SOCIAL INNOVATIONS PARTNERS

Our People and Our Partners

Our innovative cross-disciplinary people make us different—energetic and passionate about supporting and challenging our clients in equal measure. We’re passionate about making a measurable impact in all we do. Our unique culture and approach deliver enduring results, true to each client’s specific situation. We’ll always do the right thing by our clients, our people and our communities. We care for our clients' business as our own business. We think and act like business partners, not academic advisors. We share our clients' aspirations, work to understand their reality, and align our incentives with their objectives—so they know we're in this together. More importantly we don’t do for our clients but through our innovations process we do “with” our clients to ensure they have full ownership of the final product.

Our mission is to help people, managers, and leaders and their teams to think innovatively to lead and redefine their respective industries. Our philosophy is about people, values, passion, and culture — intangibles that often can't be financially measured or modeled but truly make the difference.

LEADERSHIP

  • Nick

    Nicholas (Nick) Torres, M.Ed.,CEO/Co-Founder

    has over 20 years of experience in executive management. He built and led one of the largest and nationally recognized human services organizations; founded/governed/led two chart...

  • Nate

    Nate A. Bronstein: M.S.Ed., M.S.S.P., M.P.A., Principal Enterprise Innovator

    is a former teacher from North Philadelphia; he earned his Masters in Education, Public Administration and the Science of Social Policy respectively, from the University of Pennsylvania...

  • Michael (Mike) Clark, M.P.A., Principal Policy Innovator

    is the Executive Director of Impact Germantown. He is a systems entrepreneur based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has researched, published, and worked in the areas of collective...

  • Alejandra Navas, Latin America Director, JD, M.A.

    Alejandra is born in Colombia, she has a degree in Law from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá and worked as a Lawyer on the financial sector in Bogotá. Searching different...

ADVISORS

  • Anne Callan

    is the Chief Operating Officer of the Public Health Fund, a public charity that is an affiliate and support organization of PHMC. Anne has helped create the vision and infrastructure for the fund over the past five years. ODL and the Public Health Fund intersect in...

  • David Castro

    a graduate of Haverford College (1983) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (1986). In 1993, following a successful career both in private practice and as a Philadelphia prosecutor, David was awarded a Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Program Fellowship...

  • Christopher Creswell

    is owner and manager of New Enterprise Ventures. Mr. Cresswell has over 22 years of healthcare experience building healthcare companies, new business models, strategic partnerships and joint ventures across many of healthcare’s disciplines...

  • Peter Hotz

    is a seasoned entrepreneur, business leader, investor and mentor who thrives on supporting emerging healthcare businesses to achieve their potential.  He has exceptional broad-based knowledge in the health care field...

  • Heather Falck

    is manager of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation where she develops, leads, coordinates, and engages in activities that support and promote the goals, mission, and strategic direction of the IBC Foundation.  She manages $6 million in annual grant funding through IBC...

  • Jeff Hornstein

    PH.D. is the Director of Financial & Policy Analysis for the Philadelphia City Controller and works on critical issues relating to Philadelphia's fiscal and economic health.  In addition to data-driven analyses of issues including property tax reform and delinquency...

  • Kevin Leigh

    is Senior Director at BNY Mellon Wealth Management which is one of the nation’s top 10 wealth managers. Combining the strengths of a global financial leader with the care and commitment of a small firm, we draw upon leadership in all wealth management disciplines...

  • Gavin Kerr

    is president and CEO of Inglis. He is a seasoned executive and values-based leader with demonstrated strategic insight and expertise in building high-performance teams. He is deeply committed to enhancing the independence of people...

  • Laura Kind McKenna

    served as the Managing Trustee of the Patricia Kind Family Foundation from the fall of 1998 until January 2016.  She continues to serve as a Trustee and Treasurer.   The Foundation started by Laura’s mother Patricia Kind provides grants to health and human service organizations in the Philadelphia area...

  • John Moore

    is Executive Charimain at Impact PHL and is a Managing Partner of Robin Hood Ventures, an angel investing group in Philadelphia.  Prior to working at Robin Hood, John worked at Seton Company as the Controller for North, Central...

  • Joseph Pyle

    MA, is the President of the Thomas J. Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation. Mr. Pyle has more than 20 years of experience in behavioral health, serving eight years as a CEO at various institutions...

  • James (Jim) Rowley

    founded Lincoln Benefits Group (LBG) in 1987 and served as its Chief Executive.   He specializes in comprehensive planning, management and administration of employee benefit programs as well as consulting services ...

  • Sandy Festa Ryan

    RN, MSN, CPNP, FCPP,FAANP, FAAN is Vice President, Walmart Care Clinics leading efforts to support Walmart’s mission to deliver quality healthcare at an everyday low price. Responsible for all aspects of the clinic business...

  • Steve Tremitiere

    is Founder and CEO of GrayHare Ventures.  Steve has 30 years of experience in strategic business development across a wide range of industries with focus on health and technology and has extensive backgroun working with startups and new business inititives...

  • Tine Hansen-Turton, MGA, JD, FCPP, FAAN, Co-Founder

    was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Woods Services in October 2016. Ms. Hansen-Turton is an Executive with more than 20 years of experience in health and human...

  • Donald M. Tretola

    is the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Program Development for Allies. He is responsible for supporting Allies mission throughout New Jersey and serves as liaison for our municipal, governmental, educational...

  • Frank Shaffer

    EdD, RN, FAAN, began his nursing  career  as  the  first  male  graduate  from  the Mercer  Hospital  School  of  Nursing.  Today,  he  is  the chief  executive  officer  (CEO)  of  The  Commission  on Graduates   of   Foreign   Nursing   Schools   (CGFNS) International...

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

  • 5capVENTURES is an accredited venture capital firm led by Peter Hotz...

  • New Enterprise Ventures is a Contract Strategy, Sales & Business Development Company that supports healthcare organizations of all kinds and identifies...

  • Innovate is the biweekly podcast featuring dialogue with international cultural leaders, social entrepreneurs and scholars engaged in transformative action and creative collaboration...