About Us

Opportunity Collaboration annually convenes 400 global leaders building sustainable solutions to poverty. We engage social entrepreneurs, innovative nonprofit executives, grant-makers, impact investors, corporate & academic field-leaders, and aligned media working around the world to solve common challenges and spark new opportunities.

Predicated on the powerful idea that out of fragmentation can come collaboration, from diversity can come unity, and from cross-fertilization can come innovation: the power of collaboration does not presume a single outcome. Rather, it draws its power from the conviction that people of good will forge their own solutions, directions and alliances, and uncover new ways to combine and leverage resources.

We partner with colleagues we trust, whose values we share, when common objectives translate in ego-free zones. Join us!

Steering Committee & Management Directory

Karen Keating Ansara

Karen Keating Ansara

Steering Committee Member

Fund Advisor, Ansara Family & Haiti Funds at the Boston Foundation

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Karen and her husband Jim began making small grants to end poverty in 1999 and now recommend grants via a staffed donor advised fund at the Boston Foundation with a focus on Haiti, Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua, Nepal and Afghanistan.

In addition, Karen co-founded New England International Donors, a peer-learning network, with John Harvey of Grantmakers Without Borders and other funders in 2008.

Most recently, Karen issued a challenge grant two days after the earthquake and established the Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation. With over 1,400 donors including many community groups, the fund is focused on long-term reconstruction and human rights with Haitian citizens and Haitian Americans at the helm. Now guided by a Grantmaking Committee and a 35-member Advisory Council, primarily Haitian, the Haiti Fund is making grants over five years.

 

Sarah Borgman

Sarah Borgman

Steering Committee Member

Director & Curator, Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, Skoll Foundation

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As Director and Curator of the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, Sarah has executive oversight for the international platform that accelerates entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. The globally-focused convening takes place each year in Oxford, England.

Prior to the Skoll Foundation, Sarah had more than 15 years of executive marketing, communications and event experience in the public, private and government sectors. She served as the Vice President of Communications at the X PRIZE Foundation, Vice President of Communications at the Prostate Cancer Foundation as well as a Vice President at Porter Novelli International.

In addition to executive corporate and non-profit experience, Sarah also served in the Clinton Administration as the Director of Marketing for the Peace Corps and the Press Secretary of the National School-to-Work Office at the US Department of Education.

While living in Washington, D.C., she gained significant broadcast experience as a former television panelist for 3 years on a national public affairs television show and served as a spokesperson appearing and quoted in numerous top-tier media outlets. Sarah started her career as part of the communications team for Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA) and earned a BA with honors in Political Science and International Relations from Boston College. In her off-time, she and her husband try to stay ahead of her six year old daughter and twin two year old boys.

 

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Elena Casolari

Steering Committee Member

President, Opes Impact Fund

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Since its establishment in late 2012, Elena has been Executive president of Opes Impact Fund, an investment vehicle targeting early stage social enterprises in East Africa and India in key development sectors with the aim at contributing in covering the “pioneer gap”. Since 2005, Elena has been CEO at ACRA-CCS, one of the largest Italian NGOs, active in several countries in Africa and Latin America. She is director at Fondazione Umano Progresso, a private family-run Italian foundation, and also serves on the Board of the Tanzanian registered social enterprise, E&E (Education & Entrepreneurship). She has more than 10 years of experience in the mainstream investment banking industry covering global emerging markets for  investment banks as HSBC, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Nikko Securities. Elena graduated in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan and she was a Monbushoo researcher at the Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo.

 

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Marty Cordes

Steering Committee Co-Chair

Co-Founder, Cordes Family Foundation

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Marty Cordes is Co-Founder of the Cordes Foundation, which she created with her husband Ron in 2006. She directs the activities of the Foundation focused on global human rights and empowering women and girls, including initiatives in education, health care and job training. She also serves on the Boards of Ripple Effect Images and the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of the Pacific. Previously, she enjoyed a career in the banking industry, and served in several volunteer leadership capacities with social service organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Ron Cordes

Ron Cordes

Steering Committee Co-Chair

Co-Founder, Cordes Family Foundation

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Ron D. Cordes has enjoyed a 30-plus year career in the investment industry, having co-founded and then sold AssetMark Investment Services to Genworth Financial in 2006. He is currently co-chairman of Genworth Financial Wealth Management, which is responsible for over $25 billion in assets under management for individual and institutional clients.

