Spring 2019 B Impact 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, which 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 focuses on innovative entrepreneurial companies with business models that are good for “people, planet and profits.”  Fiona is also a Faculty Research Fellow at UNH’s Sustainability Institute, and 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 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 logoGrandy Oats

Since 1979, GrandyOats has crafted small batches of organic granolas, trail mixes, and roasted nuts in rural Maine. Our mission is to create delicious, healthy, and organic foods that provide a variety of nutritional choices for everyone, including foods that are: gluten-free; paleo; vegan; grain-free; kosher; high protein; non-GMO verified; oil-free; and salt free. In 2015, GrandyOats purchased and renovated an abandoned elementary school in Hiram, ME and converted it into our current bakery.  Our EPA award-winning bakery has 288 solar panels that produce enough clean, renewable energy to produce millions of pounds of granola while offsetting over 145,000 pounds of greenhouse gases each year. 

 

EmmaPROJECT MENTOR
Emma Kast | Marketing Outreach Coordinator

Emma grew up in Cape Elizabeth, ME and went to Saint Michael’s College where she earned her bachelors degree in Environmental Studies. After graduating in 2014 Emma joined the Peace Corps where she served in Panama for 27 months. Emma joined the GrandyOats team in February of 2018 and is the Marketing Outreach Coordinator.

 

VincentPEER MENTOR
Vincent Pagano

Vincent Pagano is a junior Environmental Conservation and Sustainability major with a minor in Economics and is from Epsom, NH. Vincent has explored several opportunities related to sustainable business in today’s economy including small microbreweries in NH. Most recently, he interned with BerryDunn in Manchester, NH through the UNH Social Innovation Internship to create a way to consult companies in becoming more sustainable in every aspect of business operations. Outside of focusing on classes, Vincent is the President of Theta Chi Fraternity, an avid Habitat for Humanity volunteer, an extreme public radio fan, and loves to read new research on the competitive advantage of highly sustainable business practices.

 

STUDENT CONSULTANTS

caitlinCaitlin Burnett 

Caitlin Burnett is a junior Anthropology and Sustainability dual major, with a minor in International Affairs. She is from the small town of Conway, Massachusetts. Her undergraduate research has focused primarily on the ways that storytelling and local ways of knowing can be used to share information about environmental issues in culturally relevant and sustainable ways. In January of 2019, Caitlin had the opportunity to travel with a team to Goa, India to work with local students to create podcasts documenting environmental issues in their communities, following a 2017 project with rural farmers’ experiences of climate change in Bhutan. Outside of school, she loves to hike, trail run, and read a good book.
 

JakeJake Beanland 

Jake Beanland is a senior Environmental Geography and Sustainability dual major. For two years, he has been a part of the UNH branch of The Net Impact, a student organization focused on using business skills to aid in both environmental and social causes. With an environmental background in the sustainability field, he looks forward to gaining more knowledge and exposure on the business end of the sustainability through the B Impact Clinic. 

 

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.

 


GWI logoGWI

Since 1994, we’ve been pushing the boundaries of high-speed internet access across the state of Maine with a little thing we like to call reliable internet service because we believe anything is possible. More jobs. More creativity. More growth for Maine and Maine families. In 2009, GWI successfully brought private business and public institutions together to fund the Three Ring Binder, an open-access fiber optic network that brings 21st century technology into the state of Maine. We’re still pretty proud of this accomplishment. And that was only the beginning. Today we offer services throughout the state allowing us to efficiently and effectively deliver you the broadband and phone options that best meets your needs. As a Maine-based company serving Maine customers, we come to work every day to deliver the best products and experiences for your life.

 

Heather

PROJECT MENTOR
Heather Kelley | Vice President of People & Culture

Heather Kelley is the Vice President of People & Culture at GWI. She has been with the company since 1999 and has managed many different teams during her tenure. Recently transitioned from operational management, Heather oversees the traditional human resource function and GWI's culture. It is her charge to make sure that our core values and beliefs are ingrained within our teams and clear to our vendors, partners and customers. Serving customers and managing teams has been Heather’s bread and butter for thirty years. Her new customers are GWI employees and it’s her responsibility to make sure that they are set up for success. Heather attended the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT; she also has an AS in Computer Technology from Southern Maine Technical College. Heather lives in Westbrook, Maine with her husband and two rescue dogs.

