Leadership

James Brobyn

James Brobyn

Founder & CEO | Board Member
  • Former Executive Director of the Travis Manion Foundation, rated 4-Stars by Charity Navigator.
  • Co-Founder of CauseEngine, which provides on-demand capacity building for the Modern Nonprofit.
  • US Marine with multiple combat deployments; Purple Heart recipient and former Top Secret/SCI security manager
  • B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania in NGO and Non-profit leadership
Mackenzie Padell

Mackenzie Padell

Chief Operating Officer
  • Former health care director with extensive experience leading diverse teams in dynamic environments
  • Led and implemented transformation of primary care for top-tier integrated health system
  • Founder of 31Heroes Project
  • MS in Healthcare Policy & Management, Carnegie Mellon University.
Kristen Bearup

Kristen Bearup

President, American Fiber Michigan
  • Founder of first MMJ retail experience in Kalamazoo, Compassionate Care By Design.
  • Founder of KVS manufacturing and vape stores in multiple states.
  • Serial and successful entrepreneur with decades of experience building, leading and growing companies.
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