering with entrepreneurial philanthropic and business leaders around the world. Just prior, Jim was Chief Strategy Officer at the Arizona Community Foundation where he oversaw strategic planning and execution, public policy, education, and strategic alliances, as well as ACF’s Center for Business Philanthropy. Prior to that, he served as ACF’s Director of Education where he led education grantmaking and advised high net-worth donors on their education grantmaking. Jim also served as the V.P. and Acting President of the Echoing Green Foundation, supporting hundreds of social entrepreneurs around the world; the Deputy Director of the National Youth Leadership Council, one of the leading service-learning organizations in the U.S. and the world; and the Executive Director for Hands on Bay Area, the leading manager of corporate volunteerism in the Bay Area. Additionally, Jim founded and directed an organization that worked internationally to create school/community and business/education partnerships and was adopted by the National Association of Partners in Education. During that time, he also served as the elected President of the National and Community Service Coalition and led their federal public policy efforts.


Throughout his career, Jim has worked closely with CEOs, foundation executives, philanthropists, celebrities, policy-makers, and nonprofit leaders to advance philanthropy, education reform, leadership development, social entrepreneurship, community service, and racial and economic equity. He has been a speaker at the World Economic Forum (Davos), FORTUNE Magazine CEO Forum, the Milken Institute and hundreds of other convenings of corporate, philanthropic, and nonprofit leaders. He has also organized meetings around the world in places such as the White House and the Vatican and facilitated at convenings such as TED. Jim earned his B.A. from Stanford University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center where he was a Public Interest Law Scholar.

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I am a solution-focused community builder. My passion is helping people and nonprofit organizations achieve their full potential. A lifelong Alaskan with over 30 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, my most recent professional position was at Rasmuson Foundation where I worked from 2005-2017. As Senior Vice President, I had the privilege to oversee the Foundation’s $30 million annual grantmaking and social investment programs to improve the lives of Alaskans. Early in 2017, I experienced a yearlong sabbatical that included outdoor adventures in some of the most beautiful places on earth, including my own backyard. I now work as a consultant to the nonprofit sector and as Adjunct Faculty in the Honors College at University of Alaska-Anchorage, where I earned Bachelor degrees in English and Social Work, and a Master in Social Work. In 2016, I was honored to receive UAA’s Alumni of Distinction Humanitarian Award.  

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Bev Postma is an experienced CEO and scale-up strategist with an international blend of non-profit and big brand experience in the global food system. As a lead consultant with GreenOcean Group, she works with businesses, governments and NGOs to broker winning collaborations for social impact.\n


In 2017, she led a multicultural team at HarvestPlus to the finals of the MacArthur Foundation’s inaugural 100&Change competition, securing $15m to reach one billion people with more nutritious crops. Prior to her role as CEO of HarvestPlus, she was founder and executive director of Food Industry Asia (FIA) and held senior roles with Kellogg’s and Syngenta.\n


Bev holds a BSc in Marine Biology from the University of Liverpool and is an expert member of the World Bank Group's G7 Action Plan on Inclusive Value Chains. In 2016, she was awarded the PAA Gold Standard Award for Professional Excellence for her leadership in Asia.\n

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Melissa Pozsgay has written and edited financial and business news from Paris for more than 20 years. She has covered corporate beats through booms and busts and led award-winning investigative teams across three continents. As head of Bloomberg News’s projects team in Europe and Asia, she worked with colleagues on Wired for Repression, a series showing the direct connection between Western surveillance gear and suppression of dissent in the Middle East; and Revolution to Riches, which uncovered the wealth of the family of China’s soon-to-be premier, Xi Jinping. Both packages won George Polk awards. Melissa is currently a senior editor at Bloomberg working on training, editorial standards and projects to increase diversity in the newsroom. A mother of two teenagers, Melissa is an avid user of Paris's bike-sharing service, which has radically improved her morning commute. She has a BA in comparative literature from Yale University.

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Iris R. Ramey serves as an Associate Vice President for Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives at Tennessee State University.


Iris has over 24 years of extensive experience in higher education philanthropy to include managing comprehensive campaigns and establishing major gift programs. She has worked at five very diverse institutions of higher learning throughout her career and believes in the gift of philanthropy in helping to change the lives of young people.


Prior to joining Tennessee State University, she served as Vice President for Development at Hampton University and Vice President for Development at Bennett College. She has also worked in various fundraising positions at the College of William of Mary, Belmont University, and Meharry Medical College. Iris earned an M.A. in Urban Affairs from Hunter College, CUNY and a B.A. in English from Virginia State University.

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Co-founder, Director Emeritus, and the former President and CEO of Homes for America, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt housing development corporation located in Annapolis, Maryland. During her tenure from September 1994 through October 2015 the organization developed or preserved 75 rental communities with over 6,000 apartment homes in the mid-Atlantic states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware. Previously Ms. Rase was the Deputy Director and Director of Housing Development of the Maryland housing finance agency, the Community Development Administration for 15 years. During her 15 years at CDA Ms. Rase also managed CDA’s rehabilitation loan programs.  Prior to joining CDA Ms. Rase was an assistant manager at the Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown for 7 years. She has a BS in Finance from the University of Baltimore. Currently Ms. Rase is a consulting helping nonprofit organizations develop business strategies which support  long term sustainability.

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Matt is CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation (UK), where he oversees strategic partnerships, long-range business development, and project management with European and Asian governments, corporates and foundations, and multilateral institutions. Matt has worked with the Aga Khan Development Network since 2009, serving as Director of Programmes at AKF (UK) in London and CEO of AKF (India) in Delhi. Previously, he worked at the Salzburg Seminar, the MacArthur Foundation, and Keck Graduate Institute at the Claremont Colleges  Matt Reed has a Ph.D. in European History and an M.A. in European Studies from Claremont Graduate University. During his graduate work, he was affiliated with the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales in Paris. His B.A. is in English, summa cum laude, from the University of Oklahoma.

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Kathy Reich leads the Ford Foundation’s BUILD initiative in the United States and in the foundation’s 10 global regions. BUILD is a six-year, $1 billion initiative to strengthen key institutions around the world that focus on ending inequality. Kathy guides Ford’s efforts to implement sector-leading approaches to support the vitality and effectiveness of institutions and networks that serve as pillars of broader social movements.


Before joining Ford in 2016, Kathy worked for 15 years at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, most recently as organizational effectiveness and philanthropy director, where she led a cross-cutting program to help grantees around the world strengthen their strategy, leadership and impact. Prior to that, she was policy director of a non-profit, served as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill, and worked for state and local elected officials in California. Kathy currently chairs the board of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. She was selected as a Schusterman Fellow in 2016.

