Board of Directors

Ed Briscoe (President)

Ed Briscoe is a director and the corporation’s President.  Ed is currently the Founder and Managing Partner of Weave Social Finance, a provider of consulting and investment banking services to social enterprises and businesses based in low-income communities.

Ed’s experience in the organization and management of charitable organizations includes serving on the Board of Directors of Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute, an “Unreasonable Angel” with the Unreasonable Institute in Boulder, Colorado, a member of the Investors Circle Angel Network, and an investor in the Impact Hub Boulder.

Ed has a B.S. in business administration from Samford University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University with concentrations in finance, strategy, and human and organizational performance.

 

Helen Gemmill (Secretary)

Helen Gemmill is a director and the corporation’s Secretary.  Helen has deep experience in the management and operation of charitable organizations and has served as Chair of the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County and the Women Donors Network, founding Director of Individual Giving at Global Greengrants Fund, and National Development Chair for the White House Project. 

Helen earned her B.A. in International Studies Middlebury College, an M.A. in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University, and a second M.A. in International Studies with a specialization in International Water Scarcity from the University of Denver.

 

Tyler Hartung

Tyler Hartung is a director of the corporation.  Tyler is currently the Co-founder and COO of the Unreasonable Institute, a non-profit focused on international development through entrepreneurship.

Tyler’s charitable work has also focused on international development, in particular assisting a co-op microfinance bank in East Africa with its management and operations.

Tyler has a BS in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Leeds School of Business.

 

Rich Hoops

Rich Hoops is a director of the corporation.  Rich currently serves as an advisory board member of the Center for Education on Social Responsibility at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, and on the advisory board for the Social Enterprise Initiative at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Rich’s experience in the organization and management of charitable organizations is significant.  He has been a partner with Social Venture Partners Boulder County since 2001, and served as board chair from 2004-2006. He also spent seven years as Board chair for Blood:Water Mission, a Nashville-based nonprofit that partners with community based organizations in the fight against the HIV/AIDs and water crisis throughout East Africa.  In addition to his work locally, Rich is actively engaged in the social enterprise sector in East Africa as both investor and advisor to several early-stage social enterprises while also supporting training/capacity building programs for local entrepreneurs.

Rich has a BA from the University of Missouri-Colombia and a MBA in Organizational Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago.

 

Heather Potters (Treasurer)

Heather Potters is a director and the corporation’s Treasurer.  Heather is currently the Co-Chairman and Global Business Development Manager of PharmaJet, a private drug delivery company, as well as a partner in a number of investment and private equity funds.

Heather’s philanthropic experience has been closely tied with her professional work.  She helped support private sector development in Eastern Europe and other emerging markets through USAID and various investment funds.  More recently, Heather’s work at PharmaJet has involved collaboration on certain healthcare initiatives with the WHO, CDC, PATH and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Heather has a BA in International Management from Claremont McKenna College and a MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Will Morgan

Will Morgan leads the effort to define, evaluate and report impact across Sonen Capital's public and private market investment strategies, and for some of Sonen's most highly targeted and customized impact investment portfolios. Will provides top-down impact frameworks that inform the investment underwriting process, focusing on identifying thematic social and environmental outcomes and how those outcomes can be achieved through specific investment activities. 

Prior to Sonen Capital, Will's experience include management consulting with social enterprises overseas and in the U.S.  Will also served as the International Director for Social-Impact, a professional development program for social entrepreneurs in Hyderabad, India.  Additionally, Will worked as a program officer at the Skoll Foundation overseeing grants, financial and programmatic monitoring, and capacity building.

Will earned a BA in Latin American Economic Development from Franklin and Marshall College, in Lancaster, PA. He completed his international MBA with a specialization in finance at the University of Denver.

advisors

Brook Eddy

Brook Eddy is currently the Founder and CEO of Bhakti Chai, a producer of food and beverage products.

Brook’s experience in the management of charitable organizations is directly related to her management of Bhakti Chai, a Certified B Corporation, which is a new type of corporations that harnesses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

Brook has a BA in Psychology from Wayne State University and a MA in Social Policy, Non-Profit Management, and Social Work from the University of Michigan.

Staff

Kate Kennedy Reinemund, Executive Director

Kate joined Impact Charitable in 2015 as Executive Director.  Kate's professional experience ranges from capital markets and investment management for families and institutions, to building and growing a social venture focused on helping nonprofits connect with their next generation of givers.  

Kate's impact work has been broad, with both international and local involvement.  Kate worked with microfinance institutions in India and Bosnia, helping them to transform from nonprofit to for-profit, sustainable models.  She has also served on and managed boards for the regional alumni community for Stanford University, Project CURE in Colorado, as well as a family foundation focused on education and human services.  

Kate has a BA in Psychology from Boston College and a MBA from Stanford University.

 

Annie Roethel, Director of Engagement

Annie joined the Impact Charitable team in fall of 2015 and brings with her a national and international non-profit and community development background.

Annie has programs-centric experience having done everything from coordinating order fulfillment and logistics for a regional foodbank to coordinating and teaching a Business Launch Boot Camp through Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute for low-income Denver entrepreneurs that are seeking business education and microloans.

Annie received BA in Political Science and Global Studies from Arizona State University and her MA in International Development and Microfinance from the University of Denver.