Dedicated mentors creating a record of success.
Meet the team committed to implementing change in the Chicago area!
Ms. Moore is the engineer and successful entrepreneur who is the brains behind the Calculated Genius operation. She has the operational understanding, as well as the leadership skills that will help shape all program participants into leaders as well.
Ms. Mullen is the onsite grant writer and fundraiser. She also takes a special interest in nurturing the participants' creative sides by putting together interesting and educational curriculum.
With a career consisting of 20 years as an executive in two Fortune 100 companies and another 20 years owning a turnaround management firm Mr. Schwartz offers insight to students as to the 'hows' of creating and running a business.
Yolanda Swan is Managing Director in the Accenture Digital practice with a focus on Digital Content Services. Yolanda leads business integration & solutioning for the Accenture Interactive Digital Content Offering. She has 20 years of delivery and management experience and is responsible for leading sales pursuits and shaping Accenture’s most complex digital marketing programs. In her role, she is responsible for business integration, solution architecture, service design/stand-up, and offering development in support of new business development and digital service delivery.
Yolanda holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Spelman College. She resides in Frankfort, IL with her husband, Kevin and two sons, Kevin Jr. and Kaleb. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with the family and traveling.
Gabriela Garcia currently serves as Director for the US DOT Great Lakes Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) at the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC), the leading Hispanic business, networking, advocacy and development organization in Illinois. In this role, she is responsible for assisting small businesses in the areas of bonding, business counseling, marketing, and capacity building.
Gabriela received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Illinois in Chicago. While there, she became the Fundraising Executive Co-Chair of the American Marketing Association. Gabriela is currently a member of the WTS International Chicago Chapter, and Young Professionals in Transportation.
Brandi Bridges has loved science since she was young. She incorporates her love of science into her professional career as a consultant in manufacturing and operations. In her spare time, she loves to travel to new places with her husband and explore Chicago's food scene.