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YOUR COMMUNITY IS YOUR BUSINESS
Megan Haas is a long-time strategist and founder who builds creative, rational solutions to mend the gaps in our societal systems. As a collaborative leader and a skilled facilitator, Megan brings meaningful contribution, curiosity, and accountability to her life and work. Her passion is grafting healthy community culture into mainstream business frameworks.
Madrona Village School - Co-founder and Exec Director, 2020 -
As co-founder of Madrona Village School, Megan has helped to envision and build a unique, non-profit, one-room schoolhouse, 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 –
Kinnected is a free, global, social-health sanctuary that supports community resilience through building stable, purposeful, peer to peer connection. Kinnected’s values-led platform works to flexibly anchor and support clinical, policy-based, and cultural 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.
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/Changemaker: 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
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