Geri Beaty, Founder/President Event Innovations. Geri has over eighteen years experience in publishing and more than twelve years experience in event production and management. In 2002 Geri began her own consulting and management company and has been working successfully as an outsource consultant to both for profit and nonprofit organizations. Event Innovations focuses on assisting organizations with event growth and/or change as well as streamlining processes and collaborating with internal management to ensure all goals are achieved. Geri joined the CouldYou? board in 2016 to lend her expertise in helping non-profits get to the next level.
Andrew Ripley is Co-Founder and CEO of PurposeMatch, a software that helps people discover purpose and design a life and career that makes a social impact. Prior to that, his background is in business development, both with large enterprise companies like IBM and fast growing software startups. Along the way, he also co-founded a fitness app called FitFuse. Andrew is a fearless business builder with a relentless work ethic and uncompromising integrity. His commitment to living a purpose-driven life, connections and network within the social impact space, and his “do whatever it takes attitude” make him a natural fit for the team. He brings to CY expertise in business development, sales and start-ups. Andrew joined the CouldYou? board in 2017 to lend his expertise with a focus on strategic partnerships and fundraising.
Growing up with four-time Grammy award-winning blues legend John Lee Hooker as a great uncle, Art has a unique perspective of how the arts can affect culture globally and locally. Art consults, designs, and produces campaigns and content for leading brands such as Herman Miller, Verizon, The White House, and the American Heart Association. Informed by more than a decade of qualitative research across five continents, his proprietary story process marries passion, creativity, and movement to help people reimagine a better future. Art has won numerous awards in film, theater, learning design, and public speaking during his career. He is dedicated to inspiring people, organizations, and movements that help replenish the world’s metropolitan regions.
Sharon is an experienced C-Level executive and board member who brings demonstrated success working with Fortune 500 public companies, as well as privately held start-up and emerging companies including Vonage, Lonetree Capital and Fallbrook Technologies. She has substantial experience in M&A, IPOs, Public Company spin-offs, VC and PE financings and strategic transactions. She’s skilled at developing best-in-class corporate governance practices with over 20 years as a trusted advisor to boards of directors and as a valued strategic partner with the CEO and other C-suite executives. She’s known for taking complicated transactions and breaking them down to their essence to facilitate successful negotiations and to describe to shareholders, regulators and the board.
Dr Radha Chaddah
Dr. Radha Chaddah is a physician-lawyer, who is passionate about women’s health, public health, and patient education. She brings her clinical medicine and public health knowledge to the CouldYou?’s critical mission. She currently resides in Princeton, NJ. Previously she has lived in and worked as a physician and healthcare writer in New York, Massachusetts, and in several cities in Asia.
A Florida native, Tracie has called NYC her home since 1996, when she graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in Finance and English. Prior to commencing her career in real estate, Tracie worked as a consulting manager in Accenture’s Capital Markets Group for seven years, advising senior executives on their company strategic initiatives, new business ventures, and global communications efforts. Tracie then switched careers, finding what has become her true passion, residential real estate! She works with her younger sister and has been blessed to be a top producer for the 19 years she has been in the business (17 of those years as a Florida and New York broker with Douglas Elliman). She is also an avid traveler, golfer, pool player and exercise aficionado. Tracie joined the board in 2022 to help scale CouldYou?.
Ivan Rafael Cumbi
Program Manager -Girls’ Health
Project Nurse – Girls’ Health
Project manager (girls health) – Maputo
Project Nurse (Girls’ Health)
Kofi K. Nyanteng
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Global
| In-Country Director, Ghana |
Director of Advancement
Chief Operating Officer
Director of Communications
US Director of Advancement
Dr Simao is a Mozambican politician. Simão joined the FRELIMO government in 1982 as the Director of Health in Zambezia. In 1986, he became the Minister of Health until 1994 when he became the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mozambique under Joaquim Chissano. He remained in that position until February 2005. He has been appointed as the EDCTP High Representative South with special focus on Africa and is the Chairman of Focus Africa. He is currently the Executive Director of the Joaquim Chissano Foundation and is also the Chairman of the SADC Mediation Reference Group, and Chairman of the steering committee of the Business Environment Support Fund in Mozambique, a development initiative funded under Denmark’s development cooperation activities.