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Shawn Reifsteck is the Vice President of Philanthropy for ClimateWorks Foundation, where he leads the funder collaboratives, development, and communications teams. Shawn has extensive leadership experience in the fields of philanthropy, environmental conservation, and civic engagement, and has built a reputation in the climate philanthropy community over the past decade as a strategic and collaborative leader. He has held numerous leadership positions with organizations over the past 25 years including with Sea Change Foundation, Points of Light, Philanthropy Associates, The Ocean Foundation, the Coral Reef Alliance, and the food bank system in the US. Shawn earned his Masters in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco, holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from Macalester College, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School—University of Pennsylvania.

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Misan Rewane is co-founder and CEO of WAVE. Born and raised in Lagos, Misan is no stranger to the challenges of education and social mobility. When her parents, unable to ignore the education system's breakdown, were compelled to send her to the U.S. for university, she resolved to help transform the region's education system. After graduating from Stanford University, she worked with The Monitor Group, TechnoServe, and the Centre for Public Policy Alternatives. As an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School, she partnered with fellow West Africans who were passionate about  tackling youth unemployment and launched WAVE in 2013. WAVE tackles youth unemployment by growing the supply of work-ready youth while growing the demand from employers, thereby levelling the playing field for African youth to access the skills and opportunity to become what they imagine. Misan is passionate about supporting social innovators in scaling their impact sustainably.

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Mary Anne Rodgers is General Counsel and Secretary of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She is responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s general legal work worldwide and for providing guidance and solutions to meet the Foundation’s programmatic goals. Mary Anne has extensive experience in international grantmaking issues and in mission investing. Mary Anne has served on the Council on Foundations Global Philanthropy Working Group and was a founding member of the Mission Investors Exchange. She has served on governing or advisory boards of numerous charitable organizations in her community. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Rodgers was a partner in private practice specializing in business and commercial litigation. Ms. Rodgers received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego, and her J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. She is admitted to practice in California and New York.

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Joseph Rosenbloom is an award-winning investigative journalist. He has been a staff reporter and editorial writer for The Boston Globe; an investigative reporter for Frontline, the documentary series on PBS; and a senior editor and features writer for Inc. magazine. His many awards include an Emmy and a Peabody. Since 2002, he has written freelance articles for a variety of magazines and newspapers, including The Boston Globe Magazine, International Herald-Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The American Lawyer and The American Prospect. He has been a senior correspondent for The Prospect and a contributing writer for The American Lawyer. He is the author of Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours, published by Beacon Press in 2018. He has a B.A. in history from Stanford University and a J.D. from Columbia University Law School.

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Nancy Rosenfeld’s 45 year career in public service has spanned the fields of health, justice, education, community, politics and philanthropy.  She served as President of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation for over 21 years. During this time she also served as Vice President Canadian Affairs the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies and Executive Director of the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation. Working with 3 generations of one family has allowed her to develop insight and expertise on dynamics and decision-making styles across generations.


Ms. Rosenfeld has created and initiated innovative programs in support of emerging environmental leaders, visual artists and entrepreneurs. She is actively involved in climate change advocacy, education and solutions.  She  presents at universities and conferences on strategic philanthropy ,corporate social responsibility, family philanthropy and engagement of the next generation in social change and philanthropic endeavors.  She has served as a judge for numerous  entrepreneur and social change competitions, including the Bloomberg Genesis Generation Challenge , the first edition of 100&Change, Startupfest Montreal, and the Women Deliver Social Enterprise Contest to be held in June 2019.


Ms. Rosenfeld’s volunteer involvement is extensive. She has sat on the board of directors of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, the Trans Canada Trail , the Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital Foundation, The Montreal Symphony Orchestra, The Foreign Relations Council of Montreal and The Centre for Israel and Jewish Advocacy. Ms. Rosenfeld was named among the Top 20 de la Diversité Media Mosaïque and is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for exemplary service to her community and country.

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Katherina M. Rosqueta is the founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania where she also serves as adjunct faculty at the School of Social Policy & Practice. At the center, Kat leads a multi-disciplinary team that provides public guidance and educational programs so that donors can do more good. A frequent speaker on philanthropy and social impact, her work and comments have been cited in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, National Public Radio, Wall Street Journal, and Money Magazine. She has held several civic leadership positions, currently serving on the board of Candid (recent merger of Guidestar and the Foundation Center) and Greenlight National, where she also co-chairs of Greenlight Fund Philadelphia. A native Philadelphian, she lives in that city with her husband Michael Idinopulos and their three children.

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Sara is the Chief Executive Officer of the People’s Action for Learning (PAL) network. This network comprises civil society organizations that conduct citizen led assessments and actions to improve learning outcomes in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In addition, under ziziAfrique, she is leading a program that uses Pratham’s Combined Activities for Maximised Learning to accelerate learning for children without the prerequisite skills in literacy and numeracy in Kenya. Prior to serving in these positions, Sara initiated the citizen led process in Kenya in 2009 that currently operates as Uwezo and managed the Uwezo East Africa learning assessment. She sits in several committees, such as Global Education Monitoring Report, World Bank’s Global Education Policy Dashboard and INCLUDE Knowledge Platform. Sara is the current Chair of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development. She is a graduate from Kenyatta University Kenya and Heidelberg University, Germany.

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Ambuj Sagar is the Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies and the founding Head of the School of Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Ambuj’s interests broadly lie at the intersection of technology and development. His recent work has focused on innovation policy for meeting sustainability and inclusivity challenges, energy innovation policy and strategies (in areas such as biofuels, clean cookstoves, coal power, automobiles, and institutional mechanisms such as climate innovation centers), climate change policy and politics, capacity development, and higher education policy. He has engaged extensively (both as committee/board member as well as consultant/advisor) with various Indian Govt. ministries as well as many multilateral and bilateral agencies.


Ambuj did his undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at IIT Delhi. He subsequently received an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and then an M.S. in Materials Science, a Ph.D. in Polymer Science, and an M.S. in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Dr. Urvashi Sahniis a social entrepreneur, women's rights activist and educationist working for over three decades. She is a leading expert in school governance, curriculum reform and teacher training with a special focus on girls’ education. She founded Suraksha, a women's rights organisation; DiDi's -a social enterprise for sustainable livelihoods for women and the Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF). She is the founder president and CEO of SHEF. Through its schools and outreach initiatives, SHEF has trained 24,000 teachers and impacted more than 5 lakh children, most of whom are girls from disadvantaged communities. Dr Sahni is an Ashoka Fellow, a non-resident fellow at the Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, USA and is currently a member of the Rajasthan's Chief Minister's Advisory Council. She was recently declared the Social Entrepreneur of the Year India, 2017 by the Schwab-Jubilant Bhartiya Foundation. 

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Dr. Savona is a translational scientist and medical oncologist specializing, and a leader in development of novel therapies for chronic myeloid disease and acute leukemias. He focuses on resistance to therapy and epigenetic control of cancer, and examines novel therapies in the hopes of advancing them to the clinic where he runs clinical trials. He has been involved medical research for 20 years, and has published extensively in major academic journals including Cancer Discovery, Nature Medicine, Blood, Cell Stem Cell, JCO, JAMA, and Nature Cancer Reviews.


