Meet our Unlocking ₵hange Judges

These five leaders will be evaluating the finalists and selecting the four Champions of Financial Wellbeing.


Heidi DuBois, Global Head of Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility at BNY Mellon  
Heidiis the Global Head of Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). She is responsible for sustaining and expanding BNY Mellon’s leading reputation in CSR by advancing a deep understanding of the quickly evolving CSR field (encompassing social finance) and building and strengthening firm performance and reputation.   



Konstanze Frischen, Leadership Group Member at Ashoka 
Konstanze leads Ashoka in North America and is a member of the Global Leadership Group. She founded Ashoka in her native Germany in 2003, convinced that social entrepreneurship was needed in Western Europe. She also co-founded the Globalizer, an initiative re-defining what we mean by scale.  



Wendy  De La Rosa, Co-Founder at Common Cents Lab 
Wendy is the co-founder and head of research for Common Cents lab, a research center focused on helping low and middle income households make better financial decisions using social science. In the past, she was Irrational Lab’s Lead Behavioral Strategist, where she focused on helping start Google's behavioral economics unit.  



Chris Whatley, Executive Director at United Nations Association - USA  
Chris is the Executive Director for the United Nations Association in America. He leads UNA-USA's nationwide membership, educational, and human rights programs, at the heart of the movement of Americans who support the important work of the United Nations.  



Hamse Warfa, Co-founder at BanQu 
Hamse is the co-founder and Executive Vice President of BanQu, an MIT Innovation award winner, blockchain powered software company working to eradicate extreme poverty by connecting the unbanked to the global economy through a secure, portable digital economic identity platform that allows economically marginalized people to access markets and financing opportunities.