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Our Team

Staff and Fellows

Meghan Dubois
Manager of Donor Relations
Meghan is responsible for managing the donor experience at FFI – cultivating and stewarding the relationships that fuel the wellbeing movement. With over 15 years of experience in non-profit development and operations, Meghan is driven by the simple desire to do good in this world.
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Erika Kuester Galloway
Chief Operating Officer
Erika comes to the Chief Operating Officer role with a deep commitment to social justice and extensive nonprofit management and organizational development experience. As COO, Erika supports FFI by assessing and building internal organizational systems and ensuring FFI remains efficient, nimble, adaptive, and centered on equity.
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Madge Haynes
ACSW, LCSW, Senior Manager of Engagement and Partnerships
Madge brings to The Full Frame Initiative over 25 years of experience in social services and background of leadership in systems change/improvement. She believes cultivating relationships and collaboration are critical in achieving the best outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.
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Matthew Leger-Small
Senior Manager of Special Projects
Matthew is responsible for partnering with the CEO in her role as the external spokesperson and ensuring that FFI staff have the resources and position they need to accomplish our mission of increasing access to wellbeing.
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Samantha Moelter
Human Resources Associate
Samantha brings 15+ years of human resources/people capital experience to the Full Frame Initiatives Operations Team. Her diversity of roles has seen her directing human resources and operations in a rapidly growing non-profit on the Pine Ridge reservation,
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Carmen Ortega
Special Projects Assistant
Carmen joins the team this fall to help manage FFI’s online communication, web, and social media presence. She is currently earning her bachelor’s degree in English and Education Studies at Yale University, and is excited to further grow her nonprofit communications and development skills with FFI.
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Katya Fels Smyth
Founder and CEO
Katya grew up in New Jersey and went to high school in Massachusetts, where she volunteered at one of the state’s first shelters for homeless families. While getting a degree in biology from Harvard, Katya continued working with people who are homeless, eventually becoming co-director of one of Cambridge, MA’s first emergency shelters.
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Tanya Tucker
Chief of National Engagement and Partnerships
Tanya has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit, education, and youth development fields. Her career has focused on supporting low-income and underserved youth, building relationships with external partners, developing innovative programs and leading dynamic results-oriented teams.
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Lotus Yu
Senior Manager of Engagement and Partnerships
Lotus is part of the Training and Capacity Building Team at FFI, collaborating on strategy for how to support people in shifting towards using a wellbeing orientation, developing capacity building and training materials, teaching, and supporting curriculum development.
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Sandy Ambrozy
Senior Fellow
Two threads cut across Sandy's career lattice – justice and curiosity. With nearly 40 years of experience in philanthropy, she has strong expertise in human services, arts and culture, green buildings, and civil legal justice.
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Phyllis Becker
Senior Fellow
Phyllis is an experienced human services leader working with youth, families, and communities. She has broad experience in juvenile justice reform, community engagement, and professional development.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Miki Akimoto
Managing Director, Senior Philanthropic Strategist, Bank of America Private Bank
Miki Akimoto works with families, individuals, and foundations to increase the effectiveness of their giving. She provides supports around governance, next generation leadership development, philanthropic education, and strategic grantmaking.
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Tim Decker
Senior Consultant, Social Innovation Partners
Tim served as the Director of the Missouri Division of Youth Services from 2007-2013 and Director of the Missouri Children’s Division from 2013-2018. Tim retired from state government in 2018,
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John Kania (Chair)
Executive Director, Collective Change Lab, Inc.
A visionary social sector leader with a passion for inspiring and empowering others to create change, John’s lifelong focus has been supporting human systems in achieving transformative growth and impact.
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Katya Fels Smyth
Founder and CEO
Katya grew up in New Jersey and went to high school in Massachusetts, where she volunteered at one of the state’s first shelters for homeless families. While getting a degree in biology from Harvard
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NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Dorothy Allison
Author
Dorothy is the prize-winning author of a number of books, including Bastard Out of Carolina. She specializes in capturing the voices and rawness of entrenched poverty and violence and plans to work with FFI’s founder on raising up
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Juan Carlos Areán
Program Director, Children, and Youth Program, Futures Without Violence
