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Ellen Heisman
Ellen Heisman

CEO; Adjunct Lecturer
National Philanthropic Trust; School of Social Policy and Practice at University of Pennsylvania

Eileen R. Heisman, ACFRE, is the President and CEO of National Philanthropic Trust, the largest national donor-advised fund sponsor and one of the Top 25 grantmaking organizations in the US. Since its founding NPT has raised more than $10 billion and granted more than $5 billion to charities around the world. Eileen is a nationally-recognized expert on donor-advised funds, charitable giving, and China's growing philanthropy sector. Eileen authors the annual DAF Report, the industry’s authority on the state of donor-advised fund giving.

She is currently a member of the faculty at Leadership Philadelphia, as well as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Michigan's School of Social Work graduate program and a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice. She is a regular lecturer for the Nonprofit Board Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a member of the Governance Committee for the Nonprofit Leader(Show Full Bio)ship Program at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice. She was among the first fundraising professionals to earn the distinguished ACFRE certification.

Twitter - @NPTrust

Episode: 3/22/2018 @8:00 AM

Felipe Vergara
Felipe Vergara


Felipe is the co-founder and CEO of Lumni, an innovative company that finances students education through ISAs (Income Share Agreements) in the US and Latin America. Felipe received his MBA from Wharton before joining McKinsey & Company as a consultant in their New York office. He was recognized as an Ashoka Global Fellow, an Endeavor Entrepreneur, and named one of America’s 25 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs by Business Week in 2009. Felipe is Board member of Ashoka and Teach for Colombia. He has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes.

Episode: 3/22/2018 @8:30 AM

Bill Golderer
Bill Golderer

President and CEO
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Bill serves as president and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ), where he oversees the organization’s work to fight poverty by investing in youth success and family economic stability.

Bill leads UWGPSNJ’s mission to harness, leverage and strategically invest the collective power of more than 100,000 donors, advocates and volunteers, to end intergenerational poverty in our region. Through the Impact Fund, UWGPSNJ develops successful youth and stable, self-sufficient families by investing in the areas of early learning, career pathways and pipelines, and economic self-sufficiency, while also ensuring access to the community stability supports that individuals and families need to stay healthy and meet their most basic needs.

Prior to joining UWGPSNJ, Bill served as senior pastor at Arch Street Presbyterian Church. He was also the founder of Broad Street Ministry, which enables cross-sector collaboration to lift people out of homeles(Show Full Bio)sness, and has become known for the inclusive service it extends to community members in need. At Broad Street Ministry, hundreds of individuals and families in need are able to join community meals and, through the ministry’s partnerships, access resources such as case management, medical services, behavioral health support, benefits counseling, and legal support. As a result of his work at Broad Street Ministry, Bill also had the opportunity to co-found Rooster Soup Company, the nation’s first for-profit, crowd-funded social impact restaurant that creates jobs and returns revenue to Philadelphia’s most impoverished citizens.

Bill is a graduate of Southern Methodist University (B.A.) and Yale University Divinity School (M.Div.), and he is an Ordained Minister in the Presbyterian Church, PC (USA). He has authored a number of articles and op-eds, contributed to several books, and has been a commentator for Huffington Post, CNN, and The History Channel. Bill continues to lecture and teach coursework at institutions including Princeton Theological Seminary, the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and is a Senior Fellow at Fels School of Government at UPenn. He serves on several governing and advisory boards of arts, social service, and social innovation organizations in the Philadelphia area. In 2010, he was named as one of Philadelphia’s 101 Emerging Connectors by Leadership Philadelphia and in 2017 Philadelphia Magazine recognized him as one of the 100 Most Influential Philadelphians.

Away from work, Bill likes to read, cook, sustain hope in all Philadelphia sports teams, and spend time with his wife Julie and two sons, Sebastian and Deacon.

