Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Staff

Elizabeth Killough

Elizabeth Killough is a longtime human and animal rights activist with a focus on sustainable development issues as the avenue to peace and justice. She joined the Untours Foundation as its Assistant Director in 2004 working — and having fun! — side by side with Hal. Previously, she directed an anti-hunger organization and co-directed an organization that addressed US policy toward Central America and has a decade of experience in leading board retreats and consulting on organizational development for businesses and nonprofits. Elizabeth holds a Masters of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. Fun fact: This animal rights woman has been vegan for over three decades and scours the earth for vegan shoes and restaurants.

Jonathan Coleman

Jonathan Coleman has built his career around the work of supporting equitable entrepreneurship ecosystems and integrating the concepts of impact and social good into business operations. In pursuit of these goals, he has lived and worked in the USA, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Jonathan holds an MBA in International Economic Development from Eastern University. He is fluent in Spanish and was chosen as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and an Elm² Fellow by the Aspen Institute. He is also the Co-founder of social enterprise travel company Intentional Tours, along with his wife, Kate. Jonathan brings strong enthusiasm, ideas, and passion to the work of the Untours Foundation.

Board Members

Lisa Hunter-Mitchell

Lisa Hunter-Mitchell is part of the executive management staff for the retailer Burlington and has extensive knowledge in the areas of both marketing and business strategy development. She is also active in the community, serving on the board of Home of the Sparrow, an NGO that helps single women and mothers receive housing, job training, and support, holistic services that address the core issues of homelessness. She also serves on the Untours travel’s business advisory board.

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Melisa Baez

Melisa Baez served as the director of programs for a college access program and the Chief Program Officer at ASSETS. While at ASSETS, Melisa launched its first Women’s Business Center and Entrepreneurial Service department. A heavy focus was placed on equitable entrepreneurial services that broke barriers in starting and growing businesses for women and people of color, including training and lending services. As an entrepreneur herself, she leads innovative work in the space of sustainable consulting and offering products to entrepreneurs transitioning to impact driven business models.

Linshuang Lu

Linshuang Lu is a Principal at Praxis Consulting Group, where she provides organization development, strategic planning, leadership and team development and culture change services to nonprofits and employee-owned companies. She has served as adjunct faculty at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and holds a BA and BS from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton, and a masters in Organization Development from American University.

Brian Taussig-Lux

Brian Taussig-Lux is president of Untours, the travel company owned by the Foundation. In addition to his long career at Untours, Brian has worked in the environmental consulting and software industries. He is the treasurer for Media Borough and served on the town’s Environmental Advisory Council for over a decade. Brian has a B.A. in European Studies from Empire State College and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Caleb Harvey

Caleb Harvey worked as an intern with the Untours Foundation in the summer of 2007 and was exposed to the daily operations of Untours’ small business loan program, participated in the Fair Trade Town Committee, and worked on the promotion of Fair Trade products to local businesses. He holds a degree in fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and works at Pendle Hill, a Quaker community center, assisting the Director of Hospitality. Caleb continues to be inspired by the Untours Foundation’s model of furthering social justice and sustainability through the empowerment of small businesses.

Monica Moran

Monica Moran is a licensed Loan Officer at Philadelphia Mortgage Advisors.  She believes that home ownership is key to financial security, and benefits individuals, families, and communities at large and she brings creativity and compassion to her work every day. With a background in the arts and education, she enjoys helping artists and teachers find financing and understands the transformative power of loans to small businesses who aim to make the world a better place.  

John McCall

John McCall, PhD served as the John McShain Chair in Ethics at St. Joseph University’s School of Business. His areas of expertise include Fair Trade, whistleblower protections, and free speech in the workplace. John is coauthor of the popular book Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics, now in its fifth printing; it looks at business ethics from social and political perspectives and applies traditional ethical analysis to specific cases. He advises the Untours Foundation and the travel business.

Heather Van Dusen

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 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. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in religion from Amherst College.

