Our Team

 
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Joanna Mikulski

Managing Director

Joanna is an expert in the design and implementation of evidence-informed and innovative solutions to social problems, and behavior change communications. She led WithoutViolence, which supports people and policies to prevent violence against girls and boys. Before that, Joanna led efforts to embed evidence and innovation in education and employment programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Her writing has been featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review and Next City.

Strategic Partners

 
 
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Lisa Witter

Founder and Strategic Advisor

Lisa is Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Apolitical, a global platform for government, connecting public servants to the ideas, people, and partners they need to solve society’s hardest challenges. She co-founded Assemblyfor and WithoutViolence, an organization supporting people and policies to prevent violence against children. Previously, she was COO of Fenton, the largest public interest communications firm in the US. She is an author, a regular commentator and moderator for outlets including NPR, MSNBC, CBS and the Clinton Global Initiative. She has worked in government for the City of Seattle. She is a WEF Young Global Leader, sits on the Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Behaviour and serves on a board for the the U.S. Government's National Academy of Science and Engineering.

 
 
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NATASHA YAROTSKAYA

Strategic Advisor

Natasha brings international cross-sector experience, including tech, corporate intelligence, and international development, which equipped her with a commitment to data- and innovation-driven approach to social change. In the past, she led a communications team at a Berlin-based Big Data startup, Priori Data. Prior to that, she worked in various capacities in several London-based business risk firms and managed a grant-making program in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus at the Open Society Foundations in Budapest. Natasha weaves cross-sector insights to help clients achieve their goals.