Board of Directors
JoAnn Flett, Chair of the Board
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.
Doug Balfour, President
Doug Balfour has over 30 years of experience in leadership, organizational development and community development across a range of sectors. Doug currently leads Geneva Global, a philanthropic consulting firm specializing in international development, global health, and poverty solutions. Since September 2008, when Doug became the owner and Chief Executive Officer, Geneva Global has seen tremendous changes leading to exciting new projects, sustainability and growth. Prior to joining Geneva Global, Doug was Executive Director of London, UK-based Integral, a global alliance of 12 relief and development agencies. He previously served for 9 years as General Director of Tearfund, the United Kingdom’s sixth-largest aid agency, based in London. At Tearfund, he led a multinational staff of more than 650 people, implementing advocacy, relief and development programs through 300 partners in 70 countries. He studied geology at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, and earned a master’s in business administration from the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, United Kingdom.
Karen Robinson, Treasurer