Meet our Team
The ebullient Suzy Bureau (as she was referred to in TechCrunch) is dedicated to building impactful communities and products.
She honed her technology & startup chops as the first product-specific employee at CoverMyMeds, an HIT startup that grew to be Ohio’s first unicorn acquisition. Suzy focused on streamlined features for the core product that supported an addition of hundreds of thousands ... Read More » of users (a 5x user base increase), then focused on commercializing new products, becoming the Senior Product Owner on two multi-million dollar initiatives.
From there, as the Founder of GiveBackHack, Suzy brought a vision of how to bridge the gap between technology, social impact and sustainable entrepreneurship to life with a volunteer-based team of 50+ across the United States. As of February 2019, GiveBackHack has helped vet over 80 social impact concepts into prototyped products and provided over $75,000 in initial funding to take them to next steps.
In addition to GiveBackHack, Suzy is the Founder of Manufacturing Success, where she consults with clients to drive programs that create a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship within organizations with clients from 200 employees to Fortune 50.
In her free time, Suzy has enjoyed facilitating thousands of individuals at startup events across the globe - from Startup Weekend in Mexico City to Startup Extreme in Norway & more.
Suzy was honored as the first “Create Columbus Visionary” award recipient via resolution by Columbus City Council and the Create Columbus Commission. She was also selected as one of the top 40 Under 40 Professionals in Columbus by Business First.
Emily leads the GiveBackHack HQ team as our Program Manager. She spends her time building the social impact launchpad at GiveBackHack, coaching social entrepreneurs, and empowering communities through facilitating workshops and events.
As a coach, mentor, and facilitator Emily empowers others to understand that they already have everything they need to be successful. She has logged over 100 hours as a ... Read More » GiveBackHack facilitator and is known for her ability to energize and engage her audience. Her coaching super power is helping entrepreneurs simplify their biggest challenges.
Emily is a Program Manager by day and a Social Innovation enthusiast by night. She is passionate about leveraging systems thinking to build sustainable solutions, creating true social impact in our communities. Previously she has spent time in fellowships with The Columbus Foundation and The Suddes Group, facilitated leadership development programs, and lead a team of over 30 employees.
Outside of work she loves to get outside - hiking, climbing, biking, and kayaking whenever she can.
Jim is a full-stack web and mobile software developer. Jim is currently Director of Product & Engineering, leading one of the core innovation products at CoverMyMeds, one of the fastest growing healthcare IT companies. Prior to that, Jim worked at Ohio State to help bring the official mobile app for Ohio State students into reality. He is passionate about changing the world for better and always loves to ... Read More » learn from those around him.
Louisa Lee is a Venture for America fellow and a recovering Art History major from Williams College. She has a background in startups and the non-profit space, which naturally evolved into a passion for social enterprise. She jumped onto the GiveBackHack organizing team in early 2015 and is excited to help it expand its impact across the country.
She currently works on the New Products team ... Read More » at CoverMyMeds, a health tech startup in Columbus, OH.
Richard is the GiveBackHack Finance & Accounting superhero that we need. He focuses on supporting the team in these areas to help social enterprises succeed. As a member of the Project Board, Richard is pioneering our Finance & Accounting systems and processes.
Beyond the great attitude, Richard is an experienced Senior Financial Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the information ... Read More » technology and services industry. He's skilled in Budgeting, Accounting, Management, PeopleSoft, and Financial Reporting. Richard is a strong finance professional with a MAcc focused in Accounting from The Ohio State University.
In addition to being a rockstar in these ways, Richard is a passionate fan of board games. Ask him about some of his faves.