Susan has 20 years of experience developing strategies that balance the impact of 24/7 digital connectivity. In 1997 Susan founded ABC Legacy which is committed to helping people power down from their devices, learn technology awareness, and use mindfulness practices to minimize digital distractions for professional, academic, athletic and personal success. Her work is based in the belief that reducing screen time and integrating mindful practices with a healthy use of technology will help children and adults focus and thrive in the age of digital distraction. Susan researches, writes, teaches and speaks on the current issues with technology, seeking solutions to the increasingly fast-paced and distractible nature of digital devices and social media. She consults to schools, companies and families, different presentations, programs and consulting models including mindful test preparation and an assessment of family technology use. Susan graduated from Dartmouth College and has an M.Ed from Tufts University.
Nancy has over ten years of entrepreneurial and grassroots start-up experience. She held the position of Director of Marketing with the Boston Blazers, a start-up men’s professional lacrosse franchise that played at the TD Garden. Nancy owned Smiling Sauce, and all natural food company that sold refrigerated sauces in stores all over New England and NYC. As Director of Partnerships at Isabella Products Nancy launched product pilots to test efficacy of a children’s tablet in Boston and NYC public schools. Prior to business, Nancy spent ten years as a middle school science teacher and high school lacrosse coach. She ran peer leadership trainings and participated on science curriculum councils where she wrote curriculum and advised on MCAS development for the state of Massachusetts.Nancy graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, MA and has an MBA from Northeastern Univeristy.
Lauree is an accomplished senior executive with over 25 years of experience growing businesses or segments within companies. A proven track record of successful business building including finding the most direct path to market with follow through from conception to completion. Lauree has broad experience establishing cross-functional strategic partnerships to develop, finance, launch, market and grow a global product or service. Accountable for multi-million dollar budgets and allocating resources to exceed profit and sales goals, Lauree is particularly adept at negotiating, streamlining, reorganizing and leading teams productively. Lauree has a BA from University of Maine and and MBA from Babson College.
Briana has a BA in psychology with a minor in business and marketing from Leslie University. Briana has three years of experience writing and promoting curriculum, blogs and articles for online wellness magazines and non-profit organizations. Her passion for children and young adults and promoting mindfulness through hands-on and online chanels has led her to pursue an MS in Mental Health Counseling from UMASS.
Ann has a Masters degree in Educational Psychology. She taught middle school and was an educational consultant for more than 15 years helping students find appropriate learning environments. She shifted her consulting work to the college level to help students find the best college fit, strategize possible careers, and assisted in helping students, “find their worthiness”. Ann sits on a number of boards including Holy Names where she has learned all about how the inside of a college works. Ann is also active on the UC Botanical Garden Advisory board, plays golf, and enjoys spending time travelling with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Strategic & Operational Advisors:
Pam is author of The Winner’s Way (McGraw-Hill, 2004)- featured in Investor’s Business Daily as one of the best leadership articles of the decade. Pam teaches clients how to harness brain, sports, behavioral and medical science to implement strategic plans and changes, to lead and team by engaging in order to achieve their short-term goals and ensure longevity in their competitive fields. Pam is a founding partner at Brain Capital Partners, a team of doctoral level organizational and sports psychologists and seasoned MBA business leaders who know how to teach people to lead themselves and others to implement strategy and strategic changes key to success and longevity–including doing new things, working in new ways, and opening ears and minds to hear and apply divergent ways of seeing problems and solutions. Pam has a B.A. from Smith College, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston University, an Ed.D from the University of Maine and completed her Predoctoral Internship at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Kristin is a mission-driven professional with 20+ years of experience developing strategic relationships and initiatives that drive results for organizations, clients and donors. She has a proven track record of cultivating, closing and retaining high-value donors/partners/clients and overseeing exponential revenue growth. Highly skilled at launching new initiatives and innovating business practices that boost efficiency and improve organizational outcomes, Kristin brings excellent communication, negotiation and analytical skills to organizations. She has an ability to identify new opportunities and lead cross-functional teams to success in private and non-profit sectors, including commercial real estate, finance and education industries. Kristin graduated with a B.A. from Connecticut College and has an M.B.A. from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Business and Community Advisors:
Randy Williams, BA UC Berkeley, Founder, Keiretsu Forum
Andrew Dunn, B.S The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Owner, Siempo
Travis Minor, M.Ed Harvard University, Owner, Open Door Education
Laura Wooster, MBA NYU Stern School of Business, VP Marketing, John Hancock
Jung Starrett, JD Northeastern University, Co-founder, SoulCo