ChangeMakers Podcast

  • ChangeMakers: Carla Javits

    • Friday, December 08, 2017
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    Carla Javits is President and CEO of REDF (The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund), a pioneering venture philanthropy galvanizing a national movement of social enterprises—purpose-driven, revenue-generating businesses that help people striving to overcome employment barriers get good jobs, keep tho
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  • ChangeMakers: Sgt. Len Edwards

    • Friday, November 17, 2017
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    There is more than one way for a child to come up missing, at least in the eyes of Ret. Memphis Police Sgt. Len Edwards. As executive director of Memphis-based Commission on Missing and Exploited Children (COMEC), he works not only with parents to find children who go missing physically, but also ch
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  • ChangeMakers: Moira Forbes

    • Thursday, October 26, 2017
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    Moira Forbes is the President and Publisher of ForbesWoman, a multi-media platform dedicated to successful women in business and leadership.
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  • ChangeMakers: Nick & Giles English of Bremont

    • Sunday, October 01, 2017
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    Life for Nick & Giles English changed significantly one clear day in March 1995. This accident turned into an ah-ha moment for the two brothers to use their dad's passion to engineer and craft the world's most beautiful watches and do good.
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  • ChangeMakers: Jason Little

    • Friday, September 15, 2017
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    In June 2014, Jason Little became only the fifth person since 1912 to serve as Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation's president and CEO.
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  • ChangeMakers: Dorothy Gunther Pugh

    • Monday, August 07, 2017
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    Dorothy Gunther Pugh is the CEO and Founding Artistic Director of Ballet Memphis, which she founded in 1986 with two dancers and a budget of $75,000. Today, the Company has 25 dancers, a budget of more than $4.4 million, and is opening a new multi-million dollar administrative and studio space in th
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  • ChangeMakers: Ephie Johnson

    • Monday, July 10, 2017
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    Ephie has a heart for the Memphis community, she is committed to the plight of the elimination of poverty through her service at NCC.
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  • ChangeMakers: Dr. Justin Lawhead

    • Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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    Dr. Justin Lawhead is the Dean of Students at The University of Memphis. A Pittsburgh native, Dr. Lawhead's twenty year higher education experience is across five institutions across the nation and is on a mission to create an integrity based class of young professionals who support innovate change
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  • ChangeMakers: Sally Heinz

    • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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    Sally Heinz came to MIFA in 2007 as Vice President of Development. In February of 2011, she became executive director, only the sixth person to hold that position in MIFA’s 43-year history. In 2016, her title was changed to President & CEO.
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  • ChangeMakers: Mauricio Calvo

    • Thursday, April 20, 2017
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    Mauricio Calvo serves as the Executive Director of Latino Memphis but his story begins in the bustling Mexico City, Mexico where he grew up among the 25 million residents who also call Mexico City home.
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  • ChangeMakers: Kayla Rodriguez Graff and Isaac Rodriguez

    • Tuesday, April 04, 2017
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    Kayla Rodriguez Graff and Isaac Rodriguez are Co-Founders of SweetBio, a Memphis-based medical device startup that will revolutionize healing because the world deserves to smile. Learn more about who they are as young professionals and entrepreneurs in our community.
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  • ChangeMakers: Ned Canty

    • Friday, March 10, 2017
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    Ned Canty is the General Director at Opera Memphis and has over 20 years of experience as an opera stage director.
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  • ChangeMakers: Cynthia Daniels

    • Thursday, February 09, 2017
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    There are few people who can match the drive and enthusiasm for social and community organizing that Cynthia Daniels has.
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  • ChangeMakers: Dr. John Smarrelli Jr.

    • Friday, January 20, 2017
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    Dr. John Smarrelli Jr. is the 22nd President of Christian Brothers University and its first permanent lay president. Over the past 25 years, he has served in senior administrative positions at Loyola University in Chicago, IL and Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY.
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  • ChangeMakers: Johnny Pitts

    • Friday, December 09, 2016
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    Johnny Pitts is Co-CEO of Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, Founder of cityCURRENT, and community philanthropist.
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  • ChangeMakers: Dr. Manny Ohonme

    • Friday, October 21, 2016
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    Over 30 years ago, on a hot summer afternoon in Lagos, Nigeria, a missionary from Wisconsin approached a young African boy and invited him to enter a contest where the prize was a pair of shoes. That day, Dr. Manny Ohonme's life trajectory was forever changed.
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  • ChangeMakers: Reggie Davis

    • Friday, September 09, 2016
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    Reggie Davis is the Executive Director of Streets Ministries. On this ChangeMakers episode, Reggie shares the importance of his faith, racial justice, the world and unconscious biases, and how we need to collaborate to move our city.
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  • ChangeMakers: Jenny Koltnow

    • Friday, July 22, 2016
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    Jenny Koltnow is the Director of Communications and Community Relations and Customer Satisfaction for AutoZone, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. She manages everything from internal stakeholder engagement, to government relations, to corporate social responsibility.
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  • ChangeMakers: Bill Courtney

    • Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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    Business Owner, Author, Philanthropist, and Football Coach,as seen in the Oscar-winning documentary, Undefeated.
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  • ChangeMakers: Dr. Sarah Petschonek

    • Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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    Dr. Sarah Petschonek is founder and CEO of Volunteer Odyssey.
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  • ChangeMakers: Stacy McCall

    • Monday, May 23, 2016
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    Believing in the importance of the “two Cs” – culture and communication – Stacy, President & CEO of ServiceMaster by Stratos, has developed a strong internal culture at ServiceMaster by Stratos through open communication channels based on core values like integrity, accountability and respect.
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  • ChangeMakers: Daphne Large

    • Thursday, April 21, 2016
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    Daphne Large is President and CEO of the Memphis based Data Facts, which provides trusted information to make sound hiring, lending and other business decisions.
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  • ChangeMakers: Marlon Foster

    • Tuesday, April 05, 2016
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    Reverend Marlon Foster is the founder and executive director of Knowledge Quest, a Memphis nonprofit that equips youth to maximize their potential through intellectual and character development.
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  • ChangeMakers: Michael Drake

    • Saturday, February 20, 2016
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    Michael Drake is the founder, chairman and CEO of masterIT. As a native Memphian, Michael reflects on his roots, what he learned as a young professional, and his mission of inspiring young professionals, providing opportunity to those who need it most, and shining a light on mental health.
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