He is co-author of “The Art of Investing & Portfolio Management,” published in 2004 by McGraw Hill, and was recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

He is a co-founder with his wife, Marty, of the Cordes Foundation and a regent for the University of the Pacific, as well as chairman of the advisory board for the University’s Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship. In addition, he serves on the boards of FairTrade USA, the Sarona Frontier Markets Fund, and the East Bay Community Foundation.

 

Saul Garlick

Saul Garlick

Steering Committee Member

Founder & CEO, Think Impact

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Saul began his journey into social entrepreneurship at 17 years old. First, it was through a high school club. Then he founded a non-profit called Student Movement for Real Change that had campus chapters at 25 universities across the United States that was endorsed by President Nelson Mandela. In 2011 Saul launched ThinkImpact Company, where he is Founder and CEO. His work has led to over 50 development projects in health and education in Kenya and South Africa and the creation of path-breaking experiential education programs across Africa.

Saul serves on the Board of Directors for Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, an international organization with 8,000 members worldwide, the Board of Stakeholders for the University of the Pacific’s Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and the Board of Directors of iOnPoverty.

In 2011, Saul was recognized as a top 9 Young Foreign Policy Leader under 33 by the Diplomatic Courier and is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council. He is an internationally renowned speaker and International Speaker Specialist for the Bureau of International Information Programs at the Department of State. He blogs regularly for The Huffington Post and his work has been featured in Inc., Entrepreneur, Fast Company, The Next Web, Business Insider, Portfolio.com and The Washington Post. A Truman Scholar, Saul graduated from Johns Hopkins University and John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). An avid runner, skier and Broncos fan, Saul lives in Denver with his wife Emily.

 

Gerald Hildebrand

Gerald Hildebrand

Steering Committee Member

Executive Director, University of the Pacific Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship

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As the Executive Director of UOP’s Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Jerry develops and oversees University social entrepreneurship programs, including international mentorship and internship programs, and the first community-based microfinance fund in California’s Central Valley. Previously, Jerry was the CEO of the Katalysis Partnership, a microfinance organization providing training, technical assistance, and credit to MFIs in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador. He also directed a socio-economic development program for ten newly independent island-nations in the Eastern Caribbean, and worked in grassroots economic development in chronically depressed Appalachia, West Virginia.

 

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Tracie Hudgins

Director of Registrations, Opportunity Collaboration

Phone: (602) 647-9121
Email: thudgins@opportunitycollaboration.net

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Tracie Hudgins has been working in the field of microfinance and poverty alleviation for the past four years as the Operations Manager for MicroCredit Enterprises. She has been a member of the Opportunity Collaboration team since its inaugural year. Previously, she was the Executive Assistant for iNation, VistaCare and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

 

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

Steering Committee Member

Founder and Executive Director, The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

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Twesigye Jackson Kaguri was born and raised in Uganda in the small village of Nyakagyezi. In 2001, Kaguri founded The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project in response to the devastating effects of AIDS in his hometown. The organization provides free education to children who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. In addition to two primary schools and a secondary a school, it also operates two libraries, desire farm and nutrition program, a medical clinic, two clean water systems, and a support program for the grandmothers who care for up to 14 children at a time.

Since founding the project, Kaguri has also become an author. In “A School for My Village” he shares how he came to build the first school and the struggles he faced during the first few years. His most recent book, “Sitwe Joseph Goes to School”, was published in 2014. It is a children’s book about a young HIV/AIDS orphan who dreams of going to school. In 2010, he resigned as Interim Senior Director of Development in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University to focus full-time on The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. Kaguri has been awarded the 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen Award, named a 2012 CNN Hero, a Heifer International Hero, recognized in Time Magazine’s ‘Power of One’ Series, and spoken to the UN about his work. When not visiting the schools in Uganda or working at his office in Okemos, MI, Kaguri travels the country to speak with students and supporters about the organization.

