Social-Impact Investment

Pitch Competition Judges

Fifty-five local and national leaders with expertise in business, entrepreneurship, conservation, economic development, economic mobility, health and well-being and philanthropy agreed to judge the Richard King Mellon Foundation’s first-ever social-impact pitch competition.

Michael Annichine

Chief Executive Officer, Magee Women’s Research Institute & Foundation

Vincent Balsamo

Chief Commercial Officer, Sequoia Capital Backed Stealth AI Company

Nehal J. Bhojak

General Manager, OneValley Pittsburgh

Jim Bildner

Chief Executive Officer, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Kenya Boswell

Senior Vice President, Community Affairs, Highmark Health

Eric Boughner

Managing Director, BNY Mellon Pennsylvania; Global Head, Treasury Services Business Development, BNY Mellon Pennsylvania; Chairman, BNY Mellon Pennsylvania

Todd Collins

Venture Partner, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation; Managing Director, Tregaron Capital

Michelle De La Isla

Managing Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation; Mayor, City of Topeka, Kansas

Kate R. Dewey

Senior Advisor, Dentons, Cohen & Grigsby

Rebecca W. Doerge

Dean, Mellon College of Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Matt Flanagan

Founding Partner, fama PR; General Partner, fama Ventures

Nicholas Franco

Chief Operations Officer, HMC Capital US

Bruce Gebhardt

Partner, Pathfinder Capital Advisors LLC

Jim Gibbs

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Meter Feeder, Inc.

Sunwoo Hwang

Founder, CEO & Chairman, SIXUP

Gerardo Interiano

Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Aurora

Jennifer Katz

Director, Impact Investments, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Anne Keenan

Senior Director of Digital Strategy & Communication, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Stephanie Khurana

Managing Partner & COO, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Lee Kimball

Investment Director, Pittsburgh, Arctaris Impact Investors

Kim Kolt

Founder & President, For Good Ventures

Sachal Lakhavani

Product Management, Facebook

Dr. Adrian Lee

Director, Institute for Precision Medicine; Chair, Pittsburgh Foundation

Mark S. Lewis

President & Chief Executive Officer, POISE Foundation

Felix Brandon Lloyd

Co-Founder & CEO, Zoobean

Marc Malandro

Vice President of Operations for Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Dave Mawhinney

Executive Director, Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Carnegie Mellon University; Executive Director, Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship, Carnegie Mellon University; Associate Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship, Carnegie Mellon University

Patrick McKenna

Partner, Comeback Capital; Founder, HighRidge Venture Partners; Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Facet Wealth; Founder, One America Works

Matt Michelsen

Operating Partner, DCVC; Founder, Gothams

Edward J. Morgan, CFA

Senior Investment Officer, Richard King Mellon Foundation & Richard K. Mellon & Sons

Nadyli Nuñez

Executive Director, Ascender

Grant Oliphant

President, The Heinz Endowments

Evon Onusic

Founder & CEO, DeltaSift

Joshua Pollard

President & Chief Executive Officer, Omicelo

Nancy Poon Lue

Co-Founder and Former COO, Advanced Education Research & Development Fund

Ian Rosenberger

Chief Executive Officer, First Mile & Day Owl; Founder & Board Chair, WORK

Juan Scarlett

Co-Founder & Managing Director, OneValley Ventures

Ayla Schlosser

Director, Portfolio Support Strategies, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Larry Selzer

President & Chief Executive Officer, The Conservation Fund

Dr. Anantha Shekhar

Senior Vice Chancellor, Schools of the Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh; John & Gertrude Petersen Dean, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Jada Shirriel

Chief Executive Officer, Healthy Start, Inc.

Russell Siegelman

Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Chair, Global Innovation Fund

Nikhil Sinha

Chief Executive Officer, OneValley

Doug Sisson, CFA

Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, Richard K. Mellon & Sons; Trustee, Vice President & Treasurer, Richard King Mellon Foundation & R.K. Mellon Family Foundation

Jeffrey Solomon

Chief Executive Officer & Chair, Cowen Inc.

Alice Vilma

Managing Director & Co-Head, Multicultural Innovation Lab, Morgan Stanley

Dr. Diamonte Walker

Deputy Executive Director, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

John M. Wallace, Jr.

Vice Provost, Faculty Diversity and Development, University of Pittsburgh; David E. Epperson Endowed Chair

Bobby Zappala

Managing Partner, Localize Capital Management

Lu Zhang

Founder & Managing Partner, Fusion Fund

Matt Zieger

Chief Program Officer, Americas at Village Capital

Social-Impact Investment Pitch Competition

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