PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Phoebe is passionate about women-led development initiatives that bring real change to the lives of families. She has eight years of experience in community development work with an interest in poverty eradication including reproductive health, business training and coaching, and creative facilitation for young adults to realize their full potential and thrive.
Evelyn mobilization, research, business training and workshop facilitation. She is a qualified social worker with an impeccable skill in counseling and guidance of both teenagers and adults living in the urban slums of Kampala.
HR & UGANDA OPERATIONS MANAGER
Catherine has over 10 years of experience managing a broad range of HR functions including policy development and legal compliance, recruitment, contracts, training and performance measurement. She has an extensive background in operation coordination including procurement, transport, insurance, IT systems and oversees all logistics to ensure day-to-day operational efficiency.
SBS SENIOR GLOBAL TRAINER
Racheal’s community development experience includes program design, instructional training, evaluation and curriculum writing. Her professional experience includes training, coaching and mentoring, and monitoring and evaluation of public health interventions with Makindye Division—KCCA.
Agnes has over six years of experience in mentoring youths, providing them with psychosocial support and empowering them to excel. Her qualifications in community development coupled with a high-spirited nature create positive impact on the community while she is mobilizing, mentoring and counseling the economically disadvantaged women groups.
Our Board provides strategic oversight for our organization which includes programmatic direction worldwide, as well as fiduciary responsibility, strategic leadership, organizational planning and operational guidance. They are passionate about achieving our goal of igniting 1 million women out of poverty.
Ewechu is the CEO and Founder of Unreasonable East Africa, an accelerator for social/environmental start-ups in East Africa. He and his team are leading the way in social impact in this area of the world. Joachim brings an unequivocal knowledge of social entrepreneurism to the Street Business School board. In addition to Unreasonable East Africa he founded and operated two other strategic startups.
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Devin does more than lead strategically, she is a pioneer who moves and inspires people with innovative ideas, trusted expertise and thoughtful direction. With 20 years experience in social entrepreneurship and women’s economic empowerment, she’s devoted to creating a more amazing world that’s equitable and without extreme poverty. She also speaks, teaches and mentors on the power of belief and how to bring about positive and lasting change in our lifetime.
Jordan has been involved in the health profession for the past 30 years as a practicing psychotherapist, group facilitator, hospice care worker, and health advocate. She is also involved in poverty-eradication/income-generation projects in the Andes of Peru and in the Amazon region of Ecuador. She has a MFA in poetry and has just published her first book, Clear Cut: One Women’s Journey of Life in the Body.
Barbara Lawson has had a long career in executive management positions with nonprofit, university and for-profit organizations. She was the first President & CEO of The Kidney TRUST. Before joining the TRUST, Barbara was COO and Senior Project Director for Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation. Barbara’s professional history includes service as vice president of administration and finance at Cal State Monterey Bay, VPt for administration and finance at Marin Community Foundation and CFO at the Pacific Stock Exchange. Barbara holds an MBA.
Paterson is an avid believer in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship as a vehicle for change and is passionate about utilizing socially responsible startups as a pathway out of poverty. A real estate and communications professional by trade, she commits her time and energy to organizations doing the work she cares so deeply about. In addition to her role on the Street Business School board, she is a board director of the Moxie Foundation, One Village Planet and PCI.
Wakefield is Street Business School’s Global Ambassador. She has co-founded BeadForLife as well as other organizations that help the world’s poor or marginalized. In addition to Street Business School, these include AIDS, Medicine and Miracles, providing education and community for people living with HIV/AIDS and Wellspring, a holistic healing center.
Evans Odhiambo runs Kesho Kenya, a Street Business School Global Catalyst Partner. He was named an African Visionary Fellow by Segal Family Foundation.
Marty Cordes co-founded the Cordes Foundation where she currently directs philanthropic and gender-lens investing work advancing economic opportunities for women. Additionally, Marty is on the board of Nest and is a member of Women Moving Millions.
Adarsh Nair is the Vice President of Growth at Convoy where he focuses on innovative products that disrupt the logistics sector. Prior to Convoy, Adarsh drove product innovation in cross-channel advertising analytics as the Vice President of Product & Engineering at Marchex
Carrie Hessler-Radelet is the President & CEO of Project Concern International (PCI). Hessler-Radelet served as Director of the Peace Corps (2012-2017) and has spent decades leading global health efforts with John Snow, Inc., consulting on programs for USAID and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Carrie holds a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management from Harvard University.
Jenna O’Brien is a social impact professional with more than 10 years of experience specializing in program development, project management, research, data collection, and strategy. She is passionate about organizational effectiveness, social entrepreneurship, and developing bottom-up approaches that holistically address pressing social problems.
Rebecca Namatovu is a senior lecturer at Makerere University Business School in Uganda. She has conducted extensive research on resource mobilisation and strategies/mechanisms for entrepreneurial growth in small businesses. Rebecca is passionate about advancing women entrepreneurship and has been involved in many initiatives to support women owned enterprises.
After a career beginning in democratic politics, Jill McCarthy now serves as a public affairs strategist with 15-years of experience in leading global public-private partnerships, social impact and sustainability programs, and marketing & communications campaigns for high-profile global brands, executives, and policymakers. Her hobbies include international travel, endurance sports, and volunteering with the refugee community in the Bay area.
Darin Layman brings more than 30 years of international leadership in computer and telecommunications technology. The past 10 years have focused on integrating international technology companies into IBM. Darin’s hobbies and interests include running, biking, swimming, renewable energy, and supporting nonprofits working to eliminate poverty.
Ren Dietel loves being part of Dietel and Partners, a philanthropic advising firm that she operates with two of her sisters and their dad. They create uniquely tailored philanthropic services for individuals, multi-generation families, and small family foundations and are deeply committed to grantee-centric partnerships with grantee organizations around the globe. Ren is based in Seattle, WA.
Erika Luitjens has a long history of working in the finance industry and cares deeply about developing strong partnerships to increase impact and operational efficiency.
Jason Shepherd co-founded DP Assets, a real estate investment fund focused on improving distressed and dilapidated properties that were the result of the 2008 foreclosure epidemic. Jason also founded Atlas Real Estate Group: a full-service real estate brokerage with 30 real estate agents and a property management company with over 2 million square feet of commercial and residential space
DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL PHILANTHROPY
Before joining the team, Tifany served as a Board member and architect of the Ignite One Million Campaign. She has a Master’s degree in Philanthropic Studies and has raised approximately $180 million in her career. She is excited to help build a new philanthropy department to expand Street Business School globally.
DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL TRAINING
Chris has over 30 years of experience as a keynote speaker, trainer, and performance improvement leader, and she holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Performance and Change. She specializes in business planning and design, change management, organizational and talent development, and financial management. She owns her own performance improvement consulting firm, and has trained and coached thousands of individuals.
(CEO & CO-FOUNDER)
GLOBAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
Korri has over eight years of program management experience, including new program development, orientation and training, project planning, budget management and stakeholder engagement. She is an accomplished University lecturer with 10 years of classroom management experience, including designing course specific syllabi and requirements and creating a variety of learning experiences.