Dr Penny Phillips Howard
Penny Phillips Howard is considered the world’s leading researcher on menstrual health in Rural Africa. She is from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and has worked with 8,000 girls in Kenya proving that the menstrual cup is the safest, greenest and least expensive menstrual health solution. Her findings show that the FDA standard medical grade silicone lasts for a minimum of 10 years and does not require water.(Girls can remove it in a public toilet, or latrine, empty it and replace it without any health risk as long as they have clean hands)
Rev Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso
Born on 15th March 1959, Rev Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso, is an effective communicator, a visionary leader, a good listener, a loyal team Player, a pragmatic and proactive mentor who has served in various fields of leadership stretching from the scope of Pastoral Ministry to Academic to Banking and Finance industry to Public figurehead. Having Pastored over thirty years, he is currently the General Superintendent of Assemblies of God, Ghana, the President of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), the Chairman for the Ghana Evangelism Committee (GEC) the Executive Secretary to the Africa Assemblies of God Alliance (AAGA). He also serves as Chairman of the Small Alms and Light Weapons Commission of the Republic of Ghana and a Member of Electoral Commission Board of Eminent Advisors, the Board Chairman of Prime Insurance Company Ltd and last but not the least, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral, Ghana.
Philip is the Country Director, and Vice Chairman of INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES. He also directs the Purpose Driven PEACE Initiative, Global Leadership Network Ghana and Walk Thru the Bible Ministries. Pastor Tutu serves as Board Chair of SIM Ghana; Member of Compassion Int’l Ghana Advisory Council and other Int’l Mission Organizations. Before entering teaching and training ministry for Church Leaders, he worked for Global Recordings Network (GRN) for over 12 years as Missionary and national leader. Was the founding Director of Ghana and first Africa Director of GRN. The Mission’s vision is reaching the unreached non literate people groups across Africa with the gospel in audio format in the mother tongue. A work that took him to many part of the world including the Bushmen of the Kalahari desert. Through the Purpose Driven PEACE, ICM Ghana has opened 15 Church partner. Learning Centers in Ghana with the vision of rekindling the reading habit of young people. Rev Philip Tutu each year speaks to Church leaders, business and NGOs Leaders throughout Ghana and other countries across denominations. Each year his ministry train thousands of leaders through Conferences, Seminars and Workshops. With Thirty Nine years (39) of ministry experience, he combines knowledge, spiritual gift and life experience in teaching. Married to Janet they are blessed with three daughters and two sons and five grandchildren. Pastor Philip’s belief is “that the hope of our communities is a strong local church trained and well-resourced with tools to transform society.”
An artrepreneur and motivational speaker, of Dominican origin based in Hollywood. Jalen is an ex-original member/songwriter & co-producer of internationally famed Latin group Toke D’ Keda. Acosta has multiple credited roles on TV and Film. The founder and CEO of World Artists United & Co-Founder of Music Entrepreneuru Conference & 555 technologies. Discovered and encouraged in his career by Superstars Enrique Iglesias, Laz Alonso, Odell Beckham & Dwyane Wade among others. As an artist or actor, he has appeared in over 50 advertising campaigns and major commercials for Fortune 500 companies such as Bud Light, Burger King, Sour Skittles, Nissan & Coca Cola among other notables. WAU has worked with Odell Beckham Jr, Dwyane Wade, Laz Alonso, Fat Joe & brands like SONY, Remy Martin, TrackR, “Wade’s World Foundation” & PropPops, BeeFree Media for clients like Avicii. WAU has been instrumental to the growth of many brands, athletes & artists. WAU has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, London and Shenzhen, and holds events in Australia, France, Italy, Costa Rica, Japan and the United States. Mr. Acosta works tirelessly with several non-profit organizations. His stories travel the world from the United States to Asia, Europe and Latin America to encourage, instruct and motivate anyone who wants to live with his passion and overcome the obstacles of the road to success. The shocking stories of his life from his humble beginnings, when he slept in a Miami park, to his recent articles in Forbes magazine, are full of contrasts. From being on the brink of suicide, struggling to find regular sustenance, to working on global campaigns for NFL players, conducting regular business deals with tycoons, shaking hands with Bill Gates while hosting the global launch of the Xbox in 2001, and producing New York’s biggest social festival in Times Square; In 2019 Jalen Co-produced the Music Industry Essentials program with Yellowbrick.learn for NYU’s Clive Davis Institute for recorded music partnered with Billboard Magazine. He’s traveled to over 25 countries spreading his message of Entrepreneurship and positive leadership in Music.
Rick Little is a “serial social entrepreneur,” having created numerous initiatives to promote hope and economic opportunity for millions of young people – now operating in more than 100 countries. He is founder of the ImagineNations Group, and developer of Silatech (in the Middle East) where he currently serves as Chairman of its Executive Committee and a member of its Board of Trustees. He founded the International Youth Foundation (IYF), created Quest International and was founding President of America’s Promise. His innovations have been featured in many publications and books, including the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul. In 1996, Mr. Little was chosen as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, and in 1997 received the Robert W. Scrivner Award from the Council on Foundations. He was co-chair of the United Nations’ High Level Panel of the Youth Employment Network. He received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Anderson University and was named an International Fellow in Applied Developmental Science at Tufts University in 2001. Mr. Little serves on several boards and international advisory councils, including Mercy Corps, Nike Foundation, and the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy.
