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Jane S. Englebardt

Jane S. Englebardt is principal of UpshotAdvisors, LLC, an international leadership development and philanthropic advisory firm that works with individuals, boards of directors, and C-level executives at foundations and visionary companies to develop the techniques for achieving peak performance and affecting meaningful and measurable social change.  For 13 years prior to UpshotAdvisors, she was executive…

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Nicholas Fortugno

Nick Fortugno is recognized around the world as a leading game designer, narrative and storyexpert as well as an entrepreneur of digital and real-world games. He is Chief Creative Officer of Playmatics and oversees the design and creative vision for the company. A recognized game design leader worldwide, Fortugno is the original designer behind the…

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Jeffrey Franklin

Jeffrey Franklin runs a design office called PlayLab, Inc. on Perry St. in the West Village with his best friend, Archie Lee Coates IV. They work on anything and everything under the sun, as long as they find it interesting. They’re currently in the middle of building the world’s first water-filtering floating pool in the East River with…

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Lee-Sean Huang

Lee-Sean Huang is a cofounder and creative director of Foossa, a community-centered design consultancy. His practice incorporates storytelling, user experience, and service design to build more inclusive, participatory, and resilient communities. His work ranges from redesigning the experience of employee health and wellness at a Fortune 500 corporation to helping agencies of the United Nations…

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Julie Kennedy

Julie Kennedy started her career as an entrepreneur, founding and leading AMERICA SCORES, a US-based educational non-profit organization. She has since built her career managing international projects in two spheres: those that support the role of the private sector and local markets in fostering sustainable economic growth, and those that address populations living in extreme…

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Caroline McAndrews

Caroline McAndrews is a consultant with over 15 years of experience in leadership development, program planning and assessment, communications, user-centered design, writing, and research in both the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. She’s worked with academics, activists, business and community members to explore questions such as how to develop the next generation of leadership, engage clients…

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Aurelia Moser

Aurelia Moser is a developer and curious cartographer building communities around code at Mozilla Open Science. Previously of Ushahidi, Internews Kenya, and CartoDB, she’s been working in the open tech and non-profit journalism space for a few years, and recent projects have had mapping sensor data to support agricultural security and sustainable apis ecosystems in…

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Miya Osaki

Miya Osaki is a partner at Diagram a New York-based design studio focused on improving healthcare experiences. Miya brings her skills in interaction design, human-centered research, storytelling, and behavior design to create experiences that aim to improve outcomes and empower patients to better manage their health and wellbeing. Prior to Diagram, Miya served as Director…

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Despina Papadopoulos

Despina Papadopoulos is the founder of Principled Design, a systems design and strategy studio specializing in wearable technologies, building prototypes, and working with organizations to introduce innovation at the intersection of social structure and technological possibility. She has worked closely with organizations to help them define their mission, map their process and uncover new opportunities.…

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Tina Park

Tina Park is a partner at Diagram, a New York-based design studio that works to improve healthcare experiences. In 2008, she helped launch the design research team for Johnson & Johnson’s Global Strategic Design Office, which uses research methods to understand patient experiences. For almost five years, she successfully translated the team’s insights into products and services…

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