mothers2mothers Project Team

Robin SmalleyRobin Smalley

Robin Smalley

Co-Founder | International Director
mothers2mothers

Through innovative and sustainable practices, Robin strives for a world free of pediatric AIDS.

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After a successful Emmy Award-winning career as a television producer/director, Robin Smalley co-founded mothers2mothers (m2m), a Cape Town based NGO providing education, empowerment and support for pregnant women and new mothers living with HIV/AIDS. m2m reaches these women with a unique approach, by employing and professionalizing lay people living with HIV (Mentor Mothers). As role models in their communities, Mentor Mothers fight stigma as valued members of prenatal care teams that have traditionally been populated by dwindling numbers of overworked and overstressed doctors and nurses. As m2m’s first Executive Director and current International Director, Robin has guided the organization through a period of extraordinary growth. A tiny grassroots endeavor established in 2001, m2m is now a pivotal part of the Global Plan to eliminate pediatric AIDS by 2015, operating almost 600 sites in eight African countries and employing about 1500 HIV-positive mothers.

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Dr. Neal BaerDr. Neal Baer

Dr. Neal Baer

Executive Producer
CBS

Whether he’s producing hit television series or helping others use their voices for positive change, Dr. Neal Baer brings a passion for storytelling to all aspects of his life and career.

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Dr. Neal Baer is Executive Producer of the CBS television series A Gifted Man. He also served as Executive Producer behind a stream of television hits including ER, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. However, Baer believes his most crowning achievement is his commitment to creating social change. His experience in film, television, books and medicine has given him the opportunity to evoke change and positively affect the lives of others. Baer’s messages, shared all over the world, have allowed countless others the ability to use their own stories to make the world a better place. Audiences will be deeply affected, compassionate and most importantly, motivated to continue Baer’s work helping others. Baer graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his internship in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles. He received the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Scholarship from the American Medical Association as the most outstanding medical student who has contributed to promoting a better understanding of medicine in the media. The American Association for the Advancement of Science selected him as a Mass Media Fellow. Today, Baer focuses his efforts utilizing his gift of storytelling to change the world. In 2012 he will be launching a new social network called actionlab.org, which connects people with similar interests so they can help their communities together.

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Mónica HernándezMónica Hernández

Mónica Hernández

Senior Designer
Tomorrow Partners

As Tomorrow employee #1, Mónica is as passionate about design as she is about making a positive impact.

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Mónica is a senior designer at Tomorrow Partners where she works on a broad range of projects including annual reports, packaging, environmental graphics, and websites. Her work has been recognized in a number of prominent design publications including Print, GD USA, Graphis, Communication Arts, and How. Mónica holds a degree in Sociology and Ethnic Studies from The Evergreen State College. She worked for over eight years as Art Director for a social justice non-profit, principally on their nationally published magazine and research reports. Mónica then pursued her passion for design at California College of the Arts, where she graduated with highest honors. As Tomorrow’s employee number one, she had a hand in our yesterday as well as our today. Mónica was born and raised in Northern California but enjoys heading south to study printmaking, photography and design with local artisans in México. When she is not traveling, you’ll find her scouring flea markets and bookstores for vintage children’s books.

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Natalie LindenNatalie Linden

Natalie Linden

Writer
Tomorrow Partners

A prolific writer, reader and creative tinkerer, Natalie Linden wields the power of words to make a positive impact.

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With strategic thinking and hands-on collaboration as her touchstones, Natalie Linden helps organizations build powerful narratives across every touchpoint, from positioning and messaging to naming, taglines, ad campaigns, websites, social media, packaging, print collateral, speeches – even the occasional poetic stanza. Her expertise also crosses industries, from Silicon Valley giants like Google and Cisco Systems to delicious do-gooders like Alter Eco, Cowgirl Creamery and Peet’s Coffee. A frequent Tomorrow Partner, she has a particular passion for companies and organizations who make it their business to leave the world a little better than they found it.

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Alex TamAlex Tam

Alex Tam

Senior Interaction Designer
frog

Alex thinks outside the box, using innovative design methods to transform users' needs into expertly crafted products.

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Alex is a user experience designer at frog, with over a decade of practice bringing products to life that people enjoy using. He leverages design research, concepting, strategy, and interaction design to translate user needs into design solutions. Alex has spent half of his career focused on design for healthcare and continues to drive innovation in this space and speak on topics of rapid-ideation and gamification. Through winning a series of hack-a-thons, he’s demonstrated how concepting and prototyping with small multi-disciplinary teams can lead to compelling concepts with high impact.

Special thanks to frog for their participation.

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Susan AndresSusan Andres

Susan Andres

Senior Brand Strategist
Tomorrow Partners

Susan revels in solving the most intractable strategic issues while bringing full body breath to the mat and life.

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Susan is a senior brand strategist at Tomorrow, developing growth-fueling strategic platforms and marketing communications campaigns for leading companies and non-profits alike. After graduating from Stanford with a degree in International Relations, she held senior leadership positions at top San Francisco advertising agencies Foote, Cone & Belding and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, and at a variety of Bay Area non-profit organizations. This experience across sectors gives her a deep understanding of how to craft strategies that connect deeply with customers, stakeholders and constituents, building powerful and effective communication platforms.

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Andrea Z. EvansAndrea Z. Evans

Andrea Z. Evans

Principal
Philanthropy Consulting Group

Andrea has consulted with grant seeking, grant making and intermediary organizations for over 20 years.

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Andrea Z. Evans is the principal of Philanthropy Consulting Group, a practice serving grant seeking, grant making, and intermediary organizations. She has more than twenty years of professional and volunteer nonprofit sector experience, with a major focus on individual, major gift, and capital campaign fundraising. Prior to consulting, Andrea worked on staff for the Art Institute of Chicago, Sierra Club, Coro Foundation of Northern California, and California Academy of Sciences. She attended Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, where she earned a BBA from the Cox School of Business and a MLA from the Simmons School of Education and Human Development.

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Jince KuruvillaJince Kuruvilla

Jince Kuruvilla

Fellow
Firebelly University

An adventurous and lateral-thinker, Jince easily finds new solutions to age old problems.

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Originally trained in Product Design, Design Research, and Design Strategy, Jince strives to not only solve problems, but to find the right problem to solve. His personal and professional experiences have propelled him to use his talents as a designtrepreneur to create solutions to some of our nation’s most pressing issues, including public transportation and public education. Always seeking to push the boundaries of social innovation, Jince’s latest exploration is in the power of people-powered movements. He is currently working on building a number of movements that engage, empower, and unite communities towards collective social impact through personal transformation and conscious consumerism.

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Michelle Milford MorseMichelle Milford Morse

Michelle Milford Morse

Public Affairs & Advocacy Consultant

From healthcare to public policy, and family planning to poverty, Michelle brings rich experience from across the globe.

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Michelle is a public affairs and advocacy consultant based in Austin, Texas. She works with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Sesame Workshop, LIVESTRONG (the Lance Armstrong Foundation), amfAF, the International Center for Research on Women, ChildObesity 180, Johnson & Johnson and the UBS Optimus Foundation. Previously Michelle was on the global health policy and advocacy team at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, working on vaccine-preventable disease, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, family planning

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