Episode: 3/22/2018 @9:00 AM

Katherina Rosqueta
Katherina Rosqueta

Founding Executive Director of High Impact Philanthropy
Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice

Katherina M. Rosqueta is the founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (, the only university-based center with a singular focus on philanthropy for social impact. A frequent speaker on philanthropy and social impact, her work and comments have been cited in the New York Times, National Public Radio, Wall Street Journal, and Money Magazine, among others. Kat has held numerous civic leadership positions, currently serving on the board of GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits, and as co-chair of Greenlight Fund Philadelphia, a venture philanthropy fund dedicated to addressing urgent social needs in Philadelphia.

A native Philadelphian, she lives in that city with her husband Michael Idinopulos and their three children.

Twitter - @ImpactSP2

Episodes: 3/15/2018 @8:30 AM, 1/4/2018 @8:00 AM, 12/1/2016 @8:00 AM, 12/10/2015 @8:00 AM

Peter Wang Hjemdahl
Peter Wang Hjemdahl

Co-founder & CEO

Peter worked on business model design & growth strategy with 8 revenue generating social ventures across 5 impact sectors and 3 continents.

Episodes: 3/15/2018 @8:00 AM, 4/21/2016 @8:00 AM

Natasha Doherty
Natasha Doherty


I am a senior at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, studying Management, Business Analytics and Organizational Design.

Alongside my business classes at Penn, I have been able to take classes in Product Design, Architecture, Graphic Design and Biological Design. This website is dedicated to some of the creative projects I have worked on. They make up some of my most fun and challenging times at university!

I am a big proponent of the fusion of analytical and creative ways of problem-solving. These days I am challenging myself to learn new methods in data science and to create informative data visualizations. I hope to help managers gain insights from their data so that they can make better decisions.

Episode: 3/15/2018 @8:00 AM

Ed Marcum
Ed Marcum

Managing Director
Humanity United

Ed brings more than 20 years of experience working on issues related to social justice including human rights, entrepreneurship, micro-enterprise development, and non-profit leadership. He has experience working across the for-profit, not-for-profit, and public policy arenas. Humanity United is a foundation dedicated to bringing new approaches to global problems that have long been considered intractable

Episode: 3/15/2018 @9:00 AM

Georgia Levenson Keohane
Georgia Levenson Keohane

Executive Director
Pershing Square Foundation

Georgia Levenson Keohane is the Executive Director of the Pershing Square Foundation, a New York-based family foundation that supports exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that tackle important social issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact. From 2014-2016, Keohane directed New America's Profits & Purpose program, an initiative exploring ways in which social entrepreneurship, innovation, and finance addresses some of our most pressing social and economic challenges.

Keohane is also an adjunct professor in the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School, and speaks and writes regularly on social and economic policy and the intersection of business and society. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Time, the Harvard Business Review, the Washington Monthly, Slate, the Nation, and other publications. She is the author of Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century: Innovation Across the Nonprofit, Private and Public Sectors ((Show Full Bio)McGraw Hill 2013) and Capital and the Common Good: How Innovative Finance is Tackling the World's Most Urgent Problems (Columbia University, 2016).

Keohane’s career has bridged the private and nonprofit sectors. A former McKinsey consultant, she advises a number of organizations including philanthropies, community development and finance organizations, educational entities, think tanks and social purpose companies. From 2011-2014, Keohane was a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, where she worked on a range of issues in economic policy, including poverty and inequality, employment and job growth, social entrepreneurship and the role of firms in society. She has taught at Yale, and serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.

Keohane holds a B.A. from Yale University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and an M.Sc. from London School of Economics, where she was a Fulbright Scholar.

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Episodes: 3/8/2018 @9:00 AM, 11/17/2016 @9:00 AM

Brenda Colatrella
Brenda Colatrella

Executive Director, Corporate Responsibility, Global Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility
Merck & Co, Inc

Brenda Colatrella is Executive Director, Corporate Responsibility, within Global Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility at Merck & Co., Inc., a central function that coordinates the development, implementation and reporting of Merck's global corporate responsibility approach on environmental, social, ethical and governance issues in support of the company's business strategy.

