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Chrissy Garton


Chrissy GartonChrissy Garton is the Director of Social Innovation at Rollins College. Under her leadership, the Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Initiative has been launched and named a campus-wide institutional priority. In her role, Chrissy works closely with faculty, administrators and students to ensure that a Rollins education prepares students to approach society’s big challenges through the lens of innovation and sustainability. In 2012 Rollins was recognized for its leadership and commitment to the field with the designation as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus.

Chrissy leads the department in its belief that the dexterity of successful "changemaking" is critical within every industry and sector; that social innovation should not fall within one department or discipline, but rather integrate into the fabric of an interdisciplinary and experiential education. Carefully including diverse perspectives and tools from the arts, sciences, business, public and nonprofit arenas will best position us as effective agents of social change.

The power of collaboration, interdependence and intersectionality is prevalent throughout Chrissy's career, having served in strategic planning and communications capacities within the public, private, nonprofit and higher education sectors. In the community, Chrissy serves on the Board of Directors for the Mayor Bill Frederick Leadership Initiative, the League of Women Voters Orange County and is a charter member of the Central Florida Partnership’s Young Professional Advisory Council. She is a graduate of Leadership Orlando Class 77 and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Chrissy earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Rollins College. She is most impassioned by issues of civic responsibility, engagement and education, community vitalization, economic development and social entrepreneurship. She currently resides in beautiful Orlando, Florida with her husband, Craig and daughter, Brynn.

Email Chrissy Garton.  Office telephone number 407-646-2808.

Patricia Hughes
Administration Coordinator& Bookkeeper

Patty HughesPatty Hughes is the administrator coordinator and bookkeeper for the SESi office. It it her job to coordinate all events and programs that go through the office as well as manage finances. Patty is a Holt graduate with a degree in psychology. She loves the busy nature of the SESi office and says it keeps her feeling like she's in college again.

Email Patty Hughes. Office number 407-646-2818

Stacy Daniels
Graduate Assistant  

Stacy DanielsStacy Daniels is a graduate assistant for the SESi department. She is currently a first year student in the Early Advantage MBA program at the Crummer Graduate School of Business.  Stacy comes to us with 5 years of marketing and social media experience as well as a strong passion for social causes. Along with her responsibilities as a student and administrative assistant, Stacy is involved in many of the social and business focused student organization on campus including Net Impact, the Rollins Microfinance Fund and Rollins CEO. 

Fun Fact; Stacy had a job while in high school playing the Easter bunny.

Email Stacy Daniels. Office number 407-646-2818

Sanjay B. Rana
Student Coordinator 

Sanjay RanaSanjay Rana is a Rollins College senior with an economic major. As student coordinator for events and marketing at the SESi office, Sanjay organizes speaker panels, on-site visits, competitions, and everything else not part of the SESi speaker series. He also believes his role is to educate other Rollins students on social entrepreneurship and sustainable business. He has been to both Costa Rica and Lima with the Social Entrepreneurship Corps and his proudest moment is helping improvised women in a small village to gain economic independence by selling solar lamps, glasses and water filters.

Favorite Quote: “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein

Email Sanjay Rana. Office number 407-646-2818

Ronald Scott Novak
Student Coordinator

Scott NovakScott Novak is a sophomore at Rollins College studying international relations and philosophy. He works as a Student Coordinator at SESi and is responsible for promoting international social entrepreneurship opportunities for students. Over this past summer, he spent two months living in a rural village in Ghana developing socially innovative businesses, an experience that has changed his life for the better.

Besides his work with SESi, Scott is also President of Spectrum, Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief of The Independent, and an avid reader of The New Yorker. 

Email Scott Novak. Office number 407-646-2818

Susanne Richetti
Student Innovation Coordinator

Susie RichettiSusie Richetti is a senior at the Hamilton Holt School. She is majoring in Organizational Behavior Psychology with a concentration in Social Innovation. Susie began in the SESi office last May, and is now the Student Innovation Coordinator. Her role focuses on student internships, working with our partners in the Rollins, Orlando and World Wide communities and creating new opportunities for co-eduation partnerships. 

She says, "I love out-of-the-box ideas and facilitating groups. I'm also a Doula."

Email Susie Richetti. Office number 407-646-2818

Tori Linder
Student Coordinator

Tori LinderTori Linder is a Political Science & Sustainable Development senior. In her role as student coordinator for the SESi speaker series, Tori identified and schedules high impact professionals to come to campus, including gsocial entrepreneurs, luminaries, and Ashoka fellows. Tori has studied abroad in five countries. Her latest adventure was in small village in Rwanda as part of ThinkImpact Institute.

Her personal quote is "People are people everywhere."

Email Tori Linder. Office number 407-646-2818

Silvana Mass
Student Coordinator

Silvana MassSilvana Mass is a Rollins College senior. With a major in music and minor in internal business, she sees how seemingly different areas of life can be interconnected. As student coordinator, Silvana manages a variety of projects to advance the presence of the SESi office to the students on campus. 

Favorite quote: "Once every single person realizes their own unique ability, the human race will be connected and omnipotent."

Email Silvana Mass. Office number 407-646-2818


Thank you to the incredible work of Rollins' SESi Changeteam!

The SESi change team is more than a group who wants to educate for social change – it is living social innovation. The authentic collaboration of this team unites the traditional liberal arts College of Arts & Sciences and College of Professional Studies with the Crummer Graduate School of Business. Faculty across academic disciplines align with co-curricular leaders in international programs, community engagement, multicultural affairs and specialized centers of excellence in advanced entrepreneurship and philanthropy and nonprofit leadership. The dynamic strength and diversity of expertise joined around one table has enabled SESi to develop with high quality and integrity. The team feels strongly that interdisciplinarity is pivotal if we truly want to educate for “everyone a changemaker.”

Changemaker Team

Barry Allen, Ph.D.
Faculty, Environmental Studies

Giselda Beaudin
Office of International Programs

Dan Chong, Ph.D.
Faculty, Political Science

Cari Coats
Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship

Mary Conway Dato-on, Ph.D.
Faculty, Crummer Graduate School of Business

Michael Gunter, Ph.D.
Faculty, International Relations

Lee Lines, Ph.D.
Faculty, Environmental Studies

Margaret Linnane
Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center

Cecilia McInnis-Bowers
Faculty, International Business

Micki Meyer
Office of Community Engagement

Stephanie Dang Murphy
Haddock Family Foundation

Marc Sardy, Ph.D.
Faculty, International Business

Joe Siry, Ph.D.
Faculty, Environmental Studies

Eric Smaw, Ph.D.
Faculty, Philosophy

Michelle, Stecker, Ph.D., J.D., M.Div.
Faculty, History

Tonia Warnecke, Ph.D.
Faculty, Economics

Keith Whittingham, Ph.D.
Faculty, Crummer Graduate School of Business

"How might we integrate social entrepreneurship and sustainability in a way that will allow 'changemaking' to become a valuable part of every Rollins students’ educational journey?" 

Chrissy Garton, Director of Social Innovation

Warren Administration Building
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Tel: 407-646-2818