The Untours Foundation Board of Directors oversees all aspects of the Foundation’s work and ensures the fulfillment of the Untours Foundation’s mission.

 

President

Heather Van Dusen is a consultant for B Corporations. She was the first employee at B Lab, the nonprofit that certifies and supports B Corporations and that facilitates the passage of benefit corporation legislation. Heather has held positions in the standards, policy, and business development arenas.  Born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, she has worked with local environmental and community advocacy groups there such as PennEnvironment and CeaseFirePa. Ms. Van Dusen graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in religion from Amherst College.

Vice President

Patricia Beauchamp holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut, with a major in Marketing, and received a certificate from the Fuqua School of Business executive management program. For more than 35 years, Pat has held leadership positions in marketing and corporate communications within the financial services industry for mid-size as well as national and international companies. Pat, who recently retired, has been involved with the Untours Foundation as a volunteer and is now looking forward to having an even greater impact on its work.

Treasurer

Lisa Hunter-Mitchell is part of the executive management staff for the Burlington Coat Factory and has extensive knowledge in the areas of both marketing and strategy development. She is also active in the community as a Board member of Home of the Sparrow , an NGO that helps single women and single women with children or pregnant, receive housing, job training and support/ holistic services that address the core issues of homelessness.

Secretary

Lauren DeLuca holds a BA from Swarthmore College and a law degree from Villanova University. After completing law school, Lauren served as a law clerk for The Honorable Paul R. Wallace of the Superior Court of Delaware. During law school, Lauren was an Articles Editor for the Villanova Law Review and Co-President of the Women’s Law Caucus (2012-2013). She also served as a Certified Legal Intern at the Villanova Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic, where she represented the plaintiff in a workers’ compensation retaliation claim. Lauren is actively involved in pro bono work and serves as a volunteer attorney at the Face to Face Legal Center in Germantown, Pennsylvania.

 

heather-investee Board member Heather Van Dusen (left) with Nicole Vitello, President of Oke USA, a Fair Trade company in which the Untours Foundation is a founding investor.

Alicia Agnew is the Human Resources director at B Lab. Real bio to come!

Caleb Harvey got to know the Untours Foundation as an intern focused on Fair Trade. He is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and works at Pendle Hill.

Linshuang Lu is an organization development consultant and Principal at Praxis. She currently provides organization development, strategic planning, leadership and team development and culture change services to nonprofits and employee-owned companies. She is passionate about helping organizations develop their leaders and foster deeper staff engagement in order to create better workplaces and achieve greater impact.

John McCall, PhD is St. Joseph’s University John McShain Chair in Ethics. Business ethics, areas of expertise are Fair Trade, whistleblowers and free speech in the workplace.

Olivia McConnell is a manager at Per Lei and Elan boutiques, and is passionate about empowering women through fashion. She has worked closely with the Untours Foundation on Fair Trade clothing issues.

Rev. Sarah Cooper Searight is Associate Pastor at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church. Sarah joined the clergy of SPC in March 2015. She is part of the Interfaith Council of Southern Delaware County.

 

 

 

 

 


Emeritus Board Members

Alix Rabin, founding board member, holds a B.A. in Linguistics from Temple University and has completed graduate course work at the University of Pennsylvania and New York University. She is an administrative principal and research analyst at Praxis Consulting Group, a founding B Corp and employee-owned organization-development consulting firm based in Philadelphia. She previously worked as a travel program administrator at Untours and has served on the board of the Untours Foundation since its founding.

Trisha Hall is a partner at Connolly Gallagher LLP in Wilmington, Delaware, where she specializes in trusts and estates. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, she is a published author and frequent speaker on issues and developments related to estate planning. In 2012 and 2013, Trisha was named one of the Society of Financial Services Professionals’ 40 Under 40!

Bill Wiedmann holds an engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Hawaii. He has worked for companies in manufacturing and design engineering as well as sales and management. He has worked throughout Asia for a global manufacturing company and also served as a consultant to small businesses with a focus on productivity and profitability improvement in the Pacific islands. Bill currently co-owns Kestrel Growth Brands, Inc., which imports/exports and markets branded high-end natural foods and ingredients to customers in the USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, and New Zealand. His company practices fair trade with vanilla farmers in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

Tyrone Glover holds a BA in Marketing and an International MBA from Temple University. He is the father of two girls and is based right in the Media area. He has 15 years of experience in supply chain planning for global companies across multiple industries. He’s also a serial entrepreneur, product developer and blogger.  In addition to these activities, Tye works as a licensing agent helping other like-minded innovators bring their products & services to market.

Make a donation!