The members of the 2023-2024 Cohort:

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Previous Fellows

  • Paparao Chintalapudi

    Paparao Chintalapudi is a seasoned Transformational Business Leader with four decades in the Global Petchem/Chemical industry. He has a remarkable track record of transforming large businesses across diverse sectors, driving profitable growth, and building high-performance teams with exceptional skills in strategy, business modeling, and talent building.

    Paparao serves as Co-Chair at Social Venture Partners, Hyderabad, and is an Advisory Board member at BVIC (Bala Vikasa International Center), a nonprofit organization promoting result-oriented social enterprises. He also advises social startups, nonprofits, and for-profits for positive impact, and is a regular blogger on philosophical perspectives. Paparao's education includes an Advanced Management Program from HBS, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and a B.S. in Agrisciences.

    Among his colleagues, he is considered a very efficient, energetic, natural, and thoughtful leader whose signature virtues include honesty, integrity, and humanity. He is a nonlinear thinker with the skills to analyze complex business situations.

    Beyond his professional accomplishments, Paparao served as a pro bono mentor for ten social enterprises and NGOs since 2018, where he made significant contributions to enhance the areas of problem-solving, operational strategies, thought leadership, and managerial competencies.

  • Timothy S. Hart, MD

    Tim Hart received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from Georgetown University. After completing his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, he spent four years in the United States Navy stationed at Naval Hospital Guam and Naval Hospital Great Lakes. Dr. Hart then completed a combined Orthopedic and Plastic Surgery Fellowship in Surgery of the Hand at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

    Recently retired from a 25 year surgical practice in Colorado Springs, he is looking forward to returning to his Midwestern roots to be near family and friends and is excited to explore new interests at Notre Dame unrelated to his previous studies in the sciences while also mentoring undergraduates on the pre-med track.

  • David Kirven

    David Kirven is an accomplished product and marketing executive with over 30 years of industry experience. He has held executive leadership roles at Intuit, Citrix, GoDaddy, and Reltio, with a diverse skill set encompassing leadership development, marketing strategy, product management, and brand development. He was most recently CMO at Reltio, and previously SVP and GM at GoDaddy. He was named among the 101 Top B2B Marketing Influencers of 2022.

    Active in his community, David is a board member of Outreach for Nazareth Orphanage, an advisor for the Wyoming Community Foundation, and a former coach of Cathedral High School’s rowing teams.

    David attended the University of San Diego where he earned his undergraduate business degree, as well as his MBA. He and his wife raised their 3 children in Carlsbad, California, and have recently moved to Park City, Utah where they enjoy skiing, hiking, and fly fishing.

  • Andrea Leyland

    Andrea Leyland was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. After receiving her BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester, she returned to the State University of New York at Buffalo to earn her DDS. She was then commissioned as a Lieutenant in the US Navy and stationed at Naval Dental Center Norfolk, VA and Marine Corp Air Station Cherry Point, NC. Her dental journey took her to Philadelphia where she taught at the University of Pennsylvania and was inspired by her students to specialize in pediatric dentistry. Andrea was Chief Resident at Temple, Episcopal Division in the Advanced Education in Pediatric Dental Residency, and she continued teaching and treating the underserved population in Philadelphia.

    Dr. Leyland’s biggest achievement was creating and leading the second pediatric dental residency in Minnesota at Hennepin Healthcare, a Safety Net and Level 1 Trauma Center. Working with learners is her true passion. As an educator she also realizes she is a forever learner.

    Andrea enjoys scuba diving with her husband Chris, and two children Grace (20) and Lucas (18). She also enjoys watching Grace play bass in East Carolina University orchestra concerts and Lucas who swims for the Fighting Irish!

  • Bob Lies

    Bob Lies was raised in suburban Chicago and received a degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Marketing. His early career was focused on manufacturing operations where he served in various technical and leadership roles within plants. Those experiences led him to a second career in supply chain management where he led teams responsible for managing capacity and production for several large CPG organizations, including his last role as VP of Supply Chain Planning at Tyson Foods.

    Bob and his wife, Jill, raised three wonderful daughters, all of whom are entering the working world as engineers, two having attended Notre Dame. After retiring from corporate life, Bob spent the past school year substitute teaching. He loves traveling and outdoor activities including hiking, gardening, and golfing. Bob looks forward to the ILI opportunity and working towards a new and different third career.

  • James A. Longo, MD

    James A. Longo, M.D. has been a practicing cardiologist since 1987 in Syracuse, NY. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

    Jim was born and raised in Syracuse, graduating Summa Cum Laude from LeMoyne College in 1977, and is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1981 from SUNY Upstate Health Science Center, and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honor Society.

