Development & Philanthropy Consultant
Institute for Women in Migration (IMUMI)
Behavior Change Expert, Product Manager
Professor of Law
Director, Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic
Cornell Law School
Development Consultant & Human Rights
Talent Acuity Group
Securities and Exchange Commission
Senior Tax Accountant
Adolescent Girls Legal Defense Fund
Mark Caron has spent over twenty years playing a leading role in bringing mobile services to the mass-market; starting with digital wireless services in the 1990s, text messaging in the early 2000s, and the mobile internet and mobile apps in the past decade. Most recently, as the CEO of bMobilized, he was focused on empowering small businesses to take full advantage of the mobile economy. Prior to bMobilized, Mark was advising startups and companies working on next generation mobile apps, services and technologies. Over time, Mark has advised and/or invested in over twenty mobile startups, including Banjo, ShopKeep, and Verve Mobile. His last company Snac, Inc. developed a fundamentally faster, more compelling way for mobile phone users to access their favorite web services and content, winning the “Top Ten Mobile App of 2009” and the “Best Mobile Innovator of 2009”. Prior to founding Snac, Mark was Founder/CEO of MobileSpring/Ztango (now part of Real Networks) which launched the first inter-carrier text messaging service and became one of the most profitable mobile startups of the last decade. Before MobileSpring/Ztango, Mark was a co-founder and lead marketing and business development executive at Omnipoint Communications, the first GSM carrier in the Northeast (now part of T-Mobile). Mark started his wireless career at Ericsson as a Product Manager, after working in information systems and telecommunications at GE. He has an AB in Computer Science from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Susan Fryberger is an independent development and philanthropy consultant. With a background in fundraising for women's and human rights, and environmental and reproductive health issues, Susan has over 30 years of advocacy-related fund development experience. Susan has consulted with the Environmental Defense Fund (where she also worked in the mid-90’s), Friends of UNFPA (the United Nations Population Fund), Equality Now, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and Global Health Partners. Prior to consulting, she led the development departments of the Ms. Foundation for Women, Human Rights First and Population Communications International. Susan began her career at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She holds a B.S. in French and Business from Pennsylvania State University.
Gretchen Kuhner has worked on issues of migrant human rights in Mexico for over a decade. As the legal coordinator for the NGO, Sin Fronteras, she worked with refugees and migrants and helped establish the first NGO detention project in Mexico City. Between 2005-2010 she worked as a consultant for local and international organizations and foundations concentrating on women and migration, human trafficking and child migrants in transit through Mexico. In 2010 she co-founded the Institute for Women in Migration (IMUMI), an NGO that will focus on research and advocacy efforts to improve the migration experiences of women in Mexico, including women in communities of origin.
Sabrina LeBlanc spent more than 14 years helping millions of people lose weight at Weight Watchers. She was part of the team that founded WeightWatchers.com, establishing one of the Internet's first and most successful subscription-model businesses. She was also a driving force behind the introduction of the PointsPlus diet and other new products and services that combined the latest scientific research with consumer insights. Prior to Weight Watchers, she worked in equity research. She currently sits on the board of Dancewave, a Brooklyn nonprofit dance education center, is the chair of fundraising for Brooklyn Friends School and advises several wellness start-up companies. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Professor Beth Lyon directs the Cornell Law School Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic. Professor Lyon's scholarship focuses on migration and human rights law. Professor Lyon holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and a Masters of Science from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Before starting the Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic at Villanova, she was a Staff Attorney with Human Rights First and a Practitioner-in-Residence in the International Human Rights Law Clinic at the Washington College of Law, American University. She is a member of the District of Columbia, New York and Pennsylvania bar associations, and serves on the boards of directors of Latina & Latino Critical Theory, Inc. and the Society of American Law Teachers.
