Humans on the Move
Christine LeViseur Mendonça, CEO & Co-founder of Humans on the Move, bridging over 14 years of corporate finance and consulting expertise with over 20 years involved in non-profit sector, to break down silos and uplift solutions. She is also the CEO and founder of Shore to Shore Advisory, an impact investment advisory firm working with family offices, foundations, and high net worth individuals on developing direct impact strategies, and advises select capacity building organizations. Christine is also the Co Chair of the Nexus Initiative on Refugees and Forced Displacement. She received her MBA at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and B.S.B.A. in International Business at Appalachian State University.
Lina Srivastava, Chief Creative Officer & Co-founder is a subject matter expert in migrant rights with over ten years experience addressing migration through narrative platforms, advocacy, civil society sector collaboration and support, and community-centered design. Lina is the founder of a CIEL, a social innovation strategy group which catalyzes social impact by combining activism, technology, culture, and storytelling. She is a frequent speaker on issues related to migration and refugee issues, and is currently working on projects addressing these crises. Lina has provided project design consultation to a group of social impact organizations, including UNESCO, the World Bank, AARP, UNICEF, and the Rockefeller Foundation. An attorney by training, Lina has been involved in campaigns for several award-winning documentaries, such as Born into Brothels and Who Is Dayani Cristal? She is on faculty in Design and Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts.
Amy West is Director of Human Rights & Refugee Initiatives at the American Institutes for Research. She is an internationally recognized human rights and refugee expert with twenty years of experience designing and implementing qualitative research and technical assistance to inform policy, practice and systems change in challenging humanitarian and development contexts. Ms. West has deep field and policy experience in the African Great Lakes countries of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, as well as in Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, West Bank/Gaza, Haiti and South Africa. She has published numerous journal articles in the human rights, humanitarian and development fields and spent two years as a Special Advisor on Violence against Women and Girls in sub-Saharan Africa for the beverage alcohol industry. Her applied research work on refugee security, operational security management in violent environments and violence against women and girls has been used in training manuals by UNHCR and the Humanitarian Practice Network. She holds a MALD from The Fletcher School, Tufts University in International Human Rights & Refugee Law as well as Comparative Development Policy, with a Certificate in Human Security.
Patrick Gage is the Director of International Operations and Fundraising at the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN). As one of the modern abolitionist movement's youngest leaders, he has spoken about human trafficking at the White House, United Nations, U.S. Capitol, and Vatican; co-chairs the Nexus Working Group on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery; and serves on Nomi Network's Board of Directors. His work focuses on the intersection between migration, human trafficking, and business. Patrick holds a B.S.F.S. in International History from Georgetown University.
Professor Jeremy Gorelick, of the Johns Hopkins University, has developed and implemented complex financial systems in the United States and abroad since 2003. Thematically, he focuses on municipal finance, climate change, and infrastructure services; geographically, he is most interested in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Over the past five years, he has worked closely with sovereign aid agencies (USAID, DFID, AFD, and GIZ), multilateral agencies (the World Bank and the United Nations) and development-focused networks and institutes (the Affordable Housing Institute, Reall, Water and Sanitation for Africa, Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor, and Habitat for Humanity). Since 2011, he has served as the Lead Technical and Financial Advisor for the City of Dakar on its Dakar Municipal Finance Programme.
Patty Simonton brings over 20 years of experience working in the fields of social entrepreneurship, workforce development, and the nonprofit community to her role. The founder of Radial Impact, a management consulting company for social enterprises and nonprofits, Patty is a program manager, community builder, strategic planner, crowdfunding expert, and event organizer. She recently worked as the Community Manager for the Mentor Capital Network where she helped facilitate the
Sustainable Business Plan Collaboration and connect over 35 social entrepreneurs around the world with qualified mentors to help them scale their impact. As the Director of Support for StartSomeGood, she managed a global support team and directly assisted 230 social enterprises and nonprofits raise almost $1.7M. In between theatre productions and long distance bike rides, she earned a B.S.B.A. in International Business from Georgetown University and an MBA from
Johns Hopkins University.