 

Randall Kempner

Randall Kempner

Steering Committee Member

Executive Director, ANDE

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Randall has nearly twenty years of experience in the field of national and international business/economic development. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. The network’s members provide critical financing and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) that create significant economic, environmental and social impacts in developing countries.

Most recently, Randall served as Vice President for Regional Innovation at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness. Prior to joining the Council, Randall was co-founder of OTF Group, an international consulting firm that advises regions and nations on how to create competitive advantage. He is frequent speaker on entrepreneurship-based economic development strategies.

 

Ramon Leon

Ramon León

Steering Committee Member

President and CEO, Latino Economic Development Center

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Ramon has been an entrepreneur and business owner from a young age, in both Mexico and the United States, an active social justice leader in his community, and one of the early faith-based Latino organizers in the Twin Cities through “Interfaith action” and “Isaiah.” He is also one of the pioneers of the economic development movement in Minneapolis and was the first president of the founding board of directors of “Cooperative Mercado Central”, an economic justice, community based cooperative project that-sparked the revitalization of Lake Street in Minneapolis.

He is co-founder of the Minnesota Collaborative of Latino Non-profits, and also serves as the chair of the economic development committee of the National Association for Latino Asset Builders (NALCAB). During his chairmanship, he has pushed for an asset based and wealth building economic development agenda that includes Latinos in both urban and rural areas.

 

David Leventhal

David Leventhal

Steering Committee Member

Social & Environmental Impact Entrepreneur, Playa Viva

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David’s entrepreneurial endeavors focus on leveraging hospitality to promote environmental impact and social impact. Hospitality, Real Estate, Energy and Community Development push the envelop, going from Green to Sustainable to Regenerative, and leveraging Whole Systems Thinking.  Background in media and technology.

In 2001, with wife Sandra, formed Amigos de Calakmul, protecting over 350,000 acres of jaguar habitat in one of Mexico’s largest private reserves.  At the same time, built Casa Viva Troncones, an award winning B&B and later built Playa Viva, a Sustainable Boutique Hotel, both located in the Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa area. Delegates love to stay at Playa Viva or Casa Viva before and after OC!

David heads up the local engagement efforts of Opportunity Collaboration, pushing the envelop from a “feel good moment” for attendees to creating real Collective Impact with the local community, and serving as a “Petri dish” model for sharing lessons learned across communities.

David’s best day is one spent with his family which includes two teen-aged children.

 

Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan Lewis

Steering Committee Member

Chief Executive Officer, iOnPoverty

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Jonathan C. Lewis is the founder and president of the Opportunity Collaboration.He is also the founder and board chair of MicroCredit Enterprises – an innovative social venture which leverages private capital to make tiny business loans to deeply impoverished people, mostly women, in developing countries. Jonathan is a Lecturer at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, University of California, Berkeley. He blogs weekly at the Huffington Post and the Skoll Foundation’s Social Edge and is a frequent public speaker on economic development issues, social entrepreneurship and social change. Jonathan is a recipient of the Social Venture Network Innovation Award.

 

Chid Liberty

Chid Liberty

Steering Committee Member

Chief Executive Officer, Liberty & Justice

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Liberty & Justice is the first Fair Trade Certified apparel manufacturer in Africa. A Liberian native, Chid left Africa as an eighteen month old baby when his father became Liberia’s Ambassador to Germany. Chid lectures on social entrepreneurship and innovation, serves as Entrepreneur in Residence at the Monrovia Business Startup Center at the University of Liberia, and sits on Fair Trade USA’s Fair Trade Certified Apparel Multistakeholder Group, which guides certified fair trade apparel policy for the United States.

