Margery Miller

President and Owner of PeopleBiz Inc. helps people think! She works with people who are ready to get out of the box and lead more productive, purposeful, meaningful lives.  Margery is a seasoned business veteran, having owned and managed a manufacturer’s rep agency for 29 years before selling it to her employees and putting her focus on PeopleBiz, which was a side business during her rep years.  She helps people understand how to master the business of life.  She has been actively involved with non-profits for many years and is a long-time member of Social Venture Partners Dallas.

Susan Hoff

Chief Strategy, Impact & Operations Officer of United Way Dallas, is a visionary leader and a great connecter of people. She is an active member of Social Venture Partners Dallas and has served the non-profit community for many years, especially as an advocate for children and education. Susan started her non-profit career as the Executive Director of Educational First Steps and she is still committed to improving the quality and availability of early care, social emotional development and education for ALL children under the age of five. She sees her role at United Way as part of the process to fundamentally change our community for the better.

Leadership Team

Neely Duncan

With more than 15 years of auditing experience in public accounting, Neely’s responsibilities include planning, risk assessments, and completion of audit procedures; supervision of staff; and review of workpapers and financial statements; and attending board as well as audit committee meetings after completion of audit. Neely also performs forensic work related to various cases, internal controls consulting, as well as consulting for healthcare practices. In addition to handling the accounting and audit needs of her clients, she advises clients on operational efficiencies, governance issues, and routinely shares best practices with clients gained from working with a variety of organizations. She is a highly sought national speaker on technical matters in the accounting community.

Kristi Erickson

Founder & Managing Director of Mosaic Talent, a Strategy & Management Consulting firm, she works with clients to align their talent, process, organization and culture to deliver on their business strategy and drive growth. Kristi has years of experience in designing and enabling strategic alignment on both a local and global scale, across a variety of industries. She is committed to the success of her clients – both individual leaders and their organizations. Prior to launching Mosaic Talent, Kristi was a Partner at Accenture and held a variety of global leadership roles. She was also the Chief HR Officer of Service Source and a Partner at People Results.

Claire Goldman

A recent graduate of Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, where she studied Psychology and Spanish. She has always had a passion for working with non-profit organizations, and worked with several throughout her college career. It was through her work at a domestic violence emergency shelter and a sexual assault crisis response program that she recognized her ability to strongly connect with and help other women. Currently, Claire is exploring her options for a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology. She has taken a greatly desired job at Dallas Afterschool and enjoys volunteering as an advocate for Dallas CASA.

Jaime Meyers

With over 10 years of experience working in nonprofit organizations, Jaime’s goal is to develop high-impact leaders in the nonprofit sector by expanding leadership development opportunities. Prior to launching CCC Leadership, Jaime led and facilitated strategy development for organizations and programs (Commit! Partnership, Children at Risk), built and supported high performing teams, formed meaningful and complex partnerships to positively impact thousands of children, and raised almost $4.5M.

Toni Portmann

CEO & Executive Chairman of the Board of DHISCO, a hospitality technology distribution provider that connects 100,000 hotel’s rooms and rates through 11 billion monthly transactions to online travel companies worldwide. With over 30 years of management experience, Toni has served as CEO of three other companies and on the boards of public, private and non-profit companies. Toni is a member of WCD (Women Corporate Directors) and is an investor in Texas Women Venture Network, serving on their Portfolio Advisory Board.

Lynne Sipiora

Most recently served as Executive Director of the Samaritan Inn of McKinney, the only homeless shelter in Collin County, which she turned into a transformation center enabling residents to complete a program and re-enter the workforce and build productive lives. After retiring from that position, she has continued her volunteer work and currently works with offering a competition empowering social entrepreneurs to change the world.

Anna Stratton

Senior Consultant Records & Information Management Services, Southwest Solutions Group in Dallas. She leads sales in providing innovative efficiency systems to all types of businesses and government agencies. In addition to her career, Anna has spent many hours volunteering as a mentor to women and girls. She is committed to helping people find solutions for their lives and has also begun coaching individuals.

Sameen Wajid

Sameen has globetrotted from teaching at an orphanage in Pakistan to studying social and political conflict in Ireland to pursuing a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship on the island of Borneo. While in Dallas, she was a Marketing Associate at an education nonprofit where she helped lead the organization’s marketing and communication projects through the creation of websites and digital and print publications. She is currently pursuing her graduate studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Sameen is also a website developer and created the GGN website that you’re currently browsing! If you’re in the market to develop or improve your website, reach out to her.

Lea Yaest

Currently serves as Director of Strategic Alliances for The Carter Group, a transition planning consulting firm that helps companies and institutions successfully relocate their facilities to new physical spaces. She directs business development globally and in particular the opening the Dallas market and educating prospects in the value of these services. Lea is active in Corenet, a global commercial real estate industry organization, where she was President of the Southwest Chapter and co-chaired one of its national conferences. She has also served as the National Woman’s Membership Chair and Marketing Committee Member of the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC).