The Team

Elaine Wood

Elaine Wood

Chairman of the Board and Founder

Responsibilities include team management, strategist, program management and grant management, and research director.

Elaine is a highly respected, multi-million-dollar Realtor. Her success spans over 17 years with Remax, Ebby Haliday and The Michael Group. Before Real Estate, Elaine held her insurance license for 33 years and built a multi-million-dollar business under National Health Insurance Co. Her focus on sales and marketing helped form a team of more than 3,000 agents nationwide. Her passion to serve and change lives is evident in her involvement with national, charitable foundations. She served on the Executive Board of Directors for Pro-Players Foundation for six years and as a presidential advisor for more than 14 with the USA+ Foundation.

Lisa Santulli

Lisa Santulli

Executive Director and Founding Member

Responsibilities include oversee administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.

Lisa is a results-driven professional, with a 25-year career leading sales and business operations for high-growth organizations. She has extensive expertise in business development, strategic planning and channel management. She has had repeated success guiding cross-functional teams in driving record-setting revenue, forging solid relationships with strategic partners and simplifying processes. Her experience includes building global endeavors in telecommunications with Teledex, Inc. and a proprietary network marketing company serving over 16 countries and 40,000 associates. Lisa has resided in Dallas, Texas for the past 10 years, where she has been operating a thriving, residential design and construction company for high-profile individuals.

Dipanjan De

Dipanjan De

Chief Operating Officer and Founding Member

Responsibilities include oversee all operational and administrative functions, finance, business development, strategic growth, etc.

Dipanjan is a seasoned corporate professional, entrepreneur, and a market driven, technology inclined individual. He has spent over 15 years providing business value to Fortune 500 companies with solid experience in product development and marketing, channel development, corporate strategy and account management. He spent the last 4 years working in the vibrant start-up eco-system helping start-ups with product and marketing strategies, contracts, deal structuring, financial analysis, market research, etc. From Wall Street to Cannabis, and from wealth management to solid waste management, Dipanjan is best known for having an ability to transform ideas into executable plans and drive innovation across diverse industries. Dipanjan has an MBA in Finance and Marketing and MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas.

Debra Herr

Debra Herr

Chief Marketing Officer and Founding Member

Responsibilities include communications, fundraising/donor relations, and marketing and consumer awareness.

Debra has 20 years of sales and marketing experience. Debra founded a Professional Cholesterol Screening Co, and successfully expanded her testing products to 1300 Walmart retail centers. Later she became a National Director of Sales for EMSI and developed programs for wellness & health testing nationwide utilizing teams of several hundred employees and locations. Her clients included Walgreens and Johnson & Johnson. She has been an advocate and active patron of charitable organizations, involved in fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, St. Ursula Villa, Junior League of Cincinnati, New Britain Museum of Modern Art, Reach Foundation (Make -A-Wish, St. Jude), Grace Academy, American Heart Association’s Relay for Life and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She has run many successful fundraisers. She resides in Connecticut.

>Adam Villanueva

Adam Villanueva

Legal Counsel

Adam provides strategic legal guidance and counsel, protecting the Company’s intellectual property, business interests, patents, and trademarks. He has successfully negotiated business agreements in licensing, trademark co-existence, intellectual property and various settlement agreements with companies such as SALT LIFE, UNDER ARMOUR, The United States Olympic Committee (USOC), Blue Cross of America, The National Football Players Association, Queen Latifah, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and other international corporations. In his free-time, Adam likes to write short stories, poetry and has recently started a horror novel.

J.D. Texas A&M School of Law – 2012
B.A. University of Texas at Austin – 2009
“Best Lawyers in Dallas,” Intellectual Property, D Magazine 2016 and 2017
“Best Attorneys Under 40,” Intellectual Property, D Magazine 2019