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Chief of Staff
University of California, San Francisco
Amy Lockwood is the Chief of Staff at UCSF’s Global Health Sciences where she leads strategy and operations for the AIDS Research Institute and the Institute of Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy. Previously, Amy was the Deputy Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford, the Executive Director of Project Healthy Children (an NGO focused on micronutrient malnutrition), and the Director of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program and India Deputy Country Director for the Clinton Foundation. Prior to work in global health, she was a strategy consultant with a specialty in branding and communication. In addition to receiving her MBA from the Stanford, Amy holds a BS and MS in Communications from Northwestern University.
Author and Speaker
Leila Chirayath Janah is Founder and CEO of Samasource, a social business that connects over 600 women, youth, and refugees living in poverty to digital work. Samasource, a grantee of the Rockefeller and Mulago Foundations, is a recipient of the Netexplorateur Innovation Prize and has been profiled by CBS, CNN, and The New York Times. Ms. Janah serves on the boards of the San Francisco Social Enterprise Institute and Tech Soup Global. She received a BA from Harvard.
Atossa Soltani is the founder and Executive Director of Amazon Watch. For over two decades, Atossa has been working in partnership with indigenous peoples in the Amazon basin and leading global campaigns that have resulted in groundbreaking victories for indigenous rights, corporate accountability, and rainforest protection. Amazon Watch is currently advancing clean energy solutions in Brazil's electricity sector as the alternative to building large hydroelectric dams in the Amazon rainforest. Soltani was recently named the 2013 Hillary Laureate for Leadership in Climate Equity by the New Zealand-based Hillary Institute. She also serves as the chair of the board of trustees of the Christensen Fund, is on the board of directors of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, the advisory board of Peru-based Arkana Alliance and the advisory board of the Inter-American Clean Energy Institute.
John Ballard is an Advisor to the Skoll Foundation's Energy Access Initiative. He believes increased energy access can improve livelihoods and enable wider solutions to other access challenges in health, water, education and financial services. John is also an Entrepreneur in Residence focused on energy and resource technologies at Capricorn Investment Group, an investment firm based in Palo Alto. He serves as General Manager for Automatiks, a Capricorn portfolio company developing distributed energy platforms and hybrid power systems. Previously, John worked on rural electrification in the Philippines and was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where he led projects on energy, sustainability and resource productivity.
Elizabeth Isele is a serial social entrepreneur, having launched three cutting-edge, social enterprises each of which, under her leadership, have galvanized the cross-sector community support needed to solve some of today's most challenging social and economic problems and positively transform the lives of thousands of individuals of all ages. She is also an irrepressible intelligence aggregator, consummate communicator and super connector, aligning mission and strategies among like-minded visionaries to maximize impact. As an author, journalist, blogger, web content provider, and speaker, Elizabeth Isele tells the stories that build the field and drive the social movement forward.
University College London
Professor Henrietta L. Moore is the founding Director of the new Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) at University College London where she also holds the Chair of Philosophy, Culture and Design. The IGP sets out to develop collaborative partnerships and evidence-based approaches for novel approaches to achieve sustainable societies.Henrietta is a distinguished anthropologist and cultural theorist. Her work has developed a distinctive approach to the intersections between culture and globalisation. More recent research has focused on virtual worlds, new technologies, contemporary art and democratic political decision-making. Her work draws on her extensive ethnographic research in Africa. Henrietta is also a founding Trustee of The SHM Foundation and Chair and Co-founder of SHM Productions she has been actively involved in the application of social science insights to the arts, business, and public policy for twenty years..She regularly participates in public, media and academic debates.
Director of Grants Management
Cristina is the Director of Grants Management at the Skoll Foundation, where she is responsible for grants management operations, strategy and policy. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $475M in grants and Program-Related Investments. Prior to joining the Skoll Foundation in 2001, Cristina worked at Stanford University as an online producer and at Walt Disney Internet Group’s GO.com as an information architect. Cristina has a bachelor of arts degree in Women and Gender Studies and a minor in Film Studies from the University of California at Davis. She is an active member of the Grants Managers Network and served on the board from 2009-2012. She currently serves on the NGOsource Advisory Council.
Social Venture Technology Group
Sara M. Olsen is the founding partner of Social Venture Technology Group (SVT), the first firm to specialize in social and environmental returns analysis for private companies, and the related information systems. Sara is a pioneer in practical methods of non-financial valuation for private equity investors, portfolio companies, foundations and social enterprises. SVT works in collaboration with entrepreneurs and other industry leaders to develop and disseminate approaches in a range of fields that include the clean technology, green building, community economic development, health, policy advocacy, human rights and the arts. Previously she helped found an arts-based community development venture for Shorebank Corporation.
Center for Public Integrity
Bill Buzenberg is Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity, an award-winning investigative news organization based in Washington, D.C. He served for 27 years in public radio, as Vice President of News for National Public Radio, as well as NPR’s London bureau chief. He was responsible for launching Talk of the Nation, the expansion of All Things Considered and NPR’s 24-hour newscast service. He was also Senior Vice President of News at American Public Media where he launched American RadioWorks and Speaking of Faith. He also began the Public Insight Network, an innovative use of technology to draw knowledge from the audience. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Buzenberg has been awarded fellowships at the University of Michigan, the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and the Institute of Politics at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Director of Strategic Development
Forest Stewardship Council
Ian Hanna is an ecologist, social entrepreneur and sustainability advocate that is the Director of Strategic Development for the Forest Stewardship Council. He works with various industries, agencies and NGOs to shift the wood and paper purchasing of businesses, consumers and governments to more responsible, verifiable sources such as FSC certification provides. Hanna hails from the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State and is a firm believer that individual action around our purchasing decisions is the quickest path to leaving a positive environmental legacy for future generations.