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.

  • Quisquella

    Quisquella Addison

    Quisquella Addison (she,her,ella) brings over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector supporting organizations and managing projects working toward race equity, legal empowerment and housing justice. She brings a passion for understanding identity and performs her work through a lens of equity, inclusion and belonging. She received her BA from Mount Holyoke College where she designed her own major in Ethnicity and Identity Formation and she holds a JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Currently, she is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Northeastern University School of Law. Quisquella worked in the legal services sector for ten years in New York as a trainer, tenant rights advocate and program director. Returning to Massachusetts in 2020, she served as the COVID Eviction Legal Help Project Project Manager, at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and Director of Consulting at Just-Tech. As she began her career working in the nonprofit sector in Boston this felt like a homecoming. Quisquella worked in collaboration with legal aid providers, community organizers and medical professionals to serve tenants facing eviction or poor housing conditions. 

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    Janet Anderson

    Janet Anderson (she/her/hers) brings 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience to her role as a Social Innovator Consultant. She is passionate about developing emerging and executive leaders in education, nonprofit and social service organizations. Through her leadership coaching and consulting practice, she offers services to support clients in reaching their goals. Coaching, strategic planning, board relationships, program development & evaluation, management and organizational culture are all areas of expertise. Prior to establishing her own consulting practice, Janet worked for 18 years at EdVestors, a Boston-based education nonprofit, working to drive change in urban schools. She is a graduate of the nonprofit MBA program at Boston University, a certified coach through Coach Diversity Institute, and serves on the English Learners Task Force of the Boston School Committee.

  • 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.  

  • Lori

    Lori Smith Britton

    Lori Smith Britton is Founder and Principal of Community Resource Consulting, Inc. – a consulting practice that has raised millions for Boston-area charities, providing strategic counsel and tactile fundraising support for a variety of clients. Prior to launching her full-time practice in 2007, Lori worked in a variety of advancement roles in a number of organizations, including MIT, Boston Latin School Association, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, and the Museum of African American History (Boston/Nantucket), where she helped raise funds to restore the African Meeting House on Beacon Hill — a National Historic Landmark. Most recently, she helped Epiphany School in Dorchester, MA complete its $25M capital campaign and grow its annual review from $3M to $5M+ in 4 years.

    Lori, a native of Boston Massachusetts and a graduate of Boston Latin School, holds a dual bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in English and Broadcast Journalism and a master’s degree in Urban Affairs from Boston University. She lives in Dorchester, MA with her husband and two daughters.

  • Julie

    Julie Ramos Gagliardi

    Julie Ramos Gagliardi (she/her/hers) has spent her career in marketing, public relations and development working for numerous nonprofit organizations in including United Way of Greater Fall River,  the UMass Dartmouth Foundation, and as a consultant for groups including Massachusetts Association of Regional School Committees (MARS) and Katie Brown Educational Program. She graduated from UMassDartmouth with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and went on to attain her Master of Business Administration from Boston College. She spent the past several years as First Vice President of Corporate Giving and Community Relations managing the Bank’s corporate giving program and representing the Bank in a variety of civic engagements, strategic community partnerships and public relations activities. She is currently the co-chair of the One Southcoast Chamber Education Committee and has been active in several community initiatives including the Fall River TDI Partnership and Slade Ferry Avenue Redevelopment Committee. In her work with nonprofit and community organizations, she brings a proven ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels, creative problem solving, along with outstanding communication and presentation skills.

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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.

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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.