Our Team

Our Team

JULIE MCBRIDE

FOUNDER AND CEO

WASHINGTON, DC

Julie McBride is a thought leader in the field of social franchising and was recently named one of “Five Innovative Consultants that are changing the world” in Inc. Magazine. Julie’s experience using the franchise model to scale social businesses spans 20 years, five continents, and several industries including healthcare, water, sanitation, agribusiness, clean energy, and education. She was instrumental in designing and operating PSI’s pioneering reproductive health franchise in Pakistan (Green Star) and supported the expansion of social franchises into 27 additional countries. As a franchise consultant at MSA Worldwide Julie helped social business owners and NGOs design and execute franchise systems. In her most recent venture as founder and CEO of Stage Six, Julie is building and supporting a portfolio of investment-ready social franchises across a range of sectors and geographies. Her efforts to inform and inspire potential actors in this field have included several high profile speaking engagements and publications. Julie earned her Masters in Public Health from New York University and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington. 

ANDREA MOONEY

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

BOSTON

Andrea Mooney has more than a decade of experience working in global and domestic health and social justice. She applies a social marketing lens to socioeconomic and political determinants of wellbeing in order to create more equitable enabling environments to tackle racial injustice, gender gaps and poverty.

KELLI SCHROEDER

INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR

WASHINGTON, DC

Prior to joining Stage Six, Kelli Schroeder lead international business development for publicly traded, $3B Franchisor, Wingstop Restaurants International (NYSE: WING). Kelli also served as the VP of International Franchise Development for Jibu, a safe drinking water franchise. While overseeing international expansion efforts, Kelli successfully launched the brand in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and The Democratic Republic of Congo. During her tenure at Chili’s Grill & Bar, Kelli established new franchise partnerships throughout Central & South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. Kelli also served as a Public Relations Senior Account Executive for Omnicom Group – The Zimmerman Agency, where she represented global hospitality brands including Hard Rock Hotels, the country of Aruba, Palace Resorts, and Party City. Kelli is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE), holds a Certificate in Franchise Management from Georgetown University, an International MBA from Escuela de Administraction de Empresas (EAE Business School) and two Bachelor of Arts degrees from The University of Alabama. She is fluent in Spanish.

CHRIS WINSLOW

INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ADVISOR

WASHINGTON, DC

Mr. Winslow started out his career as a diplomat working with both the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce.  He then went back to school (MBA:  Denver University) and began what has turned out to be a long career in international franchising.  He has worked on all sides of the international equation; turning US brands who happen to have international operations into Global brands who happen to have their HQS in the US. A fundamental shift on how the brands think and operate. He has served as a Regional Manager, Director, Vice President, Managing Director and President working with various concepts.   He has had the pleasure of living and working in Morocco, Venezuela, Belgium, Greece, Hong Kong, China, and the United Kingdom spending almost 20 years outside the US. During his career he has been charged with the responsibility for sales and operations on 6 continents in over 60 countries. He has been responsible for directing and managing all aspects of businesses from overseeing start-ups to serving on the management team of large companies.   Assigned broad global P&L responsibility, he has been in charge of operating budgets ranging from $1 to $100 million and owned > 300 stores in 3 countries along with growing one brands international presence to over 600 units abroad. Regarding international business development, he has worked with companies such as UPS, FedEx, JC Penney, e-Bay, Xerox, American Express and Microsoft expanding their product lines abroad.

KATIE MINEHART

 PROJECT MANAGER

WASHINGTON, DC

Katie is a young professional in her final year of undergraduate studies at American University. During her undergraduate career, Katie has interned with various government bodies and NGOs and has lived and worked in Africa and Europe. In addition to implementing a CRM system to track Stage Six’s clients and donors, Katie is currently interning in the Advocacy Department of Freedom House where she conducts outreach to Congressional offices, tracks Congressional activity relating to democracy issues, and maintains an internal contact database of over 1000 clients in Salesforce. Katie has previous experience working with human rights advocacy firms in Belgium and Kenya where she facilitated the publication of advocacy resources and supported fundraising and outreach initiatives. She has also provided logistical and administrative support to projects within the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Mission to the UN. Katie will receive her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a focus on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Sub-Saharan Africa in May, 2020.

