2018 DDSF Fellows



Meet our 2018 Diana Davis Spencer Fellows

Allyson Baker

Executive Director, Thrive Community Health

Bio

Type of Organization:  Non-Profit

Sector:  Health

Social Impact:  Job Creation

Region of Impact: Western USA

Chuck Pukanecz

Founder, Welcome to Work

Bio

Type of Organization: Non-Profit

Sector: Construction

Social Impact:  Job Creation

Region of Impact:  Northeast USA

Emi Kiyota

President and CEO, Ibasho

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Type of Organization:  Non-Profit

Sector: Community Development

Social Impact: Job Creation

Region of Impact: Northeast USA

Kimberly Lewis

President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of East Texas

Bio

Type of Organization:  Non-Profit

Sector: IT

Social Impact:  Job Creation

Region of Impact:  Southwest USA

Noah Wilson-Rich

Founder, The Best Bees Company

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Type of Organization:  For-Profit

Sector: Agriculture

Social Impact:  Job Creation

Region of Impact: National

Samad Nasserian

Founder and CEO, Cozymeal

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Type of Organization:  For-Profit

Sector: Technology/Food

Social Impact: Job Creation

Region of Impact: National

Veronika Scott

CEO and Founder, The Empowerment Plan

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Type of Organization: Non-Profit

Sector: Manufacturing

Social Impact: Job Creation

Region of Impact: Mid-west USA

Molly Matthews

Founder and CEO, Job IQ

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Type of Organization:  For-Profit

Sector:  Education

Social Impact:  50+ Career Support

Region:  National

David Wolf

Executive Director, Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington

Bio

·Type of Organization:  Non-Profit

Sector:  Education

Social Impact:  Job Training and Placement

Region:  Washington DC

Donna Childs

Founder and CEO, Prisere

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Type of Organization:  For Profit

Sector:  Small Business Services

Social Impact:  Supporting 50+ business owners

Region:  National

Juliana Cardona Mejia

Founder and CEO, Street Entrepreneurs

Bio

Type of Organization: Non-Profit

Sector:  Small Business Services

Social Impact:  Supporting 50+ small business owners

Region:  Washington, DC

Kiron Chandy

Founder, Consult Your Community

Bio

Type of Organization:  Non-Profit

Sector:  Small Business Services

Social Impact:  Supporting 50+ small business owners

Region: National

Joyce Schwarz

Founder, Startup 50 Plus

Bio

Organization Profile:  For-Profit

Sector: Small Business Services

Social Impact:  Supporting 50+ startups

Region:  California

Daniela Grigioni

Executive Director, After School All Stars

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·Type of Organization:  Non-Profit

Sector:  Education

Social Impact: 50+ Volunteer Engagement

Region: Washington, DC

Doniece Sandoval

Founder and CEO, Lava Mae

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Organization Profile:  Non-Profit

Sector:  Social Services

Social Impact:  Homelessness

Region:  California

Sandi Klein

Founder and Host, Sandi Klein’s Conversations with Creative Women

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Type of Organization:  For-Profit

Sector:  Media

Social Impact:  Women over 50

Region:  National