About the Author
An accomplished social entrepreneur with expertise in health care, labor issues and public policy, Cheryl Dorsey was named President of Echoing Green in May 2002. She is the first Echoing Green Fellow to lead this global nonprofit, which has awarded more than $25 million in start-up capital to nearly 400 social entrepreneurs worldwide since 1987. Cheryl received her education at Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges where she earned a degree in history and science in 1985. In 1992, while training to be a pediatrician at Harvard Medical School, she received an Echoing Green Fellowship. With it, she launched the Family Van, a community-based mobile health unit that provides basic health care and outreach services to at-risk residents of inner-city Boston neighborhoods. As a public policy innovator, Cheryl served as a White House Fellow from 1997-1998, serving as Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor, advising the Clinton Administration on health care and other issues. She was later named Special Assistant to the Director of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Labor Department, where she helped develop family-friendly workplace policies and spearheaded the labor secretary s pay equity initiative. Cheryl serves on the Board of Directors for Coro New York Leadership Center and Grant Makers for Effective Organizations, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Action Tank for Social Entrepreneurs, a member of the John F. Kennedy School of Government's Visiting Committee, and a 2006 Henry Crown Fellow.
Lara Galinsky is the Vice President of Strategy at Echoing Green. Lara's portfolio consists of marketing and communications, evaluation, thought leadership, alliances, strategic planning and internal capacity building. Most recently, Lara worked as Director of National Programs at Do Something, Inc., working with over 20,000 educators to inspire 4 million young people to get involved in their communities and develop vital leadership skills. Before that, Lara launch