The GLG Social Impact Fellowship is a multiyear pro bono partnership between The World’s Insight Network and some of the world’s most impactful social entrepreneurs.
Rose Afriyie is the Executive Director of mRelief, whose all-woman team built the first end-to-end platform for SNAP enrollment in the U.S. The organization’s easy-to-use software transforms access to social services and supports the inherent dignity of all people.
Rose grew up in the Bronx, where she witnessed the importance of access to food stamps and other social services. This experience formed the foundation of her commitment to advocating for families seeking economic opportunity. She earned an MPP at the University of Michigan and previously worked at Google, served on the Domestic Policy Council under President Obama, and was named to Crain’s 40 Under 40.
Jeff Bryan is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Positivity Project, which partners with K-12 schools through a positive psychology curriculum that empowers youth to build positive relationships and become their best selves.
Jeff served in the U.S. Army for five years, including two tours in Iraq. After his military service, Jeff was a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. and Jerusalem. He earned an MA in law and diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BS in American politics from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Senan Ebrahim is the Founder and Chair of Hikma Health, which creates customized health data systems using multilingual tools to support healthcare providers in under-resourced and refugee populations around the world.
Senan holds a PhD in computational neuroscience from Harvard University and spent a year living in the Peruvian Andes conducting an ethnography of traditional healers. He has a track record of building health-related products that bring the data revolution in medicine to those who need it most.
Clementine Jacoby is the Founder and Executive Director of Recidiviz, an organization that works to reform the U.S. criminal justice system by building open-source data platforms and tools that help criminal justice decision makers identify opportunities to safely reduce incarceration and monitor the impact of their efforts in real time.
Clementine previously worked at Google, has performed in circuses in Brazil and Mexico, and studied symbolic systems at Stanford University. Her work with Recidiviz has been featured in Fast Company, Slate, and Forbes.
Derrick H. Lewis is the Founder and Co-Chair of The Bronx Community Foundation, a public-private-nonprofit partnership tackling the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting on-the-ground operations to address poverty, health disparities, and other urgent challenges facing the Bronx community.
As a native of the Bronx, Derrick grew up experiencing the lack of resources in New York City’s poorest borough. He is now an advisor in corporate and technology strategy, growth, risk management, and human capital, and sits on the boards of multiple nonprofits. He is a graduate of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.
Julia Monfrini Peev is a Co-Founder of the Stop COVID-19 Special Operations Group, which brings together healthcare executives, nonprofit leaders, students, and other concerned citizens to promote fact-based research and accelerate the deployment of solutions in the fight against COVID-19.
Julia is a seasoned institutional PE/VC executive and is passionate about building successful businesses and solving critical issues in healthcare. She holds an MPA from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and an MSc from ESCP Business School.
Chas Moore is the Founder and Executive Director of Austin Justice Coalition, which educates and builds community power for people of color in Austin, Texas through grassroots organizing and activism in criminal justice, education, urban planning, and other issue areas.
Chas is a longtime activist and community advocate; he works to create space for and empower organizers of color to lead and pursue reform in their communities. He attended the University of Texas at Austin.
Nithya Ramanathan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nexleaf Analytics, an organization that serves low-income countries by protecting temperature-sensitive vaccine supply chains and promoting the adoption of clean cooking practices. Nexleaf designs sensor technologies, generates data analytics, and advocates for data-driven solutions that help preserve human life and protect the planet.
Nithya brings more than 20 years of experience as a computer scientist to her work developing sensing and analytics applications. She holds a PhD in computer science from UCLA and a BS in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley and is the recipient of many social innovation honors.
Maria Siambekos is a Co-Founder of the Stop COVID-19 Special Operations Group, which brings together healthcare executives, nonprofit leaders, students, and other concerned citizens to promote fact-based research and accelerate the deployment of solutions in the fight against COVID-19.
Maria has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare technology and has extensive operational experience and expertise in commercial excellence, product development, business integrations, and organizational leadership, and team development. Maria holds a BS in biology from Yale University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Vineet Singal is the Co-Founder and CEO of CareMessage, an organization helping free health clinics and safety-net health centers communicate with their patients via mobile technology. CareMessage is the largest patient engagement platform for underserved populations in the U.S.
Vineet’s experience working at a free medical clinic in Galveston, Texas sparked a commitment to leveraging technology to improve health outcomes. A graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Business School, Vineet has published peer-reviewed research in molecular biology and epidemiology and has been recognized by the Forbes 30 Under 30 List.
Michael Williams is a Co-Founder of the Stop COVID-19 Special Operations Group, which brings together healthcare executives, nonprofit leaders, students, and other concerned citizens to promote fact-based research and accelerate the deployment of solutions in the fight against COVID-19.
Michael is an experienced international executive and healthcare business leader with over 30 years of experience in pharma, biotech, and digital health. He holds a BA from the University of Wales, Bangor.
Our Fellow organizations do some of the most impactful social sector work anywhere in the world. We are honored to help them along the way.
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQIA+ young people. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of LGBTQIA+ youth reaching out to Trevor has grown significantly, at times peaking to double their previous volumes. Trevor has dramatically expanded their technological capacity and processes to meet this enormous demand for their life-saving services. GLG connected them to experts (both within the U.S. and globally) with first-hand experience in high-priority topics, including volunteer management, project planning, and strategic partnerships. The insights that came from these conversations were crucial to Trevor’s ability to continue growing while maintaining uninterrupted, high-quality operations.
Global Press works to build a more just and informed world by training and employing female journalists in the world’s least-covered regions to produce ethical, accurate, on-the-ground news coverage. As Global Press looks to expand into new bureau locations, GLG has helped accelerate the organization’s reach by connecting them to HR directors and international employment law experts. Through GLG, Global Press has also spoken with experts in geopolitics and economics, as well as former leaders of international journalism centers and local journalism associations, to better understand invisible censorship, barriers to accessing high-quality journalism jobs, and the protocols for obtaining press credentials for their reporters in potential expansion locations around the world.
EarthEnable works in Rwanda and Uganda to solve the common health issues caused by dirt floors – such as infectious disease and respiratory conditions – through a washable, sanitary dirt floor solution that is 75% cheaper than concrete alternatives. To help EarthEnable enhance their products, GLG not only sourced a top polymers and coatings expert, but also arranged his travel to Rwanda for a weeklong project. The visit helped EarthEnable accelerate their R&D process in real time, resulting in the creation of a stronger and more cost-effective product. Building off this success, EarthEnable has continued to harness the power of GLG insights throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. When Rwanda went into a nationwide lockdown – forcing EarthEnable to pause their operations – the organization used the downtime to speak with GLG experts, gaining further insights into improving their products, decreasing their ecological footprint, and lowering their production costs.
Simprints builds biometric digital identity tools for global development to make sure that every vaccine, dollar, and public good reaches the people who need them most. At the onset of COVID-19, the Simprints team used GLG to leverage their technology in support of relief efforts. They conducted research into contact tracing, the COVID-19 response in remote regions, and the technologies being deployed in the hardest-to-reach areas. Within a week, GLG connected them with a former WHO surveillance medical officer, a former CDC senior global public health analyst, and a former CDC epidemiologist. The insights from these experts have helped Simprints not only prepare for an eventual COVID-19 vaccine delivery, but also rapidly and effectively improve their digital health systems to drive the appropriate public health response – all while keeping individual data secure.
Our Global Community of Fellows
Since 2014, GLG has welcomed 65 exceptional social sector leaders to our global community. Fellows are the leaders of organizations at inflection points in their growth – whether they are responding to crisis, scaling their reach, pivoting their strategy, or enhancing their services.