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Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA)
Kirsten Gagnaire is the Global Director of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA). Before joining MAMA, Gagnaire was the Ghana Country Director for the Grameen Foundation and led the initial implementation of MOTECH. She was the Founder of the Social Enterprise Group (SEG) and Sustayne, and has a depth of experience and passion for addressing social and environmental issues through profitable business ventures. Previously, Gagnaire was Administrator of Strategic Planning at Casey Family Programs. Before working at Casey, Gagnaire was a consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick, specializing in management, technology, and organizational development consulting for health and human service agencies.
CEO and Co-founder
For more than a decade, Tracy has dedicated herself to building a more impactful nonprofit sector by re-imagining the role of the capital markets in enabling social progress. Inspired by her work with its sister organization in the UK, Tracy co-founded Social Finance, Inc. in January 2011. Prior to Social Finance, Tracy was a Managing Director for 11 years at The Parthenon Group where she established and led the Nonprofit Practice and worked with foundations and NGOs to accomplish their missions in the US and globally. She is co-author of Investing for Impact: Case Studies Across Asset Classes, a report that provides an important view on the evolution of the impact investing industry. Prior to Parthenon, Tracy worked at Wellington Management Co. and McKinsey & Co. She is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Facing History and Ourselves, a member of the Board of Overseers at Harvard University and a Director of Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE: AMG). She also serves on the Investment Committee of Milton A
Capricorn Investment Group
William Orum is a Partner at Capricorn Investment Group, an investment firm founded to demonstrate that it is possible to invest profitably while driving sustainable positive change. William leads investments in public market strategies as well as oversees asset allocation and risk management in the portfolio. William received a BA from Amherst College and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business, both with honors.
Sonal Bains is the co-founder of Lux Digital, where she helps clients distill their goals into compelling digital strategies that connect and activate diverse online communities. For nearly a decade, Sonal has pioneered digital strategy development for clients including Ford Foundation, The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company, Asia Society, Revenue Watch Institute, Barnard College and New York University. She has advised the White House Office of Digital Strategy, United Nations, Washington Post, and MTV on innovative outreach mechanisms and online storytelling platforms, reaching millions of people and shaping the public debate on leading issues. Sonal is a triathlete, R&B enthusiast, amateur mountaineer and animal charmer. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and pet boa constrictor, Charmaine.
Senior Business Executive
Pharmaceutical and Vaccine Industries
Kevin Reilly is a senior business executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and vaccine industries. During his 20 years with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, he served in several positions covering responsibilities in Canada, Asia, and the Pacific region. From 1999 until his retirement in 2003, he was president of Wyeth’s $2 billion Vaccine and Nutrition Division. Prior to joining Wyeth, he spent ten years with Connaught Laboratories, a major vaccine manufacturer, in positions of increasing responsibility, including three years as executive vice president from 1980 to 1983. Mr. Reilly currently serves on the boards of Vaxgen Inc. and The Sabin Vaccine Institute and on the management committee for the Accelerated Development and Introduction Plans of the GAVI Alliance. Mr. Reilly is a native of Australia. He earned his Master of Business Administration from York University in Toronto, Canada, and is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School.
Founder & Managing Partner
Vision Ridge Partners LLC
Reuben is the Managing Partner of Vision Ridge Partners, LLC, a clean energy oriented investment firm active in renewable energy, green building, future utility business models and advanced transportation. Vision Ridge invests in transformative growth companies with a focus on sustainability. Reuben was the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Bright Automotive, Inc, a start-up electric vehicle company focused on providing economic solutions to commercial and government fleets. Prior to founding Vision Ridge, he was a Managing Director with The Baupost Group, LLC. a leading investment firm with over $25 billion in assets. . Reuben is Chairman of Securing America’s Future Energy, a trustee of the Rocky Mountain Institute, a member of the board of the League of Conservation Voters in addition to serving on the boards of a number of private companies. Reuben graduated magna cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a B.A. in Politics and Economics and a B.S. in Business Administration.
I am a twenty-year-old college student with a multicultural background. I am of Lebanese-Egyptian-German-Swiss descent, and I speak six languages fluently. I am currently a second-year student in the Dual BA Program between Columbia University and Sciences Po, with a concentration in Law at Sciences Po and a planned major in Political Science with a focus on International Relations and a concentration in Human Rights at Columbia University. Last summer I completed a two-month internship at the Embassy of Luxembourg in Belgium, during which I led a project for the improvement of a business process, and I performed a variety of tasks that allowed me to gain an understanding of the way an embassy functions on many levels. As for my personal activities, my hobbies include Model United Nations, practicing martial arts, playing soccer, running, singing and playing various musical instruments.
Head of Global Partnerships
Giovanna is responsible for overseeing Kiva's partnerships and regional teams throughout the world. As the Senior Director for Global Portfolio she helps to develop Kiva's strategy for growth and expansion with field partners. Giovanna joined Kiva in 2008 as a Partnerships Manager for Central and North America. In particular, Giovanna was responsible for driving Kiva's entry into the US microfinance market in 2009. She then moved on to become the Regional Director for the Americas where she managed the team and portfolio of the region and directed Kiva's strategy in that market. Prior to Kiva, Giovanna worked as a consultant in the technical assistance department at ACCION New York. She has worked on community development projects in Mexico, Costa Rica and Paraguay. Giovanna holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A from the Yale School of Management.
As Executive Director of Clubhouse International, Joel is a global advocate and entrepreneur working on behalf of millions of people living mental illness and an international network of Clubhouse programs. A Clubhouse is an evidence-based-practice founded on the belief that even the most disabled can sufficiently recover and improve their lives with the help of a supportive community. The Clubhouse model provides pathways to meaningful social and economic inclusion, work and wellbeing. First developed in New York in 1948 by a small group of former psychiatric hospital patients, the Clubhouse model has gained international recognition, scaling to more than 350 Clubhouses operating in 33 countries and growing. Joel travels extensively throughout the world, working to promote and support the development and quality of new and existing Clubhouse programs. With the assistance of a large Clubhouse International network he helps local communities in many countries and cultures create enduring resources and opp
Founder & President of ComCon International; Founder, Roselyne C. Swig Artsource (1978-94). Former Director, U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program (1994-97). Philanthropic and community service efforts, at local, national and global level: women empowerment, social welfare, fine art, political advocacy, education. Founder, Partners Ending Domestic Abuse; member, United Religions Initiative, President's Council. Boards: Vital Voices Global Partnership; NPR Foundation; Mills College, SF Art Institute, SFMOMA, UC Art Museum & Pacific Film Archives; The Contemporary Jewish Museum; AIPAC; American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee; Jewish Community Federation; KQED. Ms. Swig is a 2013 Advanced Leadership Fellow, appointed to the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. Honorary degrees: SF Art Institute; USF; Mills College; Santa Clara University. Ms. Swig is the wife of the late Richard Lewis Swig, has four children and twelve grandchildren.