Humans on the Move

Founding Team

Christine LeViseur Mendonça, CEO Christine is the 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 has over 12 years experience working in corporate finance and alternative investments. She received her MBA at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and B.S.B.A. in International Business at Appalachian State University.  

Christine LeViseur Mendonça, CEO

Christine is the 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 has over 12 years experience working in corporate finance and alternative investments. 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 Strategic Officer Lina is the founder of a CIEL, a social innovation strategy group which catalyzes social impact by combining activism, technology, culture, and storytelling. Lina is a subject matter expert in migrant rights with over seven years experience addressing migration through narrative platforms, advocacy, civil society sector collaboration and support, and community-centered design. 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. 

Lina Srivastava, Chief Strategic Officer

Lina is the founder of a CIEL, a social innovation strategy group which catalyzes social impact by combining activism, technology, culture, and storytelling. Lina is a subject matter expert in migrant rights with over seven years experience addressing migration through narrative platforms, advocacy, civil society sector collaboration and support, and community-centered design. 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. 

Advisors

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

Ted Rheingold is a 20-year Internet  technologist and business operator based in San Francisco.  Ted most recently served as the COO of Tala, a credit scoring, direct lending and financial identity business for the world’s unbanked and financially underserved utilizing Android, mobile money and big data analysis. During his tenure the loan book grew from 0 to 500,000 loans. Ted has built and founded two Internet business and raised over $10,000,000 in venture financing. He currently invests and advises in start-up businesses and is always looking for for strong mission-driven organizations.

Ted Rheingold is a 20-year Internet  technologist and business operator based in San Francisco.  Ted most recently served as the COO of Tala, a credit scoring, direct lending and financial identity business for the world’s unbanked and financially underserved utilizing Android, mobile money and big data analysis. During his tenure the loan book grew from 0 to 500,000 loans. Ted has built and founded two Internet business and raised over $10,000,000 in venture financing. He currently invests and advises in start-up businesses and is always looking for for strong mission-driven organizations.