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Chief Executive Officer
Josh Nesbit is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Medic Mobile, a nonprofit technology company on a mission to improve health equity in under-served communities. Josh also created Hope Phones, a cell phone recycling campaign designed to engage millions of Americans in global health efforts. He is an Ashoka Fellow, PopTech Social Innovation Fellow, Echoing Green Fellow, and Rainer Arnhold Fellow. Josh was selected by Devex as one of 40 Under 40 Leaders in International Development, received the Truman Award for Innovation from the Society for International Development, and in 2011, he was named by Forbes as one of the world’s 30 top social entrepreneurs. Medic Mobile supports over 7,000 community health workers across 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the US. The company develops mobile and web platforms optimized for stockout monitoring, disease surveillance, emergency response, and coordination for maternal and child healthcare.
Chief Executive Officer
Partners in Food Solutions
Jeff currently serves as the CEO of Partners in Food Solutions, a consortium of leading global food companies - General Mills, Cargill, DSM and Buhler- who are committed to improving food security and nutrition in the developing world by sharing the knowledge and expertise of their employees with small and growing food processors. Jeff’s career has included numerous business development, marketing and communication roles at both large, global organizations like Cargill and World Vision as well as at several smaller start-up ventures. Jeff’s current work is shaped and informed by having spent half his career in business and the other half in relief and development (including two years living and working in Lusaka, Zambia) leading to a unique and practical understanding of how both of these sectors can benefit from the other and accomplish more together than apart.
President and CEO, and Senior Director, Sustainability
Autodesk Foundation and Autodesk, Inc.
Lynelle Cameron is President and CEO of the Autodesk Foundation, and the Senior Director of Sustainability at Autodesk, Inc. Prior to spending 15 years leading sustainability teams in the private sector, Cameron worked on the front lines of conservation and community development with the Mountain Institute, the World Wildlife Fund, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance. Cameron serves on a number of nonprofit boards including the Center for Environmental Health, the Biomimicry Institute, Net Impact, and UC Berkeley Center for Responsible Business.
Director of Strategic Alliances
Sandy Herz is responsible for cultivating a network of strategic relationships to drive awareness of, knowledge about and resources for social entrepreneurs. A recovering investment banker, Sandy joined Skoll in 2004 and built out its initial "connect and celebrate" programs including the Skoll World Forum, Social Edge and The New Heroes television series. As Director of Strategic Alliances, she broadened the foundation's portfolio to include the flagship Sundance Stories of Change partnership as well as programming with BBC World, PBS NewsHour, NPR, and Public Radio International, and works with key partners such as Ashoka and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University.
Director of Policy and Outreach
One Acre Fund
Stephanie Hanson is Director of Policy and Outreach at One Acre Fund.
Manager, Donor and Stakeholder Relations
Medicines for Malaria Venture
Matthew is responsible for the effective relationship management of the stakeholder network of Medicines for Malaria Venture - a public-private product development partnership that discovers, develops and delivers life-saving antimalarials. This involves maintaining current and securing new partnerships through resource mobilization, advocacy and stewardship efforts with governments, foundations and corporate partners. Prior to that he spent a number of years in Asset Management and Private Banking. Matthew has a Masters in Social and Economic Science and is a doctoral candidate in Management and Strategy.
Segal Family Foundation
Andy Bryant joined the Foundation as executive director in October, 2010. He oversees the Foundation's team and implements the vision of the Segal family. He has worked in international development for many years in various countries in the developing world. The common link across his postings has been involvement in programming that provides self-sustaining solutions to poverty. Andy completed a BA from Princeton University in 2003 & subsequently graduated from Syracuse University in 2007 with a MPA in International Development. He also served as a Princeton in Africa fellow. Following completion of graduate school, he founded the microfinance program for Tanzanian Children's Fund where he was a grantee of the Foundation. He has also worked as a consultant for the Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative and TechnoServe in East Africa and India.
White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood
Sarah Brown is the Founding Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education and co-Founder of the A World At School initiative to mobilize and support all efforts to achieve education and learning for every child by 2015. She is President of the international children’s charity PiggyBankKids, as well as co-Founder of the Maternal Mortality Campaign and Global Patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.
Senior Programme Manager, Innovation Skills
National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
Theo is a Senior Programme Manager for Innovation Skills (International Development) for Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation. In partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, Nesta has recently launched Development Impact and You (diytoolkit.org), a social innovation toolkit for development practitioners. Theo has previously worked for BT Global Services as a Community Investment Manager, and in the arts sector developing public private partnerships.
Jo has over 35 years experience in the social sector, working with government, business and community organisations, Jo’s career has progressed from direct practice through program management and leadership for social change through innovation and enterprise. Community based innovations for family violence and child abuse prevention have been profiled by the Australian Institute for Family Studies and National Child Protection Clearinghouse. Jo has held a range of sector leadership positions on regional, state and national advocacy and government advisory bodies. International experience includes consulting and governance roles with the Good Shepherd Sisters. Jo is an active sector leader and policy advisor to government, with degrees in Arts and Social Work and a Masters of Management with the Executive Business School of Norway. Current interests include grass roots initiatives for prevention and early intervention to eliminate family and community violence and build safe, stronger communities,