Molly Barker / Founder / Girls on the Run
A four-time Hawaii Ironman triathlete, Molly used her background in social work, counseling, and teaching, along with research on adolescent issues, to develop Girls on the Run. Since its launch in 1996, Girls on the Run has grown to include councils in more than 200 cities across North America serving more than 150,000 girls and women each year.
Sebastian Buck / Co-founder and Strategic Lead / Enso
Sebastian Buck is Strategic Lead of Enso and oversees strategic development across all clients. Recently, he co-founded and was Strategic Lead of GOOD/Corps, where he led work with Pepsi on the Pepsi Refresh Project, with Starbucks on Create Jobs for USA and Vote.Give.Grow and with Google, GE, MasterCard and the Gates Foundation. His focus is on building initiatives that achieve social impact through strategy, communications and community building. His background is in strategy consulting and development for major companies and new initiatives. Previous work includes the strategy and development for GOOD's media and community business, the launch of Disney Mobile in Japan and multiple European countries, establishing British Telecom's video on demand service in the UK (BT Vision), and strategy development for Helio, a new-entrant US wireless operator. He holds a law degree from the University of Warwick, UK, and studied corporate finance at London Business School.
Donna Callejon / Chief Business Officer / GlobalGiving
Donna is responsible for development of corporate and other strategic partnerships for GlobalGiving. She joined GlobalGiving in 2003, and has worn quite a few hats, including Chief Operating Officer. Now she gets to spend her days doing what she loves - working with companies to help them contribute positively to communities around the world. Donna also serves on the Boards of GlobalGiving UK, Women's Funding Network, and Water for People. She previously was on the Boards of the Washington Area Women's Foundation (three years as Chair) and Business for Social Responsibility. In a prior life, Donna was a senior executive of Fannie Mae having, over a dozen years,led business units as varied as strategic planning, international consulting, marketing, product development, and customer technology. She holds a B.S. in Managerial Economics from UC Davis, but is most proud of her high school basketball team's CCS championship in 1980.
Tim Carpenter / Founder & Executive Director / EngAGE
Tim is the founder of EngAGE and host/producer of the EXPERIENCE TALKS radio show. EngAGE is a nonprofit that changes aging and the way people think about aging by transforming senior apartment communities into vibrant centers of learning, wellness and creativity. EngAGE provides life-enhancing arts, wellness, lifelong learning, community building and intergenerational programs and events to thousands of seniors living in Southern California. Experience Talks is a radio magazine that shines a light on the value of experience in society, airing for 250,000 listeners on Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, 98.7 FM in Santa Barbara and streaming live worldwide on the web at www.kpfk.org. The show is syndicated by the Pacifica Network to up to 100 cities nationwide. Tim catalyzed the creation of the Burbank Senior Artists Colony, a first-of-its-kind senior apartment community with high-end arts amenities and programs. Tim serves on the board of the National Center for Creative Aging. In 2008, Tim was elected an Ashoka Fellow for being one of the top social entrepreneurs in the world, and in 2011 he received the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award.
Brenda Kiefer / Brand Communications & Marketing Consultant
Brenda helps some of the world’s most loved brands create world-changing initiatives and share their successes through creative communications. Working at Cone Communications, the agency that pioneered cause branding, she advised companies like Starbucks, Harley Davidson, Jockey, L’Oreal and Nestle Waters on their corporate responsibility and strategic philanthropic efforts. Wearing her nonprofit hat, Brenda oversaw Marketing & Communications for Net Impact, where she led the organization through a major brand transformation that has brought new clarity, vitality, and engagement to the brand. She was also a member of the team that created the strategy for the award-winning American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign.
Delphyne J. Platner / Ph.D., MFT, CHT
As a Doctor of Women's Spirituality and a psychotherapist, Delphyne Platner believes we all possess an innate ability to heal ourselves. She aspires to help clients awaken to their inherent wisdom, empowering them with tools to facilitate their own healing. Dr. Platner’s vision of healing is very much in alignment with the spirit in which The Dinner Party was born. She has witnessed The Dinner Party since its inception. Once it was decided to grow The Dinner Party beyond the original table, Delphyne, deeply inspired by this plan, offered to serve as a mental health consultant, supporting the founders in the ongoing cultivation of their project. As a psychotherapist who has practiced in San Francisco and New York, she cannot emphasize the extent to which we need The Dinner Party in the world. It is entirely unique in the field. In more than fifteen years of doing this work, Delphyne has yet to encounter groups where she feels comfortable sending clients who are grieving. Until now.
Kirk Souder / Co-founder and Creative Lead / Enso
Kirk Souder is the Creative Lead of Enso. Enso helps brands, businesses and organizations align business strategy with social impact to help them achieve new levels of business success and audience participation. Previously Kirk was Creative Lead & ECD of GOOD/Corps, whose clients include the Pepsi Refresh Project, Starbucks, Google, GE, Shell, Cisco, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Carnegie Foundation. Prior to GOOD/Corps, Kirk was working as ECD with Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai on Nike, Converse, and Proctor & Gamble projects, and was Partner ECD of GMMB in Washington DC, the world’s foremost cause and advocacy communications firm. While there, Kirk oversaw all creative product of the company whose clients include the White House (Obama’s Call to Service Campaign), the United Nations Foundation, the Girl Up campaign, the Red Cross, AARP, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, and Obama For America. Kirk was also an Executive Producer and Co-Creator of “ART & COPY”, a film in the Official Documentary Selection of Sundance 2009 and an Emmy Winner in 2011.
Jan Visick / Writer & Editor, Social Impact Evaluator / Ashoka
Jan is a freelance editor, and has served since the 1990’s as a consultant and second-opinion interviewer for Ashoka, conducting hundreds of in-depth interviews with candidates for one of today’s most strategic social entrepreneurship Fellowship programs. She is a member of the board of directors of Commonweal, in Bolinas, California, and is the mother of two sons.