Episodes: 3/8/2018 @9:30 AM, 11/17/2016 @9:30 AM

Jennifer Simpson
Jennifer Simpson

MD, Finance Leaders Fellowship
The Aspen Institute

Jennifer Simpson is the Managing Director of the Finance Leaders Fellowship at the Aspen Institute. She has worked in the finance field most of her career, including private equity and debt investing at The Gladstone Companies where she served on a number of middle market company boards. She was also the first executive managing member of the board for Gladstone Securities. Joining National City Bank right out of business school into their corporate banking training program, Jennifer worked in leveraged lending, middle market banking and was the chief credit officer for their $4.7 billion small business loan portfolio. During her time at Morgenthaler Partners, she arranged the debt financing for their leveraged buyouts. Most recently she was the EVP of Finance and Operations at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Jennifer began her career as a platoon leader in the U.S. Army’s Medical Service Corp and earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from The Wharton School, (Show Full Bio)financing it with a four-year Army ROTC scholarship. Her MBA is from Case Western Reserve University. Jennifer served for four years on the board of a nonprofit supporting STEM education and was co-Founder of the Washington, DC chapter of WAVE (Women in Venture Equity).

Episodes: 3/8/2018 @8:00 AM, 11/17/2016 @8:00 AM

Meg Voorhes
Meg Voorhes

Director of Research
US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Meg Voorhes is Director of Research of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, the membership association for US firms and organizations engaged in sustainable and responsible investing, and of the US SIF Foundation. She is the author or co-author of several US SIF Foundation publications, including its biennial Report on US, Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends.

Before joining US SIF in 2008, Meg directed environmental, social and governance research for RiskMetrics Group’s Financial Research and Analysis division. Meg spent much of her career at the Investor Responsibility Research Center. From 1996 through 2005, she headed IRRC’s Social Issues Service, where she directed research for institutional investor and corporate clientele on the environmental, human rights and other social issues raised by shareholders at US companies.

Previously, Meg specialized in issues related to multinational investment and corporate responsibil(Show Full Bio)ity in South Africa. From 1990 through 1996, she directed IRRC’s Southern Africa Service.

Episodes: 3/8/2018 @8:30 AM, 11/17/2016 @8:30 AM

Katie Wallace
Katie Wallace

Assistant Director of Sustainability and “Purveyor of the Good Life”
New Belgium Brewing Co.

Katie Wallace is the Assistant Director of Sustainability and “Purveyor of the Good Life” at 100% employee-owned New Belgium Brewing Co., where she has been for 12 years. In her role, Katie works on B Corp initiatives and helps to lead Sustainability efforts as they relate to operations, company culture, community engagement, supply chain, and brand. She sits on the management team at New Belgium and co-chairs the sustainability committee for craft brewing’s industry association. Passionate about business’s potential as a force for good in the world, Katie frequently shares New Belgium’s business model and best practices as a national presenter and by partnering with company leaders and government officials across the globe. To support this work, she earned a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Episodes: 3/1/2018 @9:00 AM, 12/29/2016 @9:00 AM, 10/20/2016 @9:00 AM

Andy Fyfe
Andy Fyfe

Director of B Corps Growth
B Lab

Andy Fyfe focuses on the growth and engagement of the Certified B Corp community across the U.S. He has been with B Lab for 6 years and has seen the community of Certified B Corps grow to nearly 2,000 companies, across 50 countries, representing 130 different industries, all sharing one unifying goal: use business as a force for good. B Lab serves these entrepreneurs through three interrelated initiatives that provide them the legal infrastructure and help them attract the customers, talent, and capital to scale. Andy has a background in microfinance, is an alum of University of Colorado at Boulder, enjoys skiing, and coaches baseball for the New York Giants Youth Baseball Program.

