OUR MISSION

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Andrew Benedict-Nelson

Andrew Benedict-Nelson is a founder and managing director of GreenHouse. Drawing upon his background as an historian and journalist, he has since 2011 worked with his colleagues to deepen his understanding of social norms and social change across a wide variety of sectors. As an Innovator-in-Residence at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, he has played a key role deploying these ideas in the education of future advocates for the greater good. In particular, he has worked to integrate insights into the social determinants of health into the education of health care professionals through the development of the first advanced practice nursing program in a school of social work, which launched in 2016. A writer and editor, his work has appeared in the LA Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, and other venues.

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 Andrew Leitner

Leitner is a founder and managing director of GreenHouse, The Center of Social Innovation. He is also Innovator in Residence at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, Bretton Woods II Fellow at New America, and founder and director of UX for Good, Leitner founded and ran Insight Labs and social sector initiatives related to job training, youth development, public policy and basic human needs. He also founded and ran private sector consultancies oriented to public affairs and cause marketing, worked for fourteen years as a political strategist, lobbyist and public affairs consultant, and worked for seven years as a political and government affairs reporter. A more detailed bio is available here.

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