Meet Our Team

Ayesha Khanna, Founder

Ms. Khanna has worked across sectors and led nonprofit, for-profit and political organizations. She is a co-founder of Fuse Corps, a venture that matches experienced leaders with mayors to drive innovation. She co-led Atlanta Women for Obama in 2008 and was a senior member of an Atlanta mayoral campaign. She also led and transformed several leading nonprofit organizations after building healthcare centers in central India and beginning her career at Andersen Consulting LLP (now Accenture).

Megan Christenson, Senior Director

Megan oversees the general operations of the Civic Accelerator. As a social change and start-up enthusiast, Megan spent the past 9 years working alongside several early stage nonprofit and for-profit social ventures to develop scalable processes for growth and social impact.

Kathryn Gelder, Manager

Kathryn supports the operations, evaluation and marketing for the Civic Accelerator. With over nine years of experience across the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, Kathryn is passionate about helping social entrepreneurs grow their ventures.

Join our Team!

We are always looking for exceptional individuals to join our team.  Currently, we are seeking part-time pipeline development associates to support our venture recruitment efforts.  Learn more and apply .

Advisory Board

Adam Brotman

Chief Digital Officer, Starbucks

James Collins

Founding Partner, Eastwood Capital

Merrick Furst

Founder, Flashpoint

Rob Shelton

Global Innovation Practice Lead, PwC

Yolanda Seals-Coffield

Principle, Leader of the Employment Law Group, PwC

Women's Advisory Group

Joy Anderson

President & Founder, Criterion Institute

Anna Cunningham

Community Investments , Public Affairs , Starbucks Coffee Company

Wendy Diamond

Founder, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Courtney Martin

Author, Speaker, Blogger

Shannon Schuyler

President, PwC Charitable Foundation