Episodes: 3/1/2018 @8:00 AM, 12/29/2016 @8:00 AM, 10/20/2016 @8:00 AM

Rebecca Hamilton
Rebecca Hamilton

Family Owner, VP of R&D
W.S. Badger Company

Rebecca Hamilton is a family owner and the VP of Research and Development at the W.S. Badger Company, the maker of certified organic and 100% natural body care products located since 1995. Badger is well-known for its innovative family friendly workplace benefits and practices, including extended paid parental leave, Babies at Work, company provided childcare, and organic lunches served daily and free to all employees. The company has been a certified B Corp since 2011 and in 2015 became one of New Hampshire’s first businesses to register legally as a Benefit Corporation, a for-profit status that incorporates the pursuit of positive environmental and social impact in addition to profit. In her role as B Corp Ambassador, Rebecca speaks at conferences and events across the country on the benefits of being a B Corp and how using business as a force for good is positively transforming the world around us.

Episodes: 3/1/2018 @8:00 AM, 12/29/2016 @8:00 AM, 10/20/2016 @8:00 AM

Amy George
Amy George

Founder, Cheif Ozone Officer
Blue Avocado

As a working mom with two kids, Amy George has packed a lot of lunches in her day. And she couldn’t stand the amount of waste they made. Her oldest son would often bring his food packaging home so Amy could sort through and reuse or recycle as much of it as possible.

Seven years ago, Amy left the green technology world to follow her dream – launching a business that made reducing waste easy, affordable, and convenient. She teamed up with Melissa Nathan and Paige Davis to found BlueAvocado, a company dedicated to replacing single-use products with reusables.

The idea of a social venture had been a dream of the founders in business school, but BlueAvocado truly began when San Francisco banned plastic bags in stores. Amy and her two co-founders, Melissa Nathan and Paige Davis, knew this was the start to a nation-wide change and wanted to find the missing link that encouraged the change before it was too late. They developed reusable, and resourceful shopping system that peop(Show Full Bio)le would find practical, simple and kind to everyone involved – the environment, the food and the shopper.

From their original shopping kit, they expanded and have now found solutions to disposable sandwich bags, travel kits, freezer bags and everything in between, all the while being among the select ranks of just under 1000 businesses in 33 countries to be B Corporation certified–meaning they use their business intentionally to solve social and environmental problems.

Episodes: 3/1/2018 @8:30 AM, 12/29/2016 @8:30 AM, 10/20/2016 @8:30 AM

Paul Musser
Paul Musser

VP on International Development, Public Private Partnerships Team

Paul Musser is a Vice President on the International Development, Public Private Partnerships team. He leads the team responsible for Mastercard’s humanitarian and development solutions. His work focuses on creating and implementing innovative business models and technology solutions leveraging a shared value approach. His client and partners include UN agencies, international NGOs and donors. Current examples of projects he and his colleagues are working on include the Mastercard Lab for Financial Inclusion in Kenya, commercializing the new electronic aid vouchers service known as Mastercard Aid Network and developing new approaches to privacy, identity and financial inclusion enablement. Paul possesses more than two decades of payment experience.

Episodes: 3/1/2018 @9:30 AM, 12/29/2016 @9:30 AM, 10/20/2016 @9:30 AM

Alec Raja
Alec Raja

Vice President

Alec Raia is a Vice President at Mastercard and works on the New Consumers team, which is responsible for building innovative solutions that help the three billion underserved individuals around the world gain access to mainstream financial services. Within the New Consumers team, Alec manages the Humanitarian Solutions vertical, specifically focusing on Mastercard’s products and services which support humanitarian and development actors. Prior to Mastercard, Alec was an investment banker in NY and a humanitarian aid worker in Indonesia and countries in both east and west Africa.

Episodes: 3/1/2018 @9:30 AM, 10/20/2016 @9:30 AM

Steve Greenberg
Steve Greenberg

Founder, CEO
Furnishing a Future

At different times in his career, Steve was an entrepreneur, an educator, and a furniture maker. Furnishing a Future combines all three of these experiences.

