Eleanor LeCain, Executive Director

Eleanor LeCain is an advisor to US and international
policymakers, candidates, and donors as well as an
author and speaker about breakthrough solutions. She
builds on decades of experience in government and
campaigns to show practical pathways toward a better
America and a new world.

Ms. LeCain served in the Massachusetts state
government as Assistant Secretary of State. She was Executive Director of Blueprint 2000, leading strategic planning for the state government. Her book, Breakthrough Solutions: How to Improve Your Life and Change the World by Building on What Works, has a foreword by the Dalai Lama. Her second book, The Mayors Guide to Accelerating Gender Equality, was created in collaboration with the US Conference of Mayors.
Ms. LeCain has served as a top advisor on policy and strategy to many candidates and elected officials from city council to secretary of state to president. Her international
work includes advising the Kyoto businessmen’s association in Japan on green business opportunities, and the Japanese parliament on policies to spur green business
and job creation.

As host of a weekly solution-oriented radio show, All Together Now, she interviews cutting-edge thinkers and activists about transformational leadership, pro-democracy movements, climate action and more on PRN Radio worldwide.
Ms. LeCain graduated from Yale College and the University of California Law School at Berkeley. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and daughter.

Gayatri Bhalla, Technology Chair

Gayatri is currently the SVP/GM for Digital Strategy at GMMB, a leading progressive agency. She has more than twenty years of experience working with top brands (including Disney, Roku, Viacom, T-Mobile, General Motors, Pfizer, and several national political campaigns) and broad, multidisciplinary experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

She has been immersed in data infrastructure, digital and social paid media, online fundraising, and organizing/canvassing tech for multiple campaigns. She has also served at the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Departments of Commerce and State.

Gayatri earned her MBA from the Yale School of Management and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. At Yale, she was an Olin Research Fellow and served as an Advisor on the Goldman Sachs/Yale School of Management Non-Profit Ventures Fund.

Tracy Gary, Development Director

Tracy Gary is known for her decades of work in the field of activist philanthropy. As the Founder of Unleashing Generosity, which she co-directs with Susan Burns, Tracy has worked as a philanthropic advisor with over 500 donors and over 200 foundations. As a field innovator and nonprofit entrepreneur, she has founded or co-founded 24 nonprofits including Inspired Legacies, the Women Donors Network, Resourceful Women, Women Moving Millions, Engaged Donors for Global Equity (EDGE Funders), and the Tipping Point Network. She has been a member of Advisors in Philanthropy and has worked with hundreds of family and investment advisors.Tracy is a speaker, consultant and workshop leader, offering her services through Wholehearted Generosity, her private consultancy practice. She has worked in all 50 states and 23 countries. Her book, Inspired Philanthropy: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Giving Plan and Leaving a Legacy, is in its 3rd printing and has sold over 44,000 copies.

Jennae Wallach, Senior Advisor

Jennae Wallach has decades of experience planning and orchestrating complex transformative public health and social justice initiatives for public sector and nonprofit organizations.  For each of these projects, she has successfully supported organizational leaders’ and team members’ work to reach agreement on a shared vision and then craft the detailed plan, create an environment to embrace change, and navigate the obstacles that are inherent to delivering sustainable outcomes. 

In the healthcare arena, Jennae has served as the Director of Planning for hospitals changing their mission, merging, or closing. She has consulted with cities and school districts facing or in the midst of strikes over healthcare benefits, bringing all union leaders and management together to collaboratively redesign and negotiate affordable humane health plans. As a principal grant writer, she has successfully obtained multi-million-dollar grants awarded by state and federal sources. 

More recently, as a peace educator and community bridge builder, Jennae teaches the skills she has utilized throughout her career to bring visions to fruition larger than any one agency could implement on its own, including HeartMath.  Certified by the Institute of HeartMath as a trainer and a coach, she has been using and teaching HeartMath principles and practices to address conflict, enhance access to wisdom and courage, lower stress, and generate resilience.  

Jennae resides in Oakland, California.

Sara Libby Wilson, Advisor

Sara Wilson is a global transformational leader, coach, and facilitator who is passionate about removing communications blocks to solve today’s most critical challenges. She is an executive coach, mentor and sponsor for women in leadership who want to excel in all areas of their lives. Sara was the Executive Director of Feminine Power for 7 years, co-hosting and leading online training and events in the transformational adult education industry for global audiences. During her 18-year career at Hewlett-Packard, she led global teams in business development strategy and premier customer support for large corporate customers including Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Boeing, Pfizer, AT&T, Bank of America, Delta, United, Federal Express, Disney, WalMart, Verizon, Santander, and more. She holds an MBA from Colorado State University and a BA in journalism from the University of Minnesota. Sara resides in Denver, Colorado.

Maggie Liu, Executive Assistant & Production Manager

Maggie is a professional “do-gooder” with over a decade of diverse public service experience. She is a strategy and operations enthusiast with a passion for youth development, gender equity, and climate change. In the past few years, she has worked on community healing through performing arts with Playback Memphis, global girls empowerment with Girl Up, and supporting immigrant and minority-owned businesses with New York City government. She also co-founded and led the first Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Affinity Group at the United Nations Foundation. Maggie holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MPA in Urban and Social Policy from Columbia University. She currently resides in Washington, DC with her husband and two fur babies. 

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