    In 1996, Dr. Longo became the founding Medical Director of the LeMoyne College Physician Assistant Program, a position he held until 2017. Dr. Longo has enjoyed teaching both medical students and PA students for over 35 years.

    Jim enjoys hiking and biking, and is the ultimate sports fanatic. His proudest achievements are raising his two daughters and being married to his best friend, Christine, for 42+ years.

  • John P. Morey

    John Morey, a lifelong Boston-area resident, retired in the fall of 2022 following a distinguished career as an executive in banking, institutional investing, and wealth management.

    A graduate of Saint Anselm College, where he played ice hockey, John most recently served as Chief Client Officer at Fiduciary Trust Company. Prior to FTC, he was a Partner with GMO LLC, a global asset manager. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President with Putnam Investments and Managing Director at BankBoston in its Private Client and Corporate Banking groups.

    Today, John lives on Cape Cod and especially enjoys time with his family along with travel, golf, hiking, landscape design, and non-profit board work.

  • Lynn E. Olavarri

    Growing up in the Bay Area of California, Lynn Olavarri followed a unique career path. Earning a teaching credential at California State University, Sacramento, and then finding employment as a school teacher, she enjoyed a year teaching alongside the men and women who had taught her. Later working as a mentor teacher, Lynn was able to encourage and foster future teachers as they began their career.

    After marrying into a family and taking on a new role as a ‘bonus mother’, Lynn stepped into her parents' business. This began a 30+ year career leading a successful small service company of 30-40 employees. She is now happy to transition the company into the enthusiastic and capable hands of a third generation.

    Lynn enjoys painting and encouraging creative activities with her family, friends, and grandchildren. She has always loved physical activity, and has completed 20+ marathons (including eight Boston Marathons), but currently, golf and pickleball are presenting an athletic challenge!

  • Dr. Karambu Ringera

    Born and raised in Meru, Kenya, Dr. Karambu earned her Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication in 2007 from the University of Denver; a Master of Theological Studies (with a Peace and Justice emphasis) from the Iliff School of Theology in Colorado in 2003; a Master's Degree in Media from Kwa Zulu Natal University, South Africa in 1999. She received a Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, in 1997, and a Bachelor of Education degree in 1980, University of Nairobi.

    Dr. Karambu is the founder and president of the Tiriji Foundation, International Peace Initiatives, founder of the Amani Children’s Homes, the New Generation Leaders program, and Tiriji Eco Centre, and co-founder of the Practical Permaculture Institute, Mount Kenya Region. Dr. Karambu is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

    She has used her extensive academic background and international experience working in many countries to design and implement models of effective community engagement, women and youth grassroots organizing programs, collaborative problem-solving models, preemptive and post-conflict reconciliation, and proactive health campaigns. She has built a successful, working model of ‘Amani Homes’ - community homes of peace for orphans and vulnerable children in Meru, Kenya.

    Dr. Karambu is the recipient of many awards for her cutting edge work in innovative and sustainable models of development and peacebuilding, women’s human rights, children’s rights, and global leadership programs around the world. Awards include the 2022 Global Women Peace Ambassador Award and the 2021 ACA Peace Ambassador Award, the 2019 Global Impact Award, and the 2019 Mark Wilhelm Award for Courage of Convictions. She was a 2016 Cordes Social Entrepreneurs Fellow, a 2015-16 Next Generation Leader Fellow of the McCain Institute for International Leadership (USA), she received the 2015 Life Achievement Award and 2015 Master Scholar Award (University of Denver), and the 2012 African Achievers Award (UK).

  • Michael E. Roanhouse

    Mike Roanhouse spent his 40+ year career working on poverty, community development, housing, and homeless issues. After attending Catholic schools in Burlington, Wisconsin, he graduated from the College (now University) of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a BA in History and Political Science in 1968, and from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1971 with a JD.

    After working in a Legal Services Program focusing on housing and community development programs, he attended the University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey (HHH) School of Public Affairs. As part of the HHH program he secured a 6-month internship in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he was offered a permanent position. From 1974 to 1988 he participated in studies on HUD’s major housing, homeless, and community development programs and policies at the direction of the Secretary, Assistant Secretaries, and Congress. In 1989 he helped set up and staff HUD’s Homeless Office, and in 2001 became one of five managers of the Federal Government’s Principal Homeless Program’s planning and funding process.

    In addition to helping manage the annual Continuum of Care Competition and the Emergency Solutions Grant Formula Program, he directed the development of the National Point-in-Time Street and Shelter Homeless Count, Local Homeless Management Information Systems, and the Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress from these two databases. His work on counting the homeless was recognized at his retirement in 2016 by HUD Secretary Castro before the full US Interagency Council on Homelessness.