He believes that vocational skills training is needed in America, and that a small contribution can make a big difference to the lives of others.

· Founded and ran a successful international business education company for 25 years
· Earned an advanced degree in vocational rehabilitation for physically disabled people
· Rehabilitation therapist for 5 years with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
· Adjunct faculty at Salus University’s College of Education and Rehabilitation
· Designer and OSHA-certified producer of custom furniture.

Episodes: 2/22/2018 @8:30 AM, 1/4/2018 @8:00 AM

Robert Kershner
Robert Kershner

VP Provider Programs
Indigenous Pact

The health care industry is undergoing a major transformation in how care is provided, paid for and measured. This transformation, while frightening to some, presents tremendous opportunities for thoughtful and forward thinking organizations who are focused on improving quality while reducing cost. Assisting organizations in redesigning health care delivery and payment is my passion. My 20+ years of experience as a provider, rehab hospital director and physician practice executive give me a unique understanding of the challenges and possibilities that exist in the health care market. Putting this knowledge to work for Native American and Alaskan Native tribal healthcare clinics has been an incredibly rewarding experience and has brought me back to my family roots as members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Episode: 2/22/2018 @9:00 AM

Sabeen Dhanani
Sabeen Dhanani

Team Lead, Digital Development for Feed the Future

Sabeen V. Dhanani has over a decade's worth of experience in the public, private and development sectors. Prior to joining USAID, Sabeen was a strategy consultant with both the Innovation Lab and the Special Economic Zones Group at the World Bank. From 2008 to 2012, Sabeen was a Senior Strategy Consultant with the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte), based in Dubai, where she advised government and private sector clients across the Middle East and Africa on policy, business strategy, organizational development, competitiveness, and innovation. She also served as a Program Assistant at the Aga Khan Development Network in Damascus, Syria. Sabeen has a M.A. from Harvard University and a B.A with Distinction from Cornell University.

Twitter - @sabeenv

Episode: 2/22/2018 @8:00 AM

Kurt Brenkus
Kurt Brenkus

Founder & CEO
Indigenous Pact PBC, Inc.

An entrepreneur waking up each day working to leave the world better than he found it. A lifelong student of philosophy. He believes that business can be used as a force for good by prioritizing both social and financial returns for customers and investors.

Prior to Indigenous Pact, Kurt was the Founder and CEO of Aver Inc, Chief Information Officer for National Audit, and Chief of Staff at United Healthcare. He holds multiple patents for his work in digital health.

Episode: 2/22/2018 @9:00 AM

Sean Murphy
Sean Murphy

ICA Fund Good Jobs

Sean Daniel Murphy is leading the charge for positive disruption in small business support by focusing on access to capital and good job creation for those who need it most. Sean’s personal philosophy is to “bet on people who build people.” Under his leadership, ICA Fund Good Jobs is out to prove that when we bet on good job creators with support and capital, they in turn bet on people in their community, ultimately creating a world in which everyone has a good job.

Sean joined the ICA Fund Good Jobs team as a volunteer in 2006, joined the management team in 2009, and established the investment fund as a separate 501(c)3 in 2013. He assumed the role of CEO in 2016, overseeing the recombination of Inner City Advisors (ICA) and Fund Good Jobs into a single legal entity with a unified board and staff team. Under Sean’s leadership, ICA Fund Good Jobs has deployed more than $2M to five businesses, and directly unlocked nearly $15M of additional growth capital for seed portfolio compa(Show Full Bio)nies. In 2016, these companies employed more than 160 people and increased their annual revenues by 37% year over year. In the same year, Back to the Roots closed a $10M Series A round.

Fund Good Jobs was a recipient of the 2015 Innovation Ecosystem Award while Sean and his work have been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Policy Link, NPR, PBS, Shelterforce, The Toronto Star and the East Bay Express.

