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Work: As the CEO, I lead the team at Collaboratory (formerly the Southwest Florida Community Foundation), in downtown Fort Myers.

Proudest Achievement: Assembling and supporting teams and partners much smarter than me and having the opportunity to work alongside them.

Expectations for the Future: Collaboratory is committed to solving all the social problems in Southwest Florida on a daring, 18-year deadline. Not alone, but with everyone: all ages, neighborhoods, beliefs, colors and imaginations. In addition, we’re committed to building the infrastructure required to coordinate all of this at the scale and in the way NASA coordinated hundreds of thousands of people to get us to the moon in nine years.

Favorite APP: Any public transportation app, I get terribly lost in big cities, so I depend on apps to help me navigate.

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Local causes supported: All of them, because I don’t believe things happen in silos. I think all the causes are entangled and connected.

Most frequented healthy food restaurant: Green Cup Café, in Downtown Fort Myers.

How I invest in my community: Supporting the problem-solvers in our community so they can do the work they are uniquely qualified to do.

Favorite quote: “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” ~ Leonard Bernstein.

What I am doing to be the change I want to see in my community and in the world: Staying committed to dreaming big dreams and creating possibilities for a thriving community