He is board certified in medical oncology and hematology, an elected fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Clinical Scholar. Dr. Savona obtained his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Davidson College and medical degree at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He served in the United States Air Force, and is a veteran from Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Rebekah Scheinfeld is an attorney with broad experience in urban development issues. She most recently served as Commissioner of the City of Chicago Department of Transportation under Mayor Rahm Emanuel from 2014 through the end of his administration in mid-2019.In this role, Rebekah managed the critical work of making sure Chicago has a strong, vibrant, accessible transportation network that provides a foundation for a thriving economy in the 21st Century.Rebekah oversaw a department responsible for Chicago’s roadways, bridges, traffic signals and signage, streetlights, the Divvy bike share system, and transit station construction.


Rebekah was previously the Chief Planning Officer at the Chicago Transit Authority, where she handled the CTA’s strategic planning for major capital projects and new transit service. Before that, she was an attorney at Mayer Brown, representing public and private sector clients on major infrastructure and transportation projects. Scheinfeld has a BA in Urban Studies from Brown University and both her JD and MBA from Northwestern University.

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Executive Director of the Justice Policy Institute (JPI), a national research and policy organization with expertise in juvenile and criminal justice issues. Marc has previously worked on justice system issues from a number of perspectives. From 2005-2010 he served as General Counsel, Chief of Staff, and Interim Director of the DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS).  DYRS was recognized by Harvard’s Kennedy School for its innovations in government. From 1997 to 2005, he was a litigator on behalf of adjudicated youth with the Youth Law Center, and co-chaired the National Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Coalition. He also taught law at American University’s School of Law. From 1993-1997 Marc served as a public defender in Baltimore’s juvenile court, where he represented youth in delinquency hearings. Prior to joining JPI Marc was a Partner with Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP), a Washington-based philanthropic investment organization. At VPP he managed a $40 million dollar initiative to improve education, employment and health outcomes for disconnected youth. Marc is a recognized expert on the justice system, providing commentary in the national media, including on CNN and NPR, and is also the author of numerous articles and book chapters.

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Dana Schmidt is a senior program officer for Echidna Giving, where she oversees the strategy for increasing girls’ education in developing countries. Before joining Echidna in 2016, Dana was a program officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation where she helped to develop the Hewlett Foundation’s work to improve the quality of education that children receive in the developing world. While at Hewlett she oversaw grantmaking related to education in India and East Africa. In addition, she led the Foundation's international grantmaking for Open Educational Resources (OER).


Earlier in her career, Dana spent time teaching secondary school students in both Kenya and Zambia. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in Economics and African Studies and earned her master's degree in International Educational Administration and Policy Analysis from the Stanford University School of Education.

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Congresswoman Claudine Schneider (R.- R.I.) introduced the first and only revenue neutral, bi-partisan Global Warming Prevention Act. Parts of the bill passed, (Appliance Efficiency Standards/Energy Star); Least-Cost Utility Planning Act; the Demand-side Management Act; etc. She also secured Ronald Reagan’s signature on her “International Treaty on Biodiversity”. Claudine received an Emmy from ABC for a 5 Part series of conversations between government leaders of the U.S. & Russia. She co-founded an energy efficiency and renewable energy business in Costa Rica.


Claudine has been a consultant on climate mitigation for the last 20 years -


• secured the commitment of 50 corporations for the EPA.


• led 30 of the world’s largest solar companies toward market expansion


• guided the Export/Import Bank; National Grid (utility) and D.O.E. on climate solutions


In addition to her policy and consulting work, she taught Leadership at Harvard and the U.N.

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Evan Hoffman Schouten has spent her career as an economic consultant, working on large litigation matters. She has led consulting teams, designed and conducted economic analyses in the US and abroad involving antitrust, intellectual property, and employment issues for a wide range of industries. Many of these cases are high-profile matters involving damages of hundreds of millions to billions of dollars.


Ms. Schouten is committed to pro bono work. She received national recognition for her work on behalf of the September 11th Victims’ Families. Working with the Innocence Project, she has assisted individuals wrongly convicted of crimes they did not commit to obtain compensation for their unjust incarcerations. For an antitrust matter, Ms. Schouten led a group of economists in drafting and submitting an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court. Additionally, Ms. Schouten mentors students, volunteers at the library, and works with a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting public awareness of Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage.

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In 2019, Nicole joined the newly formed Family Office Solutions Group at UBS, representing Family Advisory and Philanthropy Services. She works with families to understand their values and philanthropic intent, providing advice on family governance, charitable vehicles and building and enhancing philanthropic legacies. She also helps clients to be strategic and impactful with their philanthropic giving.


Nicole joined UBS in 2014 to establish and lead the UBS Optimus Foundation presence in the U.S.; a global network that supports programs that are transformative, scalable and sustainable in the areas of child health, education and protection. Nicole has over two decades of experience in the non-profit, philanthropic and corporate sectors, and brings a wealth of knowledge in non-profit management, corporate and nonprofit governance, fundraising, performance assessment, leadership advisory services and policy research.


Nicole currently serves as an Adjunct Professor for NYU Stern's Board Fellows Program. She has her Series 7 certification and is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy.

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Vidya Shah is the CEO of EdelGive Foundation, an organization working towards building the capacities of the not for profit sector by using the skills and resources of the for-profit sector. Under her leadership, EdelGive Foundation has grown to become a platform for strategic philanthropy. Vidya is the Non-Executive Director at Edelweiss Financial and serves as a Director on the board of Mabella Trustee Services, Spire Investment Advisers, Janaagraha, Masoom, AVPN, Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy and Manndeshi Foundation. Vidya has been the CFO for Edelweiss Group and has also worked with ICICI, Peregrine and NM Rothschild India in the past. Vidya has been recognised as India’s Top 100 Women in Finance by Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI) 2019. Vidya earned her MBA from the prestigious IIM, Ahmedabad and B.Com degree from R.A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai.

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Khalil Shariff joined Aga Khan Foundation Canada as Chief Executive Officer in August 2005. He was previously with the Toronto office of McKinsey & Company, an international management consultancy, where he advised governments, financial institutions, and health care providers on strategy, organization, and operational improvement.


Khalil served on AKFC’s National Committee for five years, and has cultivated his interest in international development and conflict resolution issues through a variety of activities including as: Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Negotiation Law Review; Policy Co-ordinator and Research Associate, Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research; Legal Intern, Chambers of the Vice-President, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania; Intern, Office of Under-Secretary-General, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations. He was the youngest member ever elected as a School Trustee in 1993 for the Board of School Trustees in Richmond, B.C.


Khalil holds a B.A. in International Relations and Economics from the University of British Columbia and a J.D. magna cum laude from the Harvard Law School.

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Philip Shaw has been the General Manager of the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance since March of 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Shaw worked for both Kraft Foods and General Mills in a range of marketing and general management roles. Mr. Shaw spent the majority of his career in the United States, but also held expatriate market leadership roles in Asia. Phil has an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA from Brandeis University. 

