Leadership and Staff
William D. Novelli, Founder, Global Social Enterprise Initiative and Distinguished Professor of the Practice, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
As a professor in the MBA program at McDonough Georgetown, Bill teaches: Corporate Social Responsibility; Principled Leadership for Business and Society; and Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Organizations.
He is the founder of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at McDonough and oversees the program.
Bill is also the co-chair of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, a national alliance dedicated to reforming advanced illness/end of life care in the U.S.
Previously, he was CEO of AARP, a membership organization of 40 million people 50 and older. Prior to AARP, he was founder and president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, EVP of CARE, the international relief and development organization and co-founder and president of Porter Novelli, now one of the world’s largest public relations firms.
He began his career at Unilever, was an account supervisor at a New York advertising agency and later served as Director of Advertising and Creative Services at the Peace Corps.
Presently, Bill is on the boards of: the Association of American Medical Colleges; the American Cancer Society; the Bipartisan Policy Center Advocacy Network; the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids; the Center of Mental Health Pathways and Support for Self-Directed Care (COMPASS); and KaBoom!
In addition, he co-chairs the Care Culture and Decision-Making Innovation Collaborative of the National Academy of Medicine and previously served on NAM committees which produced reports on: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health; and Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life.
He received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. from Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication, and pursued doctoral studies at New York University. He taught marketing management for ten years in the MBA program and also taught health communications at the University of Maryland.
Leslie Crutchfield, Executive Director
Leslie Crutchfield is the co-author (with Heather McLeod Grant) of the award-winning book, Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, on how to maximize nonprofit effectiveness. The book was named one of The Economist’s Best Books of 2007 and is in its eighth printing.
Her second book, Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors who Change the World (with John Kania and Mark Kramer), demonstrates how donors can go beyond check writing to be strong catalysts for change.
Crutchfield also is a senior advisor at FSG, the global social impact consulting firm. She speaks, teaches, and trains in high-impact philanthropy, leadership, effective nonprofit management, and social entrepreneurship.
She also is a recent managing director of Ashoka, the international venture philanthropy group. Earlier, she co-founded a national magazine for social entrepreneurship.
Crutchfield has served on the boards of the SEED Foundation and Kiva, and she volunteers with Crossroads Africa.
She has a B.A. in government and an MBA from Harvard University.
Curt Weeden, Co-Director, New Strategies and CEO, Business & Nonprofit Strategies, Inc.
Curt Weeden is a management consultant, author, and speaker nationally recognized for his work in the philanthropy and social responsibility fields. He is president of Business & Nonprofit Strategies, Inc., a consulting group providing management guidance to several of the nation's largest corporations and not-for-profit organizations.
Weeden launched the New Strategies initiative in 2011 – the program moved to Georgetown University in 2015. Prior to the New Strategies start-up, Weeden founded and served as chief executive of the Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals (ACCP), the national trade group representing corporate contributions, community relations, and employee volunteer managers from more than 130 companies.
Weeden served as vice president for Johnson & Johnson and managed that corporation's expansive cash and product contributions program. Before joining J&J, he headed a consulting firm that provided external relations and merger/acquisition services to Bank of America, General Motors, Merck, Xerox, and numerous other firms.
Weeden has been a guest lecturer and instructor at several universities including Duke, Rutgers, Penn State, and UCLA. He writes extensively about corporate philanthropy with articles and features appearing in BusinessWeek, USA Today, The Miami Herald, San Francisco Examiner, and The Los Angeles Times. He is the author of five books including two novels.
Natalia Rankine-Galloway, Associate Director
Natalia Rankine-Galloway joined GSEI in November 2014. She is responsible for GSEI operations, communications, and student programs.
She graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in international studies in 2004 and worked for a D.C. global corporate consulting firm before fulfilling a lifelong dream of being a Hoya and graduating from Georgetown’s communication, culture, and technology program.
After graduating, she worked for three years at the University of Oklahoma’s military programs at their Pacific office in Okinawa, Japan, before returning to the U.S. and managing public relations for the Wounded Warrior Project’s New York office. In 2011, she founded CultureBaby, a mission driven e-commerce business which she ran first from New York and then in Rabat, Morocco, before returning to D.C. and Georgetown to pursue her passion for social enterprise and conscious commerce. She lives in Alexandria, Va., with her husband, a Major in the U.S. Marine Corps, and two sons. She is also enrolled in the inaugural cohort of McDonough's International Business and Policy Program.