Mr. Asare is the Cofounder & Chief Marketing Officer for Social Identity platform ESAIYO. ESAIYO captures, connects, preserves & displays important identity and historical data related to physical and virtual objects. Mr. Asare also is a member of Fast Company’s Executive Board.
Mr. Asare has marketed and monetized content releases that have generated approximately 20,000,000 record sales and album equivalents. He has worked with startups that have raised north of $50,000,000 in venture capital and angel investments. He has also worked as a marketer and business development executive on tens of millions in eCommerce sales.
Mr. Asare was the founder of Innovation Live (2016) and Cofounder of StartUp Rock On (2012), innovation public policy event series’ running concurrent to The Democratic and Republican National Conventions. These event series’ featured appearances from Vice President Joe Biden, Former Congressman Daryl Issa (CA-49), Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, The Roots, Steve Aoki, etc. Mr. Asare was the New Media/Social Media Manager for Sean “Diddy” Combs’ empire, overseeing the digital marketing and social media platforms for Diddy’s brands, including Ciroc, Sean John Fragrance, and Bad Boy Entertainment. Mr. Asare has been a founding member or early hire for numerous startups. He has advised numerous large companies and agencies including Startup America, Google, Facebook, Bit Torrent, The Consumer Technology Association, Microsoft, Universal Music, Apple, Monster Products, etc with a focus on monetization, marketing and business development strategy and execution. Throughout his storied career he has envisioned and executed global marketing campaigns for artists and brands such as: Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Jerry Wonda,Ice Cube, Prince, Pharrell, Wu Tang Clan, LL Cool J, Outkast, Gnarls Barkley,John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Mary J Blige,The Roots, The Fugees, Diageo, Warner Music Group,Sony Music, Estee Lauder etc. Mr. Asare began his career as an Investment Banker at Citigroup’s’ Salomon Smith Barney and was a holder of Series 7, 3, 63 & 55 Licenses.
Tracey is a South African social entrepreneur and CEO at the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust. She was previously CEO of the Enterprise Room which is committed to economic growth in South Africa through entrepreneurship, and building sustainable and profitable businesses, focusing on the success of small black owned businesses. Tracey was the CEO for the Branson Center for Entrepreneurship. Tracey was also a founding member and CEO of the Starfish Greathearts Foundation, South Africa. Under her leadership, Starfish supported 22,000 orphaned and vulnerable children across South Africa. Prior to Starfish Tracey worked for Deutsche Bank London as an Investor Relations Specialist. In 2004, Tracey was selected as a “Real Hero” to carry the Olympic Torch for South Africa. Other achievements include: attending the G8 Summit in 2005 giving voice to the plight of orphaned and vulnerable children, being chosen as a Cosmopolitan Awesome Woman for 2006 and an Archbishop Tutu Fellow in 2008. Tearfund, a global development organization, has selected Tracey as an Inspired Individual. Tracey is the former Executive Director of the African Leadership Institute and the Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu Fellows. As a consultant, she is working with young leaders from all sectors of the economy and from all over the continent to express their views on key African issues, and to create a vehicle through which their views and “agenda’s for change” can be heard and acted upon.
Randall Gusikoski is a seasoned C-Level executive and serial entrepreneur. In the past 30 years, Mr. Gusikoski has launched and/or acquired and scaled businesses ranging from regional recycling operations to pre-K learning institutions to food service, responsible for more than 1,500 employees and generating hundreds of millions in revenue. Through each phase of his career, Gusikoski’s companies have thrived and grown by instilling sound processes and controls. A resident of Newport Beach, Gusikoski graduated from Grant MacEwan University in Canada with a degree in Accounting and has been an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) for 25 years. Recently his passion has been working with Partners World Wide and Creating Jobs; individual organizations who use Business as a Mission (BAM) to mentor business leaders in countries such as Haiti and Guatemala.
Rachel Lynn Karry brings to CouldYou? leadership and innovation in leveraging the business of music and entertainment to help scale our non-profit. Beginning her career as a social worker, Rachel’s heart is naturally drawn toward uplifting and empowering people and their communities. After running various nonprofits, she transitioned into entrepreneurship as a way to make a larger global impact and also teach others how to thrive. With a passion for empowering people to turn dreams into sustainable business, Rachel began helping develop businesses from beauty products to drone technology, some which failed and others that reached billions in sales. While pursuing a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies, she also reconnected with her passion for music and her life took an exciting turn.
Today Rachel is the Co-Founder and President of World Artists United, a 360 creative branding/marketing agency, record label and film company, Rachel is a creative brand and business development strategist, content producer and team leader, with a unique gift to connect and collaborate with business leaders.
CouldYou? is a NY based 501c3 dedicated to curating, proving and scaling solutions to poverty.
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