BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Interested in taking on a larger challenge, joining our board of directors?  Look at our available board positions here.

 
 
 

JASMINE TOWERS- BOARD CHAIR

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ERIN DRISCOLLVICE CHAIR

Erin is a strategic communications and change management consultant who loves to solve problems, which leads to many volunteer opportunities! She loves her current role as Vice Chair because of all the special projects she gets to drive. The rest of her time is spent trying to figure out what her cat will or won’t eat and cooking dinner for friends (she knows what they like to eat).

 

TAYLOR MATHIESEN- TREASURER

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KATELYN CRABTREE- SECRETARY

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SHANNEN O'BRIAN- GHANA PROGRAMS & ENTERPRISE

With a degree in International Development and a Masters in Human Rights, Shannen has worked with NGOs around the world, gaining invaluable skills and insight into how aid is administered, but also witnessing two major problems: inefficiency and corruption. In order to avoid these problems, Shannen picked up a video camera and started interviewing the girls she met in Northern Ghana, asking them directly about their lives in the hopes of designing an organization that would directly include these girls voices every step of the way.  Ten years later, Shannen’s vision of inclusion has turned into something even more powerful: actually having girls lead the organization themselves.  With all the time Shannen has spent working with girls side-by-side, she has developed strong personal relationships that have allowed her to understand a complex culture of poverty, and develop innovative strategies that tackle social inequality and gender discrimination.  Over the years, she has become a strong advocate of social enterprise and the importance of giving people who have lived through poverty the chance to solve it, in an effort to address the need for charities to shift to a new model of self-sufficiency.   

 

ANA-MARIA STENASCU- CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

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DAVID GOMESCANADA YOUTH PROGRAMS

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RAFAEL ACOSTAADMINISTRATOR

Rafael is a Delivery Manager at Conquer Mobile, a boutique mobile development company specializing in delivering education through health & safety simulation & training applications. He has over 10 years in the software development industry and is a strong advocate for the potential for technology & system processes to transform the way the world tackles its most intractable problems, starting with Education.