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Dollars and Change: August 1, 2019

Hosts Sandi Hunt and Sherryl Kuhlman are joined by John Kluge (Founder and Managing Director, Refugee Investment Network) and Melissa Hanna (CEO and Co-Founder, Mahmee) on the Thursday, August 1, 2019 edition of Dollars and Change.

Air Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

Melissa Hanna

Air Time: 3:00 pm
Featuring: Melissa Hanna

John Kluge

Air Time: 3:30 pm
Featuring: John Kluge

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John Kluge

Founder and Managing Director, Refugee Investment Network

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John W. Kluge is a systems entrepreneur and committed social justice activist. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Alight Fund, an investment and financing company for refugee and host country entrepreneurs. Previously, he co-founded Eirene, a multi-family-office impact investing fund, Toilet Hackers, a social enterprise dedicated to scaling access to dignified sanitation for the 2.5 billion people without a toilet. Kluge currently serves as a Trustee of Babson College, as a member of the Center for Strategic International Studies’ Taskforce on Global Forced Migration, as a Director of the Fonderie 47 Foundation, as the Co-Chair of the Virginia Policy Entrepreneurship Lab, and as a member of the Human Rights Commission of Charlottesville. He is the co-author of the book, Charity & Philanthropy for Dummies (Wylie, 2013), the author of John Kluge: Stories (Columbia University Press, 2008) and has written about the intersection of business and social impact for Forbes and Conscious Company Magazine. Kluge holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an MBA from the Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
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Melissa Hanna

CEO and Co-Founder, Mahmee

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Melissa Hanna, JD, MBA, is co-founder and CEO of Mahmee, a comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care management platform that increases positive health outcomes for moms and babies. By using our proprietary HIPAA-secure technology, Mahmee’s staff of certified and trained maternity support professionals are able to deliver proactive, ongoing education and guidance to new families everywhere at a fraction of the cost. An activist-entrepreneur, Melissa received her Masters of Business Administration from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, and her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School where she now teaches as an adjunct professor of corporate and technology law. She has worked in operations and strategy at startups in healthcare, education, digital media and consumer goods. Prior to launching Mahmee, Melissa served as Assistant Director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School. Melissa’s modus operandi has always been to forge cross-industry collaborations and partnerships to solve big challenges, and she believes that equitable access to healthcare for women and children is a challenge we can all solve by working creatively together. She’s been featured in Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Cheddar TV, Black Enterprise, USA Today, and much more.
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