Fall 2019 B Impact Clinic Teams

CLINIC MENTOR

Fiona WilsonDr. Fiona Wilson | Executive Director, Center for Social Innovation & Enterprise

Dr. Fiona Wilson is the Executive Director of the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise at UNH and the Director of the Sustainability Institute at UNH. CSIE offers innovative pedagogy, applied research, and meaningful engagement opportunities for students and faculty from across the University of New Hampshire in “social innovation” – the application of market-based and cross-sector strategies to develop sustainable, scalable solutions to societal problems. Fiona is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability at the Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Her research and teaching focus on innovative entrepreneurial companies with business models that are good for “people, planet and profits.”  Fiona is also a Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. 

 

FACULTY MENTOR

Betty WoodmanBetty Woodman | Lecturer of Business Ethics and Leadership, University of New Hampshire

Betty J. Woodman is a Lecturer of Business Ethics and Leadership in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Betty received her Ph.D. in Applied Ethics, M.A. in Philosophy, and B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Previously, Betty taught at the Maine Business School of the University of Maine and Emory University in Atlanta. Prior to returning to graduate school, she worked in engineering, software sales, corporate education, and executive management in the software and technology industries. Betty also provides education and consulting during the summer months through her firm, Contemporary Leadership Institute.

 

B Impact Teams

 

Grandy Oats logoTimberland

Founded in 1973, Timberland is a global outdoor lifestyle brand based in Stratham, New Hampshire, with international headquarters in Switzerland and Hong Kong. Best known for its original yellow boot designed for the harsh elements of New England, Timberland today offers a full range of footwear, apparel and accessories for people who value purposeful style and share the brand’s passion for enjoying – and protecting – nature. 

 

Colleen VienPROJECT MENTOR
Colleen Vien | Sustainability Director

Colleen Vien is responsible for setting the brand’s strategic direction related to all aspects of sustainability, with a focus on making products responsibly, protecting and enhancing the outdoors, and community and employee engagement. This includes internal and external stakeholder engagement, NGO relationship management and CSR reporting and communications.  Colleen has been with Timberland since 2005. Prior to being promoted to sustainability director in 2014, she led the company’s Code of Conduct / Supplier Sustainability program, which today through its parent company VF Corporation continues to go beyond compliance and provide enrichment opportunities for partner factory workers. Over the years, Colleen has held a variety of leadership seats in several collaborative multi-stakeholder industry groups, such as Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), Social Accountability International (SAI), Outdoor Industry Association’s (OIA’s) Social Responsibility Working Group (SRWG) and Sustainability Working Group (SWG), the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the Social/Labor Convergence Project (SLCP), and Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS).  Colleen is a native of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

 

PEER MENTOR
Cassidy Yates

Cassidy Yates is a junior Environmental Engineering and Sustainability dual major. Her involvement with the B Impact Clinic is part of her sustainability capstone project. Cassidy is also currently working at the Sustainability Institute as a Zero Waste Intern and is a member of the Environmental and Water Resource Institute at UNH.

 

STUDENT CONSULTANTS

caitlinBrandi McKay

Brandi is a junior Business Management major with a dual major in Psychology and a minor in Leadership. Her research has been focused on leadership development and the role of gender in leadership positions around the world. She is a teaching assistant for the Business Ethics course and also a member of the student consulting team, Ethical Leadership Consulting. She is very active on campus and a member of Betta Gamma Sigma, University Honors, Paul Scholars, Alpha Phi Omega, and UNH Leadership Camp. She hopes for a career as an executive-level leadership and ethics development consult/coach because of the influential roles that leadership and ethics play on company’s triple bottom line.  

 

JakeKatie Auger

Katherine Auger is a senior majoring in Communication with a minor in Business Administration from Rye, New Hampshire. Most recently, she has spent the past two summers as a social media intern at Stonyfield Farm, a B-Corp Certified company where dignity and purpose for the environment and social impacts are held at the highest standards. Outside of classes, Katherine is President of UNH’s Women in Business club and organizer of the annual Women in Business Conference, a fellow and facilitator in the Civil Discourse Lab, and a member of Fraternity and Sorority life here on campus as a Head Recruitment Counselor and Fundraising Director in Alpha Xi Delta.

 

Christian Redding

Christian Redding is a junior Entrepreneurial and Marketing dual major. As a student, he has been part of the UNH branch of The Net Impact and the New Hampshire Outing Club. The Net Impact values incorporating the triple bottom line as a way to tackle environmental and social issues in our community. Christian’s strong belief in businesses being the driving force to improve our environment and society motivates him to learn more about B Lab. He is excited to be part of the B Impact Clinic in order to gain exposure to the procedures of becoming a sustainable business.

 


GWI logo     Orvis

In 1856, Charles F. Orvis founded the Orvis Company in Manchester, Vermont, offering superior fly-fishing equipment, and priding himself on customer satisfaction and service. Today, Orvis is the trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. For more than a century and a half, we have loved the wild, explored it, and protected it. For more than 160 years the Orvis mission has been to guide its patrons to lead more fulfilling lives through a deep personal connection to the adventure and wonders of the natural world.

