D2D Staff

Lilo Altali, Innovation Strategist
Jerome Barnes
, Innovation Strategist
Kristen Bryant, Innovation Manager
Adam Cowie-Haskell, Innovation Intern
Timothy Flacke, Executive Director
Brian Gilmore, Senior Innovation Manager 
Melissa Gopnik, Senior Director, Strategic Operations & Talent
Melissa Goldberg, Senior Innovation Strategist
Amanda Hahnel, Associate Director
Lisa Leslie Henderson, Senior Innovation Director
Amaris Kinne, Senior Innovation Manager
Dylan Manley, Operations & Marketing Strategist
Nick Maynard, Senior Innovation Director
Mariele McGlazer, Innovation Strategist
Nashila Somani-Ladha, Senior Innovation Manager
Taylor Straatmann, Innovation Program Assistant
Jonas Parker, Manager, Grants & Technology Systems
Krystal Tung, Innovation Strategist
Andrea Vasquez, Innovation Strategist


Lilo Altali, Innovation Strategist

Lilo Altali is an Innovation Strategist at D2D Fund, where he will be working on various projects in ideation and design stages. Some areas of focus will be a large consumer survey, marketing of children's savings accounts in Boston, and a crowdsourcing ideation strategy. Prior to joining D2D, Lilo worked as a Program Coordinator for the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI) in the education and certification department. Additionally, he was an Assistant Activity Director, where he launched and organized programs for senior populations. Lilo holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management from Newbury College, where he graduated with honors. He is currently a Masters of Public Administration candidate at Northeastern University.

 Jerome Barnes, Innovation Strategist
999 Jerome Barnes is an Innovation Strategist at D2D Fund, where he concentrates his efforts on testing innovations and providing support in the mobile technology and tax-time savings fields.  Prior to joining D2D, Jerome worked at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Pittsburgh as part of the Management Trainee Program. Additionally, Jerome volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club, focusing on the academic improvement of urban youth in the Pittsburgh area.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis.

 

 

Kristen Bryant, Innovation Manager
794 Kristen Bryant is an Innovation Manager for D2D Fund, where she concentrates her efforts on Gamification and Financial Entertainment.  Before joining D2D, Kristen spent a year as a fellow at Wake Forest University where she worked in the Division of Student Life taking on projects in the areas of student development, cultural and behavioral change, space planning, and civic learning and democratic engagement. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Wake Forest University with a focus in understanding and empowering marginalized communities.

 


Adam Cowie-Haskell, Innovation Intern

Adam Cowie-Haskell is an intern at D2D Fund, where he concentrates on driving innovations and policies to scale, specifically with the Save Your Refund program. In the fall, Adam will go back to Wesleyan University where he will be a junior. He is pursuing a major in economics and a certificate in writing. Adam also plays on the varsity soccer team and peer tutors in economics. 

 

Timothy Flacke, Executive Director
 1047 Timothy Flacke is the Executive Director of Doorways to Dreams (D2D) Fund, serves on the organization's Board of Directors and helped launch D2D in 2001.  Drawing on twenty years’ experience in the private and non-profit sectors helping lower-income people focus on saving, Tim helped grow D2D from a start-up social venture to nationally recognized innovation incubator which partners with leading financial service firms and receives support from the world’s most respected philanthropic foundations.  Tim has directed signature D2D efforts, including the Refunds to Assets project linking federal tax refunds to savings and Online IDA, a scalable infrastructure for matched savings programs built on industry-leading 401(k) recordkeeping technology.  These and other efforts have twice impacted the federal tax code and spawned new financial products and public policies responsible for helping hundreds of thousands of Americans to save tens of millions of dollars.  Before D2D, Tim worked as an independent consultant, author and grant writer in the field of asset development, co-authoring The Individual Development Account (IDA) Program Design Handbook and a financial education curriculum.  He served as a VISTA volunteer in rural Vermont, and earlier in his career, held leadership positions in corporate human resources and risk management for Filene's Basement, Inc.  He holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Boston College.

Brian Gilmore, Senior Innovation Manager
1057 Brian Gilmore is a Senior Innovation Manager at D2D fund where he concentrates on scaling prize-linked savings and gamification, tax-time savings, and supporting policy priorities and strategies to support financially vulnerable consumers. Prior to joining D2D, Brian spent over six years working with non-profit organizations managing and supporting innovative projects and partnerships to expand access to various federal, state and local benefit programs. He holds a Masters in Public Policy from Drexel University and Bachelors in both Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.


Melissa Gopnik, Senior Director, Strategic Operations & Talent

1044 Melissa Gopnik is the Senior Director, Strategic Operations & Talent at D2D Fund. In this role she leads the Marketing, Communications, Talent, Operations, Grant managements, and Finance functions.  Throughout her career, Ms. Gopnik has combined her talents in strategic planning, program development, and training with a strong commitment to social change.  In her work with non-profit agencies as diverse as Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, the Uphams Corner Health Center, and the Jewish Women’s Archive, Ms. Gopnik has envisioned and implemented the kind of strategic plan, behind-the-scenes systems and processes, and new programs that make organizations work smarter and serve their stakeholders better. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree, with a diploma in Non-Profit Management, from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Russian and Political Science from McGill University. She sits on the Board of Directors of The Community School (Maynard, MA) and MASOC, and is a volunteer trainer for the Enough Abuse Campaign. 

Melissa Goldberg, Senior Innovation Strategist
1045 Melissa is a Senior Innovation Strategist at D2D Fund, where she concentrates her efforts on mobile technology, savings bonds, and tax-time savings. Melissa had previously completed a 6-month co-op program at D2D Fund as the Innovation Program Assistance and served as the Urban Engagement Student Coordinator at Northeastern University's Social Enterprise Institute. Melissa received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University where she concentrated in Social Entrepreneurship and Marketing.

