Alive & Thrive is grateful to SBC thought leaders sharing their insights and ideas in Inspire.
The Inspire series is made possible through the contributions of SBC thought leaders listed below. Alive & Thrive is grateful for their participation.
Cristina Bicchieri, S. J. Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics, University of Pennsylvania Cristina Bicchieri is the S. J. Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Studies and Comparative Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also director of the Behavioral Ethics Lab, Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program. The author of more than 100 articles and seven books, including Rationality and Coordination, The Logic of Strategy, The Dynamics of Norms, and Knowledge, Belief, and Strategic Interaction, she has been a fellow at Harvard, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, the London School of Economics (Leverhulme Trust), and the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Jerusalem.
Cal Bruns, CEO/Chief Creative Incubationist, Matchboxology In his first life, Cal spent 20 years honing his behavior change chops as a highly awarded creative director on five continents. Fifteen years ago, Cal founded Matchboxology, Africa’s first Human Centered Design firm. Since then, he and his diverse team have worked across 18 countries unlocking social purpose, positive behavior change and better-life impact opportunities for leaders and development projects in public health, entrepreneurship development and environmental issues. Clients include Levi’s® and Barclays, global development funders USAID, DFID, Global Fund, CIFF, Mastercard Foundation and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and implementing primes JSI, PSI, Abt Associates, Palladium, Chemonics and FHI360.
Mark Chenery, Co-Founder, Common Cause Australia
Mark Chenery started his career in advertising and journalism before joining the non-profit world. He has since worked in a variety of communications, campaigns and leadership roles. In 2012, while heading up ActionAid Australia’s Community Engagement team, Mark co-founded the Common Cause Australia network and has since trained over a thousand non-profit staff and volunteers in values-based community engagement.
Sandro DemaioSandro Demaio, CEO, VicHealth
Dr. Sandro Demaio is a medical doctor and globally-renowned public health expert and advocate. Having held the role of Medical Officer for non-communicable conditions and nutrition with the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at the World Health Organization, Dr Demaio was previously the CEO of the EAT Foundation, the science-based, global platform for food systems transformation. He has published 30 scientific papers and more than 90 articles and the author of the Doctor’s Diet, a cookbook based on science and inspired by a love of good food. Dr. Demaio also co-hosts the ABC television show Ask the Doctor – an innovative and exploratory factual medical series broadcasting across Australia and around the world. Dr Demaio originally trained and worked as a medical doctor at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He holds a Masters degree in public health, a PhD in non-communicable diseases and has held fellowships at both Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Cristin Marona, Director of Positive Change, Matchboxology Cristin Marona has more than 15 years' experience in the global public health sector, social work and development, and has worked across the African continent and in Eastern Europe, North America, and South America for more than a decade. Cristin is a leader in HCD, behavior change, health systems, and equity across the poverty and disease spectrum. Cristin specializes in family planning, gender based violence, systems strengthening and HIV/AIDS and has worked extensively with USAID, DFID, CDC, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among others. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, specializing in practiced-based program design and a DrPH candidate at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Jaspal S. Sandhu, PhD, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Gobee Group Lecturer, Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health University of California, Berkeley Dr. Sandhu leads human-centered design efforts to drive innovation for the health of communities and populations. His teams are currently working to improve data use throughout Ethiopia’s national health system. He is thrilled to join this group and hopes to bring a different perspective for how to engage mothers - and others - to support innovations that matter most for the first 1,000 days. Dr. Sandhu is a member of the Alive & Thrive Stakeholder and Technical Advisory Group.
Jim Wexler, Founder and President, Experiences Unlimited
Jim Wexler, founder and president of Experiences Unlimited and co-founder of Courageous Labs, creates persuasive technology to deepen engagement and change behavior. A pioneer in the field, he uses gamification – game design to playfully induce behavior – across organizational performance, social change, brand relationships, and talent development. Jim helps subject matter experts activate and scale their learning content with gamification. He is a co-founder of Courageous Labs, which delivers game-based learning for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. He is a co-founder of TAWX, which delivers conversational experiences that increase consumer engagement and build better brand relationships. He is a co-founder of Sciolytix, which uses avatar-based simulations to improve the performance of sales teams.