Posted July 07, 2021 in News Articles
We are excited to welcome Alisa Smith, Rana Dotson, and Maggie Brennan to our A Mindful Moment board! They each bring unique expertise to support and guide the growth of The Well.
Alisa Smith (pictured left)
Alisa helps regional corporations to easily partner with startups for increased innovation speed and agility. She has over 20 years of experience in translating consumer insights into global new product launches. Alisa is also passionate about helping women entrepreneurs. She’s the host of The Beehive, a podcast she launched nearly six years ago to bring clarity to the product launch process for aspiring women entrepreneurs.
Rana Dotson (pictured center)
Rana has worked for over 20 years on labor and human rights, public policy, and international development. She is a senior international affairs officer at the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), the US Department of Labor’s international arm working to fight labor exploitation around the world. Her work has included research, writing and foreign policy engagement, and management of over $42 million in technical assistance projects in the Latin America & Caribbean region. Rana is a co-founder and lead organizer for the international human rights collective Border of Lights. She is one of the Three Sisters on the podcast produced by The Well and a True Body program graduate. Her writing appears in Mindful Poetry Moments 2020 and 2021 poetry collections (The Well), The Border of Lights Reader (forthcoming summer 2021, Amherst College Press) and at High Grace Road. She holds an MPP from the Maryland School of Public Policy and a BA in Political Science from Tuskegee University. She is a fellow with the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP), and National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship. She lives in the DC-metro with her family.
Maggie Brennan (pictured right)
Philanthropy has been a mainstay throughout Maggie's career. She has experience in both traditional and digital fundraising and currently focuses on strategic growth, program development, and client success. A professional enthusiast at heart, Maggie has a passion to connect, engage and support people and organizations with missions that are aligned with music, youth and nature.