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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":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":138,"name":"Dean Amhaus","firstName":"Dean","lastName":"Amhaus","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"a","cms":"judges_g0","image":"image/judges/amhaus_dean.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/amhaus_dean.jpg","shortDescription":"President & CEO, The Water Council","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Dean Amhaus has served as the founding president and CEO of The Water Council since March 2010. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, The Water Council was formed to drive economic, technology and talent development to support the water industry. With a strong, shared commitment to finding innovative solutions to critical global water challenges, The Water Council convenes global water leaders and supports businesses, utilities, government agencies, education programs and non-profits, with services, programming and networking opportunities.


Under Mr. Amhaus’ leadership The Water Council has received numerous international and national economic development and leadership awards. In 2018, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program proclaimed that The Water Council was one of five organizations in the United States that it considers a successful industry cluster initiative.


His diverse, forty-year background in multiple sectors encapsulates a wide-range of expertise in government relations, branding, fundraising, economic development and non-profit management in Washington, D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":60,"name":"Douglas Arent","firstName":"Douglas","lastName":"Arent","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"a","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/arent_douglas.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/arent_douglas.jpg","shortDescription":"Deputy Associate Lab Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

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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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. 

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":99,"name":"Eric Avner","firstName":"Eric","lastName":"Avner","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"a","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/avner_eric.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/avner_eric.jpg","shortDescription":"The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

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. 

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":125,"name":"Ronit Avni","firstName":"Ronit","lastName":"Avni","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"a","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/avni_ronit2.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/avni_ronit2.jpg","shortDescription":"Founder & CEO, LocalizED","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

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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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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Christine Beggs is the Senior Director of Global Research, Monitoring and Evaluation at Room to Read. She brings over twenty years of experience in international development and the private sector. Christine oversees Room to Read’s global RM&E practice, providing technical assistance on research, leading the development of evaluation and measurement strategies and directing global efforts to build and utilize evidence. Prior to joining Room to Read in 2017, Christine served as the Evidence Team Lead in the Office of Education at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington D.C. where she directed monitoring and evaluation, strategic measurement and reporting, research, and M&E capacity building for the USAID education sector. Other positions in international development include Senior Program Director at the Academy for Education Development and multiple consultancies for NGOs working on education and evaluation in developing countries. Christine co-founded and co-chaired the Building Evidence in Education (BE2) Donor Working Group and represented USAID on the United Nations Institute of Statistics Donor Working Group, the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) Steering Committee and the Education in Conflict and Crisis Network (ECCN) Steering Committee. Prior to working in international development, she co-founded and managed a private sector consultancy. Christine holds an MA from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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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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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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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.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":69,"name":"Angela Glover Blackwell","firstName":"Angela Glover","lastName":"Blackwell","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"b","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/blackwell_angela-glover.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/blackwell_angela-glover.jpg","shortDescription":"Founder in Residence, PolicyLink","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

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.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":136,"name":"Kevin Bolduc","firstName":"Kevin","lastName":"Bolduc","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"b","cms":"judges_g3","image":"image/judges/bolduc_kevin.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/bolduc_kevin.jpg","shortDescription":"Vice President, Center for Effective Philanthropy","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.  

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":54,"name":"Thomas Connelly","firstName":"Thomas","lastName":"Connelly","title":"","group":"g0","subgroup":"c","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/connelly_thomas2.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/connelly_thomas2.jpg","shortDescription":"Executive Director and CEO, American Chemical Society","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

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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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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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":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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":37,"name":"Daniel Goroff","firstName":"Daniel","lastName":"Goroff","title":"","group":"g1","subgroup":"g","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/goroff_daniel.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/goroff_daniel.jpg","shortDescription":"Vice President and Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

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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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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Jim Grossman is Executive Director of the American Historical Association. He was previously Vice President for Research and Education at the Newberry Library and taught at the University of Chicago. Author of Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great Migration (1989) and A Chance to Make Good: African-Americans, 1900-1929 (1997), Grossman was project director and coeditor of The Encyclopedia of Chicago (2005; online, 2006) and coeditor of the series \"Historical Studies of Urban America\" (50 vols, 1992-2015). His articles and short essays have focused on African American history, urban history, ethnicity, higher education, and the place of history in public culture. His book reviews have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and New York Newsday in addition to various academic journals.


