Laura Lacy, co-founder of Attic Brewing won MISSION Story Slam 4 and $350 for Face To Face Germantown Human Services with her story about the perils of promotion. Laura sits down with PWPvideo EP Michael Schweisheimer to discuss building a brewery and a B Corp in Germantown, Philadelphia on the MISSION Story Slam PodcastRead More
Chris Satullo is a veteran journalist and civic engagement leader. He has been a news executive at the Philadelphia Inquirer and at WHYY. In addition to his work with the Committee of 70 and Draw the Lines PA, he is also a co-founder of the Penn Project for Civic Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania. And we’ve been lucky to have him as the host of MISSION Story Slam right from the start. Chris told a story about his Father and the inspiration for his dedication to democracy at MSS2.
Ashley Tobin is an Impact-driven nonprofit professional with proven experience in generating meaningful connections between partners. She is an influencer with the ability to provide solutions and get results through strategic planning, identifying and evaluating business opportunities, and coaching staff. She is a former business to business leader with the ability to bring together people and organizations of a community. She is an organized leader with a dedication to problem solving and commitment to sound fiscal management. Join her for Connecting Coffee and find out more.
Kelly Offner was the first winner of both the Judges’ Award and the Crowd Favorite Award at MISSION Story Slam 3: Saving Us From Ourselves. She is the Executive Director of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful. Previously, Kelly was Director of Cleanups for United By Blue, a Philadelphia-based B Corp that promises to clean up one pound of trash for every item sold. Under Kelly’s direction, UBB has removed over 1.4 million pounds of trash from the world’s waterways.
Artist Karen Singer is the owner of Karen Singer Tileworks in Germantown, Philadelphia and creates works of great beauty in her studio there. Her tile Donor Walls help nonprofits raise money and her classes teach new artists the skills to create with ceramic. Karen is also on the Board of Women In Transition, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that helps women dealing with domestic abuse and substance abuse issues. Karen’s story about escaping an abusive relationship won the first MISSION Story Slam. On this episode of the podcast she sits down with PWPvideo Executive Producer, Michael Schweisheimer to go deeper into her story and talk about the MISSION Story Slam experience.
Mara Nissley is the Communications and Events Manager for the ALS Hope Foundation. Her work honors her beloved Grandfather who passed away from ALS in 2000. In her story, Mara tells us of the connection between her Grandfather’s gentle teaching and her desire to make a difference in the lives of people living with ALS. Mara’s story won 2nd Place and the $100 prize for ALS HOPE at the first MISSION Story Slam.
Grace Palladino is a veteran educator, having taught History and Civics in the Philadelphia School District for over a decade. Currently, she is the School Coordinator for Committee of Seventy’s Draw The Lines initiative and is teaching at Temple University. Grace is writing the book, Civics On Tap for Temple University Press based on her long-running series of humorous bar lectures held monthly at National Mechanics in Philadelphia.
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Jamie Bogert is Managing Editor and Audience Engagement Coordinator at the Philadelphia Citizen, a non-profit, nonpartisan media organization that emphasizes solutions and promotes active citizenship in the Philadelphia region. Jamie is also a newly-minted Democratic Committee Person of Philly’s 27th ward, 5th Division in West Philadelphia. She also sells pickles at the Rittenhouse Farmers Market.
Lawrence Husick is a founding partner of Lipton, Weinberger & Husick, an Intellectual Property and Technological Law Firm, and Chief Innovation Officer of Cloud Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He is a faculty member at the Whiting Graduate School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Biotechnology Program of the Johns Hopkins University and Co-Chairman of the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Center for the Study of Terrorism where he concentrates on the study of terrorist tactics and counterterrorism strategies. He is also co-founder and principal system architect of Infonautics Inc. (now HighBeam Research), which originated the Electric Library and Encyclopedia.com on the World Wide Web, for which he was awarded five U.S. patents.
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Charles Szoradi is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of IndependenceLED Lighting, LLC. He is also Founder of GREENandSAVE, LLC and has been working for decades on sustainable living and cost-savings for property design and remodeling. He is also the author of Learn from Looking: How Observation Inspires Innovation. Charlie tells us more about the First Light Project, his work in Africa and with NASA.