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While attending the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research my concentration was Social Psychology, research methods and statistics. After graduate school I took a position as a Research Associate with the Mental Health Research Institute; Clinical Studies Unit; University of Michigan. The research focused on the role of medication in depression. I also had responsibility for the training of Post-Doctoral MDs in research methods and statistics. I also served as Director of Institutional Research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. My responsibilities included organizational research for multiple medical, dental, and nursing schools and the state-wide Medical Residency Program. In 1994 I joined the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as Director of Research and Planning. There my responsibilities included administrative/research support for several core policy committees including budgeting, strategic planning, nanotechnology, and governance as well as providing organizational information monitoring the condition/development of the organization. After retiring I chaired multiple committees for the North Central Commission on Higher Education, reviewing (including site visits) colleges and universities for re-accreditation.

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Greg Shell joined Bain Capital as a Managing Director in 2016. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Shell served as a Lead Portfolio Manager of a concentrated Global Equity product at GMO. Previously, Mr. Shell was a Senior Equity Analyst at Columbia Management Group and a Consultant at Bain & Company in its Strategy and Private Equity practice areas. He has owned and done deep diligence on many businesses throughout his career, and demonstrated a commitment for discovering and creating value. Greg has also distinguished himself through visionary leadership in civic service. He currently sits on the Board of The Boston Foundation, where he has led the Program Committee's grant-making process. He has Chaired the Board of a high performing Charter School as it planned to triple its student population, and has been a Founding Board member of Compass Working Capital, a growth non-profit focused on Family Self Sufficiency. Greg received a Bachelor of Science from MIT, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. A native of New Bedford, Mass., Greg believes deeply in the transformative power of education and the innovative capacity of the private sector to help provide solutions to society's most pressing problems.

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Dr. Benjamin Siegel has retired from practice in 2017 after 46 years with the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center. He is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. He provided leadership in the Kellogg Community Partnerships Program to educate medical and nursing students in primary care. He served as Senior Editor for Education for the journal Academic Pediatrics and has published papers on medical education. He has published in the area of team development and inter- professional education Dr. Siegel was appointed as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on the Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health. In 2009, Dr. Siegel was appointed chairperson of this committee. The committee has developed policy statements on mental health concerns of children, screening for post-partum depression, the policy to support same sex marriage to nurture children, on the prenatal visit, the importance of play,, especially those in poverty, and the impact of toxic stress on the child’s brain and the long term health consequences. Finally, he co-authored the statement on Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children. He is currently on the Board of Smart from the Start, a 2-generation program to nurture stressed families and children 0-5, volunteers at Higher Ground, a place-based community family support system and consults with the Boston Foundation on issues of children and families.

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Susan Phinney Silver is Mission Investing Director at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She oversees the Foundation’s $180 million Mission Investing program, which deploys a range of loan and equity investments to support environmental conservation, climate change mitigation, sustainable oceans/fisheries, children’s health and education, women’s reproductive health, and local Bay Area initiatives. For 13 years at The Development Fund in San Francisco, Susan led the design and creation of innovative financing programs that generated over $600 million in new private-sector investment from banks and insurance companies nationally for affordable housing, community development, and environmental clean-up. She was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. in New York, and an overseas auditor for Catholic Relief Services in Africa. She has degrees from Princeton University and Yale School of Management.

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Elaine Simon is Co-Director of the Urban Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania. She studies the intersection of communities and schools and education policy. Her research has examined the impact of education privatization on public engagement, school closure, grassroots education activism, and evaluation studies of a range of education programs and policies. Recent publications include chapters in The Fight for America’s Schools, Public Engagement for Public Education, Public Education Under Siege, and Education Reform in New York City: Ambitious Change in the Nation’s Most Complex School System.


She has an MS in education from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D in anthropology and urban studies from Temple University. She has appointments as Adjunct Associate Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and in the anthropology department of the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn. She also served as a senior research consultant with Research for Action.

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For the past twenty years, Tania Simoncelli has designed strategies to address complex issues at the intersection of science, technology, law and ethics. She currently serves as Director of Science Policy at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, where her work focuses on building a first-of-its-kind initiative to promote patient-driven research at scale and enhancing public support for science. Previously, she held senior staff roles at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and served as Science Advisor to the American Civil Liberties Union. In 2013, Simoncelli was named by the journal Nature as one of \"ten people who mattered\" for spearheading the ACLU's Supreme Court case challenging the patenting of human genes. She holds a BA in Biology & Society from Cornell University and an MS in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley, and is co-author of Genetic Justice: DNA Data Banks, Criminal Investigations, and Civil Liberties.

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Chetna Gala Sinha has been awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar, India’s highest civilian award for women who work in the area of women’s empowerment. She has served as a Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum in Davos (2018), Switzerland and as a Co-Chair of Financial Inclusion at the W20 Summit (2018) in Argentina.


In 1996, Chetna Gala Sinha founded the Mann Deshi Foundation in Mhaswad, a drought-stricken area of Maharashtra, with the aim of economically and socially empowering rural women. In 1997, she set up the Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank - India’s first bank for and by rural women.


Today, the Mann Deshi Bank has 100,000 account holders, has loaned over $50 million and regularly creates new financial products to support the needs of female micro-entrepreneurs.


Mann Deshi runs Business Schools, a Community Radio and a Chambers of Commerce for rural women micro entrepreneurs. To date, it has supported nearly half a million women.

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Richard Skolnik has more than 40 years of experience in international development and Global Health work and is the author of Global Health 101, third edition. Richard spent 25 years at the World Bank, retiring as the Director for Health and Education for the South Asia Region. Richard was later the Vice President for International Programs at the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) and the Director of the Center for Global Health at The George Washington University, where he taught undergraduate global health courses for eight years. Richard also served two years as the Executive Director of the Harvard PEPFAR program for AIDS treatment in Botswana, Nigeria, and Tanzania. Richard recently retired from being a Lecturer at Yale University, where he taught introductory and advanced Global Health courses in Yale College and introductory Global Health courses in the Schools of Public Health and Management. Richard received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Yale University and a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University.

