Colleen Kane

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September 23, 2014  |  DGB14  |  No Comments

Colleen Kane, Director of Development and Communications, NAMI-NYC Metro Colleen is the Director of Development and Communications for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro). NAMI-NYC Metro is the largest affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the leading voice for families and individuals impacted by mental illness in New York City. In her position, Colleen oversees NAMI-NYC Metro's communications, public relations and fundraising programs. In October of 2013, she oversaw the development and implementation of NAMI-NYC Metro’s anti-stigma campaign #IWillListen. #IWillListen is based on the belief that by letting your friends, family, and community know

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Lee Peters

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September 19, 2014  |  DGB14  |  No Comments

Lee Peters, SVP, Strategic Marketing, Scholastic Lee Peters is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing for Scholastic Education. In this critical role, Lee is responsible for helping to shape strategic direction and elevate the company’s profile in new markets by guiding insight and analysis, go-to-market planning, branding, messaging, communications, and partnerships across multiple industry leading product and service lines focused on improving student and professional educator achievement.  Most recently, Lee was Vice President of Strategic Marketing, North America, for Pearson, Inc., where he led the vision and execution of multiple strategy, marketing, data, and integrated project and product teams where

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George Weiner

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September 17, 2014  |  DGB14  |  No Comments

  George Weiner, Founder and CEO of WholeWhale.com George is the Founder and CEO of WholeWhale.com, and an adjunct professor at NYIT. Prior to WholeWhale.com, George was the CTO of DoSomething.org. Under his leadership, the organization became an innovator in social media, mobile technologies and social cause. During his 7 years at DoSomething.org, he oversaw the complete overhaul of the site twice (winning a Webby Award and nominations), helping to build a community of over 1.5 million young people taking action. Internally, George built a 10 person engineering team including mobile, social, and Drupal developers in NYC. Other stuff: America’s Charities Board Member, Writer Huffingtonpost Impact/Technology, Founder

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Christine Montenegro McGrath

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September 16, 2014  |  DGB14  |  No Comments

Christine Montenegro McGrath, Vice President External Affairs and Well-being of Mondelēz International As Vice President, External Affairs, Chris is responsible for leading The Call For Well-being, a global platform that supports the company’s growth strategy to protect the well-being of the planet. It includes Mindful Snacking, Sustainability, Safety, and Community Partnerships through the Mondelēz International Foundation. Chris works with business teams around the world to reduce Mondelēz International’s global environmental footprint and deliver its Sustainability and Health & Wellness commitments. She also leads Cocoa Life, a $400 million program to create thriving cocoa communities and help transform the cocoa supply chain through

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Victoria Summers

Victoria Summers

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September 12, 2014  |  DGB14  |  No Comments

  Victoria Summers, SVP of Engagement Strategy & Analytics of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness   Victoria works with clients to plan the brand experience for consumers and physicians in digital and off-line channels.  She leads a team of strategists and analysts that leverage data to ensure continuous optimization and maximize engagement. With over 18 years of pharmaceutical marketing experience, she has led initiatives on launch planning, integrated digital strategy, multi-channel strategy, peri-LOE strategy and physician/consumer RM programs for products at Abbott Labs, Pfizer, BoehringerIngelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Amgen, Alcon, Novartis and Schering-Plough. Victoria has extensive experience in cardiology, respiratory, CNS, oncology, women’s health, pain and

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Rajesh Anandan

Rajesh Anandan

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September 11, 2014  |  DGB14  |  No Comments

Rajesh Anandan, SVP, Strategic Partnerships and UNICEF Ventures Rajesh is a growth strategist, intrapreneur and entrepreneur. After a stint at Microsoft as a program manager, he joined Bain & Company where he focused on business incubation and corporate strategy for technology, media, financial services, healthcare and retail clients. For the past decade, he has worked in the social sector, most recently as SVP at UNICEF USA where he developed a $400 million partnership portfolio and launched UNICEF Ventures to accelerate high impact social innovations. Rajesh is the Founder of ULTRA, a network of onshore technology services, including ULTRA Testing, a high quality software testing company

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Ben Goldhirsh

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September 11, 2014  |  DGB14  |  No Comments

Ben Goldhirsh, Founder of GOOD/Corps   Benjamin Goldhirsh is the co-founder and CEO of GOOD, an editorially led, member-driven community of people, NGO’s, and corporations pushing our world forward. GOOD’s mission is to provide content that ignites a new wave of changemakers to live well by doing good. Active in both regional and international philanthropic endeavors, Ben is one of the directors of The Goldhirsh Foundation, which supports dynamic social programs, environmental initiatives, innovative medical research, and leading cultural institutions. Ben also serves on the advisory board for 826LA and the Imagination Foundation, and is one of the founding board members of City Year Los Angeles. A graduate of

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Nancy Mahon

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September 11, 2014  |  DGB14  |  No Comments

  NANCY MAHON, ESQ. SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, THE ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES GLOBAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, M·A·C AIDS FUND   Nancy is Senior Vice President, Global Philanthropy and Corporate Citizenship, for The Estée Lauder Companies and Global Executive Director of the M·A·C AIDS Fund. In this role, she is responsible for Estée Lauder’s global corporate citizenship strategy, encompassing all philanthropic, cause-marketing, employee engagement, and product donation programs.  Nancy also oversees the strategic direction and day-to-day operation of the M·A·C AIDS Fund. Currently, the Fund gives away $44 million annually throughout the world, particularly in the 72 countries in which M·A·C has affiliates.   In December 2011, Nancy was appointed

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Eric L. Sawyer

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August 28, 2014  |  DGB14  |  No Comments

    Eric L. Sawyer, Civil Society Partnership Advisor of New York UNAIDS   Eric Sawyer has been living with symptoms of HIV disease since 1981. Prior to entering the HIV/AIDS field Eric worked for 14 years in corporate America for such organizations as the City of Boulder, Colorado, American Standard Corporation, Citibank NA, and Towers Watson, a management-consulting firm. He has significant entrepreneurial experience through real estate development projects in Harlem. Mr. Sawyer is a co-founder of three of the most influential AIDS organizations in the US. He is a founding member of ACT UP NY, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power which has organized

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Aria Finger

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August 28, 2014  |  DGB14  |  No Comments

  Aria Finger, COO of DoSomething.org and President of TMI   As Chief Operating Officer, Aria Finger oversees the business development, finance and campaigns departments at DoSomething.org, the national not-for-profit that empowers millions of young people to take action around causes they are passionate about. With her cause-related marketing experience, Finger has managed initiatives with Johnson & Johnson, Aéropostale, Sprint, American Express and other top brands. She has spoken at numerous conferences including a panel on youth unemployment at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  During her tenure at DoSomething.org, Aria launched their Teens for Jeans campaign which now clothes half of all homeless children

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