Land of Hope received awards from the Gustavus Myers Center for Human Rights and the Illinois State Historical Society. A Chance to Make Good won awards from the New York Public Library and the National Council for the Social Studies. Grossman was chosen in 2005 as one of seven \"Chicagoans of the Year\" by Chicago Magazine.


Grossman’s consulting experience includes the BBC, Smithsonian, and various theater companies, film makers, museums, and libraries. He serves on the boards of the Association of American Colleges & Universities and National Humanities Alliance.

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Caren Grown is Senior Director of the Gender Group at the World Bank Group. Prior to the Bank, she was Economist-In-Residence and co-director of the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics at American University. During 2011-2013 she served as Senior Gender Advisor at the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Formerly, she was Co-Director of the Gender Equality and Economy Program at The Levy Economics Institute at Bard College, Director of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Governance team at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), and Senior Program Officer at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Dr. Grown has authored/edited five books on gender, macroeconomics, and public finance; her articles have appeared in World Development, Journal of International Development, Feminist Economics, Health Policy and Planning, and The Lancet. She holds PhD and Masters’ Degrees in Economics from the New School for Social Research.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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Yifan joins UBS Wealth Management as Regional CIO Greater China & Chief China Economist. She serves as a member of the CIO Asia Investment Committee as well as the CIO Emerging Markets Investment Committee. Working alongside the investment teams globally and in Asia Pacific, Yifan is helping shape CIO's macroeconomic views on China. Yifan has held several Chief Economist positions since 2007, most recently at Haitong International where she was tasked with leading China macro and equity research. Prior to this role, Yifan worked as a Chief Economist at CITIC Securities, China Economist at France's Natixis, and China Equity Strategist at Merrill Lynch. Her views and columns can be found in leading financial media. Prior to that, Yifan was an Assistant Professor at the School of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong and published extensively in the international and Chinese academic journals. Yifan has considerable experiences in research and consulting, and served in various prestigious organizations including the World Bank and The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) in Washington D.C. Dr. Yifan Hu received her Ph.D in Economics from Georgetown University and B.S. in Economics from Zhejiang University. 

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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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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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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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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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Marco Kaltofen, PhD, PE, is a Civil Engineer and President of Boston Chemical Data Corp. Dr. Kaltofen is also an associate research engineer with Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Program, hosted by the Department of Physics. His research at WPI focuses on investigations into tracking radioactive nanoparticles released by nuclear weapons production and civilian nuclear accidents. His nuclear and chemical forensics work includes projects at the US weapons laboratories, and also the Middle East, Antarctica, Russia, India, Japan and European Union countries. Dr. Kaltofen has also been the longtime chair of the Superfund Restoration Advisory Board to the US Army Soldier Systems Command, and help found the Citizens Environmental Laboratory, a nonprofit laboratory serving labor and environmental organizations. Like many of his Dutch countrymen, Marco’s body of work includes countless months in the field monitoring the effects of pollution and climate change on our rising seas and oceans.

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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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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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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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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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Larry Kramer became president of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, California, in September 2012.


Before joining the Foundation, Mr. Kramer served from 2004 to 2012 as Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School. Prior to that he was a member of the faculty of New York University School of Law from 1994-2004. He also served as professor of law at the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan.


At the start of his career, Mr. Kramer served as law clerk to U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Henry J. Friendly of the Second Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Until joining Stanford, he also served as a special consultant for Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP.


Mr. Kramer is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Law Institute. He serves on the boards of a number of nonprofit organizations, including ClimateWorks Foundation, the National Constitution Center, and Independent Sector.


