TEAM

dennis whittle

Core Belief


Everyone should have an equal chance to be heard and to achieve.

Feedback Superpower


Turning voices into conversations.

Management Mantra


You don’t need my permission, but you do need to ensure it is spectacular.

Dennis Whittle

Chief Executive Officer
dennis@feedbacklabs.org

Dennis co-founded and leads Feedback Labs. He has worked for over 30 years in international aid and philanthropy. He is a co-founder of GlobalGiving, the first global crowdfunding website, where he was CEO from 2000 to 2010. GlobalGiving has mobilized over $320 million for 19,000 projects in 170 countries, fueled by hundreds of thousands of individual donors and 225 leading companies and foundations.

From 1986-2000, Dennis was an economist at the World Bank, where he worked in Indonesia, Russia, Papua New Guinea, and Niger on agriculture, housing reform, energy efficiency, structural adjustment, and innovation. His New Products Team created the Innovation and Development Marketplaces in the late 1990s.

Dennis is currently a Visiting Scholar at New York University and has in the past served as Executive Chairman of Ashoka Changemakers, Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University, Professor of the Practice and Entrepreneur in Residence at UNC-Chapel Hill, Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development, and economist at USAID and the Asian Development Bank. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar, and of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.
Megan Campbell

Core Belief


Local government is an underutilized key to closing feedback loops.

Feedback Superpower


Making implicit assumptions explicit

Management Mantra


Hold strong opinions lightly.

 

Megan Campbell

Director of Research and Learning
mcampbell@feedbacklabs.org

Megan helps to set the learning objects and agenda for Feedback Labs by helping determine the right questions to ask, and how we should ask them. She manages the blog and other writing, and leads research and experimentation.

A systems design engineer by training, Megan has over a decade of experience promoting adaptive implementation in international development. She lived for five years in Malawi, working with Engineers Without Borders Canada to help national and local government officers experiment and develop new ways to improve water and sanitation service delivery. As Co-Director of EWB’s program in Malawi, Megan focused on finding ways to strengthen formal and informal feedback loops in the Malawian water and sanitation sector. She firmly believes that helping information travel within a system is a key prerequisite for learning and iterative improvement.

Upon her return to Canada Megan took on the management of Engineers Without Borders’ incubation portfolio. In that role, Megan mentored and supported early stage social enterprises working to transform service delivery in Sub-Saharan Africa. More recently, Megan worked with the Global Delivery Initiative secretariat at the World Bank to promote a common language with which to explore service delivery challenges and solutions. Megan is an Action Canada fellow and advisor to Fail Forward, and cheers with futility for the Toronto Blue Jays. She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

meg

Core Belief


The people we often underestimate are the most capable agents of change.

Feedback Superpower


Cultivating action on skills people have yet to discover.

Management Mantra


Leaders clear the path for others to run down.

 

Meg VanDeusen

Senior Manager of Operations and Finance
meg@feedbacklabs.org

Meg oversees the admin, finance, and day-to-day operations of the Labs. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, Meg spent two years working in education systems abroad. She likes to think about how classroom engagement strategies translate into the feedback field and the role that listening plays in the co-creation of development programs.

As a lifelong student of culture and community, Meg has conducted research on women and girls and directed education projects across the globe including Amsterdam, Uganda, India, and Malaysia. Meg graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain scholar with a B.A. in Anthropology and Women's Studies. Following graduation she served as the On Site Administrator at Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project, a residential school and poverty alleviation program in rural India. Most recently, as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in rural Malaysia, Meg focused on increasing female student voice in her classrooms and collaborated with the Islamic State Police to create a girl’s leadership program. In her spare time, Meg can be found experimenting with new recipes, on hiking adventures, or keeping tabs on her former students.

 

Brad Dudding

Senior Fellow 

As a Chief Impact Officer, Brad provides strategic advice and creative insight into the into the Feedback Summit, the Labs’ infrastructure, and the feedback field’s movement towards defining the incentives and tools for organizations to develop good closed feedback loops with the people they seek to serve. Brad Dudding is the Chief Operating Officer at the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), a member of the FBL community. He oversees CEO’s financial, MIS, transitional job and human resource operations and works closely with the Executive Director on organizational strategy and management operations. Prior to joining CEO, Mr. Dudding worked at the NYC Office of Management and Budget, under the direction of Mindy Tarlow. Mr. Dudding also served as a Municipal Financial Analyst at the New York State Controller’s Office and was responsible for overseeing the budgets of New York City’s uniformed agencies.

meg

Core Belief


The people we often underestimate are the most capable agents of change.

