Team

Team

Meet the Social Innovation Forum team! For more information on working with SIF, please visit our job opportunities page.

Social Innovator Consultants

Each December the Social Innovation Forum brings on a set of consultants to support the new cohort of Social Innovators through the first phase of our nonprofit accelerator. Each consultant is matched with a Social Innovator organization and works closely with the organization's leader to develop a two-year plan for growth, create a four-page investment prospectus, and craft a five-minute pitch to be delivered at the May Social Innovator Showcase.

  • Zamawa

    Zamawa Arenas

    Five-time Emmy award winner Zamawa Arenas (she/her/hers) is a marketing strategist and entrepreneur intent on making a difference. She is the Founder and CEO of Flowetik, a marketing consultancy for nonprofits and social impact enterprises.  Flowetik partners with clients advancing equity and driving change in health care, education, human services, and economic development

    Active in Greater Boston’s business and nonprofit community, she currently serves on the boards of the Boston Foundation, Boston Chamber of Commerce, and Eastern Bank. Since 2006, Zamawa has served as a Trustee of the Boston Public Library. She is also a founding member of the Latino Equity Fund at the Boston Foundation. Previously she was appointed by Governor Charlie Baker to serve on MassHire, the state’s workforce development board.

    Zamawa is the recipient of the Pinnacle Award from the Boston Chamber of Commerce and was inducted into the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers. She was also named by the Boston Business Journal as a Hispanic on the Move.

     

  • Kerry Bowie

    Kerry Bowie

    Kerry Bowie (he/him/his) is the Managing Partner of Msaada Partners, a strategy firm that empowers social impact through consulting, coaching and connecting. Kerry is President and Executive Director of the Majira Project, a nonprofit accelerator program and innovator support organization that helps small to medium enterprises and startups grow with a mission of community development through entrepreneurship. 

    Kerry also leads Browning the Green Space, which is a group of cross-sector leaders striving to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in clean energy and beyond. 

    In addition to holding leadership positions at his church, Kerry is a Food Solutions New England Trailblazer, mentors and teaches startup firms as part of the MIT Venture Mentoring Service and the New England Regional Innovation Node, and serves on the Black Innovation Alliance Leadership Team, Boston Ujima Project Investment Committee, MIT Sloan Affinity Groups Alumni Advisory Council, The Lab Fund Advisory Council, SI Ventures Advisory Board, MIT Alumni Association Board of Directors, and the Board of Museum Advisors of the Museum of Science. 

    Kerry holds bachelors and masters degrees in environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Michigan, respectively, as well as an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.  

  • Alison

    Alison Gray

    Alison Glastein Gray (she/her/hers), President of Pear Associates, is passionate about helping mission-driven organizations expand their operations and programs. After demonstrating her ability to lead and grow a number of nonprofit organizations, Alison launched Pear Associates to share her expertise with others and grow a team of senior level consultants who share her passion. Working with a range of health, human services, and education organizations, Alison helps her clients consider new strategies and services to boost their mission. She also works with her clients to solicit the necessary resources to realize their vision, with a focus on institutional and government funders. 

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    Bernadette Hampton-Jones

    Bernadette Hampton-Jones (she/her/hers) has been a Social Innovator Consultant since 2018.  She is currently the Program Manager and Development Consultant for New England Community Services in Dorchester, MA.  With over 25 years in the field of Non-Profit Human Service Management and Public Administration, she actively collaborates and consults with groups and organizations in areas of social justice, organization and program development, as well as community organizing and policy advocacy. She holds an MPA and MS in Criminal Justice from Suffolk University and is a 2018 graduate of the TSNE Emergent Consultants Training Program.

  • Margaret

    Margaret Leipsitz

    Margaret Leipsitz (she/her/hers) has been a Social Innovator Consultant since 2016. She has over thirty years of experience partnering with community, nonprofit, corporate, and foundation leaders to set goals, measure results, and create stronger organizations. Recognized for helping teams work more collaboratively, her primary focus has been in the area of youth development, education, age-friendly planning, and workforce development. Prior to establishing ML Consulting, Margaret worked at Root Cause Consulting, Putnam Investments, BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life), The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, The Boston Foundation, and The Boston Children’s Museum. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she studied urban education.

  • Monique Morimoto

    Monique Morimoto

    Monique Morimoto, MS, CPCC (she/her/hers) has over 20 years’ experience as a facilitator, trainer, consultant and coach. She is a dedicated champion of nonprofit teams and individuals seeking strategic, practical, and spiritual support to actualize their deepest potential. She is the Cultural Inclusion Coordinator for Community InRoads, a nonprofit serving nonprofits and nonprofit Boards in Haverhill and Lawrence, MA. She serves Lazarus House Ministries in Lawrence, MA as the Project Bethlehem Christmas Program Coordinator and leader of the DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging) team.  She is a longtime strategic planning consultant and training facilitator for Self Esteem Boston. Monique has an MS in Quality Management, is a certified coach through the Coaches Training Institute and is an ordained teacher-Minister of the Diamond Path, a contemporary spiritual path that supports people around the world to realize their true humanity.

  • Nina Selvaggio

    Nina Selvaggio

    Nina Selvaggio (she/her/hers) became a Social Innovator Consultant in 2019. She has twenty years of leadership experience in the social sector. Nina started her career as a grassroots organizer and has developed deep experiences with community organizing, operations management and strategic leadership. To that end, she has built coalitions and worked with communities around a range of issues including, education reform, racial equity, family equality, and tackling the intersections of oppression. Prior to establishing Nina Selvaggio Consulting, Nina's tenure includes strategic roles with several local and national nonprofits. These have ranged from annual budgets between $100,000 and $20 million and from a handful to hundreds of employees with multiple sites. Her core passion, expertise, abilities, and commitment to social justice are grounded in her goal to integrate improved ways of operating so talent can focus their time and energy on bringing a mission to life. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois - Urbana with a degree in political science and women studies and has recently completed the University of Pennsylvania's Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy.

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    Wendy Swart Grossman

    Wendy Swart Grossman (she/her/hers) has been a Social Innovator Consultant since 2014. With a background in the US and South African presidential campaigns, Wendy is a co-founder of Creative Re/Frame Consulting where her expertise is in building effective partnerships, strategic planning, measuring outcomes, communication, and facilitation. Wendy is also a lecturer at Boston University in the field of Cultural Entrepreneurship and has held positions at Harvard’s Museum of Science and Culture, the Graduate School of Design as well as The Science Museum in London, UK. Wendy holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from St. Olaf College and an MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.