Anne Stake

Anne has worked across the social, public and private sectors, with a focus on health systems, business model innovation and government partnerships. She specializes in emerging markets, with previous experience in Cambodia, Rwanda, Mexico, Brazil, China and India.  In Cambodia, Ms. Stake worked with the Stanford d. School to create a low cost solution for rural sanitation.  In Rwanda she was an advisor to the Ministry of Health on health financing and policy. She later started and ran a tertiary care diagnostic center, one of the only centers with state-of-the-art radiology and pathology services in Rwanda.  Most recently, Ms. Stake worked at Medtronic on Emerging Market Strategy in Brazil, Mexico, China and India. In this role, she employed design thinking to identify and create new business models for underserved communities, including a systems-based solution to address trauma care in India. Anne graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University where she studied Human Biology and International Relations. She holds a Master of Public Policy from Oxford University as a Clarendon Scholar. 

Sandhya Rao

Sandhya is the founder and CEO of impactXdesign.  For over 20 years, Sandhya has advised public and private sector organizations on the design, management and evaluation of global development programs and partnerships. Most recently, as a senior advisor at USAID, she supported the development of several global partnerships, including the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), launched by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Mothers' Day 2011. MAMA won the Fast Company Innovation By Design Award in 2012, and has been featured in Fast CompanyForbesHuffington Post and other media outlets. The partnership's maternal and child health mobile messaging services have reached millions in more than 70 countries.  In May 2013, Sandhya was named an inaugural Rockefeller Foundation Social Innovation Fellow. The fellowship program brought together a diverse group of 18 leaders from around the world committed to addressing systemic challenges affecting vulnerable populations through the lens of social innovation.

Tracy Wilichowski

Over the last six years, Tracy has worked on the design and management of global and domestic social impact programs for technology startups, social enterprises and government agencies.  In 2014, she consulted for UnLtd, a launchpad for social entrepreneurs in India, conducting primary research to improve their service delivery and strengthen their business model. She was awarded a Rotary International Global Grant Scholarship to study global development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she earned her MA. Prior to obtaining her masters degree, Tracy was an instructor with Teach for America, where she worked in the Miami-Dade public school district. She lives and works in Washington, DC as a Senior Associate with impactXdesign. In her current role, Tracy provides management and research support on client projects and oversees several areas of internal operations including marketing, branding and strategic communications.