Tonya Lewis Lee, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Healthy You Now

Tonya Lewis Lee, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Healthy You Now

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July 23, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

Tonya Lewis Lee, Esq. has served as the national spokesperson for the A Healthy Baby Begins with You campaign initiated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health to raise awareness about the infant mortality crisis in the United States since 2007.  Through this initiative Mrs. Lee has traveled the country talking to community leaders, government officials, health care providers, students, women and men of all backgrounds raising awareness about the infant mortality crisis in the African-American community and advocating for healthier lifestyles for all families.   She has also been an integral part of

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Jeffrey Hollender, Founder of Hollender Sustainable Brands, Co-Founder & Former CEO of Seventh Generation Inc

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July 22, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

JEFFREY HOLLENDER is the founder of Hollender Sustainable Brands, Adjunct Professor for sustainability and social entrepreneurship at New York University and co-founder of Seventh Generation. Jeffrey is also the Co-Chair of the Greenpeace US; co-founder and Board Chair of the American Sustainable Business Council, a coalition of 140,000 business leaders committed to progressive public policy and the author of his seven books, including The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win. JEFFREY HOLLENDER is co-founder and former CEO of Seventh Generation, which he built into a leading natural product brand known for its authenticity, transparency, and progressive business practices. For

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Sheena Wright, President & CEO of United Way

Sheena Wright, President and CEO of United Way
June 30, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

Sheena Wright was named President and CEO of United Way of New York City in October 2012.  Prior to joining United Way, she served as President and CEO of the Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC), where she was responsible for leading and managing one of the nation’s premiere community and economic development organizations.  During her tenure, ADC built 785 units of residential housing in 78 buildings and nearly a half million square feet of community, commercial and retail space, including the first new high school building in Harlem in 50 years, creating over

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Jeremy Heimans, Co-Founder and CEO of Purpose

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May 31, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

Jeremy Heimans (@jeremyheimans) is co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a home for building 21st century movements and ventures that use the power of participation to change the world. Since its launch in 2009, Purpose has launched several major new organizations including All Out, a 1.5 million-strong LGBT rights group, built the world's first open-source global activism platform, and advised institutions like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACLU and Google. Jeremy has been building movements since the age of 8 when, as a child activist in his native Australia, he ran media campaigns and lobbied leaders on issues like children's rights and nuclear

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Andrew Essex, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Droga5

Andrew Essex, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Droga5

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May 21, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

Andrew Essex is Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Droga5, a global advertising agency headquartered in New York. Founded in 2006, Droga5 has been named Agency of the Year three times and was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2013. Before co-founding Droga5 in 2006, Essex was the founding editor-in-chief of Absolute magazine and executive editor at Details magazine. He has also held editorial posts at The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, Salon.com and Interview. Since Droga5’s inception, Essex has overseen the growth of the company’s client base to include Prudential, Mondelez International, PUMA, Kraft Foods Group, American Express, The Coca-Cola Company, Hennessy, Newcastle Brown Ale, the Bill &

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Jo Confino, Executive Editor of the Guardian

Jo Confino, Executive Editor of the Guardian

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May 18, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

Jo Confino is an executive editor of the Guardian and chairman and editorial director of Guardian Sustainable Business. As a journalist for the past 25 years, he has worked on regional and national newspapers and websites. He was Wall Street correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and subsequently finance and business news editor for the Guardian. Jo currently leads the strategic development of the Guardian Sustainable Business website, as well as chairing events, writing stories and creating films and podcasts. He set up and continues to manage a unique multi-stakeholder development project in the Ugandan village of Katine (guardian.co.uk/Katine), which led to the creation of

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Peter Twyman, CEO of Keep a Child Alive

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May 10, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

Peter Twyman became the CEO of Keep a Child Alive in July 2012 having dedicated the past 20 years to the fight against HIV/AIDS.  In his current role he leads a dynamic organization committed to bringing dignified HIV treatment, care and support to children and families affected by HIV in India and Africa. Prior to joining Keep a Child Alive, Peter worked for eight years at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health where he directed large scale HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda and Swaziland.  He joined Columbia after four years

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Jennifer Krupey, SVP Strategist, GMMB

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May 3, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

Jennifer has 15 years of experience in marketing, advertising and communications with expertise in the areas of online planning and strategy, social media consulting, search and online advertising, mobile marketing, and online measurement. Jen provides strategic counsel to multiple GMMB clients, delivering digital training and ongoing direction on the use of digital media to maximize communication efforts. She directs digital work at GMMB, ensuring staff and clients are leveraging the latest technologies and best practices. Jen most recently led integrated communications efforts for the Lupus Foundation of America, Fan Freedom and the Millennial Trains Project. Each of these accounts leverages multiple

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Lee Hirsch, Documentary Filmmaker

Lee Hirsch, Documentary Filmmaker

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May 2, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

Lee Hirsch, a former victim of bullying himself, started filming Bully in the fall of 2009. He spent the rest of that academic year in a handful of schools across the country, following five students and families trying to understand how bullying is handled within the schools. Released to great acclaim by the Weinstein Company, Bully spurred a national grassroots movement of parents, educators, celebrities, politicians, and students. In 2013, the film won the prestigious Dupont award from Columbia University and Stanley Kramer award from the Producer’s Guild of America. Since the film’s premiere, Hirsch has presented his film and

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Christine Church, Director of Marketing at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

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May 1, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

Christine Church is the Director of Marketing at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. The National Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative organized in 1996 and dedicated to improving the well-being of children, youth, and families by reducing both teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among single, young adults. Ms. Church oversees marketing aspects for Bedsider, a free online birth control support network, designed to help reduce unplanned pregnancy among young adults. Ms. Church has over 14 years of strategic marketing experience, including developing, executing, and analyzing marketing initiatives that enhance brand equity and drive demand. She was most

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