Mentorsphere™

Leveraging the knowledge and experience of mentors is a valuable tool for personal and professional growth. UIF supports this core principle through our Mentorsphere(TM) -- a curated virtual community where individuals and organizations can connect with mentors from industry, government, and higher education.

JESS AMES

Blue Bell, PA

Availability: Flexible
Expertise: Fundraising, social media, marketing, public relations
Ideal Audience: Elementary - University Students
Current Venture: Angel Flight East (Non-Profit)
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MARTIE BERNICKER

Wayne, PA

Availability: Varies
Expertise: Public speaking, Non-profit, Emotional health, Counseling
Ideal Audience: Elementary - University Students
Current Venture: SpeakUp (Non-Profit)
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NOEL BILLINGSLEY

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Flexible
Expertise: Commercial Lending, Banking, Portfolio Management, Finance
Ideal Audience: High School - University Students
Current Venture: Palturai
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ROHAN BROWN

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Flexible
Expertise: Branding, Pitching, Network marketing, Business model planning
Ideal Audience: High School - University Students
Current Venture: Barley Sober

JOE BURDO

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Flexible
Expertise: Business Planning and Strategy, Customer Interviews, Pitching Best Practices
Ideal Audience: High School - University Students
Current Venture: Neurotinker
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TOM COGHLAN

Newtown Square, PA

Availability: Varies
Expertise: Entrepreneurship, online education, accounting, finance, business development, small business use of technology
Ideal Audience: Elementary - University Students
Current Venture: Appitur

DANIEL COUSER

Downington, PA

Availability: Varies
Expertise: Neuroscience Educator, Neuroscience, Researcher, Public Speaking
Ideal Audience: Elementary - University Students
Current Venture: C.A.L.M.
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ANTHONY DEESE

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Varies
Expertise: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Higher Education, Public Speaking.
Ideal Audience: Elementary - University Students
Current Venture: Cloud Mind Solutions
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JACLYN DIGREGORIO

Springfield, PA

Availability: Flexible
Expertise: Health & Fitness, Social Media, App Development Process, Author, Speaker, Marketing, Business Strategist
Ideal Audience: Students
Current Venture: Clarity & Action Consulting
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RYAN EPPLEY

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Varies
Expertise: Public Speaking, Critical Thinking, Business Development, Collaboration, and Empathy-driven Solutions.
Ideal Audience: Elementary - University Students
Current Venture: REC Philly
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CAROLYN FISHER

Warminster, PA

Availability: Flexible
Expertise: Business teacher, retail, event planning, fundraising
Ideal Audience: Elementary - University Students
Current Venture: Centennial Foundation (Non-Profit)
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EVAN HAJAS

Malvern, PA

Availability: Flexible
Expertise: Social Media, Marketing, Brand Management, E-Commerce, Sales
Ideal Audience: Elementary - University Students
Current Venture: Bohdi Rings
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ELLEN HAMILTON

Boston, MA

Availability: Remote
Expertise: E-commerce, Business Planning, Retail, Sales, Product development
Ideal Audience: High School - University Students
Current Venture: ChemoCozy
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MATTHEW HOPE

Scranton, PA

Availability: Remote
Expertise: Public Health, Medical Data
Ideal Audience: High School - University Students
Current Venture: Summa
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NIKKI JOHNSON

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Varies
Expertise: Patent Law, Tax Law, Public Speaking, Leadership and Community Outreach
Ideal Audience: High School - University Students
Current Venture: Donafy

MARTY KENNY

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Varies
Expertise: Leadership, Team Building, Training Management, Non-profit
Ideal Audience: High School - University Students
Current Venture: The Weekly Fight
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JENNY HEITLER-KLEVANS

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Flexible
Expertise: Music Entertainment, Grant writing, Fundraising, Running a board
Ideal Audience: Elementary - University Students
Current Venture: Pickleberry Pie