Lucrecia Oliva is a Guatemalan independent development consultant and a human rights advocate with more than 30 years of experience advocating on behalf of Guatemalans. From 2003 to 2015, she served as Program Manager of the Priority Policies Area at Catholic Relief Services (CRS). She coordinated CRS’s work on issues such as migrant human rights, migrant labor rights, and peacebuilding while implementing projects related to those issues in concert with local partners. Before joining CRS, she worked at St. Pius Church in Chicago for eleven years. While in Chicago, she co-founded two groups: Organization in Solidarity with the Guatemalan People and Chicago Coalition for Refugees and Displaced in Guatemala. She also served on the board of the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala. She currently resides in Guatemala City.
Robert C. Satterwhite, PhD
Robert is the Founder and Managing Principal of Talent Acuity Group, a consulting firm focused on talent management and organizational development. Prior to founding Talent Acuity, Robert was a partner at The Partnering Group (TPG) and a VP at APTMetrics where he provided advice and consultation to clients on human capital challenges. Over his nearly 20 year career, Robert has had a successful track record with more than 30% of the Fortune 100.
Robert received a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master’s degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University, and a BA in Economics and Spanish from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) as well as a member and board member of Southern Connecticut SHRM and HR.com. Robert has presented over 30 papers in the areas of talent management and org design and in 2014 published a monthly talent selection blog called “Right Person. Right Role. Right Time.”.
Pamela Sawhney is an experienced attorney currently serving as Counsel in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining the SEC, she practiced at the litigation boutique firm, Kobre & Kim LLP, in New York. Pamela practices in the areas of government enforcement defense and internal investigations with particular emphasis on financial services-related litigation. Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, she practiced at Covington & Burling LLP, where she focused on commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense matters, and internal investigations. Ms. Sawhney also served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Joseph L. Tauro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. In addition to her work as an attorney, Ms. Sawhney has been active for many years in a several non-profit organizations. Ms. Sawhney serves as an Attorney-Mentor for Legal Outreach, an organization that provides extensive support to a group of New York City public school students who have demonstrated potential with the goal of assuring their path to college and a professional career. She has also served as a mentor for PALS, a program designed to assist minorities entering the legal profession.
David Silversmith is the Senior Tax Accountant with WeiserMazars LLP. Previously, he worked as a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner with Morgan Stanley. David has volunteered at the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site, which provides free tax preparation and financial education to low-and moderate-income residents in lower Manhattan. David is a resident of Midtown Manhattan and has previously been a member of Community Board Three where he served on the Housing, Parks, and Economic Development Committees. David earned his MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a second BS in Finance.
WeiserMazars LLP. Previously, he worked as a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner with Morgan Stanley. David has volunteered at the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site, which provides free tax preparation and financial education to low-and moderate-income residents in lower Manhattan. David is a resident of Midtown Manhattan and has previously been a member of Community Board Three where he served on the Housing, Parks, and Economic Development Committees. David earned his MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a second BS in Finance.
Christa Stewart, Esq. is the Program Manager for the Adolescent Girls Legal Defense Fund at Equality Now. The program brings cases of girls’ rights before international bodies and advocates before the United Nations. Prior to this, Ms. Stewart was Coordinator of Human Trafficking Programming and Unaccompanied Children Programs at the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. Ms. Stewart was appointed by the Governor to oversee service provision to trafficked persons across New York State. Previously, she served as Director of Legal Services at The Door, a youth development agency in New York City. Ms. Stewart co-founded and directed Safe Horizon’s Anti-Trafficking Initiative, providing coordinated services to trafficking victims. She also served as Director of the New York Immigration Hotline at Safe Horizon. Ms. Stewart practiced immigration law and represented individuals seeking immigration relief in defense of deportation cases. Ms. Stewart had earlier served as staff attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She has lectured at universities and educational institutions on immigration, women and human rights issues and serves as an Adjunct Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University teaching a course on human trafficking. She served on the Board of Trustees of WomenRising, a domestic violence organization in Jersey City. Ms. Stewart received her B.A. from Binghamton University and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.