Social Innovation Faculty – Amani Institute

Social Innovation Faculty

Our faculty in the Social Innovation Management program are global experts and industry leaders with a decade or more experience in their field of practice. They are practitioners of their craft, and not researchers/academics.

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Amanda Parlamento

Fundadora da Sã! Consciência Financeira.

Ameen Haque

Founder of Storywallahs, Story Coach


Andreas Ufer

Sócio-fundador do Sense-Lab
Consultoria especializada em estratégia e inovação social


Andres Roberts

Co-Founder, Way of Nature UK, Founder, The Bio-Leadership Project

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Anne Miltenburg

Founder, The Brandling

Bharath M. Palavalli

Co-Founder of Fields of View

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Bobbymon George

Head of Monitoring and Evaluation, Sattva Consulting


Britt Yamamoto

Founder and Executive Director, iLEAP


Caroline Gertsch

Country Director, Kenya

Carrie Rich, Founder of Global Good Fund

Carrie Rich

Co-Founder & CEO, The Global Good Fund

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Cesar Matsumoto

Cesar Y. Matsumoto

Social Innovation Consultant and Human Development Facilitator

Charlotte Millar

Strategist, Finance Innovation Lab

Christopher Salisbury

Founder, WildWise


Claudia Pires

Founder at So+ma

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Dani Gabriel


Daniela Kreimer

Integrated Economies leader, Ashoka Argentina

Denis Russo Burgierman

Editor-in-chief, Superinteressante magazine

Denise De Luca

PE– Co-Founder, BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation


Devon Sanford

Director of Business Development at The Global Good Fund

Dharshan Wignarajah

Partner, Wignarajah Strategies

Edgard Gouveia Junior

Edgard Gouveia Júnior

Founder of LiveLab and Epic Journey.

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Edilaine De Abreu

Network Communications Coordinator at Impact Hub Global

Brazil Class 1

Eiji Han Shimizu

Producer, The Happy Movie

Ellen Sprenger, Faculty at Amani

Ellen Sprenger

Founder and CEO, Spring Strategies

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Eric Young

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University

Erin Boyd


Florentine Versteeg-Vedana

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Gautam Shah

Former Director, Accenture Development Partnerships

Geraldine Hepp

Geraldine Hepp

Global Community Director

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Giane Cauzzi

Founder od Biomimicry Brasil

Goldie Aragão

Fundadora da Sã! Consciência Financeira

Gui Sarkis

Founder, Global Sapiens

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Henry Grazinoli

Diretor e roteirista
Co-founder, Social Docs

Ilaina Rabbat

Co-Founder and Executive Director (Brazil)

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Jerry White

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of State, and leader in the Nobel Peace-prize winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines 

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John Hardman

John Hardman

Founder, Regenerative Organizations


Jon Duschinsky

Founder of bethechange – Social Impact Consultancy

Joram Mwinamo

Founder, WYLDE International


Julia Dhar

Principal, Boston Consulting Group

Juliana Calderón

Juliana is an actress, singer, scriptwriter, lecturer and Storytelling and Nonviolent Communication (NVC) facilitator.


Juliana Calderón

Atriz, palestrante e consultora especialista em Comunicação Não Violenta (CNV).

Karabi Acharya

Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Kevin Starr

Managing Director, Mulago Foundation and the Rainer Arnhold Fellows Program

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Lisa Mikkelsen

Human Capital, Omidyar Network

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Louisa Barnum

Louisa Barnum

Co-Founder, Magenta


Marcel Fukayama

Co-Founder & President, Sistema B Brazil
Co-Founder, Din4mo
Investment Committee Member, Instituto C&A
Board Member, Sistema B International
Board Observer, Programa Vivenda
Board Observer, Mais 60 Saúde

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Marcela Ricupero

Líder curricular e instrucional da Generation Brazil

Brazil Class 4

Marcelo Douek

Co-founder, Social Docs
CEO, LUKSO Story & Strategy

Marcelo Fernandes

Lecturer, Fundação Dom Cabral


Margot Isman

Managing Director, Vera Solutions


Mariana Freddi

Senior Program Manager (Brazil)

Mariane Maciel

Founder, Amarelo

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Marina Mansilla Hermann

Marina Mansilla Hermann

Chief of Staff, Global Optimism
President & Founder, Fundación TierraVida

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Mary Ellen Matsui

Chief Executive Officer, Atma


Meeghan Zahorsky

Meeghan Zahorsky has over 10 years experience in monitoring, evaluation and impact measurement with over 50 organizations in Asia, Africa, North America, Europe, and the Middle East.


Melissa Hayes

Senior Program Manager (India)
Kenya Class 9

Kenya Class 9

Menno Van Dijk

Co-Founder and Managing Director, THNK

Michelle Chakkalackal Amani Institute Faculty

Michelle Chakkalakal

Founder of House of Jackfruit and Cofounder of Love Matters.

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Miguel da Hora

Founder, Peripheral Designers Project

Brazil Class 6

Miguel Tello

Executive Director of the Strachan Foundation

Mihela Hladin

Environment & Social Initiatives Manager, Patagonia

Mwihaki Muraguri Amani Faculty

Mwihaki Muraguri

Founder, Paukwa

Nasreen Dhanji

Founder, Bluesky Innovations Ltd

Nick Martin

Co-Founder and President, TechChange


Odin Mühlenbein

Partner Ashoka Germany and Lead of Advisory at Ashoka Globalizer

Pauline Ndonga

Senior Program Manager (Kenya)

Peter Gross

Regional Director, MicroEnsure


Raiana Lira

Program Manager (Brazil)

Rajesh Rani

Co-Founder, MEWE

Rajiv Ball

Partner, THNK; Lecturer, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley 


Rathish Balakrishnan

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Sattva

Reem Khouri

Founder, Kaamen


Renata Broglias Mendes

Actveda, Founder

Brazil Class 1
Renato Guimaraes

Renato Guimaraes

Director of Engagement, Greenpeace Brazil; Co-founder, Together


Rizwan Tayabali

CEO, Make a Difference


Robert Wolfe

Core Faculty, THNK


Roshan Paul

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (India)

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Rupa Chaturvedi

Head of Design, Visual Intelligence at Sentient Technologies

Sallyann Della Casa

Founder, GLEAC

Scott Sherman

Senior Director of Social Innovation and Co-Curricular Programs at Claremont McKenna College

Sharmishtha Dattagupta

Founder, Dana Coaching

Sharon Weir

Sharon Weir

Co-Founder, 4th Wheel Social Impact

Shehzia Lilani

Country Director (India)

Simon Cohen

Public Speaker and Media Commentator,
Founder, Global Tolerance


Siri Warren

Sonali Ojha

Founder, Dreamcatchers Foundation
Ashoka Fellow


Sophie Maclaren


Tariq Al-Olaimy

Co-Founder, 3BL Associates

Tena Pick

Founder, Project Kal

Teresa Chahine

Social Entrepreneurship Program Leader Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Entrepreneur in Residence Harvard iLab


Tinna Nielsen

Founder, Move the Elephant

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Vilas Dhar

Founder, Next Mile Project and Harvard Social Change Fellow

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Vishal Talreja

Co-founder, Dream a Dream


Wellington Nogueira

Founder, Doutores da Alegria

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