THERESA KOZELKA

DIGITAL MARKETING ANALYST

WASHINGTON, DC

While working closely with social entrepreneurs and young changemakers from around the world, Theresa became inspired to amplify their voices and stories. Theresa is passionate about sharing the stories of these global leaders through written word, video and graphics. She currently works directly with social entrepreneurs from all over the MENA region to enhance their community engagement, build their international networks and spread the word about their work. Prior to her work with the MENA region, Theresa spent 2+ years working as a Youth in Development Volunteer for Peace Corps Thailand. During her time in Thailand, Theresa worked with local government authorities and community organizations to create leadership opportunities for local youth with an additional emphasis on gender equality and empowerment. She also co-developed a local Youth Council, which functions to give young people a voice in government. Theresa graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Philosophy and a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies.

BRADLEY HESLOP

FRANCHISE ADVISOR

NAIROBI, KENYA

Bradley is a serial entrepreneur driven to prove business as a force for positive social change. In everything he does Bradley aims to create freedom from injustices and social barriers so that people can, under their own strength, achieve their potential. 

For the last 7 years Bradley has applied himself to developing social businesses with and for vulnerable communities in sub-Saharan Africa. His aim is to support communities to realise their potentials by addressing their own issues sustainably through business. Bradley is Founder and Managing Director – Africa of WSV, a social franchisor and consultancy which develops community businesses for communities living on under $5 a day. WSV has developed three social franchises which impact on health, education and the economy, and scaled to over 250 businesses in 4 countries.

Bradley is a speaker, mentor and life-long student. He has received significant recognition for his drive and passion for positive cultural change, including being ranked 5th in the Top 100 Future Leaders publication.

ADAM BOXER

FRANCHISE ADVISOR

LONDON, UK

Adam is an innovator and entrepreneur who uses business thinking and frugal innovation to work with people to tackle the most important problems that hold communities back from their potential. For the last 8 years, Adam has focussed on developing social enterprises in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, India and the UK. 

Adam is currently the co-Founder and UK Managing Director of WSV, a social franchisor and consultancy which develops community businesses for communities living on under $5 a day. WSV has developed three social franchises which impact on health, education and the economy, and scaled to over 250 businesses in 4 countries. Adam’s role focuses on product and business model development, as well as leading WSV’s consultancy work.

Most recently, Adam led WSV’s work as a core partner in the creation of ZayoHub Zambia. A social enterprise and the largest TRANSFORM (Unilever and DfID) funded project to date. Adam has an ability to analyse and understand problems, then guide people to develop innovative solutions. This, combined with an approach which inspires energy in those around him, ensures quality solutions that work for everyone.

O’MARA TAYLOR

SOCIAL FINANCE INTERN

OXFORD, UK

O’Mara has worked for almost a decade at the intersection of social good and business. She has extensive experience with multi-stakeholder program development, evaluation, operations, and strategy at health organizations in the US, UK, Latin America, and Asia. Currently studying for an MBA at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School as a Rotary Global Grant Scholar and Forté Fellow, O’Mara is particularly interested in how social enterprises can use impact-driven business models to effect more substantial and sustainable change.

JAY SHETH

SYSTEMS & DATA ANALYST

CHAPEL HILL, NC

Jay is a rising senior at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and is passionate about using technology to create sustainable solutions for communities. Over the course of his college career, Jay has interned with the Albuquerque City Government working on mental health training for public safety officials and also worked on various technology projects with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, he spent a semester doing policy research and project development in his home state of West Virginia. Jay will receive his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science May, 2021.