Staff

 

Amielle DeWan, PhD
Founder and
Executive Director

Aligning work towards the greatest possible impact can be a challenge but I love working with organizations and diverse teams to overcome problems and untangle complexity. Understanding needs and delivering the right tools and processes for teams to reach their goals is a real passion.  I am inspired when we have helped people develop the skills and confidence to measure, evaluate, and improve on their work so they can make a powerful impact on the world.

My perspective and expertise has been shaped by over 20 years of experience in designing monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems for multiple national and international nonprofits and government agencies.  I’ve worked with communities and organizations in Indonesia and China, across Europe, Africa, South and Central America, and the United States.  I received my PhD from Cornell University in wildlife ecology, biostatistics, and GIS, an MS from the State University of New York in Conservation Biology and Policy, and BA in Biology from the State University of New York Binghamton.

Contact me at: amielle@impactbydesigninc.org


Hanna Lentz-Harry, MBA
Founder and
Managing Director

I am passionate about creating the conditions that allow people and teams to succeed in their work. This means developing solutions that are innovative but also practical. The best moments are when someone experiences a challenging tool or process in a new way and discovers they finally have what they need.

My spectrum of specialities come from years working in in both field operations and administration. I bridge the gap that often arises between the two with expertise in business planning, organizational development, financial systems and management, training design, and strategy implementation through participatory planning. With extensive international experience I've worked with organizations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Indonesia, South Africa, and across Europe. I hold an MBA from IE University in Spain in Global Business Administration, an MS from Tufts University in Animals and Public Policy, and a BA with Honors from University of Michigan in English and Writing.

Contact me at: hanna@impactbydesigninc.org


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Ellie Milano                   Associate, Learning and Impact

 

I am excited about discovering the factors that lead to real, measurable impact for teams on the ground, and the conditions that create effective and healthy organizations. I explore the processes that make project teams successful in achieving their goals, and how to identify and reduce barriers to success. My expertise in strategic and project planning is rooted in the realities of what really works for teams. I design meetings and workshops with that in mind – helping teams to create the best possible solutions for their work.

My diverse experiences have afforded me a multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving, rooted in the real-world challenges that face small and large non-profits. I have supported the development and management of projects across the globe including Bosnia & Herzegovina, Mexico, Indonesia, South Africa, and Europe. I hold an MSc from Tufts University in Conservation Medicine, a BS in Biology and a BA in Environmental Studies both from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Contact me at: ellie@impactbydesigninc.org


Board of Trustees

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Ariela Rosenstein

Learning Strategist; Independent Consultant

 
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Errol Mazursky

Executive Director; Environmental Leadership Program

 
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Ravi Prasad

Associate Director; CSpace

Ariela’s work spans the health, education, and environmental sectors, and she currently advises on management and leadership development for a global humanitarian agency.  She has a particular passion for designing and guiding experiences that unite and empower diverse stakeholders to address complex challenges.  As Vice President of Training at Rare, Ariela oversaw the global product line for behavior change communications and training solutions. She built networks of learning communities, and activated an organizational culture of participation, engagement, and alignment across languages, cultures, and contexts.  Ariela has over 20 years of experience in leading education and capacity building programs for global non-profits throughout North America, Asia, Latin America and Africa. 

 

As Executive Director of the Environmental Leadership Program, Errol manages the day-to-day operations of the organization in addition to the recruitment and selection process of ELP’s regional networks, oversees the development and planning of fellowship programming, and maintains ELP’s national network of 1,000+ Senior Fellows. He believes in the power of knocking down silos and continuously requesting (and using!) feedback for growth.  An innate networking expert and optimist, he has a deep understanding of the challenges facing organizations and the opportunity for impact that comes from empowering individuals to succeed.  Errol has also worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, served in the U.S. Peace Corps as a health volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa, and as a Crisis Corps Volunteer in New Orleans, LA.

 

Ravi Prasad is an educator-turned-consultant who uses his moderation, design-thinking, and research skills to help corporations and non-profits alike. His professional interests are driven by a desire to help drive deeper connections between people, communities, and corporations to drive sustainability, equity, and profit. He has worked with a wide variety of organizations from Bose to Brown University, Coca Cola to the Environmental Leadership Program, Mass General Hospital to the City of Boston, and is thrilled to support Impact By Design.