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Bob Bridge

Executive Director, Board of Directors

Bob founded the SWAN Impact Network in late 2015, and is the Executive Director. Bob has a passion for making the world a better place by encouraging the application of […]

Heather Gilker

North Texas Chapter Lead, Board of Directors

Heather Gilker is the founder and principal of Tokalon Advisors LLC. She is also the North Texas Chapter Lead of  SWAN and manages SWAN’s  Philanthropic sidecar fund.  She brings over […]

Todd Litton

Houston Chapter Lead, Board of Directors

Todd has worked in the Houston region in and across the legal, business, nonprofit/education, and political sectors for more than 20 years.

Juan Thurman

Director of Strategy , Board of Directors

In addition to his work with the angel network, Juan is a mentor, startup investor, and sales consultant, focused on working with early-stage companies get to the next level.

Valerie Tompson

Director of Communications

Valerie Tompson serves as Director of Communications. Valerie has worked as a physician assistant and currently serves in the leadership of City Church in Houston. With a blend of medical […]

Meagan Packard

Director, Impact Reporting

Megan is motivated to find novel solutions to critical conservation & sustainability issues. Her aim is to get cutting edge research into the marketplace quickly to start solving our global […]

Christina Gorczynski

Board of Directors

Christina Canales Gorczynski is the Executive Director of Impact Austin, a dynamic women’s collective giving organization that cultivates collective wisdom and strength to transform ourselves and our communities. Christina is […]

Elizabeth Jennings

Board of Directors

Elizabeth Jennings helps new products (and their instigators) survive their first five years.

Victor Mieres

Board of Directors

Victor is a passionate social impact investor and experienced advisory board member, with more than 25 years of leading and growing technology businesses in various regions of the world. He […]

Marcia Reeves Simpson

Board of Directors

With a 45-year career in the energy industry, Marcia Reeves Simpson has been a trailblazer in the upstream petroleum industry. From reservoir engineering and operations to asset acquisitions and sales, […]

Lorraine Stipek

Board of Directors

Lorraine is an experienced business transformation specialist, focusing on creating effective go-to-market strategies and enhancing sales performance. Throughout a 25-year career in the technology industry, she has been instrumental in […]

Suresh Sundarababu

Board of Directors

Suresh Sundarababu has excelled as an executive leader with almost 30 years of experience in implementing strategies to scale and transform global organizations. With a purpose of “Not trying to […]

John Soyring

Board of Directors

John Soyring provided global business leadership for the industry solutions & industry products portion of IBM’s global software business. This role included functional leadership for strategy, research & development, marketing […]

Steve Maysonave

Board Member Emeritus

Steve is an acknowledged expert in sales, global partner development, strategic planning, and marketing.

Jenny Dielmann-Garcia

Administrative Director

Jenny Garcia is the founder of JDGarcia & Associates, LLC, an association management company based in Austin, Texas. Since 2013, Jenny has brought a passion for organization and detail to […]

Associate Members

Associates are industry experts who support the network by helping in evaluating company applicants and performing company due diligence.

Eloisa Acha

Business Development

Eloisa Acha is a senior executive with 20 years of experience in marketing and sales, business development and strategic partnerships in the high-tech industry. She has a demonstrated ability to […]

Raheela Ahsan

Law & Finance

Raheela Ahsan of Dallas is the founder and managing attorney for Ahsan Law Firm, PLLC, and the founder and CEO of Club Amie.

Wade Allen

Business Strategy

Wade Allen is the CEO of Cendea, and is a results-oriented, start-up, turn-around and high-growth executive with 25 years of experience of starting and driving companies to success.

Ryan Baker

Business Management & Strategy

Ryan is a Senior Consultant at Deloitte providing strategic visioning and growth strategies to public sector and nonprofit clients. He is passionate about bringing business solutions to support impact-focused organizations. […]

Nick Baldi

Healthcare, Public Health, & Pharmaceuticals

Nick Baldi has broad experience in healthcare, public health, and pharmaceuticals, having worked in a variety of company settings, including large consulting firms, midsized biotech, and start-ups. He holds a […]

Apurva Baruah, Ph.D.

Clean Tech

Dr. Apurva Baruah, a mechanical engineering PhD with research focused on wind farm wake modeling, is passionate about leveraging science and technology to create innovative solutions driving global decarbonization efforts […]

Sarah Dar

Clean Tech

My professional and volunteering experiences have led me to care deeply about climate change and its impacts on the global population. I am a technology consultant with a secret clearance […]

Liz Deering

Business Strategy

Liz is a facilitator, learning designer, coach, program strategist, and social entrepreneur.

Shravan Dinakaran

Healthcare Technology

Shravan Dinakaran is an engineer with a strong inclination toward the interplay of technology and tangible real-world outcomes. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Northeastern University, specializing in […]

Gabby Everett, Ph.D.

Biotechnology and Business Development

Gabby is the Director of Business Operations & Strategy and Site Head for BioLabs Pegasus Park, the premier network of shared lab and office facilities located in key innovation clusters. […]

Lindsay Fountain

Financial Analysis

Lindsay works at The Dallas Foundation in August as the Investment and Treasury Analyst. She earned an MBA from Rice University, and while pursuing that degree, she realized she wanted […]

Jimena Gamboa Bonilla

Team Development

Jimena helps organizations prioritize employee learning and development, and is passionate about empowering immigrants and under-represented groups.

Jim Gerberman

Corporate Strategy

Jim is extensively networked and an impactful deal maker. Enthusiastic, empathic and creative advisor.

