Jason Bernhardt-Lanier

Ashoka Staff
Senior Change Leader & Managing Director, Executives in Residence Partnerships

Currently Jason leads Ashoka's Executives in Residence Partnerships worldwide. Previously, Jason led Ashoka's Global People Talent and Architects Initiatives, Ashoka's Learning, Integration & Change on the Integrated Technology Initiatives team, and as Director of Operations for Ashoka's Youth Venture Initiatives. Jason is an Executive Integral Coach, and holds an MS in Positive Organization Development from Case Western, and graduated from Duke University's International Honors Program for Engineers. Earlier Jason opened a transitional home for street youth with his wife, Caroline, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Next, Jason joined an Ashoka Fellow at Samaritan Inns, offering recovery to people homeless because of addictions. Jason enjoys co-raising four burgeoning changemakers – Thomas, Nicholas, Alexia and Celine. Jason also contributes to the Mankindproject.org and Illuman.org to foster male development and co-leads Imago couples workshops with his wife.