About GMI

Global Mentorship Initiative is a non-profit organization that provides guidance and business skills to less privileged college students through online mentorship. GMI was created from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Digital Jobs Africa Initiative to help prepare students for their first career job using a training model that makes it easy for business professionals to be great mentors.

The GMI Team

Jon Browning- Board Chair

Jon Browning

Board Chair

Jon is a former Microsoft director who leads operations at GMI as CEO. Jon co-created the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation and BSR to encourage the hiring of youth in underserved communities and promote job creation.

Jocelyn Azada – Board Secretary

Jocelyn Azada

Board Secretary

Jocelyn is the Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Director at Nielsen. She was a member of the team that created the ISO Standard for Sustainable Procurement, ISO 20400, and is a founding member of the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition. She has authored several CSR publications and case studies.

Jan Clausen -- Board Member

Jan Clausen

Board Member

Jan is a technologist at Puget Sound Energy who created the non-profit organization Digital Humanity to help companies provide a safe online customer experience. As a former Microsoft leader for online safety, she led efforts to create safety standards to address the child exploitation on the internet.

Chad Fuller

Chad Fuller

Director, Global Programs

Chad is a former HP Senior Manager who leads the day-to-day operations of mentorship administration, mentor/student recruitment, GMI marketing and partner relationships. As a former HP leader for customer advocacy, he has led efforts to build long-term partnerships for Global Impact Sourcing.

GMI Coordinators and Volunteers

Synethia Mathews

Synethia Mathews

Student Coordinator
Delta State University
Former GMI Mentee

Nkulumo Dlamini

Nkulumo Dlamini

Student Coordinator
GMI South Africa
Former GMI Mentee

The GMI Advisory Board

Taddy Blecher

Taddy Blecher

CEO, Maharishi Institute Co-Founder, Branson School of Entrepreneurship

Michelle Levister Bozeman

Michelle Levister Bozeman

Sr. Practice Manager, Amazon
GMI Mentor

Kurt Friedmann

Kurt Friedmann

Co-Founder, Mentored Pathways

Debi Hamill

Debi Hamill

CEO, IAOP
Publisher, Pulse Magazine

Tom McGuire

Tom McGuire

GMI Advisory Board Chair
VP Digital & Analytics, Genpact
GMI Mentor

Billy Moore

Billy Moore

Dean, College of Business, Delta State University

YaTonya Cody Oliver

YaTonya Cody Oliver

Program Manager, Delta Airlines
GMI Mentor

David Rish

David Rish

Coach & Program Committee Member, New Enterprise Forum
GMI Mentor

Winnie Roberts

Winnie Roberts

Director, Global Incentive Compensation, Hilton
GMI Mentor

Subhojit Roye

Subhojit Roye

VP, Head of Alliances, Tech Mahindra
GMI Mentor

Wendy Shlensky

Wendy Shlensky

VP, Global Head PR & Analyst Relations, HGS

Scott Sommers

Scott Sommers

Sr. Director, Expedia

Rene Yoakum

Rene Yoakum

VP, Human Resources, Chief Customer Officer, Remitly