BEVERLY MOSKOWITZ

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Varies
Expertise: Occupational Therapist, Speaker, Leadership, Curriculum development
Ideal Audience: High School - University Students
Current Venture: Real OT Solutions
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MARY FISCHER NASSIB

Malvern, PA

Availability: Flexible
Expertise: Financial Services, Wealth Management, Leadership, Coaching, Sales Strategy, Philanthropy
Current Venture: Sow Good Now
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CANON PATTILLO

Northfield, NJ

Availability: Varies
Expertise: Emerging technology, former Naval Officer, strategy, business intelligence
Ideal Audience: Elementary - University Students
Current Venture: Inflection Learning
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COLLEEN PHILBIN

Wayne, PA

Availability: Varies
Expertise: Public Speaking, Non-Profit, Emotional Health, Social Work
Ideal Audience: Elementary - University Students
Current Venture: SpeakUp!
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MICHELLE PISTONE

Villanova, PA

Availability: Varies
Expertise: Teaching, Refugee and Immigration Law, Legal Research, Human Rights, Policy Analysis, Public Policy, Public Speaking, TEDx Host
Ideal Audience: High School - University Students
Current Venture: VIISTA
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STEVE POPIELARSKI

Devon, PA

Availability: Varies
Expertise: Medical Devices, Business Development, Cross-functional team leadership, Engineering
Ideal Audience: High School - University Students
Current Venture: Thermaquil
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EVAN PORTER

Scranton, PA

Availability: Remote
Expertise: Public Health, Medical Data
Ideal Audience: High School - University Students
Current Venture: Summa
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STACY RABBINO

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Varies
Expertise: Patent Law, Tax Law, Public Speaking, Leadership and Community Outreach
Ideal Audience: Elementary - University Students
Current Venture: Donafy
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ARIEL RAMIREZ

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Flexible
Expertise: Branding, Pitching, Network marketing, Business model planning
Ideal Audience: University Students
Current Venture: SAGE

BERNHARD RITZ

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Flexible
Expertise: Branding, Pitching, Network marketing, Business model planning, Building a Team, Leadership
Ideal Audience: University Students
Current Venture: Palturai

MELISSA ROWE

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Varies
Expertise: Scholarship Writing and College Coaching
Ideal Audience: High School Students
Current Venture: Capture Greatness!
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DIENA SEEGER

Somers Point, NJ

Availability: Flexible
Expertise: Bootstrapping, business strategy, corporate development, leadership and finding your niche, sales
Ideal Audience: Elementary - University Students
Current Venture: iBalans LLC
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REBECCA SIMON

Atlanta, GA

Availability: Remote
Expertise: Team Building, Social Media, Project Management, Accounting and Finance
Ideal Audience: Elementary - University Students
Current Venture: Gradeboost
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ERIK SKANTZE

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Flexible
Expertise: Leadership, Technical Knowledge
Ideal Audience: University Students
Current Venture: Device Kat

DARBY SMITH

Los Angeles, CA

Availability: Remote
Expertise: IT, Project Management, Business Analytics
Ideal Audience: Elementary - University Students
Current Venture: Gradeboost
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MICHELLE VONPLATO

Penn Valley, PA

Availability: Limited
Expertise: Retail and Merchandising, Strategic Planning, Product Development Executive Leadership
Ideal Audience: High School - University Students
Current Venture: The Woman’s Report and VP of Apparel at ROC Nation
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IAN WILSON

Valley Forge, PA

Availability: Flexible
Expertise: Sales and Operations, Social Media
Ideal Audience: Elementary - University Students
Current Venture: Valley Forge Coffee Reserve
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TIFFANY YAU

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Flexible
Expertise: Non-Profit leadership, Public Speaking, Social entrepreneurship
Ideal Audience: Students
Current Venture: Fulphil (Non-Profit)
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HELEN ZHANG

Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Flexible
Expertise: Chemistry, Materials Science, Pitch Best Practices, Beta Testing, Managing a team
Ideal Audience: High School - University Students
Current Venture: Distat Co.