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Mauldin, Chelsea

March 9, 2015
Chelsea Mauldin is executive director of Public Policy Lab, committed to the “more effective delivery of public services to all Americans” or what’s known as service design.

Coulson, Stuart

March 8, 2015
Stuart Coulson supports, advises and invests in for-profit and for-benefit enterprises in sectors ranging from web CRM to medical devices. At Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the he is a Consulting Associate Professor responsible for the business strategy track of the Design for Extreme Affordability course, as well as Director of the Social Entrepreneurship Lab. He is a Board member and Treasurer at D-Rev, a non-profit product development company that designs and delivers products to people living on less than $4 a day. Contact Info: Website:

Chen, Jane

March 4, 2015
Jane Chen is CEO of social venture healthcare technology company Embrace Innovations, manufacturers of a low-cost infant warmer, called Embrace Nest, as well as co-founder of its nonprofit advocacy counterpart, Embrace Global.

Clines, Colleen

March 4, 2015
Colleen Clines is co-founder and executive director of the Anchal Project, which merges design, business, and education to empower marginalized and exploited women in India through the production of textiles--"designing change, stitch by stitch."

Cottam, Hiilary

March 4, 2015
Hilary Cottam is a co-founder of Participle, an organization committed to designing, developing, and scaling new ways for individuals and communities to impact government and the public realm.

Dorr, Pam

March 4, 2015
Pam Dorr is executive director of Hale Empowerment & Revitalization Organization which works as a catalyst for community development in the Alabama Black Belt to end rural poverty though economic development, community resources, housing education, and affordable housing construction.

Fabricant, Robert

March 4, 2015
Robert Fabricant served as vice president of creative at Frog, where he led numerous socially oriented initiative and projects such as Project Masiluleke which combats HIV and AIDS in South Africa. Fabricant is now leading the Design Impact Group which is focused on creative solutions to the root causes and complex systems that limit economic opportunity and human potential in underserved communities.

Hanisian, Kate

March 4, 2015
Kate Hanisian is co-founder of Design Impact, which embeds designers in communities to address pressing social needs by partnering with organizations already engaged in understanding and addressing local community needs.

Kay, Ethan

March 4, 2015
Ethan Kay is Director of Emerging Markets at BioLite, a social enterprise that designed the Biolite HomeStove, which runs on clean fuel and provides off-grid power in remote villages.

Klein Jorasch, Gina

March 4, 2015
Gina Klein Jorasch is the director of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED), a $150 million fund to design, develop, and scale innovative solutions to relieve poverty worldwide.

Koenig, Cynthia

March 4, 2015
Cynthia Koenig is Founder & CEO of Wello, a social venture reframing the water crisis as an opportunity by redesigning and producing the WaterWheel as an income-generating tool to lift their families out of poverty.

Manassei, Hugo

March 4, 2015
Hugo Manassei co-founded Participle, an organization committed to designing, developing, and scaling new ways for individuals and communities to impact government and the public realm.

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