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SEED Staff

SEED Impact Staff


Barry Kibel
Director of Innovation
and Research

Barry Kibel, Ph.D., is SEED Impact’s lead methodologist for evaluation and impact assessment. He contributes more than four decades of experience devising evaluation and planning instruments to support transformational work. His long-time passion has been the…


Morgan Platt
Senior Data Analyst and Methodologist

Morgan has dedicated his life to improving the lives of students by equipping and supporting leaders as decision-makers. He recently served as Director of Testing, Research, & Accountability at a progressive school district in the midlands of South Carolina...


Stephanie Acosta Mohammadi
Contract Designer

Steph is a senior designer with over 18 years of in-house experience. She has a true passion for design and is experienced in both print and digital design. She has a broad range of design experience in areas such as corporate identity, layout and composition, visual…


Omera Begum
Visual Marketing Designer

Omera Begum joined SEED as a Communications/Social Media Intern. She is a graduate of Queens College, CUNY with a Bachelor's in Graphic Design. Omera hungers for innovation and loves to create visual products that represent meaningful change in the community.


Tracey Thomas
Deputy Director

Tracey Thomas, PsyD, has held a variety of leadership positions prior to joining SEED Impact as
Deputy Director. She has counseled, taught and coached people of all ages from over 30
countries. Tracey was previously founder of a successful community…

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Norma Medley
Visual Marketing Designer

Norma Medley enhances our visual marketing efforts by designing and managing social media platforms.  Norma has over 15 years of agency and in-house art department experience in both print and web design.  She also has over 6 years’ experience in content marketing…


Jacquelyn Kramer
Contract Designer

Jacquelyn was born and raised in Southern California and went to Cal Poly Pomona where she majored in Graphic Design. She has 14+ years of graphic design experience mainly focusing on print design and creating digital assets.  She currently lives in Arizona 


Asha Malate
Contract Designer

Asha Malate is a Visual Communication Designer with over a decade’s worth of design experience. She specializes in brand identity and editorial design. Asha is a graduate of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis…


Steven Gomez
Senior Director

Since 2011, Steven has evolved from SEED client-partner, to  special advisor, to his current role as Senior Director on staff. Steven Gomez was most recently the Program Development Manager at the Martin Tuchman School of Management (MTSM) at the New Jersey... 


Joe Miloscia 
Interim Senior Director – External Affairs

Joe joins the amazing SEED Impact team with 30 years of experience in all aspects of philanthropy. For fifteen years, he served as a Contributions Specialist for the nation’s largest corporate philanthropy, creating and directing several of the company’s...

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Phoenix Medley
Community Service Intern

Phoenix Medley is volunteering at SEED Impact as a community service volunteer, gaining a deeper understanding of the needs of “people outside of her own bubble.” Phoenix is a sophomore at Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts and is majoring in…


Melinda Lackey
Executive Director and

Melinda K. Lackey is Executive Director and Co-Founder of SEED Impact.  Formerly a professional ballet dancer, Melinda holds a Master’s degree in Social Research and was a Kellogg National Leadership Program fellow.Melinda contributes to the design…

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SEED Impact Board of Directors

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Dan Bloomfield

Daniel M. Bloomfield M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer of Anthos Therapeutics where he leads an extraordinary team of clinical scientists and clinical operations professionals. In last 2 ½ years Anthos has moved quickly into Phase 3 trials with a novel...


Mog Obahor

Mog is an expert in the new technology space. He has a strong understanding of Robotics & Advanced Technologies solutions (Cognition, AI, Machine-to-Machine, Natural Language Processing, Internet of Things) in the BPM industry. Mog has built or overseen the creation of more than 50…


Andrew Diaz

Andrew Co-Founded Wright Place Partners to acquire and operate a small business. Before founding Wright Place Partners, Andrew spent six years at Empyrean Capital Partners. At Empyrean, Andrew’s responsibilities encompassed various activities from sourcing, ...


Louise Packard, Chair

Louise is currently engaged in a variety of volunteer and non-profit consulting projects after retiring from the position of  founding executive director of Trinity Boston Connects in October 2019.  She previously held senior development roles at Trinity Church, Harvard Business School, Stanford…


Rachel Howard

Rachel Howard is an Executive Coach and Consultant with over 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and executive roles. Her work combines a deep understanding of the nonprofit sector, effective facilitation, and critical thinking with empathy...


Jeffrey Romano

Jeff is the co-founder of Wright Place Partners, a private investment fund that focuses on home health services. Before Wright Place Partners, Jeff was a private equity investor at Webster Equity Partners, a healthcare-focused private equity firm in Boston. . Jeff began his career as an investment banking analyst...

SEED Impact Special Advisors


Christopher A. Duda

Christopher is a Vice President with Goldman, Sachs & Co., working in the Private Wealth Management Group. Christopher received his MBA from the Yale School of Management in 2001. Prior to graduate school, he was employed with ICG Communications…


Anat Lechner

Anat Lechner is a Clinical Associate Professor of Business Management at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Professor Lechner's research focuses on structural and managerial requirements for developing companies' innovation...


Gil Ozir

Gil Ozir is Managing Partner at Beringer Capital, a private equity fund based in New York, focused on the digital, marketing and communications sectors. Gil has over 15 years' experience in M&A and business strategy. He spent five years as Managing Director at boutique strategy…


Jim Stuart

Jim is retired and lives with his wife Dianne in Evanston, Illinois. He is currently writing a book on Jesus and the early church titled Jesus, We Hardly Knew Ye. Jim has a wealth of firsthand experience in executive leadership-having served as Executive Director to create the Tampa Bay Florida Aquarium…


Bradley Horner

Brad is a McDonald’s franchisee who operates restaurants in Southern California. His career with McDonald’s began in 2012, when he traded a successful marketing career to join the family business.



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Ellen Luo

Ellen joined SEED in 2019 and brings 15+ years of nonprofit experience. She has provided guidance to nonprofits and individuals on philanthropy and creating meaningful impact around the world. Prior to her work in development and philanthropy in Asia, Ellen provided consulting…


Anthony Palma

Anthony W. Palma, a partner at Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel, is a Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates attorney. Since receiving his certification in 1988, he has built a successful practice that is among the largest wills, trusts, and estates practices in Florida...


Susan Nichols Wagner 

Sukey is SEED's board chair emeritus. Sukey initially became involved as a major donor, and then led the formation of a Growth Board focused heavily on business development to assure SEED’s long-term financial stability. Sukey is the widow of Rodney Wagner, former international financier…


Hubie Jones

During his fifty years in the Boston area, Hubie has worked to create, nurture, and assist leadership in at least thirty community organizations across Boston. He is well-recognized for his appearances on local television, particularly as a panelist on WCVB’s public affairs…

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Forrest Obnamia

Forrest Obnamia is an investor, international speaker an­­d executive coach based in Columbus, Ohio. He has consulted for Fortune 500 companies, managed multi-million dollar projects and a $70M+ business portfolio with global operations in North America and Asia...

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Maria Romano

Maria Romano joined the SEED team in May 2014. By 2016 she earned a Master’s of Education at Queens College, while working at SEED Impact.  She now works for the New York City Department of Education as a Bilingual Schools Psychologist. Maria has a background in psychology…

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