Feedback Superpower


Cultivating action on skills people have yet to discover.

Management Mantra


Leaders clear the path for others to run down.

 

Camila Camborda

Operations Analyst
camila@feedbacklabs.org

Camila supports Feedback Labs' core operations, both on a day to day and strategic basis. Having just finished a year long fellowship at GlobalGiving, she is passionate about rethinking the current international development system, as well as creating solutions for the everyday work of managing a nonprofit. A new DC transplant, she graduated from Boston University with degrees in Economics and International Relations, and spent time working in education reform, local organizing, and college financial aid. In her spare time she enjoys doing yoga, biking to the library and searching for the city's best donut.

Core Belief


Understanding opposing opinions is necessary in developing your own.

Management Mantra


Effective leading must coincide with effective listening.

Cait O’Connell


Summer Associate - FBL’s Storyteller

Cait adds to the Feedback Labs teem in communications, helping create and oversee social media content and experimenting on marketing strategies. She is currently a third year student at University of Notre Dame, studying Political Science and Public Policy. With an interest in political philosophy and the interworking of varying government structures, she believes wholeheartedly that feedback is the key to citizen empowerment and successful governance. She was incredibly excited to expand on this knowledge at the Labs, where her passion towards civic engagement and constituent voice can be amplified in the innovative setting of Feedback Labs and its work. While new to DC, Cait’s interest in domestic politics and love of US history makes DC the ideal place to spend a summer. In her spare time she enjoys reading, attempting to cook, and enjoying the city!

Core Belief


Listen, discover, and share knowledge to amplify impact

Feedback Superpower


Catalyzing connections between thinkers and leaders

Management Mantra


Consider the other perspective

Elizabeth Stockton

Summer Associate - Summit Production Intern

Elizabeth is a rising junior and Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is pursuing a major in business administration with an emphasis in consulting and an interest in social entrepreneurship. As an education minor, Elizabeth spent last summer working with the Amy Foundation, a non-profit working to supplement the education of children and young adults in the townships of Cape Town, South Africa. This experience evoked a continued passion for alleviating poverty and empowering individuals through educational opportunity as well as the desire to understand how to make the nonprofit and public sector more effective around the world and domestically. Fascinated by the intersection of business acumen and social impact, Elizabeth is excited to join Feedback Labs team as the Summit Production Intern. She is looking forward to learning from the team and seeing how feedback and the 2018 Summit can continue to have a positive impact on leaders, systems, and organizations from around the world. Elizabeth is enjoying her time in DC where she likes to actively explore her new surroundings with friends and to take advantage of all the opportunities that DC has to offer.

Core Belief


People themselves are the best experts about their lives.

Feedback Superpower


Amplifying the voices of the community in an accessible and engaging way

Management Mantra


Embrace constructive criticism

Annmarie Hamburgen

FBL Storyteller

Annmarie creates video and visual elements to push forward the Feedback Labs mission. She has always been enthusiastic about innovation, creativity and progressive thinking and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship with a minor in Computer Science at the University of Rochester. She has been a successful youtube content creator and artist for the past 10 years and recently co-founded a startup textbook trading platform for students at her university. Beyond her interest in entrepreneurship and design, Annmarie is an avid hiker and mountain biker who takes every opportunity to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.

Core Belief


Every development conversation should start by asking “why?”

Feedback Superpower


Clarifying the opaque

Management Mantra


Turn judgements into curiosity.

Diana Fernholz

Project Specialist

Diana spends her time at the Labs supporting Megan and Dennis in developing Feedback Labs’ strategy for sustainable growth. She is excited to explore the different ways to promote constituent voice as the expected thing.

Diana is a second-year student at the Tufts Fletcher School, where she is exploring human security issues as well as the role of international organizations in an ever-changing political environment. She was born and raised in New Hampshire but has spent much of her time living and working in Washington, DC. There, she worked for a variety of non-profit organizations, including the Results for Development Institute and Ashoka. She also spent time working with the Deshpande Foundation in Karnataka, India as a communications fellow. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new workouts, hosting dinner parties, and working in her garden.