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Washington DC Social | How We’re Meeting the Current Moment, Hosted by John Hecklinger

Thursday, June 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Washington DC Social | How We’re Meeting the Current Moment, Hosted by John Hecklinger

Thursday, June 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT


Two years of unprecedented isolation and uncertainty have made our communities more atomized than ever before. In the spirit of beginning the work of bridging those divides that the pandemic deepened, we’re excited to be able to provide an in-person space for our Washington, D.C., members to safely mingle to discuss the major shifts we’ve seen in our work and social lives over the past months and years.

Join us at this in-person social mixer hosted by NationSwell Council member John Hecklinger, the president and CEO of the Global Fund for Children. This event is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other Council members and discuss the changes you’ve seen in your businesses, relationships, and personal lives as of late, as well as the strategies you’ve developed to respond to this singular moment.

In the spirit of extending community, guests are welcome! If you know any great folks who’d add to, or gain from our gathering, or who might be interested in learning more about the Council, please have them RSVP to join. RSVPs and guest invites are not transferable.

COVID-19 In-Person Policy

The health and safety of our NationSwell members, staff, and community is incredibly important to us. In order to keep everyone safe, we require proof of full vaccination from everyone in attendance at the event. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least 14 days after receiving the final vaccine in a one- or two-shot protocol with a vaccine approved by the FDA or WHO (including emergency use authorization). We also encourage all attendees, presenters, and staff to wear a mask when in the event space and not actively eating or drinking

For more information, you can view our Health and Safety Policy here.

See who’s coming…

Alina Liao


Founder, Zenit

Colin Steele


Senior Project Analyst

Dan Vogel

Center for Public Impact, BCG Foundation


Erin Essenmacher


President & Chief Strategy Officer

Howard Pyle

Experience Futures

SVP Customer Design Experience

Kali Cyrus

Dynamics of Difference PLLC


Mary Beth Bruggeman

The Mission Continues


Melvin Brennan



Monique Garcia Rizer

Nell Callahan

Frontwood Strategies

Founder, Frontwood Strategies

Nimisha Ganesh


CoFounder and COO

Rosye Cloud

The College Promise Campaign

Executive Vice President, The College Promise Campaign

Stephanie Holland

American Chemical Society

Director, Advertising Sales & Marketing, American Chemical Society

Ted Chiodo


Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Thaler Pekar

Thaler Pekar & Partners

CEO, Thaler Pekar & Partners_CEO, Thaler Pekar & Partners

Tory Clarke

Bridge Partners

Co-Founder + Partner, Bridge Partners

Tracy Jaffe

The Acceleration Project


Upcoming Events

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Thursday, June 16, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Dacha Beer Garden (Shaw)
1600 7th Street Northwest
Washington DC, DC 20001 United States
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Event Format
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Council Members
Washington, DC