Nicolas Hazard (President)
Nicolas is a serial social entrepreneur. He is President of CALSO and Vice-Chairman of GROUPE SOS, a leading European social enterprise with a $900M turnover and 12,000 employees. He is also the founder of Le Comptoir de l’Innovation (CDI), an organization supporting social ventures around the world. He is a member of several international organizations, including the World Economic Forum and the European Commission Social Business Experts Group.
Nora Sobolov, Treasurer
Nora, the Executive Director of JobTrain, brings over 25 years of experience as a founder and leader in the nonprofit, cooperative and private sectors. Prior to joining Jobtrain, Nora was co-founder, President and CEO of the Community Forward Fund (CFF), a first of its kind investment fund that provides loans and financial coaching to nonprofits. Prior to CFF, Ms. Sobolov was President and CEO of the Canadian Lung Association, where she led the creation of a national action plan on lung health, attracting over 500 consultation partners and several million dollars in government and private sector financing.
Nora holds a Master of Laws (specialty in negotiation and mediation), a Master of Social Work (specialty in nonprofit management and policy) and a BA in Sociology and Urban Planning. Ms. Sobolov is a frequent speaker and guest columnist on nonprofit finance and impact.
As Executive Director of Liquidnet For Good, Brian Walsh oversees corporate impact for Liquidnet, the New York-based global institutional trading network. The mission of Liquidnet For Good is to leverage the full range of the company’s resources – human capital, technology, creative capital, convening capabilities and financial capital – in pursuit of a better world. Liquidnet is collaborating with other mission-driven organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help build a social sector powered by information.
Maureen is the President and CEO of Goodwill SF- Marin- San Mateo, a leading Social Enterprise and one the largest Anti-poverty organizations in the Bay Area. An inspiring leader with a highly successful track record in Social Impact Business in both the Non-Profit and Private Sector. Before joining Goodwill, Maureen served as Regional Vice President for Revolution Foods and prior to Revolution Foods served as Founder, President and CEO of the national youth non-profit, Youth Leadership Institute. Maureen serves on the Board of Directors for the Agricultural Institute of Marin, The Youth Leadership Institute and the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership.
She serves as an advisor to WISE SV, a joint venture, social impact business of Job Train and CALSO. She is an adjunct professor at Dominican University School of Business in the Green MBA program. She completed the Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management and holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University of California. Maureen was recently named as one the Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area.
Tamar Pichette has law degrees from Oxford University, England, and Osgoode Hall, Toronto. She practiced commercial litigation and contract law in Toronto, and has served on several Boards in Canada, including the Sport Dispute Resolution Center of Canada, where she chaired the Compliance Committee, as well as teaching at the Ontario Bar Admission course. She currently lives in California, and now sits on the Vassar College Board of Trustees, in New York, and the Boards of the Positive Coaching Alliance (dedicated to promoting youth character education through sport) and JobTrain (formerly OICW, dedicated to helping the disadvantaged rebuild their lives), in the Bay Area.