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Founder, Smiles for Miles
As an elementary student in Northern Virginia, Cleia realized an interest in underserved populations. She began to note differences in resources between her community and others which became apparent when she visited a friend in South Africa. When Cleia got home, she decided to do something. Poof, Smiles for Miles was born.
Michelle Kladakis, MD
CoFounder, Smiles for Miles
As the child of an immigrant, Michelle felt the need to give back to the community. When Cleia asked her to help her do something, Central America seemed a natural fit to complement her Puerto Rican roots. Michelle is a graduate of Yale University, George Washington Medical School, Georgetown Hospital, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. She works as a breast imager in Washington DC.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
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Martha Blue, MBA
Partner, Real Change Strategies
Martha has had her own consulting practice since 1997, serving nonprofit clients including education, conservation, economic development, and human services organizations, and for-profit clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to early stage start-ups. Her work focuses on strategic marketing, strategic planning, and operational effectiveness.
Martha spent four years at McKinsey & Company, a third of that time dedicated to pro bono work, which convinced her that she wanted to devote more of her time to the “social” sector. Martha also has run a leadership program for a national conservation nonprofit and taken interim operating roles including senior leadership positions for different nonprofit and for-profit companies.
Anne Jones, PhD
Co-Founder, District C
Anne grew up on a farm in Nebraska before attending Dartmouth College. She pursued her love of science and education, which led to a formative five years as a middle school science teacher. After earning a Doctor of Education degree in Education Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Anne worked as a consultant for Harvard's Data Wise project where she helped schools around the country implement data-based improvement practices. From there, Anne became Chief Program Officer at Project Lead The Way, a national nonprofit and leading provider of STEM curriculum. She helped expand access to hands-on STEM curriculum and professional development to over 8,000 schools across the US.