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2009 Mentors

Bonnie Allen
Dutchess Collaborative Reentry Project

Bonnie Allen is the Project Director of the Dutchess Collaborative Reentry Project in Poughkeepsie, New York. The Project is a center of support and advocacy for formerly incarcerated people and aims to reduce recidivism in Dutchess County by...

Ken Banks and FrontlineSMS

Ken Banks, founder of, devotes himself to the application of mobile technology for positive social and environmental change in the developing world, and has spent the last 15 years working on projects in Africa. Recently, his research...

Jim Embry
Sustainable Communities Network

Jim Embry brings an unwavering belief that it is possible to build a socially just, sustainable, and peaceful society that reflects the highest ideals of being human. Jim’s lifetime commitment to social change began as a CORE civil rights...

Joshua Humphreys
Center for Social Philanthropy

Joshua Humphreys is founding director of the Center for Social Philanthropy, a nonprofit social enterprise housed at Boston’s Tellus Institute, where he serves as Senior Associate. Humphreys also teaches at Harvard University, where he is a...

Bob Lewis
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

Bob Lewis is Special Assistant for Market Development for the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. A regional and environmental planner, Bob co-founded NYC’s Greenmarket program in 1976 with architect/city planner Barry Benepe....

Dr. Glenn Sheehan
Barrow Arctic Science Consortium

Glenn Sheehan has lived in Barrow, Alaska, for 13 years and started doing research there in 1981. His research has focused on the cultural continuity expressed successfully by the Native Inupiat Eskimo people for the past 2,000 years, a period...

Theresa Snow
Vermont Foodbank

Theresa Snow received her formal education in Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. Theresa enjoys hard work, learning through experience, the natural environment, travel,...

Dr. Vladmir Ticona
Accion de Salud Integral

Dr. Vladimir Ticona has worked with the Bolivian organization, Acción de Salud Integral since 2002. The mission of the organization is to promote the social development and integral health of marginalized communities, with a particular focus on...

Dr. Peter Waiswa
Makerere University School of Public Health

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