Ernest "Chico" Rosemond, Program Director, New Strategies.
Ernest “Chico” Rosemond serves as Program Director for the Global Social Enterprise Initiative’s (GSEI) New Strategies Program, an advanced education program for nonprofit executives focusing on revenue enhancement. In this role, he is responsible for partnerships with corporate funders, content development, program strategy and growth, and operational management of the New Strategies program. Mr. Rosemond works alongside New Strategies co-directors Bill Novelli and Curt Weeden.
Rosemond, a Georgetown Law alum, comes to New Strategies after 15 years with AARP, the 38 million member social welfare nonprofit. At AARP, he managed brand alliances, partnerships, and directed sponsorships and exhibits. He is also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist.
Currently, he also serves on the boards of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (National Capital Area Chapter), the Chevy Chase Fire Department, and the Dance Institute of Washington.
Prior to AARP, Rosemond was a Development Officer with the National Alliance of Black School Educators, served as an Associate for Houston & Howard Law Firm in Washington, DC, and as Law Clerk for the Honorable Henry Kennedy, Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Judi Kennedy, Project Director
Judi Kennedy is a project director with 18 years of marketing and communications experience ranging from startup "shoestring" efforts to worldwide multi-million-dollar awareness campaigns. She has deep experience guiding initiatives that address reputation, issues and advocacy, branding, and cause awareness. She is familiar with targeted marketing (e.g., moms, millenials, and seniors) either directly or through spokesperson campaigns.
She previously worked at both boutique and big-five public relations agencies in Washington D.C., and New York City. Judi earned a B.A. in communications studies from the University of Rhode Island. As a frequent world traveler, she is passionate about efforts that can bridge social, economic, and environmental issues she has seen first hand. She lives in the District and spends her spare time writing about her quest to completely fill her passport and launch a craft brewery.
Bich (Bic) Le, Program Manager
Bich Le manages the operations of the New Strategies Forum and other GSEI events. She also oversees the budget, data analytics, and GSEI’s website development. Previously, Le was traveling in South Asia and Southeast Asia for six months in a volunteer trip where she mentored young students and helped renovate schools and orphanages.
Prior to her trip, she was with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund educating, mentoring, and guiding students, parents, and financial aid counselors through the scholarship process for the Gates Millennium Scholars program.
Le earned a B.A. in art from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. In her spare time she likes to read, paint, bike, hike, canoe, and travel.
Kevin Iraheta, Administrative Assistant
Kevin Iraheta is the Administrative Assistant for the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. He provides administrative support to GSEI and its New Strategies Forum.
Prior to GSEI, Iraheta has supported the development of high-impact entrepreneurs at a couple social entrepreneurship accelerators, The
Global Good Fund and Points of Light Civic Accelerator. While on campus at Lafayette College, he worked with the Office of Intercultural Development and organized several events to promote cross-cultural diversity. Through the combination of these experiences, Kevin is excited to be contributing his knowledge and experience to GSEI's endeavors.
Iraheta earned his B.A. in Economics and International Affairs, with a concentration in Development Studies in Latin America, from Lafayette
College in Easton, Pennsylvania. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys skateboarding, playing soccer, reading books on social enterprise, and spending time with family and friends.
Ladan Manteghi, Senior Advisor
Ladan Manteghi serves as Senior Advisor to GSEI. She led the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business as Executive Director for 5 years, from it's birth in 2011, building cross-sector partnerships and programs that help train business leaders to create economic and social value. She now works as the Global Director for Partner Networks at the Social Progress Imperative.
Previously, she directed AARP’s international initiatives where she helped create, launch, and served as President of the AARP Global Network. Concurrently serving as the senior vice president of international affairs for AARP, Manteghi has collaborated and created partnerships with influential groups such as the World Economic Forum, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, United Nations and its affiliate organizations, and the European Commission.
