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The Opportunity Collaboration is a global network of leaders dedicated to building sustainable solutions to poverty and injustice. We convene two 4-day collaborative summits, one in the United States and one in Mexico. Both are all-inclusive and uniquely designed to help you forge alliances and advance your organization’s social impact initiatives.

Management Team


Jorian Wilkins

Chief Operating Officer

After beginning her career as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company and earning her MBA from Stanford University, Jorian launched her first social venture, a civic club in Boulder, Colorado self-sustained by members hosting hundreds of cultural and educational community events. While becoming a mother to three sons, Jorian lived in Mexico, managed the #1 All-Inclusive Luxury Resort in the U.S., and eventually settled in California. She is proud to now co-captain the Opportunity Collaboration as Chief Operating Officer.


Topher Wilkins

Chief Executive Officer

Topher has been convening and connecting people for the purposes of social change for 15+ years, starting at the Highland City Club, a membership community of 300 change-makers in Boulder, Colorado. He managed Dunton Hot Springs, one of North America’s top all-inclusive resorts and retreat centers, and founded Conveners.org, a group of 150+ impact conferences and accelerators. Topher now leads the Opportunity Collaboration’s global network of 2,000+ nonprofit executives, for-profit social entrepreneurs, grant-makers, impact investors, corporates, media and academics building sustainable solutions to poverty and injustice.


Tracie Hudgins

Director of Registrations

Tracie has been a member of the Opportunity Collaboration team since its inaugural year and has been working in the field of microfinance and poverty alleviation for 9+ years.  In addition to the Opportunity Collaboration, Tracie is the Operations Manger for MCE Social Capital. Previously, she was an Executive Assistant for B&J Smith Associates, Executive Assistant for iNation, Executive Assistant (IT) for VistaCare, and Executive Assistant (Finance) for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Tracie graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

Every year I attend, I have an absolutely amazing week with tangible resources, both professionally and personally. This year was no exception. - EJ Jacobs, Program Director, Nduna Foundation, USA

Steering Committee

Akaya Windwood
President, Rockwood Leadership Institute
Britt Yamamoto
Executive Director & Founder, iLEAP
Diana Samarasan
Founding Executive Director, Disability Rights Funds
Fred de Sam Lazaro
Correspondent at PBS NewsHour-Director, Undertold Stories Project
Jackie VanderBrug
Managing Director, U.S. Trust
Jan Piercy
Senior Advisor, Enclude
Jerry Hildebrand
Founding Director, Social Innovation Lab, Lynn University
Karen Keating Ansara
Co-Founder & Chair, New England International Donors
Mark Muckerheide
(Ret.) Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Target
Marty Cordes
Co-Founder, Cordes Foundation
Mary Hedahl
Managing Director, MCE Social Capital
Ramon León
President and CEO, Latino Economic Development Center
Randall Kempner
Executive Director, ANDE
Regina Starr Ridley
Executive Director / Publisher, Bay Nature Institute
Ron Cordes
Co-Founder, Cordes Foundation
Sakena Yacoobi
Founder & Executive Director, Afghan Institute of Learning
Sam Vaghar
Executive Director, Millennium Campus Network
Sarah Borgman
Director, Skoll Community & Convenings, Skoll Foundation
Saul Garlick
President, More Than Me
Soushiant Zanganehpour
Founder & CEO, Swae.io
T. Jackson
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri
Founder & CEO, The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project