 

Jan Piercy

Jan Piercy

Steering Committee Member

Senior Advisor, Enclude

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Jan Piercy, Senior Advisor, Enclude, has been committed to promoting public service and social entrepreneurship her entire career, which has spanned private, public, academic and citizen sectors. She headed public management programs at Cornell and then Stanford’s Graduate Schools of Business; led development programs in Bangladesh and Thailand, then entered community banking until joining President Clinton’s Administration in the White House until appointed to serve on the Board of the International Bank for Reconstruction & Development. Rejoining ShoreBank, Jan helped raise capital for one of the earliest impact investment funds making equity investments in locally owned small business and microfinance lending institutions in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. She today works with Enclude’s Capital Advisory Services practice to help social benefit enterprises access mission-aligned capital for growth and scaling.

 

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Denielle Sachs

Steering Committee Member

Director of Social Impact, McKinsey & Company

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Denielle joined McKinsey & Company in 2008 to lead the strategic design and implementation of the firm’s corporate social responsibility agenda. In this role, Denielle oversees the firm’s social impact positioning, employee engagement and knowledge portfolio in areas such as education, economic development and social innovation. She is also helping lead the launch of a non-profit entity, which will drive major initiatives around targeted societal challenges, beginning with youth unemployment.  Denielle brings more than fifteen years of experience advising governments, companies and civil society organizations on a range of topics from social impact strategies to community engagement, public affairs, advocacy and corporate reputation. Previously, Denielle worked with The White House and on multiple political campaigns; with APCO Worldwide on a number of major international disputes; with several non-profits; and in crisis communications at The Abernathy MacGregor Group.

 

 

Diana Samarasan

Steering Committee Member

Executive Director, Disability Rights Funds

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Diana Samarasan is the Founding Executive Director of the Disability Rights Fund and the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund, which empower Disabled Persons’ Organizations to advance the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Global South, Middle East, and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union.  Diana is the primary liaison to donors to the Fund and oversees grantmaking and strategic development. She is also responsible for promoting the organization’s mission among other grantmakers and donors in the human rights arena.

Diana has over fifteen years of experience in disability, international health, and human rights. Previously, Diana directed the Mental Disability Advocacy Center a legal advocacy organization in Budapest, Hungary, which litigates abuses of rights of persons with mental disabilities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. She also worked with the American Refugee Committee and Doctors of the World, addressing issues such as access of vulnerable populations to reproductive health services, tuberculosis control, and deinstitutionalization. A graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Diana has advanced degrees in Public Administration and Psychology. Diana is a Board member of the United States International Council on Disability and on the Steering Committee of the International Human Rights Funders’ Group.

 

Regina Starr Ridley

Regina Starr Ridley

Steering Committee Member

Senior Vice Presient, Client Operations, Tides

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Regina oversees Tides’ donor advised funds and fiscal sponsorship. Prior to Tides, Regina was Publishing Director with the Stanford Social Innovation Review for eight years, following a 22-year career in for-profit media. As a group president at CMP Media, she ran a $150 million division of tech magazines, websites, and conferences. Regina has a Master’s in International Management from the Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management and a Bachelor’s in political science from the University of Connecticut.

Her passions outside of work include travel and involvement in her community, global and local. Regina serves as president and board chair for Friends of Timboni Feeder School, a nonprofit she helped found in 2006 to bring water to a small school in southern Kenya. She is proud to say that she recently climbed Mount Kenya with her son and reached the summit, 16,355 feet.

 

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Sam Vaghar

Steering Committee Member

Executive Director, Millennium Campus Network

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Sam Vaghar is the Executive Director and Co-founder of The Millennium Campus Network, empowering student leaders across the United States to be effective partners for global development.  In this capacity, Sam engages with numerous partners from Microsoft and The Jenzabar Foundation to the United Nations Foundation and HP.  Under Sam’s leadership, the MCN educates over 1,000 campus leaders through annual conferences, trains emerging leaders through an innovative fellowship program, and allocates Student Action Grants to support activism on campuses and overseas.

