Whilst on a professional visit to Honduras, David Dodson and Stephanie Cornell witnessed first hand the devastating effects of malnutrition. Project Healthy Children was thus created from their inspiration to save lives. Just a few years later, David made the decision to leave the private sector altogether and devote his time and attention to the enormous but solvable problem of vitamin and mineral deficiency worldwide. Amongst his many roles, David is not only a Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of business, but is also responsible for leading the board of Directors and guiding the vision of PHC. David leads and inspires this strong and international team with his vision to end malnutrition in our lifetime.
Graham Weaver (MBA 1999) is Founder and Partner of Alpine Investors, LP in San Francisco; a private equity firm managing five funds totalling $900M in capital. Weaver’s primary role is to oversee the fund operations and he is involved in investing, hiring, fundraising, setting the strategy for Alpine, and serving on the boards of several of Alpine’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining Alpine, Weaver worked at Oak Hill Capital Management, American Securities Capital Partners and Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. Weaver will teach STRAMGT 210: Managerial Skills, in autumn quarter.
Jane is the Founder of Impala Investment Holdings and brings a broad experience from top global investment banking, private equity and strategy consulting firms. A Ugandan national, Jane brings a key contextual perspective to the board, having provided strategic, financial and operational advisory services to African-USA linked businesses. Jane’s passion to improve her African community mirrors that of Sanku’s work. Her latest venture brings clean and healthy drinking water to businesses throughout east Africa, utilizing green technology.
Joe is the founder and chairman of Commonwealth Financial Network, the largest privately owned, independent RIA-broker/dealer in the United States. He is also chairman of Southworth Development, a golf and resort real estate company with award-winning properties in the United States, Scotland and The Bahamas. In addition to his business endeavors, Joe is a noted philanthropist. In 2012, he established of the Deitch Leadership Institute at the Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in the United States. Most recently, he launched the Elevate Prize, which will identify, empower, and celebrate individuals and organizations whose ideas and endeavors elevate the human experience. Joe is also the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life.
Ten years ago Ned co-founder d.light, an innovation that came out of Stanford University. While attending the Design for Extreme Affordability program at Stanford, Ned created his first prototype for families without electricity: a simple, battery-powered LED light. After graduating with an MBA in 2007, Ned turned the idea into a for-profit social enterprise, now reaching 75 million people who previously lacked access to electricity with a range of solar solutions. Ned brings the vision to the board of how to implement ideas at high scale, and like the Sanku Dosifier, Ned has already proved that a creative and radical idea can reach millions of people with a life changing solution.
Stephanie is the co-founder of Project Healthy Children. She created Strategic Grant Partners, a coalition of families that combines philanthropic investing and pro bono consulting to address issues for children in poverty across Africa. Managing Director for Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (DRK), Stephanie also currently serves on the boards of DRK portfolio organizations including Catie’s Closet, Clean Energy Trust, Crisis Text Line, City Health Works, D-Rev, IRAP, Lava Mae, Upstream, StrongMinds and Y2Y Harvard Square. After completing the Harvard Advanced Leadership fellowship, Stephanie has been an advisor and board member for several nonprofit and philanthropic organizations including Demand Abolition, Year Up, Partners in Health, WGBH, RefugePoint, Resurge, Share Our Strength and Amazon Conservation Team.