Ravi Bala is the Co-Founder and EVP of Marketing/Product Development at HealthSignals, LLC a leader in technology solutions for better senior living. An innovator and an expert in mobile health and digital strategy, he has a successful track record of creating and managing teams of independent thinkers.
He has a tenacious dedication to compassion and dignity in the workplace. He is a teacher, a mentor and a coach at heart and works with many startup ventures as an advisor.
In his copious free time, he creates and actively manages online community initiatives in education and youth development. He was a Board member of the Startup Corps – Bringing the Entrepreneurship Experience to Teens and a mentor to Temple and Drexel university student entrepreneurs. He wants to be bracketed by the terms “Compassionate Service” and “Fanatical Implementation of Common Sense”.
He has been a coach and mentor at over a dozen startup events and occasionally teaches courses in Digital Strategy at the Temple Fox School of Business. He is also passionately dedicated to Akshaya Patra, a nonprofit that provides midday meals to 1.7 million school children in India – feeding one child for fifteen dollars for an entire year!
JoAnn Flett, Board Member
JoAnn Flett is a Lecturer in Management and directs the MBA in Economic Development at Eastern University. She teaches courses in Business Ethics, Social Entrepreneurship, and Managerial Accounting. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. Flett has over 20 years of accounting and finance experience. She has held senior accounting and management positions for several organizations including: Delaware County Community College, Dunwoody Village, Pura Vida Coffee, Agent General for Queensland (London, UK), Bettinger Mifflin Rich CPA Group, and Spieker Properties. Ms. Flett’s research focuses on the role of business in society. She is interested in business that combines social mission and market activities to bring about societal change for ‘people at the base of the pyramid’ (BoP). Thanks to the field of Social Entrepreneurship, there is now a whole body of research exploring how business can be used to address societal problems.
Karen Robinson, Treasurer
Karen Robinson brings more than two decades of experience in finance and human resources management to the role of Treasurer for Capital for Good. Karen provides leadership and strategic development to Geneva Global, a philanthropic consulting firm, in the role of Chief Financial Officer. During her tenure, Karen has overseen Geneva Global’s finances, human resources and operations, creating stability and security for an established, yet newly owned and re-organized, small business. Prior to joining Geneva, Karen served as Vice President of Finance and Human Resources for Charlotte, North Carolina based Global Linking Solutions, Inc. (GLS) a data network managed services provider. At GLS, Karen oversaw all aspects of finance, accounting, banking, insurance, legal and human resources for the rapidly growing company. Karen also worked for more than a decade in commercial banking, focusing on financial audit and commercial lending to corporate, trade finance, asset based and small business clients. Karen holds an MBA from Villanova University in Pennsylvania and a BS in Accounting from the University of Richmond.
Madeleine Champion, Board Member
Madeleine Champion is CEO of Champion Global Advisors, LLC, a consulting firm providing advisory on expansion into emerging markets. Madeleine serves as a director on the board of Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc; she is a former director of Citizens Republic Bancorp (CRBC); she was elected to CRBC by the US Treasury under their Capital Purchase Program. She has more than 25 years of leadership experience in financial services, specializing in emerging markets, including responsibilities at JPMorgan Chase, Banc One Capital Markets, CoreStates and Fidelity Bank. Fluent in Spanish, French and Portuguese, Madeleine is a graduate of the London School of Economics, with an MA from University College, London, and an MBA from the Wharton Business School. She has served on various boards, including as President of the Bankers’ Association for Finance and Trade and of the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, and Commissioner on the board of the Port of Philadelphia and Camden; she is a Trustee of the Center for Economic Development.
Leslie Swope, Board Member
Leslie Swope has over thirty years of experience in marketing, sales and finance in the pharmaceutical, consulting, cable and chemical industries. Her most recent experience as a global Marketing Director in Pharmaceuticals includes focusing on emerging brands and in line products across the world. She has led cross functional teams as well as worked collaboratively with alliances to ensure alignment. She brings strong leadership skills in product management, brand communications and market research with focus on innovation and results. Leslie holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jaki Nesbitt, Board Member
Jaki Nesbitt is a VP and Senior Wealth Strategist at PNC Wealth Management. She provides advice on complex estate, financial, and philanthropic planning issues for her clients. Jaki is also the Chair of a PNC think tank where she serves as a national corporate resource specializing in legal issues and implications for “modern” American families. She teaches and writes for local and national audiences on wealth planning for unmarried couples, same-sex couples, and blended families. Jaki is a lawyer by trade with a focus on trust, tax and estate planning. She is an executive board member for the Philadelphia Bar Association Probate Section. Jaki earned a BA in Psychology from Cedarville University. She also earned a JD and Tax LLM from Temple University.