In 2011, Sam was invited by the State Department as the featured speaker in a tour across Bosnia and Herzegovina.  During that summer Sam met with President Barack Obama in the Roosevelt Room at the White House to share perspectives of US youth leaders.  The following year, Sam was selected for the 2012 list of the “Top 99 most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33″ by The Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.  In 2013, Sam delivered the Commencement Speech at Lynn University in Florida, the youngest in Lynn’s 50 year history.  He also served as the featured speaker on a tour for the State Department across Morocco.

Sam has addressed audiences at over two dozen institutions including talks at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and at the United Nations.  He is a 2008 graduate of Brandeis University.

 

Jackie Vanderbrug

Jackie VanderBrug

Steering Committee Member

Senior Vice President, U.S. Trust

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Catalyst. Connector. Curator. I work with organizations and individuals to drive the rate of social change. I bring the tools of finance, philanthropy, and field building to the table. My experience crosses all three sectors of our economy) public, government and non profit) and I’m most excited by the white spaces between these and the emerging fourth sector.

I’m passionate about the power of a gender lens in investing to drive financial return and social impact. To build the field of gender lens investing, I cultivate both investors and investment vehicles.

I am deeply immersed in networks reimagining the purpose of capital. Through my role in developing and facilitating Structure Lab© workshops, I have helped over 200 entrepreneurs and organizations think through their legal and financial structures.

At U.S. Trust, I am responsible for formulating and developing the firm’s values based investing strategy as well as the product offerings across asset classes that align with our clients’ objectives. I also provide thought leadership and support for a client’s locally-based U.S. Trust team of investment professionals.

I also co-lead gender lens investing trips to Haiti and Kenya for philanthropists and investors who are looking to experience first-hand the impact that investing in women and girls can have. Our small group will have a unique opportunity to get on the ground with entrepreneurs, accelerators, community developers and those providing the financing. If you are interested in joining us contact me directly.

 

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Jorian Wilkins

Chief Operating Officer, Opportunity Collaboration

Phone: (303) 905-1424
Email: jwilkins@opportunitycollaboration.net

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After beginning her career as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company and earning her MBA from Stanford University, Jorian launched her first social venture, a civic club in Boulder, Colorado self-sustained by members hosting hundreds of cultural and educational community events.

While becoming a mother to three sons, Jorian lived in Mexico, managed the #1 All-Inclusive Luxury Resort in the U.S., and eventually settled in California.

She is proud to now co-captain the Opportunity Collaboration as Chief Operating Officer.

 

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Topher Wilkins

Chief Executive Officer, Opportunity Collaboration

Phone: (303) 956-8431
Email: twilkins@opportunitycollaboration.net

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Topher Wilkins has been hosting people in collaborative environments for the purposes of social change for nearly a decade. Starting with the City Club, which he co-founded, in Boulder, Colorado, to managing Dunton Hot Springs near Telluride, Colorado, and finally with the Opportunity Collaboration, Topher is passionate about creating high-end, high-impact gatherings.

He and his wife, Jorian, live in Santa Cruz, California, where they are raising their family of three young boys.

 

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Akaya Windwood

Steering Committee Member

President, Rockwood Leadership Institute

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Akaya is internationally recognized for elevating the effectiveness of leadership and collaboration in the nonprofit and social benefit sectors. Her vision for our global community includes infusing a sense of purpose, delight and wonder into everything we do. She has a life-long commitment to working for a fair and equitable society, and believes that Rockwood’s network of over 4,000 powerful, collaborative, and interconnected leaders will help lead the way.

 

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Sakena Yacoobi

Steering Committee Member

Executive Director, Afghan Institute of Learning

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Born in Herat, Afghanistan, Sakena came to the United States earn a master’s degree in public health and was a professor at D’Etre University and a health consultant before returning to Afghanistan in 1990 to work with her people. While working with refugees in Pakistan, she published eight Dari-language teacher training guides. During that time, she also served as the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR) delegate working on the education portion of the United Nation’s Rehabilitation Plan for Afghanistan.

