V I V A L E A P
Megan Haas is a long time founder and strategist, committed to bringing purposeful, healthy community culture into mainstream business frameworks, and building creative, rational, solutions to fill the gaps in our societal systems. She is known for her unique blend of imagination, persistence, and innovation.
Kinnected/Big Picture Initiative 2021- Present
Kinnected.org and Big Picture Learning are working together towards anchoring a multi-school international pilot aimed at demonstrating a viable social health-based approach to counter ominous trends in global human wellness for students. This initiative reimagines school as allies, and social media as social health, providing tools for teaching youth and young adults healthy and affirming ways to connect with each other and the world, leading to vibrant relationships that support the growth and development of a more compassionate and graceful society.
Madrona Village School - Founder and Exec Director, 2020 - Present
Madrona Village School is a unique, non-profit, one-room schoolhouse, built and conceived in 2020 in order to offer what was missing at the time - in-person healthy socialization, emotional wellbeing, and ongoing love of learning. Now going into it's 4th year, MVS is focused on core academics, community service and Spanish language and culture, MVS is a multi-age, independent school, geared towards an ever-evolving world.
Kinnected– Founder, 2017 – Present
Kinnected is a free, global, social-health sanctuary that supports community resilience through building stable, purposeful, peer to peer connection to counter loneliness, isolation, and promote the better health of human behavior. Kinnected can flexibly anchor and support clinical, policy-based, and educational health systems. Kinnected was conceived with the forethought that health technologies must be developed to adapt to us, socially and emotionally, in the spirit of trust and social excellence.
Business Coach - Northeastern University 2022 - Present
Coach, business mentor, and sponsor for graduate school students at Northeastern University. Committed to designing challenging and engaging projects that guide students through the creation of materials for their Capstone projects.
Vivaleap – Owner, 2007-2017 - Consulting for community-oriented start-ups.
The Utilikilts Company. - Co-founder, 2000-2007
As co-founder of the Utilkilts Co, Megan helped develop the business from the visionary phase into a global enterprise, creating bold initiatives that powered and formed a unique culture and customer community. By building innovative community outreach tools, and inviting customers to participate in the company's mission, Megan helped company, customers and the product to grow and thrive interdependently.
Educare Press – Co-partner, 1996 – 2000
As co-partner, Megan supported Educare's mission to give an unrestrained and agile voice to independent literature; emphasizing unknown authors in geography, education, and the arts.
The Front Porch School – Co-Founder, 1993-1995
As co-founder of The Front Porch School, Megan conceived and implemented a successful academic foundational program to bridge the gap between socialization and education for 11-13 year old, rural home-schooled girls, in Asheville, NC, providing them with a passion for learning, along with an understanding of friendship and collaboration.
2004 - The Seattle Mayor’s Small business of the year award
2004 - Better Business Bureau’s, innovative Business Practices of the year award.
Presenter: Interdependence Day, Mexico City, 2007
The three-day forum convened annually to correspond with the 9/11 anniversary, focusing on "creating positive interdependence" through trans-national work to find political, social and business solutions to crime, war, financial crises, environmental hazards and public health concerns.
Presenter: Politico Annual Health Summit, Amsterdam, 2019
Politico's annual health care event gathers industry leaders, policymakers, regulators, providers, payers and patient representatives to discuss what it takes to make innovation affordable and medicine safe and accessible.
Video: Amsterdam, 2019
How does Kinnected work? 2022
Rebooting the Health of Humanity
Building a New Culture of Health
Breaking Out of the Age of Intolerance
The Adventures of the Wizard Aquarius and other stories
Peredur Centre for the Arts. West Sussex, UK
Earlham college. Richmond, IN
Green Meadow Waldorf School. Spring Valley, NY