Sean earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology and minor in education from University of California Los Angeles, and has also completed the entrepreneurship curriculum at Stanford University. Prior to his work with ICA Fund Good Jobs, Sean was a lead consultant for The MattMar Group, a global consulting firm, where he worked on financing transactions and operational planning for start-ups in Canada, Europe, Africa and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sean served as a member of President Obama's White House Business Council, a group of business advisors that helped shape small business policy and promoted economic prosperity and job creation in urban areas. In 2014, Sean became an American Express NGEN Fellow and a Cordes Foundation Fellow.

Today, Sean serves on the boards of Back to the Roots and The Workers Lab, and sits on the ICA Fund Good Jobs Investment Committee. In 2017, Sean joined the Aspen Institute’s Job Quality Fellowship, which brings together national leaders from differing lines of work to improve and expand the availability of good jobs across the United States.

Episode: 2/15/2018 @7:00 AM

Sandor Schoichet
Sandor Schoichet

Director (Independent Consultant and Advisor)
Meridian Management Consultants

Sandor is a business development advisor to early-stage life science and clean tech companies, focused on product and business development. He also consults with larger biopharma clients on sustainability strategy, capital budget planning, enterprise process improvement, and change leadership. Sandor has worked with a wide range of life science, IT, and technology organizations, in both executive and consulting roles, responding to new opportunities and demands, and achieving urgent financial, business development, and operational objectives. In response to client requests, Sandor developed and produces the annual Biopharma Sustainability Roundtable, and previously the Capital Asset Management Roundtable. Sandor is also a Director for the Alliance of Chief Executives, where he facilitated a monthly early-stage CEO group for two years, and now supports a quarterly Life Sciences meeting. His work with early-stage companies started with three years as a start-up team mentor in the UC San (Show Full Bio)Francisco Bio-Entrepreneurship program. Sandor earned an MSEE in Computer Science from MIT with work on AI and distributed systems, and completed BS and BA degrees in Information Science and Philosophy at UC Santa Cruz.

Twitter - @sschoichet

Episode: 2/15/2018 @9:00 AM

Anne Nevins
Anne Nevins

SVP of Marketing and Business Development

As Senior Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Anne Bovaird Nevins is responsible for leading PIDC's marketing and communications, business development, and government relations initiatives and leads a team of eight people. Ms. Nevins develops and guides strategy around PIDC’s brand in the marketplace, outreach across all target market sectors, and key partnerships to drive growth in every corner of Philadelphia. Ms. Nevins also develops and manages PIDC’s business relationships with large scale commercial projects, including office, hospitality, retail, and mixed use developments. Ms. Nevins and her team work in close partnership with the City of Philadelphia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and economic development partner organizations to attract and retain businesses of all sizes throughout the city.

From 1999 to 2001, Ms. Nevins served in the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs, which is responsible for coordination between the President and all cabinet age(Show Full Bio)ncies. She then joined the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and managed the logistical and hospitality arrangements for all U.S. dignitaries attending the Olympics. Ms. Nevins then returned to her native city of Philadelphia and managed corporate sponsorships for the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia’s regional performing arts center. She next served as Director of Development for Historic Philadelphia, Inc. and raised substantial funds to renovate Franklin Square, an 8-acre urban park in the center of Philadelphia’s historic district. Ms. Nevins has a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Episode: 2/15/2018 @8:30 AM

Shane Jensen
Shane Jensen

Associate Professor, Statistics; Co-Director, Ph.D Program
the Wharton School

Host of Wharton Moneyball on SiriusXM Channel 111 - Wharton Business Radio

PhD, Harvard University, 2004
AM, Harvard University, 2001
MS, McGill University, 1999
BS, McGill University, 1997

Career and Recent Professional Awards
Leonard J. Savage Award for best thesis in Application Methodology from the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (2005)
David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching (2009)

Episodes: 2/8/2018 @8:00 AM, 6/1/2017 @8:00 AM