Lauren DeLuca

Lauren DeLuca is an attorney at Connolly Gallagher LLP, where she practices with the Labor & Employment and Government Law teams. She represents individuals, businesses, non-profits, and government entities in employment-related and other matters before administrative agencies, federal and state courts. She served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Paul R. Wallace on the Superior Court of the State of Delaware. She graduated from Swarthmore College and received her J.D. cum laude from Villanova University School of Law, where she was an editor for the Villanova Law Review and an intern at the Villanova Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic.

Kofi Alorzuke

Mawupemor Kofi Alorzuke, CFA is currently the senior finance and grants manager at the de Beaumont Foundation, a private foundation that works to advance equitable policy, build unlikely partnerships, and strengthen the U.S. public health infrastructure at the state and local level. In this role, Kofi works closely with the senior director of finance and the chief operating officer to support the Foundation’s financial management, endowment administration, legal administration, and the building and streamlining of internal Foundation-wide systems. In addition, Kofi oversees the grant management functions across de Beaumont’s various portfolios and provides financial support to program teams. Originally from Ghana, he moved to the U.S. to pursue his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and business, with a minor in applied mathematics, from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., and is a CFA Charterholder. Kofi has extensive experience in financial and investment management, as well as community and economic development, and has always been passionate about social change and entrepreneurship.

Larry Waddell

Larry Waddell is EVP Digital Marketing at Seer interactive, a digital marketing agency headquartered in Philadelphia with an office in San Diego and team members around the country. Larry has P&L responsibility for the SEO, Creative, and Paid Media Divisions and loves helping clients build data-driven, customer-centric marketing strategies.  Prior to Seer, he was VP of Finance at a venture-backed energy startup, a business owner, and a Venture Capitalist with SJF Ventures a double-bottom line investor.  His prior board service includes Investors Circle, New Kensington CDC, and Greensgrow Farm.  Larry has an MBA from the Wharton School, an MA in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in Materials Engineering from Lehigh University.

Consultants

Jon Blum

Jon Blum sold a textile company in order to partner with a friend in the venture capital business. He became president of a MREIT, a public real estate company, designed to demonstrate that an integrated community would not lower property values. MREIT proved its profitable point by selling $40 million of real estate. Jon spent 24 years at Merrill Lynch where he helped develop a socially responsible investment strategy. He has been active in Philadelphia and national Democratic politics, is a former president of a local chapter of the ADA, and was co-chair of CORE during the civil rights period. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College. Jon officially retired in 2010, but we keep him busy assisting our loan recipients.

Frances Schwabenland

Frances Schwabenland is an award-winning documentary photographer and videographer whose work has taken her around the globe. She has been featured on the Travel Channel, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, Photographers Forum, the Philadelphia Inquirer, CNN’s website, and the Huffington Post. She is a regular contributor to the Untours Foundation website and blog, profiling our investees in photos, videos, and words. Most of the profile photos on this page were, in fact, taken by Frances. Explore her website and blog for more of her portraits, social documentary, and travel photos.

Kristin Jacobson

Kristin Jacobson is a marketing and business leader with over 15 years of experience growing and scaling businesses. With expertise in business operations and growth marketing, her experience ranges from enterprise-level companies like Apple, the Chicago Cubs, Kraft Foods, and Walgreens to smaller tech startups. Kristin leads paid digital media strategy for a range of B2B and B2C companies, specializing in surpassing KPIs and benchmarks by driving media efficiency and ROI. Kristin has driven substantial results for her clients with her growth mindset and customer-first, data-driven approach. Passionate about all things digital, she has built several successful collaborative web based businesses, developed a lifestyle app and started and led multiple non-profits through all phases of execution.

Chuck Lacy

Chuck Lacy lives in Vermont and invests around the world, primarily through the Barred Rock Fund.  He was the President and COO of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for 17 years, overseeing its growth as well as the visionary social mission. Other investments — oversight, vision and financial —  include Hardwick Beef, Guayaki Yerba Mate and Indigenous Designs, a Fair Trade clothing company. He is currently doing intensive work in Chester, PA, with Chester Made.  Chuck has a BA from Amherst College and an MBA from Cornell University, is on the board of Green Mountain College and lectures at MIT.

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