Mr. Kramer received an A.B. in Psychology and Religious Studies from Brown University, graduating magna cum laude in 1980, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, magna cum laude, in 1984. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including The People Themselves: Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gregory has served since 2006 as Senior Advisor to Peter Sutherland, the UN Special Representative for Migration. He also is Senior Advisor at the Open Society Foundations, Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, and, and a co-director of Columbia University's Global Policy Initiative. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Maniatis has worked closely with the European Commission, EU member state governments, the European Parliament, international organizations, and civil society groups on all aspects of migration policy. His reportage and commentary on the European Union, Greece, Russia, migration, and other topics have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and New York Magazine. Earlier in his career, Gregory was a foreign policy advisor to several governments, and was the founder and publisher of Odyssey Magazine. He is a graduate of Princeton University and of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 

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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.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":142,"name":"Tonik Matthews","firstName":"Tonik","lastName":"Matthews","title":"","group":"g2","subgroup":"m","cms":"judges_g0","image":"image/judges/matthews_tonik.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/matthews_tonik.jpg","shortDescription":"Director & Senior Corporate Counsel, Autodesk, Inc.","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

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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Mike trained in horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and studied plant systematics at the University of Reading with a PhD in conservation genetics. Mike has spent his career to date working in botanic gardens, museums and universities with a particular interest in species and habitat conservation.


Mike has worked with the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Florida International University, with extensive field work and consulting experience in the Caribbean, Sub Saharan Africa and the Middle East.


This has included the master planning and design of botanic gardens and museums, field work for conservation planning and conservation training. Mike currently serves on the board of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund and the US board of Botanic Gardens Conservation International.

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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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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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Magnus Mchunguzi, 48 is a seasoned executive who has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years. He has worked with the likes of Ericsson, Siemens, Motorola and and was part of the advent of digitization and deregulation of the telecoms sector in Africa that commenced in mid-90’s. Magnus recently left Ericsson after almost 15 years of diligent service to pursue his own business interests, primarily in the technology sector. Magnus holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Reading University in the UK and has attended numerous lectures and studies at leading Universities of the World from London Business School (LBS), Columbia, Boston and Wharton University. Magnus is a Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (ALI) of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and a Member of Young President Organization (YPO). Linkdln: https://www.linkedin.com/in/magnus-mchunguzi-144918/

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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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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 Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Professor of Economics at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She is also the Director of the American Economic Association’s NSF-funded Mentoring Program and former two-term President of the American Society of Hispanic Economists. Dr. Mora is nationally recognized for her research on the educational and other socioeconomic outcomes of Hispanics. Her recent honors include the 2016 Outstanding Support for Hispanic Issues in Higher Education Award from the American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education; the 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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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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Cameron Munter is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the EastWest Institute. Munter has been a career diplomat, serving in some of the most conflict-ridden areas of the globe. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan from 2010-2012, where he guided U.S.-Pakistani relations through a strained period, including the operation against Osama bin Laden, while leading a 2,500-employee embassy. Previously he served as Ambassador to Serbia, where he negotiated Serbian domestic consensus for European integration and managed the Kosovo independence crisis. Munter also served at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, overseeing U.S. civilian and military cooperation in planning the drawdown of U.S. troops. In Europe, he served in the Czech Republic and Poland, where he helped manage the American contribution to those countries’ integration into the global economy. He was a Director at the National Security Council at the White House, and had numerous other domestic assignments at the State Department in Washington.Before joining the Foreign Service, Munter taught European history at the University of California Los Angeles. He also taught at Columbia University School of Law and has two honorary doctoral degrees. For the past two years, Munter has been Professor of International Relations at Pomona College in Claremont, California, as well as a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Born in California in 1954, Munter graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University and earned a doctorate in Modern European History from John Hopkins University.

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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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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.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":19,"name":"Carl Pabo","firstName":"Carl","lastName":"Pabo","title":"","group":"g3","subgroup":"p","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/pabo_carl.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/pabo_carl.jpg","shortDescription":"Founder & President, Humanity 2050","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

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.