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Tom Slemmer is recently retired as Senior Advisor of National Church Residences, Columbus, Ohio having served the organization as its CEO and President in a career that spanned 38 years. Founded in 1961, National Church Residences is one of the country's leading non-profit organizations specializing in the development, construction and management of over 21,250 units of affordable housing designed to serve the elderly, low-income families and persons with disabilities through federal and state grants, loans and tax-credit programs. In 2005 National Church Residences was named as the leading not-for-profit developer of affordable housing in the country in the AAHSA Ziegler 100 listing. National Church Residences was also named as the 10th largest manager of affordable housing by NAHMA. National Church Residences’ mission also includes assisted living facilities, nursing homes, home health care, hospice, specialized Alzheimer’s care, and three CCRC’s (continuing care retirement community.) National Church Residences has been a leader in integrating services into affordable housing through its service coordination program. Currently service coordinators provide social work assistance in 240 National Church Residences properties. In 2000 the organization began serving the homeless and now has five permanent supportive housing properties in its portfolio, including one exclusively for homeless veterans, with more under development.  Slemmer is past Chair on the Board of Directors of LeadingAge formerly the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging; (AAHSA). He has served in many positions with LeadingAge including: former Chair of the LeadingAge Development Corporation, past Co-Chair of the Affordable Housing Finance Cabinet, and a member of the Housing with Services Task Force. He currently serves on the LeadingAge Long Term Finance Reform Taskforce. He has served as vice president of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Association of Philanthropic Homes and Housing for the Aging (AOPHA), and is past Chair of the AOPHA Housing Committee. He is a former member on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Capital Corporation, National Affordable Housing Trust and Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future.  Slemmer has testified before congressional committees on senior housing needs in 1990, 1996, 2000 and 2001. In September 2007, he testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on HR 2930 a bill to facilitate the development and preservation of affordable housing for seniors. In 1994, Slemmer received the Commissioner's Award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Excellence in Housing Award from the Ohio Association of Philanthropic Homes and Housing for the Aging. In 1995, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. 

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Peter Slevin is a Northwestern University professor who spent a decade on the national staff of The Washington Post. He has reported from more than 50 countries and written extensively about Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as political campaigns and policy debates from one end of the country to the other. His ambitious study of Michelle Obama, published by Knopf in 2015, was a finalist for the PEN America biography prize and was named one of the best biographies of the year by Booklist. At Northwestern, Mr. Slevin has taught recent seminars on political reporting, police-community relations and the Syrian refugee crisis, as well as a lecture course on the U.S. role in the world entitled “Dilemmas of American Power.” He serves as a consultant to MacArthur’s Journalism and Media program.

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Benjamin Slotznick, JD, PhD, has been an attorney, inventor, software developer, entrepreneur, and real estate developer. He holds two dozen patents and has published research in peer-reviewed publications on game theory, small-group decision-making and computer interface design for people with disabilities. As a volunteer, Ben has led several non-profit organizations. He has also written about developing loyalty within and programming for such organizations (in particular alumni-based associations) and cultivating volunteer leadership within them.

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Kimberly Stanton serves as Senior Professional Staff and Democratic Staff Director for the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives. She holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Chicago, specializing in comparative politics and democratic theory. She began her career in state government, taught at the university level, and worked for nine years at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation with responsibility for grant-making in support of peace processes in Central America, on U.S.-Cuba relations, and on international governance and human rights. She later served as human rights program director at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial; Deputy Director and Director of Studies at the Washington Office on Latin America; and from 2005 through 2013, based in Bogota, Colombia, as Country Representative and Executive Director of the Project Counselling Service, an international non-governmental advocacy and accompaniment organization that worked with populations vulnerable to human rights violations in contexts of armed conflict and post-conflict. She has consulted for several foundations, the Inter-American Development Bank, the US Institute for Peace and the Human Rights Ombudsman of Guatemala, among others.

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Jessica Strausbaugh is Chief Financial Officer of The Chicago Community Trust, a community foundation with assets of $3 billion aimed at improving the Chicago region. Strausbaugh joined the Trust from the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where her role as Treasurer included oversight over Lurie Children’s endowment and pension investment portfolios, enterprise risk management, tax compliance, and debt issuance. Previous roles included First Vice President at LaSalle Bank (now Bank of America); three years in London consulting to European banks as manager in KPMG’s financial risk advisory group; and new product development at Standard & Poor’s in New York and Paris. Born and raised in Chicago, Strausbaugh holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BSBA from Washington University. She was named Institutional Investor Investment Management “Woman of the Year” in 2016.

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Naina joined AVPN as CEO from September 2013, and has been appointed as Chairperson in May 2018. Naina’s leadership over the past 6 years has grown the AVPN membership by more than 3x and elevated the organization into a truly regional force for good. Under her direction, the organization has grown from focusing only on Venture Philanthropy to supporting the entire ecosystem of Social Funders from philanthropists to impact investors and Corporate CSR professionals. She was instrumental in developing AVPN’s innovative services that connect, empower and educate the now 500+ members of AVPN. Prior to joining AVPN, Naina was a member of the senior leadership team of a purpose driven unit of The Monitor Group, a leading global strategy consulting firm, aimed at catalyzing markets for social change. Naina was also partner and Co-Founder of Group Fifty Private Ltd, curating contemporary Indian art with a view to provide a medium for upcoming and established Indian artists to showcase their work directly to a large and diverse audience.

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Elizabeth works with organizations to establish meaning, clarify purpose, streamline decision-making and turn strategy into action. Her background in research, communications and brand building are foundational to identifying patterns and insights for catalyzing change and accelerating growth. \u2028\u2028Over the past 30 years, Elizabeth has worked with innovation leaders across the globe from Johnson & Johnson, Unicef, Fisher-Price, The Prince of Wales Foundation, IBM, Pepsi, Columbia Sportswear, Stimson Center, MacArthur Foundation, Harvard Business School, United Way and more. Elizabeth teaches in the School of Visual Arts Masters in Branding program is a frequent lecturer at Barnard College, has lectured extensively at Columbia University’s Strategic Communications masters program and served 16 years on the board of Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter. She is a member of the board of directors of Mohawk, North America’s largest privately held fine paper company and served as a delegate to the Dubai Expo 2020 Innovation Lab.

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Martin Tannenbaum brings over 35 years experience helping nonprofit and for-profit organizations learn, grow and innovate. He developed his expertise through a series of senior leadership positions at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith (as Group Vice President, Business Financial Services), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (as Executive Director of New and Traditional Products), and as Chief Operating Officer at The Idea Factory. He also gained deep insights as a consultant with a number of premier nonprofit organizations: The Boston Foundation, Barnes Jewish and Children’s Healthcare, and Yale-New Haven Medical Center.Current consulting clients include OneJustice, Jewish Family and Children’s Services and Leading Edge, a consortium Jewish organizations focused on the leadership pipeline and cultural change. Martin served as immediate past board chair of Keshet (a national organization focused on LGBT inclusion) and as treasurer of Rhoda Goldman Plaza, a senior assisted living facility and Menorah Park, a subsidized living facility for independent seniors. He is currently a board member and fundraising chair for Congregation Sha'ar Zahav as well as Keshet. His work focuses on three broad categories: coaching and training board and staff leaders; creating new service and innovation capabilities; and enhancing revenue models.

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Astrida Orle Tantillo is Dean of UIC’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences which serves over 10,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate level with more than 350 faculty members. Under her leadership since 2010, she has heavily invested in student success and the strength of the faculty, increased external funding, and launched new curricula. In addition to her deanship, she has been a professor of Germanic studies and history at UIC for over 20 years. She previously served as the inaugural director of the College’s School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics, where she oversaw six academic departments. Dean Tantillo’s scholarly interests are in 18th-century literature (Goethe in particular), culture, and history of science. She is the author of three books, Goethe’s Modernisms (Continuum, 2010), The Will to Create: Goethe’s Philosophy of Nature (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002), and Goethe’s Elective Affinities and the Critics (Camden House, 2001). She is the former president of the Goethe Society of North America and the founding editor of the book series (co-sponsored by the Goethe Society of North America and Bucknell University Press) on “Goethe and His Age.”

