Our Advisory Board supports our organization and provides us with advice and counsel in their specific areas of expertise.
Welles has served on many boards from Planned Parenthood Association of Toledo and the National Association of Independent Schools, to the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation and the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo. She served as Director for the Nature Conservancy and Chairperson of the Global Priorities Committee where she received the National Oak Leaf Award in 1996.
Twist is a global activist, author, speaker, fundraiser and leader. She received a United Nations award as a woman of distinction for her global work to end hunger, was awarded Humanitarian of the Year in 2004 by the International Youth at Risk program, and Entrepreneur of the Year by Katalysis Foundation.
Herman is a successful business woman in the manufacturing and communications industry with sites in the US and Mexico. She began the first SIDS program, Cribs for Kids, in Juarez & Tijuana. She has been named one of PA’s 50 Best Women in Business.
Podvesker is Executive Vice President, EMEA and Global Accounts at MarketShare Partners. He has extensive experience developing marketing strategies for global clients, and creating and managing integrated, multi-channel, marketing solutions. He is a frequent industry speaker, has been published in Advertising Age and iMedia Connection, and has a BA in English from Drew University.
Blackwell is the Director of Education for ClickBank, where he helps entrepreneurs start and grow successful online businesses. He has been actively involved in online marketing for over a decade, and is an expert in SEO, Pay Per Click advertising, direct response marketing, social media, affiliate marketing and more.
Graham-Felsen was Barack Obama's chief blogger on the 2008 campaign. He has written for publications including The Nation, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. He has spoken before the Democratic Caucus of the US Senate and senior government officials, at universities and technology & politics conferences worldwide. He is currently pursuing his MFA degree at Columbia.
Favroth is the owner of Skincare by Feleciai headquartered in Oakland, CA. She has a strong educational background in marketing and business management, and received her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and her MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Izzo is one of North America’s most sought after voices on creating vital workplaces and sustainable businesses. For the last 20 years he has worked with over 600 organizations ranging from high tech to high touch, including some of the world’s most progressive companies. He is the author of four books including Awakening Corporate Soul and Stepping Up.
|Dr. Paul Polak
Polak is the founder of International Development Enterprises (IDE). He was recognized by Scientific American as one of the world’s leading 50 contributors to science, and received the Florence Monito Del Giardino award for environmental preservation in 2008. His work has been featured in Business Week, The Economist, the New York Times, Forbes, and National Geographic.
Miller is President/CEO of M.J. Christensen Diamond Centers in Las Vegas, NV, and a respected leader in bringing social responsibility into the diamond industry. He is a Gemological Institute of America Graduate Gemologist, a member of the GIA League of Honor, a Retail Board member of the Couture Jewelry Show & Centurion Jewelry Show, and co-founder of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Highlands, NV.