 

PEER MENTOR
Jill  Howard
Jill Howard is a senior majoring in Business Administration with a Self-Designed Option in Social Innovation and Enterprise with a minor in Social Justice Leadership. She spent the Fall semester of her Junior year living and working in Boston as part of the Semester in the City Program. There, she had a transformative experience interning for the Economic Growth team at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, working on initiatives to advance racial and economic equity in the city. In the Spring of her Junior year, Jill studied abroad in Wellington, New Zealand. Additionally, Jill is involved in UNH’s Women in Business club and Alpha Phi Omega (a co-ed community service fraternity). This Fall she will be starting new positions as a Paul College Dean's Ambassador, a “Big Sister” through Big Brothers Big Sisters New Hampshire, and a Social Media Coordinator and Business Assistant at Symmetry Yoga in Lee. Outside of school and work she enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, and spending time with her family at Lake Winnipesaukee. Jill is excited for her final year at UNH, where she will continue her role as a Student Fellow at UNH’s Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise, connecting students with high-impact, experiential learning opportunities.

 

STUDENT CONSULTANTS

CarolineCaroline Bibbo 

Caroline Bibbo is a senior Business Administration major with an option in Accounting. She is a sister of Kappa Delta sorority and studied abroad in Lisbon, Portugal. She is passionate about the positive effects that businesses can have on our planet and communities and is excited to learn more about B Corporations this semester!

 

 

Luke

Luke Doverspike

Luke Doverspike is a junior Sustainability and Business Administration dual major with an option in Marketing. In 2018, Luke participated and thrived in the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise’s summer Social Innovation Internship. He is passionate and driven with confidence that businesses worldwide can be transformed to help the earth and its residents.

 

 

ErinErin Gralton 

Erin Gralton is a sophomore Business Administration major with an option in Accounting with a minor in Social Justice and Leadership. On campus, Erin works for the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise as a Student Fellow, is the Treasurer of Best Buddies UNH, an active member of APO, the co-ed community service fraternity, and is a Seacoast Reads tutor. She participated in Semester in the City in the Fall of 2018, where she interned at Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Corporation in the affordable housing office as a business analytics intern.

 

VictoriaVictoria 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 which incorporates both her fashion and businesses interests with influencing environmental and social issues.

 


Lonza logoLonza

Lonza' is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. We harness science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life. Our Lonza Portsmouth site is a clinical-to-commercial, multi-product manufacturing facility located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, only 56 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. The site, which employs over 1,000 employees, is a custom manufacturer of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins using mammalian cell culture. What that really means is that we make products which go into lifesaving medicines.

 

DuncanPROJECT MENTOR
Duncan Ross | Operational Excellence Project Manager 

Duncan has worked at Lonza Biologics Portsmouth since 2002 after graduating with a BS in Microbiology from UNH. His career at Lonza started in the Quality Control labs where he progressed from an analyst, to a supervisor, to managing the Microbiology labs.  After 13yrs in QC Duncan went on to get his Lean/6 sigma Green belt certification and become an Operational Excellence project manager. Outside of his core duties, he has enjoyed expanding Lonza’s relationship with the community through student tours, career days and external educational collaborations for our workforce.  He currently sits on Lonza's newly formed Corporate Citizenship committee as the lead for their NHBSR membership.
 

STUDENT CONSULTANTS

BrielleBrielle Giaccone 

Brielle Giaccone is a senior Business Administration major with an option in Finance and Management and a minor in Spanish. She has been an active member of the Kappa Delta sorority on campus and has been the business manager of UNH’s Electronic Dance Music Community. She has assisted Paul College professors with instructional responsibilities throughout the years. Arriving at her last semester here at UNH, she is eager to expand her knowledge of B Corporations and how they are shaping businesses for the future.

 

Jake MJake Malatesta

Jake Malatesta is a freshman Business major with an option in Information System Business Analytics. On campus, he is involved with Sales Club, the ideas and innovations society and in several intramural sports. He is interested in sustainable business and finding new and innovative ways to implement it. 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

CameronCameron Taatjes

Cam Taatjes is a freshman 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.