    Now retired, Mike participates in St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) parish activities, serves as Vice-president of the Baltimore SVDP Council, is a member of the SVDP National Housing Task Force, and is a board member of the Annapolis/Anne Arundel County Continuum of Care Homeless Planning Body. Mike was married to his late wife, Theresa, for 40 years and has three children, two of whom are Notre Dame graduates.

  • John Rudolf

    John attended Spokane's Gonzaga Prep, Notre Dame, and Columbia University, focusing primarily on global affairs and sociology. He has always been an intrepid explorer, hiking and cycling the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa, and has climbed the highest mountains on all 8 continents. His professional career began on Wall Street in an entry level sales job and that competitive environment fit his own adventurous goal-oriented nature, building an investment career as a partner of Oppenheimer & Co., and eventually moving his growing family back to the Pacific Northwest where he founded Summit Capital and Glacier Peak Capital, named for his enthusiastic love of the outdoors.

    Along with his family and investing, John has always been very passionate about engaging in the world and serving others in non-profit activities, coaching, and mentoring, as well as being very active with biking, hiking, tennis/pickleball, skiing, water sports, and golf. He enjoys walking conversations around Notre Dame's famous campus lakes as much as serious mountain climbs. For 20 years he has been an advisor to the Applied Investment Management [AIM] program of Notre Dame's Mendoza School of Business. He has also been a youth sports coach and mentor, and has served and supported many organizations including Andean Health and Development (a ND founded organization that builds hospitals in Ecuador and hosts an annual fundraising bike ride), trustee of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, chair of NY's Pelham Art Center, co-chair of the United Way of Seattle, chair of the advisory board of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art, Founder of the College Baseball Classic, trustee of the Pacific NW Ballet, advisor to the University of Washington's Institute of Prostate Cancer Research, and is involved with the Coeur d'Alene Symphony, Idaho Youth Ranch, Habitat for Humanity, Seattle Prep and Gonzaga Prep High Schools, and Gonzaga University's athletic programs.

    John is blessed with a large, wide-spread family. He splits his time between Idaho, Palm Desert, and Seattle, and soon: South Bend, Indiana! His personal mantra is "Live Life Large and Get Involved," so he is eagerly looking forward to the many academic, cultural, and social opportunities and challenges that being a fellow of the ILI program for a full academic year on the Notre Dame campus is going to bring.

  • Thomas Schliep

    Thomas Michael Schliep, an experienced entrepreneur, and skilled operations strategist, successfully led the operations department of a startup to achieve remarkable sales of $104 million. This exceptional performance caught the industry's attention, resulting in a $231 million acquisition by the Campbell Soup Company.

    After an accomplished 25-year career in the business world, Thomas embarked on a transformative journey towards mission-driven work, focusing on peacebuilding and serving the global good. He further enhanced his expertise through graduate degrees in Theology from Cornerstone University and Northern Seminary, specializing in Migration Theology. He is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Forced Migration from Oxford University's Refugee Studies Center to deepen his interdisciplinary understanding.

    Today, Thomas dedicates his intellectual energy to studying peace and conflict, religion and conflict resolution, nonviolence, and nuclear disarmament. Alongside his passion for humanity, he enjoys life with his wife and his multitude of books and music, and he firmly believes life is too short for bad coffee.

  • Beth Weber

    Beth Weber has been fundamentally shaped by her enduring connection to the U.S. Navy, a journey marked by countless moves and nine years spent living overseas. Her journey began as a “Navy brat,” followed by a 20-year career as a Navy nurse, and continued as a Navy spouse in support of her husband, Tim, during his 33-year naval career. Beth earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Clemson University and a master's degree from the University of Maryland.

    Her most memorable experiences include three deployments on the U.S. Navy hospital ship, USNS COMFORT, where she witnessed the profound impact of healthcare services in support of vulnerable populations. Following her naval career, Beth continued bedside nursing, taught undergraduate nursing students, and led numerous community initiatives. Most recently, she served as the Chairman of Naval Services FamilyLine, one of the oldest military nonprofits, supporting Navy families.

    With a lifelong passion for learning and exploring, Beth enjoys reading, fitness, and volunteering.

  • Renee Werner

    Renee Werner enjoyed a diverse career in HR Consulting and Corporate HR. She worked in a variety of industries and companies - big and small, public and private, regional and global. She held progressive leadership positions in compensation, benefits, and training and development. She is passionate about employee health and wellness, education, and equity.

    Her community involvement includes starting up a non-profit organization with friends, and raising money for organizations by completing endurance events – including several century bike rides, half marathons, a full marathon, and a half Ironman. In her spare time, she enjoys active travel, being in nature, learning new things, and taking on new challenges.

    Renee is a Chicago-area native, but spent a few years on the east coast after grad school. She earned her BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MBA from the University of Notre Dame. She also holds a health coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.