AIM2Flourish Story Stewards

The AIM2Flourish Story Stewards are a passionate, committed group of people globally who are helping to raise awareness about Business as an Agent of World Benefit. They provide an essential review of all stories before publication, to ensure that the stories meet AIM2Flourish’s publishing criteria. We are so grateful for this volunteer community, who among them include a former member of The New York Times Editorial Board, Emmy-winning journalists, a First Amendment attorney, business executives, and a 21-year senior producer for the PBS News Hour.

AIM2Flourish Story Stewards volunteer 1-2 hours a week to review stories online. To learn more or to join the Story Stewards team, please contact Whitney Kear at Whitney@AIM2Flourish.com.

Whitney Kear

Whitney Kear

AIM2Flourish Story Stewards Coordinator. Member of the AIM2Flourish Core Team.


Stephanie Carmel

Stephanie Carmel

Stephanie is an experienced, eagle-eyed editor, who understands and fosters the relationship between writer and editor. She can explain the different uses of hyphens, en dashes, and em dashes… although it's not a very popular topic of conversation at parties.

Maura Casey

Maura Casey

Maura is a journalist and editor with 33 years of experience working for four newspapers, including the editorial page of The New York Times.

George Dionne

George Dionne

George grew up in grew up in Acton, MA and since 1970 has lived and worked in Puebla, Mexico. Once he discovered and began to use the Appreciative Inquiry approach, it became an integral part of his work as an organization development consultant. For George, AIM2Flourish is an opportunity to showcase businesses contributing to the challenges the world faces as expressed in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. George is an AIM2Flourish Professor Ambassador who supports our Spanish-speaking professors globally and professors in Mexico, translates Professor Resources, and also runs our monthly Professor Workshop calls.

Andrea Fleischer

Andrea Fleischer

Andrea is an award-winning video producer/writer and former on-air reporter with more than 25 years’ experience in broadcasting. She also creates projects for non-profits and has worked as a media coach and consultant. Andrea's work has aired nationally on ABC News 20/20 and World News Tonight, in addition to PBS, NBC, CBS, CNBC, OWN, and Investigation Discovery.

Rose Folsom

Rose Folsom

Rose is a writer, editor, calligrapher (RoseFolsom.com), collector of cool license plates and founder of VirtueConnection.com. She is also Executive Secretariat for the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Kathleen Forrest

Kathleen Forrest

Kathleen graduated from Weatherhead School of Management with a Masters in Organization Development and Analysis. She learned Appreciative Inquiry directly from Dr. David Cooperrider while working in Engineering at General Motors. In her new business she continues to focus on growth and thriving for both the individual and the organization. She’s integrated eastern and western approaches to personal and organizational growth and development.

Valerie Hyman

Valerie Hyman

Valerie strengthens democracy through journalism training, coaching, and executive consultation. Among her accomplishments, she is the founding director of the broadcast journalist program at The Poynter Institute.

Katelyn Lyster

Katelyn Lyster

Katelyn is passionate about storytelling as a medium to engage people on complex issues. She is personally interested in the intersection of water, energy and urban systems. She currently lives and travels often from her home in San Francisco.

Kevon Paynter

Kevon Paynter

Kevon is interested in community building as a journalist. He enjoys writing stories and producing videos intended to inform and inspire. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in journalism at Georgetown University.

Patricia Raber

Patricia Raber

Patricia has been a magazine writer and editor as well as an award winning consumer investigative television producer. She has also done documentary work, is involved in philanthropic giving circles and does pet therapy, visiting assisted living and Alzheimer units with Ozzy, her Shihpoo.

Florence Snyder

Florence Snyder

Florence is a corporate and First Amendment lawyer.

Jim Trengrove

Jim Trengrove

Jim brings to AIM2Flourish a diverse and successful 40 year career in broadcast journalism and corporate communications. Following stints as a local news producer in Chicago and Washington DC, Jim spent 21 years as Senior Producer for Politics for the PBS NewsHour where he received honors and awards for his writing and producing. More recently, Jim served as Senior Director of Communications for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) developing corporate strategies and messaging.

Argerie Vasilakes

Argerie Vasilakes

Argerie creates value with communities that are up to big things. Her work is to bring about flourishing enterprises through the connectedness of community members to each other, to each one's own life calling and to impossible-to-ignore shared visions. Argerie is the Fellow in Organization Development at GOJO and leads several OD communities of practice focusing on sustainability, innovation and organizational thriving.