Team Members

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 human and financial capital to address significant societal and environmental challenges. He has extensive experience in founding and taking early-stage technology start-up companies to successful […]

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 25 years of experience in investing, community involvement, and strategy with a focus on sustainability.  She focuses on driving impact and sustainability through facilitating funding […]

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

Interim Houston Chapter Lead, Board of Directors

Valerie Tompson serves SWAN Impact Network as the Interim Houston Chapter Lead, and as a member of the SWAN Board of Directors. Valerie has worked as a physician assistant and currently serves in the leadership of City Church in Houston. With a blend of medical experience, public accounting, a recent MBA from Duke University, and […]

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 climate and biodiversity problems today. She is currently a Partner and serves as the Partnerships Director at GAV Conservation Management. GAV is a group of […]

Gwen Echols

Board of Diectors

Gwen Echols is an experienced professional with a record of driving progress in the business and nonprofit community. Presently a nonprofit advisor and board member, and has supported Dallas agencies in leadership roles for over 20 years. Concurrently has provided mentorship and coaching to social impact leaders and entrepreneurs since 2018. Actively involved with SWAN […]

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 also a licensed attorney and certified mediator with the State Bar of Texas. Previously, Christina served as a Program Officer at the Simmons Foundation, specializing […]

Elizabeth Jennings

Board of Directors

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

Steve Maysonave

Board of Directors

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