Experts and Advisors

Our grantees can call upon our advisors and experts to get guidance on program evaluation, change management, planning for growth, board development, fundraising and marketing. Collectively, everyone in our community is committed to helping the social entrepreneurs in our portfolio succeed.


Michael Osheowitz 

advises some of our social entrepreneurs on fund-raising, board development and strategic growth. He is the founder of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) which launched SEO Scholars, one of the premier college access and success programs in the country.



Mark Bieler

helps our organizations with human resources issues, organizational development and strategic growth. As president of Mark Bieler Associates, Inc., a consulting firm, his clients include The Westfield Group, Morgan Stanley Retail, Ogilvy & Mather, Mercantile Trust, and the top management of the Central Intelligence Agency.



Lisette Nieves

advises our grantees on growth, talent recruitment/retention, and change management. Prior to opening her consulting firm, Lingo Ventures, Lisette served for two years as the Belle Zeller Distinguished Visiting Professor in Public Policy at Brooklyn College. During this time, she also led the launch of a pilot workforce and community college partnership in Miami and Philadelphia.