 

Amanda Hahnel, Associate Director
993 Amanda Hahnel is an Associate Director at D2D Fund. She specializes in developing teams and partners to design innovative financial products and services, test pilots, and evaluate outcomes and potential for scale. She has worked to implement prize-linked savings products in four states and supported prize-linked savings innovations in multiple settings and contexts.  Prior to joining D2D, she worked on microfinance policy in Chennai, India focusing on cost of capital reductions for microfinance institutions. She holds a Masters in Business Administration with concentrations in Strategy, Finance, and Entrepreneurship from Penn State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Spanish, and International Relations from Tufts University.


Lisa Leslie Henderson, Senior Innovation Director 

Lisa Leslie Henderson runs our Lab, which is responsible for generating, developing, evaluating, and iterating D2D’s latest financial products and services. Deeply passionate about the design and diffusion of innovations, Lisa spent the last decade writing and consulting on the impact of digital technologies (i.e., computers, mobile phones, websites, wireless technologies, mobile applications, social networks, video games, etc.) on marketing. Her latest book, The Digital Marketer, explores the ten new skills marketers and general managers to stay relevant and customer-centric in the new digital landscape. Lisa has studied behavior science with Dr. BJ Fogg, including how digital technologies can be used to change people’s attitudes and behaviors. She has extensive experience across several innovation processes and practices and is certified in the Creative Problem-Solving model (CPS). Lisa started her career in the finance industry working for JP Morgan and Women’s World Banking and has an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth and a BA from Stanford University.

Amaris Kinne, Senior Innovation Manager
1081 Amaris Kinne is a Senior Innovation Manager at D2D Fund. She specializes in developing teams and partners to design innovative financial products and services, test pilots, and evaluate outcomes and potential for scale. Prior to joining D2D, Amaris spent several years in education, including two as a teacher, and several years at a large nonprofit, where she provided technical assistance to community food banks engaged in a national research project. She holds a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from Boston College.

 


Dylan Manley, Operations & Marketing Strategist

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Dylan Manley is an Operations & Marketing Strategist at D2D fund supporting our internal/external communications and office operations. Prior to joining D2D, he was a student manager in Boston University’s Events & Conferences department, and a Marketing Intern at both Startup Institute in Boston and Ditto Labs in Cambridge. He graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Relations.




Nick Maynard, Senior Innovation Director

670 Nick Maynard is a Senior Innovation Director for D2D Fund. Since joining D2D, Nick has led initiatives improving marketing to LMI families, piloting prize-based savings in the credit union industry, and offering US Savings Bonds at tax time.  Currently, he directs D2D’s gamification and video game (“Financial Entertainment”) innovation projects. Prior to joining D2D, Nick spent almost a decade providing customer, market, and operational strategy consulting to Fortune 1000 executives while at Deloitte Consulting and Braxton Associates. Nick holds both a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University. He also holds a Bachelors of Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University.

Mariele McGlazer, Innovation Strategist

1094 Mariele McGlazer is an Innovation Strategist at D2D Fund, where she focuses on expanding the reach and impact of successful product, service, and public policy innovations. Prior to joining D2D, Mariele worked as a counselor at Philadelphia’s Financial Empowerment Centers, where she provided free one-on-one financial coaching and advocacy to low- and moderate-income consumers. Previously she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, coordinating a volunteer program for adult learners at the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy in Philadelphia. Mariele earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors in International Development Studies and Urban Geography from McGill University.

 

Nashila Somani-Ladha, Senior Innovation Manager

Nashila Somani-Ladha is a Senior Innovation Manager at D2D fund where she concentrates on developing strategies to drive innovations to scale that support financially vulnerable consumers, with a focus on financial entertainment and gamification. Prior to joining D2D, Nashila spent over 10 years working in the private philanthropy, human services and youth development fields. She's led work in program and executive management, and partnership building. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from Suffolk University and Bachelors in Biology from Boston University.

Taylor Straatmann, Innovation Program Assistant

Taylor Straatmann is an Innovation Program Assistant at D2D fund where she provides support in prize linked savings, tax time savings and financial entertainment. Taylor is studying Economics and International Affairs at Northeastern and has previously completed a 6-month co-op program at Compass Working Capital, a nonprofit providing financial services to families with low income. She will be a member of the D2D staff through Northeastern's cooperative education program through December 2016.

Jonas Parker, Manager, Grants & Technology Systems
672 Jonas Parker is the Manager, Grants & Technology Systems for D2D Fund, where he manages day-to-day operations and develops systems to increase organizational capacity. Previously, Jonas spent six years focused on financial education research, curriculum design, and policy projects at the Institute on Assets and Social Policy. In addition, he spent two years as a private consultant in the financial literacy field. As a math teacher at the innovative MetWest public high school in Oakland, California, Jonas got his start in financial education by connecting algebra to his students' real world experiences with money. Jonas holds a PhD in Social Policy from the Heller School, and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, where he graduated with honors.

Krystal Tung, Innovation Strategist
Krystal Tung is an Innovation Strategist at D2D Fund, where she concentrates her efforts on discovering, designing, and piloting innovations. Prior to joining D2D, Krystal worked as a Policy Coordinator in the Governor's Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development and as a Program Director at the Yleana Leadership Academy. Krystal received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Harvard College.

Andrea Vasquez, Innovation Strategist
989 Andrea Vasquez is an Innovation Strategist at D2D Fund, where she concentrates her efforts on piloting, testing, and evaluating innovations. Andrea was previously a part of  the Insight team at Endeavor, a global nonprofit working to improve conditions in developing countries by supporting high-impact entrepreneurship. Her research focused on entrepreneurial best practices in Latin America. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Financial Economics from Columbia University.