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Dr. Aleesha Taylor works with governments, philanthropies, international networks and the private sector to transform crises and critical turning points into opportunities for greater impact. She is the founder and principal of Herald Advisors, a strategic advisory firm that helps clients shift systems and resources to address their challenges and better serve the socially and economically disadvantaged. As a former deputy director at the Open Society Foundations’ global education program, Aleesha has a decade of experience in philanthropy. She is committed to unlocking the potential of leaders and organizations to help systems work more effectively in serving the marginalized. Aleesha has served as a Lecturer and Adjunct Professor in International Educational Development at Columbia University’s Teachers College, where she completed her doctoral studies. She also holds degrees in psychology from Spelman College and the Graduate Faculty for Political and Social Sciences of the New School for Social Research.

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Abby is responsible for supporting Wellcome’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to develop Wellcome’s strategic direction, make decisions and deliver organization-wide priorities. Abby leads teams responsible for developing and delivering major one-off internal and external strategic initiatives and partnerships and oversight of Wellcome’s £1bn Reserve fund. Abby also leads Wellcome’s annual and strategic planning and reporting, focusing on impact and progress towards Wellcome’s ambitions. Prior to this role, Abby led the Secretariat for the UK Government’s Patient Capital Review – Industry Panel working with entrepreneurs, global venture fund managers and institutional investors to define policy recommendations to unlock long term investment into innovative British businesses.

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Jennifer Tescher is the President & CEO of the Financial Health Network, the leading authority on financial health and a trusted resource for business leaders, policymakers and innovators working to improve the financial health of their customers, employees, and communities.


Tescher founded the Financial Health Network (known until 2019 as the Center for Financial Services Innovation)  in 2004 and has since achieved notable success in envisioning and championing a future where all people, especially those who are most vulnerable, have the day-to-day financial systems they need to be resilient and thrive.  The Financial Health Network engages with over 160 member organizations, consults with companies across the globe, and has invested in tech startups that now reach more than 2 million customers.


She lives in Chicago with her husband, Jonathan Eig, and her children, Lillian, Lola, and Jeffery.

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Michael leads Charity Navigator in its efforts to make impactful philanthropy easier for all by increasing the breadth and depth of evaluation methodologies to facilitate ratings coverage of substantially larger numbers of charities and expand how the information engages new and existing audiences.


Prior to joining Charity Navigator Michael spent more than fifteen years with Microsoft, the last ten of which, as their Public-Sector Chief Technology Officer responsible for technology policy initiatives and engagements with governments and academic leaders in Asia, the Middle-East and Africa.


Michael's eclectic background includes years at sea conducting oceanographic research with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, composing music and dancing internationally as the co-founder and co-director of Dance Music Light. He has held various board positions within the nonprofit and tech sector, holds several patents in enterprise systems management and has a degree in Music from Columbia University in New York.


His guiding mantra: Follow your heart – Use your head – Make a difference

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Jim Thomson is the President Emeritus of the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution that helps improve policy and decisions through research and analysis, which he led as CEO from 1989 to November 2011. Prior to becoming RAND’s president, Jim had a varied career – nuclear physics, federal service in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council, research on international security and service as a RAND executive. He remains active as a researcher, as a consultant and as a board member of several corporations and charitable organizations. 

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Christopher Trull is the founder and principal fundraiser of Chris Trull Fundraising and a founding partner at Schaeffer Trull. With over 15 years of development experience, he’s been active in Democratic Party politics since 1998 and has raised millions of dollars for his clients. Chris served on the inaugural Advisory Board of Emerge Louisiana, and serves as an evaluation advisor to the Unfunded List and the Roddenberry Foundation. He’s raised money for civil rights icon Mr. Harry Belafonte through Sankofa and the Gathering for Justice and has raised for the DC Public Charter School Community. He’s served as principal fundraiser and senior political advisor to Congresswoman Gwen Moore, of Milwaukee, WI since 2009, and as a PAC fundraiser to Congressman Stephen Lynch, of Boston, MA, since 2015.


Chris Trull grew up in Louisiana, earning a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern State University in 2001. He currently lives in Washington, DC.

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F. F. “Tusu” Tusubira, the Managing Partner of Knowledge Consulting Ltd, holds a PhD from Southampton University, England. He has published more than 60 papers and books as author or co-author, with major focus on ICT for development. In Uganda, he has chaired the National Information Technology Agency of Uganda as well as the Uganda Society for Disabled Children, and served on boards including of the Uganda Communications Commission; the Electricity Regulatory Authority; and the National Citizenship and Immigration Board.


As a life-long Rotarian, he has volunteered in India, Nigeria, the Kalahari, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. He has also served as a District Governor; Vice-Chair of the Rotary International Strategic Plan Committee; a member of the Rotary Foundation Programs Committee, and continues as member of the Rotary Foundation Technical Advisors. He is a recipient of the Rotary Foundation Meritorious Service Award.

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Fay Twersky is vice president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She leads special initiatives outside of the foundation’s traditional programs. She also leads the foundation’s Effective Philanthropy Group. The team, which she shaped and launched in 2012, guides strategy, evaluation and organization learning within the Hewlett Foundation, and makes grants in support of organizational effectiveness and a strong philanthropic sector.


Fay served for four years as director and member of the leadership team of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, designing and developing the impact planning & improvement division. Fay spent a year working in Jerusalem, advising The Rothschild Family Foundation on strategy.


Fay’s recent publications include a Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) article, “Time for a Three-Legged Measurement Stool,” about balancing monitoring and evaluation with feedback from ultimate beneficiaries; and “The Artful Juggler,” on what it takes to be a successful foundation CEO. She serves on the boards of The Center for Effective Philanthropy and the UBS Optimus Foundation. She is also the founding co-chair for the Fund for Shared Insight. Fay holds a master’s degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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John Tyler is general counsel, secretary and chief ethics officer for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation where he manages the legal aspects of the Foundation’s governance, programs, and operations. He also represents the Foundation nationally in the field of philanthropy, especially regarding public policy and philanthropy’s roles in society. John has authored or co-authored more than three dozen law review articles, journal articles, op-eds, and book chapters on topics that include philanthropy and its roles in our society; private foundation operations and governance; advancing university technology transfer; and social purpose business and investing, including fiduciary duties, regulation, public private partnerships, social impact, private benefit, priority of purpose, and accountability. He also frequently speaks nationally to a variety of legal and non-legal audiences on those and other topics. John also has designed and now teaches two courses for Columbia University, and Missouri Lawyers Media recognized him in 2018 as an inaugural Top Legal Innovator. 

