Located in Christchurch, NZ
Relationship-building is at the centre of everything Geneva does. Her devotion to connecting real people to real solutions has been the heartbeat of her work for her entire career.
Having worked for large NGOs and grassroots organizations for nearly 20 years, Geneva knows the subtle landscapes of both.
Her broad experience includes being involved in water and sanitation programs with CARE International in Nicaragua, drug-resistant malaria solutions among migrant communities, vocational incentive projects for people living with HIV, innovative education systems for mobile populations on the Thailand/Myanmar border, and diabetic retinopathy among marginalized populations with The Fred Hollows Foundation in Nepal and the Pacific Islands.
Geneva holds a degree in International Studies from Seattle University, and a Master’s in Public Health from Thammasat University in Bangkok.
Located in Bangkok, Thailand & Seattle, WA
Therese studied community organizing as a bright-eyed 19-year old, and never strayed far from these roots. For her, making deep change in the world by holding up the local voice is something that lives in her bones.
Therese has over 40 years of experience working with some of the most isolated and marginalized populations in the Mekong Region of Southeast Asia. In all her varied initiatives, she takes a supporting role, spotlighting the knowledge of community leaders, and setting the stage so their voice and wisdom are heard and respected.
Therese has a Master’s degree in Public Health from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and is currently on faculty at Thammasat University in the School of Global Studies. She is also an active Board member for several non-profits in Seattle, San Francisco, and Southeast Asia.
Located in Inverness, CA
As someone involved in Buddhist meditation and practice for decades, Hal’s work is a central expression of loving-kindness and giving back to help others. Hal holds a PhD in Economics. He worked as an economist, then later as a partner and investments manager at a private management company.
Hal’s driving goals for Move92 are to make a major shift in philanthropic consciousness, and lead the way in getting significant resources devoted to empowering girls and women.
Located in Sausalito, CA
Taylor calls herself a distiller. Her superpower is distilling things to their essence.
With a keen sense how complex systems operate and how humans think, Taylor lives for those moments when people say, “Yes. That’s IT!”
Having held senior positions in start-ups for over 20 years, Taylor also knows how to build things from scratch.
Her broad experience includes: systems consulting at Deloitte, software & medical device start-ups, consumer products, branding & design, education, higher education, government, and non-profits. She is on the adjunct faculty at USF in the business school, and is a well-known executive presentations coach and voice professional in the Bay Area.
Taylor holds a degree in Neuroscience & Linguistics from Indiana University, and a Master’s degree in Adult Education from University of Wisconsin.
Located in Bangkok, Thailand
Michou believes that if we are going to create sustainable solutions to the world’s wicked problems, it has to stem from community-led social innovation.
Having worked in Southeast Asia for the past eight years, Michou has seen many examples of development work–some are incredibly impactful, while others much less effective.
To him, the difference is four essential approaches:
1) Putting the community front and center
2) Embracing and encouraging creative failure
3) Approach social change from a Systems Thinking lens
4) Use simple data to learn and improve
Michou brings eight years of experience in youth development, social enterprise & innovation, and design thinking. He is an expert facilitator, program designer, avid storyteller, and people convener.