Meet the Team

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Rita David

CEO and Co-Founder

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Richard Zreik

Chief Innovation Officer & Co-Founder

Daniel Wachter

Daniel Wachter

Advisor and Investor

Tina Wachter

Tina Wachter

Advisor and Investor

Pete Blackshaw

Pete Blackshaw


Our Esteemed Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

Our SME program exposes each innoVationGirl to a wide range of subjects that are not generally taught in schools, from anthropology to data science where she might discover her passion early. Our SMEs engage weekly with each innoVationGirl one-on-one via a 25 minute video chat to distill the expertise needed on a particular innovation project.

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Shane Meeker | Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian P&G | Founder of StoryMythos 

Sunny ParrPhilanthropic Strategy Leader | Kroger

Erika Judd | Director of Analytics 84.51

Amy Vaughan

Amy Vaughan | CEO Together Digital

Lucrecer BraxtonMarketing Manager at P&G Ventures

Holly O'Driscoll

Holly O’Driscoll | Former Global Design Thinking Leader P&G, Founder & CEO Ampersand Innovation

Shelley Heinen | Senior Operations Associate 84.51

Michaela Rawsthorn | Writer, Researcher & Founder, Mergen Consultants

Laura Koehler | Director, Marketing Sciences at Scoppechio

Kaitlyn Irvine | Interaction Designer | IDEO

Nick Nissley | President at Northwestern Michigan College

Catherine Williams | The marketing professional who is never afraid to ask questions

Thorsten Schroeder| Global Director, PMO


Josie Dalton | Program Manager at Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub

Lynn Howitz | Facility Engineering Manager – Cincinnati/Dayton Div at Kroger

Abby McInturf | Industrial Designer


Katie Mendrala | Senior Data Analyst at 84.51

Kim Post | Art Direction & Digital Design

Melanie Bowles | Lead Analytics Consultant at InfoTrust, LLC

Georgette Guzman | Customer Strategy & Application 84.51

Bob Ziek | President, ZSOURCE, LLC

Lori Lovell | Data Scientist at 84.51


Jodi Woffington | Experienced Executive Leadership with C-Level Marketing/Agency Background

Madeline Yurkoski | Associate Strategist, Lean Growth | Garage Group

Cheryl Nachbauer | Designer | Educator | Entrepreneur

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Katie Garry | Creative Strategist and Brand Storyteller at kg creative, llc

Marci Campbell | Creative and innovative Technology Product Manager

If you would like to join our awesome team of SMEs and make a difference in the lives of young girls we would love to hear from you.