Meet the Team
CEO and Executive Director of the Colorado Institute for Social Impact (CI4SI) and Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, Jonathan is a Colorado Springs native. Jonathan is a recognized Leader in Colorado by the Beanstalk Foundation, and a 2016 Rising Star Award recipient by the Colorado Springs Business Journal. Jonathan is currently building the Colorado Institute for Social Impact which is an education-based social enterprise created to enhance and organize the emerging 4th Sector of the economy. CI4SI believes that Social Impact can evolve capitalism and that Social Impact businesses can inspire other businesses to strive for a higher purpose and bring elegant solutions to social problems.
As a social entrepreneur, Jonathan has spent the last 17 years utilizing business to serve the Colorado community. Previously, he served as Vice President of AspenPointe Enterprises, where he spent 14 years building a stronger community through social enterprise, solving prevalent social issues, and serving disadvantaged populations. Jonathan is one of the co-creators of the Peer Navigator Model, an innovative peer support model for the military that was presented to the White House Joining Forces Team and has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine.
Jonathan is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and currently serves on the following community boards: Colorado Nonprofit Association, Colorado Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance (past Chair), Pikes Peak Workforce Investment Board, Junior Achievement Board, The Resource Exchange Board, Vice Chair of Silver Key Social Enterprises, Pikes Peak Community College Business Advisory Committee, Innovations in Aging Collaborative Board and the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center Advisory Board. Jonathan has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado Health and Sciences Center.
Stacey Burns is thrilled to be a Native of Colorado, living in various regions of the state all of her life, but has spent a majority of her career in Colorado Springs. She has been a strong advocate for Social Impact Businesses, veterans’ transition programs, as well as healing through the arts. She started the Spotlight on Hope event to increase behavioral health awareness and was one of the creators of the Military Creative Expressions program in conjunction with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Stacey’s absolute favorite part of any opportunity is to develop mutually beneficial partnerships and to help people find their potential.
Stacey is currently the Vice President of Business Innovation at Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Institute for Social Impact (CI4SI). The Colorado Institute for Social Impact seeks to educate organizations on the power of the emerging Fourth Sector of the economy using entrepreneurial strategies to solve social issues in our community.
Stacey is currently working to increase the understanding and measurement of Social Return on Investment (SROI) through CI4SI, a process she has been developing since 2009. Prior to that she spent over 12 years at AspenPointe helping people realize opportunity through Social Enterprise and other programs.
Stacey was chosen in 2015 to become a Beanstalk Foundation Leader and is a member of the El Paso County Community Services Block Grant Advisory Board. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English from CU-Boulder and a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from CU-Denver Health Sciences. Stacey loves reading, movies, water skiing, and most of all spending time with her daughter.
Gina Sacripanti is the Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Institute for Social Impact. As the builder of marketing, communications and events that serve to promote both organizations’ vision, she is dedicated to innovative ideas and storytelling that drive greater community engagement and involvement among business communities.
Gina has over 20 years of experience in the not for profit financial services and media industries leading events, community outreach, sponsorships, media relations, marketing, and internal and external communications. Prior to her current role, Gina was a marketing consultant for a national credit union whose membership comprised of employees of The White House, FDIC, Fannie Mae, and National Science Foundation and was responsible for building a marketing department and financial literacy programs. Gina also served as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for The Washington Examiner, the second largest news media organization in the DC-metro area. In this position, Gina was responsible for increasing brand equity and creating sponsorships and promotions of DC’s signature events, including The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Marine Corps Marathon, National Memorial Day Parade and pro-teams Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins, and Washington Capitals.
Gina did her undergraduate studies in marketing at Villanova University and has a MBA from George Washington University. She currently serves on the Development Committee of Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, Marketing Chair of the Pikes Peak Region Small Business Week, and is a member of Half the Sky Giving Circle. Gina also served as the Vice Chair of the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative.
Nicola Roark is the Vice President of Development and Operations for the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Institute for Social Impact. Nicola has over 20 years of professional Operations and Marketing experience and has had the opportunity to help shape the cultural development of businesses of various sizes by organizing people, process and programs to drive strategic initiatives. Nicola builds strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders by contributing to the ideation, problem solving and project delivery process.
Nicola has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of North Wales in Great Britain and Master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. In addition to being an alumna of UCCS, Nicola is also the co-chair of the UCCS College of Business Alumni Outreach Committee and a member of the College of Business Alumni Leadership Team. Nicola also volunteers for DECA, an international association preparing leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and other business areas.
Originally from Manchester, England, Nicola has lived in Colorado Springs since 1995 and is proud to call it home. Nicola is especially excited about the possibilities and potential afforded to Colorado Springs and its community in driving the evolution of business by organizing and providing education about Social Impact and the Fourth Sector.
Micki Cockrille is the Digital Marketing and Events Specialist for Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Institute for Social Impact. Born in New Jersey, but raised in Woodland Park, Colorado, Micki has lived in the Pikes Peak Region for over 20 years. After moving to Colorado Springs in high school, Micki recognized that Colorado Springs was more than just a front range city in the shadow of Denver: Colorado Springs is an up and coming leader in business, social enterprise, culture, and more.
After obtaining a B.S. in Business emphasizing in Human Resources Management and a minor Marketing at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Micki finished up an internship with the Pikes Peak Small Business Development center where he fell in love with the business community in Colorado Springs. Micki has since spent his time expanding the Colorado Springs ecosystem volunteering through 1 Million Cups and Peak Startup, and now sits on the Board of Directors for local nonprofit REACH Pikes Peak.
Micki found great vitality with the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Institute for Social Impact where he loves engaging with people through marketing and events and helping the local social impact economy thrive. In his free time, Micki embraces the best spice in life – variety - and loves exploring the Colorado outdoors, playing guitar and
singing, gaming, and spending quality time with friends and family.
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