- Emily EastmanProgram Associate, Entrepreneurship Database program at Emory
Emily joined the SE@G team in September 2015 as a Program Associate to the rapidly growing Entrepreneurship Database program. She conducts longitudinal research to explore the effectiveness of entrepreneur accelerator programs across the globe. Emily has succeeded in both the private and nonprofit sectors, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the Database team. Her passion for social justice stems from her extensive international work and academic initiatives.
- Brian GoebelManaging Director
Brian works closely with students, faculty, staff and community stakeholders as Managing Director to support SE@G's wide array of initiatives and partnerships which includes student-led programs and Nicaragua-based initiatives (specialty coffee and community health).
As Program Director for Start:ME, he works closely with community partners and business professionals to provide promising micro-entrepreneurs the business tools, network access and early-stage financing needed to develop sustainable businesses that not only support entrepreneurs and their families, but also build neighborhood vitality.
Prior to joining Social Enterprise @ Goizueta, Brian worked in both the private and nonprofit sectors as a management consultant (Deloitte Consulting LLP) and community builder (United Way of Greater Atlanta). Brian is passionate about bringing new ideas to life as demonstrated by his founding role in several 501(c)3 organizations and community engagement programs. Brian has an MBA in Organization and Management from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
- Melinda MorrowBusiness Manager
Melinda joined Social Enterprise @ Goizueta in 2012 and manages the center's operations. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, Melinda worked in Corporate Finance for several years before coming to Emory University in 2003 as an assistant in the Office of the General Counsel. After seven years in the OGC, Melinda took a couple years off to stay home with her family, before returning to Emory in her current role.
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- Caitlin O'DonnellProgram Manager, Entrepreneurship Database program at Emory
Caitlin O'Donnell is the Program Manager of the Entrepreneurship Database program within Social Enterprise @ Goizueta. In her role, she manages the day-to-day operations of the program, including staff and research assistants. Her interest lies in social enterprise and acceleration, particularly how accelerators impact early entrepreneurs. Her passion is the intersection of earned income and social good.
Prior to joining SE@G, Caitlin worked in the nonprofit industry for five years. Most recently, she served as Associate Executive Director of a local charity with a robust earned income side. She has her Master of Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit and Organization Management from The University of Georgia.
- Sean PetersProgram Manager, Impact of Entrepreneurship DatabaseSean is the Program Manager of the Impact of Entrepreneurship Database. Previously, as a founder and leader at the non-profit Global Agents for Change, his work helped create over $1 million in impact on global poverty through microfinance loans, education scholarships, and innovative youth leadership experiences. This work was recognized by the United Nations "UN Works" series, and led Sean to board or advisory positions with numerous entrepreneurs and non-profits. Growing from this work, Sean was a founder of the Global Catalyst Initiative, a program working with high-growth social ventures in Kenya and Uganda to try to address a critical lack of capital and technical support for early stage innovators. He is also a co-founder of RADIUS Ventures, a Vancouver-based impact accelerator growing out of the RADIUS social innovation initiative at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University.
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- Deonta WorthamProgram Associate, Start:ME
Deonta Wortham is the Program Associate for the Start:ME (Micro-Entrepreneur) Accelerator Program within Social Enterprise @ Goizueta (SE@G). In his role as Program Associate, he administers Start:ME’s communications, marketing, operations, and alumni partnership relations. His interest in the social enterprise field stems from an interest in and commitment to assist entrepreneurs gain the business skills, mentorship and capital required to grow micro/small businesses.
Deonta believes that organic and sustainable change is achieved not through fundamentally changing the economic footprint of communities, but rather through capacity building that puts the local, promising micro-entrepreneur at its center.
Before joining SE@G in January 2016, Deonta worked in various positions at the International Rescue Committee, Habitat for Humanity International, and the Bridges of Understanding Foundation. Deonta is a graduate of Manhattan College (New York) where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and actively pursued research on economic, societal, and technological development processes occurring throughout the developing world.