Sandeep Gupta


Sandeep Gupta has more than twenty years of professional experience in delivering technology solutions in a wide range of business domains. He started his career at Trilogy Software and in […]

Val Haskell

Technology and Operations

Val Haskell is an active investor who works in the enterprise technology industry. Her professional experience and capabilities include go-to-market strategy, channel leadership, sales, marketing, and operations. As a tech […]

Sean Howell


Sean is versatile Georgia Tech engineer with a history of turning ideas into successful projects and finished products. Over 11 years of problem solving in technical customer-facing roles; proven ability […]

Jennifer James

Product Management

Jennifer James is a Product Technology strategist located in Dallas, Texas with a focus on creating a space for product owners and innovators to connect and thrive in the market […]

John Jordan, MD


John Jordan is a physician who uses health informatics and data science to improve population health, patient experience, and healthcare value. He has board certifications in Clinical Informatics, Internal Medicine, […]

Sam Kessel, MD


Sam is a physician by training and completed his MD/MBA at University of Virginia and a year of residency at UT Austin. He has worked with multiple angel networks performing […]

Jason Kharman


Jason is a Physical Therapist and the Owner of Corpus Performance, based in Dallas, TX. Prior to creating Corpus, Jason worked as a therapist at the prestigious Carrell Clinic in […]

Alex Kopman

Financial Analysis

Alex is passionate about transitioning the world to sustainable energy. He currently works in corporate finance at Enel North America, a leading renewable energy company focused on utility-scale generation, demand […]

Nikhita Kulkarni

Healthcare & Finance

Nikhita Kulkarni is the Innovator in Residence at the Ion, where she facilitates startup connections, curates roadmaps, and supports event programming for Houston’s entrepreneurial community. With a BBA in finance […]

Matthew Lillard


Matt Lillard currently serves as Vice President at Sixth Street, a global investment firm with approximately $65 billion in assets under management and committed capital. Prior to moving to Austin […]

Brianna Losoya-Evora

Social Impact Metrics

Brianna (she/her) is an experienced analyst committed to “the power of business to drive positive social and environmental change”. Her primary expertise is with impact measurement and management and she […]

Lu Lu

Financial & Risk Analysis

Lu Lu is an active angel investor and leads deal sourcing and due diligence in a few angel groups investing in Seed and series A tech startups, mainly focusing on […]
David Macauley

David Macauley

Strategic Management

Dr. David Macauley is the founder and principal of Wendworks, a management-strategy firm.

Sarah Manasevit

Law, Finance, and Healthcare

Sarah has a background in healthcare equity and currently is a fellow of the Venture Institute.
Ritesh Mantravadi

Ritesh Mantravadi

Supply Chain Consulting

Ritesh is a Consultant in Deloitte Consulting’s Supply Chain practice.

Will Mehring


Will is an MD/MBA candidate at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine and Marshall School of Business.

Ren Mitchell

Social Impact and Community Building

Ren Mitchell focuses on social impact and community building and serves as the Social Impact Leader Advisor for MassChallenge.
Maria Muskus

Maria Muskus

Business Development

Maria Muskus is a business developer in Austin, Texas with international experience in Columbia.

Fumi Nagahisa

Business Strategy

Fumi Nagahisa is a strategic business leader and a thought partner to executives with a proven track record of accelerating strategy formulation and executing transformative initiatives in the high-tech industry. […]

Erik Norwood

Clean Tech

Erik Norwood is the CEO and founder of Curb, a clean tech company focused on advanced energy monitoring.
Afif Rahman

Afif Rahman

Business and Policy Analytics

Afif Rahman is the Chief Operating Officer of NuWatt Energy, a leading solar energy and innovation company.

Patricia Reichard

Strategy & Team

Patricia brings to the table a unique balance of analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving and creative skills along with the characteristics and conviction necessary for building alignment across leadership teams and stakeholder groups to deliver results.

Ev Romano

Climate Tech and Business Strategy

Evan is an early-stage founder building in the Climate Tech space – with a focus on sustainability, circularity, and environmental impact. He has a creative and entrepreneurial background in the […]

Katy Roodenko, PH.D.

Clean Tech and Health Tech

Dr. Katy Roodenko is a physicist committed to leveraging technology for sustainable solutions that benefit both industries and the environment. As the founder and CEO of Max-IR Labs, she is […]

Amy Stonecipher

Finance, Impact Evaluation

Amy Stonecipher is a graduate student in Integral Economic Development Management at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Previously, she worked as a Risk & Financial Advisory Consultant […]

Ali Thaver, MD

Healthcare & Health Policy

Ali Thaver is a physician with a passion for value-based care. He trained in Internal Medicine from Johns Hopkins and got his Masters in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from […]

Samantha Vaccaro

Healthcare & Public Health

Samantha Vaccaro holds a BS in biochemistry and a Master of Public Health and attended medical school for a year before leaving to pursue a 17-year career in clinical trial […]

N.R. Vijay

Financial Services & Healthcare

N.R. Vijay has been advising organizations for 18+ years on how to leverage technology to strengthen their core capabilities across value streams and automate/outsource non-core capabilities. Helping organizations gain operational […]

Diane Welker

Technology & Alliances

Diane Welker is currently the Director of Customer Business Management at GlobalFoundries. She is a passionate professional who builds award-winning teams that excel in driving revenue growth, showcasing innovation, and […]

Cody West

Law, Finance, & Public Policy

Cody West’s professional work experience covers tax law, finance, real estate, and public policy. In these roles, a number of his responsibilities have included, but were not limited to: performing […]

Undergraduate Interns

Undergraduate interns help with administrative and marketing tasks, and connect with SWAN through the Second Day Impact Fellowship.

Sophia Montoya


Sophia Montoya is a sophomore at Florida State University studying Media and Communications and Marketing. She is from Miami, Florida, and is Colombian. Sophia’s background is in social media creation […]