our team

The ImpactNYCMedia (formerly Good-B) Team!

Please note: GoodBusinessNY has merged with ThatMattersLive web TV. We are now officially ImpactNYCMedia: “Media that Drives Social Change!”

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Monika for cc   Monika Mitchell -(Founder/Publisher/Ed-In-Chief): A serial social entrepreneur and award-winning writer, Monika wears many hats (stylish ones, of course, and an occasional Yankees hat)! Aside from publishing and editing the GoodBusinessNY digital journals, she is the creative coproducer for ImpactNYCMedia: MakeImpactNYC (Jan2014), NYC Social Innovation Festival (Feb-March 2015).  Monika is also the curator, coproducer & Anchor for ImpactNYCMedia NextGen web talk show: ThatMattersLive with that way cool techpreneur Shane Snipes! Together they interview (live weekly on the air) the leading startups, social innovators and entrepreneurs who do Good! Monika dreams BIG! Her background in nonprofit theatre, social good biz, serial entrepreneurship, and Wall Street finance help her in her quest to build a better world.  Named “Top 100 Thought Leader for Trustworthy Business” for the past 3 years by Trust Across America. Monika is a regular contributor to Huffington Post Impact, Green, Women, New York, Social Enterprise.

  yanti-press photoYanti Amos: (Contributing Editor, Producer) A serial entrepreneur, former legal eagle for Asian investment banks, yoga & martial arts expert, Yanti curates, writes, and produces ImpactNYCMedia/GoodBusinessNY events and publications. She says she is a good cook, but has never invited any of us over for dinner. Lol! She is a mega-talented fashionista, world traveler, and integral part of the ImpactNYCMedia team. She writes frequently on entrepreneurship, social innovation and women’s leadership.

Shane Snipes (Producer-TechPreneur-Social Media Director) The former Chief Technology Officer for the Environmental Defense Fund at the height of the tech boom, Shane is a one-man super duper producer. He can whip up a dashboard in under an hour, curate social media events for HP, strategize on software launches for Microsoft and producer amazingly funny and compelling original content for thatMattersLive – all in a day’s work, remaining cool and calm through it all. That rare combo of technology maverick with creative “genius”, we are thrilled and honored to have him on the iNYCMedia Team! A serial social entrepreneur, he created the 8 month EcoRoadTrip, crossing 48 states to do 1,000 interviews on sustainability in 2010. Despite his Fulbright scholarship, card-holding MBA, tech wizardry and having more Twitter followers than G-d, he is still a heck-of-alot of fun at parties, providing you get him home before midnight. :) superman75Ron Davison -Director of Operations (aka Good-b’s Right Arm): At every functioning small business, there is one person who keeps everything moving in the right direction. At Good-b, that someone is our resident champion, Ron! Basically, Ron does everything at Good-b & ThatMattersLive that you don’t see or don’t know you are seeing. He is our techie, tweeter, publisher, and our “token” midwesterner, hailing originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His favorite things include Belgian chocolate, all things tech, social media, and strong coffee!

Kenny GF Apr 2013 100Kenny Rivera -Senior Production Team -Director: Kenny is a Brooklyn born native who graduated with honors from the College of Staten Island with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Communications.  When he is not out and about shopping and dining at the latest trending NYC hotspots, he is traveling the country and nursing amusement parks addiction.  In a recent trip to California for a theme park tour, he made a pit stop at the Grammy museum to pay homage to his personal idol, Whitney Houston.  A passionate foodie, Kenny loves nothing more than indulging in Las Vegas’ #1 rated Bellagio buffet!

Mai GF Apr 2013 100                                        Larissa GF Apr 2013 100 Mai Dornelles                           Larissa Gomes Video Production Team: “The B Girls”: The Brazilian Dynamic Duo of Larissa & Mai have been best friends since the first grade. They grew up in Brasilia, Brazil and moved to New York to study digital film and media at the New York Film Academy. They partner with Good-b and ThatMatters Live as our video broadcasting and production team. CharlesRessler-photoCharles Ressler (Social Media Marketing) Charles aka “Mr. Las Vegas” is the quintessential Curator-of-Cool and a long-time advisor to GoodBusinessNY & now ImpactNYCMedia for social good initiatives from the west coast to the east. A Brooklyn, New York native, he has been co-opted by “Burning Man” wonders and Tony Hsieh’s delivering “Happiness.” Despite the Vegas fun, he still manages to report in and advise us at TML/GoodB either virtually or live on his trips back east.

Dori GF Apr 2013 100Dori O’DeaChantrese GF Apr 2013 100Chantrese Williams 

Our advisors: Chantrese & Dori:  We are happy that C&D stay-in-touch despite having moved on to other innovative projects!

Behind-the-Scenes at Good-b Gregg Peichyna -Tech Wizard: (AllTech Pros) Many things happen in the middle of the night at Good-b! That is when we update servers and generally smooth out operations. Gregg puts it all together and keeps us going somehow through every major tech calamity! (And there have been quite a few!)