Our Mission

Advance Social Innovation’s mission is to develop or adopt innovative & effective programs that ​support underrepresented communities including enterprises that serve these communities. HELP US BY DONATING OR VOLUNTEERING!

Our Core Values

We envision a world where all people regardless of their race, gender, and economic backgrounds have access to viable opportunities to pursue their dreams and build a better world for themselves and all.

Our Leadership

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Natalie Nasseri

​Founder & Interim Executive Director

Natalie has been trained at Cornell University as a Proactive Coach and at Columbia University as a strategist with an MBA.  As part of start-up team, she raised $17 million in series A and secured $70 million in series B, developed multi-million dollar projects to promote social entrepreneurship globally, and developed, trained, and coached large teams. As the Founder and Interim Executive Director of ASI, she is working with the Management Committee to ensure ASI accomplishes its impact and scalability goals. Natalie is also the founder of KZoom a groundbreaking company with a mission to promote entrepreneurship inclusion through innovative models and tools.

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Marina Keating

Head of Programs

Marina Keating has over 15 years of experience leading global customer facing functions (Professional Services, Customer Support & Success) in a number of technology companies in the US and Europe, most recently as Sr. Vice President Services and Support at Innovative Interfaces. With a focus on growing revenue, driving efficiency, developing staff and ensuring customer success she has led projects for companies that include Visa, JP Morgan Chase, Thomson Reuters, Safeway UK, New York Public Library and Bank of Ireland. Marina’s passion for inclusion, diversity and skill-based volunteering led her to join the ASI Management Advisory Committee in 2018.

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David McCraken

Head of Operations

Dave McCracken has worked in the biotechnology industry for 26 years. The majority of Dave’s work career was spent at Genentech where he worked in leadership roles in Manufacturing, Quality and Medical Affairs. Dave currently works for a small biotech company; Achaogen that is working to bring innovative antibacterials to treat multi-drug resistant, gram-negative infections. Dave’s passion in work is people, process, and technology – working to fit all of this together in a synchronous fashion to solve challenges and execute on the business goals.

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Issac Jayaraj

Head of Human Resources

Issac Jayaraj is an accomplished Human Resources leader with success in leading organizations through business transformations. A leader with drive and proven track record in creating, aligning and driving Talent strategy as a competitive differentiator. His experience spans several industries, including Hospitality, Consumer products, Software, Telecom, Financial Services and Energy Management. He has lived and worked in four countries. Currently he is a partner at IncuStart, a technology incubator.