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Mari Ullmann leads the Secretariat of the Moving Minds Alliance, a funders collaborative convened to scale up coverage, quality, and financing of support for young children (age 0-6) affected by crisis and displacement.


Mari has more than a decade of experience working in international and domestic advocacy and policy, with a particular focus on education and the rights of children and youth. Previously, she managed the Learning Metrics Task Force (LMTF), convened by the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution and UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics. She has also held positions with Plan International, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, and Save the Children.


Mari holds a master’s degree in International Education from New York University, where she was awarded the E. George Payne Memorial Award for leadership, academic achievement, and humanitarian spirit. She earned a bachelor’s in Anthropology from McGill University.

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Elaine Unterhalter is Professor of Education and International Development at University College London . She leads a number of research projects looking at policy and practice in gender and education focussing on institution building, mainly in Africa, considering connections between phases and the different locations in which education takes place. She has published widely in journals, books, and publications for NGOs and multilateral organisations. Recent books include Measuring the unmeasurable in education (2018) and Education, Poverty and Global Goals for Gender Equality : How people make policy happen (2017 with Amy North). She has led teams undertaking rigorous reviews of literature for DFID, Global Partnership for Education and the UNESCO Global Education Monitor. She is a member of the editorial board of Comparative Education, a Fellow and Executive Committee member of the Human Development and Capability Association and a member of the ESRC International Development Expert Group.

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Frances Vavrus is Professor of Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota and an affiliated faculty member in the university’s Human Rights and Master of Development Practice programs. She is also the Chair of the Joint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel. Vavrus’ research focuses on sub-Saharan Africa and explores how schooling, especially at the secondary level, influences the educational, economic, and reproductive trajectories of African youth. She also examines teachers’ rights and faculty professional development on the continent, and has worked with the Malawian, Tanzanian, and Zambian education ministries on education and curriculum reform initiatives. Vavrus has received numerous research awards, including Fulbright and McKnight Fellowships, as well as honors for outstanding teaching and mentoring.

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Stefaan G. Verhulst is Co-Founder and Chief of Research and Development of the Governance Laboratory (GovLab) at New York University where he is building a foundation of evidence on how to improve people’s lives by transforming how we govern using advances in science and technology.


His current scholarly focus is on the perils and promise of collaborative technologies and how to harness the unprecedented volume of data to advance the public good. Recently he was selected as one of the 100 most influential people in Digital Government. Before co-founding The GovLab, Verhulst spent more than a decade as Chief of Research for the Markle Foundation, where he continues to serve as Senior Advisor; and was co-founder and director of Program in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University examining development at the intersection of Human Rights, Law and Communications. While at Oxford he was also the Socio-Legal Fellow at Wolfson College and the UNESCO Chair in Communications Law and Policy. His latest (open access) books focus on “Open Data in Developing Economies: Toward Building an Evidence Base on What Works and How” (with Andrew Young) and “The Social Dynamics of Open Data (edited volume)”. He is also the Curator of the Living Library.

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Michele Visciòla is President and founding partner of Experientia (www.experientia.com), a leading user experience design consultancy based in Switzerland, Italy and Singapore. Michele is involved in projects that deal with behavioral modeling in service innovation; user-centered design and policy making. Michele extensively lectures on human-centred design for cultural evolution and social change. Michele has an international curriculum and extensive expertise in strategic user experience modeling. His career started as research fellow at the Italian National Research Council and focused on the digitalization of services in complex systems, like process control industries and avionics, with a specialization in human error and information design. In 2006, Michele together with other international experts founded and launched the first World Usability Day. Michele was granted an MIT Sloan School fellowship on \"International Management for the Future\", during which he designed the prototype of a Human Factors data-base of aircraft accidents and incidents centred on analysis narratives. 

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Jane is CEO of the Global Philanthropy Forum and World Affairs; vice president of the Aspen Institute; and host of the nationally-syndicated National Public Radio interview show World Affairs. Previously, Wales served in the Clinton Administration as special assistant to the President and senior director of the National Security Council. She simultaneously served as associate director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where her office was responsible both for advancing sustainable economic development through science and technology cooperation and for developing policy for securing advanced weapons materials in the former Soviet Union. In the Carter Administration, Wales served as deputy assistant secretary of state. In the philanthropic sector, Wales chaired the international security programs at the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the W. Alton Jones Foundation and she directed the Project on World Security at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. From 2007 to 2008, she served as acting CEO of The Elders, chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and founded by Nelson Mandela. In 2008, Wales also chaired the Poverty Alleviation Track for the Clinton Global Initiative.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":113,"name":"Michele S. Warman","firstName":"Michele S.","lastName":"Warman","title":"","group":"g5","subgroup":"w","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/warman_michele.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/warman_michele.jpg","shortDescription":"Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and General Counsel, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Michele S. Warman is the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and General Counsel of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where she oversees the Foundation’s overall operations and legal affairs, and serves as Secretary to the Board.  Prior to joining Mellon in 1999, Warman worked as a litigator at Davis Polk & Wardwell, and clerked at the US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit.  Warman has been honored as one of New York’s Outstanding Women of the Bar by the New York County Lawyers’ Association.  Warman earned her JD from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review; MA from the University Oxford, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar; and AB from Princeton University, where she received the university’s highest undergraduate distinction.  Warman serves on the Boards of the Southern Education Foundation and Princeton University’s Center for Jewish Life, and on selection panels for the Rhodes, Schmidt, and Schwartzman Scholarships.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":130,"name":"Teddy Warria","firstName":"Teddy","lastName":"Warria","title":"","group":"g5","subgroup":"w","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/warria_teddy.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/warria_teddy.jpg","shortDescription":"Co-Founder & President, #100Mandelas","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Teddy Warria is a Kenyan entrepreneur and author who works for and with the youth of Africa and the world as the founding President and CEO of Africa 2.0 in Kenya. He is the Co-Founder and President of #100Mandelas - The Flagship Project of Africa Rising Foundation. Teddy is a co-creator and co-owner of Africa's Talking Ltd. He recently authored the introductory biography of Mama Sarah Hussein Obama, grandmother to the 44th President of the United States, in Susan Wakhungu-Githuku’s Wisdom of the Elders. In addition, he is completing a co-created book \"Mandela Warria Moments: A Tribute on Mandela's Centenary by a Young African\", which he is completing at the United World College-USA as a Bartos Fellow. Teddy Warria attended Bard College as a Distinguished Scientist Scholar (DSS) and Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs ast Princeton University as a Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow. He was the youngest judge at the Transform Kenya Awards by Standard Group and Deloitte. Teddy Warria is an Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) Fellow and Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) Fellow.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":172,"name":"Jane Wettach","firstName":"Jane","lastName":"Wettach","title":"","group":"g5","subgroup":"w","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/wettach_jane.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/wettach_jane.jpg","shortDescription":"William B. McGuire Clinical Professor of Law, Director Children's Law Clinic, Duke Law School","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Jane Wettach is the William B. McGuire Clinical Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law and the Director of the Children’s Law Clinic. The Children’s Law Clinic is a community law office that provides free legal advice and representation to low-income families in cases involving education and disability rights of children. In addition to directing the law clinic, Professor Wettach teaches Education Law & Policy. Professor Wettach is the author of A Parents’ Guide to Special Education in North Carolina and a contributing author of Special Education Advocacy and Guide to Student Advocacy in North Carolina. She joined the Duke Law School faculty in 1994 after practicing law for 13 years as a legal aid attorney.


