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 ... Read More » on streamlined features for the core product that supported an addition of hundreds of thousands 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 team as Program Director of GiveBackHack, where she has spearheaded its evolution, strengthening its sustainability as a premier launchpad for social innovation. Renowned for her hands-on approach with entrepreneurs, she's logged over 300 hours facilitating workshops, where she simplifies ... Read More » complex challenges and empowers mission-driven startups with tools and insights to achieve success. Her exceptional leadership skills were recognized when she was named in TechLife Comspark's 30 under 30 in 2019, and as a Woman Sparking Change in 2023. Drawing from fellowships with The Columbus Foundation and The Suddes Group, Emily champions the spirit of entrepreneurship and employs systems thinking to foster meaningful social change. When not mentoring the next generation of change-makers, Emily is an outdoor enthusiast, embracing adventures from hiking to rafting.
Owen Myers is an entrepreneur, researcher, and passionate curator of learning experiences. As GiveBackHack’s Curriculum Partner, he designs learning materials for GiveBackHack’s entrepreneurial education program. He strives to promote learning acuity by creating thoughtful learning experiences. He ... Read More » is a two-time graduate of GiveBackHack, where he built his company, TeachTo, to help special education teachers do more with less paperwork. Currently, he helps conduct research at the intersection of education and behavioral health with the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation.
Jack Demos is a dedicated professional with a rich and varied background, driven by a profound commitment to effecting positive change. Graduating with honors (Magna cum laude) from The Ohio State University, he earned a B.S. in Political Science and Government, which served as a strong foundation for ... Read More » his multifaceted journey. His leadership acumen is exemplified through his role as President of the Business for Good Club, where he pioneered the Business for Good Impact Program, connecting students with local social enterprises through internships. Jack holds a paralegal certificate from Boston University and completed research on comparative legal studies at the University of Oxford (St. Anne's College). Jack currently serves in various roles, as a litigation paralegal at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick; Program Coordinator at SEA Change; and Community Manager at GiveBackHack.
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 ... Read More » Ohio State students into reality. He is passionate about changing the world for better and always loves to 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 ... Read More » to help it expand its impact across the country. She currently works on the New Products team 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, ... Read More » Richard is an experienced Senior Financial Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the information 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.