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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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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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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.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":122,"name":"Misan Rewane","firstName":"Misan","lastName":"Rewane","title":"","group":"g4","subgroup":"r","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/rewane_misan.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/rewane_misan.jpg","shortDescription":"Co-Founder and Chief Exevutive Officer, West Africa Vocational Educationn (WAVE)","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

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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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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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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In 2014, Kenneth Schwartz was appointed as the founding director of the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking in addition to his role as dean of the Tulane School of Architecture. Since Schwartz was appointed as dean in 2008, the school has become one of the most visible units of Tulane University in creating a national model of innovative, engaged and empathetic pedagogy working in close partnership with neighborhood and non-profit organizations throughout New Orleans and beyond. His research interests currently center on social innovation and theories of change. Previously, Schwartz was on the faculty at the University of Virginia for twenty-four years. He was chairman of the architecture department and associate dean. He conducted an active practice and research agenda, where he explored issues of architecture in the public realm with a strong focus on community design and planning issues necessary for the creation of healthy urban environments. Among the many vivid experiences over the last eleven years at Tulane, the highlight was the time when he was blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama when they met during Tulane’s Commencement ceremony.

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John Scott-Railton is a Senior Researcher at Citizen Lab (Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto). His research involves tracking and mitigating threats against high-risk groups, such as malware and information controls. Recent work and collaborations include reports on the misuse of commercial malware (HackingTeam, FinFisher, NSO), and threat actors in South America(Packrat) and the Syrian Conflict. Previously he ran The Voices Projects, information feeds that bypassed internet shutdowns in Libya and Egypt. He is also pursuing a PhD at the Luskin School at UCLA.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Susan Sygall, CEO and co-founder of Mobility International USA is an internationally-recognized expert in the area of international educational exchange and leadership programs for persons with disabilities. For over 35 years, Ms. Sygall, who is a disability activist, has co-authored numerous publications and lectured throughout the world on a variety of topics related to inclusive international development, women’s leadership, and disability rights. During the course of her career she has focused on issues related to women with disabilities, having spearheaded MIUSA’s signature program, the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability. Ms. Sygall is a MacArthur Fellow, a senior Ashoka Senior Fellow, and a Kellogg Fellow who has received the Matusak Courageous Leadership Award. Ms. Sygall is a Rotarian who has received a Rotary Alumni Achievement Award, and she is a member of the International Women’s Forum and is a Board Member of InterAction. She has also received the President's Award from President Bill Clinton at the White House for her active role throughout our country and the world in empowering people with disabilities. Ms. Sygall is a graduate of the University of Oregon and received an honorary doctorate from Chapman University. 

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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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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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Jennifer is founder, president and CEO of the Center for Financial Services Innovation. CFSI is the authority on consumer financial health, leading a network of committed financial services innovators to build better consumer products and practices. As an entrepreneur, innovator and forceful voice for change, Jennifer has focused her work and career on the idea that, by aligning consumer and provider success, business can be a force for good in the lives of consumers, communities and the economy. Jennifer is a recognized thought leader, with frequent interviews and articles in both the mainstream and financial press and major speaking engagements at a broad spectrum of industry and policy conferences. In 2008 she was chosen to serve a three-year term on the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council, and today participates as an advisory board member for several of the nation’s largest financial institutions, non-profits and research organizations. She was named one of Chicago’s 40 under 40 by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2006. She serves on the board of Elevate Energy, is the past chair of the board of the Center for Economic Progress and a past board member of the Interfaith Council for the Homeless. In 2014, she was nominated to the Northwestern University Council of One Hundred.

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Leslie Thomas is a filmmaker, human rights advocate, and architect. She is the founder of ART WORKS Projects and the co-founder of the LARC, Inc. architectural practice. An Emmy-award winning art director, she is currently directing, The Prosecutors, a feature length documentary about prosecution of conflict related sexual violence. She recently co-curated Transitions, a multi-national exhibition on transitional justice. Her multi-media public exhibitions, created in collaboration with photographers, writers, musicians, and other filmmakers have toured extensively around the world and have been the recipient of grants from, among others, The National Endowment for the Arts, the MacArthur Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, the Oak Foundation, and Humanity United. Thomas graduated from Columbia University School of Architecture, Preservation, and Planning and the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She serves on the boards of ART WORKS Projects and Congo Kids Initiative. She lives with her husband and their children in Chicago. 

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

\n\n\t\n","quote":"","location":"","longitude":"","latitude":""},{"id":43,"name":"Caren Yanis","firstName":"Caren","lastName":"Yanis","title":"","group":"g5","subgroup":"y","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/yanis_caren.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/yanis_caren.jpg","shortDescription":"President, Crown Family Philanthropies","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

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.\"