Juan Carlos is an internationally recognized activist, public speaker, trainer and facilitator, and published author. Previously, he served as Director of the National Latin@ Network at Casa de Esperanza and as a Sexual Assault Prevention Specialist at Harvard University
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Prudence Brown
MSW, Ph.D., Independent Consultant
Prue’s work focuses on the documentation and evaluation of community change initiatives, new approaches to learning from and providing assistance to these initiatives, and the role of philanthropy in community change.
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Lonna Davis
Director of Children’s Services, Futures Without Violence
Lonna oversees a range of national and international programs for the nation’s preeminent anti-family-violence organization (in translating grassroots effectiveness into social policy and change).
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Cheryl Dorsey
M.D., M.P.P., President, Echoing Green Foundation
Cheryl heads one of the nation’s most prestigious social entrepreneurship fellowships. A pediatrician and an accomplished social entrepreneur (founder of Boston’s Family Van),
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Michelle Fine
Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Social and Personality Psychology, City University of New York
Michelle is a nationally known expert on the intersection of social justice and academic research.
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Cynthia M. Gibson
Ph.D., Founder and Principal, Cynthesis Consulting
For almost three decades, Cynthia’s work has focused on public policy research and analysis, program development, strategic planning, survey design, evaluation, and marketing and communications.
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Leland (Lee) Goldberg
MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Jones & Vining
Lee is a well-known and highly regarded Interim CEO and management consultant, having successfully restructured over 300 companies in his more than 25 years of management experience. He is an expert in business planning and integrating operational metrics with financial planning.
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Lisa Goodman
Ph.D., Professor, Boston College Lynch School of Education
Lisa is an expert on the intersection of poverty, domestic violence and mental health issues. She partnered with FFI’s founder in documenting the Full Frame Approach, and they continue to collaborate
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Naomi (Mio) Leavitt
Ph.D., Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Forensic Services
Mio has spent the last 25 years working with those who have been failed by systems and supports. She worked at Bridgewater State Hospital for over a decade, and now works in the courthouses of the Commonwealth assessing criminal defendants.
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Ceasar McDowell
Ed.D. Professor of the Practice of Community Development, MIT
Ceasar’s work focuses on the development of community knowledge systems and civic engagement. He has been working on the use of narrative and story making as a tool for sharing and maintaining grassroots knowledge.
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Anne Peretz
LICSW, Founder, The Family Center (now The Parenting Journey)
Anne is a longtime champion of family-based strategies to support families mired in poverty.
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Lisbeth (Lee) B. Schorr
Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy
Lee is a national authority on “what works” to improve the future of disadvantaged children and their families and neighborhoods.
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Nan Stone
Ph.D., Partner, Bridgespan
Nan heads the knowledge division of Bridgespan, a national consulting firm to leading nonprofits and managers.
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Laura Stravino
Former Chief Capacity Officer, the Full Frame Initiative
Laura has been part of developing and growing mission-based organizations, coalitions and networks for over 25 years.
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Dale Walker
M.D., Director, One Sky Center, and professor of Psychiatry, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Director of the Center for American Indian Education and Research, Oregon Health and Science University
Dale is nationally recognized for his work as an advocate and activist for access to healthcare and the
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Jane Wei-Skillern
Ph.D., Associate Adjunct Professor, Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley
Jane is a pioneer in the study of (and is an evangelizer for)
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Julie Boatright Wilson
Ph.D., Harry Kahn Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Julie is interested in poverty policy, family policy, and urban race relations.
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Olivia Leland
Senior Vice President, Collaborative Philanthropy; Founder & CEO, Co-Impact, Rockefeller Foundation
Olivia Leland brings more than 20 years of experience in philanthropy, government, and the nonprofit sector to her role as founder and CEO of Co-Impact, a global philanthropic collaborative focused on systems change in the areas of health, education, and economic opportunities in low and middle-income countries.
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FULL FRAME INITIATIVE

The system is rigged, and the solution isn’t just to create more programs for people harmed by these unfair systems. The solution is to reimagine these systems to make our country fairer and more equitable for everyone — which means ensuring that the places where we work, live, play and pray tap into people’s drive for wellbeing, instead of undermining wellbeing for some and enabling it for others.

That’s what we do.

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