She has spoken as an expert on the over-50 market, income security, health, and retirement at conferences and in the media in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Prior to joining AARP, Manteghi served as advisor to the CEO of PowerUp, a nonprofit focused on addressing the digital divide, and directed business development and outreach activities for a dotcom leading e-advocacy campaigns for multi-national corporations and national nonprofits. She also served in various US government agencies including working for President Clinton and Vice President Gore, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Interior. Manteghi earned a B.A. in political science/public service from the University of California at Davis.
Matt McKenna, Executive-In-Residence
Matt McKenna is an Executive-in-Residence of GSEI. He recently served as Senior Advisor to the US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack. In this role, Matt worked to leverage federal resources with public and private partners to foster job creation, business development and economic growth in rural America.
Prior to joining USDA in 2013, Matt served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings volunteers together to build and sustain vibrant communities. Before joining Keep America Beautiful, Matt served as the Senior Vice President, Finance at PepsiCo. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Treasurer and before that, Senior Vice President, Tax. Before joining PepsiCo in 1993, Matt served as partner with the law firm of Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts in New York.
A graduate of Georgetown Law School, Matt is an active director of Foot Locker, Inc. and is also chairman of the Board of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps. He has served on the board of trustees of several other for---profit and not---for---profit organizations, including PepsiAmericas, Inc and Hamilton College, where he graduated in 1972 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Matt has also served on the boards of Manhattanville College, the Foundation for Purchase College of the State University of New York and the Manhattan Theatre Club. He has been an adjunct professor at Fordham University since 1984.
Melissa Bradley, Adjunct Professor
With more than 20 years of entrepreneurship, investment, and leadership experience, Melissa Bradley serves as an adjunct professor at the McDonough School of Business.
Previously, Bradley, also a Georgetown alumna, served as an inaugural GSEI Executive-in-Residence during her tenure as CEO of Tides, a nonprofit organization that actively promotes change toward a healthy society founded on social justice, shared economic opportunity, robust democratic processes, and sustainable environmental practices.
Bradley also has served as a political appointee at the Corporation for National Service (CNCS) and as the acting director of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a White House initiative and program of CNCS. In this role, Bradley led the creation of a departmental strategic plan, co-developed the FY2015 NOFA releases for SIF and Pay for Success, and developed SIF Week - a national campaign to promote the SIF and evidence-based programs.
Lauren Gilbert, Project Analyst
Lauren Gilbert is a project analyst at the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. She aids in scholarly and marketing research for GSEI’s projects.
Prior to joining the team at GSEI, Gilbert graduated with a M.A. from Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy, where she focused her efforts on quantitative research on employment of people with disabilities, research that she continued at Mathematica Policy Research as a disability policy fellow. While studying at Georgetown, she served as a disability issues liaison to McCourt’s Diversity Task Force and McCourt’s representative at the campus’s Working Group on Disability as a Social Justice Issue. Before that she was a fellow at RespectAbility USA, a disability policy nonprofit, and a research coordinator at No Labels, a congressional reform nonprofit.
Gilbert earned her B.A. in International Studies at American University, with a double minor in Japanese Language and Economics. In her spare time, she enjoys geocaching, playing computer games, and reading books.
Joe Waters, Instructor, New Strategies and Founder and Blogger, Selfishgiving.com
Joe Waters has been working at the intersection of business, philanthropy, and marketing for twenty years. He writes one of the web's leading fundraising blogs, Selfishgiving.com. He's the author of three books: Fundraising with Businesses, Cause Marketing For Dummies and QR Codes for Dummies.
Joe is a popular speaker on cause marketing, corporate giving, social media, nonprofit branding and mobile technology. Learn more about Joe's speaking appearances at http://www.selfishgiving.com/speaking/
Joe's written for many publications, including Huffington Post, Forbes, Mediapost, Razoo's Inspiring Generosity, Nonprofit Quarterly, Chronicle of Philanthropy and Healthcare Philanthropy Journal.
He's been quoted in The New York Times, Reuters, INC.com, and The Nonprofit Times. He's also appeared on HuffPost Live.
Joe lives in Massachusetts, has a wicked Boston accent and is - obviously - a Red Sox fan.