 

Rob BeanPROJECT MENTOR
Rob Bean | Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administration Officer

Rob joined Orvis in 2005 as the Vice President, Corporate Controller. In 2008 he was promoted to CFO, and added additional responsibilities in 2010 when he was named COO. In early 2019, he was promoted to CFO/CAO, and today his responsibilities include Finance, Shareholder Relations, Fulfillment & Contact Center Operations, and Real Estate.

Rob started his career in finance as an auditor for Ernst & Young, became the Assistant Controller at Business Express Airlines, and then moved on to Garnet Hill, Inc. where he filled the position of Controller from 1999 to 2005. He graduated from the Whittemore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire in 1996.

 

VictoriaPEER MENTOR
Tori Wyman
Tori Wyman is a sophomore Business Administration major with an option in Management, with a minor in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability. In addition to her academic training, Tori also is excited about pursuing a career that incorporates both her fashion and business interests with influencing environmental and social issues.

 

 

STUDENT CONSULTANTS

CameronCameron Taatjes

Cam Taatjes is a sophomore Analytical Economics major. He has immersed himself in the UNH community by joining the professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi and the Net Impact student organization among other campus activities. His role as a teaching assistant for the business ethics course inspired him to pursue the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise’s B Impact Clinic. Cam is looking forward to supporting businesses in their efforts to improve their current business models.

 

Edward

Edward Lange

Auggie Lange is an Analytical Economics and Sustainability dual major.  He is from eastern Kansas, and has been an outdoorsman my whole life and have been learning to fly fishing for the last five years. He is extremely excited to be working with Orvis this fall and looks forward to seeing how B Lab can help the company.

 

 

SarahSarah Wilkinson

Sarah Wilkinson is a sophomore at UNH studying Analytical Economics with a dual Major in Sustainability and a minor in Mathematics. She is from Oxford, Pennsylvania which is a small town about an hour outside of Philadelphia, and in her spare time enjoys running and spending time outside.

 


Jack's Pizza logoJack's Pizza

Jack’s Pizza's mission is to use pizza and shared resources to create transformative opportunities for their team and the greater community.

 

 

 

 

 

KathleenPROJECT MENTOR
Kathleen Menegozzi | Director 

Kathleen is a Colombian-American activist, social entrepreneur and business consultant who joined Jack’s in 2018 from NYC where she has spent 10+ years in mentoring at-risk youth, young professionals and most recently immigrant women and ICE detainees. As a business consultant and entrepreneur, Kathleen is riveted by the sharing economy and using business to challenge social and economic norms. In the pursuit of this goal, Kathleen has worked in a variety of nonprofit, social enterprise and start-up endeavors that do just that. While Kathleen’s efforts have been largely focused in the NYC metropolitan area, Jack’s Pizza has inspired Kathleen to examine the opportunity gaps that exist in rural communities and how small business owners can play a pivotal role in the development of others facing opportunity scarcity.

 

DevonPEER MENTOR
Devon Guyer
Devon Guyer is a senior Environmental Conservation and Sustainability and Justice Studies dual major minoring in Sociology and Sustainable Energy. She served as the Social Innovation Intern at Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs in the Summer of 2018 and conducted an improvement analysis on their three B Corp certifications to provide them with feedback on how to improve for the next assessment. Last summer, she studied abroad in New Zealand to learn about their biogeography and environmental law and politics and how culture has impacted the interpretation of both categories. At UNH, she is the President of the Xi Sigma Pi Natural Resources Honors Society and the Captain of the Mock Trial Team. She loves to participate in the B Corp community and help businesses participate in making their communities and the world a better place.

 

STUDENT CONSULTANTS

BriellaBriella Hirsch 

Briella Hirsch is a sophomore Sustainability and Business Administration dual major with an option in Management. On-campus, Briella works for the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise as a Changemaker Coach where she consults fellow students about how to engage in social innovation and contribute to a more sustainable world. In addition, she is working her second semester as a Division Leader for Business Ethics. Briella is looking forward to participating in the B-Corp Clinic this semester to gain more knowledge and exposure to people-planet-profit initiatives in business.

 

TheresaTheresa McDowell

Theresa MacDowell is a senior Sustainability and Business Administration major with an option in Marketing. She studied renewable energy abroad in Newcastle, Australia during the Fall 2018 semester. In her spare time, Theresa is also the Director of Finance and Fundraising for UNH Wildthon, helping to raise money for families in need at Boston Children’s Hospital.

 

 

ColleenColleen Spear 

Colleen Spear is a sophomore Business Administration major. She is the current marketing assistant for SHARPP and is active in other parts of campus. Colleen holds a strong interest in business and sustainability and plans to focus that interest on that the New England area.