Executive Team, Staff & Advisors

Anthony Cortese, Sc.D., President, Crane Institute for Sustainability, and Co-Founder & Principal, IEN


Dr. Cortese is a principal of the Intentional Endowments Network and President of the Crane Institute of Sustainability. In 1993, he founded Second Nature, the Boston-based advocacy organization committed to promoting sustainability through higher education, along with U.S. Senator John Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry and Bruce Droste.

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Georges Dyer, M.Sc., Executive Director, Crane Institute for Sustainability, and Co-Founder & Principal, IEN


Georges Dyer is a principal of the Intentional Endowments Network and Executive Director of the Crane Institute of Sustainability. For over 20 years he has been engaged in solutions-based, whole-system approaches to sustainability. From 2006-2014, Georges served as a Senior Fellow, Vice President of Programs, Vice President, and Strategic Advisor at Second Nature to develop and support the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) network.

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Alice DonnaSelva, Principal


Alice DonnaSelva is a Principal of the Intentional Endowments Network, joining the team in February 2018 after serving on the IEN Steering Committee and Executive Committee for 3 years. As a member of the Executive Committee she provided an investment consultant’s perspective, helped produce the Hampshire College Case Study and spoke at several IEN Forums, events and webinars. Prior to joining IEN, Alice was an investment consultant at Prime Buchholz, an investment consulting firm focused primarily on endowments and foundations that was one of the founding members of IEN. She has 17 years of investment industry experience.

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Nicole Torrico, Program Manager


Nicole Torrico is a Program Manager at the Intentional Endowments Network. As Program Manager, Nicole coordinates and curates educational content including the monthly webinar series, weekly news round-up and bi-monthly newsletter; manages working groups on key topics including student-managed investment funds, sustainable investing curriculum, clean energy, and gender lens investing; and contributes to writing reports and researching topics related to SRI and ESG investing at college and university endowments. 

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Kaede Kawauchi, Program Manager


Kaede Kawauchi is a Program Manager at the Intentional Endowments Network. Kaede became interested in social investments beyond philanthropic capital for social change through her experience working on international development projects related to education inequality, disaster recovery, and community building. Since then, Kaede has continued to work at the intersection of business and social impact through her involvement with a financial inclusion network, financial technology company, and a microfinance fund. She has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.A. from the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with a focus on Business for Social Impact and Development Economics.

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Noreen Marton, Business Manager


Noreen is the Business Manager for the Crane Institute/Intentional Endowments Network. She spent many years as a software engineer before moving into business and accounting roles for non-profits. Noreen worked for five years as Director of Operation at Groundwork Lawrence, focusing on environmental, educational, nutritional, and community health improvement programs.

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Barbara Simonetti, Conversation Architect

Barbara Simonetti is president of Meetings that Matter, a consultancy that specializes in developing the capacity of  professionals to create, share, and use knowledge to meet emerging opportunities and challenges.

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Amrita Sareen, Senior Advisor

Amrita has spent the last few years as a senior reporter at both Institutional Investor and Pageant Media, covering the investment portfolios of foundations, endowments and defined benefit plans. She has actively covered the sustainable investing space and produced number of feature articles and roundtable discussions related to ESG investing. Most recently, she has provided freelance work to CIO magazine and has worked with other media outlets including Forbes and DuJour Magazine.

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Erina McWilliam-Lopez 


Erina manages memberships for the Intentational Endowments Network. Previously, she was the Founding Associate Director of the Social Impact Lab at Lynn University which offers programs in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, impact investing, conscious leadership, and intercultural competency. Erina helped launch the Middlebury Institute’s Center for Social Impact Learning in Monterey, California where she oversaw the Frontier Market Scouts, a professional certificate training and fellowship in social enterprise management and impact investing. 

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Hannah Bowen


Hannah is a Network Manager at the Intentional Endowments Network. Prior to joining IEN, Hannah supported a network of international development advocates as Director of the ACTION Secretariat, leading a team at RESULTS Educational Fund in Washington, DC and working together with the ACTION partnership's members across 5 continents to influence policy and mobilize resources for health equity. 

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Charles Sandmel, Senior Fellow

Charles Sandmel became a Senior Fellow at the Intentional Endowments Network to continue his pioneering work in the integration of sustainability and fixed income investing. His current focus is supporting wider bond investment in green infrastructure projects in furtherance of the COP21 goals through the development of ISO-type standards for green bonds. Most recently, Charles worked as a Portfolio Manager at Shelton Capital Management, advancing their green bond strategies. From 1998 to 2014, he was an Investment Advisory Representative of First Affirmative Financial Network, where he managed bond portfolios for individual and institutional clients, integrating client values into investment decisions.

Robert Carraro, Senior Advisor

Robert Carraro founded Lake Hills Philanthropic Services, LLC (www.lakehillsps.com) to help foster and strengthen effective relationships between donors and the worthy organizations working to improve our world. He brings to Lake Hills broad experience with particular expertise in international development, capacity-building, economic opportunity, global health concerns and environmental issues.

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