Lesley-Ann Welsh

Lesley-Ann Welsh

Lesley-Ann is a storyteller, educator and project manager with 15 years of experience in the sustainable development, cultural and creative sectors. Her diverse portfolio comprises multinational projects in the agriculture, climate justice, education, entertainment, and youth development sectors. Her “superpower” is breathing life into audacious ideas that drive culture and communities forward. Her media production…

Lesley Donna Williams

Lesley Donna Williams

Lesley is a practitioner of inclusive innovation. She facilitates participatory leadership dialogues and processes for collaborative action across multi-stakeholder innovation ecosystems. She has worked across diverse industries including academia, mining, banking, animation and energy. Lesley was the founding CEO of Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct and founded Impact Hub Johannesburg in 2010 to advance…

Alex Handfinger

Alex Handfinger

Alex Handfinger, MPH, MPS, is the Nutrition Outreach Manager at the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. He is responsible for recruitment, training, and retention of statewide partner organizations seeking to implement evidence-based nutrition education. He believes that equity, democratic participation, and organizational culture are the too-often overlooked essential elements to success. As a food baby born…

Annabel Membrillo

Annabel Membrillo

I have met many people thinking, feeling and acting differently. They are following new rules, new ways to connect themselves and with others, new ways to live and to be at service of life. I am witnessing this transformation in the world knowing that there is still a lot to do. But also with certainty…

Pragya Mishra

Pragya Mishra

Pragya loves convening and is a champion for SDG 17. In her nine years of work experience, she has always found herself bringing diverse stakeholders together for a common cause, and has built collaborations for social impact. She recently completed a 14 months fellowship in the US where she served at the American Express. She…

Ana Lucia Castaño Galvis

Ana Lucia Castaño Galvis

Ana Lucía is co-founder of iA8 and Coalescer. She also coordinates the BA in Entrepreneurship and Socio Environmental Projects in the University of the Environment (based in Mexico). iA8 is a collaborative global platform for addressing systemically strategic pathways for organizations and societies. Coalescer is a civil organization dedicated to support and nourish territorial organization…

Rachael Reichenbach

Rachael Reichenbach

Rachael’s work in the world is to create and hold space for the healing that allows groups to co-create the stories of the new world. Operating from a healing-informed, anti-oppression framework, Rachael’s current experiment in weaving together personal transformation & collective liberation is Resist Reimagine. Through participatory process, dynamic facilitation, and peer coaching, Rachael supports…

Julianne Dunn

Julianne Dunn

Julianne Dunn is an Instructor-Economic Development at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Community, Professional, and Economic Development office. Dunn works on projects involving business development, local food systems, youth entrepreneurship, organizational equity, and rural services. Previously, Dunn has worked as an operations consultant, assisting business startups, in the Washington, D.C. metro area….

Paola Pioltelli

Paola Pioltelli

Paola is a Social Communicator with a MSc in NGO management and social development from The London School of Economics and Political Science. She has been facilitating processes the last 18 years working with diverse communities, conflicts and objectives mostly in Asia, Japan, China, Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean, USA, Canada and London. Her experience…