Sakena established the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) to provide teacher training to Afghan women, to support education for boys and girls, and to provide health education to women and children. Under Sakena’s leadership, AIL has established itself as a groundbreaking, visionary organization which works at the grassroots level and empowers women and communities to find ways to bring education and health services to rural and poor urban girls, women and other poor and disenfranchised Afghans. AIL was the first organization to offer human rights and leadership training to Afghan women. AIL supported 80 underground home schools for 3000 girls in Afghanistan after the Taliban closed girls’ schools in the 1990s. AIL was the first organization that opened Women’s Learning Centers for Afghan women—a concept now copied by many organizations throughout Afghanistan. AIL has trained over 10,000 teachers since its inception.

Using their grassroots strategies and holistic approach, AIL now serves 350,000 women and children each year through its training programs, Educational Learning Centers, schools and clinics in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Since 1996, over 7,700,000 Afghans have benefited from AIL’s education and health programs.

Sakena Yacoobi is also co-founder and Vice President of Creating Hope International, a Michigan-based non-profit organization. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Global Fund for Women. She is an advisor to the Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation. She is advisor to Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) and a member of WLP’s Roaming Institute for Women’s Leadership. She is a member and past steering committee member of the Agency Co-ordinating Body for Afghan Relief.

 

 Britt Yamamoto

Britt Yamamoto

Steering Committee Member

Executive Director & Founder, iLEAP

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Britt Yamamoto has developed and led a number of social enterprises and conducted extensive academic work in the fields of international development, civil society, and food and agriculture. In 2007, Britt founded iLEAP, an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire and renew social leaders and global citizens through integrated leadership programs that ignite hope and transformation in the world. iLEAP conducts programs in Seattle, Washington and collaborates with social leaders throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America to build regional networks of change-makers who are connected through a values-based approach to leadership and committed to building strong global partnerships for social change.

He has been an organic farmer, created social businesses focused on food, and taught about leadership and change in the citizen sector since 1998. Britt is also on the faculties of the University of Washington and Antioch University Seattle where he currently teaches graduate seminars on food and farming, leadership, and cross-cultural partnership. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Washington and an M.S. in Community Development from the University of California at Davis.

 

 

Soushiant Zanganehpour

Steering Committee Member

Strategy & Special Projects, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

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Soushiant joined the Skoll Centre in April 2012 as the Manager of Strategy and Operations. In early 2014, he transitioned to Special Projects to co-lead the Skoll Social Venture Investment Awards (investing up to £20K into early-stage social ventures founded by Oxford students and alumni), and provide strategic leadership on the design of an Oxford-wide web portal for entrepreneurship and innovation. He also remains closely involved in some day-to-day operations of the Centre.

Soushiant’s professional experience spans the fields of management and strategy consulting and policy. He has helped both non-profit (universities and NGO’s) and for-profit (health care and global extractive industries) clients overcome strategic and operational challenges. In London, he was an Associate at Adam Smith International and advised government officials from developing countries on governance reforms for the extractive industries. Prior to this, Soushiant was an Associate at Volans, a London-based strategy firm focused on corporate innovation and sustainability, and conducted research on closed loop economic systems while advising clients on opportunities for enhancing corporate sustainability efforts, innovation and profitability.

At Volans, Soushiant also co-authored a background policy paper with Chairman John Elkington for the European Commission assessing natural resource management and CSR uptake by multinational corporations in emerging markets as well as contributed research to Elkington’s latest book, The Zeronauts. Between 2006 and 2009, Soushiant led a policy program at a leading Canadian disarmament and non-proliferation think tank (The Simons Centre) exploring the motivations and implications of Iran’s nuclear technology advancements, and advised the Canadian and US governments on appropriate policy responses.

In 2010, the UK’s Foreign Office selected Soushiant as one of four Canadian Chevening Scholars. He holds an MA in Global Energy and Public Policy from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of British Columbia, and a Diplôme in International Affairs from Sciences-po Paris.

 

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