Professor Wettach obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

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After leading Kalamazoo College for eleven years, Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran was appointed President Emerita in July, 2016. During her tenure she raised over $129 million to support scholarships, endowed professorships, and the creation of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. Under her leadership, Kalamazoo College became significantly more diverse and made considerable strides toward becoming an equitable and inclusive campus. Prior to Kalamazoo College, Dr. Wilson-Oyelaran served as Vice President and Dean of the College at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and held teaching and administrative positions at Winston-Salem State University and Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria). She serves on the Advisory Board of the National Museum of African Art, and as trustee of Pomona College and the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. A specialist in child development in cultural context, she obtained a B.A. in Sociology, Pomona College; M.A. and Ph.D. (Education), Claremont Graduate University.

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Jeannette M. Wing is Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. From 2013 to 2017, she was a Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research. She is Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon where she twice served as the Head of the Computer Science Department and had been on the faculty since 1985. From 2007-2010 she was the Assistant Director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation. She received her S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Wing's general research interests are in the areas of trustworthy computing, specification and verification, concurrent and distributed systems, programming languages, and software engineering. Her current interests are in the foundations of security and privacy, with a new focus on trustworthy AI.  Her seminal essay, titled “Computational Thinking,” published more than a decade ago, is credited with helping to establish the centrality of computer science to problem-solving in fields where previously it had not been embraced.


She received the CRA Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and the ACM Distinguished Service Award in 2014. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

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Maya Winkelstein is Executive Director of Open Road Alliance where she is responsible for the organization’s overall investment strategy including finding new ways to deploy capital to achieve maximum social returns. Winkelstein has worked with Open Road since the organization’s inception in 2012. Prior to her role as Executive Director, she worked with Open Road as an Associate Director with the consulting firm, williamsworks. Former clients also include Eastern Congo Initiative, Nike Foundation, PATH, Tostan, and TOMS Shoes. Prior to williamsworks, Winkelstein served the NGO and government sectors focusing on program development, fundraising strategy, and corporate partnerships. Former affiliations include The Corporate Council on Africa, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Institute of National Strategic Studies (INSS) at National Defense University (NDU), and Exclusive Analysis Ltd. She is a contributor and guest speaker at forums such as Clinton Global Initiative, Council on Foundations, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and The Philanthropy Workshop. She is also a Board Member of Global Press Institute and a member of the Leadership Advisory Council for GrantAdvisors.org. Winkelstein holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan; MSc from the London School of Economics; and a Diplôme Internationale from Sciences-Po in Paris, France.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":248,"name":"Lee Wong","firstName":"Lee","lastName":"Wong","title":"","group":"g5","subgroup":"w","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/wong_lee.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/wong_lee.jpg","shortDescription":"Head of Family Services, Asia, Lombard Odier","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Lee Wong is Head of Family Services, Asia at Lombard Odier. Lee is responsible for leading Lombard Odier’s wealth planning and family services proposition, which is a key component of the Bank’s growth strategy in the region. Before joining Lombard Odier, Lee amassed over 18 years of experience in the wealth management industry. She joined from Union Bancaire Privée in Singapore, where she was Head of Wealth Planning for South Asia and was responsible for leading a team advising high net worth clients on their family wealth transition, family governance, as well as philanthropic aspirations. Lee holds a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore. She is a Chartered Trustee appointed by the Singapore Trustee Association.

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Jocelyn Wyatt is the Co-Lead + Executive Director of IDEO.org, the nonprofit design organization that she cofounded in 2011 after leading IDEO’s social innovation practice. As Executive Director, Jocelyn spends her time sorting out the vision, strategy, funding, and growth plans for IDEO.org. She heads up partner development with foundations, nonprofits, and social enterprises; builds networks by speaking widely on how design is changing the social sector; and has racked up more miles on the Star Alliance than she cares to admit. Prior to joining IDEO in 2007, Jocelyn worked in Kenya as an Acumen Fund fellow. Before that, she served as VisionSpring’s interim country director in India, where she helped increase the distribution of low-cost reading glasses to the poor. Before that she did training, project management, and business development for Chemonics International, a contractor for USAID. And before that, she was in college: BA in anthropology from Grinnell College and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. For extra-curricular fun, Jocelyn is a program advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative, an advisory board member to Marketplace, a board member for Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative, and an Aspen Institute First Movers Fellow.

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Danielle Yancey has over fifteen years of public service focusing on social justice, education access, and equity. She currently serves as director for the Native American Center for Health Professions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Previously, she served as a Career Pathways Coordinator at UW Health to enhance healthcare workforce development and tribal liaison for the Department of Transportation working closely with tribal communities on workforce development and capacity building initiatives.


Danielle is co-founder of Spirit of a Woman, whose mission is to empower and uplift indigenous girls and women. Their signature program, Indigenous Girls Rock Camp, combines music education, performance and leadership development for young girls.


Danielle is from the Menominee Indian reservation and UW-Madison alumna with bachelor’s degrees in women’s studies and social welfare, Master of Science in urban and regional planning, including a sustainability leadership graduate certificate from Edgewood College.

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Caren Yanis has been working with families and entertainers on philanthropic strategies and initiatives for more than twenty years. As President of Crown Family Philanthropies (CFP) Caren helped build and manage organizational growth, engage a multigenerational family in institutional and personal philanthropic activities, and guide strategic initiatives.


Prior to joining CFP, Caren spent nearly nine years building and managing Oprah Winfrey’s philanthropies including Oprah’s Angel Network, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation, and the Oprah Winfrey Foundation.


Caren sits on the boards of the Poetry Foundation, the Jewish Funders Network, Leading Edge, which helps strengthen culture in nonprofit agencies, and Project &, an organization that creates awareness of critical social issues through the arts.


She has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College and studied nonprofit leadership at Stanford Graduate School of Business. She enjoys mentoring young professionals.\"

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Gay Young is a strategic thinker and team builder with a proven track record of successful leadership in working with high net worth donors, including managing donor cultivation and retention efforts and juggling competing interests of diverse constituencies. Adept manager with who strongly believes in the power of communication and the value of empowering others to think independently and act in a productive manner.

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Nora Zei serves as the Senior Director of Programs and Member Services at Rotary International, an organization that for more than 100 years has been connecting people from across the globe to champion peace, fight illiteracy and poverty, promote clean water and sanitation, and fight disease. She earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Nora is an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. One of her personal causes is using technology to enhance community development. Nora also loves cycling and recently rode in the 106-mile El Tour de Tucson to raise money for polio eradication.